Christopher Hays

  • President, ScholarLeaders International

  • Formerly Professor of New Testament at the Fundación Universitaria Seminario Bíblico de Colombia in Medellín, Colombia

  • Director of the Faith and Displacement project at the Biblical Seminary of Colombia in Medellín, Colombia


He holds a DPhil in New Testament studies from the University of Oxford. A missionary with the “Theological Education Initiative” of United World Mission, before becoming a missionary scholar, he was a wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Universität Bonn and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow on the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford. In addition, Christopher is a fellow of the Centre for Enterprise, Markets, and Ethics, an Oxford-based think-tank; he is also a research associate of the Department of New Testament at the University of Pretoria. He is author of Luke’s Wealth Ethics (Mohr Siebeck, 2010) and the co-editor of Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism (SPCK/Baker Academic, 2013) and of Sensitivity to Outsiders (Mohr Siebeck, 2014). His research interests include historical criticism, eschatology, and Christian wealth ethics.

Academic biography

Research topics

  1. Responding to the crisis of forced displacement and the armed conflict in Colombia (where I teach theology) as part of the mission of the church and utilizing best practices from the social sciences.
  2. The development of Christian names for God, for the purpose of facilitating Muslim-Christian dialogue.

Contributions to

Virtues / Theology (Preview Response)
Discipline(s): Theology
Theology: Virtues

Created Order / Theology (Preview Response)
Discipline(s): Theology
Theology: Created Order

Flourishing / Theology (Preview Response)
Discipline(s): Theology
Theology: Flourishing

Justice / Theology (Preview Response)
Discipline(s): Theology
Theology: Justice