Doug Nykolaishen believes it's impossible to overstate the importance of the Bible as the foundation
of belief and action for all Christians. That's why he cares so deeply about helping
students explore the Bible as fully as possible, so they can understand it as clearly
Doug and his wife, Cora-Fay, enjoy traveling, and their favorite destination is Israel,
where the reality of Biblical events comes alive in a powerful way. They also like
watching movies, especially those that explore contemporary issues. Doug is also an
eager chess player and usually has a couple of email games going with friends, including
former Ouachita students.
Areas of Expertise
Featured Courses Taught:
- Psalms, Wisdom, and Narratives
- Biblical Hebrew
- Biblical Exegesis
- Introduction to Philosophy
- “The Babylonians.” In Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary, edited by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2020.
- “Ezra-Nehemiah.” In Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, by Douglas J. E. Nykolaishen and Andrew J. Schmutzer. "Teach the Text Commentary
Series." Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2018.
- “Ezra 10:3: Solemn Oath? Renewed Covenant? New Covenant?” In Covenant in the Persian Period: From Genesis to Chronicles, edited by Richard J. Bautch and Gary N. Knoppers. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns,
2015, pp. 355-374.
- "The Restoration of Israel by God's Word in Three Episodes from Ezra-Nehemiah." In
Unity and Disunity in Ezra-Nehemiah: Redaction, Rhetoric and Reader, edited by Mark J. Boda and Paul L. Redditt. Hebrew Bible Monographs 17. Sheffield:
Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008, pp. 176-199.
Doug is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical
Literature (SBL), and has presented papers at National, International, and Regional
Meetings of SBL, and the National Meeting of ETS. He has experience in many areas
of ministry, including preaching, Bible teaching, discipleship training, leading small
groups, training small group leaders, pastoral counseling, drama, and public debate
in defense of Christianity. For four years he was the pastor of a church in western
Canada. He has spoken at churches in the U.S., Canada, and Scotland.