Chad Bird

Chad Bird is a Scholar in Residence at 1517. He has served as a pastor, professor, and guest lecturer in Old Testament theology and Hebrew.  He holds master’s degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College.

Chad has contributed articles to Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Modern Reformation, The Federalist, Lutheran Forum and other journals and websites. Chad is the author of several books, including Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul, Your God is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places, Upside-Down Spirituality: the 9 Essential Failures of a Faithful Life, Unveiling Mercy: 365 Daily Devotions Based on Insights from the Old Testament Hebrew, and most recently The Christ Key.

He also co-hosts the popular podcasts: “40 Minutes in the Old Testament“, Hidden Streams” and “A Field Guide to the Bible.”

Chad and his wife Stacy have four children and three grandchildren.  They enjoy life together near San Antonio, Texas.