Christian Scholars Directory: N-Z

by Anna Blanch on August 10, 2009

The Christian Scholars Directory endeavours to include Christian sociologists, historians, economists, literary critics, and other scholars it seems apparent is a Christian Scholar. For what I mean by that look here. You can read the background of the directory in this Introductory Post

which also provides an index to all the posts separated into alphabetical segments. I’m open to comments and suggestions, especially for additional blogs and sites (put them in the comments box or send them to!).


Andy Naselli: Naselli is working on his second PhD (having received a PhD in Theology from Bob Jones University), a Ph.D. in Theological Studies with a concentration in New Testament Exegesis and Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he serves as research assistant to D. A. Carson and administrator of Themelios. Andy Naselli’s blog focuses largely on contemporary texts about theology and Christianity.

David K. Naugle – Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas. The page contains many papers on theological and philosophical issues.

Christopher Neiswonger – a Lawyer who posts on the intersections between the law and public affairs and Christian theology at Law and Theology . Neiswonger is also the author of and is also a blogger on Christian Theology.

Jerome H. Neyrey – Retired Professor of New Testament at University of Notre Dame, Paris, France. Several articles with a focus on the Gospels, and a liturgical commentary on the Gospels.

Alan Noble – Graduate student at Baylor University pursuing his Ph.D. in Modern American Literature. Co-Founder/Editor of Christ and Pop Culture.


Dane Ortlund student at Wheaton College. Ortlund suggests that “This site exists to remind those of us in theological training and church leadership that our doctrinal knowledge of God is meant to fuel, not outgrow, our doxological knowledge of him.” Strawberry-Rhubarb Theology primarily consists of reviews of books Ortlund is reading.


Alan Padgett – Professor of Systemaic Theology, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. A selection of articles on philosophical and theological themes, as well as class outlines and sample essays.

Jon Paulien – Formerly Professor of New Testament, Andrews University Theological Seminary, currently Dean of School of Religion at Loma Linda University.

William Pinson Jr. – Distinguished Visiting Professor at Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas. This growing site covers Baptist Distinctives.

John Piper – Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis. A vast amount of articles and sermons on many Christian themes, including several full books online.

Brant Pitre – Pitre received his Ph.D. from Notre Dame, specializing in New Testament and ancient Judaism. He is the Donum Dei Professor of Word and Sacrament at Our Lady Holy Cross in New Orleans. A clear scholar-blog, Singing in the Reign contains posts on theological and biblical topics, as well as links to scholarly articles and other scholar-blogs and biblio-blogs. This blog is in conversation with Goodacre’s NT Gateway Weblog . Singing in the Reign was also ranked as the #12 biblioblog for the month of January 2009, described by N.T. Wrong as among “one of the big shakers and movers.”

Theodore Plantinga – Professor of Theology at Redemmer University College, Dundas, Canada. Links to several articlrs and many notes on theological and philosophical issues. His website Frictophobia discusses Social Philosophy.

Randall PricePresident for World of the Bible Ministries. He is currently the Executive Director and Distinguished Professor of Judaic Studies at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. Bible Studies with a focus on prophecy.

Alexander Pruss – Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, Texas. An analytic philosopher, Pruss’s blog deals with big issues and their practical application including Christian love and Truth. (HT:



Robert Rakestraw – Professor of Theology, Bethel Seminary. Links to some of his published articles and bibliographies.

Carl Rasmussen – Professor of Biblical Studies at Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota. A site with photos and commentary on Bible lands.

Aaron Rathburn – A Graduate Student at Calvin College, Rathburn’s blog Theology and Culture has increasingly focused on a theology of culture and had become more biblical studies oriented.
John Mark Reynolds – John Mark Reynolds is the founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute, and Associate Professor of Philosophy, at Biola University. Site links to many of his articles.

Ron Rhodes – Adjunct Professor of Theology, Biola University. Christian apologist, with many articles on apologetics.

Sam Rima – Doctor of Ministry and Leadership Enrichment Director, Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Articles and a blog on Christian leadership issues and Christianity and Economics/Society

Martha Robbins – the Joan Marshall Associate Professor of Pastoral Care, has been a member of the Pittsburgh faculty since 1986. articles and poems on spiritual formation etc.

Vernon K. Robbins – Research Professor of New Testament and Comparative Sacred Texts in the Humanities, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. A wide range of materials with an emphasis in socio-rhetorical interpretation.

Bob Royalty – Associate Professor of Religion at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN. A wide range of course materials on New Testament and Second Century Asia Minor, as well as a couple of article.

P B Ryan – Professor of Biblical and Historical-Theological Studies as Baptist Missionary Association Seminary, Jacksonville, Texas. His site contains many articles on theological, historical and Baptist issues.


Ken Schenck – Professor of New Testament, Indiana Weslyan University, Marion, Indiana. This is a blog which has frequent entries on biblical themes, and also current events.
Carissa Turner Smith – teaches writing and American literature at Charleston Southern University and is a regular contributor to Christ and Pop Culture.

Carl “Chip” Stam – Director of the Institute for Christian Worship at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His site has an interesting worship quote for the week with discussion, and a link to his personal home page.

M. C. Steenberg – Professor of Theology, Leeds Trinity and All Saints College, Horsforth, Leeds
United Kingdom. Good amount of class materials, including a lecture series on Christology after Nicea. Many materials and links on Orthodoxy.

Walter Sundberg – Professor of Church History, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. A selection of class material PowerPoint presentations, with a focus on medieval theology.

Scott W. Sunquist – is the W. Don McClure Associate Professor of World Mission and Evangelism, Pittsburgh Theological Seminar. Materials form classes on world history, Evangelism and mission.

Dennis Swanson – Seminary Librarian and Director of Israel Studies, The Master’s Seminary. Links to articles, and also Swanson’s blog.Writes about Religion and Politics, although this site is focused on Narnia and the works of the Inklings as well.


James TaborJames D. Tabor is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is chief editor of the Original Bible Project, a new scholarly translation of the Bible for the year 2012. Dr. Tabor’s site includes The Jewish Roman World of Jesus, with a lot of material on that topic. The Jesus Dynasty accompanies a book by the same name, which is concerned with early Christianity. The blog, TaborBlog has been a Top 50 bibloblog nominee, which is his main focus these days. TaborBlog examines 2nd temple Judaism to early Christianity in the Roman world. However, included at this site is an archive approximately 150 posts from Prof. Tabor’s Blog titled The Jesus Dynasty. “This archive includes Prof. Tabor’s posts on the Talpiot “Jesus” Tomb, as that discussion developed through 2007, as well as many other relevant posts related to the study of Jesus and earliest Christianity.”

Andrew Tatusko of Mount Aloysius College (Th.M (Princeton)), writes about philosophical theology, philosophy of education, and postmodern theory at Notes from Off-Center. Tatusko describes himself as writing on “society and theology from the view of a Christian pragmatist.”Helpfully, he details his scope here.

Justin Taylor Teaches at the Bethlehem Institute, a teaching wing of Bethlehem Baptist Church (pastor John Piper). An excellent blog that comments on issues related to Christian theology and life. Justin Taylor’s blog offers a steady flood of theology, philosophy, politics, and culture links and reviews. This blog is a valuable current news and affairs research tool for bloggers and readers alike. Taylor obviously spends significant time hunting around for interesting interviews, tidbits, and keeps abreast of the real world marking anniversaries, deaths, and happenings in the real world and the blogosphere.

Gary Thomas – Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. The site contains information about Thomas’s books, and also some articles on the issue of spiritual life and formation.



Peter Vogt – Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. A handful of articles and bibliographies on Old Testament themes.


Rick Walston – President, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, Buckley, WA. A bio and publications, with over a hundred coffee talks on various cultural, theologiocal, social and grammer issues.

Henry Wansbrough – Emeritus Professor University of Oxford, England and Dominican Priest. Introduction to the Gospels, Genesis, the Psalms, and booklets on Paul and Holiness in the New Testament.

James White – Faculty Mentor, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, Buckley, WA. Dr White has a wide range of articles on issues concerning cults, other religions, and theology, as well as a blog.
Donald S. Whitney – Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Articles, sample books chapters and class materials covering aspects of Christian spirituality.

Dallas Willard – Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. A selection of Dr Willard’s articles on theological and philosophical issues, as well as selected audio presntations.

Tyler Williams – Chair of the Religion & Theology Department and Assistant Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Taylor University College in Edmonton, Alberta. Dr Williams is the organizer of the Blog Carnival.

Douglas Wilson – Senior Fellow, New St Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho blogs on wide range of theological issues.

Kevin A. Wilson: Feelance scholar and Lecturer Wilson’s site Blue Cord offers an academic study of the Bible. Wilson describes his work:

Blue Cord is a blog dedicated to the academic study of the Bible, particularly the Old Testament. Despite this, I also feel free to discuss any other topic of interest to me, which is why baseball, politics, and Star Trek are often mentioned.

Ben Witherington – Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. A blog that contains commentary on some biblical issues as well as current affairs.

Ralph Wood – Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Dr. Wood’s site contains articles on writers such as Tolkein, C. S. Lewis, P. D. James, Flannery O’Connor and G. K. Chesterton.




Ravi Zacharias – Visiting Professor at Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and a highly respected Christian apologist. His ministry website contains a wealth of apologetic material.

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