Christian Scholars Directory: A-D

by Anna Blanch on June 21, 2010

The Christian Scholars Directory endeavours to include Christian sociologists, historians, economists, literary critics, Scientists and scholars (across a range of disciplines) it seems apparent is a Christian Scholar. The key is that they also have an online presence that is not merely a faculty profile. I am not the self-appointed arbiter of who is or is not Christian, by apparent I mean they say so.  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. This is not exhaustive though it would nice for it to become a valuable resource in linking to scholar-blogs. I’m open to comments and suggestions, especially for additional blogs and sites (send them to goannatree_at_gmail dot com or make a comment).


Paul Adams – Former Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale AZ. Wide array of materials (which the author has used in classes), on bible books, philosophy amd theological issues. His Blog on Biblical Worldview can be found here.

Daniel Akin – President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Materials from Dr. Akin on many theological issues. Akin wrote his PhD on the Soteriology of Bernard of Clairvaux.
Dan Anderson – M.Div Student at Moore Theological College, Sydney. This blog often explores the philisophical, the theological and the whimsical.

Kent C. Anderson – Dean of Northwest Baptist Seminary and the Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) of Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. Blog provides a wide
range of materials on homiletics. Anderson is particularly interested in the intersections between preaching and culture.

Clinton Arnold – Chairman, Department of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA. Dr Arnold’s page has links to several articles, and some materials for new Christians as well as a list of links to Free Electronic Resources for Biblical Studies.


Michael Barber
Barber is Professor of Theology, Scripture and Catholic Thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University, in San Diego, CA. He is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Theology at Fuller in Pasadena, CA. Singing In The Reign is the blog of Michael Barber and Brant Pitre. 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.”

William Barrick – Professor of Old Testament, The Master’s Seminary. His personal website links to many of his articles on Biblical studies and Bible Translation. His blog can be found here.

Richard Bauckham: Biblical scholar and theologian. Retired as Professor of New Testament at University of St Andrews in 2007 but undertaking a busy speaking schedule around the world. He is currently a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a member of the Doctrine Commission of the Church of England. (HT: Matthew Moffit. A Theopedia entry for Bauckham can be found here with replete with multimedia links

Kevin Bauder – President of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Plymouth, Minnesota. Site links to several articles and essays by Dr. Bauder on Biblical Studies.

Jeremy Begbie – Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School. He teaches systematic theology, and specializes in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interests are in the interplay between music and theology. He was also Associate Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews, where he directed “Theology Through the Arts” at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts. This website contains links to some of his articles. You can find a list of his books here.

Calvin Beisner – Associate Professor of historical theology and social ethics at Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and an adjunct fellow of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. He teaches church history, logic, apologetics, comparative religions, ethics, and the history of political thought. His site contains articles exploring the application of the Biblical world view to economics, government, and environmental policy. He is also a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church of America.

David Black – Professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina. His personal site contains a vast amount of information in the forms of essays and columns on a wide range of issues from a Christian perspective, as well as a blog.

James Boyce – Professor of New Testament and Greek, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Class materials including a raft of material on introductory Greek, plus articles on Matthew, Luke, Luther and Romans, and Paul.

Christian Brady – Professor at Penn State in Schreyer Honors College blogs at Targuman about his research on Targum Lamentations, biblical and rabbinic literature, and Christian theology.

Gary Breshears – Professor of Theology, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. Links to a very wide range of papers providing outlines of theological themes including sample docctrinal statements.

Phillip Brown – Assistant Professor of Theology, God’s Bible School and College, Cincinnatti, Ohio. Articles on theology and holiness and a blog from an Arminian perspective.

Denny Burk – Dean of Boyce College and Associate Professor of New Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. A blog on biblical studies, theology and politics.


Con Campbell – Senior lecturer in New Testament and Greek at Moore Theological College, Sydney. He holds a doctorate in Ancient History, and is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney. Con is also one of the authors of Read Better, Preach Better and happens to be a seriously good Jazz saxophonist having recorded a number of albums with a range of musicians, including the legendary jazz trumpeter James Morrison.

Ardel Caneday Professor of New Testament Studies & Biblical Theology, Northwestern College, Saint Paul, Minnesota. This Academic and professional blog, Biblia Theologica, discusses issues pertinent to academics in the field of Biblical studies, scholarly articles, and conversations going on in his field.

Ergun Caner – President of the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School at the Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Provides a selection of articles on Islam and Christianity.

Donald A. (D. A.) Carson – Research professor of the New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. Carson has a B.S. in Chemistry from McGill University, a M.Div. from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and a PhD in New Testament from Cambridge University. A range of multimedia links are provided at his theopedia article.

Richard H. ClarkClassroom technology manager at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Co Founder and Editor in Chief of Christ and Pop Culture.

R. Scott Clark – Associate Professor of Historic and Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary. Excellent materials here from his taught classes.

David Congdon a PhD student in systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary writes this blog The Fire and the Rose. He also blogs at God as the Mystery of Theology , The Ring in the Rock, and Aquinas Institute RCIA.

Thomas Constable – Senior Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary. This site presents Dr. Constable’s Expository notes on the whole Bible.

Paul Copan – Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University. Copan has several articles, mainy on christian philosophical issues, and conversational apologetics.

Mark Coppenger – Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. A couple of older sites with Christian reflections.

Roger Cotton – Professor of Old Testamant at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary , Springfield MO. A half dozen articles, conentrating on the Pentatech and Pentacostal issues

William Lane Craig – Christian Apologist and Research Professor of Theology at Talbot School of Theology. A neo-Molinist views who presents apologetic articles at his site.

James Crossley – Lecturer on Christian origins and early Judaism at the University of Sheffield. Blog on early Christianity. Earliest Christian History posts on early christianity, though lately it has been engaged in observations about the bibliblog blogosphere most often than its stated scope. A recent interview and critique of NT Wrong’s Top 50 biblioblog list is notable.

Daniel Cruver – In a blog titled Eucatastrophe Assistant Professor of Bible, Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania presents articles on “gospel-centerdness.”

Howard Culbertson – Professor of Missions and World Evangelism, Southeren Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma. A significant amount of material on the topic of missions.


James R. Davila – Recent past Head of School and Dean of Divinity and Principal of St Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. A Professor at St Mary’s in Old Testament. The wesbite has links to articles on Early Jewish themes, with an emphasis on the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

Rodney J. Decker – Professor of Greek and New Testament at Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA., Clark Summit, PA. The site has some of Dr. Decker’s materials on the New Testament, as well as a wide range of links on New Testament and Theological issues. His blog NT Resources also provides links to NT Resources. This blog would need to be utilised in conjunction with Deckers New Testament Resources Website and (I suggest) Mark Goodacre’s New Testament Gateway.

William Dembski – A mathematician and philosopher, William A. Dembski is Research Professor in Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. He is also a senior fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle. A site with a articles on intelligent design and associated issues. Dembski also has a Blog titled Uncommon Design.

Stephen G Dempster – Professor of Religious Studies at Atlantic Baptist University, is the author of this blog Biblical Theology which promotes the study and discussion of the history and methodology of biblical theology. Other contributors to the blog include T. Desmond Alexander, Michael F. Bird, and James M. Hamilton Jr.

Gerard Demsteegt – Associate Professor of Church History at Andrews University Theological Seminary, Berrien Springs, Michigan. His articles focus on areas of Adventist theology.

David S. Dockery – President of Union University, and a theologian and cultural commentator. His page has links to many of his articles and addresses.

Keith Drury – Associate Professor of Religion, Indiana Weslyan University, Marion, Indiana. The site has a large number of clumns and entries by Drury on Biblical and Church issues from a Weslyan perspective.
Have I missed someone? 
(of course I did!) Put your additions or suggestions or corrections in the comments section and i’ll chase it up. If you would like to email your suggestions instead (like for a number of people or to advise of changed details please email goannatree at gmail dot com.

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Anna M Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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    @ Matthew: thanks. I've added him. It's amazing how many people you miss or just don't know have an online presence! His site is really good too!

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