Christian Scholars Directory: Q-T

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

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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

Mark D. Roberts – Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence for Laity Lodge, is an advisor and frequent contributor to TheHighCalling.org. A Presbyterian pastor, Mark earned his Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard University. He has written six books, including No Holds Barred: Wrestling with God in Prayer (WaterBrook, 2005). He blogs daily at blog.beliefnet.com/markdroberts.

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.

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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.


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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.

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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