Vern Sheridan Poythress
Professor of New Testament Interpretation
B.S., California Institute of Technology, 1966; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1970; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1974; Th.M., 1974; M.Litt., University of Cambridge, 1977; D.Th., University of Stellenbosch, 1981; Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Fresno State College, 1970–1971; Teaching Staff, Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977; Editor, Westminster Theological Journal, 2005– ; Westminster, 1976– .
Author: Philosophy, Science and the Sovereignty of God; Symphonic Theology: The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology; Understanding Dispensationalists; Science and Hermeneutics: Implications of Scientific Method for Biblical Interpretation; The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses; God-Centered Biblical Interpretation; The Returning King: A Guide to the Book of Revelation; The Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy: Muting the Masculinity of God’s Words (co-author); The TNIV and the Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy (co-author); Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach; In the Beginning Was the Word: Language--A God-Centered Approach; What Are Spiritual Gifts?; Redeeming Sociology: A God-Centered Approach; Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible; and Inerrancy and the Gospels: A God-centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization.
Contributor: The Foundations of Christian Scholarship; Hermeneutics, Inerrancy, and the Bible; The New Testament Student and His Field; Inerrancy and Hermeneutic: A Tradition, A Challenge, A Debate; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood; New Geneva Study Bible; Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible; The Practical Calvinist; Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church; ESV Study Bible.
Representative Articles: “The Use of the Intersentence Conjunctions De, Oun, Kai, and Asyndeton in the Gospel of John,” Novum Testamentum, 1984; “Reforming Ontology and Logic in the Light of the Trinity: An Application of Van Til’s Idea of Analogy,” Westminster Theological Journal 57, 1995; "Modern Gifts as Analogous to Apostolic Gifts," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 29/1 (1996); “Why Scientists Must Believe in God: Divine Attributes of Scientific Law,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 46/1, 2003; "The Presence of God Qualifying Our Notions of Grammatical-Historical Interpretation," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50/1 (2007).
Professor of Apologetics
B.A., Harvard University, 1966; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1969; Dr. Théol., Université de Genève, 1993; Home missionary of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania, 1969–1970; Faculty, Brunswick School, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1970–1978; Professor of Apologetics, Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1979–1989; Westminster, 1989– .
Author: In Spirit and In Truth: Ten Bible Studies on Worship; Taking Note of Music; Sur le rock; Bibliographie d’ouvrages apologétique; Reasons of the Heart: Recovering Christian Persuasion; La carte protestante: L’apologétique protestante de langue française de 1815 à 1848; The Face of Truth: Lifting the Veil; Truth in All Its Glory: Commending the Reformed Faith; Les dix commandements; Christian Apologetics Past and Present (co-author).
Contributor: Modern Reformation (editor, Borrowed Capital cultural apologetics column); Une Philosophie du Seuil: Hommage à Jean Brun; Art in Question; À propos du SIDA; Practical Theology and the Ministry of the Church; Révolution et Christianisme; Introduction, The God Who is There (Chinese edition); Finding God at Harvard; A Preserving Grace: Protestants, Catholics, and Natural Law; The Identity of Geneva; Creator, Redeemer, Consummator: A Festschrift for Meredith G. Kline; Dictionnaire Œcuménique de Missiologie: Cent Mots Pour la Mission; The Communion of the Saints: Living in Fellowship with the People of God; C. Van Til 1895-1987 Studi di Teologia; It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God; United in Love: The Communion of the Saints; The Practical Calvinist: An Introduction to the Presbyterian and Reformed Heritage; Le Pasteur Samuel Vincent à l’aurore de la modernité, 1787–1857; Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship; Cornelius Van Til: Christian Apologetics, 2nd ed. (editor); Justified in Christ: God’s Plan for Us in Justification; New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics; Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics; Cornelius Van Til: Introduction to Systematic Theology, 2nd ed. (editor); Faith Comes By Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism; God’s Fiery Challenger for Our Time: Festschrift in honor of Stephen Tong; A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes; Calvin and Culture: Exploring a Worldview.
Representative Articles: “Why Love Can’t Wait: The Lonely Social Ethic of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Mars Hill Review, 2000; “Tricksters and Badmen,” Books and Culture 14/2, March/April 2008; “Shoring up the Fragments: The Poetry of T. S. Eliot,” The Trinity Forum’s Provocations, January 8, 2008; “Work and Rest in God’s Perspective,” Business Ethics Today, 2010.
Douglas James Green
Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology
B.A., Sydney University, Australia, 1975; LL.B., 1978; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1984; M.Div., 1985; M. Phil., Yale University, 1989; Ph.D., 2003; Attorney, Sydney, 1978–1982; Teaching Fellow, Yale University, 1990; Westminster, 1992– .
Author: “I Undertook Great Works”: The Ideology of Domestic Achievements in West Semitic Royal Inscriptions.
Contributor: New Living Translation; A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible; The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery; The Whirlwind: Essays on Job, Hermeneutics and Theology; Keeping God’s Earth: The Global Environment in Biblical Perspective; Eyes to See and Ears to Hear: Essays in Memory of J. Alan Groves; The Lion Has Roared: Theological Themes in the Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament.
Kenneth Scott Oliphint
Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology
B.S., West Texas State University, 1978; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1983; Th.M., 1984; Ph.D., 1994; Pastoral ministry, Texas, 1984–1991; Westminster, 1991– .
Author: God With Us: Divine Condescension and the Attributes of God; Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader, 2 Volumes (co-editor); Things That Cannot Be Shaken (co-author); Reasons For Faith; The Battle Belongs to the Lord: The Power of Scripture For Defending Our Faith; Revelation and Reason; Justified in Christ (ed.); If I Should Die Before I Wake: Help for Those Who Hope for Heaven.
Contributor: Die Idee van Reformasie: Gister en Vandag, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoer Onderwys; The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards; The Practical Calvinist; Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes.
Representative Articles: "Is There a Reformed Objection to Natural Theology?: A Review Article;" "The Irrationality of Unbelief." ; "Most Moved Mediator"; “Bavinck’s Realism, the Logos Principle and Sola Scriptura.” Westminster Theological Journal 72, no. 2 (2010); “Using Reason By Faith.” Westminster Theological Journal 73, no. 1 (2011); "Non Sola Ratione: Three Presbyterians and the Postmodern Mind;" “Epistemology and Christian Belief,” Westminster Theological Journal, Fall 2001; “Something Much Too Plain to Say,” Westminster Theological Journal, Fall 2006.
Carl R. Trueman
Professor of Historical Theology and Church History and Paul Woolley Chair of Church History
M.A., St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, 1988; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, 1991; Tutorial Assistant in Church History, University of Aberdeen, 1991–1993; Lecturer in Theology, University of Nottingham, 1993–1998; Senior Lecturer in Church History, University of Aberdeen, 1998–2001; Editor, Themelios, 1998–2007; Council member, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, 2004– ; Pastor, Cornerstone OPC, 2012–; Westminster, 2001– .
Author: Luther’s Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525–1556; The Claims of Truth: John Owen’s Trinitarian Theology; Reformation: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow; The Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historic and Contemporary Evangelicalism; John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man; Minority Report: Unpopular Essays on Everything from Ancient Christianity to Zen Calvinism; Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History; The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind; Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative; Fools Rush in Where Monkey Freat to Tread; The Creedal Imperative
Contributor: Dictionary of Historical Theology; Dictionary of National Biography (UK); Dictionary of the Theological Interpretation of Scripture; Dictionary of Apologetics; Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart; Evangelicals Now; Covenanter Witness; New Horizons; Reformation 21; A Pathway into the Scriptures; The Bible, Church, and Reformation; Interpreting the Bible; The Reformation World; Reformation and Scholasticism: An Ecumenical Enterprise; The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin; The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology; The Word Became Flesh; Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals; Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology; Protestant Scholasticism: Essays in Reassessment (co-editor); Solid Ground: Twenty-five Years of Evangelical Scholarship (co-editor); The Trustworthiness of God (co-editor); Calvin, Barth, and Reformed Theology (co-editor); New Westminster Dictionary of Church History; Calvin Handbuch; Scholasticism Reformed; Reason, Faith and History; The Trials of Theology; The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon; Calvin's Theology and Its Reception; The Decalogue through the Centuries.
Representative Articles: “John Owen’s Dissertation on Divine Justice: An Exercise in Christocentric Scholasticism,” Calvin Theological Journal 33, 1998; “A Small Step Towards Rationalism: The Impact of the Metaphysics of Tommaso Campanella on the Theology of Richard Baxter,” Protestant Scholasticism, 1999; “Simul peccator et justus: Martin Luther and Justification,” Justification in Perspective, 2006; 'The Reception of Calvin: Historical Considerations,' Church History and Religious Culture 91, 2011.
Peter Alan Lillback
Professor of Historical Theology
B.A., Cedarville College, 1974; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1978; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1985; Professor, Philadelphia Theological Seminary, 1995–1999; President, The Providence Forum, 1999– ; Pastoral ministry, Delaware and Pennsylvania, including Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 1982–2009; Westminster, 1981, 1986– .
Author: The Binding of God: Calvin’s Role in the Development of Covenant Theology; The Practical Calvinist; A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes: Essays and Analysis (Editor); George Washington’s Sacred Fire; Wall of Misconception; Proclaim Liberty; Proclaiming the Word Bible Study Guide.
Contributor: The Future of Theological Education in the Global Era of Church History: Change Without Compromise; Peter Martyr Vermigli and the European Reformations; Pressing Toward the Mark: Essays Commemorating Fifty Years of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church; Justified in Christ.; Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization; Resurrection and Eschatology; God’s Word in Servant-Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck on the Doctrine of Scripture.
Representative Articles: "Calvin's Development of the Covenant of Creation" Westminster Theological Journal, 1981; “A Primer on Presbyterianism,” New Horizons, 1989; “The Continuing Conundrum: Calvin and the Conditionality of the Covenant,” Calvin Theological Journal, 1994; “Pluralism, Postmodernity, and Religious Liberty: The Abiding Necessity of Free Speech and Religious Convictions in the Public Square,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 44:1 Winter 2009; "The Rev. Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.: Libri Sacri Theologicus Magnus Wemonasteriensis", Westminster Theological Journal, 2012.
Alexander (Sandy) Finlayson
Professor of Theological Bibliography
B.A., University of Toronto, 1980; M.L.S., University of Toronto, 1982; M.T.S., Tyndale Seminary, 2002; Public Services Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Libraries, 1982–1991; Library Director, Tyndale College & Seminary, 1991–2002; Westminster 2002– .
Author: Unity and Diversity: The Founders of the Free Church of Scotland. Christian Focus: 2010.
Contributor: Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals; Anchored in the Storm: Faith at Work in the Trials of Life; Studies in Canadian Evangelical Renewal: Essays in Honour of Ian S. Rennie; Justified in Christ: God’s Plan for Us in Justification.
Representative Articles: “Creators For the Creator: A Biblical Reflection on the Christian and the Arts,” The Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland, August/September 1998, “Heidelberg and Westminster: Two Reformed Confessions” New Horizons, 26 no. 1, 2 & 3, January, February, and March, 2005; “Westminster and Wikipedia: The Theological Library in the Twenty First Century,” Westminster Theological Journal, v. 69 n. 2, Fall 2007.
Timothy Zimmerman Witmer
Professor of Practical Theology
B.A., West Chester University, 1975; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1979; D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary, 1998; Associate Pastor, Berith (Springton Lake) Presbyterian Church, 1979–1986; Pastor, Crossroads Community Church, 1986– ; Founder and Director, The Shepherds’ Institute, 1998– ; Westminster, 1997– .
Author: The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church.
Contributor: Globalization and Its Effects on Urban Ministry in the 21st Century; Preparing for Ministry: A Practical Guide to Theological Field Education; Ministry to Seniors.
Representative Articles: “Topositional Preaching,” Leadership, Summer 1996; “Seminary: A Place to Prepare Pastors?” Westminster Theological Journal, Fall 2007.
Gregory K. Beale
Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1971; M.A., 1976; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1976; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1981; Graduate teaching fellowship, Southern Methodist University, 1971, 1974; Adjunct Faculty, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1981; Greek teacher, Gordon College, 1997–1998; Visiting Fellow, St. Edmunds College, 2005, 2007–2008; Guest Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Grove City College, 1980–1982; Assistant Professor, 1983–1984; Assistant Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1984–1986; Associate Professor, 1987-1992; Professor, 1992–2000; Kenneth T. Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies and Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College, 1999–Present; Westminster, 2009– .
Author: The Use of Daniel in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature and the Revelation of St. John; The Book of Revelation; John’s Use of the Old Testament in Revelation; 1-2 Thessalonians; The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God; We Become Like What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry; The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism: Responding to New Challenges to Biblical Authority; A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New; A Handbook on the Use of the Old Testament in the New.
Contributor: Gospel Perspectives 5, the Jesus Tradition Outside the Gospels; Presuppositions of a Religio-Philosophical Dimension of Life; It is Written: Scripture Citing Scripture; Essays in Honor of Barnabas Lindars; Right Doctrine from Wrong Texts? Essays on the Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament (editor); Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments; A Vision for the Church: Studies in Early Christian Ecclesiology in Honour of J.P.M. Sweet; Early Christian Interpretation of the Scriptures of Israel; ‘The Reader Must Understand’: Eschatology in the Bible and Theology; Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect; Creator, Redeemer, Consummator, a Festschrift for Meredith G. Kline; New Dictionary of Biblical Theology; In Heaven on Earth: The Temple in Biblical Theology; Hell Under Fire; Evangelical Christianity and Other Religions; A Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (co-editor); Resurrection and Eschatology: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin.
Representative Articles: “Did Jesus and His Followers Preach the Right Doctrine From the Wrong Texts? An Examination of the Presuppositions of the Apostles’ Exegetical Method,” Themelios 14, 1989; “The Old Testament Background of Rev 3.14,” New Testament Studies 42, 1996; “The Descent of the Eschatological Temple in the Form of the Spirit at Pentecost: Part I,” Tyndale Bulletin 55, 2005.
John Sterling Leonard
Associate Professor of Practical Theology
B.A., Belhaven College, 1977; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary, 1983; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2006; Youth Pastor, Monroeville Presbyterian Church, 1976–1977; Assistant Pastor, Redlands Community Church, 1984–1987; Missionary, Mission to the World and Arab World Ministries, 1988–1998; Visiting Professor of Missions, Reformed Theological Seminary, 1994–1995; Regional Director for Franco-phone Africa, Mission to the World, 1997–1998; Pastor, Cresheim Valley Church, 2006– ;Westminster, 1998– .
Author: Beyond Brazil: An Introduction to Missions (English title); Great Faith (English title).
Contributor: The Urban Face of Mission: Ministering the Gospel in a Diverse and Changing World; Globalization and its Effects on Urban Ministry in the 21st Century.
Representative Articles: “The Church in the Middle,” Evangelical Missions Quarterly, January 2004; “Reaching the Muslims Around Us,” Reformed Presbyterian Witness, June 2007; “A Prayer to a Sovereign God,” www.Reformation21.org, March 2008.
Jeffrey K. Jue
Associate Professor of Church History and the Stephen Tong Associate Professor of Reformed Theology
B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1994; M.Div., Westminster Seminary California, 1998; Graduate Studies, University of Geneva, 1999; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, 2003; Lecturer, The Aberdeen School of Christian Studies, 2000; Tutorial Instructor, University of Aberdeen, 2000–2001; Visiting Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2002– ; Westminster, 2002– .
Author: Heaven Upon Earth: Joseph Mede (1586–1638) and the Legacy of Millenarianism.
Contributor: The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism; Religion in Geschichte und Gengenwart; Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics, Justified in Christ: God’s Plan for Us in Justification; Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in the Service of God; Globalization and its Effect on Urban Ministry in the 21st Century.
Representative Article: “What’s Emerging in the Church? Postmodernity, Evangelicalism and the Reformation,” www. Reformation21.org, September 2005; “Islam and the West,” www.Reformation21.org, January 2008.
Lane Garrett Tipton
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Charles W. Krahe Chair of Systematic Theology
B.A., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1992; M.Div., Westminster Seminary California, 1998; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2004; Minister of the Word, 2010 - ;Westminster, 2003– .
Contributor: Justified in Christ; Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics (co-editor); Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. (co-editor).
Representative Articles: “The Eschatology of Hebrews 2:1–4: A Critical Appraisal of the Theonomic Thesis,” Kerux, 2000; “The Function of Perichoresis and the Divine Incomprehensibility,” Westminster Theological Journal, Fall 2002; “Incarnation, Inspiration, and Pneumatology: A Reformed Incarnational Analogy,” Ordained Servant, June 2008; The Gospel and Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutics," in Confident of Better Things: Essays Commemorating 75 Years of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, eds. John R. Muether and Danny E. Olinger. Willow Grove, PA: Committee for the Historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2011.
David B. Garner
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
B.S., University of North Carolina, 1987; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1992; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2002; Adjunct Faculty, Philadelphia College of the Bible, 1998–1999; Pastoral assistant and scholar in residence, Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 2001–2003; Director, Theological Education for Eastern Europe, 2003–2007; Adjunct Professor, Geneva College, 2007– ; Vice President for Alumni Relations and Educational Advancement, Westminster, 2007–2008; Vice President for Advancement, 2008–2010; Vice President for Institutional Partnerships, 2010- ;Westminster, 2007– .
Contributor: Resurrection and Eschatology: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.; Реформацията: История и Съвременни Измерения; The Practical Calvinist
Representative Articles: "Rescuing the Church from the Arms of Digital Deity" Equip (May 2010); "World of Riches" Reformation 21 (April, 2011).
Michael Bruce Kelly
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
B.S., Calvin College, 1987; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1994; Ph.D. Candidate, Westminster Theological Seminary; Church planting ministry, Latin America, 1987–1989; Westminster, 1999– .
Contributor: The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery; Eyes to See and Ears to Hear: Essays in Memory of J.Alan Groves.
Representative Article: “Infertility: Mastery or Mystery,” By Faith, December 2006.
Brandon d. Crowe
Assistant Professor of New Testament
B.A., Samford University, 2002; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary, 2007; Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, 2010; Teaching Assistant, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2005-2007; Teaching Assistant, University of Edinburgh, 2008; Westminster, 2009– .
Author: The Obedient Son: Deuteronomy and Christology in the Gospel of Matthew, forthcoming.
Representative Articles: “The Song of Moses and Divine Begetting in Matt 1,20,” Biblica 2009; “Oh Sweet Exchange! The Soteriological Significance of the Incarnation in the Epistle to Diognetus,” Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der Älteren Kirche, forthcoming (2011).
Contributor: Pillars in the History of New Testament Interpretation: Old and New; Issues in Luke-Acts.