Meet Your Teacher
Thanks for teaching Four Views of the End Times! My name is Timothy Paul Jones, and I love living in Louisville, Kentucky, with my wife Rayann and our daughter Hannah—as well as an over-energetic Siberian Husky. Over the past two decades, I’ve had the privilege of serving as pastor in several wonderful congregations of believers, most recently as part of First Baptist Church of Rolling Hills (http://www.fbcrollinghills.org) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In these contexts, I saw over and over how theology and church history could help people to flesh out their faith in powerful ways.
Now, I serve as professor of leadership and church ministry at one of the largest seminaries in the world, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (http://www.sbts.edu) in Louisville, Kentucky. Here, I invest my time in mentoring a rising generation of God-called ministers of the Gospel. I also edit The Journal of Family Ministry (http://www.familyministrytoday.com) and write books in the fields of history, apologetics, and family ministry. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading forgotten books, drinking French-pressed coffee, and cooking for my students. Our family is involved in ministry at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville (http://www.sojournchurch.com).
Thanks for your willingness to lead a group of learners through this study! If you enjoy Four Views of the End Times, I encourage you to continue the conversation with me by aiming a tweet in my direction at http://twitter.com/4ViewsoftheEnd or by digging into my book Christian History Made Easy.
About Timothy Paul Jones
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in biblical literature and pastoral ministry, and has earned a doctorate in educational leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has received the Baker Book House Award for excellence in theological scholarship as well as the North American Professors of Christian Education Scholastic Recognition Award for his doctoral research in the field of spiritual formation.
Dr. Jones has written numerous books, including Christian History Made Easy (2010 Retailers Choice award-winner), Answers to The Da Vinci Code (Rose Publishing) and co-authored The Da Vinci Codebreaker (Bethany House), Dr. Jones has authored Prayers Jesus Prayed (Servant Publications), Praying Like the Jew, Jesus (Messianic Jewish Publications), Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Multnomah Press), Hullabaloo: Reflections from the Intersection of Faith and Life (Cook Communications), and Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman's “Misquoting Jesus” (InterVarsity Press).
Nearly one-half million of his books and pamphlets are in print around the world, while Dr. Jones' articles have appeared in numerous magazines, including Discipleship Journal, Preaching, Biblical Illustrator, Perspectives in Religious Studies, Religious Education, Christian Education Journal and Bibliotheca Sacra. Dr. Jones has also contributed more than 200 entries to two popular reference works, Nelson's New Christian Dictionary and Nelson's Dictionary of Christianity (Thomas Nelson).
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This 6-session DVD based course will guide you or your group through the 4 major views on the end times in a clear, biblical manner. Click here to learn more!