Dr. Kenneth J. Turner

Education/Degrees:

  • Ph.D. -Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. -Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. -Arizona State University

Memberships:

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • American Scientific Affiliation

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • My family
  • Sports
  • Researching & writing

Research Interests:

  • Biblical Theology
  • Deuteronomy
  • Prophets
  • Origins
  • Sexuality
  • Social Justice

Scholarly Work and Publications:

Books:

  • Commentary on Habakkuk. For new Zondervan series, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament, gen. ed. Daniel I. Block. (in progress)
  • Back to the Beginning: Educating Students and Parents about Evolution, Genesis, and Coexistence. (co-authored; in progress)
  • The Manifold Beauty of Genesis 1. Kregel. (co-authored; in progress)
  • The Death of Deaths in the Death of Israel: Deuteronomy’s Theology of Exile. Wipf & Stock, 2011.
  • For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block, ed. Jason S. DeRouchie, Jason Gile, and Kenneth J. Turner. Eisenbrauns, 2013.

Articles and Chapters:

  • “If Walton Right on His Function-Only View: Some Implications.” Web article for The Biologos Foundation. Mar 19, 2015.
  • “Discordant Views on Concordism” (with Brian E. Eisenback). Web article for The Biologos Foundation. Feb 23, 2015.
  • “Teaching Origins in a Christian Context: Charity and Unity in Spite of Disagreement” (with Brian E. Eisenback). New Creation. 2014.
  • “Christian education and its shortcomings: Why we need a fair and balanced approach to origins” (with Brian E. Eisenback). Web article for The Biologos Foundation. Dec 2013.
  • “Deuteronomy’s Theology of Exile.” In For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block, ed. Jason S. DeRouchie, Jason Gile, and Kenneth J. Turner. Eisenbrauns, 2013.
  • “Teaching Genesis 1 at a Christian College.” In Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation, ed. J. Daryl Charles. Pp. 187–205. Hendrickson, 2013.
  • “Exodus.” In What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About, ed. Jason S. DeRouchie. Pp. 80-101. Kregel, 2013.
  • “The Kind-ness of God: A Theological Reflection of Mîn, ‘Kind’.” In Genesis Kinds: Creationism and the Origin of Species, ed. Todd C. Wood and Paul A. Garner. Center for Origins Research in Creation. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009. Pp. 31-64.
  • “A Study of Articulation in the Greek Ruth.” Bulletin for the International Organization of Septuagint and Cognate Studies 34 (2001): 95-114.

Book Reviews:

  • John Currid’s Against the Gods: The Polemical Theology of the Old Testament (Crossway, 2013) for The Journal of Baptist Studies 7 (Feb 2015): 83–86.
  • Robert L. Plummer, 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible in JETS (Fall 2011): 374-76.

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Hebrew
  • All things Old Testament
  • Some things New Testament

When did you begin teaching at TFC?

  • 2016

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

  • The international flavor and missions emphasis of the community.

Favorite verse/quote:

  • Ezra 7:10

“For Ezra had set his heart to study the Torah of YHWH, to practice it, and to teach its statutes and ordinances in Israel.”

 

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