Cultural Engagement: Social Media
Dr. Darrell Bock interacts with Dr. George Hillman, VP of Student Services, John Dyer, executive director of Communications, Garland Dunlap, and Kelley Mathews about social media and its interplay with theology and faith.
Dr. Bock is senior research professor of New Testament and executive director for cultural engagement at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has authored or edited more than 40 books, including Jesus according to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels, Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Study, Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods, Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel’s King, Who Is Jesus?: Linking the Historical Jesus with the Christ of Faith, and Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus: A Collaborative Exploration of Context and Coherence.
Garland Dunlap (MABS, MACE, 2014) serves as DTS’s assistant director of internships and reads voraciously on the subject of education.
Dr. Hillman has a passion for education, spiritual formation, and leadership development. He came to Dallas Theological Seminary with years of ministry experience in churches and parachurch organizations in Texas and Georgia. Nationally known in theological field education, he has been active in leadership of both the Association of Theological Field Education (former member of the Steering Committee) and the Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (former two-time co-chair). He and his wife have one daughter. Dr. Hillman received his BS from Texas A&M University, followed by an MDiv and PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
John is the Executive Director of Communications and Educational Technology for DTS and the author of From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology. He enjoys melding sociological insights with theological studies to enrich ministry, and he is an avid builder and tinker of computers, coffee, and anything he can take a part and put back together.
Kelley Mathews (ThM 2000) has a not-so-secret love affair with books: She primarily writes non-fiction, including her latest book, Leading Women Who Wound (with Sue Edwards), and articles for Bible Study Magazine. But she indulges her love of fiction by reviewing Christian novels for Publishers Weekly and serving as a Christy Award judge. A former women’s ministry director and Bible study teacher, she has been married to her husband, a local school district administrator, for over twenty years. She spends most days following or chauffeuring their four loquacious children from one event to another.