Faculty Forum: Contemporary Theological Trends
DTS faculty members examine contemporary theological trends. This discussion is based on the Center for Christian Leadership seminar, “Traps and Trends in Theology Today.”
Dr. Glenn R. Kreider identifies his motivations as his passion for the triune God and his desire to help others respond to divine revelation in spirit and truth. Prior to coming to DTS he directed Christian education and pastored a church in Cedar Hill, Texas. Dr. Kreider’s research interests include Jonathan Edwards, theological method, and our eschatological hope. He is married to Janice and they have two children. Dr. Kreider enjoys his adorable black lab named Chloe, two pugs, bold coffee, and good music.
Professor of Theological Studies, Dr. Scott Horrell was born in Wenatchee on the Columbia River and grew up in Ephrata and Quincy in central Washington State. He is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University. He has pastored five times, twice in urban Brazil. Now he has enjoyed 22 years at DTS with about the same number of years in ministry outside the US, centered on teaching Bible doctrine, theology, church planting, and pastoral training. He is currently an adjunct professor of doctoral studies at SETECA in Guatemala, and occasional adjunct professor at others schools in various parts of the world. He and his wife Ruth are grateful for their two daughters, two son-in-laws, and eight grandchildren.
Research Professor of Theological Studies, Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology BS, Philadelphia College of Bible, 1967; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1971; ThD, 1974; MA, Southern Methodist University, 1980; PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 1988; postdoctoral fellowship, Yale University, 1994. Dr. Hannah has enjoyed a distinguished career for more than forty years at DTS. He is a frequent and popular church and conference speaker both at home and abroad. His teaching interests include the general history of the Christian church, with particular interest in the works of Jonathan Edwards and John Owen. He recently published a history of DTS and is currently writing a general history of the Christian church. He remains active in church ministries and serves on the boards of several organizations. Courses Taught HT5101 - The Church to the Modern Era HT5102 - Church in the Modern Era: Europe and America HT5200 - History of Doctrine HT5240 - Readings in John Owen HT5260 - Seminar on Jonathan Edwards DM7103 - Applied Research Project HT5250 - History of Gospel Preaching in America HT5255 - History of the Charismatic Movements in America HT5230 - Readings in John Calvin Interests Academic Interests 20th century American evangelicalism Jonathan Edwards John Owen Personal Interests Time with wife and grandchildren reading commentaries study to prepare to teach or preach the Bible