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. Kreider is professor of theological studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He 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 served as director of 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 his best friend, Janice, and they have two grown children, a son-in-law, and one granddaughter, Marlo Grace. He and Janice enjoy live music, good stories, bold coffee, and their four rescue dogs—two pugs, a chihuahua, and an adorable black lab named Chloe.
The author of From the Ground Up: New Testament Foundations for the 21st-Century Church, Dr. J. Scott Horrell is professor of Theological Studies at DTS. He has been a theologian in various world cultures including years spent as a missionary in Brazil. Along with cofounding and editing a leading Latin American theological journal, he has written several books in Portuguese and English. He especially loves to introduce students to a global understanding of Christian faith, often taking teams of them with him as he travels.
Dr. John D. Hannah is a frequent and popular speaker 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. Among his published works are a history of DTS and a general history of the Christian church.
A popular conference speaker who has taught at all levels in his local church for over 20 years, Dr. Pyne served as a researcher and radio commentator with Dallas-based Probe Ministries before joining the faculty in 1992. His research and teaching interests include theology and society, our engagement with science, particularly with regard to human nature, and expansive Christian spirituality. He has been published in many theological journals and magazines and, most recently, authored Humanity and Sin. He and his wife, Julie, a former LPGA golfer, have four children.