Name: R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Why you should know him: Dr. Mohler was listed in a TIME magazine cover story as one of its “50 for the Future”. Christianity Today described Dr. Mohler as one of forty emerging evangelical leaders and Time.com called him the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S”.
Denomination: Southern Baptist
Position: President and Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary — the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world; Host of “The Albert Mohler Program,” a daily radio show distributed nationwide by Salem Communications; Editor-in-Chief of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology
Previous: Editor of The Christian Index; Associate Editor of Preaching
B.A. Samford University
M. Div. Southern Seminary
PhD Southern Seminary (in systematic and historical theology)
Postgraduate study/research at the St. Meinrad School of Theology and Oxford University (England)
Area of expertise/interest: Evangelical theology; Southern Baptist doctrine; cultural issues
Books: Contributed chapters to several books including Here We Stand: A Call From Confessing Evangelicals and The Coming Evangelical Crisis.
Other writings: Maintains a weblog at Crosswalk.com; Submitted an entry to the EO Symposium on Torture.
Assessment: Dr. Mohler is a prime example of the type of evangelical leader who has a profound impact on our country while remaining relatively unknown outside of Christian circles. He was one of the key figures in the conservative resurgence within the Southern Baptist Convention, a monumental change that affected the largest Protestant denomination in America.
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