About

I am Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky. I am the President of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. At SBTS, I am the Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement. Most importantly, I am married to the lovely Bethany and am the father of three children.

I’m a contributing writer for The Gospel Coalition and a fellow of the Center for Pastor-Theologians. In 2013, I published Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something AwesomeHere is list of the six other books I have published.

From 2008-10, I was the full-time Managing Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Associate Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS. I earned a PhD in Theological Studies (Historical Theology) under Douglas Sweeney at TEDS from 2008-11, writing on Billy Graham, Harold Ockenga, and the mid-twentieth century re-enchantment of the evangelical mind.  From 2005-07, I was the Editorial Assistant to Southern Seminary President Al Mohler, working for him as I completed an MDiv in Biblical & Theological Studies.  Earlier, I completed a couple political internships: one for Office of White House Liaison in the U. S. Department of State and another under the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor.

In Washington, D. C., I interned at Capitol Hill Baptist Church and wrote for 9Marks.  I graduated from Bowdoin College with an AB in History in 2003 and am from the coast of Maine.  An elder of Kenwood Baptist Church, I sometimes moonlight as a rapper and player of overheated pickup basketball.

In 2015, I will publish three projects, including a project on Chuck Colson for Thomas Nelson, the first major work on Colson since his death in 2012. Among other outlets, I have written for The Atlantic, First Things, Christianity Today, The City, and the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology.

Contact me at owen.strachan[at]gmail.com. Twitter: ostrachan. Facebook: Owen Strachan.


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