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Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple
Managing Editor, Evangelical Portal

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California.  The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.

The questions he asked then carried him on to a degree with majors in Philosophy and Religious Studies at Stanford University, an M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Religion at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  He has also studied at Oxford and two universities in China, has won multiple fellowships and prizes for his essays and teaching, and has published in several international commentaries on Kierkegaard.  

Once a world-class gymnast whose career came to an end with a broken neck, he currently enjoys less dangerous sports such as baseball and ultimate frisbee, and spends as much time as possible with a far better wife than he deserves and a daughter who always boggles his mind.  He worked part-time in chaplaincy for three years in a maximum security prison, and has ministered in congregations in America as well as overseas. 

In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering 


Works by Timothy Dalrymple
Ancient Future: The Future of Seminary Education
Timothy Dalrymple | October 21, 2011
This post is part of a Patheos symposium on the Future of Seminary Education. Please......
The Grace and Compassion of George W. Bush
Timothy Dalrymple | October 20, 2011
Timothy Goeglein's "The Man in the Middle" documents the uncommon decency of George W.......
Morning Report, August 24: Maybe Bush Wasn't the...
Timothy Dalrymple | August 24, 2011
In the News 1. OBAMA: THE MAN WITH THE PLAN? Although it contains a generous helping of......
Depression and Jobs
Timothy Dalrymple | August 23, 2011
After writing the Morning Report for today, I came across two articles I had to share --......
In the News 1. While the pronouncements of victory may be immature, it does appear that......
In the News 1. A recently-released survey of American economists finds that those......
Everyday Transcendence: Rock Climbing in Yosemite
Timothy Dalrymple | August 19, 2011
My Everyday Transcendence series has highlighted music and art and endurance in the......
Morning Report - Pews: "Crazy Christians,"...
Timothy Dalrymple | August 19, 2011
*** Morning Report - In the Pews *** 1. Lisa Miller of the Washington Post, hardly an......
1. Texas has produced over the past five years more net new jobs than the rest of the......
In the News 1. Important pieces on "twin killings" or (more euphemistically)......