I have known Dr. Danny Carroll for several years. As a friend, he is kind and warm-hearted. As a scholar, he is careful and thorough. As a leader in ministry, he is bold. Enjoy!
M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas), Scripture Press Ministries Professor of Biblical Studies and Pedagogy, Wheaton College and Graduate School
Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB?
I love sharing the Bible and my life with students, and I can learn a lot from them, too! Ever since I became a believer during my second year at university, I have been fascinated by the Bible. Eventually, I would shift my career from a preparation for the medical field to seminary and preparation for studying and teaching the Word. My bi-cultural background (I am half-Guatemalan) and my time spent in Guatemala growing up and my 13 years living and teaching there drove home to me how relevant the OT/HB is for today’s world. At that time, Central America was in the midst of several civil wars fueled in part by extreme poverty and political corruption, all of which are fundamental OT/HB themes. The time there drove me to the prophetic literature and to the fields of OT/HB theology (who is God in a world of violence and so much need?) and social ethics (how should the community of faith engage with and live in such a context).