Summit 2013 Featured Speakers
Luke Timothy Johnson is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Emory University's Candler School of Theology. Professor Johnson's research interests encompass the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity, Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Letters, and the Letter of James. Johnson has penned many scholarly articles and books, including commentaries on both Luke and Acts. He received the prestigious 2011 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his 2009 book, Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity. His most recent book, Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians, was awarded first place in the Scripture category of the Catholic Press Association’s 2012 book awards.
Scot McKnight is a well-loved speaker, author, professor, and blogger. He has written more than thirty books and serves as Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. Dr. McKnight has given radio interviews across the nation, has appeared on television, and regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the USA and abroad. Dr. McKnight obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (1986). His works include the award-winning The Jesus Creed (Paraclete, 2004), and The Blue Parakeet (Zondervan, 2008). Dr. McKnight lives with his wife in Illinois. They enjoy traveling, long walks, gardening, cooking, and their two grandchildren Aksel and Finley.
Peter Williams is the Warden/CEO of Tyndale House Cambridge, an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen and a lecturer at University of Cambridge. Williams earned his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. at Cambridge University studying ancient languages related to the Bible. Williams originally planned to become a Bible translator, but after seeing how many students of the Bible did not recognize its authority, Williams decided to change his professional direction and become an evangelical scholar in order to advance confessional scholarship. Williams is married to Kathryn and they have two children, Magdalena and Leo.