Dr. Christopher Black

Dr. Christopher Black

Adjunct Professor of Theology

Email: blackc@tntemple.edu

 

Education


  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary New Orleans, LA
    • Doctor of Philosophy 2010
      • Major: Systematic Theology
      • Minor: Christian History
      • Dissertation: In Search of Human Constitution: A Theological Exploration of the Heart, Soul, and Mind in the Shema
      • Awarded the Robert S. Magee Doctoral Fellowship Award for outstanding Ph.D. student, Spring 2009
    • Master of Theology 2006
      • Major: Theology
      • Minor: Christian History
  • Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary Cochrane, AB
    • Master of Divinity 1997
      • Major: Theology
      • Minor: Christian Education
      • Graduated "top student of the class"
  • University of Victoria Victoria, BC
    • Bachelor of Arts 2003
      • Major: Greek and Roman Studies
      • Emphasis: Greek and Roman Social History
      • Graduated "with Distinction"
    • Bachelor of Science 1994
      • Major: Education
      • Emphasis: Kinesiology
 

Academic Experience


  • Tennessee Temple University/Temple Baptist Seminary Chattanooga, TN
    • Adjunct Professor of Theology 2013-present
    • Assistant Professor of Theology 2012-2013
    • Director of Online Learning 2012-2013
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary New Orleans, LA
    • Adjunct Professor 2010-2012
    • Adjunct Instructor 2005-2012
 

Teaching Specializations


  • Theology (Systematic, Philosophical, Historical, Biblical, and Baptist
  • Church History
  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Ethics
  • Philosophy
 

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • Pastoral
    • Pulpit Supply, Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 2004-2012
    • Discipleship and Care-Giver, Randolph J. Schweinberg, II, New Orleans, LA 2004-2012
    • Associate Pastor,Island Waters Baptist Church, Victoria, BC 1999-2003
    • Pastor's Assistant, Armstrong Avenue Baptist Church, Burnaby, BC 1998-1999
    • Executive Board Member, Bow Valley Baptist Church, Cochrane, AB 1995-1996
    • Pulpit Supply, Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists 1995-2004
    • Interim Pastor, South Lonsdale Baptist Church, North Vancouver, BC 1994-1994
    • Executive council, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC 1991-1994
  • Missional
    • Inner-City Ministries, Edgewater Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA 2004-2005
    • Summer Missionary, Michigan State Convention, Sturgis, MI 1995-1995
  • Ecclessial
    • Head Usher/Trainer, Gentilly Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA 2010-2012
    • Praise Team Member, Gentilly Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA 2007-2010
    • Media Ministry, Grace Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA 2005-2007
    • Youth Worker, Bow Valley Baptist Church, Cochrane, AB 2003-2004
  • Educational
    • Men's Small Group Leader, Surrey, BC 1997-1999
    • Sunday School Director, Bow Valley Baptist Church, Cochrane, AB 1995-1996
    • Sunday School Teacher, Bow Valley Baptist Church, Cochrane, AB 1995-1997
    • Sunday School Teacher, Grace Baptist Church, Victoria, BC 1991-1994
 

Membership in Academic Organizations


  • The Evangelical Philosophical Society 2004-present
  • The Evangelical Theological Society 2004-present
  • Interfaith Commuations International
  • The Student Theological Fellowship, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 2004-2005
    • President 2007-2010
 

Publications & Presentations


  • Articles
    • "The Road to Nicea: A Survey of the Regional Differences Influencing the Development of the Doctrine of the Trinity," Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry
    • , 8.1 (Fall 10): 120-30; [http://www.baptistcenter.com/ Documents/Journals/JBTM%207-2%20The%20Bible%20and%20Theology.pdf#page=123].
    • "Biography as Personhood: The Ontological Monism of Joel B. Green," Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 6.2 (Fall 09): 149-55; [http://www.baptistcenter.com/Documents/Journals/Fall_09_Preaching.pdf].
    • "Infant Baptism and the Half-Way Covenant," Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 6.1 (Spr. 09): 45-56 [http://www.baptistcenter.com/Documents/Journals/Spring_09_Journal_PDF.pdf].
  • Reviews
    • Theology
      • Gregg R. Allison, Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, 8.2 (Fall 11): 170-71.
      • Andrew David Naselli and Collin Hansen, eds., Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2011); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, 8.2 (Fall 11): 169-70.
      • David F. Wright, ed., Baptism: 3 Views (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009); The Biblical Theology Bulletin, 41.4 (2011): 229-30.
      • Tim Chester, Delighting in the Trinity: Why Father, Son and Spirit are Good News, 2d ed. (United Kingdom: The Good Book, 2010); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, 8.1 (Spring 11): 113-15.
      • Thomas F. Torrance, Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009); The Biblical Theology Bulletin, 41.3 (2011): 164-65.
      • Philip A. Rolnick, Person, Grace, and God, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, 7.1 (Spring 10): 87-89; [http://www.baptistcenter.com/Documents/Journals/JBTM%207-1%20Baptists%20and%20the%20Doctrine%20of%20Salvation.pdf]
      • C. Marvin Pate, What Does the Future Hold? (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, 7.2 (Fall 10): 132-33.
      • Terence Nichols, Death and the Afterlife: A Theological Introduction (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2010); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, 7.2 (Fall 10): 137-39.
      • Joel B. Green, Body, Soul, and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008); The Biblical Theology Bulletin, 40.3 (2010): 169-70.
      • Luis F. Ladaria, The Living and True God: The Mystery of the Trinity, ed. Rafael Luciani, trans. and rev. Maria Isabel Reyna and Liam Kelly (Miami, FL: Convivium, 2010); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, forthcoming.
      • Khaled Anatolios, Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, forthcoming.
    • Philosophy
      • Peter A. Morton, A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind: Readings with Commentary, 2d ed. (Toronto, ON: Broadview, 2011); Midwestern Journal of Theology, 11.2 (Fall 2012): 115-18.
      • Marc Cortez, Embodied Souls, Ensouled Bodies (New York: T. & T. Clark, 2008); Midwestern Journal of Theology, 10.2 (Spring 12): 117-19.
      • Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro, A Brief History of the Soul (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, 8.1 (Spring 11): 120-22.
      • Marc Cortez, Theological Anthropology: A Guide for the Perplexed (New York: T. & T. Clark, 2010); Midwestern Journal of Theology, 10.2 (Fall 11): 160-62.
      • J. Wentzel van Huyssteen and Erik P. Wiebe, eds., In Search of Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Personhood (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, forthcoming.
    • Missions
      • Philip Jenkins, The New Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, rev. ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007); International Review of Mission, 99.1 (April 10): 165-67.
      • Lamin Sanneh, Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008); International Review of Mission, 99.1 (April 10): 162-65.
      • Enoch Wan and Michael Pocock, eds., Missions from the Majority World: Progress, Challenges, and Case Studies (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2009); Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 46.2 (April 10):250-52.
      • Mark A. Noll, The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009); Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, 6.2 (Fall 09): 155-60; [http://www.baptistcenter.com/Documents/Journals/Fall_09_Preaching.pdf].
  • Popular
    • "Bible storying envisioned in church & personal discipleship." Coauthored with Gary D. Myers. BP News, May 12, 2010 Available at http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=32921
    • "Early Baptist Documents to be available online." The Gatekeeper 38.33 (June 15, 2009): 1, 3. Picked up by BP News, July 9, 2009 as "Rare theology documents now online." Available at http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=30859
    • "NOBTS counseling student overcomes cerebral palsy, continues in ministry." The Gatekeeper 37.28 (April 7, 2008): 1. Picked up by BP News, April 30, 2009 as "Man with cerebral palsy aims for M.Div." Available at http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?Id=30399
    • "Dr. Mike Edens addresses interfaith audience at Festival of Abraham in Gretna." The Gatekeeper 37.16 (Dec. 16, 2007): insert.
    • "A Tale of Two Churches." The Baptist Horizon 19.7 (Nov-Dec 2006): 12.
    • "NOBTS Continues to Train Leaders after the Storm." The Baptist Horizon 19.7 (Nov-Dec 2006): 12.
  • Blogs
    • "Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum 2012 – A dialogue between Dr. Michael Shermer and Dr. Gary Habermas." SBC Today Blog, February 3, 2012; Available at http://sbctoday.com/2012/02/03/greer-heard-point-counterpoint-forum-2012-a-dialogue-between-dr-michael-shermer-and-dr-gary-habermas/
    • "Free Access to the Newest Issue of Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry." SBC Today Blog, February 5, 2012; Available at http://sbctoday.com/2012/02/05/free-access-to-the-newest-issue-ofjournal-for-baptist-theology-and-ministry/
  • Presentations
    • Evangelical Theological Society
      • "A Relational View of Christ’s Atonement," Regional, New Orleans, LA 2010
      • "Exploring the Text: In Seach of a Christian Theology of the Human Constitution," National, Providence, RI 2008
      • "The Road to Nicea: A Survey of the Regional Differences Influencing the Development of the Doctrine of the Trinity," National, Valley Forge, PA 2005
    • Evangelical Philosophical Society
      • "The Five Theses of Paul Knitter’s Christology: A Critical Examination," Special Event, New Orleans, LA 2009
      • "A Brief Polemical Investigation of the Penal Substitution Theory of the Atonement in Light of Advances in Thought Regarding the Relational Character of God and Humanity," Special Event, New Orleans, LA 2008
    • Student Theological Fellowship
      • "The Transportation Theory: A Complementary Model of the Atonement," New Orleans, LA 2008
 

Special Recognitions


  • Robert S. Magee Doctoral Fellowship Award, Doctor of Philosophy Spring 2009
    • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary New Orleans, LA
  • Graduation with Distinction, Bachelor of Arts 2003
    • University of Victoria Victoria, BC
      • "Graduation with Distinction" (equivalent to "cum laude" and "first class.")