Dr. John H. Morris Jr.

Dr. John H. Morris Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Bible

Email: morrisjh@tntemple.edu

Education


  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) New Orleans, LA
    • 2007 - Ph.D., 4.0 GPA; “An Honor/Shame Explanation of Mark’s Messianic Secret”
    • 2003 - Th.M., 4.0 GPA
    • 2001 - M.Div. Biblical Studies with Specialization in Biblical Languages, 3.9 GPA
  • 1970-1974Emory University, Atlanta, GA; B.A. Biology

Academic Experience


  • 2012 - Point University (formerly Atlanta Christian College), Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry and co-Chair of Access Chapel
  • 2011 - Point University, Director of Distance Education
  • 2010 - Point University, Director of Special Projects
  • 2009 - Atlanta Christian College (now Point University), Interim VP of Adult and Professional Studies
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS)
    • Director, Phillips Prison college program. Worked with NOBTS and Georgia Department of Corrections to design, create, implement, teach and administer a SACS accredited Associate and Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry program. Twenty-three students received an Associate’s degree in December 2009. Twenty seven students received a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry in 2010.
  • 2005-2009 - Georgian Department of Corrections, Chaplain (dual employment with NOBTS)
  • 2004-2005, 2007-2009 - NOBTS, Atlanta, GA; Undergraduate Academic Adviser and Contract Professor. Recruited and advised new students, counseled students on class selection, subject major and degree selection.
  • 2002-2007 - NOBTS, Atlanta, GA; Adjunct Professor Administered Vietnamese College Degree program

Teaching Specializations


  • Greek language introduction
  • Advanced Hebrew and Greek exegesis classes
  • New and Old Testament Introductions as well as specific Biblical book classes
  • Preaching
  • Theology
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Vocation classes

Specific Classes as Follows:

  • Certificate classes
    • Acts
    • Romans
    • Life of Christ – The Gospel of Mark
    • The Letters of Paul
  • Undergraduate classes
    • New Testament Survey
    • New Testament Word Studies – Greek
    • Hermeneutics
    • Interpreting the New Testament: Acts of the Apostles
    • Interpreting the New Testament: 1 Corinthians
    • Interpreting the New Testament: 1 and 2 Corinthians
    • Interpreting the New Testament: Pastoral Epistles
    • Interpreting the New Testament: Prison Epistles
    • Interpreting the New Testament: Epistles of Paul
    • Preaching and Teaching Hebrews
    • Biblical Backgrounds
    • Encountering the Old Testament
    • Old Testament Survey
    • Old Testament Interpretation: Hosea and Amos
    • Old Testament Interpretation: Psalms
    • Old Testament Interpretation: Jonah
    • Personal Spiritual Disciplines
    • Integrating Academics
    • Christian Scriptures
    • Christian Doctrine
    • Theological Issues in the New Testament
    • Senior Seminar for Vietnamese Degree Program
    • Business as Mission
    • Vocation and Service
    • Practical Ministry
  • Master classes
    • Exploring the New Testament
    • Introduction to Greek Grammar
    • Intermediate Greek Grammar
    • Greek Exegesis: Sermon on the Mount
    • Greek Exegesis: 1 John
    • New Testament Interpretation: Pastoral Epistles
    • New Testament Interpretation: Prison Epistles
    • Issues in New Testament Theology
    • Exploring the Old Testament
    • Hebrew Exegesis: Jonah
    • Spiritual Formation
    • Personal Spiritual Disciplines
  • Hybrid or On-line Classes
    • Introduction to Greek Grammar
    • Hermeneutics
    • Interpreting the New Testament: Epistles of Paul
    • New Testament Introduction
    • Biblical Interpretation
    • The Gospel of Mark
    • Introduction to Preaching
    • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Online and in seat courses under development
    • Introduction to Preaching
    • The Gospel of Mark
    • Psalms
    • Isaiah

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • 2012 - Co-chair for Access Chapel
  • March 2004 - Ordained by Lakeview Baptist Church
  • 2006-2009 - Elizabeth Baptist Church, Teaching Pastor
  • 2003-2005 - Supply preacher for local Atlanta churches
  • 2000-2005 - High Tech Ministries, Atlanta, GA; Group Leader and Trainer; develop and lead Bible studies for business groups in the practical application of Scripture; mentor new small group leaders
  • 1998-2000 - CrossRoads Career Network, Atlanta, GA; Co-Founder and Group Leader; church based program helping under-, mis-, or un-employed find jobs that match their God given design; currently in 50+ churches and colleges
  • 1984-1989 - Northside Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA; Youth Leader; worked with team of 5 leaders, parents and the Youth minister to develop and facilitate weekly programs and special events for junior and senior high students

Membership in Academic Organizations


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Christian Adult Higher Education Association

Denominational & Community Service


  • Point host and organizer for annual CAHEA meeting

Publications & Presentations


  • 2012 - Concealment or Revelation? The Messianic Secret In Mark, Logos Publishing
  • 2011 - “Jude”, Lexham Bible Dictionary
  • 2006-2008 – Contributed textual critical analysis for Textual Apparatus of The New International Greek Testament Commentary
  • 2005 - “An Honor Shame Analysis of Psalm 22”, Regional Evangelical Society (ETS)
  • 2003 - “AdelfoV in the New Testament”, Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)
  • 2003-2004 – New Testament Survey Course, First Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA (13 wks)
  • 2004 - “Keeping the Divine Appointment: Advice to Young Christians Entering a Business”, Leaven, Volume 12, Number 2; Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA