We are adding a regular blogger to our roster here at Article VI Blog. This man is no stranger to our long time readers. He was a guest blogger here as far back as 2007 when he allowed us to reprint his now classic apologia for why a traditional Christian can vote for a Mormon. Because of the fundamental nature of that apologia and its influence on the cycle in ’08 we declared him one of the “good guys” of that election cycle. He has now agreed to join us on a routine basis. He is John Mark Reynolds.
Here is his standard bio, as you will find it on our ABOUT page:
John Mark Reynolds (Ph.D., University of Rochester) is founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute, a great books program, and professor of philosophy at Biola University. Dr. Reynolds is a Founder and Distinguished Speaker of Wheatstone Ministries. Dr. Reynolds lectures frequently on ancient philosophy, philosophy of science, home schooling and cultural trends. He regularly appears on radio talk shows, such as the Hugh Hewitt Show, and actively blogs on cultural issues at ScriptoriumDaily.com and the Washington Post’s “On Faith” column. His books include “When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought” (IVP), “What’s Right and Wrong About the New Atheism” (with Phillip E. Johnson, IVP), and he is the editor of the forthcoming “Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization” (Bethany House).
Dr. Reynolds (come on, we had to use his title once!) will be an invaluable addition to this blog. John Mark was the genius behind the original GodBlogCon which has morphed its way into continued relevance among religious bloggers worldwide. We could go on singing his praises and listing his accomplishments for a great while, but we’ll give you, our loyal readers, a rest.
It is privilege and pleasure for both of us to welcome John Mark to the team. We are confident that you will find his writing here to be valuable, insightful, and enjoyable. JUst check out his first post immediately below. Based on what we have read of his work in the past, we think we are likely to look pretty awful by comparison. Thank goodness for Lowell. I trust our regular readers and commenters will welcome this Greek Orthodox gentleman.
In the words of Stan Lee – EXCELSIOR!
Lowell adds . . .
Well, what is there to add? We feel like we hit the jackpot: Two guys who run a blog as an engrossing hobby — in the course of which we have learned an awful lot — are now being supported by a man who not only makes his living as a thinker in the subject matter of our blog, but who is a recognized scholar. Welcome, Professor! Things are about to get even more fun around here.