Dr. Gregory Linton

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
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B.A. in Bible and Preaching (Johnson University)
M.Div. in Christian Ministry (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
M.A. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (Michigan State University)
Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins (Duke University)

Website: GregoryLinton.com

Articles: A review of “I Will You the Mystery: A Commentary for Preaching from the Book of Revelation”  in Review of Biblical Literature.

“Sexual Ethics in the New Testament.” In Christian Ethics:  The Issues of Life and Death, ed. Larry Chouinard, David Fiensy, and George Pickens. Joplin, MO: Parma Press, 2004.

“Roads and Highways.” In Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, ed. Bill T. Arnold and H. G. M. Williamson, 841-5. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005.

“House Church Meetings in the New Testament Era.” Stone-Campbell Journal 8.2 (Fall 2005): 229-44.

“Reading the Apocalypse as Apocalyse: The Limits of Genre.” Pp. 9-41 in The Reality of Apocalypse: Rhetoric and Politics in the Book of Revelation, ed. David L. Barr. SBL Symposium Series. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2006.

“Developing Core Competencies.” Biblical Higher Education Journal 4 (2009): 11-23.

“Time.” Pages 268-80 in Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-biblical Antiquity. Edited by Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2016.

“Characteristics of the Bible and Theology Curriculum at ABHE Institutions: Variety, Depth, and Breadth,” Biblical Higher Education Journal 14 (2019): 13-36.

A review of Martin M. Culy’s The Book of Revelation: The Rest of the Story in Review of Biblical Literature.

A review of Revelation as Civil Disobedience: Witnesses Not Warriors in John’s Apocalypse by Thomas B. Slater in Review of Biblical Literature.

“Faculty Burnout: Characteristics, Causes, and Prevention,” Biblical Higher Education Journal 18 (2023): 49-69.

Editor-in-chief of Biblical Higher Education Journal


My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: The opportunity to help students see the relevance of the Bible for their everyday lives.

When I’m not teaching, I love to: Read books about history.

In my classes, students can expect: In-depth discussions of the meaning of New Testament texts and their application to our lives.

My best advice to a new student in my program is: Make learning your priority during this short season of your life.

Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Fully committed, mature followers of Christ.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: These ancient texts still speak to us and guide our lives today.

A quote that influences how I live is: “Loving other human beings means trying to create conditions by which they reach their potential as human beings.” – Morton Kelsey