Dr. Jon Weatherly

University Professor of New Testament
B.A. in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry (Cincinnati Christian University)
M.A. in New Testament (Cincinnati Christian University)
M.Div. in Divinity (Trinity International University)
Ph.D. in New Testament Exegesis (University of Aberdeen)

Books and Articles: The College Press NIV Commentary: 1 and 2 Thessalonians

Jewish Responsibility for the Death of Jesus in Luke-Acts

Christ’s Victorious Church: Essays on Biblical Ecclesiology and Eschatology in Honor of Tom Friskney

How to Debate Debatable Issues: The Art of Godly Disagreement

Mission, Calling, Gifts, and Roles: How the Church Gets Things Done

Pondering the Future of Marriage

Don’t Lessen “The Least of These”

“How Paul Used the Social Media of His Time”


My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: Watching students grow in their understanding of the good news of Jesus.

When I’m not teaching, I love to: Read interesting books, listen to great music, watch great films, hang out with great people (my wife, kids, and granddaughter are the greatest).

In my classes, students can expect: Challenge, provocation, engagement, sarcasm, empathy.

My best advice to a new student in my program is: Settle in and stay on task. The race goes to the persistent, not the swift.

Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: People who serve others and experience the joy that comes from that service.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: The Bible is more like other books than you think.

A quote that influences how I live is: “My creed is this: there is nothing lovelier, nothing deeper, nothing more sympathetic, nothing more rational, nothing more manly, nothing more perfect than Christ. He is everything to me. ‘For me to live is Christ.’” – Fyodor Dostoyevski