My name is Timothy Paul Jones, and I love living with my wife and four daughters in the city of Louisville. Over the past three decades, I’ve had the privilege of leading several congregations as a pastor and in associate ministry roles. Now, I serve as a professor and a vice president at one of the largest seminaries in the world, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
I also serve as one of the pastors at the Midtown congregation of Sojourn Church, I cohost The Apologetics Podcast, and I’ve written or contributed to more than twenty books in the fields of apologetics and family ministry. A few of these books include the award-winning How We Got the Bible and Christian History Made Easy. My work in the field of apologetics has focused on the psychology of faith and on the reliability of the New Testament Gospels. In addition to graduating with the doctor of philosophy degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, I’ve also earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and a master of divinity with a focus on church history and New Testament studies.
My favorite films are found in the Star Wars canon, and my most revered superheroes are Batman and Captain America. I enjoy spending time with my family, meandering city streets, drinking coffee brewed from freshly-roasted beans, eating in local restaurants, and playing Fender guitars. When it comes to sports, I subscribe to these words from David Bentley Hart:
Until baseball appeared, humans were a sad and benighted lot, … dimly and achingly aware of something incandescently beautiful and unattainable; … but, throughout most of the history of the race, no culture was able to produce more than a shadowy sketch of whatever glorious mystery prompted those nameless longings.
The Kansas City Royals have always been my only major-league team, but you’ll also find me watching the Louisville Bats from the third-base side nearly every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.
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