In 1965, Dr. Earl Radmacher invited Dr. Cook to join the faculty of Western [Conservative Baptist] Seminary. He taught theology and later served as Vice-President and Academic Dean until his retirement from those positions in 1986. Leaving his administrative responsibilities behind, Bob returned to his first love—teaching systematic theology.
Attending and participating in academic conferences can be an important part of one’s development as a theologian or biblical scholar. Doing so affords students with an opportunity to hear and present papers, and to forge connections with other budding scholars. While there are many conferences that a student might attend, following is a summary of just a few key conferences that students enrolled in Western’s Th.M. program would particularly benefit from.
This, in the final analysis, is what marks out the best seminary professors: they don’t just communicate facts and ideas, but they present their own lives as an example of what it looks like to be a passionate follower of Christ.
I pursued becoming a theologian to bring theology to the church – to help the church love theology, and to see that theology is in part application, and livable, and central to the Christian life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and endorse it as an important resource for those interested in a biblical theology of the land. While I don’t embrace his conclusions, Martin has given us much to think about and discuss.