Michael Bryant

Vice President for Strategic Planning, Faith Integration and Christian Leadership

P843-863-7973 / Embryant@csuniv.edu

CREDENTIALS

PhD in New Testament (2008)
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

MDiv with Biblical Languages (1998)
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

BS in History (1995)
Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC

Dr. Michael Bryant has served as the Vice President for Strategic Planning, Faith Integration, and Christian Leadership since 2019. He is also a tenured professor of Christian Studies, teaching at the university since 2008. He has served in a variety of administrative roles at Charleston Southern University including Executive Vice President (2016-2019), Interim President (2018), Dean of Christian Studies (2013-2018) and Chair of the Religion Department (2012-2013). Bryant is married to Amy and has four children.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I began serving at CSU in 2008 because I felt a strong call from the Lord to serve Him through Christian higher education. My great passion is to help students understand God's purpose and plan for their life by interacting with them in and out of the classroom.

Dr. Michael Bryant

Academic Writings
Study Notes for Mark, Luke and Acts, Worldview Study Bible (Holman Christian Standard Bible), ed. David S. Dockery (Holman Bible Publishers, 2018).

“Allen, David Oliver,” Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, vol. 1 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016), 47.

“Ballantine, Henry,” Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, vol. 1 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016), 178.

“Collins, Judson Dwight,” Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, vol. 2 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016), 614.

“Edwins, August William,” Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, vol. 2 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016), 773.

“Furman, Charles Truman,” Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, vol. 2 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016), 938-939.

“Young, Samuel Hall,” Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, ed. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, vol. 5 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016), 2553.

“Annotated Bibliography: Johannine Epistles (2000-2005),” Faith and Mission 23/1 (Fall 2005): 83-89.

Popular Writings
“Christians and the Old Testament Law,” Knight Printing (November 2019)

“Vocation,” Church and Gospel (October 30, 2019)

“Principles for Interpreting Proverbs,” Church and Gospel (June 5, 2017)

“Introduction to Proverbs,” Church and Gospel (May 29, 2017)

“Knowing and Doing God’s Will,” Church and Gospel (February 21, 2017)

“Biblical Principles for Leadership,” Church and Gospel (January 24, 2017)

“Reading New Testament Letters: Part 4,” Church and Gospel (December 19, 2016)

“Reading New Testament Letters: Part 3,” Church and Gospel (December 7, 2016)

“Reading New Testament Letters: Part 2,” Church and Gospel (November 30, 2016)

“Reading New Testament Letters: Part 1,” Church and Gospel (November 21, 2016)

“Principles for Reading and Interpreting the Gospels,” Church and Gospel (October 26, 2016)

“The Essentials of the Gospel,” The Courier, Vol. 148 No. 10 (October 2016)

“Advice to Those Who Lead Music in Corporate Worship,” Church and Gospel (September 23, 2016)

“The Christian and Speech: Part II,” Church and Gospel (September 5, 2016)

“The Christian and Speech: Part I,” Church and Gospel (September 2, 2016)

“Shaping Your Children’s View of Relationships,” The Courier, Vol. 148 No. 8 (August 2016)

“Responding to the Gospel,” For the Church, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (May 2015)

“Spiritual Formation at Charleston Southern University,” Baptist Educator, Volume LXXX, No. 2, 2nd Trimester 2015

Developing a Christian Worldview,” The Courier, Vol. 146 No. 10, October 2014

Academic Presentations
“The Contribution of C. H. Dodd to Parable Research,” Evangelical Theological Society, Southeast Regional Meeting, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC, March 16, 2019

“Continuity and/or Discontinuity: A Study of Matthew’s Presentation of the Old Testament Law in His Gospel,” Evangelical Theological Society, Southeast Regional Meeting, Columbia International University, Columbia, SC, March 18, 2016

“Motivations for Prayer in the Fourth Gospel,” Evangelical Theological Society, Southeast Regional Meeting, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC, March 20, 2010
Selected Presentations at Charleston Southern University

“Identifying and Pursuing Your Unique Contribution as a Professor,” Faculty Orientation, Charleston Southern University, August 22, 2019
“Faith Integration” Presentation shared annually at Charleston Southern University’s New Faculty Orientation in August, 2015-2017 (multiple presentations)

“The Gospel and the Christian Professor,” Charleston Southern University New Faculty Orientation, September 19, 2012

Book Reviews
Gerald Sittser. Resilient Faith: How the Early Christian “Third Way” Changed the World. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2019. Reviewed for Southwestern Journal of Theology 63/1 (Fall 2020): 205-208

Gregory K. Beale and Benjamin L. Gladd. The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press Academic, 2020. Reviewed for Southwestern Journal of Theology 62/2 (Spring 2020): 139-141

Keith T. Marriner. Following the Lamb: The Theme of Discipleship in the Book of Revelation. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2016. Reviewed for Southeastern Theological Review 8/1 (Spring 2017): 97-99.

Robert L. Plummer and Matthew D. Haste. Held in Honor: Wisdom for Your Marriage from Voices of the Past. Scotland, UK: Christian Focus, 2015. Reviewed for Southeastern Theological Review 6/2 (Winter 2015): 231-233.

Walter Elwell and Robert W. Yarbrough. Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. Reviewed for Southeastern Theological Review 5/2 (Winter 2014): 235-237.

David E. Garland. Luke. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. Reviewed for Criswell Theological Review 10/2 (Spring 2013): 113-115.

David L. Turner. Matthew. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008. Reviewed for Southeastern Theological Review 1/1 (Winter 2010): 70-71.

Gordon D. Fee. The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009. Reviewed for Criswell Theological Review 8/1 (Fall 2010): 115-116.

Andreas J. Köstenberger, Charles Quarles, and Scott Kellum. The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Academic, 2009. Reviewed for Criswell Theological Review 7/2 (Spring 2010): 104-106.

Craig L. Blomberg. Jesus and the Gospels. 2nd edition. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2009. Reviewed for Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 7/1 (Spring 2010): 89-90.

David G. Peterson. The Acts of the Apostles. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009. Reviewed for Midwestern Journal of Theology 8.21/9.1 (Spring 2010): 139-141.

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, et al. Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008. Reviewed for Southwestern Journal of Theology 52/2 (Spring 2010): 233-235.

John A. D’ Elia. A Place at the Table: George Eldon Ladd and the Rehabilitation of Evangelical Scholarship in America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Reviewed for Westminster Theological Journal 71/2 (Fall 2009): 513-515.

Henry A. Virkler and Karelynne Gerber Ayayo. Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007. Reviewed for Criswell Theological Review 7/1 (Fall 2009): 118-120.

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