Ben Phillips

Professor and Dean of the College of Christian Studies
Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership
P843-863-7965 /


Doctor of Philosophy, Systematic Theology December, 2003 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas Dissertation: The Crisis of Creation: A Critical Analysis of Jürgen Moltmann’s Panentheism

Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages 1993 - 1997 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

Bachelor of Arts, History 1990 - 1993 University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Presidential Appreciation Award (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) - 2014
Kern Fellow, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty - 2012
Fellow, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation - 2009- 2014
Honors in Ancient History (University of Maryland) - 1993

Idiot’s Guides: The Bible, (Alpha Books: New York, NY), 2014. 352pp

“Preaching and Teaching Our Ancient Text to a Modern Student”
in, Ancient Text, Modern World: Building a God-Centered Worldview in a Me-Centered World, (Randall House Academic: Nashville, TN, 2022).
“We Speak for God: The Reformer’s Theology of Preaching”
in, Celebrating the Legacy of the Reformation, (B&H Academic: Nashville, TN, 2019).
“The Scholarship of James Leo Garrett: A Bibliography”
in, Theology in Conversation, Ed. William H. Brackney, Perspectives in Religious Studies, Spring 2006. Vol. 33, No.1

“The Spirit Of Prophecy In The Pulpit: Reconsidering Preaching As A Form Of Prophecy”
Journal For Baptist Theology & Ministry Vol.16, No.1 (Spring 2019), 12-26.
“Fellowship Of The Triune God: The Divine Context For A Theology Of Preaching”
Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society vol.16, no.2 (September 2016), 16-26.
“A Creature Among Creatures or Lords of Creation?: The Vocation of Dominion
in Christian Theology”
Journal of Markets & Morality, Vol.14, No.1 (Spring 2011): 133-146.
“Getting Into Hot Water: Evangelicals And Global Warming”
Journal Of Markets & Morality, Vol.12, No.2 (Fall 2009): 315-335.
“Fiat Lux: The Doctrine Of Creation As The ‘Origin’ For A High Theology Of Preaching”
Journal Of The Evangelical Homiletics Society Vol.9, No.1 (March 2009), 98-116.
“The Attraction Of Beauty In An Ugly World: On The Relationship Of
Discipling And Evangelism”
Southwestern Journal Of Theology Vol.50, No.2 (Spring 08), 170-182.
“Tongues In The (Prayer) Closet”
Theology for Ministry, vol. 3, no.1 (May 2008), 93-104.
“Method Mistake: An Analysis Of The Charge Of Arianism In Complementarian
Discussions Of Trinity”
Journal Of Biblical Manhood And Womanhood, Vol.13, No.1 (Spring 2008), 42-47.

Evangelical Theological Society: 2000 - Present

Evangelical Philosophical Society: 2003 - Present

Evangelical Homiletics Society: 2008 - Present