Dr. Rhyne Putman
Dr. Rhyne PutmanAssistant Professor of Theology and Culture


Office: Dodd 106
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455 ext. 3247
Fax: (504) 286-3639
Home Phone:
E-Mail: rputman@nobts.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2012); Dissertation: "Postcanonical Doctrinal Development as Hermeneutical Phenomenon"
  • Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2009)
  • M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2008)
  • B.A., Williams Baptist College (2005)

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2010-Present)

Teaching Specializations

  • Systematic Theology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophical Hermeneutics
  • Cult Theology
  • World Religions
  • Apologetics

Ministry Experience

  • Supply preacher
  • Apologetics lecturer
  • Revival Evangelist
  • Conference Speaker
  • Camp Speaker
  • Associate Pastor, Ames Blvd. Baptist Church (2011-Present)
  • Deacon, Calvary Baptist Church (2010-2011)
  • Interim Pastor, Bowman Baptist Church (2005-2006)
  • Collegiate Ministry Intern, Walnut Street Baptist Church Jonesboro, AR (2002-2005)
  • Ordained, Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jonesboro, AR (2006)
  • Licensed, Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jonesboro, AR (2002)

Presentations

  • Presenter, "Where Does Inerrancy Fit in the 'Doctrinal Triage'? Bibliology, Ecclesiology, and Doctrinal Taxonomy," Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, Baltimore, November 20, 2013.
  • Presenter (with Dr. Jeffrey B. Riley), “Is Overpopulation a Christian Concern? ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply’ in Redemptive-Movement and Theodramatic Perspectives,” Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, Milwaukee, November 14, 2012
  • Presenter, "Evangelicals and Gadamerian Hermeneutics: Promises and Perils," Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, San Francisco, November 16, 2011
  • Panel Speaker, "How Do Culture and Practical Theology Interact?" National Youth Workers Conference, Atlanta, November 20, 2011
  • Panel Speaker, "What Does it Mean to Be a Person?" National Youth Workers Conference, Atlanta, November 19, 2011
  • Panel Respondent to J. Matthew Pinson, "Thomas Grantham's Theology of the Atonement and Justification," Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry Special Event, February 25, 2011
  • Presenter, “Pulp Gospels and Pop Theology: Assessing Christology and Popular Piety in Second- and Third-Century Apocryphal Gospel Traditions,” Southwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, February 26, 2010
  • Presenter, "Apocryphal Gospel Traditions," Institute of Christian Apologetics, January 2010
  • Presenter, “Get Real, Professor Hick: Evaluating the ‘Critical Realism’ of John Hick,” Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, New Orleans, November 20, 2009
  • Presenter, “‘Through Whom He also made the Aeons and Everything’: Uncovering Arius’s Anthropocentric Cosmology,” Special Event, Evangelical Philosophical Society, New Orleans, March 27, 2009
  • “The Me Delusion: Lessons Learned from Heretics,” chapel address, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, April 23, 2008
  • “Is there a Value in a Christian Liberal Arts Education?” Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting, November 1, 2005

Memberships

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Religious Honors Society
  • Board of Trustees, Watchman Fellowship, Inc.

Articles

"Eckhart Tolle," for the Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook (Arlington, TX: Watchman Fellowship, 2008). 

Books

Evangelicalism, Theology, and Scripture (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, forthcoming).

Reviews

Review of Oakman, Douglas E. Jesus and the Peasants (Cascade Books, 2008) in The Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry 6.2 (Fall 2009).

Review of John D. Caputo, What Would Jesus Deconstruct? The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church (Baker, 2007) in The Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry 6.1 (Spring 2009).

Awards and Honors

  • Marvin Jones Award for Excellence (NOBTS), Outstanding Research Professor, 2012
  • The Broadman & Holman Seminarian Award, 2008
  • Thru the Bible Communicator of the Year Award, 2008
  • The Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry Student Fellowship 2005-2010
  • Presented "Baptists & Liberal Arts Education" at the Arkansas State Baptist Convention, November 2005.
  • Recipient of Williams' H.L. Waters Award of Religion, April 2005
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

OUR MISSION

The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


DIVISIONS

Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
Church Music Ministries
Pastoral Ministries
Theological and Historical Studies
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