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
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)

Books Authored

  • In Defense of Doctrine: Evangelicalism, Theology, and Scripture. Fortress Press, 2015.

Presentations

  • Presenter, "The Role of Abductive Reasoning in Theological Method," Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, Baltimore, November 17, 2015.
  • Presenter, "Epistemic Disagreement and Biblical Interpretation," Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting, Baltimore, November 17, 2015.
  • 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

Roles of Service

  • Director, Defend the Faith Apologetics conferences, 2014-Present
  • President, Evangelical Theological Society, Southwest Region, 2015-2016
  • Program Chair, Evangelical Theological Society, Southwest Region, 2014-2015
  • Vice-President, Evangelical Theological Society, Southwest Region, 2013-2014
  • Board of Trustees, Watchman Fellowship, Inc., 2012-Present

Professional Memberships

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Religious Honors Society

Honors and Awards

  • Ola Farmer Lenaz Faculty Research Grant, 2015-2016
  • 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
  • Student Presenter, 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

Chapel Sermons