Dr. Bill Warren
Dr. Bill WarrenProfessor of New Testament and Greek, occupying the Landrum P. Leavell II Chair of New Testament and Greek
Director of the H. Milton Haggard Center for New Testament Textual Studies

Office: HSC 260
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455 ext. 3735 or (504) 816-8190
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E-Mail: wwarren@nobts.edu

Education

  • A.A., Okaloosa-Walton Jr. College
  • B.S., Mississippi College
  • M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Th.D./Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Additional studies at Seminario Biblico Latinoamericano, San Jose, Costa Rica, the University of West Florida, and the University of Southern Mississippi

Teaching Experience

  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1990 to present)
  • Seminario Teológico Bautista Internacional, Cali, Colombia
  • Seminario Teológico Bautista de Venezuela, Los Teques, Venezuela
  • Xavier University, New Orleans, LA (adjunct)
  • Seminario Teológico Bautista de Cuba Oriental, Santiago, Cuba (visiting professor)

Teaching Specializations

  • Textual Criticism, History of the Bible, Social Settings of the New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Greek Grammar & Syntax

Ministry Experience

  • Various interim pastorates and summer positions; Assistant Pastor, Istrouma Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-1980; Pastor, Plank Road Baptist Church, Slaughter, LA, 1980-1983; Foreign Mission Board missionary professor, Cali, Colombia, and church planting, revitalization, evangelism, and social ministry work in Buenaventura, Colombia 1983-1989; Pastor, New Henleyfield Southern Baptist Church, Carriere, MS, 1994-2000; Pastor, Diamondhead Baptist Church, 2001-2006; Pastor, Jacob’s Well, 2008 to present

Publications

Publications, Recordings, and Presentations:

  • See below for an overview with many of my publications and presentations:

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Evangelical Theology Society
  • International Greek New Testament Project Steering Committee (2010)
  • Evangelical Textual Criticism Blog member

Writings and Recordings:

“La Cristología en el Libro de Hebreos,” in Diálogo Teológico, Number 26, Oct. 1985

“Introducción a 2ª a los Corintios,” in Diálogo Teológico, Number 32, 1989

“El Liderazgo y la Reconciliación,” translator of the English article, in Diálogo Teológico, Number 32, 1989

Teología de la Liberación: Una Respuesta Evangélica.  Una Colección de Ensayos de la Conferencia de Líderes Evangélicos realizada en Cali, Colombia, en Mayo y Junio, 1989, editor, 1990, STBI, Cali, Colombia

“Evangelism in the Context of Liberation Theology: Structural Sin and Structural Conversion?” in Journal for the Academy of Evangelism (vol. 6, 1990-91)

The Adult Bible Study materials for the Adult Vacation Bible Study, CBP, El Paso,TX (Biblical commentary material), 1991 

“Christology, Culture and Revival in Latin America,” in The Theological Educator, Fall 1991

“Palestina en los Tiempos de Jesús,” in Manual Bíblico Mundo Hispano, CBP, 1992

“A Twentieth Century Reformation: Evangelicals in Latin America,” in The Theological Educator, Spring 1992

“Focuses on Spirituality in the Sermon on the Mount,” in The Theological Educator, Fall 1992

“Current Trends in New Testament Studies,” in The Theological Educator, Spring 1994.

“Paul's Hermeneutical Methods and Ours,” in The Theological Educator, Fall 1994

“A Minister's Bibliography: Helps for Studying the Bible,” in The Theological Educator, Fall 1995

“Engaging the Forces of Evil: Ephesians 6:10-20,” in The Theological Educator, Fall 1996 

“Parables: How Should We Understand Them?” in The Theological Educator, Fall 1997

Seminary Extension Study Guide for Luke, Seminary Extension, Nashville, 1997

“An Anthropological Interpretation of a First Century Jewish-Christian Text Based upon an Honor-Shame Oriented Society,” in The Korean Baptist Theological Seminary Journal, 1998 

New Testament textual notes for the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation, first published in November 2000

TV Video Recordings for Bible Studies on John, 1 Corinthians, Mark, and Romans for Gateway to Truth, NOBTS, various times from 1992-2005 

Collation of Greek minuscule manuscripts for the International Greek New Testament Project and the supervision of collations by others, 1992-present, included in the IGNTP John volumes as applicable to each volume

“Interpreting NT Narrative,” chapter in Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics, edited by Lemke, Corley, and Lovejoy, Broadman, 2002

“Interpreting the Book of Revelation,” chapter in Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics, edited by Lemke, Corley, and Lovejoy, Broadman, 2002

 “Shame and Honor,” “Mark,” John, “Bible, Formation and Canon,” “Gospels, Synoptic,” and “Education in Bible Times,” articles for the revision of the Holman Bible Dictionary, 2003

“Our English Bible,” in The Biblical Illustrator, 2004

“The New Testament Canon,” in The Biblical Illustrator, 2007

Numerous book reviews in various journals, including among others, JETS, The Theological Educator, and Diálogo Teológico 

Two sermons in The Carey Pulpit, Fall 2002, and two for Fall 2004. 

“Textual Issues in the Gospels,” in Harmony of the Gospels, Broadman and Holman, 2007.

Spanish translation of Harold Greenlee’s book (revised edition) New Testament Textual Criticism currently being used in Cuba and Colombia as an “on-demand” publication

"An Ambassador's Role," in The Biblical Illustrator, Winter 2010

“Who Changed the Text and Why? Probable, Possible, and Unlikely Explanations," in Is the New Testament Text Reliable: 2008 Greer-Heard Forum, edited by Robert Stewart

"The Transmission of the Remembered Jesus: Insights from Textual Criticism," in Jesus Remembered, edited by Robert Stewart

2009-2010, Monthly Columns for the Baptist Message, the Louisiana Baptist State Newspaper

The CNTTS Critical Apparatus software module, Accordance Bible Software Company, 2004-2009 (We have now finished the entire NT as of early Oct. 2009, the culmination of a 9 year project to compile a searchable electronic database of the manuscript evidence undergirding the text of our NT.  The project resulted in a condensed database of over 16,000 pages and is the first substantial searchable electronic textual database of its type in the entire world)

Conferences and Professional Presentations:

Annual Faculty Lectures, Seminario Teológico Bautista Internacional, Cali, Colombia, 1986 and 1989

“Evangelism in the Context of Liberation Theology: Structural Sin and Structural Conversion?” Keynote Address for the American Academy for Evangelism Annual Meeting, NOBTS, 1990

"Evil in Worldview Perspective" paper presentation for the March 1994 meeting of the New Orleans chapter of the College Theology Society

Major Paper Respondent, Spring 1996 meeting of the New Orleans chapter of the College Theology Society

“Current Trends in New Testament Studies,” The Scholar’s Forum New Testament Lecture, NOBTS, April 1998

“Jesus and his new Community: Pitfalls, Ideals, and Realities,” Ola Farmer Lenaz Lecture, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, May 1998

“An Anthropological Interpretation of a First Century Jewish-Christian Text based upon an Honor-Shame Oriented Society,” New Testament Department Special Event Speaker, Korean Baptist Theological University and Seminary, Tae Jon, South Korea, May 1998

 “Current Trends in NT Textual Criticism”, Special Lecture Speaker, Korean Baptist Theological University & Seminary, Tae Jon, South Korea, May 1998

“P4 and the P75-B Text in Luke” Society of Biblical Literature, Orlando, 1998, New Testament Textual Criticism Section, Nov. 1998

“The Role of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies in the IGNTP,” Second Conference on New Testament Textual Criticism: the IGNTP, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, April 1999

Presided over one of the New Testament Textual Criticism Sections, SBL, Boston, 1999 and again at SBL, Nashville, 2000

“A Group-Grid Analysis of the Marcan Ideal Community,” SBL Regional, Dallas, New Testament section, March 2000

“Literacy in the Ancient World,” The Context Group, Notre Dame University, March 2001

“Lectionary Influences on Continuous Text New Testament Manuscripts,” SBL Regional, Dallas, March 2001 (co-authored with Earl Kellett)

“Mark’s Depiction of Community: Implications for Building Healthy Communitites Today,” Regional College Theology Society Meeting, Xavier University, April 2001

“Explorations into Applying the Quantitative Analysis Method to a Single Text-type,” SBL, NTTC Section, Denver, Nov. 2001.

“The Spirituality of Jesus” and “Cross Cultural Communication and the Gospel: New Testament Case Studies,” The Annual Carey Lectures, William Carey College, Aug. 2002.

“Let the Scribe Understand: Exploration into the Lectionary Influences on the New Testament Text,” Presentation with Earl Kellett for the Evangelical Theological Society, Nov. 2002, Toronto, Canada.

The Robertson Codex: The History and Filming of a Southern Baptist Treasure,” Presentation with Dr. Charlie Draper for the Evangelical Theological Society, Nov. 2002, Toronto, Canada.

Christological Orthodoxy and the Text of the New Testament: Theology, Scribes, and Textual Transmission,” Presentation at ETS, Nov. 2003, Atlanta, GA.

A Forgotten Four-Gospel Codex:  A Study of the Robertson Codex,” Presentation with Dr. Charlie Draper for the Society of Biblical Literature, Nov. 2003, Atlanta, GA. 

“A Charge, a Cross, and a Curtain: An Understanding of the Abandonment Cry of Jesus in Mark,” Presented at the ETS Southwest Regional Meeting, March 2005, New Orleans

“Textual Criticism and Reaching beyond the Guild,” Presented at The Fourth Birmingham Colloquia on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, University of Birmingham, England, April 2005

“Another Look at the Abandonment Cry of Jesus in Mark,” Presented at the ETS National Meeting, November 2006, Washington, D.C.

“As in all the churches of the saints: Orderly Worship or Silent Women?” Presented at the Southeast Regional ETS meeting, March 2007, Graceville, FL

“Whose Tendencies Are We Seeing, Theirs or Ours?  The Need for Criteria in Determining Scribal Motivations in Variant Readings.” Presented at the 2007 Birmingham Colloquium on New Testament Textual Criticism, April 2007, Birmingham, UK

“An Introduction to the Center for New Testament Textual Studies” Presented at the International SBL meeting, July 2007, Vienna, Austria

Orderly Worship or Silent Women? The Punctuation of 1 Cor. 14:33.  Presented at the National ETS meeting, November 2007, San Diego, CA

“Who Changed the Text and Why?  Probable, Possible, and Unlikely Explanations of Scribal Motivations.” Presented at the 2008 Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum, April 2008, at NOBTS on the topic of the integrity of the NT text, with the papers to be published as chapters in the subsequent volume

Does 1 Cor. 14:33 Apply to Silent Women or Orderly Churches: Listening to the Manuscripts as Early Commentaries.” Presented at the International SBL meeting, July 2008, Auckland, New Zealand.

“When Is a Textual Variant an Error? Case Studies for Determining Scribal Errors."  Presented at the International SBL meeting in Rome, July 2009. 

"Unity and Diversity in the NT: Challenges for a Missional Hermeneutic," ETS, paper presented at the invitation of the Missional Church Consultation, Nov. 2009

"The Text of the Gospels in the Apostolic Fathers," ETS, paper presented at the invitation of the NT Canon, Textual Criticism, and Apocryphal Literature Section, Nov. 2009

"Just Spell It like It Sounds! Case Studies on the Spelling Tendencies of Scribes," SBL, presented with Steven Whatley, Nov. 2009

"Current Progress and Challenges in the Study of the NT Text," Keynote address, for the Annual Theological Symposium and Grand Opening of the Biblical Manuscripts Research Centre, Northern Caribbean University, Nov. 2009

"Studying Manuscripts to Clarify the Text," Keynote address, for the Annual Theological Symposium and Grand Opening of the Biblical Manuscripts Research Centre, Northern Caribbean University, Nov. 2009

Workshops on "Cómo Interpretar la Biblia," "El Jésus Bíblico," "El Perdón y la Reconciliación," y "Pautas para un MInisterio Eficaz" for Cobre Baptist Church, Santiago, Cuba, Oct. 2009





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