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Leavell College launches House System for discipleship, fellowship and spiritual formation
Nov 24, 2020
NOBTS avoids major damage during Hurricane Zeta
Oct 29, 2020
Chad Gilbert: Second Hurricane ‘demoralizing’ for SW Louisiana
Oct 16, 2020
Stories of Providence: Nathan Jernigan
Oct 16, 2020
‘All Religions are the Same!’
Nov 30, 2020
Giving Thanks in 2020
Nov 16, 2020
God, This is not Fair!
Nov 16, 2020
Encouragement for pastors battling depression
Nov 09, 2020
Dr. Charles A. Ray, Jr.
Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek
504-282-4455 ext. 3315
M.A.E.T., University of New Orleans, 1998
Ph.D., NOBTS, 2003 (converted from1983 Th.D.)
M.Div., NOBTS, 1977
M.Ed., Mississippi College, 1974
B.A., Mississippi College, 1973
Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek, present
Professor of New Testament and Greek, NOBTS, 1997-2018
Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek, NOBTS, 1991-1997
Assistant Professor of New Testament, Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986-91
IMB, ISC Volunteer, led group of students to Southeast Asia, 2000 (3 weeks)
IMB, ISC Volunteer, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1993 (2 weeks)
Visiting Professor, Mississippi College, Spring 1988
The Gospel of John
Mulberry Baptist Church, Houma, LA, interim pastor, 2005-06, 2016-17
First Baptist Church, Purvis, MS, interim pastor, 2003
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pine Grove, LA, interim pastor, 2000-01
Schriever Baptist Mission, Schriever, LA, interim pastor, 1996-97
Airline Baptist Church, Metaire, LA. interim pastor
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pine Grove, LA, interim pastor, 1991-92
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pine Grove, LA, pastor, 1977-83
William Blvd. Baptist Church, Kenner, LA, youth minister, 1974-77
"Is a Brother Always a Brother?: An Examination of the First Century Use of Adelphos," with Roland McMillan and John Morris, Evangelical Theological Society (Atlanta, GA) November 20, 2003.
"Psalm 95: Literary Context and Application to Hebrews 3," Evangelical Theological Society (Colorado Springs, CO), November 15, 2001.
"Candidates for Signhood: Identifying Signs in the Fourth Gospel," Evangelical Theological Society (Nashville, TN), November 16, 2000.
"A Literary Analysis of the Use of Signs in the Gospel of John," Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (Irving, TX), March 4, 2000.
"A Literary Analysis of Psalm 95," Evangelical Theological Society, Southeast Regional Meeting (New Orleans, LA), Spring 1999.
Articles in The Theological Educator (Journal of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)
"The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)," Fall 1997
"Ephesians Chapter 2," Fall 1996
"The Identity of the 'Israel of God,'" Fall 1994
"The Beatitudes: Challenging Worldviews," Fall 1992
Articles in The Biblical Illustrator (Publication of the Baptist Sunday School Board)
"The Law of Freedom," Winter 2001
"Antichrist in 1 John," Winter 1999
"Christ and the World," Summer 1998
"Jesus as High Priest," Summer 1997
"The Meaning of Holiness," Spring 1996
"A Description of Gethsemane," Spring 1995
"Paradise," Winter 1994
"Adoption," Fall 1992
Articles in Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
Letter to the Hebrews
Articles in Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
In The Theological Educator
-- Ephesians: Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians in Light of Its Historical Setting. Clinton E. Arnold (Baker House: Grand Rapids, 1989, 1992).
-- The Gospel According To John. D.A. Carson (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1991).
-- Gospel and Spirit: Issues in New Testament Hermeneutics. Gordon Fee (Hendrickson Publishers, 1991).
-- Hebrews. New International Biblical Commentary. Donald A. Hagner (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 1983, 1990).
-- Interpreting the Gospel of John. Gary M. Burge (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1992).
-- Josephus and the New Testament. Steve Mason (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1992).
-- Literary Forms In The New Testament: A Handbook. James L. Bailey and Lyle D. Vander Broek (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992).
-- Noncanonical Writings And New Testament Interpretation. Evans, Craig A. (Hendrickson Publishers, 1992).
-- Using New Testament Greek in Ministry: A Practical Guide for Students and Pastors. David Alan Black (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1993).
-- What are they saying about John? Gerard S. Sloyan (New York: Paulist Press, 1991).
In the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
-- The Letter of James. Douglas J. Moo. PNTC (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000) in Vol. 45, No. 3 (Septmeber 2002).
Articles in Bogeumkwa Shilcheon (Journal of the Korea Baptist Seminary)
"An Exegesis of Hebrews 5: 11-6:8" Vol. XII. Taejon, Korea: Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989.
"The New Testament Evidence for Baptist Congregation Church Polity," Vol. X. Taejon, Korea: Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 1987.
Guest Editorials in The Korea Times: "Thoughts of the Times"
"Korean Cabbies," August 9, 1990.
"No Pain, No Gain," April 11, 1990.
"The Cut of a Saw," February 7, 1990.
"Anti-Americanism," November 7, 1989.
"Puwhaleh Chekim," a sermon in Chunimeh Pijanuro, vol. 1 (Taejon, South Korea: Saenuri Baptist Church, 2000).
"James: A Study Guide" (Nashville: The Seminary Extension Department of the Southern Baptist Seminaries, 2000).
That Star: A Christmas Cantata. Story line and dialogue (Korean) Seoul, Korea: Jordan Press, Christmas 1991.
"I Became a Minority," The Baptist Program, December 1990.
Christmas in North Korea: A Christmas Cantata. Story line and dialogue (Korean) Seoul, Korea: Jordan Press, October 1990.
"The Hermeneutics of Liberation Theology" (Korean) Korea Baptist Theological College/Seminary Press, vol. 90, November 25, 1988.
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