Dillon T. Thornton holds a BA from Leavell College, an MDiv from Beeson Divinity School, and a PhD in New Testament from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Dillon has nearly two decades of diverse ministry experience. He has shepherded churches in Alabama, Colorado, and New Zealand. Dillon is a fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians, a highly regarded organization of local church pastors who also serve as writing theologians for the broader Christian community. He has contributed to a number of scholarly journals and popular periodicals, including the Tyndale Bulletin, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology and Preaching. Dillon’s first book, Hostility in the House of God, was published in 2016 (Eisenbrauns).  His current writing project is a popular work titled Give Them Jesus: Raising Our Children on the Core Truths of the Christian Faith, which will be published by Hachette in 2018. In his writing, preaching, teaching, and other aspects of pastoral work, Dillon seeks to equip people of all ages to love Christ with their whole hearts, think Christianly about the world and everything in it, and live faithfully by displaying the beautiful truth of the gospel in every sphere of life. In his spare time, Dillon does CrossFit, drinks far too much coffee, reads C.S. Lewis, and watches adventure movies. He and his wife, Jamie, have two energetic boys, Aidan and Cullen.


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