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Dr. Jerry Johnston Interviews Jerry Jenkins and Craig Evans


Dr. Craig Evans is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at HBU. He is a sought-after biblical scholar and New Testament expert. His books and teaching have encouraged many and led skeptics to faith in Jesus Christ. Jerry Jenkins is a bestselling author of numerous books, including the famous “Left Behind” series. Together,…

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Dr. Jerry Johnston Interviews Dr. John Tyler


Dr. John Tyler, Jr. is the program coordinator for HBU Legal Studies and associate professor of Government. Dr. Tyler practiced commercial, civil rights and toxic tort litigation as an attorney in Texas for 35 years. As a professor, his teaching emphasizes the dynamic conflict between the political, moral and historical dimensions of law that formed…

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Dr. Jerry Johnston Interviews Dr. Lou Markos


  Dr. Louis Markos is the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities, scholar-in-residence and professor of English in the HBU School of Humanities. He is an authority on C.S. Lewis and ancient Greece and Rome. He is a thoughtful author and a lively speaker and teacher.

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Dr. Jerry Johnston Interviews Dr. Timothy Brookins


Dr. Timothy Brookins serves as the director of Graduate Programs for the School of Christian Thought, program coordinator for Graduate Theology Programs, interim chair for the Department of Theology and assistant professor of Classics and Biblical Languages. Dr. Brookins specializes in the Greco-Roman context of early Christianity, with a primary emphasis in the Pauline epistles.…

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Dr. Jerry Johnston Interviews Dr. Kristie Cerling


  Dr. Kristie Cerling is the associate dean in the HBU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and an associate professor of Education. Dr. Cerling’s experience is extensive; she worked as a K-12 teacher, principal, curriculum director and superintendent of schools before moving into higher education. Her specialties include teaching strategies, classroom management and content…

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Dr. Jerry Johnston Interviews Elizabeth Saldivar


Elizabeth Saldivar serves as chair of the Student Foundation, a group whose members serve as fitting representatives of the University, interacting with friends and guests of HBU at various events. She is a student worker in the President’s Office, at the desk of the Academic Success Center, and serves as a tutor. Saldivar also serves…

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Dr. Jerry Johnston Interviews Andre Walker


André Walker III is a defensive end on the HBU Football team and is a pre-med major. Walker is involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Alpha Epsilon Delta (the pre-med society). In the summer of 2018, he shadowed team physician, Dr. Vishal M. Shah, and participated in the Summer Health Professions Education Program…

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Has Your Faith Affected Your Promotions?


Dr. Cristie Jo Johnston: Has your outspoken Christianity, your outspoken faith, caused any problems with your promotions here at Rice University? Because we see that in other parts of the country. What about for you here? Dr. James Tour: Nothing has happened in promotions as far as professorial promotions at Rice. I came to Rice…

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