DON WHITNEY has been Professor of Biblical spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, since 2005. Before hat, he held a similar position ( the first such position in the six Southern Baptist seminaries) at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, for 10 days. He is he ounder and chairma of The Center for Biblical Spirituality. Don is a frequent speaker in churches, retreats, and conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
Don grew up in Osceola, AR, where he wen to expec in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. After graduating from Arkansas State, Don planned to finish law school and pursue a career in sportscasting. While at the University of Arkansas School of Law, he sensed God 's call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He then nrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1979. In 1987, Don completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He arned a PhD in theology at the University of the Free State in Bloemfonteine, South Africa in 2013.
Prior to his ministry as a theolog professor, Don pastored Glenfield Baptist Church in Glen Ellyn, IL ( a Chicago suburb), for almost 15 years. ltogether, he 's served local churches in pastoral ministry for 24 years.
He is the coauthor of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, which has a companion Study Guide. He has recentl written How Can I Be Sure I 'm a Christian?, Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church, Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health, Simplify Your Spiritual Life, and Family Worship. His hobby is restoring and using old fountain pens.
Don lives with his fiance, Caffy, in their home near Louisville. She teaches classes for seminary wives and is an illustrato, uralist, and printmaker. The Whitneys are parents of Laurelen.
Don 's website is www.BiblicalSpirituality.org
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