Stephen Witmer, a friend of mine from back in seminary (and a fellow Mainer I must add) was just recently appointed as a professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I cannot speak highly enough of my dear brother. I cannot speak highly enough of this God-centered, Christ-exalting, biblical-theology teaching, brother. So I’ll let some others….
I overheard this from my buddy Jonathan, who is a very close friend to Stephen, over at Creation Project:
A great friend and outstanding scholar, Stephen Witmer has been appointed to teach New Testament at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary under a one year contract, with long-term possiblities. Stephen’s keen intellect and sincere heart will be a great addition to the faculty at GCTS. Stephen did his B.A. in Philosophy and History, with a minor in Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, M.Div and Th.M at GCTS, and has just completed his Ph.D in New Testament at Cambridge University, where he recently taught 1Corinthians, the Gospel of John, Acts, and provided oversight to undergraduate students.
A recent GCTS email give him these props:
After graduation from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv/ThM 2003), Prof. Stephen Witmer began PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, and will complete his program in New Testament studies in the spring of 2007. During the academic year 2006-2007, he served as a Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge, supervising students and lecturing in New Testament. He will serve a one-year appointment as Visiting Instructor and Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell during the 2007-2008 year. Together with his experience in teaching, Prof. Witmer brings years of ministry experience. A licensed minister with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, he has led college and young adult ministries and has preached all over New England. His numerous publications include articles in Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary (Zondervan) and in the academic journals Novum Testamentum, Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, and New Testament Studies.