Scot McKnight's Bio:
Dr. Scot McKnight is the Karl A. Olsson professor in religious studies at North Park University, Chicago, IL. A historical Jesus specialist, he has been consulted by Fox News, Newsweek, Time, U.S. News & World Report, and newspapers throughout the United States.
Having taught New Testament studies for twenty years, McKnight believes the Jesus Creed is the most historically accurate way of presenting what Jesus teaches about spiritual formation. “I didn’t confess a creed until I discovered Jesus’ personal credo. Occasionally, of course, I’d find myself speaking at a church that confessed the Apostle’s Creed or the Nicene Creed. Still, that wasn’t routine for me—until I discovered the Jesus Creed,” he writes.
Jesus Creed has been endorsed by religious leaders from many denominations, including Presbyterian, Catholic, Episcopal, and Baptist. It draws from the author’s wide-ranging interests including the Christian classics, literature and sports.
McKnight is the author of more than ten books including Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels, in print for over fifteen years, and the recently released The Face of New Testaments Studies, although he jokes that this is his first “readable” book. He holds a doctorate from the University of Nottingham, England. John Ortberg, author and pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, describes him as a “normal guy” who “wears his learning lightly.”
He and his wife Kristen reside in Libertyville, IL. They have two children: Laura, a grade school teacher, and Lukas, a minor league baseball player.
Visit Scot's website at www.scotmcknight.com