|If you’re anywhere near Jacksonville, Florida, Frank is preaching Sunday, January 16 at:
For those who have never heard Frank speak (or haven’t connected him to the family spokesman on network television during the Mt. Hood Crisis in December 2006, when three climbers lost their lives, including his youngest brother Kelly James), here’s a little background.
Frank A. James is Provost and Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He has two doctorates (which is a story in itself), a D.Phil. in History from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary/Pennsylvania. He has taught at Villanova University and Westmont College and was Visiting Professor at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England.
I won’t go into his publishing activities, only to say he is currently wrapping up the manuscript of a Church history volume, co-authored with John Woodbridge, Trinity Divinity School, (Zondervan), that in my opinion is earthshaking.
Lest you imagine him a stuff-shirt academic (and those who know him can feel free to chime in), he is an insanely loyal Dallas Cowboys fan and a Country Western Music buff (a quality that can be trying on the best of marriages, although I admit he has expanded my taste in music). And the women in his life—his students, colleagues, friends, mother, wife, and daughter—never had a better champion and advocate than Frank!
If you want to sample the flavor of his work and his heart, read: In the Shadow of Mount Hood
So if you’re anywhere near Jacksonville tomorrow and want a spiritual feast, head over to Christ Church at 9:30am tomorrow!