Baptist theologian John D. Laing observes that in evolutionary thought, death functions as a mechanism for life, playing a vital role in natural selection. Read More >
John D. Laing serves as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston, TX, and as the Director of Southwestern Seminary’s chaplaincy programs. He is an active member of several scholarly societies and has served as both the Chairman and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Region of the Evangelical Theological Society. His primary areas of interest include Philosophical Theology, Christology, Theological Hermeneutics, Divine Providence, and the integration of Science, Christian Theology & Ethical Theory. A complete list of his publications and teaching may be found here. In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. Laing has been serving in the United States Army for over 25 years and is currently the senior Chaplain for the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard. He is an active churchman, and has a keen interest in missions, which has manifested itself in preaching/teaching on five continents over the last 15 years. John is the husband of one wife, Stefana, who is an accomplished Patristics scholar in her own right, and the father of three beautiful children. Dr. Laing holds a Bacheor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management and a minor in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Master’s of Divinity fdegree rom Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, with additional study at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and Huntington College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.