Dr. John Walton

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Dr. John Walton Walton-2 Laura Clark best

John H. Walton (Ph.D. Hebrew Union College) is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School where he has taught for almost twenty years. Dr. Walton has published nearly 30 books, among them commentaries, reference works, text books, scholarly monographs, and popular academic works. He was the Old Testament general editor for the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV, NKJV, NRSV), and is perhaps most widely known for the “Lost World” books (including The Lost World of Genesis One, The Lost World of Adam and Eve, and The Lost World of the Flood). His areas of expertise include the importance of the ancient Near East for interpreting the Old Testament as well as the dialogue between science and faith.

Whether in teaching or writing, he is constantly challenged in his own life; the material that he is presenting stretches him as much as it stretches his students or readers. Whatever he is writing or teaching also has a way of infiltrating his family. His wife, Kim, was trained as a biochemist, which has made for interesting dinner conversations–especially when he was working on his Genesis commentary. Their three children are all grown and married, and are an “academically intense” group.

Reflection/Discussion Questions:

  1. Why did God create us?
  2. What is the Bible all about?
  3. What has God always wanted?
  4. Why did Jesus come?


Songs from Chapel:

King of Kings

Lean Back- Tis So Sweet