Last month Jacob Birch wrote a widely-viewed article at Christianity Today questioning the common use of Jeremiah 29 in the Western church. In short, Birch complains that the common refrain, “We live in a period of exile” in today’s Western church is an ill-advised framework to understand the church’s relationship to our broader culture. We...Continue Reading
An ordained minister and the first professor of Reformed Theological Seminary NYC in Manhattan where he serves as Professor of Old Testament and Dean of Students, Bill earned a Ph.D. in Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America, where his research focused on the Dead Sea Scrolls, with both New Testament and Old Testament implications. He completed his M.Div. at RTS Orlando and serves as a pastor at McLean Presbyterian Church. His church ministry focuses on community, pastoral care, faith and work, and leadership development. Bill previously had a business career working for Oliver Wyman & Co. as a management consultant. He is certified as a Field Associate for SIMA (System for Identifying Motivating Abilities), a Belbin Team Roles Consultant, and a Highlands Ability Battery Affiliate. Bill and his wife Jill have two children.