This week's FPCJ Blog of the Week goes to the extraordinary Al Mohler. Of course, albertmohler.com come gives you much more than just a blog, though Al's daily posts are (in and of themselves) worth every second you spend reading them. The site also provides you with his longer posts under the heading "Commentary," links to his outstanding radio program, sermons and speeches, articles, book reviews (particularly valuable, since Al reads more widely and retains more of what he reads than anyone I know), biographical information and links to other resources. This is a site to bookmark and add to your feed reader. Essential.
Al is the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary-the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. He has preached for us here at First Presbyterian on many occasions.
Dr. Mohler has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. Time dubbed him the "reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S" - and with good reason.
Al hosts a daily live nationwide radio program on the Salem Radio Network, and writes, comments and is quoted in the nation's leading newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution and The Dallas Morning News. He has also appeared on such national news programs as CNN's "Larry King Live," NBC's "Today Show" and "Dateline NBC," ABC's "Good Morning America," "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS, MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" and Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor."
A native of Lakeland, Florida, Al was a Faculty Scholar at Florida Atlantic University before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and the Doctor of Philosophy (in systematic and historical theology) from Southern Seminary. He has pursued additional study at the St. Meinrad School of Theology and has done research at Oxford University (England). He has has presented lectures or addresses at institutions including Wheaton College, Samford University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the University of Richmond, Mercer University, Cedarville University, Beeson Divinity School, Reformed Theological Seminary, Geneva College, Covenant Theological Seminary, The Cumberland School of Law, The Regent University School of Law, Vanderbilt University and the historic Chautauqua Institution, among many others.
Dr. Mohler is listed in Who's Who in America and other biographical reference works and serves on the boards of several organizations including Focus on the Family. He also serves on the Board of Reference for The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.