Is there a design for the body? Often today we hear people say, “I am not what my body is.” What place does our understanding of the body play in our theology? What difference does that make in regards to such subjects as gender reassignment surgery? Homosexuality? Abortion? Euthanasia? Eating disorders?
Today on Apollos Watered, we welcome Dr. Timothy C. Tennent (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland) to the show to discuss his book, For the Body: Recovering a Theology of Gender, Sexuality and the Human Body. Dr. Tennent has served as President of Asbury Theological Seminary and Professor of World Christianity since 2009. He is a frequent conference speaker around the country and throughout the world.
Prior to his coming to Asbury Theological Seminary, Dr. Tennent was the Professor of World Missions and Indian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1984, he has pastored churches in Georgia, and in several of the largest churches in New England. Since 1989, he has taught annually as an adjunct professor at the New Theological College in Dehra Dun, India. He is the author of numerous books and articles. Prior to his most recent book, he has written Building Christianity on Indian Foundations, Christianity at the Religious Roundtable, Theology in the Context of World Christianity, and Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the 21st Century.
Dr. Tennent and his wife, Julie, reside in Wilmore, Ky. They have two grown children, Jonathan and Bethany.