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John Jelinek


John Jelinek

Title: Interim Provost; Vice President and Dean of Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School; Professor of Theology
Department: None
Location: Chicago
Position: Non-Teaching
Start Date: July 2008

Educational Background:

BREd, William Tyndale College
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
ThD,  Grace Theological Seminary


Journal Articles:

  • “History of the Progress Toward Catholic-Orthodox Reconciliation.” Michigan Theological Journal 1:1 (1990) 
  • “The Contribution of 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 to Doctrine Concerning the Resurrection Body.” Michigan Theological Journal 2.1 and 2.2 (1991)
  • “A Select Annotated Bibliography for the Study of Christian Theology.” Michigan Theological Journal 3.2; 4.1; 4.2 Fall 1992; Spring 1993; (1993)
  • “The Parable of the Lost Sheep in the Gospel of Thomas.” Michigan Theological Journal 5:1 (1994)
  • “Books of Judgment and the Book of Life in Biblical Theology.” Journal of Ministry and Theology 1.2 (1997)
  • “Why Be Moral?  The Contradictions of Postmodern Morality in America.” Journal of Christian Apologetics 1.1 (1997) 3-28
  • “Preparing Better Sermon Introductions.” Synergy: Pastors and Wives Newsletter, General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, National Office 1.1
  • “Animal and Plant Rights,” Journal for Christian Apologetics 2.2
  • “The Bible Code Controversy,” Journal of Ministry and Theology, 2.1 (1998) 18-57

Articles/Publications in Monographs:

  • “The Dispersion and the Restoration of Israel to the Promised Land.” H. Wayne House, editor. Israel: The Land and the People: An Evangelical Affirmation of God’s Promises. Grand Rapids: Kregel, (1998) 231-258
  • Contributing Editor, Teacher’s Study Bible, Nelson Publishers. Wrote study notes for   Leviticus, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Luke and Acts. 
  • “Varieties of Muslim Apologetics and Christian Response:  Reflections on the Centrality of the Qur’an in Muslim Apologetic Systems” Evangelical Theological Society, Toronto, Ontario, (2002)
  • “What Did He Hear and Where Did He Hear It? Apologetic Reflections on the Person of  the Spirit in John’s Gospel” International Society of Christian Apologetics, Charlotte, N.C., (2006)
  • “Steps in the Ministry of the Messiah” Alaska Bible College Publication, Glennallen, Alaska  (1988)

Professional/Personal Interests:


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • International Society of Christian Apologetics
  • Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics

I enjoy reading (mostly theological tomes, I’m afraid), writing (apologetics, ethics and theology), and until recently, running (which I have replaced with walking and bicycling). Calvin and Hobbes cartoons are a source of past enjoyment that I have recently replaced with the Lio cartoon.


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