Jonathan T. Pennington

Professor of New Testament Interpretation

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Jonathan T. Pennington, who holds a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Pennington has served as Professor of New Testament Interpretation since 2005. He is married to Tracy, and they have 6 children. He is an Associate Pastor at Sojourn East in Louisville, Kentucky.


Come and See: The Journey of Knowing God through Scripture (Crossway, 2023)

Small Preaching: 25 Little Things You Can Do Now to Make You a Better Preacher (Lexham Press, 2021)

Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture: A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey, Co-authored by Constantine R. Campbell (Baker Academic, 2020)

Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life (Brazos Press, 2020)

The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary (Baker Academic, 2018)

Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction (Baker Academic, 2012)

Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew (Baker Academic, 2009)

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