About / Mark Coppenger

Mark Coppenger

In addition to teaching at Southern Seminary, Coppenger is managing editor of the online Kairos Journal. Before attending seminary, he taught at Wheaton and Vanderbilt, where he directed a project for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has authored, edited, or contributed to numerous books.  His articles and reviews have appeared in Teaching Philosophy, Touchstone, American Spectator, Criswell Review, Reformation and Revival, USA Today, and Christian Scholar’s Review. Coppenger has served as pastor of First Baptist Church, El Dorado, Arkansas; executive director of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana; chairman of the SBC Resolutions Committee; president of Midwestern Seminary; and short-term mission volunteer to Brazil, Russia, Romania, Belgium, Egypt, and Sudan. He is a retired infantry officer.

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Mark Coppenger

10 thoughts about the Christian and entertainment

Recently, my son (and pastor) Jedidiah asked me to preach on “ the Christian...

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3 books that influenced my thinking in ethics

When asked to name books that influenced my thinking in ethics, these three came...

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human dignity

Therapeutic Nihilism vs. Discursive Judeo-Christianism

Editor’s Note: Canon & Culture is beginning 2015 with a Symposium on Statecraft and...

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Gordon and the Accreditors

Accreditation just gets “curiouser and curiouser” (to quote Alice in Wonderland). The New England Association...

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religious liberty

The Contrasting Aesthetics of Christendom

Awhile back, the Evangelical Theological Society devoted an annual meeting to “defining evangelicalism’s boundaries,”...

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