World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Philip Ryken

Philip Ryken in front of the pulpit of Tenth Presbyterian Church, 2010.

Philip Graham Ryken is the eighth and current president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Contents

  • Education 1
  • Professional life 2
  • Scholarship 3
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Education

Ryken received a B.A. from Wheaton College in 1988, with a double major in English literature and philosophy. He also completed a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1992, and a PhD in historical theology from University of Oxford in 1995.

Professional life

Ryken is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He joined the pastoral staff of historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1995 and was elevated to the position of senior minister upon the death of James Boice in 2000.[1] In February 2010, the Board of Trustees at Wheaton College announced his selection as the college's eighth president, succeeding the retiring Duane Litfin.[2][3] Ryken took office on 1 July 2010 and was formally inaugurated on 17 September 2010 at Edman Chapel.

He is a member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, serving as a member of the Alliance Council, which features his expository preaching on its weekly national radio and internet broadcast, Every Last Word.[4]

Scholarship

He has written over thirty books on a wide variety of Christian subjects, including:

  • Art for God's Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts
  • Written in Stone: The Ten Commandments and Today's Moral Crisis
  • The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel with James Montgomery Boice and R.C. Sproul
  • Discovering God in Stories from the Bible

Ryken has also coauthored a series of commentaries on individual books of the Bible with R. Kent Hughes. Ryken and his father, literary scholar Leland Ryken, have collaborated to produce a study Bible, and the father-son team worked with James Wilhoit to write Ryken's Bible Handbook, which focuses on the literary genres and styles in each book of the Bible.

Personal life

Ryken is the son of Christian literary scholar and Wheaton professor, Leland Ryken. Ryken met his wife, Lisa, while the two were students at Wheaton. They were married after their junior year. The couple have five children, and reside in Wheaton. He is known to enjoy waterskiing, basketball and poetry.

References

  1. ^ Tenth Presbyterian Church - Philadelphia, PA: Dr. Philip G. Ryken
  2. ^ Wheaton College Names Philip Ryken President-Elect
  3. ^ "Phillip Ryken Named New President of Wheaton College". Church Report. Christy Media. 2010-02-20. Archived from the original on 2010-02-21. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  4. ^ Council - Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Inc

External links

  • Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
  • Every Last Word broadcast
  • Tenth Presbyterian Church
  • Wheaton College
Academic offices
Preceded by
Duane Litfin
President of Wheaton College
2010–present
Incumbent
Religious titles
Preceded by
James Montgomery Boice
Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church
2000–2010
Succeeded by
Liam Goligher
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.