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BJUP 400x400 A

Mark L. Ward, Jr., Ph.D.

Logos Pro, Faithlife

Books

Paul’s Positive Religious Affections
dissertation, 2011

Bible Truths F: Patterns for Christian Living
student text, 2011

Bible Truths A: The Life of Christ
complete rewrite of Unit 4, Sermon on the Mount, 2012

Bible Truths B: The Story of the Old Testament
student text, 2013

Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
lead author of 483-page student text, 2016

Can I Smoke Pot? Marijuana in Light of Scripture
co-authored with Tom Breeden, 2016

Ten Ways to Improve Your Bible Study with Digital Tools
promotional ebook, Logos Bible Software, 2016

Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible
forthcoming, Lexham Press, January, 2018


Articles and Papers

Highlights

Full List

The Baptist General Conference
Mack Library Research Report, June 2005

The Young Fundamentalists Survey: Summary and Analysis
Mack Library Research Report, June 2005

“Choosing Bible Software”
Today’s Christian Preacher, Summer 2007, pp. 7-9

Christian’s Dangerous Book
Modern Pilgrim

Gospel-Centered Buzzwords
FrontLine Magazine, July/Aug, 2012

Straight Cuts: Proverbs 1:7
FrontLine Magazine, Sep/Oct, 2012

Introduction to the Bible
For all Bibles produced by Bibles International, 2012

Introduction to the Old Testament
For all Bibles produced by Bibles International, 2012

Introduction to the New Testament
For all Bibles produced by Bibles International, 2012

How To Do Word Studies (And How Not To Do Them)
FrontLine Magazine, Nov/Dec, 2012

The Dwarfs Are for the Dwarfs: Stanley Fish The Pragmatic PresuppositionalistPDF, HTML
Answers Research Journal, vol. 6, 2013; first presented at Bible Faculty Summit, Aug 1, 2012, Northland International University

The Hermeneutics of Homosexuality
FrontLine Magazine, Nov/Dec, 2013

The Allure of the Iron Cage: Reactions to Steven D. Smith’s The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse.”
Bible Faculty Summit, Aug 6, 2014, Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA.

The Ardennes Counteroffensive and Luke’s Account of the Virgin Birth
FrontLine Magazine, Nov/Dec, 2014

Wicked Ignorance: A Creationist Agrees with Richard Dawkins
Answers Magazine; October, 2015

Labeling Your Bible Reading Intuitions
Bible Study Magazine, May/June 2016

And They Were Exceedingly Astonished
Bible Study Magazine, May/June 2016

The Story of ͗Ἀρσενοκοίτης according to BDAG
Bible Faculty Summit, July 27, 2016, Maranatha Bible Univeristy, Watertown, WI.

A Muslim Reads the Bible
FrontLine, July/Aug 2016)

Dear Paul
Bible Study Magazine, July/Aug 2016

“Run a Quick Search for Rhetorical Questions”
Bible Study Magazine, Nov/Dec 2016

American Idol, American Culture, the Christian Church, and Your Bible Study
Modern Reformation, Nov/Dec 2016).

“Exploring the Old Testament Law in Context”
Bible Study Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017

“On Language & Scripture” (FrontLine Magazine, regular column)

Logos Blog

Many, many articles

Top Ten Logos Blog Articles of 2015

Top Ten Logos Blog Articles of 2016

  • “How to Highlight a Book Like a Bible Nerd”
    Page views: 11829
  • “Which Bible Translation Is Best? All the Good Ones.”
    Page views: 11417
  • “Is the Word Easter in the Bible?”
    Page views: 9020
  • “How To Find a Bible Verse Fast”
    Page views: 8822
  • “How to Study a Psalm: Essential Steps for Starting Right”
    Page views: 8164
  • “On Christian Trinkets and Bad Exegesis”
    Page views: 7456
  • “The Question That Reveals Everything You Believe About the Old Testament”
    Page views: 7085
  • “Start the New Year with a Free 30-Day Bible Study Course”
    Page views: 6647
  • “What Your View of Judges 11 Says About Your View of the Entire Bible”
    Page views: 6639
  • “How to Do Bible Word Studies: A Fool-Proof Guide”
    Page views: 6313

Logos Academic Blog


Book Reviews

Published* Reviews

Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, by Andy Crouch, Reviewed in The Artistic Theologian, vol. 1, 2012.

Online* Reviews

God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible, by Vaughan Roberts (review)

The Surprising Work of God: Harold John Ockenga, Billy Graham, and the Rebirth of Evangelicalism, by Garth Rosell (review)

Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, by Andy Crouch (review)

The Psalms as Christian Worship: A Historical Commentary, by Bruce Waltke (review)

The Priority of Preaching, by Christopher Ash (review)

Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton, by Andrew Hoffecker (review)

1 Kings in the Reformed Expository Commentary, by Phil Ryken (review)

The Shepherd Leader at Home: Knowing, Leading, Protecting, and Providing for Your Family, by Tim Witmer (review)

The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness, by Kevin DeYoung (review)

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson (review)

From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology, by John Dyer (review)

Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus, by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson (review)

Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian, by John Piper (review)

Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism, by R.C. Sproul (review)

The Liberal Arts: A Student’s Guide, by Gene C. Fant (Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition) (review)

After Chapters and Verses: Engaging the Bible in the Coming Generations (review)

Playing God, by Andy Crouch (review)

A History of Western Philosophy and Theology, by John Frame (review)

*Published reviews are vetted by somebody serious and appear in a “real” publication, even if they’re online. Online reviews are serious, too, but I was their only vetter, and they appear in Goodreads, my blog, the BJU Campus Store blog, etc.


Lectures and Seminars

Biblical Worldview Course
Biblical Worldview Course

Multiple BibleWorks and Logos Training Sessions, 2004ff.

Approximately 100 Bible and Bible Integration Presentations, 2007ff.—BJU Press

Shaping a Biblical Worldview through the Study of Literature
online CHART webinar, BJU Press, Nov. 10, 2011

Technology Giveth” and “Technology Taketh Away
Reformed Baptist Seminary, Jan 24, 2012

“Stanley Fish and Christian Apologetics”
two lectures, Bob Jones Seminary Apologetics course, Jan 22 and 24, 2013

Using BibleWorks and Logos
Mount Calvary Baptist Church Whetstone Conference, June 6, 2013.

“The One Story of Scripture”
Bob Jones Academy Faculty In-Service, Aug 12, 2013.

West Virginia Christian Education Association Conference, Sep 25–26, 2013 & Grandview Christian School ACTS Conference, Oct 24–25, 2013

  • “How to Set Up a Cheap but Attractive Church/School Website”
  • “The One Story of Scripture”
  • “By Faith We Understand: Forming a Biblical Worldview”

“Which Bible Software Should I Buy? Accordance, BibleWorks, or Logos?”
BJU Greek Forum, April 10, 2014

Reformed Baptist Seminary Hermeneutics Module, May 9, 2014. BibleWorks, Logos, Accordance lectures.

Screencasts supporting and extending NT 251 (“The Sermon on the Mount”) and NT305 (New Testament Theology); Logos Mobile Ed; 2014–2015.

Why Bible Typography Matters
Mount Calvary Baptist Church combined adult Sunday School, Jan 25, 2015.

“Why Bible Typography Matters”
Logos’ BibleTech Conference, May 1, 2015.

Creation, Fall, Redemption
Three messages at Grace Baptist Church of Victoria, British Columbia; Oct 11–12, 2015.

Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
Block class, Foundation Baptist College, Edmonton, Alberta; May 9–14, 2016.

“Why the Standard View of Agape Is Wrong and What We Should Preach Instead”
Pastors FAST Class, Meadowlands Baptist Church, Edmonton, Alberta; May 9–10

Asia Center for Advanced Studies Advanced Hermeneutics Lectures


Education

B.A. in Bible (Minor: Graphic Design)

Bob Jones University, 2001

M.A. in Bible

Bob Jones Seminary, 2003

Ph.D. in New Testament Interpretation

Bob Jones Seminary, 2012

Positions Held

2015—present

Logos Pro Team member, Faithlife

2006–2015

Secondary Bible Writer, BJU Press
  • Wrote Bible textbooks for 7th-12th graders in Christian schools and home schools, including the 500-page 12th grade textbook, Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
  • Assisted the Biblical Worldview Team in consulting with authors of all product lines to ensure that BJU Press materials are truly shaping a Christian worldview and not just claiming to do so.

2002–2010

National newsletter editor

Produced a monthly newsletter summarizing major news stories in religion, government, and society.

2001–2006

Research Assistant

Read, categorized, and summarized 3,000 articles covering all aspects of religion and society for use in a religious study center.

2001–present

Designer for Whatever Churches Need, Especially Websites, Forward Design

Designed and hosted dozens of websites, mostly for churches, providing everything from photography to copyediting to consultation.