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

Logos Pro, Faithlife


How to Choose the Right Bible Translation for the Task

What’s the best Bible translation?

Why Bible Typography Matters

A Bible Typography Manifesto

Recorded Seminars

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

Asia Center for Advanced Studies Advanced Hermeneutics Lectures

Possible Seminar Topics

The Three Levels of Bible Integration

Many Christian educators and parents believe they are shaping a Christian worldview with their teaching, but how can they assess whether or not they are actually doing so?

The One Story of Scripture

The Bible, Old and New Testaments, tells one story, the story of Creation, Fall, and Redemption.

What is a Worldview?

“Worldview” is not a concept found in the Bible, but the way Christians talk about it still ought to be founded on and shaped by Scripture. (Drawn from Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption.)

Man and His Mandate

Why was mankind created? What does the foundational book of the Bible tell us, and what are its implications for today? (Drawn from Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption.)

The Most Important Biblical Worldview Illustration Ever Invented

Al Wolters popularized the terms “structure” and “direction.” Find out how his illustration can help every Christian parent and student and teacher to view every vocation from a Christian perspective. (Drawn from Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption.)

Marriage Twisted, Marriage Redeemed

Western culture is in a massive fight over gender norms and roles. It is imperative that we let God guide our thinking on these matters, and that we know how to use our Bibles faithfully while doing so. Covers homosexuality and (briefly) transgenderism.

Fallen Science

Science is a good thing created by God, but it is not the only way to know truth.

Why I’m a Romans 5 + 8 Creationist

Genesis 1 is, of course, key to the creationist viewpoint—but Romans 5 and Romans 8 provide utterly important theological explanations for the Young Earth Creationist viewpoint.

Christian Approaches to Culture

Niebuhr had his five models, James Davison Hunter his “faithful presence”; this talk seeks to apply Andy Crouch’s helpful biblical distinctions between “postures” and “gestures” in his excellent book, Culture Making.

What Is Love? Why Most of What You Have Heard Is Wrong

I won’t say this about many topics, but the definition of love among Bible-believing Christians has added to and even contradicted the Bible. If “love” is the operative word in the first and second most important commandments, we’ve got to understand it.

How Do Words Mean?

A fun introduction to linguistics and lexicography for nerdy Christians (and nerd wannabes).

Which Bible Translation Is the Best?

The question answered, once and for all: it’s all the good ones.



The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible

By Mark Ward


Biblical Worldview

Creation, Fall, Redemption

By Mark Ward


Can I Smoke Pot?

Marijuana in Light of Scripture

By Tom Breedan and Mark Ward


Paul’s Religious Affections

By Mark Ward



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


Logos Pro Team member, Faithlife
  • Writes regular articles for the Logos Academic Blog, the Logos Talk Blog, and Bible Study Magazine.
  • Consults with Faithlife employees on the future of Logos Bible Software.


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.


National newsletter editor

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


Research Assistant

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


Designer for Whatever Churches Need, Especially Websites, Forward Design

Logo design, branding, site design, consultation, photography, and web hosting for churches.