Academics

Martin Sheldon

Marty Sheldon

Department Chair, Rawlings School of Divinity, LU Online
Associate Professor, Religion

E-mail: mesheldo@liberty.edu


Education

  • Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012.
  • Master of Theology, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, 1998.
  • Master of Divinity, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Welch College, 1987.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Religion, 2012-Present.
  • Assistant Professor of Religion, 2003-2012. 
  • Department Chair, 2011-Present.
  • Instructional Mentor, 2008-2011. 
  • Subject Matter Expert, 2005-Present
  • Substitute Teaching, Liberty University School of Religion, November 14-17, 30, 2000; February 12-13, 2001; March 23, 2001; October 15-19, 2001.
  • Liberty Bible Institute Instructor, 1995.

Ministry Experience

  • Pastor, First Southern Methodist Church, Lynchburg, VA, 1998-2000.
  • Bible Teacher, King of Kings Free Will Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA, 1992-1994.
  • Bible Teacher, First Free Will Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA, 1989-1991.
  • Interim Pastor, Post Oak Shade Free Will Baptist Church, Cookeville, TN, 1982-1983.
  • Pastor, Loudon Free Will Baptist Church, Loudon, TN, 1979-1981.

Other Teaching Experience

  • Life Training Elective Instructor, Heritage Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA, 1996.
  • Liberty Bible Institute Instructor, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA, 1995.
  • Life Training Elective Instructor, Heritage Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA, 2002.
  • Substitute Teaching, Liberty University School of Religion, Lynchburg, VA, November 14-17, 30, 2000; February 12-13, 2001; March 23, 2001; October 15-19, 2001.

Scholarly Publications and Presentations

  • “A Theology of Good Works: The Apostle Paul's Concept of Good Works wihtin the Context of Second Temple Judaism,” presented at the LU Baptist Theological Seminary Everyday Theology Conference, March 2015.
  • “A Second Century Four Gospel Codex: A Historical Inquiry,” presented at the Evangelical Theological Society Eastern Regional Meeting held at the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, March 1, 2013.
  • “Son of Man: A Depiction of Jesus’ Humanity or a Title for a Glorious Messiah?” published in Integrity: A Journal of Christian Thought; Summer 2000: Vol. 1.
  • "The Eschatological Son of Man in Jewish and Christian Literature" published in the Evangelical Journal; Fall 1999
  • "The Apostle Paul's Christological Interpretation of Psalm 8:6 and 110:1 in 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 and Ephesians 1:20-23," presented at the Theological Symposium of the National Association of Free Will Baptists' Commission for Theological Integrity, October 24, 2006.
  • “The Son of Man in the Gospel of John,” presented at the Theological Symposium of the Commission for Theological Integrity; Free Will Baptist Bible College, November 5, 2002.
  • “Apocalyptic Judaism During the First Century AD,”
  • Presented at the Theological Symposium of the Commission for Theological Integrity; Free Will Baptist Bible College, November 2, 2000.
  • “Son of Man: The Ultimate Demonstration of God’s Presence,” presented at the Evangelical Theological Society Eastern Region Meeting; April 7, 2000.
  • "The Eschatological Son of Man in Jewish and Christian Literature," presented at the Evangelical Theological Society Eastern Region Meeting; March 26, 1999.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Evangelical Theological Society, Eastern Region, 1998-Present.
  • The Society of Biblical Literature, 2014-Present.