We at Humble Beast would like to introduce you to Ryan Lister, Ph.D., a dear friend, brother, fellow churchman, and professor of theology at Western Seminary.
Ryan was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He went to The Citadel, where he got his B.A. in English Literature. He later went on to get his M.Div and Ph.D. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. While getting his undergrad, he met his wife, Chase Elizabeth, at the University of Tennessee, which just means that every year, they are volunteering for college football disappointment. #Dadjoke
Speaking of dads, Ryan happens to be a father of four wonderful children: Asher, Jude, Silas, and Abby Kate. He, his wife, and the aforementioned brigade of children live in Portland, OR, where he now teaches. Oh, Ryan also owns a seersucker suit.
He's too humble to admit it, so we'll say it for him. Ryan Lister, Ph.D., is a beast of a theologian and a magnificent author. His first book, The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of our Lives, captures the importance of God's presence in and among his people throughout the entirety of God's plan of redemption found throughout the whole Scriptures.
It is a thrill and an honor to have Ryan join us on our team. He will be regularly putting out content on his new blog, "With Unveiled Faces." Check out his first post, which is on God and a theology of suffering. Welcome, Ryan!