Dylan Parker received his B.A in Biblical and Theological Studies from College of the Ozarks in 2016, where he first developed a passion for academic discipleship. In 2020, he received an M.A. in Christian Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has written on issues of public theology, theological interpretation of Scripture, ecclesial contributions to livable cities, and faith and blue-collar labor. Through his research and writing, Dylan hopes to cultivate theological conversations that are communal, accessible, beautiful, inviting, and compelling, bridging the gap between academics and the public life of the church together.
He and his wife, Jennifer, currently live in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where they raise their daughters, Sola Evangeline and Wren Ulan.
Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A. in Christian Studies
College of the Ozarks
B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies
Public Theology; Theological Method; Theologies of Work (esp. Blue-Collar Labor); Ecclesiology; Theological Anthropology
A Public Convergence: Embracing the Congregation as a Place of Difference
2022, International Journal of Public Theology
From Consumption to Communion: The Ecclesial Role of Public Theologians in Cultivating a Livable City
2023, International Journal of Public Theology
(Un)Likely Allies: Public Theology and Theological Interpretation in Conversation
2023, Journal of Theological Interpretation
Faith and Labor: An Ecclesiology of Blue-Collar Participation
2023 at American Academy of Religion
Work and Keep: Reclaiming the Possibility of an Evangelical Response to the Environmental Crisis
2022 at American Academy of Religion
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