2023 Podcast Series
The New Testament
The John A. Widtsoe Foundation is deeply committed to elevating dialogue between members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other religious communities. With the 2023 Come, Follow Me focusing on the New Testament, it’s the perfect opportunity to continue our interfaith conversation series with other Christians who share our love for the New Testament. In this podcast and video series, Widtsoe Foundation Board member and Emeritus BYU Religion professor and author Robert Millet will host a monthly conversation with three Christian scholars: Mark Maddix a Nazarene Wesleyan scholar; Peter Huff, a Catholic Scholar; and Craig Blomberg, an Evangelical Scholar. Millet will draw from the 2023 Come, Follow Me curriculum to help listeners gain a deeper appreciation for New Testament passages, and the beliefs we share (and sometimes differ on) with members of each of these Christian denominations. We hope this podcast series will enhance your appreciation for the New Testament this year.
Robert L. Millet
Professor Emeritus of Ancient Scripture at Brigham University
Conversation host Robert L. Millet is Professor Emeritus of Ancient Scripture at Brigham University. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from BYU in Psychology and his PhD from Florida State University in Religious Studies. During his 31 years at BYU, he served as Chair of the department of Ancient Scripture, Dean of Religious Education, and Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding, a chair that focuses on interfaith relations. During the last thirty years he has been involved in academic dialogues with Evangelical Christians, the Church of the Nazarene, and Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). He is the author or editor of many books and articles dealing with the doctrine and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its relationship to other faiths.
Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Point Loma University
Guest Mark Maddix is Professor of Practical theology and Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Point Loma Nazarene University. He completed his Ph.D. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is a frequent speaker in the areas of Christian education, spiritual formation, ministry, and online education. He has published several articles in the Wesley Theological Journal, Christian Education Journal, and authored or coauthored a dozen books. His most well-known text is "Understanding Faith Formation: Theological, congregational, and Global dimensions.
Chief Missions Officer at Benedictine University
Peter Huff is Chief Mission Officer at Benedictine University in the Chicago area. He earned his M.Div. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University. He is the author or editor of seven books on Christian thought, religious pluralism in the United States, and dialogue among world religions.
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary
Dr. Craig Blomberg is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado. He holds the B.A. from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, the M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and the Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Craig is the author of twenty books and has co-authored or co-edited ten more, along with more than 150 journal articles or chapters in multi-author works.