Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Peter R. Jones: The Rise of Neo-Paganism & Its Threat to the Church

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Peter R. Jones, Scholar in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, and contributing author and editor of "On Global Wizardry: Techniques of Pagan Spirituality", will address the theme: "The Rise of Neo-Paganism & Its Threat to the Church".

Dr. Jones received his B.A. from the University of Wales, his B.D. from Gordon Divinity School, his Th.M. from Harvard Divinity School and his Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary. He was Professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California from 1991 to 2003.

Dr. Jones was born in Liverpool, England, where he would buy fish and chips on Penny Lane with John Lennon, a high school friend with whom he shared a desk for five years. He and his family came to the U.S. in 1991, after 18 years of cross-cultural mission work on behalf of the Presbyterian Church in America, assisting the theological training of Reformed pastors and church planters in France. He taught Greek and New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, and was Professeur de Nouveau Testament and Director of the Master’s Programme, Faculté de Théologie Réformée d’Aix-en-Provence. Among his writings are: A Second Moses According to 2 Corinthians 2:14-4:6; God’s Inerrant Word (contributor); “1 Corinthians 15:8—Paul the Last Apostle” Tyndale Bulletin; The Gnostic Empire Strikes Back; La deuxième épître de Paul aux Corinthiens; Spirit Wars; Gospel Truth & Pagan Lies; Capturing the Pagan Mind; Cracking Da Vinci’s Code; Stolen Identity; The God of Sex, and articles in La Revue Réformée, Etudes Evangéliques, Ichthus, and Hokhma.

In January 2003, Dr. Jones was named Scholar in Residence and Adjunct Professor at Westminster Seminary California. He is director of Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet, now
truthXchange, a national and international teaching, preaching, and writing ministry for the church and the campus. Dr. Jones is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and serves on the executive committee of the World Reformed Fellowship. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in Escondido, CA.

Dr. Jones will be a featured speaker at the upcoming conference titled "Exchange the Truth & the Lie", to be held in San Diego, CA, June 17 & 18, 2010 (see

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