Brian K. Blount – Guest Preacher


College of William and Mary, B.A.

Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div.

Emory University, Ph.D.

Brian K. Blount is president and professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA, and Charlotte, NC. He was called to this position in 2007, after serving for 15 years as the Richard J.Dearborn Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Princeton Theological Seminary.  Professor Blount’s primary work has been in the Gospel of Mark, the Book of Revelation and in the area of cultural studies and hermeneutics. He is the author of six books: Cultural Interpretation: Reorienting New Testament Criticism (Fortress, 1995); Go Preach! Mark’s Kingdom Message and the Black Church Today (Orbis, 1998); Then The Whisper Put on Flesh: New Testament Ethics in an African American Context (Abingdon 2001); Can I Get A Witness? Reading Revelation Through an African American Lens (Westminster John Knox

Press, 2005). Revelation. A Commentary in the New Testament Library Series (Westminster John Knox Press, 2009). Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Resurrection (Westminster John Knox Press, 2014).

His most recent work, Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Resurrection (Westminster John Knox Press, 2014), is based on his 2011 Yale Beecher Lectures. In 2010, his Revelation commentary was voted the 2009 top reference work by the Academy of Parish Clergy.  He currently serves as the President of the Society of Biblical Literature.  He and his wife Sharon have two children, Joshua and Kaylin.