Wheaton College, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dr. Allen teaches students to delight in the careful study of God's mighty deeds (Psalm 111:2), integrating the study of Bible and theology to prepare students for faithful ministry of worship and witness in local churches. Two principal concerns shape his classes and his writing ministry: 1) theological commentary on the Bible and 2) systematic theology shaped by rigorous exegesis and engagement with historical theology.
The son of a lawyer who became a Presbyterian minister, he grew up in both the South and in South Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at Knox, he taught undergraduate and graduate students at Wheaton College. He is a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and enjoys serving in local churches. With Dr. Scott Swain, he serves as general editor of the prestigious T & T Clark International Theological Commentary.
When not busy at the seminary, he enjoys time with his wife Emily and his son Jackson, watching NBA basketball, running, reading, the beach, and sweet tea.
Dr. Allen has published articles in various academic journals such as the Journal of Theological Interpretation, Scottish Journal of Theology, Horizons in Biblical Theology, Westminster Theological Journal and International Journal of Systematic Theology. He also regularly writes for Modern Reformation.