Messiah College, BS; Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, MDiv; Durham University, PhD (Theology and Religion).
Dr. Linebaugh’s desire is to accompany students as they come to know and proclaim God’s love for sinners. Eager to hear the Gospel afresh alongside his students, he understands theology to be the prayerful process of listening to and learning God’s gracious words so that the Church can, in witness and in worship, speak truthfully about the God who comes to us in Jesus.
His research and writing have focused primarily on the letters of Paul, but his interests and teaching include the historical and theological context of the New Testament, the history of interpreting scripture, and the intersection between exegesis and systematic theology.
Born, raised, and educated on the East Coast, Dr. Linebaugh completed his PhD at Durham University in England. Before coming to Knox, he taught graduate students at Trinity School for Ministry and undergraduates at Durham University. Dr. Linebaugh is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. He is ordained in the Anglican Communion and tries to connect his academic theology with service in and for the church, not least through his role as Director of Content for Liberatenet.org.
When not teaching and writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, playing and watching lacrosse and basketball, reading, and traveling.