Bob Jones University, BA; Knox Theological Seminary, MDiv, Magna Cum Laude; Trinity International University, PhD (Theological Studies).
Dr. Lamerson’s teaching philosophy can best be summed up in a quotation from William Butler Yeats; “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” He desires to light a fire in his students that will cause them to become life-long students of the Word of God. He uniquely combines academic research and teaching with 18 years of pastoral experience, ranging from senior pastor to director of children’s ministries.
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Lamerson teaches Sunday school at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and Cross Community Church of Deerfield Beach. In addition, he was the Sunday morning preaching and teaching pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church during the illness of Dr. D. James Kennedy, from February of 2008 until Easter of 2009.
Prior to joining the Knox faculty, Professor Lamerson taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Evangelical Philosophic Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the International Jugglers Association.
When he’s not teaching, Dr. Lamerson enjoys sleight of hand and juggling. He is married and has two grown children.
Dr. Lamerson has presented papers on various topics including the parables, contextualization of the Gospel, and ethics. His special interests include the Synoptic Gospels, the historical Jesus, forgiveness in Second-Temple Judaism, and the parables. He has also published articles in various academic journals such as the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, The Journal of Biblical Literature, Currents in Research: Biblical Studies, and Trinity Journal. He was also a contributor to Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible.