meet the team

Owen Strachan is the Director of the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Christian Theology and the director of the Residency Ph.D. program.

Owen Strachan is a graduate of Bowdoin College (A.B. in History), Southern Seminary (M.Div. in Biblical & Theological Studies), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D. in Theological Studies). He speaks regularly for churches, conferences, and media programs.

At SBTS, Dr. Strachan was director of the Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement, and at Boyce College, he served as chair of Gospel & Culture. Prior to his time in Louisville, Strachan was the full-time managing director of the Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and associate director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS.

Presently working on a doctrine of the atonement, Dr. Strachan has published numerous books, including: Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind (Christian Focus); a trilogy on sexuality with Gavin Peacock: What Does the Bible Teach About Lust?, What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality?, and What Does the Bible Teach About Transgender? (Christian Focus); The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them (with Gavin Peacock, Christian Focus); Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards (Tyndale House); The Essential Jonathan Edwards (with Douglas Sweeney, Moody) Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome; The Pastor as Scholar, the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry by John Piper and D.A. Carson (coeditor, Crossway); a five-volume trilogy for Moody with Douglas Sweeney, including Jonathan Edwards, Lover of GodJonathan Edwards on BeautyJonathan Edwards on the Good LifeJonathan Edwards on True Christianity; and Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and HellThe Colson Way (Thomas Nelson); Reawakening the Evangelical Mind (Zondervan); The Pastor as Public Theologian (coauthored with Kevin Vanhoozer, Baker); Designed for Joy (coedited, Crossway); Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F.H. Henry (coedited, Crossway).

Strachan has written academic journal articles for ThemeliosTrinity JournalFides et HistoriaMidwestern Journal of Theology, Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Journal for Biblical Manhood & WomanhoodBulletin of Ecclesial Theology, and Theology for Ministry. He has authored popular articles for The AtlanticWashington PostFirst ThingsThe American SpectatorThe City, and Christianity Today. In media work, Strachan has appeared on FOX News, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and been cited in the New York Times. He often speaks on podcasts, radio shows, and serves as a commentator for Before his seminary days, Strachan worked in the U. S. Department of State, the Maine Department of Labor, ran a basketball camp, and raked blueberries.

An avid runner, hip-hop aficionado, and Premier League fan, Dr. Strachan is married to Bethany and is the father of three children.