Jeremy Burton is the Director of Communications and Marketing at the Museum of the Bible. His work with the Museum of the Bible has helped the organization to garner millions of followers and surpass other major organizations without yet having a single visitor walk through their doors.  On the podcast he shares some of his personal story, details of the museum’s technology and more reasons why we are looking forward to the museum’s opening.

Related Links:  MuseumOfTheBible.org

Dr. Louis Markos is a professor of English at Houston Baptist University. The enthusiasm, passion and energy that he brings to his lectures are just a few reasons why he is known as a student favorite. On this episode of Think about it, Dr. Markos discusses his love for C. S. Lewis and shows how a variety of subjects all tie into the Christian Worldview.

Related Links: Faculty Bio Page: HBU.edu/contact/louis-markos/

Dr. Jay Strack is a dynamic communicator and author of of several books.  As this week’s guest, he shared his story and testimony from how he came to Christ, to how he came to build Student Leadership University. At SLU, their mission is to develop and equip student leaders to think, dream and lead.  As an educator, he has taught and brought students to  many locations around the world.

Related Links: SLULead.com // Dr. Strack’s Bio

John Fea, Professor of American History at Messiah College is our special guest this week on Think about it. As a professor of American history John Fea (Pronounced: Fee-Uh) has explored numerous topics about the religious aspects of the  founding of America. In his book, Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Introduction he explores this topic in depth.

Related Link: TheWayOfImprovement.com

Ben Blackwell is Assistant Professor of Theology, Director of Graduate Programs for the School of Christian Thought and Program Coordinator, Undergraduate and Graduate Theology Programs here at Houston Baptist University. Dr. Blackwell speaks of his in-depth knowledge of Pauline soteriology and the reception history of the New Testament.

Related Links: HBU.edu/contact/benjamin-blackwell // HBU.edu/school-of-christian-thought

Collin Garbarino, PhD is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of Graduate Programs in Humanities. Originally from Lousiana, his teaching focus includes classes on western civilization and ancient and medieval history. In this episode Dr. Garbarino shares details on his background and views on history and the lessons that it teaches.

Related Links: HBU.edu/contact/collin-garbarino // HBU.edu/School-of-Humanities/

Phillip Renner, in this special extended episode of Think About It, shares his family story of moving to Russia at a young age and the amazing things that God has done in his life.  Phillip’s father, Rick, moved his young family to Russia and founded Moscow Good News Church, one of the largest churches in the world.  Dr. Johnston, explores his upbringing and uncovers some of the musician and worship leader’s plans for the future.

Related Links: PhilipRenner.com

James Mable, MEd is the Director for Career and Calling, he centralized career resource for all students and alumni of Houston Baptist University. In his past at another university, he was able create a career 97% placement rate and has brought that same dedication and spirit of service to HBU students. As a former Marine and restaurant server, James shares details about his own personal experience and how he uses it to help students today.

Related Links: HBU.edu/CareerandCalling // HBU.edu/hireahusky

Dr. Van Caemelbecke is a professor of chemistry here at HBU. Originally from France, Dr. Van Caemelbecke shared details of his journey to the United States and ultimately to Houston Baptist University.  Our host, Dr. Jerry Johnston, was able to speak to him about his techniques for preparing students to enter the chemical industry or graduate school.

Related Links: Evanc@HBU.edu // HBU.edu/college-of-science-and-mathematics/department-of-chemistry/

Think about it podcast Episode 13 - Tim Smith

Tim Smith, Chief Development Officer from the Museum of the Bible, met with our host Dr. Jerry Johnston, to discuss his experiences as a fundraiser and his journey from raising one thousand to one billion dollars. He explains his optimism for the millennials today in comparison to his own baby boomer generation, the most generous generation yet.  Tim shares some of the upcoming features at The Museum of the Bible and talks about his new book, from 1,000 to 1 Billion.

Related Links: TimothyLSmith.com // MuseumoftheBible.org