About Obbie

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Obbie is pastor of Third Baptist Church of Marion, Illinois and adjunct professor of theology at Luther Rice College & Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia. He holds a B.A. from the University of Kentucky, an M.Div. and a Th.M. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Obbie enjoys reading American religious history, watching Netflix with his wife, and running outside. He has been published in a dozen academic journals, contributed chapters in several edited volumes, and his books The Moral Governmental Theory of Atonement: Re-Envisioning Penal Substitution (Cascade Books) and A Baptist at the Crossroads: The Atonement in the Writings of Richard Furman (1755–1825) (Pickwick Publications) were published in 2021. His book Southern Edwardseans: The Southern Baptist Legacy of Jonathan Edwards will be published in early 2022 in the "New Directions in Jonathan Edwards Studies" series through the Edwards Center at Yale with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Obbie and his wife Kelly are the parents of twins, Roman and Ruby. Obbie is a native of Kentucky and a lover of the Bluegrass State. You can follow Obbie on Twitter at @obbietyler!