Stephen J. Lennox, Author Bio

Dr. Lennox is an ordained minister of The Wesleyan Church and a recognized scholar and author. During his ten years of pastoral ministry, Dr. Lennox's love for the Bible grew into a burning passion to study and teach it.

In his early years as a professor, Dr. Lennox taught classes at United Wesleyan College and Evangelical School of Theology. He became chaplain and an adjunct professor of religion at Indiana Wesleyan University in 1993 and has continued to serve the university for twenty-two years as Bible professor, Division Chair of Religion and Philosophy, Dean of the Chapel, Director of the Graduate Ministerial Program, and acting Associate Dean. Currently, he is the Honors Professor of Bible and Humanities.

Additionally, Dr. Lennox served as a visiting professor at Bible colleges in Zambia, Jamaica, and Russia. He also has studied biblical lands by traveling to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and Greece.


1992 – Ph.D., Drew University, Madison, NJ
1991 – M. Phil., Drew University, Madison, NJ
1982 – M.Div., Evangelical School of Theology, Myerstown, PA
1979 – B.A., Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Title of Ph.D. Dissertation: "Biblical Interpretation in the American Holiness Movement, 1875-1920." Approved with distinction.

In addition to writing or editing numerous articles, Dr. Lennox is the author of the following publications:


Commentary on Joshua, Beacon Hill Press (forthcoming).
God with Us: An Introduction to the Old Testament, Triangle Publications, 2003.
Commentary on the Psalms, Wesley Press, 1999.
Commentary on Proverbs, Wesley Press, 1998.

Book Chapters

"The Ethical Challenges of Genetic Engineering" in Care of Creation (Wesley Press, 2010) (co-authored with Burt Webb).
"The Bible as God's Treasure" in The Keys to the Treasure, (Wesley Press, 2008).
"What Does it Take to be a Holiness Church?" In His Likeness (Beacon Hill Press, 2007).
"When is Jesus Coming?" in Living Christ (Beacon Hill Press, 2006).
"Is Conflict Necessary?" in Christians in Conflict (Beacon Hill Press, 2004).
"The Bible" in Building Faith, (Wesley Press, 2002).
"I Believe in God the Father" in A Place to Stand: Forty Days of Prayer and Fasting, (Wesley Press, 2002).
"The Widow and Mary: The Measure of Success" in Success by the Book, (Nazarene Publishing House, 1999).
"Managing Time" in Who's on First? (Nazarene Publishing House, 1999).
"Becoming a Holy Community" in Reflecting God NIV Study Bible, (Zondervan Publishing House, 1999).
"A Promise Making God" in Great Passages of the Bible, (Nazarene Publishing House, 1997).