John Blackwell, Ph.D., is Dean of the Chapel at Kansas Wesleyan University, where he also teaches in the departments of Religion and Philosophy and English. John is a celebrated author, a retreat leader for people of all ages, and a speaker at numerous conferences.
In 2006 John was named a Fellow of St. Deiniol’s Library in Wales, Britain’s only prime ministerial library. It was founded by the Victorian statesman and four-time British Prime Minister, William Gladstone. In more than 100 years, St. Deiniol’s had named only 24 fellows. John was the fourth American to receive the fellowship.
John is author of The Noonday Demon (2004), the first in his series on the Seven Deadly Sins; Pride: Identifying and Overcoming the First Deadly Sin, the second in the series (2006), both published by Crossroads Publishing in New York; A Whole New World: The Gospel of John, the first in his series on the Gospels (2006); and A Whole New World: The Gospel of Mark (2007). The Whole New World series is published by Morgan James Publishing in New York.
John and his wife, Nancy, make their home in Salina, Kansas. They have two adult children, Jaime and David.
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