by Brenna Zuranski, Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University welcomes Sam Allberry as visiting professor for the 2017-18 academic school year. Allberry will teach practical theology courses and speak in seminars, apologetics events and chapel.
Allberry is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, a global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and a pastor based in Maidenhead, UK. He is the author of a number of books, including “Is God Anti-Gay?,” “James for You” and “Why Bother with Church.” He is also founding editor of “Living Out,” a ministry for those struggling with same-sex attraction.
Allberry’s relationship with Cedarville started in April 2016 when he spoke in chapel for the first time. He shared that many significant conversations with faculty and students happened during his visit.
“I’ve loved this place since the first time I came here,” said Allberry. “It would’ve done me a world of good to have come here as a student because I sensed a really nice gospel culture and its heartbeat for discipleship.”
After his visit, Allberry knew his engagement with Cedarville would be long term. He’s had many pastoral opportunities with students, enjoys good friendships with the faculty and values President Thomas White’s love of the Word of God.
“Dr. White is a pastor at heart. I can tell he deeply cares for the students in the way he leads the university,” said Allberry. “If I can be remotely useful to Dr. White and what he’s doing, I’ll be very happy.”
Some of the things Allberry is looking forward to the most are spending extended time at the university, teaching students that will sharpen him in return and how his involvement at Cedarville will feed and bless his other ministries.
“Cedarville is a great place, and I want more people to know about it,” said Allberry.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.