About Dr. Dennis Hollinger
Dennis Hollinger is President and the Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. Prior to assuming his present role in 2008, he served as President and Professor of Christian Ethics at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA.
Over the years Dennis has served in administrative, pastoral and seminary teaching ministries, including Vice Provost at Messiah College, Pastor of the Washington Community Fellowship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and Associate Professor of Church & Society at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York. He has served as an adjunct or visiting professor at several seminaries internationally, including Moscow Theological Seminary in Russia, Union Biblical Seminary in India, and the Eastern European Seminary for Evangelical Leadership in Ukraine. He is also a visiting professor of Christian Ethics at Trinity International University, in the graduate program in Bioethics.
Dennis is a frequent speaker in churches, pastors’ conferences, seminaries, colleges and academic forums. He is the author of four books, including The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life (Baker),Head, Heart, Hands: Bringing Together Christian Thought, Passion and Action (Inter Varsity Press), andChoosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World (Baker). He has authored more than 80 articles, mostly in ethics (including bioethics), church and society, and preaching, and has served as the co-editor for the Eerdmans book series, Critical Issues in Bioethics. He is a board member for the National Association of Evangelicals, Hope International, and is on the board of reference for the CS Lewis Institute in Washington, D.C. Dennis is a Distinguished Fellow with the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Bannockburn, IL, and for many years was a member of the Health Care Ethics Committee at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA. He recently served as chair of the board for the Boston Theological Institute.
Dennis received the B.A. from Elizabethtown College, the M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Drew University, and did post-doctoral studies at Oxford University. He and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Beverly, MA, and have two adult daughters, Daphne (married to Ryan Fowler) and Naphtali (married to Nathan Mitten). They have three grandchildren: Ella Grace, Landon and Maya. Mary Ann serves as a Special Assistant to the Seminary for Global Education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
About Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is an educational institution serving the Lord and His Church. Its mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. The seminary undertakes this task as a training partner with the Church so that what is learned on campus may be complemented by the spiritual nurture and the exercise of ministry available through the Church.
Gordon-Conwell's mission arises out of God's redemptive work in this world effected in Jesus Christ, understood through the biblical Word and mediated by the Holy Spirit. As a theological seminary, it provides learning, resources and training through which men and women may acquire knowledge, gain skills and develop attitudes needed in Christ's ministry. Its mission, accordingly, is to serve the Church in the following ways:
- To encourage students to become knowledgeable of God's inerrant Word, competent in its interpretation, proclamation and application in the contemporary world.
- To maintain academic excellence in the highest tradition of Christian scholarship in the teaching of the biblical, historical and theological disciplines.
- To train and encourage students, in cooperation with the Church, to become skilled in ministry.
- To work with the churches towards the maturing of students so that their experiential knowledge of God in Christ is evidenced in their character, outlook, conduct, relationships and involvement in society.
- To provide leadership and educational resources for shaping an effective evangelical presence in Church and society.
- To develop in students a vision for God's redemptive work throughout the world and to formulate the strategies that will lead to effective missions, evangelism and discipleship.