The Rev. Dr. John Killinger

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. John Killinger lives with his wife, Anne, in Warrenton, Virginia. A former pastor in Baptist, Presbyterian and Congregational churches, he also taught for fifteen years at Vanderbilt Divinity School and was Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Samford University in Birmingham.

He is the author of over 50 books, among them God, The Devil, and Harry Potter. Because Dr. Killinger's interests are broad, his writings have touched on many subjects: Christian history, personal spirituality, world religions, preaching, worship, church politics, a female Christ figure, the Gospels as devotional literature, secular writers and artists, the nature of pastoral ministry, and the relationship between theology and contemporary culture. His prayers and utterances often find their way into Sunday church bulletins and other ministers' sermons.

Television by The Rev. Dr. John Killinger

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The Healing Power of Gratitude - John Killinger on 30 Good Minutes

Tuesday September 22, 2009
Writer, pastor and teacher, Dr. John Killinger, says the one thing that will lift our hearts when we are in despair is to remember to be thankful for all that we have. It will change our attitudes in an instant, and the darkest mood will be converted to joy.

A Conversation with John Killinger - A 30 Good Minutes Interview

Tuesday September 22, 2009
Hosts Lillian Daniel and Lydia Talbot in conversation with John Killinger, who says, "Some people are naturally grateful. I've known a few. I think we have to become more and more conscious of where we are, where life is around us, and how we ought to be grateful for it. When we have become more conscious then we move more and more into the spiritual realm."

A Gospel for Hard Times - John Killinger on 30 Good Minutes

Tuesday September 22, 2009
Writer, pastor and teacher, John Killinger, reflects on five stories from the Gospel of Luke that have particular relevance during hard economic times.

Conversation with John Killinger - A 30 Good Minutes Interview

Tuesday September 22, 2009
Lillian Daniel and Lydia Talbot in conversation with John Killinger, who says "The Gospel always was more radical than we suspected and I think in a time like this we have the opportunity to hear Christ calling us to do more than we might have heard in a long time, if we're listening."