PROFESSOR JOHN DICKSON
Professor John Dickson is a well-respected and internationally seasoned historian. His teaching and research positions include time as a Fellow and lecturer in the Ancient History Department at Macquarie University, a lecturer in the Hebrew, Jewish and Biblical Studies Department at Sydney University, Distinguished Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Public Christianity at Ridley College Melbourne, and Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University. He currently holds the Jean Kvamme Distinguished Chair at Wheaton College, Illinois, where he is also Distinguished Scholar in Public Christianity.
John has published over 20 titles covering a range of topics from ancient history to theological insights. He is also no stranger to television. Two of John’s books became documentaries, as well as airing nationally on Channel 7 (The Christ Files and Life of Jesus). A third documentary, For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than you Ever Imagined, was released in Australian cinemas in June 2018, and aired on Australia’s national broadcaster, the ABC, later that year. The First Hymn Project lies at the intersection of John’s historical and philosophical interests, and his gifts as a singer-songwriter.