Last updated on: 2/13/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

R. Albert Mohler, Jr., PhD Biography

Title:
President of the Southern Seminary
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Christians must be very careful not to claim that science can never prove a biological basis for sexual orientation. We can and must insist that no scientific finding can change the basic sinfulness of all homosexual behavior. The general trend of the research points to at least some biological factors behind sexual attraction, gender identity, and sexual orientation. This does not alter God’s moral verdict on homosexual sin (or heterosexual sin, for that matter), but it does hold some promise that a deeper knowledge of homosexuality and its cause will allow for more effective ministries to those who struggle with this particular pattern of temptation.”

“Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something About It?,” www.albertmohler.com, Mar. 2, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, Southern Seminary (Louisville, KY)
  • Joseph Emerson Brown Professor, Christian Theology, Southern Seminary
  • Chairman, Southern Baptist Convention’s Council of Seminary Presidents
  • Member, Great Commission Task Force
  • Board Member, Focus on Family
  • Member, Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
  • Member, Gospel Coalition
  • Host, The Albert Mohler Program, Salem Radio Network, 2004-2010
  • Former Chairman, Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Resolutions
  • Former Editor, The Christian Index
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy and Historical Theology, Southern Seminary
  • M.Div, Southern Seminary
  • BA, Samford University
Other:
  • Writes a daily blog available at www.albertmohler.com
  • Has done research at Oxford University