Bruce Riley Ashford, Jr.

Bruce Riley Ashford, Jr.

Bruce Riley Ashford, Jr.

Professor of Theology and Culture

Discipline: Theology
Teaching Since: 2003
Area: Theological Studies
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B.A., Campbell University
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


Bruce Riley Ashford is a Professor of Theology & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author or co-author of six books, including The Gospel of Our King (Baker, 2019), Letters to an American Christian (B&H, 2018), One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics (B&H, 2015), and Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians (Lexham, 2015). He is married to Lauren, with whom he has two daughters and a son. 

He has appeared on C-SPAN, National Public Radio (NPR), Fox Radio, and many other nationally syndicated shows. He has been featured in Fox News Opinion, First Things Magazine, USA Today, The Daily Signal, The Daily Caller, The Gospel Coalition, and other national outlets. 

He is a Senior Fellow in Public Theology at the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (Cambridge, UK), a participant in the Dulles Colloquium of the Institute on Religion & Public Life (New York, NY), and a Research Fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (Nashville, TN). 

He has spoken at universities, seminaries, and public institutions across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.