Dr. Brian D. Russell

Professor of Biblical Studies

Brian Russell (Ph.D.) is an award-winning professor of biblical studies and former dean at Asbury Theological Seminary as well as a transformational coach for pastors and spiritually-minded professionals. His personal mission is to seek out, study, and embody the deepest truths about God so that he can share them compellingly, lovingly, and transformationally with others. He is the author of The Song of the Sea: The Date of Composition and Influence of Exodus 15:1–21 (Peter Lang, 2007); Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed 2014); (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade 2015); Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life (Paraclete Press, 2021) and his latest Astonished by the Word Reading Scripture for Deep Transformation (Invite Press, 2023). He is also host of the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations podcast.

Brian is married to Astrid Robles and they have six adult children. He is passionate about soccer, fitness and eating well.

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