Preston Sprinkle is a professor, speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in Scotland (2007), and he’s been a professor of theology at Cedarville University (OH), has taught at Nottingham University (England), and Eternity Bible College (CA and ID). Preston is currently a full-time author, speaker, and teacher, though his dream in life is to become the next bass player for U2. Or perhaps a professional surfer (neither of which he is very good at).
Preston is highly sought after speaker and teacher. He loves communicating Christian truths with thoughtfulness, honesty and grace. He is passionate about approaching topics that everyone wants to know about, but no one wants to talk about. Topics like sexuality, violence, alcohol, hell, and what it means to follow a Jewish prophet-king who was executed for treason. He works hard to write, speak and teach the truth of Scripture and hopes to challenge others to read the Bible while holding their predetermined beliefs loosely.
Preston has written several books and dozens of articles. He loves to bridge the gap between the ivory tower and the pew by writing on controversial topics in an accessible and engaging way. He broke into popular-level writing when he co-authored, Erasing Hell, which sold more than 150,000 copies in the first month of its release and reached number 3 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Since then, he’s written several books, which you can view HERE. Preston also hosts a daily radio show in Boise and a podcast titled Theology in the Raw, where he responds to questions sent in by his faithful listeners.
Preston and his wife, Chrissy, live in Boise, Idaho, with their three daughters and son. They love the outdoors: hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and surfing—Preston’s left-over pastime from his days in California. Favorite bands: Coldplay, U2, Josh Garrels, Beck, Rush, Pearl Jam, Bob Marley. Favorite foods: Indian, Thai, Mexican, Pub Fare, pepperoni pizza with triple pepperoni. Maybe quadruple pepperoni. And beer. Oh, and barbecue. Texas style barbecue. Throw him a rack of ribs and he might just lose his sanctification.