Ryan M. Reeves is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Dean of the Jacksonville campus. Ryan is also an adjunct professor for Reformed Theological Seminary and teaches summers at Campus Crusade (Cru).
Ryan received his PhD from Cambridge University and has two masters from Reformed Theological Seminary. He also was a guest student in theology at the University of Münster and has studied at Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute and the Centro Pro Unione in Rome.
Ryan lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Charlotte and three kids: Zoë, Owen, and Dexter. The kids could care less about academics and prefer ice cream, movies, and daddy being silly. Ryan also has a mild addiction to watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ryan has a series of full courses on YouTube for the public:
Articles By Ryan Reeves
The History of Christmas Presents - Quick Explanation
Tuesday December 18, 2018christian life •
What are the origins of giving Christmas presents? Check out this short explanation from Dr. Ryan Reeves, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. You’ll hear how gift giving at Christmas became part of our culture today.
The History of Advent - Quick Explanation
Friday November 30, 2018church •
When in history did the celebration of Advent begin in Christian churches? Check out this short explanation from Dr. Ryan Reeves, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. You’ll hear how Advent arose around Christmas in the 4th century, and how Advent in history is different than Advent today.
Martin Luther and the 95 Theses
Thursday November 1, 2018theology •
If you’ve been in the Church long, you’ve probably heard of the 95 Theses. They got Martin Luther excommunicated from the Catholic Church, and started the Protestant Reformation. But what are the 95 Theses? Why did Luther post the 95 Theses? This video from Ryan Reeves explains them and the start of the Reformation.
How We Got Our Bibles
Tuesday September 25, 2018scripture •
Perhaps you find it maddening when you go to choose a Bible—your uncle says read the KJV, you heard one version was written by communists, and you’re not sure which of the study Bibles fits your mood.
The Strange Protestant Bible of Henry VIII
Tuesday September 11, 2018scripture •
This video from Ryan Reeves looks at the Great Bible of Henry VIII published in 1539, and it shows how the Tyndale translations were copied into the Coverdale and Matthew Bibles to end up making a uniquely Protestant Bible for a king who didn’t want it.
Three Myths about King James Bible
Tuesday August 21, 2018bible teaching • scripture •
What are the myths about the King James Bible? Was the KJV or Authorized Bible ever changed in history since 1611? This video looks at some of the popular misunderstandings about the King James Bible.
The Rise of Evangelicalism
Tuesday February 6, 2018christian life •
What is Evangelicalism? Christians today wonder if it’s not all politics, but there’s a long history that’s both timely and a bit surprising in terms of its spiritual roots.
Assurance (In 90 Seconds)
Tuesday May 30, 2017bible teaching • doctrines of grace • salvation •
How do we know our sins are forgiven? How can we have confidence that we really are children of God? You need the doctrine of assurance! Got 90 seconds? Check out this short video from Dr. Ryan Reeves, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.