My Highly Curated Story
Short Version: Dru Johnson is an associate professor of biblical and theological studies at The King’s College in New York City, director of the Center for Hebraic Thought, editor at The Biblical Mind, host of The Biblical Mind podcast, and co-host of the OnScript Podcast. Before that, he was a high-school dropout, skinhead, punk rock drummer, combat veteran, IT supervisor, and pastor—all things that he hopes none of his children ever become.
Medium Version: I have successfully remained married to one woman (God bless her!) since 1998. Also, I have four kids who wish not to be named (here we all are in 2006; good luck identifying them on the street today!).
After getting my “skinhead” tattoo covered up at 17 years old, I served seven years total, on active duty and reserves, in the U.S. Air Force—working in ground-based units on counter-narcotics operations in the Amazon basin of Colombia (ca. 1993–98). Here’s an interview I did with the Half Percent Podcast on my time in the military if you’re interested. In 1993, I relented to God and I “became a Christian” (as they politely say, though that in no way captures the radical change in me).
Out of college with a degree in psychology, I got married to my current wife and worked in I.T. while in seminary. I then served for eight years as an associate pastor at a non-denominational church in St. Louis, Missouri and then two years with Holy Trinity Church in St Andrews, Scotland. I used to teach regularly in Western Kenya in a school for rural pastors, though not much anymore. I’m still ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, but for my day job, I work as a college professor in NYC and a semi-pro scribbler on the side.
For those of you who are fluent in the language of “nerd”, my curriculum vitae.