Religion Matters is headed up by Timothy P. Weber, a recognized church historian, author, teacher, and consultant. Because of his expertise in American history and religion, various religious groups and major news organizations often call on him to provide essential background, context, and insights on current events. His lively and humorous delivery connects with different audiences and always makes religion matters relevant.
A native of Southern California, Weber received a B.A. in history from UCLA, M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School in the history of Christianity.
For two decades he taught church history at Denver Seminary and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, where he was appointed the David T. Porter Professor of Church History. He then spent the next decade in academic administration and institutional leadership as the Dean of Northern Baptist Seminary outside Chicago and president of the Memphis Theological Seminary. Currently he is an affiliate professor at Colorado Christian University.
Weber is considered a leading interpreter of American millennial movements with two major studies: Living in the Shadow of the Second Coming: American Premillennialism, 1875-1982 (University of Chicago Press, 1987) and On the Road to Armageddon: How Evangelicals Became Israel’s Best Friend (Baker Academic, 2004).
In addition, Weber has published dozens of articles in magazines, academic journals, books, and major reference works.
Tim has also been a pastor and a consultant to local churches to help them evaluate ministries and plan for the future; and he has worked as an executive search consultant in the field of higher education.
Weber is an ordained minister and elder in his local congregation.
He and his wife live in the Denver area.