Myles Werntz teaches a variety of courses in theology and ethics both at Truett Seminary and the Department of Religion, focusing much of his writing on the interrelationship between ecclesiology and ethics. He is the co-editor of two volumes of work by John Howard Yoder, Nonviolence: A Brief History (Baylor University Press, 2010), and Revolutionary Christianity (Wipf and Stock, 2011), as well as the co-editor of Corners in the City of God: Theology and The Wire (Cascade Press, 2013). He is also the author of the forthcoming Bodies of War and Peace: Nonviolence, Ecclesiology, and the Witness Against War (Fortress Press, 2014), as well as numerous other essays in journals such as The International Journal of Public Theology, Conrad Grebel Review, Dialog, and Books and Culture. He is also at work on a second volume on the role of conscience in 20th century theology and its implications for free church theology.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Dr. Werntz holds a B.A. in English Literature from Ouachita Baptist University, an M.Div. from George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University. Prior to Truett, Dr. Werntz taught in the Department of Religion and the Great Texts Department. With his wife Sarah Martin-Werntz, he enjoys travel, coffee, running, and their dog Elroi. Myles and Sarah are both involved at Calvary Baptist Church.