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Kipp Swinney is a native Texan, having lived in Austin, Abilene, Orange, and Waco. He has experience with pastoring and preaching in multiple churches and still occasionally guest preaches for congregations in central Texas. Dr. Swinney completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Religion at Baylor University and wrote his dissertation under Dr. James Nogalski. Outside of Baylor, Dr. Swinney has taught courses for Abilene Christian University and Pepperdine University. Dr. Swinney is married to Kaitlyn, who is an RN, and they have two biological children and one foster child.
Dr. Swinney primarily studies the Prophetic Literature of the Hebrew Bible. His specific research focuses on the development of the Book of the Twelve Prophets during the Persian era and the depiction of God as a warrior in these texts. Dr. Swinney also studies linguistics, the book of Job, and reception history.