R. Todd Mangum, PhD

Clemens Professor of Missional Theology
Director of Master of Theology Program

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Todd Mangum received the John F. Walvoord Award for Outstanding Work in Eschatology from Dallas Theological Seminary where he received his PhD in 2001. Dr. Mangum’s first book, The Dispensational-Covenantal Rift (Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster, 2007), is widely acclaimed as providing a definitive history on the debate between dispensationalists and covenant theologians. He has also written numerous articles seeking to repair breaches among various segments of Bible-believing Christianity, and advancing a generously orthodox, missional approach to theology and ministry in the postmodern, post-Christian context.

Dr. Mangum is ordained by the Southern Baptist Convention and he serves frequently as pulpit supply in several area churches; he is also an active churchman at Grace Bible Church, Souderton. Todd and his wife, Linda, reside in Souderton, PA, as do their three sons and one daughter-in-law.

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BS, Philadelphia College of Bible

MA, MDiv, STM, Biblical Theological Seminary

PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary

Areas of Expertise




Covenant Theology

Selected Publications

The Dispensational-Covenantal Rift: The Fissuring of American Evangelical Theology from 1936 to 1944(Bletchley: Paternoster, 2007).

“High Hopes for 21st-Century Dispensationalism,” Presentation to the Dispensational Study Group of the Evangelical Theological Society, Nashville, TN, 2000.

Co-author with Mark S. Sweetnam, The Scofield Reference Bible: Its History and Impact on the Evangelical Church (Bletchley: Paternoster, 2009).

Post from Todd

4 Things That Can Derail Missional Leaders

This post by Seth Richardson on the Missional Alliance web page caught my attention. It’s titled, “Addicted to Dysfunction: Healing from Missional Misery.” 

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Saying Farewell to Dr. Vannoy

Around 7:15 am on Sunday, February 3, founding faculty member J. Robert Vannoy went to be with the Lord. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harleysville on Saturday, February 9th. There will be time to visit with the family beginning at 10 AM. The service is at Noon, and will be immediately followed by a private off-site interment.

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A Walk through African American History and Culture

Professor Todd Mangum and Dr. Larry Anderson Reflect on their walk through The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. A number of our Missio grads are serving in leadership in the Southern Baptist Convention in our region. One of the missional, Kingdom strategies being pursued – racial reconciliation. A set of pilot exercises and conversations are currently being conducted in southeast Pennsylvania that could end up impacting the whole convention, including deep into the south of the Mason Dixon line. Now, wouldn’t that be something?

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