My name is Paul Martin Henebury. I am a native of Manchester, England and am a graduate of London Theological Seminary and Tyndale Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D). I am married to Gina, a wonderful and beautiful lady, and we have four kids (two of each). I have been a Church-planter, pastor, and a professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics. I was also editor of the Conservative Theological Journal (suggesting its new name, Journal of Dispensational Theology prior to leaving that post). I am now the President of Veritas School of Theology.
Veritas is close to my heart as it allows me room to teach what I passionately believe to be the Truth, without charging sky-high prices or indulging in personality politics. Together with a few of my peers I can help struggling pastors and other Christians hungry for the meat of Scripture and Theology.
Dr Reluctant is a pseudonym given me by my friend Thomas Pryde. It relates to the subject of Dispensationalism, of which I am both a strong adherent and dismayed critic. My consternation arises because of the lackluster attitude of many dispensationalists to develop and improve the system as a system!
They cannot envisage building up Dispensationalism on its own terms, and seem to be blithely insensible of their obligation to do so. And many of them really think the “Left Behind” phenomenon was a boon to the cause of truth.
Dispensationalism is a theology in its own right and it deserves being treated as such.
The wife of a well known prophecy teacher once asked my opinion about why so many young dispensationalists quit the team and sign up with the Reformed camp. I answered by putting this question to her: what would you rather hear about, the antichrist or the Lord’s Christ? I might have asked several others, like “who writes all the best theology books? or the best apologetics books?” “Who do you have to read if you want to study beyond the Master’s level?” “Where are the next crop of young dispensational scholars going to come from?” “Who today is developing Dispensationalism as a theology in its own right?”
As far as it goes, my contribution is to offer courses, lectures, and other materials, and to explore a new and very promising avenue of inquiry – the Biblical Covenants. These covenants can be mined via the dispensationalist hermeneutics to produce far more than they have been made to in the past. “Biblical Covenantalism” contains hermeneutical, theological and worldview truths which, I think, can really give a shot in the arm to contemporary Dispensationalism.