Bryan Howard Cribb

Bryan Howard Cribb
Associate Dean and Professor of Christian Studies, Chair of Undergraduate Christian Studies

Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Arts, Furman University
Bachelor of Science, Furman University

(864) 231-2111

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Introduction to the Bible, Introduction to the Old Testament (bachelor’s and master’s), Introduction to the New Testament, Introductory Hebrew, Intermediate Hebrew, Hebrew Prophets, Historical Books, Old Testament Pentateuch, Old Testament theology, Poetry and wisdom books, Biblical backgrounds

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

Though my calling is teaching at a Christian college, my passion is the local church. I truly believe that these two are and should be integrated, for it is through the training of God-called ministers at institutions like Anderson University that the church may be edified and our Lord glorified.


Family activities, backpacking, reading, writing, teaching, Braves baseball

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Was selected the 2011 S.C. Independent Colleges and Universities Excellence in Teaching Award Winner for Anderson University and named the 2011-12 Mobile Learning Innovator of the Year by the AU faculty.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

In Hebrew, the verb “to teach” has origins in the verb “to learn,” meaning either “to make learn” or even “to learn intensively.” In this tradition, I view my classroom as one in which I engage in intensive study alongside my students to serve as an example to them, resulting in their learning.


Cribb, Bryan Howard. 2009. Speaking on the Brink of Sheol (Gorgias Dissertations). Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press.

More About

Bryan’s wife, Elizabeth, is a registered nurse who also graduated with a master of divinity degree from Southern Seminary in December, 2005. They have three sons: Daniel Luther, Josiah John, and Nathanael Bryan.

Bryan is an active member at Renewal Church of Anderson and also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. He loves to see students get excited and passionate about God’s word in his classes.

“Most students have for most of their lives seen the Old Testament as boring and irrelevant. … My goal in teaching is three-fold: To engender within the students a love and passion for God’s inspired, inerrant Word – all of it, including the Old Testament. To enter into and invest in the lives of the students, for through them our future generations and the church itself can be influenced for Christ. And to encourage the students in not only intellectual achievement, but also in Christian discipleship, discipline, and humility, so that the entire person is trained.”