Rev. Dr. Dru Johnson, Director
Dru Johnson teaches Biblical literature, theology, and biblical interpretation at The King’s College. He is an ordained minister in the EPC, an editor for the Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism series, an associate director for the Jewish Philosophical Theology Project at The Herzl Institute in Israel, and a co-host for the OnScript Podcast.
He has been a Research Fellow at the Logos Institute of Analytical and Exegetical Theology (University of St Andrews, Scotland), the Institute for Advanced Studies—Shalem Center (Jerusalem, Israel), and a Senior Research Fellow at The Henry Center’s “Creation Project” (TEDS). Interviews, articles, and a full list of his books can found at drujohnson.com.
Robert Nicholson, Senior Fellow
Robert Nicholson is Founder and Executive Director of The Philos Project. He holds a B.A. in Hebrew Studies from Binghamton University, and both a J.D. and M.A. in Middle Eastern history from Syracuse University. A former U.S. Marine and a 2012-13 Tikvah Fellow, Nicholson founded The Philos Project in 2014. His advocacy focuses on spreading the vision of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious Middle East based on freedom and rule of law. Mr. Nicholson serves on the Board of Directors of Passages, and is a publisher of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy. His written work has appeared in First Things, The Federalist, The Jerusalem Post, The Hill, and The American Interest, among others.
Celina Durgin, Administrative Director
Celina Durgin joined the staff of the Center for Hebraic Thought in the spring of 2020. She earned a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College in 2015 and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. Celina was a student in Dr. Dru Johnson’s first-ever Introduction to Old Testament Literature class at King’s, which began to liberate her from some bad exegetical habits. She is excited to continue following her philosophical interests toward knowledge of the true, personal God of the Bible, and not merely the abstract god of the philosophers. Some of her written work can be found in Christianity Today and National Review.
Abigail Smith, Administrator
Abigail Smith has been with the Center for Hebraic Thought since its inception and has enjoyed directing marketing and back-end operations. She is a senior studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at The King’s College. Miss Smith’s eyes were first opened to the shocking yet beautiful content of the Hebrew Bible in her freshman Introduction to the Literature of the Hebrew Scriptures class with Dr. Dru Johnson. Since then, she has been thirsty for resources about the intellectual world of the Scripture. Studying at King’s on a full-ride scholarship, Miss Smith founded a pro-life student organization and is the director of Interregnum, a series of campus-wide competitions at King’s.