Roger D. Duke is an ordained Baptist minister. He retired early from his teaching role at Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, TN to form the Duke Consulting Group. This allows him to pursue an itinerate career preaching, teaching, writing, researching, and consulting.
He has taught at the college and graduate school levels for over 20 years. Moreover, he continues to teach adjunctively at various institutions as time and opportunity permit.
Professor Duke holds graduate degrees from The University of the South’s School of Theology at Sewanee, TN; The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Harding University’s Graduate School of Religion. His major academic and teaching foci have been in the History of Christian Thought (Theology), Classical Rhetoric, and Christian Ethics.
He has written or contributed to more than ten volumes with the lastest volume scheduled to be released in 2018. Duke has also edited over twenty works. He co-founded BorderStone Press, LLC with Brian Mooney, Esq.; where he also served as Senior Acquisitions Editor.
It is one highlight of his ministry and academic career to have presented academic papers at The Southern Baptist Seminary’s Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies these past few years.
He has been happily married to Linda Young Duke for nearly 44 years. They have three adult children and four robust grandsons.
Homiletics, Rhetoric and Communication Theory
Rhetorical Analysis of the Sermons of John Broadus
Doctor of Ministry - 2003
University of The South School of Theology
Dissertation (see full CV)
Christian History and Thought
The Southern Baptist Seminary & Convention
Ethical Theory from a Theological Perspective
The Life and Work of John Bunyan
Including The Pilgrim's Progress
Master of Arts - Religion - 1996
Christian Thought/History of Christian Thought
Master of Divinity - 1995
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Higher Education with Biblical Languages
Post Graduate PhD Studies - 1997-2000
University of Memphis
Classical Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory & Criticism