Dr. Roger D. Duke has been an ordained Baptist minister since 1982. He retired early from his teaching post at Baptist College of Health Sciences to form The Duke Consulting Group. This platform allows him to pursue an itinerant career preaching, teaching, writing, researching, as well as consulting.
He has taught at the college, university, graduate school, and seminary levels for over 20 years. And he continues to teach as an adjunct at various institutions as time and opportunity permit.
Professor Duke holds graduate degrees from The University of the South’s School of Theology (Sewanee); The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Harding University’s Graduate School of Religion. His major academic and teaching focus has been in the History of Christian Thought (Theology), Classical Rhetoric / Communication, and Christian Ethics.
He has written or contributed to more than ten volumes with the latest volume posted on this site. Duke has also edited over twenty works. With Brian Mooney, Esq., he co-founded Borderstone Press, LLC. He also served there as Senior Acquisitions Editor for a time.
It is one highlight of his ministry and academic career to have presented scholarly 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 over 45 years. They are blest to be actively involved in the lives of their 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