Scot is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. Author or editor of fifty books, he is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. Dr. McKnight has given interviews on many radio stations, has appeared on television, and regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the USA and abroad. Dr. McKnight obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (1986). He blogs at Jesus Creed.
Scot was elected into the Hall of Honor at Cornerstone University in honor of his basketball accomplishments during his college career. He and his wife, Kristen, live in Libertyville, Illinois. They enjoy travelling, long walks, gardening, and cooking. They have two adult children, Laura (married to Mark) and Lukas (married to Annika), and two grandchildren: Aksel and Finley.