Redeeming the Life of the Mind
I recall President Edmund Clowney of Westminster Theological Seminary enthusing to me about Vern’s arrival on the seminary faculty, dwelling on the gain that Vern’s combination of skills in mathematics, linguistics, and biblical disciplines brought to the seminary, despite his hesitant manner as a teacher and his gentle personal style. Dr. Clowney urged me to get to know Poythress, and he was right to do so. Vern is modest and unassuming, but he is a polymath of outstanding quality and has contributed much of importance to evangelical thought at a foundational level. The present Festschrift clearly shows this, and it is a privilege to be introducing it.