Dr. Medley has taught theology and ethics at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky since 2007. He has also taught classes in Christianity & Culture as well as Baptist Heritage & Theology.
Prior to coming to BSK, he was Associate Professor of Christian Theology in the School of Theology at Campbellsville University (KY). A native of Graham, North Carolina, he has served churches in North Carolina and Kentucky in a variety of clergy and lay roles.
Presently, he is a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. He is also a co-trainer of the cohort for the Lexington Diocese’s participation in the Lay Preaching Training Initiative, a program developed and nurtured by the Episcopal Preaching Foundation. He is a member of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion and the American Academy of Religion, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Review and Expositor.
Courses he has taught at BSK include Invitation to Christian Theology, The Doctrine of the Trinity, Black and Womanist Theology, Trauma, Theology & Pastoral Practice, Water, Wafer, World: The Sacraments in a Secular Age, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Disciple, Pastor, Resister, Martyr, Liturgy & Social Ethics, Christianity & Culture, and Baptist Confessions of Faith. Dr. Medley and his wife, Maria, live in Georgetown, KY, and they have one grown son.
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Theologies of Racial Justice
Christian Social Ethics
Systematic Theology/Christian Doctrine
Theological Interpretations of Scripture
Doctrine of the Trinity
Theologies of Worship/Liturgical Theology
Trauma and Theology
The Sacraments (Baptism and Lord’s Supper)
Theology & Climate Emergency/Theology & Ecology
Practices of Christian Discipleship
Practices of Martyrdom and Resistance in Christian Tradition
Life and Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Life and Theology of Rowan Williams
Theology & Film
Theology & Popular Culture