Charles Ryrie, editor of the popular Ryrie Study Bible, will speak in chapel at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, April 12.

“Rarely does a theologian arise who is scholar, preacher, and able communicator all in one man,” Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Seminary, said about Ryrie. “Dr. Charles Ryrie has blessed generations of seminary students, pastors and laypeople with the bejeweled insights of his numerous books and intriguing messages. I am exceptionally grateful to have him returning to Southwestern Seminary this week.”

Ryrie received his Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary, and his PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He was also awarded a doctor of letters degree by Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Va.

Ryrie has served as the president of the Philadelphia College of Bible (now Philadelphia Biblical University), and as the chair of the Department of Systematic Theology and dean of doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has published books on various topics such as theology, the Christian life and dispensationalism. His Ryrie Study Bible is available in the King James Version, the New American Standard Bible and the New International Version.

Chapel services at Southwestern Seminary are from 10:50 a.m.- noon each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the spring and fall semesters. Ryrie’s chapel message may be viewed live on streaming video at Southwestern Seminary’s Web site, An archived video and audio version of the chapel service will be available for viewing, listening to or downloading on the Web site after noon on April 12.