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Jon Herrin

Author, Educator, Theologian

Jon A. Herrin

Welcome! Join me as I write about life through lenses of experience and practical theology.

“Imagination is the soil from which grows our hopes, dreams, and ambitions. Sow that soil with good books and good movies. Water it with good conversation… and maybe a glass of wine.” – David Preston

Books by Jon

Genesis for Today:
Redeeming Ancient Narratives for Contemporary Living

Published July 1, 2023

A Journey through Suffering:
A New Reading of Job in the 21st Century

Published July 9, 2021

Making Sense of It All:
Reflections on the Ancient Narratives of Genesis

Published December 9, 2020

Also available at Barnes & Noble


Jon has written a variety of articles, essays, and blogs. While most of his writings are in English, you’ll find that some are in English and Spanish, and some are just in Spanish.

For Jon, his hope, his dream, his desire is that something he has written might be a help, an encouragement, or simply a diversion for you in this journey of life.

Jon Herrin on the Camino de Santiago

Author, Educator, Theologian

About Jon

While born in south Alabama, Herrin left the U.S. when he was just turning four years old. His parents — missionaries Manget and Elaine Herrin — raised Jon and his two brothers in Guyana, South America, and on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. After coming to the U.S. when he was turning 17 years old, he finished high school and then studied English in university (B.A., M.A.T.). While in graduate school the first time around, Jon met his wife Jeanne. From grad school, Herrin went on to become an assistant professor of English.

A lifelong educator (college, university, and seminary, as a teacher and administrator), Jon is also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. Having studied theology and the Bible extensively (M.T.S., M.Div., Th.M., Th.D.), he enjoys teaching and writing for the Church and the Academy.

With his wife Jeanne and their three children, Jon lived and served in both Venezuela and Mexico over the course of seven years in international cross-cultural service. In 2011, Jon and Jeanne settled in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, on the US/Mexico border, where they love the culture, food, and climate… and the slower speed of life.

Herrin’s hobbies and happy places include writing, reading, teaching, hiking, and… espresso!

Get in Touch

Jon is available for speaking and teaching events.