Paul Daniel Larson

A Biographical Sketch

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Paul Daniel Larson yielded his life to Christ as a child and thereafter pursued study in various fields. Prior to completing a degree in music performance (BM, 2005), Paul played in jazz groups, performed for charity events, and gave full piano concerts. The first of these concerts was an all Franz Liszt concert (2003), the second an all Beethoven concert (2004), and the third, Paul’s senior recital featuring works of Frederic Chopin (2005). After completing undergraduate and graduate studies in accounting at Bradley University (BS 2005; MS 2006), obtaining his Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor designations (CPA 2006; CIA 2007), and passing other professional exams, Paul studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, completing master’s degrees in divinity (M. Div., 2009) and philosophy of religion (MA, 2010). He then completed a PhD in New Testament Language, Literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (2014).

Starting in 2008, Paul began giving memorized word-for-word recitations of at least almost all of different books of the New Testament, and within a span of five years, he had given a recitation of at least almost all of every book of the English New Testament. Although these recitations were often presented in a dramatic format, Gospels and Acts recitations in particular were presented as one-man theater, with Paul performing as if he were various characters in the story, and sometimes playing piano while reciting some red letter sections of the Gospel of John and Gospel of Mark. Since completing this New Testament series, Paul has expanded his recitation to texts in Spanish and Portuguese, giving his first recorded recitation in these languages in 2014.

After returning to the US, Paul founded the evangelistic and apologetics ministry Credible Faith and began the work of establishing a new ministry that has involved an ongoing educational process of coding, database management, graphic design, web design, 3D animation and rendering, podcast production, and video production, all with the aim of reaching the culture through the visual and auditory arts. Able to speak both Portuguese and Spanish (see the respective Credible Faith Portuguese and Spanish websites), Paul seeks to produce writings, podcasts, and videos in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and through those mass media efforts, to be an evangelist and apologist for nearly the entire North and South American continents. Paul particularly wants to impact students at universities and other secular venues where the light of the gospel needs to be seen.

Paul currently resides in Illinois and is blessed to be the uncle of ten nephews and one niece.

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