The TEI International Leadership School


The Power to Interpret the Whole Bible and all of Life’s Hardest Questions

  • The school is an ongoing rabbinic styled conversation with all who attend. It starts with 1) the interpretive foundation of Genesis 1-3, then applies the same 2) across the whole content of the Bible, always aiming at the toughest questions, and 3) thereafter looks at church history, including political history, and 4) world religions. For those who participate and learn this material, they will become biblically literate, able to bear witness to the truth and beauty of the Gospel in the face of the toughest questions they come across in the culture.
  • [The schedule for live classes in New York City, Kampala, Uganda and Kigali, Rwanda is pending.]


John Rankin has been preaching and teaching across the United States, and some internationally, since the late 1970s. The TEII Leadership School is designed to bring sound theological education to Christians who are called to build the church and be salt and light in the culture. On such a foundation, which interprets all the Bible and life, political and economic reform becomes possible. The Name of Jesus is lifted up, and he will draw all people to himself.

John Rankin founded the TEI in 1986, and holds graduate degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Harvard Divinity School (Th.M. Ethics and Public Policy), and is currently working on his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Political Theology at the Oxford Centre For Mission Studies: A Political Theology of Freedom. His books, presently in print, include: The Six Pillars of Biblical Power; The Six Pillars of Honest Politics; Jesus, in the Face of His Enemies; Genesis and the Power of True Assumptions (Second Edition); The Real Muḥammad: In the Eyes of Ibn Isḥāq; The Judas Economy; Changing the Language of the Abortion Debate; and Moses and Jesus in the Face of His Enemies. John also founded the Mars Hill Forum series in 1993, in which he has held over 150 public conversations with lead skeptics of his biblical worldview, theological concerns and politics, as well as the prior dozens of debates in his pro-life work in the 1980s, on all the Ivy League campuses and well beyond.



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The foundation of Genesis 1-3 interprets the whole Bible, all church history, all political history and all world religions; indeed, it is the foundation for the most rigorous liberal arts education possible. Click here for the textbook: Genesis and the Power of True Assumptions (Volume 2), sixth book listed. Also see an outline of the seven classes taught in the TEI International Leadership School.


House of Lords 17 October 2017

Text of John Rankin’s address on the occasion of the 500th annive5rsary of the Reformation.