About The Author
Dr. MacLeod is a minister, and the son of a minister. He has served in three Protestant denominations (all Presbyterian). He designates himself as a "conservative" Protestant. He is now retired after 39 years in the ministry. He has also been a writer and a teacher.
Dr. MacLeod prepared for college at the Darlington School, Rome, Georgia, and graduated from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. While at Washington and Lee he was a student under the historian, Arnold J. Toynbee, who was a visiting professor there.
Dr. MacLeod was instructed in writing by a friend, the Southern (Georgia) writer, Flannery O'Connor. She was a devout Roman Catholic. They enjoyed an ecumenical relationship and discussed many subjects. He was a pallbearer at her funeral. (It was felt this would help make it an ecumenical statement.) One of the religious books contained on this website of his books and writings, is a memorial to Flannery O'Connor by him.
Dr. MacLeod attended Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey and the Emory University School Of Theology (Candler), Atlanta, Georgia. He was for a time a teacher of Gifted Students at the secondary school level. He taught as well as preached. He has several degrees.
Dr. MacLeod is challenging at times, but always understandable and intelligent, while his writings and thoughts on religion are, thankfully we feel, on a deeper than usual level.
Dr. MacLeod always has something to say that you may or may not agree with, but you will be glad for having read his writings. Conservative in belief (due to the ecumenical Catholic influence of O’Connor) he remains highly intelligent, strongly orthodox and firmly Protestant.