Dr. Cottle’s teaching style has been called "scholarship on fire" by those who have attended his lectures. It is clear, dynamic and inspirational. His unique style always contains the compassion of a shepherd, the urgency of a prophet and the wisdom of a statesman. His thoughts and counsel are straightforward, dynamic and powerful. His teachings will help today's spiritual leaders and other sincere "thinking Christians" to discover the mystery and the majesty of the Bible.
Dr. Cottle has earned a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida; a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina; and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Religion from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He also earned a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from U.S.C. He has extensive experience in teaching, pastoring, public speaking, education administration and both radio and television.