Scott Aniol, PhD, is an author, speaker, and teacher of culture, worship, aesthetics, and church ministry philosophy. He is on faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he founded Religious Affections Ministries, he lectures around the country in churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries, and he has authored several books and dozens of articles. Scott is the Managing Editor of Artistic Theologian, a scholarly journal of worship and church ministry, and serves on the steering committee of the Biblical Worship Section of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Scott holds a PhD in worship and ministry (SWBTS), a masters degree in Theological Studies (SWBTS), a masters degree in Aesthetics (NIU) and a Bachelor of Music in Church Music (BJU). Scott has served as associate pastor, minister of music, and an elder in churches in Illinois, North Carolina, and currently at Church of Christ the King in Fort Worth.
Scott travels around the country and internationally through the ministry he started in 2008, Religious Affections Ministries (www.religiousaffections.org), speaking in churches, Christian colleges, seminaries, and conferences.
Scott has written three books, Worship in Song: A Biblical Philosophy of Music and Worship (BMH Books, 2009), Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World (RAM, 2010), and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture (Kregel, 2015). He also presented academic papers at various meetings such as the Evangelical Theological Society and has dozens of articles and book reviews published in scholarly journals.
Scott and his wife, Becky, classically homeschool their two children Caleb and Kate.