Publications

A list of my publications and presentations:

Book

Baptists and the Emerging Church Movement: A Baptistic Assessment of Four Themes of Emerging Church Ecclesiology. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2014. Wipf & Stock Book Page

Refereed Journal Articles 

“John Gill and the History of Redemption as Mere Shadow: Exploring Gill’s Doctrine of the Covenant of Redemption.” Journal of Reformed Theology 11, no. 4 (2017): 377–400. Link: https://doi.org/10.1163/15697312-01104001

“A Case Study in Baptist Catholicity: The Scriptures and the Tradition in the Theology of John Gill.” Baptist Quarterly 49, no. 3 (2018): 108–116. Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0005576X.2017.1343916

“Was John Gill a Hyper-Calvinist?: Determining Gill’s Theological Identity.” Baptist Quarterly 48, no. 1 (2017): 47–59. Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0005576X.2016.1255421

“John Gill and the Charge of Hyper-Calvinism: Assessing Contemporary Arguments in Defense of John Gill’s Soteriology.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology: forthcoming 2018.

Contributed Book Chapters

“Baptist Theology in the Age of Enlightenment: Contextualizing the Soteriological Proposals of John Gill and Andrew Fuller” in Baptists, Gospel and Culture, ed. William L. Pitts. Macon: Mercer University Press, forthcoming.

“The Covenant Theology of Jonathan Edwards’ Miscellanies,” in The Miscellanies Reader, ed. Robert Boss. Fort Worth: Jonathan Edwards Society Press, forthcoming.

Conference Proceedings 

“Neither Arian Nor Athanasian: A Fresh Consideration of the Trinitarian Theology of Isaac Watts.” Paper scheduled for presentation at the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado, 2018.

“Baptist Theology in the Age of Enlightenment: Contextualizing the Soteriological Proposals of John Gill and Andrew Fuller.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Baptist Studies VIII. Baylor University, 20 July 2018.

“Professor James B. Torrance and the Marrow of Free Grace: A Critical Reading of Prof. Torrance’s Appeals to Theological Precursors in the Reformed Tradition.” Paper presented at the Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 August 2017.

“Baptists and the British Empire: Examining Calls for Religious Toleration in the East India Company.” Paper presented at the Ecclesiastical History Society Meeting. Cripps Court, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, 14 January 2017.

“Innovating the Covenant of Redemption: John Gill and the History of Redemption as Mere Shadow.” Paper presented at the 2016 Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas, 15 November 2016.

“Innovating the Covenant of Redemption: John Gill and the History of Redemption as Mere Shadow.” Paper presented at St Mary’s College Theology Seminar. St Mary’s College, The University of St Andrews, 6 April 2016.

“The Burial of the Dead in the Scottish Reformations: Exploring Diversity of Practice in Sixteenth-Century Scotland.” Paper presented at Death and Identity in Scotland from the Medieval to Modern Conference. New College, The University of Edinburgh, 30 January 2016.

“John Gill and Hyper-Calvinism: Assessing Recent Arguments Over Gill’s Theological Identity.” Paper presented at 2015 Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, 17 November 2015.

“Baptists and the Emerging Church Movement: An Assessment of Major Emerging Church Ecclesiological Proposals From a Baptistic Perspective.” Paper presented at 2014 Evangelical Theological Society Regional Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland, 22 March 2014.

Encyclopedia Entries

“Goat” and “Eunuch” in The Lexham Bible Dictionary. Edited by John D. Barry and Lazarus Wentz. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2015.

Book Reviews

Review of People of the Promise: A Mere Protestant Ecclesiology, ed. Joseph Minich and Bradford Littlejohn. Evangelical Quarterly: publication forthcoming.

Review of Useful Learning: Neglected Means of Grace in the Reception of the Evangelical Revival among English Particular Baptists, by Anthony R. Cross. American Baptist Quarterly: publication forthcoming.

Review of Strictures on Sandemanianism, vol. 9 of The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller, ed., Nathan A Finn. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies: publication forthcoming.

Review of Memoirs of the Rev. Samuel Pearce, vol. 4 of The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller, ed. Michael Haykin. Themelios 43, no. 2 (2018): 297–298

Review of The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review, by David L. Allen. Southeastern Theological Review 8, no. 2 (2017): 121–123.

Review of Protestant Paths: A Story of Dissent, by Pauline Ashbridge. Regent’s Reviews. 8, no. 2 (2017): 38.

Review of Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age, edited by Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman. Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 13, no. 2 (2016): 126–129.

Review of The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather, by Rick Kennedy. Themelios 41, no. 2 (2016): 348–349.

Review of Andrew Fuller: Model Pastor-Theologian, by Paul Brewster. Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 13, no. 1 (2016): 82–83.

Review of Andrew Fuller and the Evangelical Renewal of Pastoral Theology, by Keith S. Grant. The Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 10, no. 2 (2015): 37–39.

Review of Ethics in an Age of Technology, by Ian Barbour. Templeton Press. Official Website of the Gifford Lectures. http://www.giffordlectures.org/books/ethics-age-technology

Web-Based Publications

“Allegorizing the Drama of Redemption: Additional Reflections on John Bunyan’s Use of Allegory to Communicate Christian Truth,” Transpositions: The Official Online Forum for the Institute of Theology, Imagination and the Arts, 22 February 2018, http://www.transpositions.co.uk/allegorizing-drama-redemption-additional-reflections-john-bunyans-use-allegory-communicate-christian-truth/

“Theology ‘Under the Similitude of a Dream:’ Brief Reflections on John Bunyan’s Use of Allegory to Communicate Christian Truth,” Transpositions: The Official Online Forum for the Institute of Theology, Imagination and the Arts, 12 February 2018, http://www.transpositions.co.uk/theology-similitude-dream-brief-reflections-john-bunyans-use-allegory-communicate-christian-truth/

“John Gill, The Rule of Faith, and Baptist Catholicity,” The Center for Baptist Renewal, 13 July 2017, http://www.centerforbaptistrenewal.com/blog/2017/7/13/john-gill-the-rule-of-faith-and-baptist-catholicity

“Baptist Catholicity: A Reading List,” The Center for Baptist Renewal, 15 May 2017, http://www.centerforbaptistrenewal.com/blog/2017/5/15/baptist-catholicity-a-reading-list

Public and Church Engagement

“The Value of Theological Work to Church Pastors: Surveying Examples from Baptist History.” Paper presented at the Scottish Baptist History Project. Edinburgh, Scotland, 28 April 2018.

“Returning Theologians to the Church: An Exploration of the Pastor-Theologian Model.” Paper presented at the Chalmers Institute. St Andrews, Scotland, 16 March 2018.

“Searching for A Faith Worthy of all Acceptation: John Gill, Andrew Fuller, and the Role of Justification by Faith in Eighteenth-Century Baptist Debates over the Presentation of the Gospel.” Paper presented at the Scottish Baptist History Project. Edinburgh, Scotland, 23 April 2017.

“A Case Study in Baptist Catholicity: The Scriptures and the Tradition in the Theology of John Gill.” Paper presented at the Baptist Historical Society Summer Meeting. Luther King House, Manchester, 21 July 2016.


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