Everett Berry

Everett Berry

Associate Professor of Theology

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Education

  • 2003 Ph.D. (Systematic Theology), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 1998 M.Div. (Theology), Criswell College
  • 1993 B.S. (Biblical and Pastoral Studies), Arlington Baptist College

Employment History

Full-time Teaching

  • 2009-Present Associate Professor of Theology, Criswell College, Dallas, TX
  • 2004-2008 Assistant Professor of Theology, Criswell College, Dallas, TX

Adjunct Teaching

  • 2010-Present Adjunct Professor of Theology, Liberty University Online
  • 2006-Present Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, LeTourneau University, Dallas, TX
  • 2004 Adjunct Professor of Theology, Boyce College, Louisville, KY

Other Academic Employment

  • 2012-Present Editor, Criswell Theological Review
  • 2010 Guest Lecturer of Theology, Arlington Baptist College
  • 2003 Substitute Professor of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ministry (Non-Academic)

  • 2007-2008 Interim Pastor, Hill Crest Baptist Church, Kemp, TX
  • 2006 Interim Pastor, Oak Crest Baptist Church, Midlothian, TX
  • 2005-2006 Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lindale, TX
  • 1999-2004 Pastor, Utica Baptist Church, Utica, KY
  • 1999 Ordained and licensed as a minister by Utica Baptist Church, Utica, KY

Supply Preaching

  • Authentic Christian Fellowship, Greenville, TX
  • Bridgeview Baptist Church, Quinlan, TX
  • Covenant Life Baptist Church, Kennedale, TX
  • Direct Baptist Church, Direct, TX
  • First Baptist Church, Branch, TX
  • First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
  • First Baptist Church, Dean, TX
  • First Baptist Church, Greenville, TX
  • First Baptist Church, Malakoff, TX
  • Glenn Meadows Baptist Church, San Angelo, TX
  • Lakeside Baptist Church, Canton, TX
  • Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Greenville, TX
  • Wildwood Baptist Church, Mesquite, TX

Scholarship 

Articles: 

  • "The Second Coming," and "The Virgin Birth," in the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, eds. Chad Brand, Charles Draper, Archie England, et al. Revised and Expanded. Nashville: Holman Bible Reference, 2003.
  • "Highlighting the Link between the Millennium and Replacement Thought: Augustinian Nonchiliasm as a Test Case." Criswell Theological Review 3.1 (Fall 2005): 71-91.
  • "Theological vs. Methodological Postconservatism: Stanley Grenz and Kevin Vanhoozer as Test Cases." Westminster Theological Journal 69.1 (Spring 2007): 105-26.
  • "How Did the Post-Apostolic Church Respond to the Government?  Gleaning Public Do's and Don'ts from the 2nd Century Apologists." Criswell Theological Journal 5.1 (Fall 2007): 53-67.
  • "Complementarianism & Eschatology: Engaging Gordon Fee's Egalitarianism." Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 13.2 (Fall 2008): 59-68.
  • "Speech-Act Theory as a Corollary for Describing the Dynamics of Biblical Revelation: Some Recommendations and Reservations." Criswell Theological Journal 7.1 (Fall 2009): 81-100.

Book Reviews:

  • Review of Christology: A Global Introduction; An Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 9.1 (Spring 2005): 104.
  • Review of The First Christian Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Church, edited by G. R. Evans. Criswell Theological Review 2.2 (Spring 2005): 127-28.
  • Review of Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church by James K. A. Smith. Criswell Theological Review 4.1 (Fall 2006): 116-19.
  • Review of Interpreting the Bible: A Handbook of Terms and Methods by W. Randolph Tate. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50.3 (September 2007): 597-99.
  • Review of Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology by Roger Olson. Criswell Theological Review 5.2 (Spring 2008): 105-106.
  • Review of Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church by Ronald E. Heine. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 51.3 (September 2008): 616-17.
  • Review of New Perspectives for Evangelical Theology by Tom Greggs, editor. Themelios (Online Journal) 35.3 (November 2010).

Essay and Editorials:

  • "How Does the Christian Doctrine of Creation Contribute to a Theological Understanding of Human Sexuality?" In The Southern Baptist Theological Journal Forum: "In the Beginning..." Southern Baptist Theological Journal 11.1 (Spring 2007): 89-90.
  • "How cab the Theological Construct of Inaugurated Eschatology help us in Forming a Biblical Understanding of Christian Sanctification?" In The Southern Baptist Theological Journal Forum: "The Kingdom of God..." Southern Baptist Theological Journal  12.1 (Spring 2008): 109-11.
  • "Gleaning Apologetic Lessons from Justin Martyr.." In The Southern Baptist Theological Journal Forum: "Learning from the Church Fathers." Southern Baptist Theological Journal 12.2 (Summer 2008): 74-76.
  • "What are some of the basic benefits that the current academic interest in the theological interpretation of Scripture can offer for the spiritual development of the church?" In The Southern Baptist Theological Journal Forum: The Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Southern Baptist Theological Journal 14.2 (Summer 2010): 83-84.

Conference Presentations:

  • "Theological vs. Methodological Postconservatism: Stanley Grenz and Kevin Vanhoozer as Test Cases." Paper presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Valley Forge, PA, November 2005.
  • "How Did the Post-Apostolic Church Respond to the Government?  Gleaning Public Do's and Don'ts from the 2nd Century Apologists." Paper presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Washington D.C, November 2006.
  • "Speech-Act Theory as a Corollary for Describing the Dynamics of Biblical Revelation: Some Recommendations and Reservations." Paper presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, CA, November 2007. 
  • "Complementarianism & Eschatology: Engaging Gordon Fee's Egalitarianism." Paper presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Providence, RI, November 2008.

Significant Activities of Service

To the College:

  • 2008-Present Academic Cabinet Member
  • 2009-2012 Dean of Students
  • 2008-2012 Executive Cabinet Member
  • 2008-2009 Interim Dean of Students

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Hermeneutics
  • Church History
  • Systematic Theology

Graduate

  • Hermeneutics
  • Church History
  • Systematic Theology
  • Advanced Theology Intensives-Theology of Augustine; Providence; Eschatology
  • Patristic and Medieval Theology
  • Reformation Theology
  • Modern and Postmodern Theology
  • Prolegomena and Theological Method
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Introduction to the Gospels

Professional Membership

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Association for Christians and Student Development