2011 Ph.D. (New Testament), University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (UK); Supervisor: Drs. William S. Campbell (1st) and Kathy Ehrensperger (2nd); Dissertation Topic: “The Lord’s Supper as an Anti-Imperial Praxis: An Analysis of Christian Meals in the Context of First-Century Roman Domination.”
1982 Ph.D. (Pastoral Theology), California Graduate School of Theology; Supervisor: Dr. I. D. E. Thomas; Dissertation Topic: “The Public Invitation: Its Nature, Biblical Validity and Practicability.”
Hymns of Resistance: Challenging Caesar’s Claims (forthcoming 2021).
“The Birth of Jesus,” in A Handbook of Matthew’s Gospel, Craig A. Evans, editor. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson (forthcoming 2020-21)
“Commentary on Second Peter and Jude,” in Commentary on Social Identity in the New Testament. Brian Tucker and Aaron Keucker, editors. London: T & T Clark/Bloomsbury (forthcoming, 2020).
“Baptism as a Politically Subversive Act,” Bible and Interpretation. University of Arizona (2019).
Caesar and the Sacrament: Baptism as a Ritual of Resistance. Eugene, OR: Cascade (2018).
“Jehovah’s Witnesses,” “Mormonism,” “Christian Science,” The Worldview Study Bible, David Dockery, General Editor. Nashville: Holman (2018).
“A Place at the Table,” Peer Evaluator. Pretoria: New Testament Society of South Africa (2018).
“Oneness Pentecostalism,” “Ouija Board,” “Transcendental Meditation,” “Yin, Yang,” “Martial Arts,” The Evangelical Dictionary of World Religions, Wayne House, editor. Grand Rapids: Baker Books (forthcoming, 2018).
Subversive Meals: Eating the Lord’s Supper under Roman Domination during the First Century. Cambridge: Lutterworth/James Clark, UK edition (2017).
“Edward John Carnell,” Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Cultures, eds. Timothy Demy and Paul R. Shockley. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood (2017).
“Apologetics,” Theology, Church, and Ministry: A Handbook for Theological Education, David Dockery, Ed. Nashville: B&H Academic (2017).
“Food in the Bible,” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics, Robert L. Brawley, General Editor London: Oxford University Press (2015).
Heaven on Earth. Experiencing the Kingdom of God—Here and Now! Russian edition. Saint Petersburg, Russia (2015).
“Agapé Feasts in Second Peter as a Means of Forming Christian Social Identity,” The T&T Clark Handbook of Social Identity and the New Testament, Brian Tucker and Coleman Baker, eds. London: T&T, Bloomsbury (2014).
Heaven on Earth. Experiencing the Kingdom of God—Here and Now! Eugene, OR: Harvest House (2013).
Subversive Meals: Eating the Lord’s Supper under Roman Domination during the First Century, Pickwick (2013).
“Applying the Word.” com(2012). Deals with the effective use of the sermon’s conclusion in the applying the text to the audience.
“What is the Christian Identity Movement?”If God Made the Universe Who Made God?—103 Arguments for Christian Faith. Broadman and Holman, 2012 .
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, 4 Vols. George Kurian, editor. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK (2011). I contributed twelve biographical articles to this four volume set:
Charles E. Fuller
Rueben A. Torrey
W. A. Criswell
Aimee Semple McPherson
Church of New Jerusalem
“The Altar Call and Calvinism.”Whosoever Will: A Biblical and Theological Critique of John 3:16. David Allen and Steve Lemke, eds. Broadman & Holman, 2010.
“Twisted Scriptures” (60 entries). The Apologetics Study Bible, Ray Clendenen and Ted Cabal, editors. Broadman and Holman, 2008. Wrote the entire commentary for this major Study Bible. Each entry is set off as a shadowed display box within the body of the text, and deals with the key verses that cults twist to fit their errant theology.
The Effective Invitation (revised and updated, Kregel, 2004). The definitive text on the subject of persuasive evangelistic preaching. Includes a practical workbook in the appendix that walks the busy pastor step-by-step through the invitation process. 278 pp.
How Do You Plead? (Good News/Crossway, 2002). Gospel tractate which has been distributed en masse (100,000+ copies) throughout the USA and Europe
The Effective Invitation (Kregel, 1995). Reprint of my original book. Has received wide circulation in seminaries and Bible colleges as a textbook on preaching. 256 pp.
Lifestyle Witnessing (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1988), chapters 7-9. These chapters were written at the request of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for inclusion in their course book on evangelism.
La Invitacion Eficaz (Casa Bautista, 1987). The Spanish edition of The Effective Invitation.
The Effective Invitation (Fleming H. Revell, 1984). A popularization of my doctoral dissertation dealing with the subject of evangelistic preaching and appeals. Used as a text in seminaries and Bible colleges. 256 pp.
Panorama of Baltimore (Billy Graham Association, 1982). An historical analysis of Baltimore’s religious roots. Commissioned by Billy Graham in preparation for his Greater Baltimore Evangelistic Crusade
“The Three White Wolves: The Legacy of the Pyke Family in North China,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research (New Haven, CT). This project presents the life, ministry and contributions of a family of Methodist missionaries who served in China from the 1800’s to their expulsion from the country by the Communists in 1950 (Forthcoming, 2021).
“A Kingdom Solution to the SBC Decline in Membership,” SBC Today, June 9, 2014.
“Snake Handling and Mark 16:18: Primitive Christianity or Indigenous American Religion?”CTR, Vol 8, No 1 (Fall 2010).
“An Interview with Herbert Benson,”(Associate Professor of Harvard Medical School and best-selling author), CTR, Vol 8, No. 1 (Fall 2010).
“An Interview with Gary Elkins,”(Professor of Psychology and Director of Mind-Body Research Institute at Baylor University), CTR, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring 2010).
“The Emergent Church: An Interview with Brian McLaren,”Criswell Theological Review (CTR), 3:2 (Spring, 2006).
“The New Perspective on Paul: An Interview with N. T. Wright,” CTR, 2:2 (Spring, 2005).
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