I teach theology at Carey. My passion is for us to grow in our love of learning and desire for God. My understanding of theology calls me to meddle in all aspects of seminary education: biblical studies, church history, the work of ministry and mission, ethics, doctrine, pastoral and congregational formation. Of course, this also means that I am in some ways accountable to all of these. I also enjoy meddling in my colleagues’ work and being held accountable by them. I delight in the enthusiasm, openness, breadth and depth of our students. All of this is nourished by a discipline of prayer, time alone in quiet, on walks, and listening to jazz. I also enjoy home-cooked meals and long conversations with good friends.
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God's Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation (Baker, 2013)
Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World: From After Virtue to a New Monasticism (2nd edition, Wipf and Stock, 2009).
Why Church Matters: Worship, Ministry, and Mission in Practice (Brazos, 2006); Chinese translation, Logos Publishers, 2008.
A Primer for Christian Doctrine (Eerdmans, 2005).
God So Loved the World: A Christology for Disciples (Baker, 2001).
Gospel Virtues: Practicing Faith, Hope, and Love in Uncertain Times (IVP, 1998).
Theology as Cultural Critique: The Achievement of Julian Hartt (Mercer University Press, 1996).
“World Right-side Up: Acts and the Mission of God’s People,” Serving God’s Community: Studies in Honor of W. Ward Gasque, Susan S. Phillips and Soo-Inn Tan, eds. (Regent College Publishing, 2014), 337-359.
“The Aesthetics of the Kingdom: Apocalypsis, Eschatos, and Vision for Mission,” Revisioning, Renewing, Rediscovering the Triune Center: Essays in Honor of Stanley J. Grenz, Derek Tidball, Brian S. Harris, and Jason S. Sexton, eds. (Cascade, 2014), 157-174.
“The Biblical Realism of John Howard Yoder,” Perspectives in Religious Studies 40/2 (Summer 2013):109-121.
“Pride” and “Virtue(s),” in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, Joel Green, gen. ed. (Baker Academic, 2011), 621-622, 811-814.
“Do Pietists Need a Doctrine of Creation? God’s World in the Baptist Tradition and Stanley J. Grenz,” The Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 6/1 (April 2010): 65-78.
“Discerning the Spirit in the Ferment of Evangelical Ecclesiologies,” in New Perspective in Believers Church Ecclesiology, Abe Dueck, Helmut Harder, & Karl Koop, eds., (CMU Press 2010): 259-271.
PhD, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1989.
By the Logic of the Gospel: Julian Hartt's Theology of Culture.
MDiv, Regent College-Carey Hall, Vancouver, BC, 1985.
MCS, Regent College, Vancouver, BC, 1980.
The Place of the Book of Proverbs in Old Testament Theology.
BA, Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville, TN, 1975.
Urbanization and Mission.