Articles & Essays


The Holy Spirit and Christian Worship: The Life Giving Legacy of the Apostolic Band,” Midwestern Journal of Theology 18.1 (2019): 69–83.


“That God May Be All in All: The Trinity in 1 Corinthians 15,” pages 95–108 in One God in Three Persons, ed. John Starke and Bruce Ware. Wheaton: Crossway, 2015.


“Original Sin in Biblical Theology,” pages 189–208 in Adam, the Fall, and Original Sin, ed. Hans Madueme and Michael Reeves. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014.

“Did the Church Borrow Leadership Structures from the Old Testament or Synagogue,” pages 13–31 in Shepherding God’s Flock, ed. Thomas R. Schreiner and Ben Merkle. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2014.

“How to Condone What the Bible Condemns: Matthew Vines Takes on the Old Testament,” pages 25–41 in God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines, ed. R. Albert Mohler Jr. Conversant 1. SBTS Press, 2014.


Suffering in Revelation: The Fulfillment of the Messianic Woes,” SBJT 17.4 (2013): 34–47.

Does the Bible Condone Slavery and Sexism?” pages 335–48 in In Defense of the Bible, ed. Steven B. Cowan and Terry L. Wilder. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2013.


The Typology of David’s Rise to Power: Messianic Patterns in the Book of Samuel,” SBJT 16.2 (2012): 4–25.

A Biblical Theology of Motherhood,” Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry 2.2 (2012): 6–13.
Spanish Translation: Una Teología Bíblica de la Maternidad, translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez


Appreciation, Agreement, and a Few Minor Quibbles: A Response to G. K. Beale,” Midwestern Journal of Theology 10 (2011), 58–70.


The Mystery of Marriage,” pages 253-71 in For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper, ed. Sam Storms and Justin Taylor. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.

John Sailhamer’s The Meaning of the Pentateuch: A Review Essay,” SBJT 14.2 (2010), 62-76.

That the Coming Generation Might Praise the Lord,” Journal of Family Ministry 1.1 (2010): 10-17.
Also published as: “That the Coming Generation Might Praise the Lord: Family Discipleship in the Old Testament,” pages 33–43 in Trained in the Fear of God: Family Ministry in Theological, Historical, and Practical Perspective, ed. Timothy Paul Jones and Randy Stinson. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011.

The Lord’s Supper in Paul: An Identity Shaping Proclamation of the Gospel,” in The Lord’s Supper, ed. Thomas R. Schreiner and Matt Crawford. NACSBT, Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2010.

Godliness and Gender: Relating Appropriately to All (1 Timothy 2:9–12),” JBMW 15.1 (2010): 27–32.

Still Sola Scriptura: An Evangelical View of Scripture,” pages 215–40 in The Sacred Text: Excavating the Texts, Exploring the Interpretations, and Engaging the Theologies of the Christian Scriptures, ed. Michael Bird and Michael Pahl. Gorgias Précis Portfolios 7. Piscataway: Gorgias, 2010.

Biblical Theology and Preaching,” pages 193–218 in Text Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon, ed. Daniel L. Akin, David L. Allen, and Ned L. Mathews. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2010.
Spanish Translation: La Teología Bíblica y Predicación, translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez


Was Joseph a Type of the Messiah? Tracing the Typological Identification between Joseph, David, and Jesus,” SBJT 12.4 (2008), 52–77.

The Virgin Will Conceive: Typological Fulfillment in Matthew 1:18–23,” pages 228–47 in Built upon the Rock: Studies in the Gospel of Matthew, ed. John Nolland and Dan Gurtner. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

The Center of Biblical Theology in Acts: Deliverance and Damnation Display the Divine,” Themelios 33.3 (2008), 34–47.
Spanish Translation: El Centro de la Teología Bíblica en Hechos: La Liberación y la Condenación ponen de Manifiesto lo Divino, translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

Pastors Are Not Elders: A Middle Way?JBMW 13.1 (2008), 53–55.

“Divine Presence,” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings, ed. Peter Enns and Tremper Longman. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2008.

“Theophany,” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings, ed. Peter Enns and Tremper Longman. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2008.


The Church Militant and Her Warfare: We Are Not Another Interest Group,” SBJT 11.4 (2007), 70–80.
Spanish Translation: La Iglesia Militante y su Guerra: No Somos Otro Grupo de Interés, translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

With Denny Burk, “Younger Evangelicals and Women in Ministry: A Sketch of the Spectrum of Opinion,” JBMW 12.2 (2007), 26–40.

The Seed of the Woman and the Blessing of Abraham,” Tyndale Bulletin 58.2 (2007), 253–73.
Spanish Translation: “La Simiente de la Mujer y la Bendición de Abraham,” translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

The Influence of Isaiah on the Gospel of John,” Perichoresis 5.2 (2007), 139–62.

“The SBJT Forum: The Atonement under Fire,” SBJT 11.2 (2007), 112–14.

“What Women Can Do in Ministry: Full Participation within Biblical Boundaries,” pages 32–52 in Women, Ministry and the Gospel, ed. Mark A. Husbands and Timothy Larsen. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2007.

With Terrance L. Tiessen, “Who Can Be Saved? Critical Dialogue Over a Recent Review,” Trinity Journal 28.2 (2007), 291–94.

Who Can Be Saved? A Review Article,” Trinity Journal 28.1 (2007), 89–112.


The Messianic Music of the Song of Songs: A Non-Allegorical Interpretation,” Westminster Theological Journal 68 (2006), 331–45.

The Glory of God in Salvation through Judgment: The Center of Biblical Theology?Tyndale Bulletin 57 (2006), 57–84.
Spanish Translation: La Gloria de Dios en la Salvación a través del Juicio: ¿El Centro de la Teología Bíblica? translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

“Rushing Wind and Organ Music: Toward Luke’s Theology of the Spirit in Acts,” Reformed Theological Review 65.1 (2006), 15–33.

The Skull Crushing Seed of the Woman: Inner-Biblical Interpretation of Genesis 3:15,” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 10.2 (2006), 30–54.


God with Men in the Prophets and the Writings: An Examination of the Nature of God’s Presence,” Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 23.2 (2005), 166–93.

The One Who Does Them Shall Live By Them: Leviticus 18:5 in Galatians 3:12,” Gospel Witness (August 2005), 10-14.


Were Old Covenant Believers Indwelt by the Holy Spirit?Themelios 30 (2004), 12­–22.
Spanish Translation: ¿Estaba el Espíritu Santo dentro de los creyentes en el Antiguo Pacto? translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

Gender Roles and the Glory of God: A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:2-12,” Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 9.2 (2004), 35-39.

N. T. Wright and Saul’s Moral Bootstraps: Newer Light on ‘The New Perspective’,” Trinity Journal 25 (2004), 139–55.


“Old Covenant Believers and the Indwelling Spirit: A Survey of the Spectrum of Opinion,” Trinity Journal, 24 (2003), 37–54.

God with Men in the Torah,” Westminster Theological Journal, 65 (2003), 113–33.