Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Faculty Publications



Encounters with Orthodoxy: How Protestant Churches Can Reform Themselves Again (WJK, 2013)

After Baptism: Shaping the Christian Life (WJK, 2005)

Why Scripture Matters: Reading the Bible in a Time of Church Conflict (WJK, 1998)

The East German Church and the End of Communism (Oxford, 1997)


What is Justification About?, co-edited with Michael Weinrich (Eerdmans, 2009)

In Whose Image? Genetics and the Human Condition (Geneva, 1998)



Best Advice: Wisdom on Ministry from Thirty Leading Pastors and Preachers (WJK, 2009)

Dancing in Holy Places (CSS Publishing, 2008)

Preaching Christian Doctrine (Augsburg/Fortress reprinted 2008)

The Lord's Prayer for Today (WJK, 2006)

Church People Beware! (C.S.S. Publishing, 1992)

Waiting For The Lord (Abingdon, 1988)

Preaching Christian Doctrine (Fortress, 1984)

Proclamation II, Easter, Series A, with Bruce Vawter (Fortress, 1981)

Proclamation II, Epiphany, Series C, with Richard I. Pervo (Fortress, 1979)


“Brains, Bodies, Beliefs, and Behavior,” Faith, Science and the Future, ed. Charles Henderson (CrossCurrents, 2007)

“Shaping Sermons by the Structure of the Text,” Preaching Biblically, ed. Don Wardlaw (WJK, 1983)

“Twin Covenants in Tension on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century,” Preaching As A Theological Task: World, Gospel, Scripture, ed. Thomas G. Long, Edward Farley (WJK, 1996)

“What’s So Good About Getting Old?” Graying Gracefully: Preaching to Older Adults, ed. William J. Carl Jr., (WJK, 1997)

“Wise as Serpents…Harmless as Doves,” Yes to Peace: Sermons on the Shalom of God, ed. R. Scott Colglazier (Chalice Press, 2001)


“Brains, Bodies, Beliefs, and Behavior,” in CrossCurrents, the issue on “Science, Religion and the Future,” Spring 2007, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 51-68 Also online at http://www.crosscurrents.org/CarlSpring07.htm

Included in Interpretation, Presbyterian Outlook, Word and Witness, The Living Pulpit, Journal for Preachers, Homiletic, Reformed Liturgy and Music, Biblical Preaching Journal, Libraries and Culture, In Trust and Insights


Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, ed. David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor (WJK, 2008), pp. 290-295, 314-319, 338-343.


“So Help Me God,” published in the Congressional Record of the United States Congress in January 1979 at request of Senator Howard Baker 


“What Seminaries Need in a President” in In Trust Magazine, New Year 2003 at www.intrust.org/


“Theological Education via Plato’s Allegory of the Cave” in Resources for American Christianity at www.resourcingchristianity.org/

“William Sloane Coffin, Jr.” in the Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching, ed. William H. Willimon, Richard Lischer, (WJK, 1995)


Published during the summer and fall of 2000 in the Dallas Morning News on the 2000 Republican and Democratic Convention Speeches and the Bush/Gore debates



Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Advancement  (Georgetown, 2011)

Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification, Editor (MIT Press, 2008)

God and the Embryo: Religious Perspectives on Stem Cells and Cloning, Co-editor with Brent Waters (University, 2003)

Beyond Cloning: Religion and the Remaking of Humanity, Editor (Trinity Press International, 2001)

Human Cloning: Religious Responses, Editor (WJK, 1997)

Pastoral Genetics: Theology and Care at the Beginning of Life, Co-authored with Brent Waters (Pilgrim, 1996)

The New Genesis: Theology and the Genetic Revolution (WJK, 1993)


“Biotechnology and the Religion-Science Dialogue,” in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science, edited by Philip Clayton (Oxford, 2006)

“Quelques objections religieuses au clonage reproductive. Une evaluation critique,” in Un Homme nouveau par le clonage?, edited by Denis Müller et Hugues Poltier (Labor et Fides, 2005), pp. 195-203

“Protestant Objections to Human Cloning: A Critical Assessment,” in McGee, Caplan, and Malhotra, The Human Cloning Debate, 4th edition, Summer 2004.

"Soma, Psyche, Sin, and Salvation: Exploring the Relationship between Genetics and Theology," in Beyond Determinism and Reductionism: Genetic Science and the Person, ed. by Mark L. W. Chan and Roland Chia Hindmarsh, (Australian Theological Forum Publications, 2003)

“Religion Meets Research,” in God and the Embryo, pp. 7-18. (2003)

“Principles and Politics: Beyond the Impasse on the Embryo,” in God and the Embryo, pp. 88-97. (2003)

“Limits: Theological Perspectives,” in Designing Our Descendants: The Promises and Perils of Genetic Modification, eds. Audrey R. Chapman and Mark S. Frankel. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003)

“The Era of Biological Control,” in Beyond Cloning, pp. 1-13. (2001)

“Toward a Theology for an Age of Biotechnology,” in Beyond Cloning, pp. 137-150. (2001)

“Theological Interpretations of Biotechnology: Issues and Questions,” in Claiming Power over Life: Religion and Biotechnology Policy, Mark J. Hanson, editor (Georgetown University Press, 2001), pp. 144-168.

“Science, Technology, and the Mission of Theology in a New Century,” in God and Globalization, Volume 2, The Spirit and the Modern Authorities, ed. by Max Stackhouse and Don Browning, (Trinity Press International, 2001), pp 139-165.

“Are Designer Children an Ethical Choice?” in Sally B. Geis and Donald E. Messer, editors, The Befuddled Stork: Helping Persons of Faith Debate Beginning-of-Life Issues (Nashville: Abingdon, 2000), pp. 69-78.

“Science, Technology, and Mission,” in Max L. Stackhouse, Tim Dearborn, and Scott Paeth, editors, The Local Church in a Global Era: Reflections for a New Century (Eerdmans, 2000), pp. 100-112.

“Cloning Humans from the Perspective of the Christian Churches,” Science and Engineering Ethics 5 (1999): 33-46. Reprinted in Michael Ruse and Aryne Sheppard, eds., Cloning: Responsible Science or Technomadness? (Contemporary Issues). (Prometheus Book, 2000), pp. 253-268.



Violence in Scripture (Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church, WJK, forthcoming)

Planted by Streams of Water: The Destiny of the righteous in the Psalms (Chalice Press, 2008)

Joshua. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (WJK, 2003)

Psalms. Interpretation Bible Studies (WJK, 1998)

Yahweh as Refuge and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter. JSOTSup 217; (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996)


“The Psalms and the Cult.” In Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches. Edited by Philip S. Johnston and David F. Firth. (Apollos, 2005), pp. 119-137.

“The Mortality of Israel’s King in Psalm 89 and Israel’s Postexilic Identity.” In Constituting the Community: Studies on the Polity of Ancient Israel in Honor of S. Dean McBride, Jr. Edited by John T. Strong and Steven S. Tuell. (Eisenbrauns, 2005), pp. 237-250.


Journey through the Word: Exploring Biblical Themes, with Sara Covin Juengst (WJK, 2003)

This Book We Call the Bible: A Study Guide for Adults (Geneva Press, 2001)

Living Water: A Guide to Baptism for Presbyterians (Geneva Press, 2000)

The Bible Book of the Month (Bridge Resources, 2000)

The Year of the Bible: Leader’s Manual (Bridge Resources, 1996)

The Year of the Bible: Participant’s Book (Bridge Resources, 1996)

The Church, translation of De Kerk I and II, by G. C. Berkouwer (Eerdmans, 1976)


"Perfectionism and Shame: Exploring the Connections." Journal of Pastoral Theology. 18:1 (Summer 2008): 44-60.

"The Role of Collective Identification in Congregational Conflict." Psychology, Culture, & Religion Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 29- November 1, 2010.

"Practicing Hospitality: Implications for a Theology of Intra-Christian Dialogue." Association for Practical Theology Biennial Meeting, Boston University, April 9-11, 2009. 


Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views with Dan O. Via, (Fortress, 2003)

The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics (Abingdon, 2001)


Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic, 1932-33: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishers (2013).

Review of The Witness of God: The Trinity, Missio Dei, Karl Barth, and the Nature of Christian Community by John G. Flett, Koinonia, XXIII, 2011.

Review of The Early Preaching of Karl Barth: Fourteen Sermons with Commentary by William H. Willimon, by Karl Barth and William H. Willimon, Homiletic, Volume 35.1, 2010.

“Ezekiel 33:7-11: Homiletical Perspective,” “Isaiah 51:1-6: Homiletical Perspective” and “Jeremiah 15: 15-21: Homiletical Perspective” in David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor (eds.) Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, Volumes 3 and 4 (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011).

“Beyond Illustrations” for www.workingpreacher.org, Center for Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, Fall 2009.

Review of Preaching the Gospels Without Blaming the Jews, Preaching the Letters Without Dismissing the Law, and Preaching the Old Testament, by Ronald J. Allen and Clark M. Williamson, Koinonia, XIX, 2007

“On the Day Tess Is Baptized” Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching & the Arts, Volume 35.3, 2001.

“The Joy of the Hidden” Pulpit Digest, Volume LXXX, Number 5, 1999.



Grand Entrance: Worship on Earth as In Heaven (Brazos, 2011)

And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament (Baker Academic, 2007)

Ecstasy and Intimacy: When the Holy Spirit Meets the Human Spirit (Eerdmans, 2005)

(Guide to) Joseph and Aseneth, Guide to Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha 8; Sheffield (Sheffield Academic Press, 2000)

The Ladies and the Cities: Transformation and Apocalyptic Identity in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and The Shepherd of Hermas. JSP Supp 18, Sheffield (JSOT Press, 1995)


“Elizabeth Stuart Bowdler.” in Biographical History of Women Biblical Interpreters. Edited by Marion Taylor. (Baker Academic, in press)

Dictionary Article, “Worship.” Dictionary of Jesus and The Gospels 2.0 Edited by Green, Brown, Perrin. (Forthcoming)

“God and the Angels.” In Jesus among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels. Edited by Chris Keith and Larry W. Hurtado. (Baker Academic, 2011)

“Presumption, Preparation, Parresia, Perichoresis and Worship.” in The Great Tradition—A Great Labor. Edited by Phillip E. Harrold and D. H. Wiliams. (Cascade Press, 2011), pp. 38-55.

“Worship.”, “Pauline Spirituality.”, “Apocalyptic Spirituality.”, and “Ecstasy,” in Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Edited by Glen Scorgie. (Zondervan, 2011)

“Glimpsing the Glory: Paul’s Gospel, Righteousness and the Beautiful Feet of N. T. Wright.” in Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N. T. Wright. Edited by Nicholas Perrin and Richard B. Hays. (Intervarsity Press), pp. 161-179.

“Grand Entrance: Entrance into Worship as Rhetorical Invitation and Liturgical Precedent in the Older Testament.” in SBL Proceedings of the Eastern Christian and the Bible Section. Ed. F. Hovhanessian. (Lang, 2010), pp. 79-90.

“The Gift of the Father—Looking at Salvation History Upside Down.” in Trinitarian Theology for the Church: Scripture, Community, Worship. Edited by D. T. Treier and David E. Lauber (InterVarsity Press, 2009), pp. 79-102.

“The Gifts of J.I. Packer: A Cool Head, a Warm Heart and the Great Tradition.” in J.I. Packer and the Evangelical Future. Edited by Timothy George. (Baker Academic, 2009), pp. 29-41.

“On Probabilities, Possibilities and Pretext: Fostering a Hermeneutics of Sobriety, Sympathy and Imagination in an Impressionistic and Suspicious Age.” in Translating the New Testament: Text, Translation, Theology. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Mark J. Boda (Eerdmans, 2009). pp. 256-276.

“To Squeeze the Universe into a Ball: Playing Fast and Loose with Lazarus?” in Translating the New Testament: Text, Translation, Theology, Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Mark J. Boda (Eerdmans, 2009). pp. 313-319.

“Second Esdras, Book of.” in The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. (Abingdon Press, 2007).

“On Visions, Arguments and Naming: The Rhetoric of Specificity and Mystery in the Apocalypse.” in Identity and Interaction in the Ancient Mediterranean; Festschrift for Stephen S. Wilson, Edited Zeba Crook (Sheffield: Phoenix Press, 2007). pp. in 164-178.

“ ‘And I Shall Heal Them’ –Repentance, Turning and Penitence in the Johannine Writings.” in Repentance in Christian Perspective. Eedited by Mark Boda and Stanley Porter. (Liturgical Press, 2006). pp. 105-126.

“To Rejoice or Not to Rejoice?” in The Reality of the Apocalypse: Rhetoric and Politics in the Book of Revelation. Eedited by David L. Barr.  (SBL Press, 2006).  pp. 113-125.

“‘For the Joy of Human Love': God’s Revelation and (Re)creation Through Friendship.” in Christian Friendship. Edited by S. Harris. (St. Peter’s, 2006). pp. 13-49.

“2 Corinthians.”, “New Creation.”, “Jesus and Scripture.”, and “Infancy Narratives” in The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Edited by Kevin Vanhoozer, Craig Bartholomew, and N. T. Wright. (Baker, 2005).  pp. 138-141; 358-363; 536-7.

“Which way is up? –Revival, Resurrection, Assumption and Ascension in the Rhetoric of Paul and John the Seer.” in Essays in Honour of Frederik Wisse: Scholar, Churchman, Mentor; ARC: The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies. (McGill University 33, 2005). pp. 328-339.

“A Tale of Two Cities and (at least) Three Women: Transformation, Continuity and Contrast in the Apocalypse” in Reading the Apocalypse: A Resource for Students. Edited by David Barr. (SBL Press), 2003. pp. 81-96.

“One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic – Awaiting the Redemption of Our Body.” in Evangelical Ecclesiology: Reality or Illusion? Edited by John Stackhouse (Baker Academic, 2003). pp. 135-159.

“Same-sex Eroticism and the Church: Classical Approaches and Responses.” in The Homosexuality Debate: Faith Seeking Understanding. Edited by Catherine Sider Hamilton. (Anglican Book Centre, 2003). pp. 37-94.

“Ambivalent Apocalypse: Apocalyptic Rhetoric and Intertextuality in 2 Corinthians.” in The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse in the New Testament. Edited by Duane F. Watson. (Society of Biblical Literature, 2002). pp. 113-135.

“Called to be One: Worshipping the Triune God Together.” in The Trinity: An Essential Faith in Our Time. Edited by Andrew Stirling. (Evangel Publishing House, 2002). pp.197-214.

“The Enigma of the Yoke: Declining in Parables.” in The Lost Coin: Parables of Women, Work and Wisdom. Edited by M. A. Beavis. (Sheffield Academic Press/ Continuum, 2002). pp. 268-286.

“On Bees and Best Guesses: The Problem of Sitz im Leben from Internal Evidence as illustrated by Joseph and Aseneth.” in Currents in Research: Biblical Studies 7 (1999). pp. 223-236.

“In Search of a Voice: Rhetoric through Sight and Sound in Revelation 11:15-12:17” in Vision and Persuasion: Rhetorical Dimensions in Apocalyptic Discourse. Edited by Gregory L. Bloomquist and Greg Carey. (Chalice Press, 1999). pp. 141-160.

“Why Bring the Word Down?: The Rhetoric of Demonstration and Disclosure in Romans 9:30-10:13.” in Romans and the People of God; Festschrift for Gordon Fee. Edited by S. Soderlund and N. T. Wright. (Eerdmans, 1999). pp. 129-148.

“Called to be One: Worshipping the Triune God Together” in Grace and Truth in a Secular Age. Edited by T. Bradshaw, G. Bray, and Peter Zahl. (Latimer House, 1998). pp. 219-234.

“Will the Reader Understand? –Apocalypse as Veil or Vision in Recent Historical Jesus Studies.” in Whose Historical Jesus? Edited by Michel Desjardins and William E. Arnal. (Wilfrid Laurier Press, 1997). pp. 215-237.



Pastoral Work: Engagements with the Vision of Eugene Peterson, ed. (Cascade Books, 2014) 

Abba, Give Me a Word: The Path of Spiritual Direction (Paraclete Press, 2012)

The Shape of Participation: A Theology of Church Practices (Cascade Press, 2010)

Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven's Earthly Life, ed. with Joel Shuman (University Press of Kentucky, 2009)


"Let the Place Judge: Healing the Division between Theology and Practice," in Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven's Earthly Life, eds. Joel Shuman and L. RogerOwens. 2009.

"Preaching as Participation: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christology of Preaching," Currents in Theology and Mission, 36.1, February 2009.

"Jesus Christ Is His Own Rhetoric: Reflections on the Relationship between Theology and Rhetoric in Preaching," Currents in Theology and Mission, 32.3, June 2005.

"Sabbath-Keeping: Christian Sabbath-Keeping and the Desire for Justice," in Vital Christianity: Spirituality, Justice, and Christian Practice, eds. D. Weaver-Zercher and W.H.Willimon. 2005.

"Free, Present, and Faithful: A Theological Reading of the Character of God in Exodus," New Blackfriars, November, 2004.


The Resurrection of Ministry: Serving in the Hope of the Risen Lord (InterVarsity Press, 2010)

The Crucifixion of Ministry: Surrendering Our Ambitions to the Service of Christ (InterVarsity Press, 2007)

Reconstructing Pastoral Theology: Christological Foundation (WJK, 2004)

Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition (WJK, 2001)

Encountering God: Christian Faith in Turbulent Times with Charles Partee (WJK,2000)

A Passion for the Gospel: Confessing Jesus Christ for the 21st Century Edited with P. Mark Achtemeier (Geneva, 2000)

Union in Christ: A Declaration for the Church with P. Mark Achtemeier, (Witherspoon, 1999)

The Search for Compassion: Spirituality and Ministry (WJK, 1989)


“Soul,” “Spirit,” “Wedding Preparation,” in The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies, Ed., Wesley Carr, (Eerdmans, 2002), pp. 354-355, 393.

“Women and Motherloss.” In Through the Eyes of Women: Insights for Pastoral Care. Ed., Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, (Fortress, 1996).

“The Constructive Use of Religious Imagery in Hypnotherapy.” In Exploring Sacred Landscapes: Religious and Spiritual Experiences in Psychotherapy. Ed., Mary Lou Randour, (Columbia University 1993).

Midlife Women and Death of Mother: A Study of Psychohistorical and Spiritual Transformation. (Peter Lang, 1990)

“Mourning the Myth of Mother/hood: Reclaiming Our Mothers' Legacies.” In Woman-Defined Motherhood, Eds., Ellen Cole and Esther Rothblum, (Harrington Park, 1990), 41-59.



From Every Mountainside: Black Churches and Civil Rights Beyond the Southern Movement, Editor (SUNY, 2013)

Freedom’s Distant Shores: American Protestants and Post-Colonial Alliances with Africa, Editor (Baylor, 2006)

Black Churches and Local Politics: Clergy Influence, Organizational Partnerships, and Civic Empowerment, Co-Editor (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)

Long March Ahead: African American Churches and Public Policy in Post-Civil Rights America, Editor (Duke, 2004)

New Day Begun: African American Churches and Civic Culture in Post-Civil Rights America, Editor (Duke, 2003)


“Religion, Race, and the Making of American Global Citizens,” Review of Faith and International Affairs, Spring 2012; pp. 5-14

“Balancing U.S. Faith-Based Strategies in Africa,” Review of Faith and International Affairs, September 2008: 47-51

“Black Denominational Responses to U.S.-Middle East Policy Since 9/11,” Review of Faith and International Affairs, March 2008: 5-16

(With Michael Owens), “Social Welfare Ministries in Public Housing Neighborhoods: Policy Implications of Church Practices,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, September 2005;

“Churches and the Urban Poor: Interaction and Social Distance,” Sociology of Religion, 62 (3), Fall 2001: 301-313

“Between Symbolism and Substance: the Politics of Racial Reconciliation Within U.S. and South African Churches,” Christian Scholar’s Review, 30 (3), Spring 2001: 305-322

“Missionaries, Church Movements, and the Shifting Religious Significance of the State in Zambia,” Journal of Church and State, 41 (3), 1999: 525-55

"Black Religious Nationalism and the Politics of Transcendence," Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 66 (3), 1998: 533-547

"African-American Protestants, Political Activism and 'Liberal' Redemptive Hopes," Theology Today, 53 (2), July 1996: 191-200

"Black Clergy, Electoral Participation and Interest Representation," Humanity and Society, 18 (4), 1994: 1-12

"Black Religion-Based Politics, Cultural Popularization and Youth Allegiance," Western Journal of Black Studies, 18 (3), 1994: 115-120

"Slavery, Secession and Southern Protestant Shifts on the Authority of the State," Journal of Church and State, 36 (2), 1994: 261-276

"Popular Democracy Denied, Elite Dominion Preserved: Antebellum Southern Methodists and Abolitionist and Democratic Dissenters," Southern Studies 3 (4), 1992: 305-319



Literate Culture and Tenth-Century Canaan: The Tel Zayit Abecedary in Context, R. E. Tappy and P. Kyle McCarter, eds. (Eisenbrauns, 2009).

The Archaeology of Israelite Samaria: Vol. II, The Eighth Century BCE. Harvard Semitic Studies 50. (Eisenbrauns, 2001).

The Archaeology of Israelite Samaria: Vol. I, Early Iron Age through the Ninth Century BCE. Harvard Semitic Studies 44. (Scholars Press, 1992).


“The Tabula Peutingeriana: Its Roadmap to Borderland Settlements in Iudaea-Palestina, with Special Reference to Tel Zayit in the Late Roman Period,” Near Eastern Archaeology 75 (2012): 1:36–54.

“The Depositional History of Iron Age Tel Zayit: A Response to Finkelstein, Sass, and Singer-Avitz,” Eretz-Israel 30 (Ben-Tor Volume) (2011): 127*–143*.

“Tel Zayit,” Pg. 958 in The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volume 5, Katherine Doob Sackenfeld, ed. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2009.

“Samaria,” Pp. 61–71 in The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volume 5, Katherine Doob Sackenfeld, ed. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2009.

“Tel Zayit and the Tel Zayit Abecedary in their Regional Context,” Pp. 1–44 in Literate  Culture and Tenth-Century Canaan: The Tel Zayit Abecedary in Context, R. E. Tappy and P. Kyle McCarter, eds. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

“East of Ashkelon: The Setting and Settling of the Judaean Lowlands in the Iron Age IIA Period,” Pp. 449–63 in Exploring the Longue Durée: Essays in Honor of Lawrence E. Stager. J. David Schloen, ed. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

“Historical and Geographical Notes on the ‘Lowland Districts’ of Judah in Joshua 15:33–47,” Vetus Testamentum 58: 381–403.

“Tel Zayit,” in The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol. 5. E. Stern, ed. Jerusalem: The Israel Exploration Society, The Biblical Archaeological Society, and The Israel Antiquities Authority.

“The Final Years of Israelite Samaria: Toward a Dialogue between Texts and Archaeology,” Pp. 258–79 in Up to the Gates of Ekron: Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin, S. White Crawford, A. Ben-Tor, J. P. Dessel, W. G. Dever, A. Mazar, and J. Aviram, eds. Jerusalem: The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and the Israel Exploration Society.

“An Abecedary of the Mid-Tenth Century B.C.E. from the Judaean Shephelah,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 344 (2006): 5–46.



A Review of Mourner, Mother, Midwife: Reimagining God’s Delivery Presence in the Old Testament, Homiletic, vol. 38 no. 1, 2013.

A Review of Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection, Homiletic, vol. 34 no. 2, 2009.


“Yes God!” Sermon, This Is What A Preacher Looks Like, Smyth & Helwys Publishing, May 2010. 



Ezekiel (Hendrickson, 2009)

Constituting the Community: Studies on the Polity of Ancient Israel in Honor of S. Dean McBride, Jr. Co-edited with John T. Strong (Eisenbrauns, 2005)

1 and 2 Chronicles Interpretation (WJK, 2001)

The Law of the Temple in Ezekiel 40-48 Harvard Semitic Monographs Series 49 (Scholars, 1992)


A Call to Faithfulness: A Study of Daniel Bible Readers Series (Abingdon, 2003)

Putting Faith to Work: A Study of James Bible Readers Series (Abingdon, 2001)

Living in God’s Presence: A Study of Psalms Bible Readers Series (Abingdon, 2001)


“Reflections on Mental Illness and Ministry,” The Hinge: International Theological Dialogue for the Moravian Church (2012-2013)

“The History of Gambling,” extended review essay in Christian Reflection: a Series in Faith and Ethics, 40 (2011): 88-93.



Incarnation Anyway: Arguments for Supralapsarian Christology (Oxford University Press, 2008)

“Church and Covenant: Theological Resources for Divided Denominations,” Theology Today 65 (2009) 449-461.

“Schleiermacher’s Supralapsarian Christology,” Scottish Journal of Theology 60 (2007) 251-270.

“Karl Barth on the Eternal Existence of Jesus Christ,” Scottish Journal of Theology 60 (2007) 1-17.

“The Logic of Assumption,” in: C. Stephen Evans, ed., Exploring Kenotic Christology, 265-290. Oxford University Press, 2006.


“Incarnation Anyway: A Case for Supralapsarian Christology,” forthcoming in Pittsburgh Theological Journal, Spring 2009.

“Psalm85:8-23: A Theological Perspective;” “Psalm 23: A Theological Perspective;” and“ Psalm 145:10-18: A Theological Perspective,” in: Barbara Brown Taylor and David Bartlett, eds., Feasting on the Word: Perspectives on Preaching the Lectionary, 224-228, 248-252, 272-276. (WJK, 2009).

“Church and Covenant,” The Christian Century 124.1 (January 9, 2007) 8-9.


The Early Preaching of Karl Barth: Fourteen Sermons with Commentary by William H. Willimon / Karl Barth, William H. Willimon; translations by John E. Wilson (Westminster John Knox Press, 2009)

Introduction to Modern Theology: Trajectories in the German Tradition (WJK, 2007)

The Christianity of Theology by Franz Overbeck, translated with an introduction by John E. Wilson. (Pickwick Publications, 2002)

Schelling und Nietzsche. Zur Auslegung der frühen Werke Friedrich Nietzsches Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche Forschung, Bd. 33. (Walter de Gruyter, 1996)

Schellings Mythologie. Zur Auslegung der Philosophie der Mythologie und der Offenbarung (Frommann-Holzboog, 1993)

Heinrich W.J. Thiersch und sein Lehrer Schelling. Mit Thierschs Einleitung zur Dogmatik-Vorlesung des Jahres 1846 als Anhang (Lang, 1985)

Gott, Mensch und Welt bei Franz Overbeck (Lang, 1977)