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)



Prayer in the Trinity (e-book, available for most e-readers through Amazon, Smashwords, and similar retailers)

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.



Discovering the Psalms (Discovering the Old Testament, SPCK/Eerdmans, forthcoming)

Reading the Psalms (Reading the Old Testament, Smyth & Helwys, forthcoming)

The Ten Commandments for Today (WJK, 2015)

Violence in Scripture – Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church (WJKP, 2013)

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.


Global Survey on Theological Education. 2011-2013 research project gathering data and perspectives on all forms of theological education from every Christian tradition in every part of the world. Final report can be found at http://mccormick.edu/assets/iccte/GlobalSurveyReportWCCSept18.pdf. See ATS Colloquy Online, April 2014 at http://www.ats.edu/uploads/resources/publicationspresentations/documents/new-global-direction-for-ats.pdf. Presented a summary of the main findings at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly, Busan, November 2013.

"Quality Assurance in Higher and Theological Education in the United States" in Challenges and Promises of Quality Assurance in Theological Education: Multicontextual and Ecumenical Inquiries. WOCATI, 2013, pp. 81-98.

Handbook of Theological Education in World Christianity: Theological Perspectives, Ecumenical Trends, Regional Surveys, co-editor. Oxford: Regnum Books, 2010. Co-published by Wipf and Stock (United States), ATC Books (India), Cluster Publications (South Africa). 788 pages, large format; 98 contributors; 80 articles in 35 chapters.

"From Western Church to World Christianity: Developments in Theological Education in the Ecumenical Movement," in Handbook of Theological Education in World Christianity (above).

"Challenges and Opportunities in Theological Education in the 21st Century" (editor and contributing author), in Edinburgh 2010: Witnessing to Christ Today, edited by Daryl M. Balia and Kirsteen Kim, Oxford: Regnum Books, 2010.

Luke-Acts and Empire: Essays in Honor of Robert Brawley, co-editor (with David Rhoads and Jae Won Lee). Portland: Wipf and Stock, 2010.

Shaping Beloved Community: Multicultural Theological Education, co-editor (with Ogbu Kalu). Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.

"Multicultural Theological Education and Leadership for a Church without Walls," in Shaping Beloved Community (above).


When Christ's Body is Broken: Anxiety, Identity, and Conflict in Congregations (Wipf and Stock, 2016)

Review of Proleptic Pedagogy: Theological Education Anticipating the Future. Reflective Teaching (online), published by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Jan. 30, 2015.

“Anxiety, Emotions, and Encounters with Difference: Exploring the Roots of Conflict in Congregations.” Journal of Religious Leadership. 13:2 (Fall 2014): 5-31.

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

“From Tragedy to Vulnerability: Finitude, Difference, and Conflict in Practical Theology.” Practical Theology Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 22-25, 2014.


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

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


“Cultivating Response-able Leadership Postures: Ricoeur’s Hermeneutic Phenomenology and the Biblical Text,” Journal of Religious Leadership, Fall 2016.

"Re-learning Evangelism in Post-Christendom," Text and Context: Church Planting in Canada in Post-Christendom. Portland: Urban Loft Publications, 2013.

"Exiles on Main Street: Re-framing Short-Term Mission Projects," in Cultivating Sent Communities. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.

"Attending to the Dissonance: An Ethics of Interruption," Paper presented for 2011 AAR Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Spring 2011.

Scott Hagley, Mark Love, Jannie Swart, and John Ogren, “Toward a Missional Theology of Participation: Ecumenical Contributions to Reflections on Trinity, Mission, and Church,” Missiology: An International Review 37 (January 2009).

“Improv in the Streets: Missional Leadership as Public Improvisational Identity Formation,” Journal of Religious Leadership 7 (Fall 2008).



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.



Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology, 2013)

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.



What We Need Is Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality (Upper Room Books, 2015)

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.


Exploring Christology and Atonement: Conversations with John McLeod Campbell, H. R. Mackintosh and T. F. Torrance (IVP Academic, 2015)

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.



Contesting Post Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa, co-editor (University Press of Mississippi, 2015)

Churches, Blackness, and Contested Multiculturalism: Europe, North America, and Africa, co-editor (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

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)


“Puritan Chauvinism and the Roots of White Racial Nationalism in the US,” International Journal of Africana Studies, Spring, 2016

“Urban Marginality, Religious Liminality, and the Black Poor,” HTS Theological Studies, 71/3, 2015

“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


The Fine Art of Throwing Sheep: How Facebook Can Contribute to Librarianship and Community at Theological Institutions. Theological Librarianship, 1(1), 10-21. Retrieved June 19, 2008, from https://journal.atla.com/ojs/index.php/theolib/article/view/37/405

Review of the book Religion in Southeast Asia: An Encyclopedia of Faiths and  Cultures. Manuscript submitted for publication in CHOICE, 2015.

Review of the book The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies.  CHOICE 52(9), 2015.

Review of the online news journal Religion & Politics. CHOICE, 52(7), 2015.

Review of the online magazine Religion Dispatches]. CHOICE, 52(3), 2014.

Review of the book The Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms. CHOICE, 52(1), 2014.

Review of the website On Common Ground: World Religions in America. CHOICE, 51(10), 2014.

Review of the book A Short History of Christianity. CHOICE, 51(9), 2014.

Critical review of the World Christian Database. The Charleston Advisor, 15(3), 2014.

Review of the book Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature. CHOICE, 51(6), 2014.

Review of the book Key Theological Thinkers: From Modern to Postmodern, CHOICE, 51(4), 2013.

Comparative review of three Bible apps: Logos Bible, Olive Tree Bible Study, and Zondervan Bible Gateway. The Charleston Advisor, 14(4), 2013.

Review of the book The Routledge Companion to Theism. CHOICE, 50(12), 2013.

Review of the book Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States. CHOICE 50(9), 2013.

Review of the book The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards. CHOICE, 50(8), 2013.

Review of the website Berkley Center Knowledge Resources. CHOICE, 50(1), 2012.

Critical review of the database World Religions Online. The Charleston Advisor, 13(4), 2012.

Review of the database World Religions Online. CHOICE, 49(12), 2012.

Review of the book The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology. CHOICE, 49(2), 2011.

Review of the book Unprotected Texts: The Bible's Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire. CHOICE, 48(12), 2011.

Review of the book The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. CHOICE, 48(8), 2011.

Review of the website Baptist Studies Online. CHOICE, 48(6), 2011.

Critical review of the database ProQuest Religion. The Charleston Advisor, 11(4), 2010.

Critical review of the book Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America. Theological Librarianship, 1(1), 62-64. Retrieved June 19, 2008, from http://journal.atla.com/ojs/index.php/theolib/article/view/25/41.

Review of the Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation and the Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts databases]. Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium website, 2007.

Review of the book Writing Your Dissertation with Microsoft Word: A Step-By Step Guide. ATLA Newsletter, 54(2), 16-17, 2007.



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.



Nahum-Malachi Reading the Old Testament (Smith-Helwys, forthcoming 2015)

Ezekiel (Understanding the Bible) (Baker, 2012)

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)


“The Book of Ezekiel as a Work In Progress: Indications from the Lament Over the King of Tyre (28:11-19).”  In Ezekiel: Current Debates and Future Directions, FAT (Mohr-Siebeck, forthcoming 2015).

“You Can’t Say That! Preaching Jonah as a Comedy,” in Parental Discretion Advised: Adult Preaching from the Old Testament (Festschrift for John C. Holbert). eds. Alyce McKenzie and Charles L. Aaron. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2013. pp. 5-16.

“The Meaning of the Mark: New Light on Ezekiel 9 from the History of Interpretation,” in After Ezekiel: Essays on the Reception of a Difficult Prophet, eds. Paul Joyce and Andrew Mein; LHBOTS. London: T&T Clark, 2011.  pp. 185-202.

“The Priesthood of the ‘Foreigner’: Evidence of Competing Polities in Ezekiel 44:1-14 and Isaiah 56:1-8,” in Constituting the Community: Studies on the Polity of Ancient Israel in Honor of S. Dean McBride Jr., eds. John T. Strong and Steven Tuell. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2005. pp. 183-204.

“Contemporary Studies of Ezekiel: A New Tide Rising,” in Ezekiel's Hierarchical World: Wrestling with a Tiered Reality, eds Stephen L. Cook and Corrine L. Patton.  SBL Symposium Series 20; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005. pp. 241-254.

“Haggai-Zechariah: Prophecy After the Manner of Ezekiel,” in Thematic Threads in the Book of the Twelve, ed. Aaron Schart and Paul L. Redditt; BZAW 325; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2003. pp. 273-291.

“The Rivers of Paradise: Ezek 47:1-12 and Gen 2:10-14,” in God Who Creates: Essays in Honor of W. Sibley Towner, eds. S. Dean McBride, Jr. and William Brown (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000) 171-189.

“Divine Presence and Absence in Ezekiel’s Prophecy,” in The Book of Ezekiel: Theological and Anthropological Perspectives, eds. Margaret S. Odell and John T. Strong, SBL Symposium Series (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 97-116.


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)



Madness: American Protestant Responses to Mental Illness (Series: Studies In Religion, Theology, and Disability) (Baylor University Press, 2015)


“Isolating Central Arguments with Tweet-Length Summaries,” in Teaching Theology and Religion. 19: no 4. October 2016. 

“Deism,” “Richard Allen,” “Angelina Grimke,” and “Cotton Mather,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, George Thomas Kurian & Mark A. Lamport, eds. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016.   

“‘Opening Heart and Hand to Them in Need’: An Account of Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Church,” The Hinge: A Journal of Christian Thought for the Moravian Church 


Review of Faculty Mentoring: A Practical Manual for Mentors, Mentees, Administrators, and Faculty Developers in Reflective Teaching, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

Review of Paul Peucker, A Time of Sifting: Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety in the Eighteenth Century in The Moravian Magazine: 16-17. http://www.moravian.org/the-moravian-magazine/november-2015/review-a-time-of-sifting-mystical-marriage-and-the-crisis-of-moravian-piety-in-the-eighteenth-century/

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


Review of Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People for the Miller Summer Youth Institute Newsletter (Accompanying study guide: http://www.pts.edu/UserFiles/File/PDFs/News/Accidental%20Saints%20Reading%20Guide.pdf )

"American Protestants and Mental Illness,” Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Blog, http://www.pts.edu/blog/mental-illness-church-response/ (September 2015)

“When do Americans Talk About Mental Illness (When do Churchgoers)?” Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Blog, http://www.pts.edu/blog/mental-illness-and-church/ (April 2015)

“Politics and People of Faith,” Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Blog, http://www.pts.edu/blog/politics-people-faith/ (November 2014)



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.


Journal Articles

“The House of God in Exile: Reassessing John Calvin's Approach to Nicodemism in Quatre sermons (1552),” Church History and Religious Culture 95:2-3 (2015): 222-244.

“Suffering as a Mark of the Church in Martin Luther’s Exegesis of 1 Peter,” Concordia Theological Quarterly 77:3/4 (2013): 307-325. 

Book Chapters, Essays, and Reviews

“Nicodemites and Libertines,” in John Calvin in Context. Cambridge University Press (forthcoming, 2018).

“Western Christianity in 1500,” in Martin Luther in Context. Cambridge University Press (forthcoming, 2017).

“Luther on Beer” in Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation. 2 vols. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (forthcoming, 2017).

“Luther’s Influence on Reformed Worship,” Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation. 2 vols. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (forthcoming, 2017). 

Review of Emidio Campi, Shifting Patterns of Reformed Tradition in Reformation and Renaissance Review (forthcoming).

Review of Jason Zuidema and Theodore Van Raalte, Early French Reform: The Theology and Spirituality of Guillaume Farel in Sixteenth Century Journal 43:2 (Summer 2012): 498-500.