Publications

For a full list of publications, papers, interviews, teaching and ministry experience, etc., see my CV.

Books:

  1. Ascending Toward the Beatific Vision: Heaven as the Climax of Anselm’s Proslogion. Anselm Studies and Texts. Leiden: Brill. Forthcoming.
  2. I and II Kings: A 12-Week Study. Knowing the Bible. Wheaton: Crossway, 2017.

Journal Articles:

  1. Explorations in a Theological Metaphor: Boethius, Calvin, and Torrance on the Creator/creation Distinction.” Modern Theology. Forthcoming
  2. Sola Scriptura Then and Now: Biblical Authority in Late Medieval and Reformation Context (Credo 6.4 [December 2016])
  3. Conversion in C.S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength,” Themelios 41.1 (2016): 8-19
  4. “On the Fall of Angels and the Fallenness of Nature: An Evangelical Hypothesis Regarding Natural Evil,” Evangelical Quarterly 87.2 (2015): 114-136
  5. “Image of Adam, Son of God: Genesis 5:3 and Luke 3:38 in Inter-canonical Dialogue,Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 57.4 (2014): 673-88
  6. Divine Simplicity in Historical Perspective: Resourcing A Contemporary Discussion,” International Journal of Systematic Theology 16.4 (2014): 436–453
  7. “The Voice of His Blood’: Christ’s Intercession in the Thought of Stephen Charnock,” Themelios 38.3 (2013): 375-389
  8. On the Throwing of Rocks: An Objection to Hasty and Un-careful Criticisms of Anselm’s Doctrine of the Atonement,” The Saint Anselm Journal 8.2 (Spring 2013): 1-17
  9. “Resurrected as Messiah: The Risen Christ as Prophet, Priest, and King,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 54.4 (2011): 749-766
  10. “Wholly Other or Wholly Given Over: What Van Til Missed in his Criticism of Barth,” Presbyterion 35.1 (2009): 35-52

Essays in Books:

  1. “Why Should Protestants Retrieve Patristic and Medieval Theology?”, in The Task of Dogmatics: Explorations in Theological Method, (Los Angeles Theology Conference Series; Zondervan, forthcoming)
  2. “Beyond ‘The Problem of Anselm:’ A Fresh Look at Anselm of Canterbury’s Theological Epistemology,” in Anselm of Canterbury: New Readings of His Intellectual Methods, ed. Eileen Sweeney, John Slotemaker, and Thomas J. Ball (Brill, forthcoming)

Online Writing:

  1. How C.S. Lewis Put the Ontological Argument For God in Narnia (The Gospel Coalition)
  2. Suffering is a Doorway, Not a Dead End (For the Church)
  3. Keep Learning to Lead (Desiring God)
  4. How Not to Help a Sufferer (The Gospel Coalition)
  5. The Problem of Evil is a Problem for Everyone (The Gospel Coalition)
  6. 3 Ways to Respond When Slandered (The Gospel Coalition)
  7. 10 Ways to Grow Your Marriage While Having Young Kids (The Gospel Coalition, Churchleaders, ForEveryMom)
  8. 4 Steps to Kill Nagging Sins (Desiring God)
  9. 5 Ways to Make it Through a Difficult Season (The Gospel Coalition)
  10. Repentance vs. Defensiveness (The Gospel Coalition)
  11. 3 Ways our Culture is Different From Every Other Culture in History (The Gospel Coalition)
  12. 20 Qualities of Good Listeners (For the Church)
  13. 7 Ways to Fight Distraction During Prayer (The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk)
  14. 7 Principles of Sabbath Rest (For the Church)
  15. 3 Ways Movies Are Searching for the Gospel (The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk)
  16. 5 Strategies for Daily Bible Reading (For the Church, Crosswalk)
  17. 4 Steps Toward Joy in Repentance (Desiring God)
  18. What Does it Mean to Find Your Identity in Christ? (For The Church)
  19. 5 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor Without Exalting Him (Desiring God)
  20. Why I’m Complementarian (For The Church)
  21. 5 Ways to Deepen Your Preaching  (The Gospel Coalition)
  22. 3 Reflections on Cultivating Theological Poise (The Gospel Coalition)
  23. How to Fight Unhealthy Snacking (Desiring God)
  24. 4 Appeals to Christians Embracing Gay Marriage (Canon & Culture)
  25. 5 Prayers for When Conflict Strikes (The Gospel Coalition)
  26. When a Leader Lets You Down (The Gospel Coalition)
  27. Why Do Pastors Feel Discouraged Amid Success? (The Gospel Coalition)
  28. Did C.S. Lewis Have a Crisis of Faith in 1948? (Explore God)
  29. 3 Leadership Lessons from Winston Churchill (The Gospel Coalition)
  30. 4 Dangers for Complementarians (The Gospel Coalition)
  31. Jesus Did More to Save Us Than Die (The Gospel Coalition)
  32. Is There Life After Life? (Explore God)
  33. When You’re Waiting in the Wilderness (The Gospel Coalition)
  34. A Christian View of Science and Faith  (Explore God)
  35. Fighting By F.A.I.T.H. (The Gospel Coalition)
  36. The Bible’s View of Pain and Suffering (Explore God)
  37. What Do I Have To Do To Get Into Heaven? (Explore God)
  38. Naked and Unashamed (The Gospel Coalition)
  39. Gospel-Centeredness is as Old as the Gospel (The Gospel Coalition)
  40. Why I Changed My Mind About Baptism (The Gospel Coalition)
  41. An Annotated Bibliography on Hell (9 Marks)

Book Reviews:

  1. Review of Chris R. Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Findng Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C. S. Lewis (Brazos Press, 2016).
  2. Review of David Buschart and Kent Eilers, Theology as Retrieval: Receiving the Past, Renewing the Church (IVP Academic, 2015).
  3. Review of Scott R. Swain and Michael Allen, Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation (Baker Academic, 2015).
  4. Review of Kelly Bean, How to be a Christian Without Going to Church (Baker, 2014).
  5. Review of Iain D. Campbell and William M. Schweitzer, ed., Engaging with Keller: Thinking Through the Theology of an Influential Evangelical (Evangelical Press, 2013).
  6. Review of Jerram Barrs, Delighting in the Law of the Lord: God’s Alternative to Legalism and Moralism (Crossway, 2013).
  7. Review of Tim and Kathy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God (Dutton, 2011)
  8. Review of Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life (Zondervan, 2013)
  9. Review of Derwin Gray, Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future (Thomas Nelson, 2013)
  10. Review of Andrew Wilson, If God, Then What? Wondering Aloud about Truth, Origins, and Redemption (Inter-Varsity, 2012)
  11. Review of Judah Smith, Jesus Is: Find a New Way to be Human (Thomas Nelson, 2013)
  12. Review of Stephen J. Lawson, The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther (Long Line of Godly Men Profiles; Reformation Trust, 2013)
  13. Review of D.A. Carson and Tim Keller, eds., The Gospel as Center: Renewing our Faith and Reforming our Ministry Practices (Crossway, 2012)
  14. Review of Kevin DeYoung’s The Hole in our Holiness (Crossway, 2012)
  15. Review of John Piper’s Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian (Crossway, 2011)
  16. Review of Jerry Bridges’ The Transforming Power of the Gospel (NavPress, 2012)
  17. Review of J.D. Greear’s Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (B&H, 2011)

4 Comments

  1. Love the new blog, Gav! Way to go.

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  2. Larry E Ramsey

    You look like your grandfather! Appreciated his ministry when I attended Fuller in the early 70’s @tejaspastor

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  3. I’m writing to invite you to join the new Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²). If you’d like details, email me. Thanks.

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  4. I just read a couple of your blogs and found them to be clear, compelling and helpful. Thank you. My prayer in preaching is always for Spirit guided unction and clarity. After 35 years of pastoral ministry and twenty of those preaching weekly, I still must admit to being a babe in the woods when it comes to preaching. What a great God we have to speak through such roughly hewn tools. Blessings to you as you continue to encourage Christ’s church through your pastoral ministry and writing.

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