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Guest Edited Journal Issues

  • ed., with Nancy Duff, special ‘Theology and Apocalyptic’ theme issue of Theology Today 75:1 (April 2018)
  • ed., special theme issue of Studies in Christian Ethics on Critical Directions and Developments in Reformed Theological Ethics28:2 (May 2015).
  • ed., with Nancy Duff, special Bonhoeffer theme issue of Theology Today 71:1 (April 2014).
  • ed., ‘To yield some place to the Word of God:  Essays in Honour of David E. Demson”, special issue of the Toronto Journal of Theology. 17:1 (2001).

 Essays and Articles

  • ‘Order, Spheres and Mandates—Barth and Bonhoeffer as Cartographers of Christian Freedom and Responsibility’, Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie, no. 69 (2019), forthcoming.
  •  ‘Those He also Glorified’—Reformed perspectives on human nature and destiny’, Studies in Christian Ethics (May 2019), forthcoming.
  • ‘The Christian Life of Discipleship’, in The T&T Clark Companion to Kierkegaard, edited by A. Edwards and D. Gouwens (London: T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2018).
  • ‘Reformed Ethics’, in The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology, edited by Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018).
  • ‘Insomnolent Anathemas—E.M. Cioran’s Unbelieving Gift to Theology’, Theology Today (October 2018), forthcoming.
  • ‘Graciously Commanded—Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth on the Decalogue’, Scottish Journal of Theology 71:2 (May 2018), pp. 127-141.
  • ‘“Bound Over To Satan’s Tyranny”—Sin and Satan in Contemporary Reformed Hamartiology’, Theology Today 75:1 (April 2018), pp. 89-100.
  • ‘Toward an Evangelical Ars Morendi’, in Practicing with Paul, edited by Presian R. Burroughs (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2018), pp. 231-244.
  • ‘Getting the Reformation in America—The Making of Paul L. Lehmann as  Public Theologian’, Studies in Christian Ethics 31:1 (February 2018), 79-107.
  • ‘To Pray, To Testify, and To Revolt’—Karl Barth’s The Christian Life’, in Karl Barth, The Christian Life. Cornerstones of Theology (London: T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2017), 1-16.
  • Veniat Regnum Tuum! Christology, Eschatology and the Christian Life’, in Game Over? Reconsidering Eschatology, edited by Christophe Chalamet et al. Theologische Bibliothek Töpelmann (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2017), 407-423.
  • ‘A Very Short Theology of Reconciliation’, Touchstone 34:3 (2016), 7-13.
  • ‘The Enmity of Death and Judgment Unto Life’, in Eternal God, Eternal Life: Theological Investigations into the Concept of Immortality, edited by Philip G. Ziegler (London: T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2016), pp. 131-148.
  • ‘God, Christ, and Church in the DDR—Wolf Krötke as an Interpreter of Bonhoeffer’s Theology’, in Engaging Bonhoeffer: The Influence and Impact of Bonhoeffer’s Life and Thought, edited by Matthew Kirkpatrick (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016), 201-220.
  • ‘Some Remarks on Apocalyptic in Modern Christian Theology’, in Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination, edited by B. Blackwell, J. Maston and J. Goodrich (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, forthcoming 2016), 199-216.
  • ‘”Completely within God’s Doing”: Soteriology as Metaethics in the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’, in Christ, Church, and World: New Studies in Bonhoeffer’s Theology and Ethicsedited by M. Mawson and P. Ziegler (London: T&T Clark/ Bloomsbury, 2016), 101-117.
  • ‘The Adventitious Origins of the Calvinist Moral Subject’, Studies in Christian Ethics, 28:2 (May 2015), pp. 213-223. doi:10.1177/0953946815570598
  • ‘The Historical Jesus and Christology from Strauss to Kaesemann’, The Oxford Handbook of Christology, edited by F.A. Murphy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 328-344.
  • ‘The Humanity of Divinity’, Union Seminary Quarterly Review, 65:1&2 (2014), pp. 171-180.
  • Nisi per Spiritum Sanctum—The Holy Spirit and the Confession of Faith’, Journal of Reformed Theology, 8:4 (2014), pp. 247-56. doi:10.1163/15697312-00804002
  • ‘Transcendence in the Midst of Life?’, a review essay of Ward Balanton, A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life (Columbia University Press, 2014),  Syndicate 1:4 (2014), pp. 52-57 and Syndicate online.
  • ‘Foreword’, in Eberhard Jüngel, Christ, Justice and Peace: Toward a Theology of the State (London: T&T Clark/Bloombury, 2014).
  • ‘Some Remarks on Christian Freedom’, in Indicative of Grace – Imperative of Freedom. Essays in honour of Eberhard Jüngel in his 80th Year, edited by R. David Nelson (London: T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2014), pp. 255-266.
  • ‘Discipleship’, in Sanctified by Grace: A Theology of the Christian Life, edited by Kent Eilers and Kyle Strobel (London: T&T Clark/ Continuum, 2014), pp. 173-186.
  • ‘Witness to Christ’s Dominion: the political service of the Church’, Theology 116:5 (2013), pp. 323-331. doi: 10.1177/0040571X13493582
  • ‘Love is a Sovereign Thing: The Witness of Romans 8:31-39 and the Royal Office of Jesus Christ’, in  Apocalyptic Paul:  Cosmos and Anthropos in Romans 5-8, edited by B. Gaventa (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2013), pp. 111-130.
  • ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer—Theologian of the Word of God’, in Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture, edited by K. Johnson & T. Larsen (Downers Grove, IN: IVP Academic, 2013), pp. 17-38.
  • ‘Christ For Us Today: Promeity in the Christologies of Bonhoeffer and Kierkegaard’, International Journal of Systematic Theology, 15:1 (2013), pp. 25-41. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2400.2012.00656.x
  • “Christ Must Reign”: Ernst Kaesemann and Soteriology in an Apocalyptic Key’, Apocalyptic and the Future of Theology, edited by D. Harink and J. Davis (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012), pp. 202-220
  • ‘Christ’s Lordship and Politics: Visser ‘t Hooft and Bonhoeffer’, in Bonhoeffer, Religion and Politics, International Bonhoeffer Interpretations 4, Hrsg. von C. Tietz and J. Zimmerman (Berlin: Peter Lang, 2012), pp. 55-80.
  • ‘Eschatological Dogmatics: To What End?’, in Eschatologie-Eschatology, hrsg. von H.-J. Eckstein et. al., WUNT (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011), pp. 348-359.
  • ‘The Fate of Natural Law at the Turning of the Ages’, Theology Today (67:4) January 2011, pp. 419-429. doi:10.1177/004057361106700404
  • ‘Review Essay—Christopher Morse, The Difference Heaven Makes (Continuum, 2010)’ Word & World 31:1 (Jan 2011), pp. 75-83.
  • ‘”Not to Abolish, but to Fulfil”—The Person of the Preacher and the Claim of the Sermon,’ Studies in Christian Ethics 22:3 (2009), 275-289. doi:10.1177/0953946809106233
  • ‘Secularity and Eschatology in Bonhoeffer’s Late Work,’ in Dietrich Bonhoeffers Theologie heute Ein Weg zwischen Fundamentalismus und Säkularismus?, edited by J. De Gruchy, S. Plant and C. Tietz (Guetersloh: Guetersloher Verlaghaus, 2009), pp. 124-138.
  • ‘The Uses of Providence in Public Theology,’ in The Doctrine of Providence, edited by Philip G. Ziegler and Francesca Murphy (London: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2009), 307-325.
  • ‘Creation, Redemption and Law—Toward a Protestant Perspective on the Question of Human Law’ in Explorations in Christian Theology and Ethics: Essays in Conversation with Paul L. Lehmann, eds. P. Ziegler and M. Bartel (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009), pp. 63-78.
  • ‘‘Voices in the Night’—Human Solidarity and Eschatological Hope,‘ in Who Am I? Bonhoeffer’s Theology Through His Poetry, ed. B. Wannenwetsch (London: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2009), p. 115-146.
  • ‘Taken Out of Context–Freedom and Concreteness in the Theology of Wolf Krötke,’ Communio Viatorum, I/2008, pp. 74-92.
  • ‘Stumbling Upon Peter? The Question of the Church in Ecumenical Dialogue,’ in Ecumenism Today, ed. F.A. Murphy, C. Asprey and E.E. Puosi (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008), pp. 17-28.
  • ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer—An Ethics of God’s Apocalypse?’ Modern Theology 23:4 (October 2007), pp. 579-594. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0025.2007.00410.x
  • ‘Barth’s Criticisms of Kierkegaard—A Striking Out at Phantoms?’ International Journal of Systematic Theology 9:4 (October 2007), pp. 434-451. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2400.2007.00266.x
  • ‘A Christian Context for Conscience? Reading Kierkegaard’s Works of Love Beyond Hegel’s Critique of Conscience’, European Journal of Theology 15:1 (2007), pp. 25-36.
  • ”To Honour God’s “Good Violence”—Some Notes and Queries Relating to Hans Boersma’s Violence, Hospitality and the Cross,’ Canadian Evangelical Review 30-31 (Fall 2005-Spring 2006), pp. 106-113.
  • ‘Christian Theology and Democratic Politics in Conversation with Jeffrey Stout,’ Theology Today 63:2 (July 2006), pp. 227-234. doi:10.1177/004057360606300210
  • ‘Justification and Justice-The Promising Problematique of Protestant Ethics in the Work of Paul L. Lehmann,’ Berliner Theologische Zeitschift , 2004/1, pp. 140-153.  Also published in , Justification: What’s at Stake in the Current Debates, eds. M. Husbands and D. Treier (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004), pp. 118-133.
  • ‘God and Some Recent Public Theologies,’ International Journal of Systematic Theology, 4:2 (2002), pp. 137-155. doi:10.1111/1463-1652.00077
  • ‘Doing Conscience Over: The Reformulation of the Doctrine of Conscience in Karl Barth and Paul Lehmann,’ Toronto Journal of Theology 14:2 (1998), pp. 213-238.


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