Recent essays

From “Once Upon a Time” to “Happily Ever After,” and How to Get There from a Here: a Response to Vincent Bacote

Plucking and Cutting (Matthew 5:27-32)

Rethinking "Revoice": A Biblical Analysis of Same-Sex Attraction

A Qualified Ministry

Theses on Food and Feasting

Some Notes on Ecclesial Leadership and Practical Presbyterianism

The Bloodiest Revolution of Them All

Marriage, Homosexuality, Transgenderism, and Christian Liberty: A Manifesto for Churches and Their Members

Nature and Regeneration

The Logic of Luther (pdf)

Obergefell and America’s War on God

Against the Wind: Being a Christian in America After Obergefell

Reformed Catholicity in the Bible Belt (pdf)

Death as “Frenemy:” Beating the Grim Reaper’s Scythe into a Plowshare

Like a Preacher Needs Pain: Friends, Enemies, and Pastoral Ministry

The First Things Marriage Pledge: A Counterpoint from the Heart of Dixie

Select theology articles

Against Christianity, For the Sacraments

Blurring the Federal Vision: A Reply to Michael Horton

Bombing the Theologians' Playground - An Extended Review of N. T. Wright's NIB Commentary on Romans 

Calvin on the Pastor and Community (pdf)

Covenant and Election FAQs (pdf)

Dabney Lectures 2005-6:

Discipleship and the Visible Church

Do I Believe in Baptismal Regeneration?

For the Children's Sake (pdf)

From Public Church to Private Christian

Gentile God-Fearers and the Jewish Rejection of the Gospel

Getting the Galatian Heresy Right (pdf)

God Is Not Enough: The Story of Christian Community

Grace and Justice in Unexpected Places

The Hexaemeron: An Analysis of the Six Days of Creation in Genesis 1

I Belong to God: A Covenantal Catechism (pdf)

Is There a Doctor in the House? The Teaching Office in the Reformed Church (pdf)

John Calvin: Reformed Catholic

Jonah, the Judaizers, and the Gospel

Justification: Ecclesial, Cosmic, and Divine

The Justification of the Good Samaritan

Living By His Faith: Some Rough Thoughts on the Faithfulness of Christ

Miscellanies on the "New Perspective" and Pauline Biblical Theology(pdf)

New Heart, New Covenant (pdf)

A New Perspective on the Mystery of God

Paul and James on Justification: An Excerpt from M. F. Sadler, with an Introduction by Rich Lusk (pdf)

The PCA and the NPP

Putting the New Perspective into Perspective: Some Thoughts on Second Temple Judaism

Reclaiming Catholicity

Reformed Catholic Miscellanies

Response to Bryan Chapell

Response to the PCA Federal Vision Report - Annotated (pdf)

Response to the 2006 OPC justification report

Romans and God's Covenant Loyalty

Rome Won't Have Me

Servanthood and Merit (pdf)

A Short Note on the Wilson/Jordan Regeneration Debate

Statism and Catholicity: Something to Think About

Staying Saved: Hebrews 6:4-8 Revisited

Sympathy for the Devil

The Westminster Shorter Catechism and Barriers to Catholicity

What More Could I Have Done?

Wine and Weekly (pdf)

Women, Ministry, and Liturgy (pdf)

Select historical articles

A Compact Road Map to American History: Part 1
A Compact Road Map to American History: Part 2
A Compact Road Map to American History: Part 3