Essays

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1. “Syntactical Background Studies to 1 Tim. 2.12 in the New Testament and Extrabiblical Greek Literature,” in Discourse Analysis and Other Topics in Biblical Greek (ed. Stanley E. Porter and D. A. Carson, JSNTSup 113; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995), 156-79. To read the essay, click here.

2. “The Contribution of the General Epistles and Revelation to a Biblical Theology of Religions,” in Christianity and the Religions: An Evangelical Theology of Religions, EMS Missiological Monographs 2 (ed. Edward Rommen and Harold A. Netland; Pasadena, Calif.: William Carey, 1995), 11340. To read the essay, click here.

3. “Chapter Four: A Complex Sentence Structure in 1 Tim 2:12,” in Women in the Church (ed. Andreas J. Köstenberger, Thomas R. Schreiner, and H. Scott Baldwin; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995), 81-103.

4. “Economics and Mission,” in Missiology and the Social Sciences: Contributions, Cautions and Conclusions, EMS Missiological Monographs 4 (ed. Edward Rommen and Gary Corwin; Pasadena, Calif.: William Carey, 1996), 102-17.

5. “Translator’s Preface,” in Adolf Schlatter, The History of the Christ (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997), 9-15.

6. “Mission in the General Epistles,” in Mission in the New Testament: An Evangelical Approach (ed. William J. Larkin and Joel F. Williams; Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 1998), 189-206.

7. “Preface: The Reception of Schlatters New Testament Theology 1909-23,” in Adolf Schlatter, The Theology of the Apostles (Grand Rapids: Baker, 997), 9-22.

8. “The Two Johannine Verbs for Sending: A Study of Johns Use of Words with Reference to General Linguistic Theory,” in Linguistics and the New Testament: Critical Junctures (ed. Stanley E. Porter and D. A. Carson; JSNTSup 168; Studies in New Testament Greek 5; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999), 125-43. To read the essay, click here.

9. “D. A. Carson,” in Bible Interpreters of the 20th Century: A Selection of Evangelical Voices (ed. Walter A. Elwell and J. D. Weaver; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999), 423-33.

10. “Austria,” “Consumerism,” “Debt,” “Economics and Missions,” “Great Commandment,” “Sociological Barriers,” in The Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions (ed. A. Scott Moreau; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000), 99-101, 224-25, 262-63, 297-99, 411-12, 889-90.

11. “Women in the Pauline Mission,” in The Gospel for the Nations: Perspectives on Pauls Mission (ed. Peter G. Bolt and Mark D. Thompson; Leicester, U.K.: IVP, 2000), 221-47. To read the essay, click here.

12. “Vielfalt und Einheit des Neuen Testaments,” in Das Studium des Neuen Testaments. Band 2: Spezialprobleme (ed. Heinz-Werner Neudorfer and Eckhard J. Schnabel; Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus/Brunnen, 2000), 233-65.

13. “John,” “Mission,” “Nations,” in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (ed. Desmond Alexander and Brian Rosner; Leicester, U.K.: IVP, 2000), 280-85, 663-68, 676-78. To read the essay, click here.

14. “Diversity and Unity in the New Testament,” in Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect (ed. Scott J. Hafemann; Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2002), 200-23.

15. “Translating Johns Gospel: Opportunities and Challenges,” in The Challenge of Bible Translation. In Honor of Ronald Youngblood (ed. Glen G. Scorgie, Mark L. Strauss, and Steven Voth; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003), 347-64. To read the essay, click here.

16. “Marriage and Family in the New Testament,” in Marriage and Family in the Ancient World (ed. Ken Campbell; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2003), 240-84. To read the essay, click here.

17. “I Suppose (oimai): The Conclusion of Johns Gospel in its Contemporary Literary and Historical Context,” in The New Testament in Its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Backgrounds in Honour of B. W. Winter on His 65th Birthday (ed. P. J. Williams, A. D. Clarke, P. M. Head, and D. Instone-Brewer; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004), 72-88. To read the essay, click here.

18. “Introduction,” “What Is Truth? Pilates Question to Jesus in Its Johannine and Larger Biblical Context,” and “Epilogue,” in Whatever Happened to Truth? (gen. ed. Andreas J. Köstenberger; Wheaton: Crossway, 2005), 9-17, 19-51, 131-36.

19. “Hearing the Old Testament in the New: A Response,” in Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament (ed. Stanley E. Porter; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006), 255-94.

20. “The Use of Scripture in the Pastoral and General Epistles and the Book of Revelation,” in Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament (ed. Stanley E. Porter; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006), 230-54.

21. “Baptism in the Gospels,” in Believers Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ (ed. Thomas R. Schreiner and Shawn D. Wright; Nashville: B & H, 2007), 11-34. To read the essay, click here.

22. “Testament Relationships,” in Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation (ed. Stanley E. Porter; New York: Routledge, 2007), 350-52.

23. “Study Notes on the Gospel of John,” Holman Christian Standard Bible Harmony of the Gospels (ed. Steven Cox and Kenneth Easley; Nashville: B & H, 2007).

24. “Head,” in The New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, Vol. 2: D-H (ed. Pheme Perkins et al.; Nashville: Abingdon, 2007), 754-55.

25. “Response: Progress and Regress in Recent Johannine Scholarship: Reflections upon the Road Ahead,” in What We Have Heard from the Beginning: The Past, Present, and Future of Johannine Studies (ed. Tom Thatcher; Waco: Baylor University Press, 2007), 105-7. To read the essay, click here.

26. “The Gospel for All Nations,” in Faith Comes by Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism (ed. Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2008), 201-19.

27. “Is the Bible Today What Was Originally Written?” To read the essay, click here.

28. “John,” in ESV Study Bible (ed. Wayne Grudem; Wheaton: Crossway, 2008).

29. “Albert Schweitzer.”  To read the essay, click here. “Monogamy.” To read the essay, click here.

30. “The Glory of God in John’s Gospel and Revelation,” in The Glory of God, Theology in Community, Vol. 2 (ed. Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson; Wheaton: Crossway, 2010), 107-26. To read this essay, click here.

31. “Is the Bible Today What Was Originally Written?” in Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science (ed. William A. Dembski and Michael R. Licona; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010), 207-10.

32. “Hermeneutical and Exegetical Challenges in Interpreting the Pastoral Epistles,” in Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles (ed. Andreas Köstenberger and Terry Wilder; NAC Monograph Series; Nashville: B&H, 2010), 1-27. To read the essay, click here.

33. “Twelve Theses on the Church’s Mission in the Twenty-First Century: In Interaction with Charles Van Engen, Keith Eitel, and Enoch Wan,” in MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium (ed. David J. Hesselgrave and Ed Stetzer; B&H, 2010), 62-70. To read this essay, click here.

34. “The Deity of Christ in John’s Gospel,” in The Deity of Christ, Theology in Community, Vol. 3 (ed. Robert Peterson and Chris Morgan; Wheaton: Crossway, 2011), 91-114.

35. “John” and “Colossians,” in Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible (ed. Edwin Blum; Nashville: B&H, 2010).

36. “The Deity of Christ in John’s Letters and the Book of Revelation,” in The Deity of Christ, Theology in Community, Vol. 3 (ed. Robert Peterson and Chris Morgan; Wheaton: Crossway, 2011), 151-167. To read this essay, click here.

37. “The Last Supper as a Passover Meal,” in The Lord’s Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ until He Comes (ed. Thomas R. Schreiner and Matt Crawford (NAC Studies in Bible & Theology; B&H, 2010), 6-30. To read this essay, click here.

38. “T. Zahn, A. von Harnack, and A. Schlatter,“ in Pillars in the History of New Testament Interpretation: Old and New (ed. Stanley E. Porter and Sean Adams; Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, forthcoming).

39. “The Genre of the Fourth Gospel and Greco-Roman Literary Conventions,” in Christian Origins and Greco-Roman Culture: Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament, vol. 1: Early Christianity in Its Hellenistic Context (Texts and Editions for New Testament Study; ed. Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts; Leiden: Brill, 2012), 435–62.

40. “John’s Gospel and Jewish Monotheism,” in Jesus, Salvation and the Jewish People (ed. David Parker; Carlisle, UK: Paternoster, 2011), 69-84.

41. “Reading the Bible in Context,” in Read the Bible for Life (ed. George H. Guthrie; Nashville: B & H, 2011), 33-48.

42. “Church Government,” “Orthodoxy,” “St. Peter,” “Rudolf Bultmann,” “Adolf Schlatter,” “Bible Translations,” “Kingdom of God,” “Messiah,” “Christian Publishing,” “Titles of Christ,” “Celibacy,” “Discipleship,” “Matrimony,” “Tithe,” in The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, 4 vols. (ed. George Thomas Kurian; Blackwell, 2011), 543–51, 1735–43, 1813–14, 328–29, 2073–74, 247–48, 1277–79, 1491–93, 1909–10, 2388–89, 419–20, 694, 1451–52, 2387.

43. “The Church in the Gospels,” in The Church: Jesus’ Covenant Community (ed. Kendell Easley and Chris Morgan; Nashville: B&H Academic, forthcoming).

44. “John’s Transposition Theology: Retelling the Story of Jesus in a Different Key,” in Earliest Christian History: History, Literature, and Theology. Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honor of Martin Hengel (ed. Michael F. Bird and Jason Maston; WUNT 2/320; Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 2012), 191–226.

45. “Who Were the First Disciples of Jesus? An Assessment of the Historicity of the Johannine Call Narrative (John 1:35–51),” in John, Jesus, and History, Volume 3: Glimpses of Jesus through the Johannine Lens (ed. Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just, and Tom Thatcher; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature/Leiden: E. J. Brill, forthcoming October 2013).

46. “The Cosmic Trial Motif in John’s Letters,” in conference volume (ed. R. Alan Culpepper, forthcoming).

47. “Abide,” “New Birth,” “Testimony,” “Wine,” in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2d ed.; ed. Joel Green; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, forthcoming in May/June 2013).

48. “Heaven in the Johannine Writings,” in Heaven, Theology in Community, Vol. 6 (ed. Robert Peterson and Chris Morgan; Wheaton: Crossway, forthcoming).

49. “The Promises of God in the Mission of God,” in The Mission of God Study Bible (ed. Ed Stetzer and Philip Nations; Nashville: B&H, 2012), 736. To read the essay, click here.

50. “Mission,” in The NIV Study Bible (rev. ed.; ed. D. A. Carson; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, forthcoming).

51. “Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament,” in Lexham Bible Dictionary (Logos, 2012). This essay is available in the Faithlife Study Bible.

52. “Shepherds and Shepherding in the Gospels,” in Shepherding Gods Flock: Church Leadership in the New Testament and Beyond (ed. Thomas R. Schreiner and Benjamin L. Merkle; Grand Rapids: Kregel, forthcoming).

53. “Biblical Theology,” in Lexham Study Bible (Logos, forthcoming).

54. “Mission and Ethics in John’s Gospel and Epistles: Sensitivity to Outsiders in John’s Gospel and Letters and Its Implication for the Understanding of Early Christian Mission,” in Sensitivity toward Outsiders: Exploring the Dynamic Relationship between Mission and Ethics (ed. Kobus Kok; WUNT 2; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming).

55. “Johannine Fallacies: Ten Common Misconceptions Regarding John’s Gospel.” In Festschrift Frédéric Manns (ed. L. Daniel Chrupcala; forthcoming).

56. “Humility (New Testament).” In The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (ed. Stefan Selbmann; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming).

57. “Mission in the Gospels.” In Missiology, 2d edition (ed. Mark Terry; Nashville: B&H Academic, forthcoming).

58. “What Did Jesus Think about the Love of God?” In The Love of God (ed. Robert Peterson and Christopher Morgan). Theology in Community, Volume 7. Wheaton: Crossway (forthcoming).