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Articles, Book Chapters, and Poems


imagination-in-an-age-of-crisis-cover-2‘Daring Imagination’. In Imagination in an Age of Crisis: Soundings from the Arts and Theology, edited by Jason Goroncy and Rod Pattenden, 1–26. Eugene: Pickwick, 2022.

‘“My past has thrown me out”: Reading Samuel Beckett’s Plays in an Age of Trauma’. In Imagination in an Age of Crisis: Soundings from the Arts and Theology, edited by Jason Goroncy and Rod Pattenden, 220–50. Eugene: Pickwick, 2022.

‘“Live Bread for the Starved Folk”: Some Perspectives on Holy Communion’. Ecclesiology 18, no. 1 (2022): 57–77.


‘The Powers of Death: Recognition, Resistance, Resurrection’. Jurnal Jaffray 19, no. 1 (2021): 1–26. [pdf]


wiley-blackwell-companion-to-karl-barth‘Creation, God, and the Coronavirus’. Theology 123, no. 5 (2020): 346–52, with Mark G. Brett. [pdf]

‘Race and Christianity in Australia’. Post-Christendom Studies 4 (2019–2020): 25–74. [pdf]

‘Christ’s Body, the Church’s Supper, and the Real Presence in Social Distance’. Stimulus 27, no. 1 (2020): e1–e5. [pdf]

‘Sanctification’. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth, edited by George Hunsinger and Keith L. Johnson, 303–16. Chichester: Blackwell, 2020.


History of Scottish Theology‘On the Gifts of Street Art’. Zadok 146 (2019): 13–15. [pdf]

‘Theologies of the Cross: James Denney and P. T. Forsyth’. In The History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Long Twentieth Century, edited by David Fergusson and Mark W. Elliott, 35–50. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. [pdf]

‘“A Pretty Decent Sort of Bloke”: Towards the Quest for an Australian Jesus’HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75, no. 4 (2019): e1–e10. [pdf]

‘Dying Without a Script: Some Theological Reflections on Voluntary Assisted Dying’. Colloquium 51, no. 1 (2019): 25–39. [pdf]


‘Reformation and Secularity’. Journal of Reformed Theology 12, no. 1 (2018): 3–21. [pdf]


T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement‘P. T. Forsyth’. In T&T Clark Companion to Atonement, edited by Adam J. Johnson, 499–503. London: T&T Clark, 2017.

‘Holiness in Victorian and Edwardian England: Some Ecclesial Patterns and Theological Requisitions’. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73, no. 4 (2017): e1–e10. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v73i4.539. [pdf]

‘Habits as Signs: Some Reflections on the Ethical Shape of Christian Community’. International Journal of Practical Theology 21, no. 1 (2017): 27–41. [pdf]

‘Ethnicity, Social Identity, and the Transposable Body of Christ’. Mission Studies 34, no. 2 (2017): 220–45. [pdf]


Always Being Reformed‘Euthanasia: Some Theological Considerations for Living Responsibly’. Pacifica 29, no. 3 (2016): 221–43. [pdf]

‘The Catholicity of Time in the Work of George Mackay Brown’. Pacifica 29, no. 1 (2016): 22–44. [pdf]

Semper Reformanda as a Confession of Crisis’. In Always Being Reformed: Challenges and Prospects for the Future of Reformed Theology, edited by David H. Jensen, 43–73. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2016. [pdf]


‘Assembly’, Grouch 4 (March 2015).


Calvin- The Man and the Legacy‘Return’, Grouch 3 (December, 2014).

‘Called, Sent, Empowered: A Theology of Mission’. In PCANZ Global Mission – Why, Where, and How, np. Wellington: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2014.

Contributor to Christian Perspectives on Marriage: A Discussion Document, edited by Bruce Hamill, et al. Wellington: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2014.

‘John Calvin: Servant of the Word’. In Calvin: The Man and the Legacy, edited by Murray Rae, Peter Matheson and Brett Knowles, 13–40. Hindmarsh: ATF Press, 2014. [pdf]

‘Introduction’. In Tikkun Olam – To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts, edited by Jason A. Goroncy, 1–20. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2014.


Art That Tells the Story‘Preaching sub specie crucis: An Introduction to the Preaching Ministry of P. T. Forsyth’. In Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P. T. Forsyth, edited by Jason A. Goroncy, 1–66. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2013. [pdf]

‘Foreword’. In Art That Tells the Story: A Conversation Guide, edited by Christopher R. Brewer, 2–5. Grand Rapids: Gospel through Shared Experience, 2013.

‘Mission and the Priesthood of Christ’. Candour 7 (2013): 7–11. [pdf]

‘Mission and the Priesthood of the Christ’. The Other Journal (25 March, 2013).


Evangelical Calvinism‘“Tha mi a’ toirt fainear dur gearan”: J. McLeod Campbell and P.T. Forsyth on the Extent of Christ’s Vicarious Ministry’. In Evangelical Calvinism: Essays Resourcing the Continuing Reformation of the Church, edited by Myk Habets and Robert Grow, 253–86. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2012. [pdf]

‘Tui’. Otago Daily Times, 29 October 2012, 9.


All Shall Be Well”- Explorations in Universalism and Christian Theology‘Church and Civil Society in the Reformed Tradition: An Old Relationship and a New Communion’. Reformed World 61, no. 3 (2011): 195–210. [pdf]

‘The Final Sanity is Complete Sanctity: Universal Holiness in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth (1848–1921)’. In “All Shall Be Well”: Explorations in Universalism and Christian Theology, from Origen to Moltmann, edited by Gregory MacDonald, 249–79. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2011. [pdf]


‘Carrying’. In Notes on Mark’s Gospel: GCSE Religious Studies for Edexcel A – Unit 16 by Ina Taylor, edited by Holly Cole and Lee J. Taylor, np. Haddenham: Folens, 2010.

‘The Homosexuality of William Stringfellow’. Journal for Public Theology, June (2010). [pdf]


‘The Elusiveness, Loss, and Cruciality of Recovered Holiness: Some Biblical and Theological Observations’. International Journal of Systematic Theology 10, no. 2 (2008): 195–209. [pdf]


‘Fighting Troll-Demons in Vaults of the Mind and Heart – Art, Tragedy and Sacramentality: Some Observations from Ibsen, Forsyth and Dostoevsky’. Princeton Theological Review 13, no. 1 (2007): 61–85. [pdf]

‘Lesson and the Arts: Dies Irae, John Donne and Luke 7:36–8:3’. Lectionary Homiletics (2007): 27–28. [pdf]

‘Lesson and the Arts: Dylan Thomas and Luke 7:11–17’. Lectionary Homiletics (2007): 19–20. [pdf]

‘Lesson and the Arts: Mark Tansey, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Matryoshka Dolls and Galatians 3:23–29’. Lectionary Homiletics (2007): 36–37. [pdf]

‘Lesson and the Arts: Pablo Picasso and Romans 5:1–5’. Lectionary Homiletics (2007): 10–11. [pdf]


‘Bitter Tonic for our Time – Why the Church Needs the World: Peter Taylor Forsyth on Henrik Ibsen’. European Journal of Theology 15, no. 2 (2006): 105–18. [pdf]


Media Pieces

‘Coronavirus, creation and the Creator: What the Bible says about suffering and evil’ (with Mark Brett). ABC Religion and Ethics, 30 April, 2020.

‘Holy Communion and COVID-19: The Body of Christ in a time of social distancing’. ABC Religion and Ethics, 7 April, 2020.

‘Is now the time to make art?’. Art/s and Theology Australia. 1 April, 2020.

‘Seeking Transcendence in Chilean Churches’. Exploring Liturgy, 22 November 2018.

‘How to Write an Essay: General Guidelines for Writing Academic Essays’. YouTube, 2 September 2018.

‘Talkin’ ’bout the Reformation’ (with Penny Mulvey and Geoff Thompson). Crosslight, December 2017, 13–15.

‘Second Best: Rethinking the Roles of Church and State in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate’. ABC Religion and Ethics, 25 September, 2017.

‘Voluntary assisted dying is not a black-and-white issue for Christians – they can, in good faith, support it’ (with Robyn J. Whitaker). The Conversation, 1 August, 2017.

‘Between muddle and ambiguity’The Christian Century, 5 February, 2016.

‘Theology Matters’, Spanz 58 (Winter 2014), 16. [pdf]

‘No Faith is an Island’. Spanz 44 (September 2010), 16. [pdf]

‘World Communion of Reformed Churches: A Report’ (with Bruce Hamill). Candour 8 (2010): 14–15. [pdf]

‘John Calvin: Servant of the Word’. Candour 9 (2009): 15–23. [pdf]


Book Reviews

Living for Shalom: The Story of Ross Langmead, by Jeanette Woods’. Australian Journal of Mission Studies 16, no. 1 (2022): 59–61.

The Theodicy of Peter Taylor Forsyth: A “Crucial” Justification of the Ways of God to Man, by Theng Huat Leow’. Colloquium 48, no. 1 (2016): 97–99.

Dementia: Living in the Memories of God, by John Swinton’International Journal of Public Theology 8, no. 4 (2014): 497–98.

Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming, by Catherine Keller’Candour 15 (2014): 14–15.

John Calvin: Christian Humanist and Evangelical Reformer, by John W. de Gruchy’Candour 12 (2014): 17.

Hinterland Theology: A Stimulus to Theological Construction, by Alan P. F. Sell’. International Journal of Systematic Theology 16, no. 1 (2014): 109–13.

Barth’s Interpretation of the Virgin Birth: A Sign of Mystery, by Dustin Resch’. The Journal of Theological Studies 64, no. 2 (2013): 818–23.

Ethics in the Presence of Christ, by Christopher R. J. Holmes’Candour 7 (2013): 22–24.

Entering the New Theological Space: Blurred Encounters of Faith, Politics and Community, edited by John Reader and Christopher R. Baker’International Journal of Public Theology 7, no. 2 (2013): 213–14.

Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregations, by Anthony B. Robinson’International Journal of Public Theology 7, no. 1 (2013): 121–23.

“Heroes of the church” stories – great for young readers: A Review of three books by Simonetta Carr – John Calvin, Athanasius and Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata’Candour (2012): 21–22.

Barth, by Eberhard Busch’. European Journal of Theology 21, no. 1 (2012): 78–79.

Jürgen Moltmann’s Ethics of Hope, by Timothy Harvie’Studies in Christian Ethics 24, no. 3 (2011): 391–94.

The Purple Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom, by Tripp York’Religious Studies Review 37, no. 1 (2011): 40.

Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance, by Myk Habets’Colloquium 43, no. 1 (2011): 109–13.

Reading the Decree: Exegesis, Election and Christology in Calvin and Barth, by David Gibson’Journal of Theological Studies 62, no. 1 (2011): 415–19.

Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance, by Myk Habets’Religious Studies Review 36, no. 4 (2010): 277.

Intimate Horizons: The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature, by Bill Ashcroft, Frances Devlin-Glass and Lyn McCredden’Colloquium 42, no. 2 (2010): 271–74.

SCM Core Text: Christian Doctrine, by Mike Higton’International Journal of Systematic Theology 12, no. 1 (2010): 100–03.

Transformation of the Self in the Thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher, by Jacqueline Mariña’Journal of Theological Studies 61, no. 1 (2010): 434–39.

Introduction to Modern Theology: Trajectories in the German Tradition, by John E. Wilson’Religious Studies Review 36, no. 2 (2010): 136.

Incarnation Anyway: Arguments from Supralapsarian Christology, by Edwin Christian Van Driel’Journal of Theological Studies 61, no. 2 (2010): 887–90.

The Double Rainbow: James K. Baxter, Ngāti Hau and the Jerusalem Commune, by John Newton’Candour 7 (August 2009): 20–21.

Jesus: A Question of Identity by J. Leslie Houlden’. European Journal of Theology 17, no. 2 (2008): 189–90.

Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election: A Systematic-Theological Comparison, by Matthias Gockel’Journal of Theological Studies 59, no. 1 (2008): 415–19.

‘“That God May Have Mercy Upon All”: A Review-Essay of Matthias Gockel’s Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of ElectionJournal of Reformed Theology 2, no. 2 (2008): 113–30.

Jesus: A Question of Identity, by J. Leslie Houlden’Religious Studies Review 34, no. 1 (2008): 38.

Ecumenical and Eclectic: The Unity of the Church in the Contemporary World: Essays in Honour of Alan P.F. Sell, edited by Anna M. Robbins’. Friends of the Congregational Library 3, no. 1–2 (2008): 6–7.

Nonconformist Theology in the Twentieth Century, by Alan P.F. Sell’European Journal of Theology 17, no. 1 (2008): 91–93.

On Being the Church of Jesus Christ in Tumultuous Times, by Joe R. Jones’Religious Studies Review 34, no. 1 (2008): 38–39.

The Barth Lectures, by Colin E. Gunton’. Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 26, no. 1 (2008): 116–18.

An Introduction to Torrance Theology: Discovering the Incarnate Saviour, edited by Gerrit Scott Dawson’Princeton Theological Review 14/2, no. 39 (2008): 122–26.

Invitation To Dogmatic Theology: A Canonical Approach, by Paul C. McGlasson’Religious Studies Review 33, no. 1 (2007): 47.

Justification in Perspective, edited by Bruce McCormack’Religious Studies Review 33, no. 2 (2007): 130.


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