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Cirriculum Vitae

 

Victor Allan Shepherd

Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology
Tyndale University College & Seminary
25 Ballyconnor Court
Toronto, Ontario, M2M 4B3
E-mail: vshepherd@tyndale.ca
(416)-226-6620 ext. 6726 (voice mail)

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I: EDUCATION

S.T.D. (Honoris Causa) Roberts Wesleyan College, 1995.

Th.D. Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University of Toronto 1974-77.

Postgraduate study at Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1973-74.

B.D. Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University of Toronto, 1970.

M.A. Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1969.

B.A. Philosophy, Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1965.

 

II: EMPLOYMENT

Academic

Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Tyndale Seminary, 2003-

Professor, Tyndale Seminary, 1993-1999 (part-time)
First Occupant of Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian
Chair of Wesley Studies, and  Professor of Historical Theology,
2000-2003 (full-time)

Adjunct Professor, Regis College (Toronto School of Theology)
University of Toronto, 2006-

Professor Ordinarius, Graduate Theological Foundation,
University of Oxford, 2005-

Adjunct Professor, Wycliffe College ( Toronto School of Theology)
University of Toronto, 2005-

Adjunct Professor, Trinity College ( Toronto School of Theology)
University of Toronto, 2002-

Adjunct Professor, Department of Religious Studies,
University of Winnipeg, 2002-

Adjunct Professor, Department of Religious Studies,
McMaster University, 1985

Adjunct Professor, Emmanuel College ,
University of Toronto, 1982

Adjunct Professor, Department of Religious Studies,
Memorial University of Newfoundland , 1976

Church
        Minister, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church,
Schomberg , Ontario , 2004-2007

Interim Minister, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church,
Schomberg , Ontario , 2001-2004

Minister, Streetsville United Church,
Mississauga, Ontario, 1978-1999

Associate Minister, Kingsway-Lambton United Church,
Toronto, Ontario, 1977-1978

Minister, Victoria Square United Church,
Victoria Square, Ontario, 1974-1977

Minister, Tabusintac United Church,
Tabusintac, New Brunswick, 1970-1973

 

III: SERVICE TO THE TYNDALE COMMUNITY AND WIDER ACADEMIC COMMUNITY

Associate Editor, Canadian Evangelical Review, 2005-

Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2002-

Member, Research and Ethics Committee, 2002-

Chair, Tyndale Seminary Faculty Association, 2003- 2004

Member, Academic Planning Committee, 2001-

Member, Search Committee for Bernardo Chair of Leadership Studies, 2001-2002

Chair, Library Committee, 1996-1999

Member, Academic Planning Committee, 1996-1997

 

IV: VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Confessing Theologians Commission
(Association for Church Renewal), 2002

Juror, Manitoba Arts Council, 2000-2002

Trustee, William and Catherine Booth College, 1995-2001

Member of District Health Council of Peel, 1992-1993

Chairperson of Peel Mental Health Housing Coalition, 1992-1993

Boardmember of Foodpath, 1984-1989; 2001

Vice-chairperson of Pathway Community Developments, 1991-1993

CHURCH INVOLVEMENT

(The Presbyterian Church in Canada)

Corresponding Member, Committee on Church Doctrine, The Presbyterian Church in Canada ,
2005-

Minister, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
Schomberg , Ontario , 2004-

Pulpit Supply, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church,
Schomberg, Ontario, 2001-2004

(The United Church of Canada)

Free Methodist Church in Canada
Representative to World Methodist Conference, 2001

Representative to Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, 1997

Commissioner to General Council, 1986

Member of Churches’ Consultation on the Jewish People,
World Council of Churches, 1985 -1988

Commissioner to General Council,
The United Church of Canada, 1984

Chairperson of Block Grants Committee,
Toronto Conference, 1977-1978

Minister, Streetsville United Church,
Mississauga, Ontario, 1978-1999

Chairperson of Group Insurance Task Force Committee,
General Council, 1979-1981

Member of Faith and Order Committee,
The Canadian Council of Churches, 1995-1998

Member of Education and Students’ Committee,
Halton Presbytery, Hamilton Conference, 1978-1987

Associate Minister, Kingsway-Lambton United Church,
Toronto, Ontario, 1977-1978

Minister, Victoria Square United Church,
Victoria Square, Ontario, 1974-1977

Minister, Tabusintac Pastoral Charge,
Tabusintac, New Brunswick, 1970-1973

 

V: COURSES TAUGHT
(in the last five years)

2005-2006
      Fall                   Systematic Theology I               THEO0531                  46 students
Fall                   Systematic Theology II             THEO0532                  22        “
Fall                   Theology of the Human Person THEO0646                  22        “

Winter              Systematic Theology II             THEO0532                  41        “
Winter              Theology of Martin Luther         THEO0634                  6         “

(The proposed winter course, Theology of John Wesley was cancelled on account of undersubscription, even as the same course attracted many in the DRR format. See *   below)

*DRR                 Theology of Wesley                              THEO0633DS01         13        “
DRR                Theology of Calvin                                THEO0636DS01           6        “
DRR                Theology of Luther                               THEO0634DSO2          2        “
DRR                Philosophy for Understanding Theology
THEO0539DS01           7        “
DRR                Historical Theology                               THEO0536DS01           2
DRR                Theology of the Human Person THEO0646                               12       “
DRR                Systematic Theology I               THEO0531                                5        ”
(DRR Total: 47students)

2004-2005
Spring              Systematic Theology II             THEO0532S01            24        “
Fall                   Systematic Theology II                         “                       32        “
Fall                   Theology of Karl Barth             THEO0640S01            4         “
Fall                   Theology of the Human Person  THEO0646S01            50        “

Winter              Systematic Theology                             THEO5231S01            38        “
Winter              Historical Theology                               THEO0536S01            10        “
Winter              ThM Seminar (Holiness)                       THEO0837                  7         “

DRR                Theology of Wesley                              THEO0633DS01         12       “
DRR                Theology of Calvin                                THEO0636DS01           6        “
DRR                Theology of Luther                               THEO0634DSO2          4        “
DRR                Philosophy for Understanding Theology THEO0539DS01           6        “
DRR                Historical Theology                               THEO0536DS01           4        “
(DRR Total: 32 students)

2003-2004
     Fall                  Systematic Theology II                        THEO0532S01           37 students
Fall                  Work of Charles Wesley                     THEO0643SO1           22        ”
Fall                  Philosophy                                          THEO0539S01           12        ”

Winter             Systematic Theology  I                        THEO0531S01           40        ”
Winter             Theology of Wesley                            THEO0633S01           12        ”
Winter             Theology of Calvin                             THEO0636S01           22        ”

DDR                Theology of Wesley                            THEO0633DS01         4         ”
DDR                Theology of Calvin                             THEO0636DS01         5
DDR                Philosophy for
Understanding Theology                    THEO0539DS01         4         ”

DDR                Luther                                                  THEO0634DS01         5         ”
DDR                Historical Theology                            THEO0536DS01         2         ”
ITS                  Contemporary Theology:
From Hegel to the
Death of God Theologies                                                        1          ”
ITS                  Augustine and Early
Mediaeval Theology                                                                1       ”
(DRR Total:  22 students)

2002-2003
Fall                  Systematic Theology II                        THEO0532S01           43 students
Fall                  Puritan Genius                                     THEO0635S01           9         ”
Fall                  Historical Theology                            THEO0536S01          13        ”

Spring              Theology of Wesley                            THEO0633S01           12        ”

Winter             Systematic Theology I                         THEO0532S01           37        ”
Winter             Theology of the Human
Person                                                 THEO0646S01            30      ”
Winter             Holiness (ThM Seminar)                     INTD0930S01 3                     ”

    2001-2002
              Fall             Systematic Theology II            THEO0532SO1       62 students
Fall             Work of Charles Wesley         THEO0643SO1       12     ”
Fall             Philosophy                               THEO0539SO1      10    ”

Winter        Spirit of Methodism                  THEO0857SO2       10     ”
Winter         Systematic Theology I             THEO0531SO1        73    ”
Winter         Theology of Luther                  THEO0634SO2        15    ”

 

VI: SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Invited Addresses

The Seasons of the Christian Life, Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, ( Singapore , 2006)

Wesley Then and Now, Biblical Graduate School of Theology , ( Singapore , 2006)

Friendship, Hospitality and Ecumenism – from a Wesleyan Perspective, Wesleyan Theological Society, ( Kansas City , 2006)

Theology: Does It Help?
      Why Theology – at All?
      Martin Luther’s Theologica Crucis: An Exemplification of “The Cross is Our Theology”,
      Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections as an Instrument of Spiritual Discernment,
      John Wesley on Christian Perfection: A Word for the Church Catholic from aEcumenical Thinker, Presbyterian College , McGill University , ( Montreal , 2006)

Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections: An Aid to Spiritual Discernment, Center for Mentorship and Theological Reflection, ( Toronto , 2005)

The Sufficiency, Supremacy and Finality of Jesus Christ, Perichoresis North Conference, ( Mississauga , 2005)

A Comment on the History of Christian Anti-Semitism, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, ( Toronto , 2005)

Martin Luther for Today, Ottawa Summer School of Biblical and Theological Studies, ( Ottawa , 2004)

John Calvin on The Knowledge of God, Scripture, and Sin, Wycliffe College , University of Toronto , ( Toronto , 2004)

John Calvin’s Doctrine of Preaching and Calvin’s Sermon on Ephesians 2:8-10: An Illustration of His Theology, Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection, ( Toronto , 2004)

Luther’s Theologia Crucis, Perichoresis North Conference, ( Oakville , 2003)

C.S. Lewis and the Psalms,  C.S. Lewis Society of Toronto , ( Toronto , 2003)

God’s Re-Assertion of His Holiness; God’s Re-Establishing of Ours, The Salvation Army, Manitoba and Northwest Ontario Division, (Winnipeg, 2003)

A Theology for Preacher and Witness, Ottawa Summer School of Theology , ( Ottawa , 2003)

A Christian’s Reflection upon Terrorist Attack, “Jewish, Christian and Islamic Responses to ‘9/11′”, Jewish-Christian Dialogue of Toronto , ( Toronto , 2002)

The Catholic Wesley, Ottawa Summer School of Theology , ( Ottawa , 2002)

John Wesley and the Law of God in the Book of Romans, University of Toronto ( Toronto , 200

An Assessment of Jeremy Begbie’s Theology, Music and Time, Trinity College, University of Toronto, May, 2001.)

Neither Calvin nor Wesley but Schleiermacher or Whose Theology is Operative in The United Church of Canada ?, Canadian Methodist Historical Society, June, 2000.

Martin Luther and John Calvin on Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22: Hope as the Reconciliation of Promise and Command, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, November, 2000.)

Holiness: The Neglected Dimension of Scripture, The Salvation Army College For Officer Training, Toronto , 1999.

A Note On Wesley’s Challenge Concerning Christian Perfection: “Can You Find Anything More Amiable Than This?  Anything More Desirable?, Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, Oxford , UK , 1997.)

Ministry in the Twenty-First Century, McMaster Divinity College , 1995

John Calvin: Theologian and Pastor, and Puritan Vigour and the Christian Life, Ottawa Summer School of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1993.)

The Victory of Jesus Christ Over The Principalities and Powers: An Exposition of the Work of William Stringfellow and Jacques Ellul, Ottawa Summer School of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1992.

A Root of Anti-Semitism, Equity Studies Centre, Toronto Board of Education, 1992.)

From New Connexion Methodist To William Booth: Retention and Repudiation, Canadian Methodist Historical Society, 1991.)

Elemental Christian Doctrine, Ottawa Summer School of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1991.)

Academic Lectures, William and Catherine Booth College , February, 1990.

Lesser-Known Personages of the Reformation, Ottawa Summer School of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1990.

Discrimination:  A Prejudice Born of Pietism, Ontario Christian Teachers’ Association, October, 1990.)

Systems of Theology in Review, Ottawa Summer School of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1989

Concerning the Jewish People: Was Luther a Son of Paul? The Catherine Gilbert Memorial Lecture, Toronto School of Theology , University of Toronto , 1987.

Is There Ethics in Business?, York University , Toronto , 1986

Is Christianity Necessarily Antisemitic?, Adath Israel Synagogue, 1986.

Calvin’s Christology:  A Contradiction of Reprobation?, McGill University , Montreal , 1986.

A History of the Church’s Mistreatment of Jewish People, Gathering ’85: A Symposium for Holocaust Survivors and Their Children, Ottawa , 1985.

A Religious Root of Antisemitism, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto , 1985.

The Life and Teaching of John Calvin, York University , Toronto , 1981.

The Ecclesiology of John Calvin, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto , 1976.

Activities

Calvin Studies Society of North America
Canadian Evangelical Theological Association
Canadian Methodist Historical Society
Canadian Philosophical Association
The Canadian Society of Presbyterian History
The Charles Wesley Society
The International Jacques Ellul Society
Karl Barth Society of North America
Kierkegaard Circle of Toronto
PEN Canada
Thomas F. Torrance Fellowship
Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium
World Methodist Historical Society
The Tyndale Society
The Writers’ Union of Canada

Awards

The R. Russell Fleming Scholarship in the General Course, Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1963.

The Prince of Wales Gold medal, Victoria University, 1965.

The Jean Preston Yoshioka Memorial Scholarship: First in Systematic Theology, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1968.

The W.J. Watt Prize in Christian Education, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1968.

The Emmanuel College General Proficiency Scholarship, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1969.

The John W. Billes Scholarship for Session 1968-1969, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.

The Gordon Hamilton Award: First in General Proficiency in the second year, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1969.

The Charles Wesley Webb Prize: first in the basic course in the first year and one elective in the second year in New Testament, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1969.

The Rowell Scholarship: to the student of the second year who stands first in the work in Church History, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1969.

The Principal and Mrs. Richard Davidson Memorial Scholarship: first in Homiletics in the basic course in Public Worship, Emmanuel College University of Toronto, 1969.

The Emmanuel College General Proficiency Scholarship, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The John W. Billes Scholarship for Session 1969-1970, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.

The Elizabeth Webb Prize in Old Testament and New Testament Literature over the three years, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The Francis Huston Wallace Prize: first in New Testament, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The John Dow Scholarship: first in the basic course and at least two electives in New Testament over the regular three year course, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The William Robert Young Prize: first in Church History over the three years, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The T.B. Kilpatrick Prize: first in at least two elective courses in Systematic Theology, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The Reverend Ezekiel Richardson Scholarship in Biblical and Doctrinal Preaching, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The Albert Wallace Scholarship in Homiletics, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The Reverend William J.H. Smyth Prizes for Stewardship Sermons, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The Edward Wilson Wallace Postgraduate Scholarship, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The Postgraduate Fellowship (A.J. Mitchell Bequest), Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

The Sanford Gold Medal in Divinity, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970.

Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution in the Fields of Historical-Systematic Theology and Preaching, Center for Mentorship and Theological Reflection, 2004

Scholarship Excellence Award, Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2006

 

VII: PUBLICATIONS

1. Scholarly Books

The Nature and Function of Faith In The Theology of John Calvin (Macon, Mercer University Press, 1983) ISBN: 0-86554-066-7

[Second printing: ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2004)  ISBN: 1-57383-328-2]

2. Scholarly Articles/Chapters

            The Methodist Tradition in Canada , Encyclopaedia of Religions in Canada ,  ( Toronto , Harper Collins) [forthcoming]

Judging Ellul’s Jonah, The Ellul Forum For the Critique of Technological Civilization, ( Berkley , The International Jacques Ellul Society, October 2005) pp. 16-17

The Epistle to the Romans as Wesley’s Cure for Antinomian and Moralist Alike,  Theopedia, (___, July 2005) [reprinted electronically]

John Wesley and the Law of God in the Book of RomansReading Romans:  Encounters with the Epistle to the Romans Through the Centuries, ( Medford , Brazos Press, 2005) pp.149-168

         Charles Wesley: 1707-1788, Touchstone: Heritage and Theology in a New Age, ( Winnipeg , University of Winnipeg , Sept. 2004) pp.35-44

International Kierkegaard Commentary: Vol. 21 (For Self-Examination and Judge for Yourself!), Robert L. Perkins, ed., International Journal of Systematic Theology ( Oxford, January 2004) pp.85-90  [review article]

John Wesley (1703-1791): A Tri-Centennial Appreciation, Touchstone: Heritage and Theology in a New Age, ( Winnipeg , University of Winnipeg , Sept. 2003) pp.107-120

Music, Theology and Time, Jeremy S. Begbie, International Journal of Systematic Theology ( Oxford , Summer, 2003) pp.243-247  [review article]

Sharing, Sharing, Sharing;
Tell Me the Old, Old Story;
Ridiculousness or Ravishment;
Of Enemies, Violence, Sacrifice and Life’s Crosses;
Living for the Present;
Glory, Grace and Gratitude;
Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ;
No Dabbling Here;
Three Deaths;
Promises, Promises, Promises;
The Lord’s Supper;
Terror and Tragedy;
Joseph;
The Good Samaritan;
A Note on God’s Love
Strathy Corpus of Canadian English, ( Kingston , Queen’s University, 2002) [electronic] [Published jointly by University of Liverpool and University of Cambridge ]

Egerton Ryerson: From Methodist Itinerant to Chief Superintendent of Education, Touchstone: Heritage and Theology in a New Age, ( Winnipeg , University of Winnipeg , September 2002) pp.38-46

The Trinity against the Spirit of Unitarianism, The Trinity: An Essential for Faith in Our Time, (Napp.anee, Herald Press, 2002) pp. 179-196

Thomas Oden, Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, (Downer’s Grove, IVP, 2002) pp.484-487

Jacobus Arminius, Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, (Downer’s Grove, IVP, 2002) pp.18-20

Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22: Hope as the Reconciliation of Promise and CommandTeach Me Your Paths: Essays in Old Testament Literature and Theology, (Toronto , Clements Publishing, 2001) pp. 9-38

Neither Calvin nor Wesley but Schleiermacher: Whose Theology is Operative in The United Church of Canada?Papers of the Canadian Methodist Historical Society, Volume 13, ( Toronto , Canadian Methodist Historical Society, 2000)  pp.203-211

A Note On Wesley’s Challenge Concerning Christian Perfection: “Can You Find Anything More Amiable Than This?  Anything More Desirable?, Papers of the Canadian Methodist Historical Society, Volume 12, (Toronto, Canadian Methodist Historical Society, 1999) pp.18-43

Foreword to Ecclesiastical Minefields, Outerbridge, Ross and Kary, (Toronto, Or Emet Publishing, 1994) pp.xxv-xxix

From New Connexion Methodist To William Booth, Papers of the Canadian Methodist Historical Society, Volume 9 (Toronto, Canadian Methodist Historical Society, 1993) pp. 91-107

Response to The Kingdom of Christ According To Bucer and Calvin (Willem van’t Spijker), Calvin and the State, P. de Klerk, ed., (Grand Rapids, Calvin Studies Society, 1993) pp.133-136

“…That We May Perfectly Love Thee: John Wesley and Sanctification”, Touchstone: Heritage and Theology in a New Age, (Winnipeg, University of Winnipeg, May, 1988) pp.27-37

Calvin’s Doctrine of Church, Ministry and SacramentsPapers of the Canadian Methodist Historical Society  (Toronto, Canadian Methodist Historical Society, 1978) pp. 53-62

Calvin’s Doctrine of JustificationPapers of the Canadian Methodist Historical Society, (Toronto, Canadian Methodist Historical Society, 1978) pp. 63-72

Calvin’s Doctrine of SanctificationPapers of the Canadian Methodist Historical Society, (Toronto, Canadian Methodist Historical Society, 1978) pp. 73-82

3. Audio Tapes

Why Should a Christian Study Philosophy?, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2000)

Philosophy for Understanding Theology, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2000)

The Theology of John Wesley, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2001)

The Theology of John Calvin, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2001)

Is Jesus Both God and Human?, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2001)

Is Jesus the Only Way to God?, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2001)

Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Prayer: A Theological Investigation, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2001)

The Theology of Martin Luther, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2002)

Soren Kierkegaard and the Birth of Existentialism” (Vancouver, Regent College, 2002)

Historical Theology, ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2003)

Luther’s Theologica Crucis, ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2003)  

Theology of John Wesley, ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2004)

Theology of the Human Person, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2005)

 

4. Compact Discs

The Spirituality of Luther, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2002)

The Spirituality of Wesley, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2002)

Calvin and Predestination (Vancouver, Regent College, 2002)

Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Prayer: A Theological Investigation (Vancouver, Regent College, 2002)

Historical Theology (MP3) ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2003)

Luther’s Theologia Crucis, ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2003)

Calvin’s Theology of Preaching, ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2004)

The Theology of John Wesley  ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2004)

What is Theology?, ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2005)

Theology of the Human Person (Vancouver, Regent College , 2005)

Systematic Theology (Part I) ( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2005)

Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections: An Instrument for Spiritual Discernment, ( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2005)

Daniel, The Den of Lions, and Christians of Any Era, ( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2005)

Reflections on Paul Molnar’s Divine Freedom and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2005)

The Supremacy, Sufficiency and Finality of Jesus Christ, ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2006)

Concerning Intercessory Prayer, ( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2006)

The Doctrine of the Trinity, ( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2006)

The Doctrine of Scripture, ( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2006)

Postmodernism and Christian Faith, ( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2006)

Neither Epicurean nor Stoic but Christian,( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2006)
5.  MP3s

Historical Theology, ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2003)

The Theology of John Wesley, ( Vancouver , Regent College , 2004)

Theology of the Human Person, (Vancouver, Regent College, 2005)

Systematic Theology I, ( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2005)

Systematic Theology II, ( Toronto , Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2006)

6. Pamphlets

The Theology of John Wesley: Lecture Notes and Handouts (Toronto, Clements Publishing, 2002) ISBN: 1-894667-04-2

The Theology of John Calvin: Lecture Notes and Handouts (Toronto, Clements Publishing, 2002) ISBN: 1-894667-16-6

Philosophy for Understanding Theology: Lecture Notes and Handouts (Toronto, Clements Publishing,2002) ISBN: 1-894667-15-8

The Theology of Martin Luther: Lecture Notes and Handouts (Toronto, Clements Publishing, 2002) ISBN: 1-894667-23-9

7. Scholarly Book Reviews

          Watching and Praying: Personality Transformation in Eighteenth Century British Methodism,

The Great Passion: An Introduction to Karl Barth’s Theology, Eberhard Busch, Toronto Journal of Theology ( Toronto , Fall 2005)

W. Stanford Reid: An Evangelical in the Academy, A. Donald MacLeod, Toronto Journal of Theology ( Toronto , Fall 2005)

Divine Freedom and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity, Paul D. Molnar, Toronto Journal of Theology ( Toronto , Fall 2005)

The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin, Donald McKim, ed., International Journal of Systematic Theology ( Oxford , March, 2005)

The Reformation: A History, Patrick Collinson, Toronto Journal of Theology (Toronto, Spring, 2005)

On Thinking the Human: Resolutions of Difficult Notions, Robert W. Jenson, Canadian Evangelical Review ( Edmonton, Fall 2004)

The Rebirth of Orthodoxy: Signs of New Birth in Christianity, Thomas C. Oden, Canadian Evangelical Review (Edmonton , Fall 2004)

Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch, John Webster, Toronto Journal of Theology   ( Toronto , Fall 2004)

The Theology of the Reformed Confessions, Karl Barth, Canadian Evangelical Review ( Edmonton , Spring 2004)

The Redemption & Restoration of Man in the Theology of Richard Baxter, James I. Packer, Canadian Evangelical Review (Edmonton, Spring 2004)

The Two Reformations: The Journey from the Last Days to the New World, Heiko A. Oberman, Toronto Journal of Theology (Toronto, Spring 2004)

Holiness, John Webster, Toronto Journal of Theology (Toronto, Spring 2004)

The Honour of God and Human Salvation: Calvin’s Theology According to His  Institutes, Marijn de Kroon, Toronto Journal of Theology (Toronto, Fall, 2003)

Ever Against the Stream: The Politics of Karl Barth, 1906-1968, Frank Jehle, Toronto Journal of Theology (Toronto, Spring, 2003)

The Christian Faith: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Colin E. Gunton, Toronto Journal of Theology, (Toronto, Spring, 2003)

Hugh Price Hughes, Christopher Oldstone-Moore, Canadian Evangelical Review (Edmonton, Spring 2003)

Calvin: A Biography, Bernard Cottret,  Canadian Evangelical Review, (Edmonton , Spring, 2003)

The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth, John Webster (ed.), Canadian Evangelical Review, (Edmonton, Spring, 2003)

The Methodist Church on the Prairies: 1896-1914, University of Toronto Quarterly, (Toronto, January, 2003)

How to Read T.F. Torrance: Understanding his Trinitarian & Scientific Theology, Elmer M. Colyer, Toronto Journal of Theology, (Toronto, Fall, 2002)

A Scientific Theology, Volume One: Nature, Alister E. McGrath, Canadian Evangelical Review (Edmonton, Fall, 2002)

The Promise of Trinitarian Theology: Theologians in Dialogue with T.F. Torrance, Elmer M. Colyer, Canadian Evangelical Review (Edmonton, Fall, 2002)

Law and Gospel: Philip Melanchthon’s Debate with John Agricola of Eisleben over Poenitentia, Timothy J.Wengert, Canadian Evangelical Review (Edmonton, Spring, 2002)

The Binding of God: Calvin’s Role in the Development of Covenant Theology, Peter A. Lillback, Canadian Evangelical Review (Edmonton, Spring, 2002)

Lesslie Newbigin: A Theological Life, Geoffrey Wainwright, Toronto Journal of Theology, (Toronto, Fall, 2001)

A Handbook of Contemporary Theology, David. L. Smith, Canadian Evangelical Review, (Edmonton, Spring, 2001)

The Concept of Equity in Calvin’s Ethics, Guenther H. Haas, Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, (Regina, Spring, 2001)

For Our Salvation, Geoffrey Wainwright, Toronto Journal of Theology, (Toronto, Spring, 1999).

The Concept of Equity in Calvin’s Ethics, Guenther H. Haas, Toronto Journal of Theology, (Toronto, Fall, 1998)

 Martin Luther: The Preservation of the Church, 1532 – 1546, Martin Brecht, Toronto Journal of Theology, (Toronto, Spring, 1997)

Trojan Horse, Donald L. Faris, Theological Digest, (Burlington, January 1990)

Science and the Gospel, Victor H. Fiddes, Theological Digest, (Burlington, January, 1989)

8. Professional and Popular Writings
Books

Our Evangelical Faith (Toronto, Clements Publishing, 2006)   ISBN: 1-894667-84-0

Ponder and Pray (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, 1985)  ISBN: 0-88622-177-3

[Second Edition (Mississauga, Light and Life Press, 1993)]

[Third Edition (Toronto, Clements Publishing, 2002)]   ISBN: 1-894667-03-4

Witnesses to the Word (Toronto, Clements Publishing, 2001)   ISBN: 1-89466-00-X

[Turkish translation: Istanbul, 2004.  ISBN: 975-8318-81-0]

Seasons of Grace (Carp, Creative Bound, 1994)   ISBN: 0-921165-36-6

[Second Edition: (Toronto, Clements Publishing, 2001)   ISBN: 1-894667-01-8]

So Great a Cloud of Witnesses (Mississauga, Light and Life Press, 1993) ISBN: 0‑919201-10-5

Making Sense of Christian Faith: Understood, Challenged and Lived (Burlington, G.R. Welch, 1987) ISBN: 1-55011-029-2

Articles
2006
We Believe in…the Holy Scriptures;
We Believe in…the Holy Trinity;
We Believe in…our Lord Jesus Christ;
We Believe in…Salvation by Faith;
We Believe in…he Holy Spirit;
We Believe in…the Church as Christ’s Body;
We Believe in…the Day of Judgment.
Christianity.ca, ( Toronto , Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, March 2006) [reprinted electronically]

We Believe in The Day of Judgment, Faith Today, ( Toronto , March/April 2006)

Bishop J.C. RyleFellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , March 2006)

Women Preachers in Early Day Methodism, Daily Devotions, (___, January 2006) [reprinted electronically]

We Believe in The Church as Christ’s Body, Faith Today, ( Toronto , January/February 2006)

2005
Women Preachers in Early Day MethodismDevotions for Women, (___, December 2005) [reprinted electronically]

Love Means ‘I Want You To Be’, Mosaic, (Toronto, December/January 2005/06) [reprinted]

John Wesley,  The Nassau Guardian, (Nassau, October 2005) [reprinted]

On Reformation Sunday, A Note Concerning William Tyndale. (Lima, Ohio, CSS Publishing Company, October 2005) [published electronically]

We Believe in The Holy Spirit, Faith Today, (Toronto, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, November/December 2005)

We Believe in Salvation by Faith, Faith Today, (Toronto, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, September/October 2005)

John Knox, Resources on The Scot’s Reformation (1546 – 1660): John Knox (1505-1572), Andrew Melville, Robert Bruce, James Stewart (Moray), Mary Queen of Scots, Mary of Guise, James (VI) I, (_________, August 2005) [reprinted electronically]

Pope John Paul II: An AssessmentFellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September 2005)

Susanna Annesley, Methodist Archives and Research Centre, (Manchester, John Rylands University Library, August 2005) [reprinted electronically]

Calvin on Prayer, Channels, (Toronto, Presbyterian Renewal Fellowship, July 2005)

Almost Christian, Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, July 2005) [reprinted electronically]

We Believe in Our Lord Jesus Christ, Faith Today, (Toronto, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, July/August 2005)

We Believe in The Holy Trinity, Faith Today, (Toronto, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, May/June 2005)

Mandate for a Congregation, Homiletics, (Canton, Communication Resources of Canton, May/June 2005)

We Believe in The Holy Scriptures,, Faith Today, ( Toronto, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, March/April 2005)

Griffith Jones, 1683 – 1761 ( New Rochelle, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, March 2005) [reprinted electronically]

He is Coming, But Who is He? Four Judgements about Jesus, Theological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, March 2005)

Pursuing Freedom in the Body of Christ, (Toronto, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, May 2005( [reprinted electronically]

John Knox, The Irish Theological Association, (Dublin, The Irish Theological Association, February 2005) [reprinted electronically]

Teresa of Avila, European History, (http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/teresaofavila/, February 2005) [reprinted electronically)

Menno Simons, Anabaptist Network, (——-, February 2005) [reprinted electronically]

Heinrich Bullinger: 1504-1575, Touchstone: Heritage and Theology in a New Age, (Winnipeg , University of Winnipeg, January 2005)

Repentance, Church Alive, ( Burlington , Church Alive, January 2005) [reprinted electronically]

Pursuing Freedom in the Body of Christ, New Direction for Life Ministries of Canada , (Toronto, January 2005)

Jacques Ellul, Theory of Technology: Studies of Human Artefacts as Cause and Consequence of Socio-Cultural Development, ( Denver , University of Colorado at Denver; School of Education , Jan. 2005) [reprinted electronically]

2004
Susanna Wesley, Methodist Archives and Research Centre, (Manchester, John Rylands University Library, December 2004) [reprinted electronically]

Francis Asbury, Methodist Archives and Research Centre, (Manchester, John Rylands University Library, December 2004) [reprinted electronically]

On the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Heinrich Bullinger, Reformer, Institut fur schweizerische Reformationgeschichte, ( Zurich , University of Zurich, Dec. 2004) [reprinted electronically]

What Do We Mean by ‘Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ?’, Homiletics, ( Canton , Communication Resources of Canton , Nov./Dec. 2004)

Julian of Norwich , Holy Trinity Newsletter, ( Utrecht , Holy Trinity Newsletter, December 2004) [reprinted electronically]

A Legacy of Journalism, a Vision for a NationThe United Church Observer, ( Toronto , November 2004)

The Canadian Martyrs, Christianity.ca, ( Toronto , Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, October 2004 [reprinted electronically]

Daniel Berrigan, S.J., Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , September 2004)

Crucial Words in the Christian Vocabulary: Repentance, Theological Digest & Outlook, ( Burlington , September 2004)

Helmut Thielicke, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , June, 2004)

John the Baptist and Jesus, Christianity.ca, ( Toronto , Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, May 2004) [reprinted electronically]

Oscar Romero, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , March 2004)

On Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians: The People of the Gospel ( Mississauga , World Team, March 2004)

C.S. Lewis and the Imprecatory Psalms, Theological Digest & Outlook, ( Burlington , March 2004)

Contemplating Wesley, Christianity.ca, ( Toronto , Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, February 2004) [reprinted]

Mother Julian of Norwich ,  Seabury Western Theological Seminary, ( Evanston , Jan. 2004) [reprinted electronically]

2003
Martin Luther King, jr., Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, December 2003)

Questions Jesus Asked: “What’s Your Name?” (Mark 5:9), Theological Digest & Outlook, ( Burlington , September 2003)

Celebrating John Wesley: A Man Consumed with Love for his God and his Neighbour, The Free Methodist Herald, ( Mississauga , September/October 2003)

Not Glued but Grafted,  Faith Today, ( Toronto , Evangelical Fellowship of Canada , September 2003)

Maximilian Kolbe, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , September, 2003)

Hugh Price Hughes, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , June, 2003)

Contemplating Wesley, The United Church Observer, ( Toronto , June, 2003)

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , March, 2003)

2002
My Spiritual Debt to Martin LutherThe Canadian Lutheran, ( Edmonton , October, 2002)

The Canadian MartyrsFellowship Magazine,  ( Barrie , September, 2002)

“Our Doctrines”, Theological Digest & Outlook, ( Burlington , September,   2002)

John the Baptist and Jesus, Theological Digest & Outlook, ( Burlington , March, 2002)

Honouring Martin Niemoeller, the Pastor Who Defied Hitler (reprinted)Common Ground, ( Vancouver , January 2002)

Adolphus Egerton RyersonFellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , March, 2002)

Thomas Clark Oden, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , June, 2002)

2001
Jacobus Arminius, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , March, 2001)

Pentecost, Faith Today, ( Toronto , May, 2001)

Women Preachers in Early-Day Methodism, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , June 2001)

Science and the Word: Thomas Torrance, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , September 2001)

Griffith Jones: First Light of Revival, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , December, 2001)

Running the Race in the Pursuit of Excellence, Theological Digest & Outlook, ( Burlington , September, 2001)

Lord’s Supp.er: Last Supp.er, Family Supp.er, Future/Final Supp.er, Theological Digest & Outlook, ( Burlington , September, 2001)

Two Kinds of KnowingScience and Faith, ( Cape Town , South Africa , October 2001)

2000
William Tyndale, (reprinted), The Free Methodist Church , ( Mississauga , Free Methodist Church in Canada , January/February, 2000)

The Educational Ministry of the Church, Theological Digest & Outlook,( Burlington , March, 2000)

Thomas CranmerFellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , March, 2000)

The Coming Revival, (reprinted) Horizons, ( Toronto , The Salvation Army, March/April, 2000)

Thomas Cranmer, (reprinted), The Free Methodist Herald, ( Mississauga , Free Methodist Church in Canada , May/June, 2000.)

John FletcherFellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , June, 2000)

From Power to Effectiveness: Learning to be Salt in a Post-Christian SocietyThe Free Methodist Herald, ( Mississauga , Free Methodist Church in Canada , July/August, 2000)

Julian of Norwich , Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , September, 2000)

The Cross of Christ, Horizons,  ( Toronto , The Salvation Army, Nov./Dec., 2000)

Jan Hus, Fellowship Magazine, ( Barrie , December, 2000)

How Did We Get Here? or The Origins of the Operative Theology of The United Church of Canada Theological Digest & Outlook, ( Burlington , March, 2000)

The Educational Ministry of the Church, Theological Digest & Outlook,( Burlington , March, 2000)

Love Means “I Want You to Be”, Theological Digest & Outlook, ( Burlington , August, 2000.)

1999
C.S. Lewis” (reprinted), The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, January/February, 1999)

Millennium Predictions, Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, March, 1999)

Francis Asbury” (reprinted), The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, March/April, 1999)

“Follow Me!”: Seven Questions on Discipleship, Horizons, (Toronto, The Salvation Army, May/June, 1999)

John Newton” (reprinted), The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, May/June, 1999)

When Christ Returns, Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, June, 1999)

Foreword to Lowly Manger, Empty Tomb, E. Alan Roberts, (Raleigh, Pentland Press, 1999)

Barbara Heck” (reprinted), The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, July/August, 1999)

Soren Kierkegaard, Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September, 1999)

Karl Barth” (reprinted), The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, September/October, 1999)  

William and Catherine Booth” (reprinted)The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, November/December, 1999)

Thomas Watson, Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, December, 1999)

“What is Man?” or “Does Theology Matter?”, Theological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, March 1999)

You Asked For A Sermon On Postmodernism, Theological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, September, 1999)

1998
Predicament and Provision, The Free Methodist Herald, ( Mississauga , Free Methodist Church in Canada , Jan./Feb, 1998).

A Soldier of Christ, Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, March, 1998).

Modern Saints and Prophets?,  The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, March/April, 1998).

What Are We?,  The Free Methodist Herald, ( Mississauga , Free Methodist Church in Canada , May/June, 1998).

A Tribute to a Spiritual Mentor ,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, June, 1998).

On God, Hockey and Children,  The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, July/August, 1998)

What in the World is Wesley Day?,   The Free Methodist Herald,  (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, July/August, 1998)

Teresa of Avila ,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September, 1998)

Loving Our Enemies,  Horizons, (Toronto, The Salvation Army, Nov./Dec., 1998)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (reprinted), The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Nov./Dec, 1998)

Surprise Best Seller: The Heidelberg Catechism, Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, December, 1998)

Always to Pray and Never Lose Heart” (reprinted), The Messenger, (Steinbach, December, 1998)   Will the 21st Century be an Age of Religious Revival?, Books In Canada, (Toronto, The Canadian Review of Books Ltd., February, 1998)

 A Note on Intercession, Theological Digest & Outlook,  (Burlington, September, 1998)

Theology of Life, Theological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, September, 1998)

1997
Athanasius,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, March, 1997).

Proud to be Puritan,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, June, 1997).

A Flea for Methodism,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September, 1997).

Has The Church A Future?,  Horizons, (Toronto, The Salvation Army, November, 1997).

Repentance and Life,  The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, Free Methodist Church in Canada, Nov./Dec., 1997).

A Note On Christian Maturity, Theological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, September, 1997).

The Ethics Of Organ TransplantsTheological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, September, 1997).

1996
A Tribute to Ross Salmon,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, January/February, 1996).

William Sangster,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, March/April, 1996).

William Sangster,  Christianity.ca, (Toronto, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, September 1996) [reprinted electronically.]

Ulrich Zwingli,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, Fall, 1996).

Almost Christian, Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, December, 1996).

Of Reason, The Gospel, and CatholicityTheological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, January, 1996).

1995
A Faith for All Seasons,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, January/February, 1995)

On Honouring A Foreparent In Faith: John Wesley and “The Duty Of Constant Communion”, Theological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, January, 1995).

John Wesley and the Witness of the Spirit, Theological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, July 1995).

Jonathan Edwards,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, April/May, 1995).

If Christ Be Not Raised From the DeadTheological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, July 1995).

Menno Simons,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, Nov./Dec. 1995).

1994
Neither Mist Nor Mud,  Theological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, January, 1994).  

John Knox,   Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, February/March, 1994).

A Guide Through The Minefield,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, May/June, 1994).

God the Holy Spirit,  Light and Life, (Indianapolis, June, 1994).

George MacDonald,   Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September/October, 1994).

Isaac Watts,   Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, November/December, 1994).

1993
Can A Recovery of the Doctrine of the Trinity Assist the Restoration of The United Church of Canada ?Theological Digest & Outlook, (Burlington, January, 1993.)

Francis Asbury,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, January/February, 1993).

John Wesley,  Fellowship Magazine, (( Barrie , March/April, 1993).

Eva Burrows,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, May/June, 1993).

Manifesto of the Real Revolution,  Abingdon Preacher’s Annual, (Nashville, Abingdon, 1993).

Rejoice Always,  Abingdon Preacher’s Annual, (Nashville, Abingdon, 1993).

How Does The Old(er) Testament Differ From The New(er)?, Theological Digest & Outlook,  (Burlington, July, 1993).

Retiring Bishop Faithful to Wesleyan Root,  Christian Week, (Winnipeg, August, 1993).

Susanna Annesley,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September/October, 1993).

Doctrine –  And The Shape Of One’s Life,   The Free Methodist Herald, (Mississauga, October, 1993).

Anthony Ashley Cooper (Earl of Shaftsbury),  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, December/January, 1993).

1992
Martin Niemoeller,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, January/February, 1992).

Barbara Heck,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, March/April, 1992).

William Stringfellow,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, May/June, 1992)

Jacques Ellul,   Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September/October, 1992).

William Wilberforce,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, November/December, 1992).

A Comment On “The Authority and Interpretation of Scripture”, Theological Digest, (Burlington, July, 1992).

1991
William and Catherine Booth,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, January/February, 1991).

John Calvin,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, March/April, 1991).

Charles Hadden Spurgeon,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, May/June, 1991).

George Whitefield,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September/October, 1991).

The Elder Brother,  Abingdon Preacher’s Annual, (Nashville, Abingdon, 1991).

What Price Gratitude?,  Abingdon Preacher’s Annual, (Nashville, Abingdon, 1991).

Karl Barth,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, November/December, 1991).

1990
Mother Teresa,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, January/February, 1990).

Charles Wesley,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, March/April, 1990).

William Tyndale,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, May/June, 1990).

C.S. Lewis,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, July/August, 1990).

John Bunyan,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September/October, 1990).

Dietrich Bonhoeffer,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, November/December, 1990).

1989
Suicide,  Presbyterian Record, (Toronto, March, 1989)

The Foundation of It All,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, March/April, 1989)

Luther,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, July/August, 1989)

Setting Forth Into A Brave New Theological World,  Christian Week,

John Newton,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, September/October, 1989).

Francis of Assisi ,  Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, November/December, 1989).

1988
Symbol of a Secular World: the Mall as Cathedral,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, March, 1988)

All Because of the Risen Christ,  Christian Week, (Winnipeg, March 1988)

Places A Challenge to Very Life of the Church,  Christian Week, ( Winnipeg , April 1988)

A Critique of “Towards a Christian Understanding of Sexual Orientations, Lifestyles and Ministry”, Channels, (Toronto, Presbyterian Renewal Fellowship, July 1988) [reprinted]

On Bearing One Another’s Burdens,  Not Necessarily My Best Sermon, (Toronto, The United Church Publishing House, August, 1988)

The United Church and Ordination of Active HomosexualsA Crisis of Understanding, (Burlington, G.R. Welch, 1988)

1987
Murder and the Cross,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, May, 1987)

Principalities, Powers:  Agents of Death,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, July, 1987).

Guilt and Grace in Abortion,  Christian Week, (Winnipeg, October, 1987)

The Word Became Flesh,  Christian Week, (Winnipeg, December, 1987)

The Walking Wounded,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, December, 1987)

1986
Always to Pray and Never Lose Heart,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, February, 1986)

A Search for Common Biblical Ground,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, June, 1986)

Finding the Lord For the Liberal Church ,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, August, 1986)

Journey to Iona and to Reconciliation,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, December, 1986)

1985
God’s Grace Also in the Mentally Ill,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, March, 1985)

The Risen Lord, Crowned as Crucified,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, April, 1985)

Holocaust Seeds in Christianity,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, May, 1985)

The Virgin Birth: God’s Gift of Hope,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, December, 1985)

1984
Honouring Our Parent, John Wesley,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, September, 1984)

Dumpster Dinners:  An Inner-City Sojourn,  The United Church Observer, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, December,1984)

1983
Who Needs a Saviour?,  Getting It All Together, (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, 1983)

1980
The Meaning of the Cross,   The United Church Observer: Perspective, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp.. 2-3  (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, 1980)

Faith and Sexuality,  A Spectrum of Theological Views in the United Church of Canada for the General Council, pp.. 20-21  (Toronto, The United Church of Canada, 1980)

 

Reviews

Bless Me, Father, For I Have Sinned, Q. Donoghue and L. Shapiro, Toronto , The United Church Observer, (The United Church of Canada, September, 1985)

Fortunate Exile, Irving Layton, Toronto , The United Church Observer, (The United Church of Canada , February, 1988).

The New International Commentary on James, Peter H. Davids, Fellowship Magazine, (Barrie, May/June, 1991)

Global Gods:  Exploring the Role of Religions in Modern Societies, David W. Shenk, Christian Week, (Winnipeg, November 5, 1996)

John Newton and the Evangelical Tradition, Bruce Hindmarsh, Christian Week, (Winnipeg, March 18, 1997)

  VIII: GRADUATE SUPERVISIONS

I am deployed in the setting and grading of PhD comprehensive examinations principally in Reformation             Studies, Modern Theology, Systematic Theology, and Eighteenth Century Studies) for students, chiefly in the doctoral programme at TST, University of Toronto , but also in other institutions as I am requested.  In addition I direct courses at U of T member colleges for MA, ThM and MTS students.

PhD comprehensive examinations (preparation and evaluation) (i) reason and revelation in Barth and Kaufman
(ii) reason and faith in Calvin, Edwards, Hodge and Warfield
(iii) the place of natural reason in fundamentalism and evangelicalism
Mr. George Coon 2003-04
TST, University of Toronto

PhD thesis co-supervision: The Deployment of Reason in the Transition from                                                                                           Fundamentalism to Evangelicalism
                       Mr. George Coon, 2003-
TST, University of Toronto

MA directed research in the work of John Wesley

Ms. Susan Carole, 2003

TST, University of Toronto

ThM thesis: The Concept of Sacrifice in the Theology of John Calvin

Mr. August Oku, 2003

TST, University of Toronto

ThD external examiner: John Wesley and the German Pietist Heritage: The                                                     Development of Hymnody

                        Mr. Paul Wagner, 2004

                        TST, University of Toronto

PhD directed research in the theology of John Calvin

Mr. Marcus Johnson, 2004

TST, University of Toronto

PhD directed research in the theology of Martin Luther

Mr. Marcus Johnson, 2005

TST, University of Toronto

PhD directed research in the theology of Martin Luther,

Mr. John Clark

TST, University of Toronto , 2005

PhD thesis: “John Wesley’s Doctrine of Preaching”

Rev. James Clubine

Graduate Theological Foundation, University of Oxford , 2005-

MA thesis: “The Doctrine of Assurance in the Theology of John Calvin, Jonathan                                            Edwards and John Wesley”

Mr. John Kiboi

TST, University of Toronto , 2005

PhD comprehensive examinations (preparation and examination)

(i) John Calvin’s Christology and Soteriology

(ii) The Doctrine of Justification in the History of the Church

(iii) The function of Unio Christi in John Calvin’s Theology

Mr. Marcus Johnson

TST, University of Toronto (2005)

PhD thesis: “‘ Union with Christ’ in the Theology of John Calvin”

Mr. Marcus Johnson

TST, University of Toronto (2005-)

PhD comprehensive examinations (preparation and examination)

(i) Faith and Reason in the Theology of Martin Luther

(ii) John Calvin’s Exposition of the Work of Christ

(iii) Desacralization and Sacralization in the Thought of Jacques Ellul

(iv) Comparison of John Calvin and the Westminster Theology Concerning the Nature and Function of Law in the Christian Life

Mr. John Clark

TST, University of Toronto (2005)

ThM thesis: “Martin Luther and John Calvin on the Relation of Faith and Works, with Attention to Their Exegesis of the Book of James”

Mr. Jeffery MacMillan

Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto (2005-2006)

PhD thesis: “Calvin’s Understanding of the Atonement”

Mr. John Clark

TST, University of Toronto (2005-)

PhD comprehensive examination (preparation and examination)

“Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections and the Influence of the Enlightenment

“John Calvin’s Unio Christi as an Aspect of Reformation Christology”

Mr. Jon Vickery

TST, University of Toronto (2005)

ThM thesis: “The Eucharistic Theology of Charles Wesley’s Hymns”

Mr. Matthew McEwen

Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto , 2005

PhD thesis: “The Role of Reason in the Theology of Thomas Goodwin and

Thomas Brooks”

Mr. Jon Vickery

TST, University of Toronto (2005-)

PhD thesis: “The ‘Principalities and Powers’ in William Stringfellow and the ‘Lordless Powers’ in Karl Barth: A Comparison”

Mr. Patrick McManus

TST, University of Toronto (2005-)

MTS directed research in the work of John Wesley

Capt. Justin Bradbury

TST University of Toronto (2006)

PhD comprehensive examination (preparation and examination)

“The Person and Work of Christ: P.T. Forsyth’s Response to Liberal Theology”

Scott Kindred-Barnes, TST, University of Toronto , 2006

ThD thesis: “The Trinitarian Theology of Jonathan Edwards”

Mr. Jonathan Li

TST, University of Toronto (2006-)

IX: RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

I am planning to research a book on nineteenth-century Canadian Methodist Theology.  The book will investigate the thought of the three most prominent Canadian Methodist theologians (Burwarsh, Nelles and Blewett), therein indicating what Methodism brought in 1925 to church union and the formation of The United Church of Canada.  In addition, the book will explore this matter as an aspect of Canadian intellectual history.

I am planning to turn my course, “Theology of the Human Person,” into a full-length book.

I am planning to research and write a monograph concerning John Calvin’s understanding of the “Majesty” of God.

Clements Publishing has asked me to re-write my 1987 book, Making Sense of Christian Faith: Understood, Lived, Challenged, as the publisher is convinced this book meets a need for a popular yet thoughtful articulation of the Christian faith beyond what is currently offered in the Alpha program.  In light of the years I have spent probing theology since the initial publication of the book, and in light of the purpose to which a new edition is to be put, it is essential that the book be expanded and the material amplified.  The ensuing book will therefore be approximately twice the length of the current book.  In other words, enough material will be added to produce what is, in effect, a new book.

The publisher has already reproduced the text of Making Sense electronically so as to facilitate re-development of the material as soon as opportunity permits.

The audio lectures of my course Theology of Martin Luther have been transcribed.  Since I now possess thirty-six hours of lectures in print form, I am currently turning this material into a book on Luther that aims at acquainting a thoughtful lay reader with the progenitor of the Protestant Reformation.

As a result of my being interviewed on radio CHIN ( Ottawa ) on the topic of the “Ornament of the World” (i.e., Christian-Jewish-Muslim coexistence in mediaeval Spain ) I shall shortly be added to Ottawa ’s “Jewish-Muslim Dialogue for the Next Generation”.  My non-partisan role in this organization will entail research concerning the history of the relationship, the nature of the relatively recent conflict, and the manner in which a Christian may assist both groups at the same time as Christians are added to the Dialogue.  A major area of research will be the role of Abraham and ‘Abrahamic faith’ as common to the three peoples who are alike ‘People of the Book’.

President Brian Stiller has asked me, together with the professors of the philosophy department, Tyndale University College , to write a four-part series of books that expound the faith and defend it in the wake of modernist and postmodernist attacks upon it.

Abingdon Press ( Nashville , Tennessee ) has asked me to write a book to be used by pastors in the USA .  The purpose of the book is to provide pastors with a vehicle for schooling their congregation in the theology, history and practice of prayer.  The book is to be more substantive than many of the manuals used currently.  I have been in contact with representatives at Abingdon Press and have informed them, for instance, that John Calvin has written more on prayer than any thinker in the history of the church.  For this reason more than a little of the book would arise from my knowledge of the Reformation.

Professor Daniel Wong, Tyndale University College , is currently editing a book on preaching.  He has commissioned me to contribute the chapter, “Preaching in the Reformational Tradition.”

Several people, not least the current Managing Editor of The United Church Observer, have told me I should put my writing skill to writing short fiction.  As a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada I have long been exposed to different kinds of writers (e.g., biographers and journalists), including novelists, short story writers, and poets.  I am eager to begin writing short fiction.  Once again, however, I am convinced I need a sabbatical leave in order to situate myself in the proper “space” required for this activity.