Published Works by Dr. Cottrell

BOOKS (Listed in order of publication)

His Way. Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 1973, 96pp.; second edition, 1980. Translated into Polish and Spanish. (This is based on one of my earliest courses, “Personal Christian Ethics.” It is an exposition of the ten commandments. It is a 13-lesson book meant to be used by Sunday School classes. Out of print.)

Being Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: God’s Wonderful Grace. Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 1976; 96pp. Reprint: Thirteen Lessons on Grace, Joplin, MO: College Press, 1988; 103pp.; now published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. Translated into Rawang, Tamil, Burmese, Spanish, and Lisu. (This is another 13- lesson book, based on the International Sunday School lesson Scriptures at that time. It incorporates some of my earliest thinking on the subject of grace, but not in a very logical order.)

Solid! The Authority of God’s Word. Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 1978. Reprint: The Authority of the Bible, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979; 94pp. Second reprint: Solid! The Authority of God’s Word, Joplin, MO: College Press, 1991, 123pp.; now published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. Translated into Arabic, Lisu, and Burmese. (This is another 13-lesson study. It covers on a popular level material from my “Word of God” course, on subjects such as the Bible’s inspiration and inerrancy.)

His Truth. Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 1980. Reprint: Joplin, MO: College Press, 1989; revised ed., 1992; 116pp.; now published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. Translated into Korean, Arabic, Lisu, Burmese, Rawang, Japanese, Russian, and Tamil. (13 brief lessons on the basics of systematic theology, especially the topics related to sin and salvation.)

The Bible Says. Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 1982. Reprint: Tough Questions, Biblical Answers (Part II), Joplin, MO: College Press, 1986, 128pp.; now published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. Translated into Polish. (Another 13-lesson study book, covering two of the four main categories of ethical problems: (1) justice & government, and (2) human life & personhood. I developed this material while teaching my “Ethics Seminar” course, which eventually became four separate courses.)

Tough Questions, Biblical Answers (Part I). Joplin, MO: College Press, 1985, 122pp.; now published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. Translated into Polish. (This 13-lesson study book covers the other two main categories of ethical problems: (1) sexuality and marriage, and (2) economics and ownership. This was originally written as a sequel to The Bible Says at the request of Standard Publishing; but when they saw the contents of some of the chapters, they refused to print it. That is when I turned to College Press as my main publisher.)

What The Bible Says About God the Creator. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1983, 518pp.; now published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. (This and the next two volumes were originally intended to be a single volume called What the Bible Says About God. My long-windedness got the better of me, and College Press graciously consented to let me publish the material in three volumes. This one covers God’s work of creation and the divine attributes most obviously displayed therein.)

What the Bible Says About God the Ruler. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1984, 465pp.; now published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. Translated into Russian. (This sequel to God the Creator deals with the general subject of divine providence, or how God intervenes in and interacts with the ongoing universe. One of its main themes is an analysis and refutation of Calvinism’s main doctrine, i.e., its understanding of the sovereignty of God as it relates to human “free will.”)

What the Bible Says About God the Redeemer. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1987, 598pp.; now published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. (Centered around the redemptive work of Christ, this volume covers divine attributes such as the Trinity, righteousness, holiness, wrath, love, grace, and immutability.)

Baptism: A Biblical Study. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1989; new edition, 2006, 171pp.. Translated into Russian, Tamil, and Chinese. (This book is an exposition of the 12 main NT texts that relate in some way to the meaning or purpose of baptism. Honest exegesis shows that all 12 passages depict baptism as a salvation event.)

Feminism and the Bible: An Introduction to Feminism for Christians. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1992, 358pp. (This introductory volume explains the four main types of feminism—Secular, Goddess, Liberal Christian, and Evangelical Christian—and how they relate to the Bible. Out of print.)

Gender Roles and the Bible: Creation, the Fall, and Redemption. A Critique of Feminist Biblical Interpretation. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1994, 319pp. (The main point of this volume is to show how feminists—especially evangelical feminists—break all the commonly-accepted rules of hermeneutics or Biblical interpretation, in their effort to defend egalitarianism. This book covers creation, the fall, Jesus and the gospels, and Galatians 3:28.)

Faith’s Fundamentals: Seven Essentials of Christian Belief. Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 1995, 95pp.; now published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. Translated into Arabic and Spanish. (When Gene Wigginton was chief editor of Standard Publishing, he came across the concept of “the fundamentals” as set forth by the original “fundamentalism.” He asked me to write a small book presenting the “fundamentals” for today. That is the point of this book.)

Romans, 2 vols., “The College Press NIV Commentary.” Joplin, MO: College Press, 1996 (vol. I, 525pp.), 1998 (vol. II, 499pp.). Condensed, one-volume edition (with much help from Terry Chaney), 2005, 559pp. (This is my only commentary. It is primarily theological and exegetical, with minimal attention to textual and background issues. Much attention is devoted to Calvinism’s favorite sections, e.g., Romans 9.)

The Faith Once for All: Bible Doctrine for Today. Joplin, MO: College Press, 2002; 624pp. Translated into Russian, Arabic, and Spanish . (This is a systematic theology, treating the various Biblical subjects in a logical order. When people ask me how long it took to write this work, I usually say, “About 40 years.” I.e., it is the fruit of a lifetime of study about and reflection upon the contents of the Bible. Its orientation is Arminian, cessationist, and amillennial.)

The Holy Spirit: A Biblical Study. Joplin, MO: College Press, 2006, 131pp. (This small work contains 10 lessons on the Holy Spirit as I have presented them over the years in local churches. It forms a “matching set” with Baptism: A Biblical Study.)

Power from on High: What the Bible Says about the Holy Spirit. Joplin, MO: College Press, 2007, 505pp. (This volume contains all the material from my course on “The Holy Spirit,” plus much more.)

Headship, Submission, and the Bible: Gender Roles in the Home. Joplin, MO: College Press, 2008, 334pp. (This is a sequel to Gender Roles and the Bible, mentioned above. It examines the Biblical data and the feminist distortions of NT texts dealing with headship and submission, especially in the home. It shows how the feminist doctrines of “head [kephale] = source” and “mutual submission” are myths: theology ex nihilo.)

Bible Prophecy and End Times: Twelve Sermons. Joplin, MO: College Press, 2008, 59pp. (These are word- for-word outlines in 8½ x11 format of sermons preached at Miamitown [OH] Church of Christ, presenting on a popular level the material on eschatology in The Faith Once for All.)

Set Free: What the Bible Says About Grace. Joplin, MO: College Press, 2009, 401pp. Translated into Korean. (This book contains the present [2010] content of my seminary course on “The Doctrine of Grace,” which I have taught over 75 times to nearly 2,000 students. In essence it is a challenge to legalistic Restorationists who still teach works-salvation, and to Zwinglian Evangelicals who have abandoned the Biblical teaching on baptism as a grace event.)

God Most High: What the Bible Says about God the Creator, Ruler and Redeemer. Joplin, MO: College Press, 2012. (This is my most recent work. It is a condensation of the three large books on God as listed above. It has been updated, and it contains a CD with the complete contents of the three original works.)

Saved by Grace: The Essence of Christianity. Mason, OH: The Christian Restoration Association, 2017, 128pp. (Twenty-four short studies summarizing this very important doctrine of grace.)

Studies in First Peter: 35 Lessons for Personal or Group Study. Mason, OH: The Christian Restoration Association, 2017, 320pp. (This is an exposition of this book of the New Testament. It explains Peter’s thoughts for us paragraph by paragraph [sometimes verse by verse]. Sample chapter titles: “Our Trinitarian Salvation”; “Born Again”; “Our Living Hope”; “The Fear of God”; “Cleaning Out Your (Spiritual) Fridge”; “Submission to Authority”; “Love One Another to the Max”; “Encouragement in Suffering.”)

Studies in Ephesians: 25 Lessons for Personal or Group Study. Mason, OH: The Christian Restoration Association, 2020, 410pp. (Similar to the previous volume. Subjects addressed include errors of Calvinism, the non-role of Israel in the New Covenant age, salvation by grace, gender roles, and spiritual warfare.)

SPECIAL SERIES: THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JACK COTTRELL Mason, OH: The Christian Restoration Association, 2018-2020 (Fourteen volumes thus far; three more to come)

1-The Unity of Truth

2-God’s Word Is Truth

3-The God of the Bible

4-The Bible Versus Calvinism

5-One Baptism into Christ

6-Biblical Anthropology:  Man, Sin, and Death

7-Jesus:  Lord and Savior

8-Spirits:  Holy and Unholy

9-God’s Amazing Salvation (vol. 1)

10-God’s Amazing Salvation (vol. 2)

11-The Church of Jesus Christ

12-From Now to Eternity: Prophecy and the End Times

13-The Gender Roles Debate

14-Living the Sanctified Life: Studies in Ethics


15-The Ten Commandments:  His Holy Way

16-The Reasons for Our Hope

17-Cults and the Occult



“Is Bullinger the Source for Zwingli’s Doctrine of the Covenant?” in Heinrich Bullinger 1504-1575: Gesammelte Aufsatze zum 400. Todestag, 2 volumes, ed. U. Gabler and E. Herkenrath. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 1975. (An adaptation of material from my doctoral dissertation, “Covenant and Baptism in the Theology of Huldreich Zwingli,” Princeton Theological Seminary, 1971.)

“Conditional Election,” in Grace Unlimited, ed. Clark Pinnock. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1976. (This is a volume of essays defending Arminian doctrine. This essay on predestination forms the essence of my chapter on this subject in The Faith Once for All.)

“Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Inerrancy,” in Restoration Forum VI. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1988. (I am grateful to Don DeWelt for asking me to present this material at the 1988 Restoration Forum in Akron, OH. It drew severe criticism from that segment of “our brotherhood” who have rejected the inerrancy of Scripture. The criticism was not so much directed to the content of the paper, which was well documented, but to the issue of whether such a subject should be discussed at all in a “unity” forum.)

“The Nature of Divine Sovereignty,” in The Grace of God, The Will of Man, ed. Clark Pinnock. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1989. (This is a second volume of pro-Arminian essays edited by Pinnock. He requested that I write the chapter on divine sovereignty, because that was such an important part of my book on God the Ruler. I never noticed until much later that some of the essays in this volume are actually defending open theism, an extreme and unacceptable form of Arminianism spearheaded by Pinnock and at that time just beginning to surface.)

“The Biblical Consensus: Historical Backgrounds to Reformed Theology,” and “Baptism According to the Reformed Tradition,” chapters 1 and 2 in Baptism and the Remission of Sins, ed. David Fletcher. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1990; reprint, Henderson, TN: Hester Publications, 2009. (This is a very valuable collection of essays. My first one explains how all of Christendom held to the same doctrine of baptism as a salvation event for the first 1500 years of Christian history, up through and including Martin Luther. My second chapter is a summary of how Huldreich Zwingli, in 1523-1525, completely broke with this 1500-year Biblical consensus, and introduced a completely new view of baptism, based on an alleged equivalence between OT circumcision and NT baptism. He [not Luther] is thus the origin of the modern Protestant “faith only” teaching.)

“The Nature of Biblical Authority: A Conservative Perspective,” in Conservative, Moderate, Liberal: The Biblical Authority Debate, ed. Charles Blaisdell. St. Louis: CBP Press, 1990. (The essays herein are lectures given in 1989 at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, a main Disciples of Christ school. I explained and defended the conservative approach to Biblical authority. The other two presentations were moderately liberal and liberally liberal.)

“The Word of God,” and “Baptism,” in Essentials of Christian Doctrine, ed. Steve Burris. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1992. (These are basic summaries of these doctrines.)
“The Church: The House of God,” in Christ’s Victorious Church: Essays on Biblical Ecclesiology and Eschatology in Honor of Tom Friskney, ed. John Weatherly. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2001. (This was originally a sermon I preached for an anniversary service of one of the churches I helped to start when I was a student at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. In the sermon I show parallels between the church on the one hand, and the purpose and use of the OT temple on the other hand.)

“The Role of Faith in Conversion,” in Evangelicalism and the Stone-Campbell Movement, ed. William R. Baker. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002. (Once upon a time the Evangelical Theological Society allowed the “Stone-Campbell” folks to plan and present their own forum at the annual ETS meeting, as long as a “neutral” Evangelical was invited to participate. This is one of my presentations at one of those forums. I challenge not only the Zwinglian “faith only” Evangelical view, but the common Restoration idea that obedience/works are part of the definition of faith.)

“Give Me the Hammer,” in Voices from the Hill, ed. David Faust. Cincinnati: CBC&S Resources, 2003. (This is a sermon on the nature of sins as being a spiritual equivalent to the nails that held Jesus’ body to the cross. Who of us would have volunteered to drive one of the nails through his wrist? How, then, can we be so blasé about sin?)

“Understanding God: God and Time,” in Evangelicalism and the Stone-Campbell Movement, Vol. 2, ed. William R. Baker. Abilene, TX: ACU Press, 2006. (This volume is a second group of scholarly essays presented at the “Stone-Campbell” forum under the auspices of the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. My essay explains how God is related to time. I show how God is a temporal being but yet, contrary to open theism, has complete foreknowledge of the future of his creation.)

“The Classical Arminian View of Election,” in Perspectives on Election: Five Views, ed. Chad Brand. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2006. (My 64-page essay takes on most of the main Calvinist doctrines. The other four essays are extreme Calvinism, by Robert Reymond; moderate Calvinism, by Bruce Ware; open theism, by Clark Pinnock; and universalism, by Thomas Talbott. Each of us wrote critiques of the other four; but the editor condensed them severely, leaving out a lot of the good stuff.)



“The Call To Build.” Restoration Herald, October 1959, 11, 14. (CBS valedictorian address.)


“Jesus’ Authority Challenged.” Christian Standard, January 21, 1961, 43. (Sunday school lesson.)
“The Resurrection Body,” 2 parts. Christian Standard, March 25 & April 1, 1961. (Term paper written for Professor Tom Friskney, CBS course on 1 Corinthians.)
“Art and the Protestant Reformation.” Christian Standard, October 28, 1961, 7-8. (This and the following are a term paper written for a course on aesthetics, in the philosophy department of the University of Cincinnati.)
“Art and the Catholic Counter Reformation.” Christian Standard, November 4, 1961, 5-6.


“The Christian Citizen.” Christian Standard, April 28, 1962, 3-4. (Sermon.)
“The Compassionate Christ.” Christian Standard, May 26, 1962, 9-10. (Sermon.)
“The Use of Scriptural Terminology by Disciples of Christ Leaders.” Restoration Herald, July 1962, 3-4. (This and the two following are from a CBS thesis for the Th.B. degree, written under Professor George Mark Elliott.)
“How Disciples of Christ Leaders Use the Term Inspiration.” Restoration Herald, September 1962, 5-7.
“Use of the Word Authority by Disciples of Christ Leaders.” Restoration Herald, October 1962, 5- 6, 10.


“Sovereignty and Free Will.” The Seminary Review 9, Spring 1963, 39-51. (Presentation for a CBS Conference on Evangelism.)


“Holy Anger.” Christian Standard, April 25, 1964, 3-4. (Sermon.)
“Flavoring the World.” Christian Standard, September 5, 1964, 7-8. (Sermon.)


“Why the Cross?” Christian Standard, April 3, 1965, 3-4. (Sermon for a homiletics course at Westminster Theological Seminary.)
“100 Percent Religious.” Christian Standard, October 9, 1965, 3-4. (Sermon.)


“Christian Worship and Instrumental Music,” 2 parts. Restoration Herald, February & March 1966. (Term paper for a course at Westminster Theological Seminary.)
“Conditional Election.” The Seminary Review 12, Summer 1966, 57-63.
“Meaningful Worship.” Christian Standard, October 29, 1966, 3-4. (Sermon.)


“In Defense of the Gospel.” Christian Standard, January 21, 1967, 7-8. (Response to articles written by Dr. Harold Ford and Dr. Fred Thompson.)


“God and Man in Current Thought.” The Seminary Review 14, Spring 1968, 59-85. (Summary of research in contemporary theology for my comprehensive doctoral exam at Princeton Theological Seminary.)
“The Why of Creation.” Christian Standard, March 30, 1968, 3-4. (These and the three following articles formed the core of my original approach to Basic Theology: I. The Old Creation: Created, Corrupted [sin], Condemned [death]. II. The New Creation: Commenced [resurrection of Jesus], Continued [church], Completed [eschatology].)
“An Upside-down World.” Christian Standard, April 6, 1968, 3-4.
“A New Beginning.” Christian Standard, April 13, 1968, 5-6.
“The New Creation.” Christian Standard, April 20, 1968, 3-4.


“Bibliography on Ethics.” The Seminary Review 16, Winter 1970, 39-53. (One of several such bibliographies prepared at the behest of CBS graduate school Dean, Dr. Lewis Foster. See below, 1980.))
“C.B.S. Host to Evangelical Theological Society.” Restoration Herald, February 1970, 6, 20. (News item about the 1969 annual ETS meeting, held on the CBS campus; major speaker: Carl F. H. Henry.)
“I Become a Political Protester.” Christian Standard, July 5, 1970, 7-8. (Conservative, of course.)
“The Predestination of Individuals.” Christian Standard, October 4, 1970, 13-14.
“Sixteenth-century Restoration Movement [Anabaptists].” Christian Standard, October 25, 1970, 13-15. (This and the following two articles were based on a term paper for a doctoral seminar on Reformation theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.)
“Restoration and the Word of God [Anabaptists]. Christian Standard, November 15, 1970, 11-13.
“The Anabaptist Restoration.” Christian Standard, November 22, 1970, 11-13.


“The Robe of Righteousness,” 2 parts. Christian Standard, February 7 & 14, 1971. (A sermon I wrote [and preached around 60 times] summarizing how I was coming to understand grace.)
“In the Face of Death.” Christian Standard, August 8, 1971, 9. (Funeral sermon.)
“The Grace of God.” Bible Teacher and Leader, Fall 1971, 5. (An essay composed to go with the fall quarter of Standard Publishing’s adult teacher’s quarterly.)


“The Proud Heart.” Christian Standard, March 12, 1972, 7-9. (Sermon.)
“Historical Studies in the Doctrine of Sin: The Fall, Depravity and Inability in the Writings of the Fathers from Clement of Rome to Irenaeus.” The Seminary Review 18, Summer 1972, 101- 125.


“Abortion and the Mosaic Law.” Christianity Today, March 16, 1973, 6-9. (This article changed the way many evangelicals were thinking about Exodus 21:22-25.)
“Values in Evangelical Theology.” The Seminary Review 19, Summer 1973, 112-118. (Presentation at the first North American Christian Convention “Theological Forum,” Indianapolis 1973. It was this forum that first opened my eyes to the fact that some of “our people” were denying Biblical inerrancy.)
“Jesus and the Law.” Bible Teacher and Leader, Summer 1973, 343. (An essay composed to go with the summer quarter of Standard Publishing’s adult teacher’s quarterly.)


“Understanding the Occult,” 4 parts. Christian Standard, April 21 & 28, and May 5 & 12, 1974. (Based on research for my CBS course on the subject.)
“It Isn’t Fair.” Christian Standard, October 20, 1974, 17. (Sunday school lesson.)


“Is Salvation a Process?” 2 parts (co-author, Andrew Paris). Christian Standard, October 26 & November 2, 1975. (Response to an article by Owen Crouch, focusing on eis in Acts 2:38.)


“The Gospel According to Paul: A Theological Outline of Romans 1-8.” The Seminary Review 22, March 1976, 1-21. (The seed of my CBS course on grace.)


“Seventh-Day Adventism.” The Lookout, February 19, 1978, 6-7. (This and the following two articles were part of a longer series on cults published in The Lookout.)
“Mystical Cults.” The Lookout, March 12, 1978, 9-11.
“Unity School of Christianity.” The Lookout, March 26, 1978, 6-7, 13.
“Jesus’ Resurrection and Its Implications.” Christian Standard, March 26, 1978, 4-5. (This and the following two articles are unedited versions of chapters from my book, Solid!)
“The Inerrancy of the Bible.” Christian Standard, May 21, 1978, 4-6.
“Objections to Inerrancy.” Christian Standard, May 28, 1978, 4-6.
“Will the Real Seventh Day Adventist Please Stand Up?” 3 parts. The Lookout, August 20 & 27, and September 2, 1978. (The first article I wrote in the cults series [above] produced such an uproar from Seventh Day Adventists that Editor Mark Taylor and I agreed that this follow-up analysis was necessary. One of my most perceptive works.)


“The Jews in Prophecy.” Christian Standard, October 14, 1979, 22-24. (Based on material from my CBS course on eschatology.)


“A Bibliography for Theological Studies.” The Seminary Review 26, March 1980, 1-51.
“A Bibliography for Apologetics.” The Seminary Review 26, June 1980, 63-102.


“Conversion: Man’s Response.” Christian Standard, October 11, 1981, 1, 7-8. (A chapter from my book, His Truth.)


“Reflections: Theology and the Church.” Christian Standard, February 7, 1982, 4-5.
“Are Miraculous Gifts the Blessing of Pentecost?” Christian Standard, May 9, 1982, 9-11. (A seminal study, first given as a workshop at a North American Christian Convention.)
“The Limits of Patriotism.” The Lookout, July 4, 1982, 2-4.
“Reflections: The Errors of Pacifism,” 2 parts. Christian Standard, August 8 & 15, 1982. (From my course work on Justice and Government. One of my most perceptive works.)
“Reflections: Inerrancy: Does It Really Matter?” Christian Standard, November 7, 1982, 4-6.
“Faith, History, and the Resurrection Body of Jesus.” The Seminary Review 28, December 1982, 143- 160. (A main presentation for an annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. One of my most perceptive works, though basically ignored by the ETS.)


“The Doctrine of Creation from Nothing.” The Seminary Review 29, December 1983, 157-174.


“Paul and Jerry Discuss Baptism.” Restoration Herald, April 1984, 6-7. (Paul here is the Apostle Paul; “Jerry” is a representative Zwinglian, named after Jerry Falwell.)
“Dedicated to Scriptural Inerrancy—The Biblical/Theological Implications.” The Seminary Review 30, September 1984, 93-107. (A presentation for a CBS Conference on Evangelism.)


“Male and Female Roles.” Christian Standard, January 19, 1986, 4-6. (Based on a chapter from my book, Tough Questions, Biblical Answers, Part One.)


“Baptism and John 3:3-5.” Restoration Herald, November 1988, 1, 4-6. (A chapter from my book, Baptism: A Biblical Study.)
“Inerrancy as a Restoration Principle.” The Seminary Review 34, December 1988, 89-105. (My prepared presentation for the North American Christian Convention “Theological Forum” discussion with Myron Taylor at Indianapolis.)


“Baptism and Mark 16:16.” Restoration Herald, January 1989, 4-6. (This and the following are two more chapters from my book, Baptism: A Biblical Study.)
“Baptism and Ephesians 5:25-27.” Restoration Herald, April 1989, 5-6, 8, 10.


“1 Timothy 2:12 and the Role of Women,” 3 parts. Christian Standard, January 10/17/24, 1993. (These and the following article were written to refute an article written by Jim Estep, in which he presented and tried to defend the most common indefensible feminist interpretation of this text.)
“1 Timothy 2:12 and the Role of Women: The Meaning of Galatians 3:28.” Christian Standard, January 31, 1993, 4-6.
“Response to My Critics [concerning the 1 Tim. 2:12 articles],” 3 parts. Christian Standard, November 21 & 28, and December 5, 1993. (My January articles on this text produced a large number of responses, some pro and many con. These follow-up articles answer the objections voiced by those who took issue with my approach.)
“Priscilla, Phoebe and Company.” Christian Standard, December 12, 1993, 4-5. (This was originally written to follow the January articles above. It works just as well here.)


“The Husband Is the Head of the Wife,” 2 parts. Christian Standard, August 3 & 10, 1997. (This is the practical application of Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 5:22ff.)
“Christ: A Model for Headship and Submission.” CBMW News 2/4, September 1997. (An explanation of 1 Corinthians 11:3.)


“Saved by Grace, Not by Law.” Restoration Herald, February 1998.
“Give Me the Hammer.” Restoration Herald, June 1998. (A sermon on sin and sanctification, later reprinted in Voices from the Hill.)


“The Gender of Jesus and the Incarnation: A Case Study in Feminist Hermeneutics.” Stone- Campbell Journal 3/2, Fall 2000. (Taken from a chapter in my book, Gender Roles and the Bible. Presented as a paper at an annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.)


“At His Table: The Greatest Memorial.” Christian Standard, June 6, 2004. (This and the following three are Lord’s Supper meditations.)
“At His Table: The Greatest Memorial.” Christian Standard, June 13, 2004.
“At His Table: Refreshment, Indeed!” Christian Standard, June 20, 2004.
“At His Table: Our Favorite Mean.” Christian Standard, June 27, 2004.
“The History of Baptism: From Paul to Luther.” Christian Standard, June 20, 2004. (This and the following are summaries of chs. 1 & 2 in Baptism and the Remission of Sins, ed. David Fletcher.)
“The Sixteenth-Century Origin of Faith-Only Salvation.” Christian Standard, June 27, 2004. (This is a summary of the essence of my doctoral dissertation on Zwingli’s new view of baptism.)
“The DaVinci Code Is a Fraud.” Restoration Herald, November 2004, 1, 4, 6.


“Is Baptism the First Step of Obedience?” Christian Standard, April 10, 2005, 4-7. (The answer is NO, whether one is talking about obedience to the gospel or obedience to our law code. Baptism is our LAST step of obedience to the gospel, and has nothing to do with obedience to law commandments.)
“Euthanasia.” Restoration Herald, July 2005, 3-4, 20.


“Calvinism and Arminianism: A Bibliography.” Christian Standard, February 25, 2007, 7.
“Calvinism’s Origins.” Christian Standard, February 25, 2007, 6.
“Calvinism and the Bible (Part 1): Sovereignty and Free Will According to Calvinism.” Christian Standard, February 25, 2007, 4-5.
“Calvinism and the Bible (Part 2): Sovereignty and Free Will According to the Bible.” Christian Standard, March 4, 2007, 10-11.
“Calvinism and the Bible (Part 3): The T-U-L-I-P Doctrines (1).” Christian Standard, March 11, 2007, 6-8.
“Calvinism and the Bible (Part 4): The T-U-L-I-P Doctrines (2).” Christian Standard, March 18, 2007, 6-7, 15


“In Matters of Faith, Unity; In Matters of Opinion, Liberty,” 2 parts. Restoration Herald, February & March, 2009. (Originally presented at a Christian Restoration Association Bible conference.)


“Reflections: What I Have Learned in 50 Years as a Theologian,” 2 parts. Christian Standard, February 7 and May 30, 2010. (The second part summarizes what I have learned about law and grace.)
“Reflections: The Tyranny of the Paradigm,” 3 parts. Christian Standard, July 18/25, December 12, and December 19/26, 2010. (This is a critique of the standard Zwinglian error known as sola fidei, or salvation by faith alone. I consider this to be a seminal work.)


“Ask the Professor: Apostolic Precedent and Church Music.” Restoration Herald, April 2011, 7, 22.
(The inaugural article for an on-going monthly column in the Herald, drawn mainly from my scores of essays on Biblical and theological issues. Nearly 300 of such essays are found on my website, .)