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Systematic Theology


Assistant Professor of Historical Theology

Director of the Robert E. Webber Center


BA, (Philosophy) Wheaton College (IL), 1984
MA, (Theological Studies) Wheaton College Graduate School, 1988
MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1993
PhD, Drew University, 2005


I’ve been a lifelong lover of Christian history, theology and doctrine — not for their own sake, but for the sake of the fidelity, maturity and unity of the Church of Jesus Christ (Eph. 4:11-16). I am convinced that the Church in our day is desperately in need of sound and faithful instruction (catechesis) in Christian doctrine and practice. Trinity and the Webber Center are fully committed to answering that need, and I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to be here, teaching and training the future teachers of the Church.



  • Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (Project Research Director & Translations Coordinator)
  • “Holy to the Core” Christianity Today
  • Salvation Means Creation Healed, with Howard Snyder

Editor (InterVarsity Press)

  • Defending Constantine, Peter Leithart
  • Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters, Donald McKim
  • From Achilles to Christ, Louis Markos
  • Jesus Made in America, Stephen Nichols
  • Jesus Through Middle-Eastern Eyes, Kenneth Bailey
  • Light from the Christian East, James Payton
  • Liturgical Theology, Simon Chan
  • The New Shape of World Christianity, Mark Noll
  • Reformation Commentary on Scripture, Timothy George & Scott Manetsch
Research Interests:

Patristic theology, Trinitarian theology, theology of creation, theology of suffering, ecclesiology, sanctification, and the theology of TF Torrance.