Journal Articles

“Experiencing Justice from the Inside Out: Theological Considerations about the Church’s Role in Justice, Healing, and Forgiveness,” Religions special issue, “Carceral Intersections: Christianity and the Crisis of Mass Incarceration,” ed. Douglas Campbell (2019).

“Constructing a Christian theology for the pluralistic world,” Theology (Wiley) 122/1 (2019): 43-46.

“Redeemed on the Inside: Radical Accounts of Ecclesia Incarcerate,” Ecclesial Practices: Journal of Ecclesiology and Ethnography (Brill) 5/2 (December 2018): 172-90.

“Confessional Theology in Public Places,” International Journal of Public Theology (Brill) 10/2 (March/April 2016): 234-48.

“Greystone Chapel: Finding freedom inside Folsom Prison’s walls,” Boom: A Journal of California (UC Press): 6/2 (Summer 2016): 104-110 [after becoming Editor].

“Jesus on LSD: When Religion Met California Blotter,” Boom: A Journal of California (UC Press): 5/4 (December 2015): 78-84 [before becoming Editor].

“Missional Theology’s Missing Ingredient: The Necessity of Systematic Theology for Today’s Mission,” Mission Studies (Brill) 32/3 (2015): 384-97.

“Toward a Theology of California’s Ecclesia Incarcerate,” Theology (Sage Press) 118.2 (Mar/Apr 2015): 83-91.  

“Reading the Parables Theologically to Read them Missionally: A Missional Reading of the Early Galilean Parables in Luke’s Gospel,” Currents in Theology and Mission 40/3 (June 2013): 165-78.

“Beyond Social Trinitarianism: The Baptist, Trinitarian Innovation of Stanley J. Grenz,” Baptist Quarterly (Taylor & Francis) 44 (October 2012): 473-86.

“The State of the Evangelical Trinitarian Resurgence,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 54/4 (December 2011): 787-805.

“A Match Made in Munich: The Origin of Grenz’s Trinitarian Theology,” American Theological Inquiry 4/1 (January 2011): 23-46.       

“The Imago Dei Once Again: Stanley Grenz’s Journey Toward a Theological Interpretation of Genesis 1:26-27,” Journal of Theological Interpretation (Eisenbrauns) 4/2 (Fall 2010): 187-206.

“Stanley Grenz’s Ecclesiology: Telic and Trinitarian,” Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 6/1 (April 2010): 20-43.

“Stanley Grenz’s Relatedness and Relevancy to British Evangelicalism,” Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 28/1 (Spring 2010): 62-79.

“How Far Beyond Chicago? Assessing Recent Attempts to Reframe the Inerrancy Debate,” Themelios 34/1 (April 2009): 26-49.

Chapters in Collections

“Recalibrating a Church for Mission,” in Four Views on the Church’s Mission, ed. Jason S. Sexton (Grand Rapids: Zondervan/Harper Collins, 2017), 194-200.

“Recalibrating the Church’s Mission,” in Four Views on the Church’s Mission, ed. Jason S. Sexton (Grand Rapids: Zondervan/Harper Collins, 2017), 7-16.

“Ending Mass Incarceration in California: What Comes Next?” with Eve Bachrach, Boom: A Journal of California (UC Press): 6/2 (Summer 2016): 4-7 [after becoming Editor].

“A Confessing Evangelical Theology for Dynamic Public Spaces,” in The End of Theology: Shaping Theology for the Sake of Mission (Fortress Press, 2016), 171-90.

“Public Theology: The Spirit Sent to Bring Good News,” in Third Article Theology: A Pneumatological Dogmatics, ed. Myk Habets (Fortress Press, 2016), 423-42.

“Can Theology Engage with California’s Culture?” in Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California’s Culture, ed. Fred Sanders and Jason S. Sexton (New York: Routledge, 2014), 35-67.

“Re-focusing the Incarcerated Redeemed within Society’s Prisons,” Syndicate 2/1 (Jan/Feb 2015): 30-36 [review essay] and “Clarifying church life: local and incarcerate.”

“Stanley J. Grenz: A Theological Biography,” co-authored with Brian Harris and Jay Smith in Revisioning, Renewing, and Rediscovering the Triune Center, ed. Derek Tidball, Brian Harris, and Jason S. Sexton (Cascade, 2014), 3-27.

“A Confessing Trinitarian Theology for Today’s Mission,” in Advancing Trinitarian Theology: Essays in Constructive Dogmatics, ed. Oliver Crisp and Fred Sanders (Zondervan, 2014), 171-89.


Review of K. R. Kerley, Religious Faith in Correctional Contexts, in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice (Wiley) 54/4 (September 2015): 409-10.

Review of Amy Levad, Redeeming a Prison Society, in “A Prison Society Redeemed?” Syndicate: A New Forum for Theology 2/1 (Jan/Feb 2015): 30-36.

Review of Tom Greggs, ed., New Perspectives for Evangelical Theology: Engaging with God, Scripture, and the World, International Journal of Systematic Theology (Wiley) 15/2 (April 2013): 227-30.

Review of Gerald McDermott, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology in Journal of Theological Studies (OUP) 63/1 (April 2012): 396-99.

Review of Luke Bretherton, Christianity and Contemporary Politics in European Journal of Theology 20/2 (May 2011): 167-70.

Review of Stephen R. Holmes, ed., Public Theology in Cultural Engagement in Theology in Scotland 16/1 (Spring 2009): 114-17.

In Progress

Prison Church: A Theology of Ecclesia Incarcerate. This academic project is an 80k word monograph. Its research focus has been endorsed by Michelle Alexander along with former British Member of Parliament, Jonathan Aitken, and Sarah Coakley and David Ford, as well as leading criminologist, Jonathan Simon, and political economist David Skarbek (planned submission 2019).

Kevin Starr’s California: The California Dream in Interdisciplinary Perspective, co-edited with William F. Deverell, University of California Press, 2019 (under review).