Scholarship: Contributing to the body of knowledge by advancing the first contemporary monograph religious defense of substance dualism by redeploying philosophy of mind and theological anthropology resources in the human origins discussions. Specifically, researchers of human origins and the dualism literature will benefit from the development of a novel argument favoring what I dubbed “emergent-creationism”. Revitalized and updated a traditional view of the “imago dei”. Edited a series of books critiquing materialism.
In a climate where penal substitutionary atonement is popularly regarded as the Reformer’s doctrine, the body of work includes a constructive Reformed Anselmianism, which stirs contemporary atonement discussions to consider the nature of justice and law. Finally, re-envisioning and energizing the discussions on beatific vision for Reformed and evangelical theologians by updating a traditional view with the resources of personal ontology and marking out the embodied Christological nature of that vision.
Teaching/Curriculum development: Expounding the great books of western civilization through Socratic discussion, a religious vantage point, and with the clarity of analytic philosophy, students can visualize and apply the ideas and attitudes that shaped and continue to influence the western world.
Developed 14+ courses over the last 9 years with 5+ courses admitted as the course design for use in all sections of those courses.
Administration: Rebranded the overall mission, image, and focus of the Academy (a great books program for dual credit students). Managed 10 employees and 70-100 students. Redesigned curriculum according to SACS accreditation that maintains a classical approach on some of the most important primary texts in the western world.
2021-Present. Birth2Work, https://raisingfamilies.org/.
Curriculum Developer; Concepting; Writing
2021-Present Missional University, North Augusta, SC.
Professor of Theology of Science, SME, Theological Anthropology
2020-2021 Executive Director, Alpine Christian School, Alpine, Tx.
2020-2021 Lecturer, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL.
Ph.D, Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, England (January 2011 - Spring 2015) Supervisors: Oliver Crisp and Carolyn Muessig
(Partially Funded by The Read Tuckwell Foundation)
Area of Study: Systematic Theology and Theological Anthropology
Thesis: “Pure, Compound, or Composite Humans: A Constructive Theological Philosophical Exploration of Dualistic Human Ontology and Origins.”
Examiners: David Leech, Lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion, University of Bristol; Paul Helm, Professor of History and Philosophy of Religion, Kings College, London (1993-2000).
M.Div, Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky (2005-2009)
M.A.CM, Apologetics (GPA: 3.85), Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, Mo. (2004-2007)
B.A., Religion and Philosophy (w/concentration general Biblical Studies), Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, Mo. (2002-2004)
Reading Languages: Latin, Greek, and Hebrew
2021-Present. Birth2Work, https://raisingfamilies.org/.
Curriculum Developer; Concepting; Writing
2021-Present Missional University, North Augusta, SC.
Professor of Theology of Science, SME, Theological Anthropology
2019-2020 University of Saint Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary, Chicago IL.
Chester and Margaret Paluch Lecturer in Philosophical Theology, The Paluch Lectures 2019 and 2020
2020 Cranmer Theological House, Dallas, Tx.
Visiting Lecturer in Religion
2020 Auburn University of Montgomery, Montgomery, AL
Part-time Professor of Applied Ethics
2018-2019 Houston Baptist University, School of Humanities
Assistant Professor of Theology,
Department of Philosophy and Theology (The Academy and the Honors College)
• Mere Christian Theology and Tradition
• Christian Theology and Tradition
2015-2018 Houston Baptist University, School of Humanities
Assistant Professor of Theology,
Department of History and Great Texts (The Academy and the Honors College)
• Great Books II (Western Civilization 1)
• Great Books I (Writing for Wisdom)
• Great Books III (Introduction to Philosophy)
• Theology and Tradition
• Systematic Theology
• Philosophical Theology (designed and taught for Philosophical Apologetics)
• Honors College (Descartes, Hume, Locke, Federalist Papers, U.S. Constitution, Augustine, Gregory Nazianzus, The Gospel of Mark, Calvin’s Institutes, Aquinas, Ecclesiastes, The Gospel of Luke, Acts, Epictetus, Athanasius, Edwards, Boethius, Wesley, Burke, Romans, The Prince, The Christian Prince, Divine Revelations of Love, Hume, Lincoln v. Davis, The Communist Manifesto, Plato Symposium, Kant’s Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals, Dante’s Divine Comedy)
• Introduction to the Bible
2015-2018 Post-doctoral research, Philosophical and Systematic Theology, Heythrop College, University of London, London, England. Working with Jonathan Loose.
2016-2018 Fuller Theological Seminary
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Theology
• The Church’s Understanding of God and Christ in Its Theological Reflection
2014-2016 Houston Baptist University Assistant Professor of Theology, Department of Theology
2014 Fuller Theological Seminary
Adjunct Professor for Orientation to Christian Theology.
2013-2014 Houston Baptist University
• New Testament Survey (CHRI 1323)
• 3 sections of Theology and Tradition (CHRI 2373)
• Theological Anthropology (CHRI 6330, APOL 5381, PHIL 5381)
• 1 section of Old Testament Survey (Fall 2014)
• Theology and Tradition (Fall 2014).
2013 Fuller Moodle and Course Training
2010 Mid-Continent University
2009-2010 ATA COLLEGE
• 13 sections of Success Skills (Freshman Seminar)
• 17 sections of Interpersonal Communication
• 10 sections of Psychology.
2010-2011 Course Development:
• Success Skills
• Interpersonal Communication
• Introduction to Psychology
• General Education training
2015-2016 Weekly Training, Socratic Dialogue, Houston Baptist University, Fall 2015-Spring 2016.
2015 Course Completion, Online Teaching Certification (Blackboard), Houston Baptist University, Summer 2015.
2013 Course Completion, Online Teaching and Moodle Training, Fuller Theological Seminary, Spring 2013.
1. Co-Editor with Andrzej Danczak for Sins, Vices and Virtues: Dialectical Tensions in Moral Concepts. A conference proceeding for Interdisciplinary.net 1st Global Conference “Sins, Vices and Virtues.” (Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2013) e-book now published with Brill (Leiden: Brill, 2017).
2. Co-Editor with Charles Taliaferro for Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology. (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), now Routledge Companion to Theological Anthropology, print in Hardback (Routledge, 2016) and paperback (London: Routledge, 2017); Hardback ISBN 978-1-4724-1093-1 (March 28, 2015). (Reviewed in Themelios, Journal of Theological Studies, Scripta Theologica, Reviews in Religion and Theology, Religious Studies Review, Journal of Analytic Theology, Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Reviews in Religion and Theology, Religious Studies Reviews, ESSSAT Reviews, Anglican Theological Review; Panel discussion and Conference surrounding the Companion at Heythrop College, University of London; Special Blog Series on Biola’s Center for Christian Thought, The Table; Panel discussion at the special Evangelical Philosophical Society at AAR; Full page promotional in Philosophia Christi; Precis’ and Bio’s from authors on the Evangelical Philosophical Society Website; EPS web project on “Philosophical Foundations for Theological Anthropology” surrounding themes related to the Companion; Science and Christian Belief; Heythrop Journal; Forthcoming reviews in the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Modern Believing)
3. Co-Editor with Mark Hamilton (series editor, James Spiegel) for Idealism and Christian Theology. In the Idealism and Christianity series. (Bloomsbury Academic; February 25, 2016). (Reviews in Reviews in Religion and Theology; Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies; Promotional on the Evangelical Philosophical Society website; Faith and Philosophy; Prosblogion; Journal of Analytic Theology)
4. The Soul of Theological Anthropology: A Cartesian Exploration, in the series Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology, and Biblical Studies ISBN 978-1-4724 -3651-1 (London: Routledge December 4, 2016). (Reviews in the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Reading Religion, Religious Studies Reviews, Reviews in Religion and Theology, The Journal of Theological Studies, Themelios, a part of a symposium on “Dualism and Physicalism” in Philosophia Christi with a response from William Hasker; International Journal of Systematic Theology; forthcoming in Journal of Analytic Theology; EPS at AAR Denver, Co. 2018 Panel Discussion; Symposia in Scientia Et. Fides).
5. Keith Loftin and Joshua R. Farris (eds.), Christian Physicalism? A Philosophical Theological Critique (Lexington: Lexington Press, 2017). (Reviews in Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics; Journal of Analytic Theology)
6. Joshua R. Farris, Marc Cortez and S. Mark Hamilton, (eds.), Being Saved: Explorations in Soteriology and Human Ontology (London: SCM Press, 2018). (Review in ChurchTimes; Reviews in Religion and Theology)
7. Rob Boss, Joshua R. Farris, S. Mark Hamilton (eds.), Transcription and Introduction co-authored with Mark Hamilton, New England Dogmatics: A Systematic Collection of Questions and Answers by Maltby Gelston (1766-1856) in the Princeton Theological Monograph Series (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2019).
8. An Introduction to Theological Anthropology: Humans, Both Creaturely and Divine (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic) (Spring 2020). (Review in Christianity Today; Themelios; CBMW Journal; Reviews in Religion and Theology; previewed on Mere Orthodoxy, OnScript, Modern Reformation, Reformation21, Big Men Big Theology, Patheos, North American Anglican, Pogos; The Heavy Laden Bookshelf; Forthcoming: Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies)
9. Joshua R. Farris and Benedikt Paul Gocke (eds.), Rethinking Idealism and Immaterialism (London: Routledge, Fall 2021).
1. Joshua R. Farris and S. Mark Hamilton (eds.), Re-envisioning Reformed Theology series (Grand Rapids: Cascade, forthcoming 2021).
Books (in progress):
2. Joshua R. Farris and Kyle Strobel (eds.), Neglected Doctrines (in negotiation with Eerdmans).
3. Joshua R. Farris and S. Mark Hamilton, Honor, Justice, and Love: A Case for the Reparative Substitution Theory of the Atonement (Cascade, forthcoming 2020).
4. Joshua R. Farris (ed.), A Theology of the Human: Academic Series in Theological Anthropology, 6 vol. (under review).
5. Joshua R. Farris and Joanna Leidenhag (eds.), Humans, Souls and Origins: A Conversation (Routledge, forthcoming 2021).
Journal Articles and Chapters in Books:
1. w/S. Mark Hamilton, “Divine Anger in the Atonement,” Righteous Indignation: Christian Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Anger (Lexington: Lexington Press, forthcoming 2021).
2. w/S. Mark Hamilton, “Which Penalty, Whose Atonement? Revisiting Christus Odium,” for symposia on “Christus Odium and Penal Substitution,” Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (forthcoming Summer 2020).
3. w/S. Mark Hamilton, “Craig on Penal Substitution: A Critique.” Neue Zeitschrift fur Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie vol. 63, no. 2 (2021).
4. “Creationist-Dualism,” The Origin of the Soul: A Conversation (New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2021).
5. “A Response to My Critics of The Soul of Theological Anthropology,” Scientia Et Fides (forthcoming 2020).
6. w/S. Mark Hamilton, “Anselmian Atonement through Edward Polhill,” Hypothetical Universalism ed. by Michael Bird and Scott Harrower (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, forthcoming 2020).
7. “The Soul as Imago Dei: Modernizing Traditional Theological Anthropology,” The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Theology ed. by James Arcadi and James T. Turner (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2020).
8. “Thomist Survivalism? And The Cartesian Alternative,” Chicago Studies (Fall 2020).
9. “Christian Physicalism or Christian Physicalism? The Mind-Body Dialectic and the ‘Similarity Thesis’,” Chicago Studies (Fall 2020).
10. “The Unsuitability of “Unsubstitutability” in Theological Anthropology: Bridging the Christian Tradition, Modernity, and the Soul,” Theology Today (2020).
11. “Emergentism, A Novelty without Particularity: Creationism or Chance?” Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences, vol. 7, issue 1 (2020).
12. “Loke on the Abstractist/Concretist Christological Distinction: A Semantic Problem or a Metaphysical Problem?” Neue Zeitschrift fur Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, vol. 61, issue 4 (forthcoming 2019).
13. “Emergent-Theism(s), Alternative and Inexplicable: Bringing Cartesian Theism Back Into Science and Religion,” European Journal of Science and Theology, February 2019, Vol. 15, no. 1. (April, 2018).
14. Scientism or Science? Long Review Essay of Scientism: The New Orthodoxy ed. By Richard N. Williams and Daniel N. Robinson (New York: Bloomsbury, 2016). w/Matthew Damore published in Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (2020).
15. “Creational Problems for Mere Emergentist Dualism,” Neue Zeitschrift fur Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie vol. 60, Issue 3 (September 2018).
16. “Communal Penal Substitution: Collective Wrongdoing and Divine Justice,” with S. Mark Hamilton in St. Anselm Journal vol. 13, no. 1 (Fall 2018).
17. “A Biographical Sketch and Documentary History of the Reverend Maltby Gelston (1766-1856),” with S. Mark Hamilton, Jonathan Edwards Studies vol. 8, no. 1 (2018).
18. “Souls, Emergent and Created: Why Mere Emergent Dualism is insufficient,” in Philosophia Christi vol. 20, issue 1 (Summer 2018).
19. “This is My Beloved Son, Whom I hate? A Critique of the ‘Christus Odium’ variant of Penal Substitution,” with S. Mark Hamilton in Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (Fall 2018).
20. “Introduction,” with Marc Cortez and S. Mark Hamilton, Being Saved: Explorations in Human Salvation (London: SCM Press, 2018).
21. “Introduction,” with R. Keith Loftin in Christian Physicalism? Philosophical Theological Criticisms (New York: Lexington Press, 2018).
22. “Reparative Substitution and the Efficacy Objection,” with S. Mark Hamilton in Perichoresis 15.2 (Fall 2017).
23. “The Logic of Justice and Contemporary Restitution Models of Atonement,” with S. Mark Hamilton in Irish Theological Quarterly (Fall 2017).
24. “Ensouling the Beatific Vision: Motivating the Reformed Impulse,” with Ryan Brandt in Perichoresis 15.1 (Spring 2017).
25. “SAFE HOUSE SOULS: Bodily Charged Souls, Responding to Hasker's “Souls, Beastly, and Human,”” in Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie Vol. 58, Issue 4 (December 2016).
26. “Bodily-Constituted Persons, Soulish Persons and the Imago Dei: The Problem from a Definite I” in Philosophy and Theology Vol. 28, Issue 2 (2016).
27. “Christianity and the Afterlife,” in The Palgrave Handbook on the Afterlife ed. by Benjamin Matheson and Yujin Nagasawa (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming Summer 2017).
28. “Originating Souls and Original Sin: An Initial Exploration of Dualism, Anthropology, and Sin’s Transmission,” in Neue Zeitschrift fur Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, vol. 58, issue 1, 2016.
29. “Introduction,” co-authored with S. Mark Hamilton, Idealism and Christian Theology (Bloomsbury Academic, February 2016).
30. “Edwardsian Idealism, Imago Dei, and Contemporary Theology,” in Idealism and Christian Theology (Bloomsbury Academic, February 25, 2016).
31. “An Immaterial Substance View: Imago Dei in Creation and Redemption,” in The Heythrop Journal; DOI: 10.1111/heyj.12274 (online 2015) in print Vol. 58, Issue 1 (2017).
32. “Considering Souls of the Past for Today: Soul Origins, Anthropology, and Contemporary Theology,” in Neue Zeitschrift fur Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, vol. 57, issue 3 (2015).
33. “Substance Dualism and Theological Anthropology: A Theological Argument for a Simple view of Persons,” in Philosophy and Theology, vol. 26, issue 2 (Spring 2015).
34. “A Substantive (Soul) Model of the Imago Dei: A Rich Property View.” Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology ed. by Joshua R. Farris and Charles Taliaferro (March 28, 2015).
35. “Preface,” “Introduction,” co-written with Charles Taliaferro, Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology ed. by Joshua R. Farris and Charles Taliaferro (March 28, 2015).
36. “Emergent Creationism: Another Option in the Origin of the Soul Debate,” Religious Studies, available on CJO2014. doi:10.1017/S0034412514000018; vol. 50, no. 3 (2014).
37. “Discovering God and Soul: A Re-appraisal and Appreciation for Cartesian Natural Theology,” in Philosophia Christi; a part of the Ramified Natural Theology Project, vol. 16, no. 1 (2014), 37-55.
38. “Original Sin, Metaethics, Creationist-Souls: Considering Apophaticism and the Moral Agency of Animals.” Seductive Concepts: Perspectives on Sins, Vices and Virtues. (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014) and (Leiden: Brill, 2017).
39. “Introduction” to Sins, Vices and Virtues: Dialectical Tensions in Moral Concepts. A conference proceeding for Interdisciplinary.net 1st Global Conference “Sins, Vices and Virtues.” (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013) and (Leiden: Brill, 2017).
40. “Creationist-Souls, Christian Theism and Moral Agency,” Chapter in book for Interdisciplinary.net 1st Global Conference, Sins, Vices and Virtues: Dialectical Tensions in Moral Concepts. (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013) and (Leiden: Brill, 2017).
41. “A Fresh Consideration of Pure Substance Dualism as the Most Viable Option.” Argument Biannual Philosophical Journal; Kraków, June 2013, volume 3, number 1.
42. “The Soul-Concept: Meaningfully Embrace or Meaningfully Disregard” in Annales Philosophici, issue 4/December 2012 volume.
Works in Progress
1. “Eschatological Duality and Anthropological Dualism. A biblical-theological Argument from 2 Corinthians 5:1-10,” (in progress).
2. “Cartesian Bodies,” with Charles Taliaferro (in progress).
3. “Cartesian Eucharist,” with James Arcadi (in progress).
4. “Soul-Smooching: A Response to Trenton Merricks on Souls and Kissing” (in progress).
5. “Sufficiency and My Existence: Which Primitive Mental Particularity and for Who?”
6. “Combining the One and the Many Problem for Panpsychism in Phenomenal Experience: A Fundamental Problem with Subject Particularity” (under review).
7. “Emergentism, Phenomenal Subjects, and Creation Ex-Nihilo’s” (under review)
8. “A Dualist Reading of the Old Testament: Challenging the Holistic (Monistic) Thesis.”
9. “A Science-Engaged Theological Interpretation of the Imago Dei: Reconsidering Afresh the “Uniqueness” Thesis in light of Mental Primitive Particularity.”
Popular and Non-Refereed Articles (refereed articles noted by *)
1. Writer for Salvo Magazine, AcademicInfluence.com and Expensivity.com.
2. “Whither Evangelicalism After Trump: Clarity and Charity,” (Imaginative Conservative).* https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/01/whither-evangelicalism-after-trump-joshua-farris.html
3. “Ghosting: The Temptation and Offense,” Psychology for Living. https://ncfliving.org/psychology-for-living-literature/psychology-for-living-articles.html
4. w/S. Mark Hamilton, “Is Sacred a Swear Word,” part 1 and “Sacred Must be a Swear Word,” part 2 on Euangelion, Patheos (January 2020).
5. “Are we really shocked by Liberty University?” https://furtheringchristendom.com/guest-post-are-we-really-shocked-by-liberty-university/ [accessed on August 5, 2020]
6. “The End for Which Humanity was Created,” Modern Reformation June 23, 2020. https://www.whitehorseinn.org/2020/06/the-mod-the-end-for-which-humanity-was-created/ [accessed on August 5, 2020]*
7. “A Vision for Anthropology,” Reformation 21 on June 16, 2020. https://www.reformation21.org/blog/a-vision-for-anthropology [accessed on August 5, 2020]*
8. “Am I a Soul or Body,” North American Anglican on July 1, 2020. https://northamanglican.com/am-i-a-soul-or-a-body/ [accessed on August 5, 2020]
9. “Theological Anthropology Rejigged,” Patheos Euangelion on August 3, 2020 [accessed on August 5, 2020]
10. “Why Academics Should Consider Classical Education,” Imaginative Conservative (August 2020).*
11. “Theology of Faces: Notes on the Costs of Masking,” Mere Orthodoxy on September 24, 2020. https://mereorthodoxy.com/theology-faces-notes-costs-masking/#comment-5083349173 [accessed on October 3, 2020].*
12. “Anglican Reflection,” with Fr. Wyatt Boutwell in the Devotional Column of Alpine Avalanche, quarterly, 2020-2021.
13. “Why Evangelicals should Vote for Trump,” The Imaginative Conservative (November 2020).*
14. “What is Christian Nationalism,” Saved Magazine (January 2020).
15. “A Response to Hasker’s “Emergent Dualism and Emergent Creationism”” on the EPS Web Project, Philosophy of Theological Anthropology (2019). https://www.epsociety.org/library/articles.asp?pid=384 [accessed on June 4, 2019]*
16. “Penal Substitute or Penal Non-Substitute: A Response to Paul Sloan,” in Blogos: The Blog of the Logos Institute at the University of St. Andrews (May 2019).
17. “Analyzing Analytic Theology: Looking for Theo-Conceptual Architecture,” in Blogos: The Blog of the Logos Institute at the University of St. Andrews (January 2019).
18. “The Soul and Science: Challenging the Consensus,” in The City: A publication of Houston Baptist University (March 2019).
12. “Humans: Why We Still Matter,” Didaktikos (2018).*
19. “Pantologia: The Study of All Things,” in The Pillar’s Magazine (2018). https://hbu.edu/news-and-events/2018/01/15/pantologia-study-things/ [accessed on June 4, 2019]
20. “What’s So Simple about Personal Identity,” second printing in Philosophy Now, no. 126 (June/July 2018).*
21. w/S. Mark Hamilton, “Ransoming Embryos,” in Intersections at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity housed in Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Fall 2018). http://everydaybioethics.org/ransoming_embryos*
22. “Am I saved? Polyphonic voices, Salvation, and Dogmatic Theology,” on the SCM Press Blog (2018).
23. “Why So Dissatisfied with the Satisfaction Theory?” in Blogos: The Blog of the Logos Institute at the University of St. Andrews (Fall 2018).
24. “Does God the Father Hate His Beloved Son?” in Patheos (published on December 12, 2017).
25. “What’s So Simple about Personal Identity,” in Philosophy Now, no. 107 (April/May 2015).*
26. “AREN’T SOULS PASSE? Biblical Reflections on Human Nature,” in The Table: The Blog of the Biola University Center for Christian Thought for The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology, (August 2015). http://cct.biola.edu/blog/2015/aug/05/arent-souls-passe-biblical-reflections-human-nature/#_edn5
Historical & Dogmatic Theology:
• David Meconi, St. Augustines Theology of Deification in
The Journal of Analytic Theology, vol. 3, May 2015. http://journalofanalytictheology.com/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/jat.2015-3.091400050018a/270
• Oliver Crisp, Deviant Calvinism in Journal of Reformed Theology (2015).
• After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology ed. By Oliver D. Crisp and Douglas Sweeney in Southwestern Journal of Theology vol. 57. No. 1, Fall (2014).
• Oliver Crisp, Retrieving Doctrine in Southwestern Journal of Theology, vol. 56, no. 1 (2013).
• Andrew McGinnis, The Son of God Beyond the Flesh in Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 33.2 (2015).
• Paul R. Hinlicky, Beloved Community: Critical Dogmatics after Christendom in Theological Book Review (2015).
• Michael Reeves, Introducing the Major Theologians in Theological Book Review.
• John F. Kilner, Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God in Themelios (2015). http://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org/review/dignity-and-destiny-humanity-in-the-image-of-god
• Derek R. Nelson, Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed in the Scottish Journal of Reformed Theology, vol. 67 issue 2 (May 2014).
• Dominic Robinson, Understanding the “Imago Dei”: The Thought of Barth, von Balthasar and Moltmann in the Scottish Journal of Reformed Theology (vol. 67, no. 3, 2014)
• Kathryn Tanner, Christ the Key in Southwestern Journal of Theology (vol. 54 number 2, Spring 2012).
• Anthropology: Seeking Light and Beauty by Susan A. Ross in The Heythrop Journal (Forthcoming).
• Theological Anthropology: A Guide for the Perplexed by Marc Cortez in The Heythrop Journal (Forthcoming).
• Of God and Man: Theology as Anthropology from Irenaeus to Athanasius by M.C. Steenberg in The Heythrop Journal (Forthcoming).
• S. Mark Hamilton, A Treatise on Jonathan Edwards: Continuous Creation and Christology (Columbia: JE Society Press, 2017) in Reviews in Religion and Theology (2018).
• Kent Eilers & Kyle C. Strobel, (eds.), Sanctified by Grace: A Theology of the Christian Life in the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 33/1(Spring 2015).
• James V. Brownson, Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Churches Debate on Same-Sex Relationships in the Reviews in Religion and Theology (vol. 22 issue 3 July 2015).
• N.T. Wright, Simply Good News in Modern Believing: The Journal of Theological Liberalism (2016).
• Daniel Castelo, Pneumatology: A Guide for the Perplexed in Theological Book Review (2015).
• Chris Date, Greg Stump, Joshua W. Anderson (eds), Rethinking Hell: Evangelical Readings in Conditionalism in Theological Book Review (2016).
• Anthony C. Thiselton, Systematic Theology in the Southwestern Journal of Theology (2016).
• Jason A. Fout, Fully Alive in Reviews in Religion and Theology (2016).
• Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Daniel J. Treier, (eds), Theology and the Mirror of Scripture: A Mere Evangelical Account in the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology volume 34, issue 2 (2016).
• Peter Laughlin, Jesus and the Cross: Necessity, Meaning, and Atonement in Theological Book Review.
• Anne Primavesi, Exploring Earthiness: The Reality of Perception of Being Human Today in Theological Book Review.
• Ephraim Radner, A Time to Keep: Theology, Mortality, and the Shape of a Human Life in The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (published online July 2016, in print 2017).
• Philip Ziegler (ed.), Eternal God, Eternal Life: Theological Investigations into the Concept of Immortality in Reviews in Religion and Theology (2017).
• Brian Rosner, Known By God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017) in Reviews in Religion and Theology (2018).
• Douglas Farrow, Theological Negotiations: Proposals in Soteriology and Anthropology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018) in Nova Et Vetera (forthcoming 2020).
• Original Sin ed. by James Stump (IVP, 2020), Augustinian Studies (forthcoming 2020).
● Personal Identity and the Resurrection ed. By Georg Gasser in the European Journal of Philosophy of Religion (vol. 4, no. 4, winter 2012).
● Jerry L. Walls, Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation in the European Journal of Philosophy of Religion (vol. 6, no. 1, 2014)
●Andrew Moore (ed.), God, Mind and Knowledge in Faith and Philosophy (Vol. 32 no. 3 July 2015).
●Jerry L. Walls, Purgatory, Heaven, Hell in The Southwestern Journal of Theology (2015).
●Mark Johnston, Surviving Death in the International Journal of Philosophy and Theology (October 2015).
●Gilbert Meilaender, Should We Live Forever? The Ethical Ambiguities in the Reviews in Religion and Theology (vol. 22 issue 4 September 2015).
Stephen Yates, Between Death and Resurrection: A Recent Catholic Debate Concerning the Intermediate State in Reviews in Religion and Theology (2017).
●Timothy Pawl, In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay in Reading Religion (September 19, 2017).
http://readingreligion.org/books/defense-conciliar-christology [accessed on October 4, 2017].
Interdisciplinary, Science and Theology:
● Peter Enns, The Evolution of Adam in Southwestern Journal of Theology, vol. 56, no. 2 (2013).
● Hans Madueme and Michael Reeves, (eds.), Adam, the Fall, and Original Sin: Theological, Biblical and Scientific Perspectives in the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 33/1 (Spring 2015).
●Peter Mahon, Posthumanism: A Guide for the Perplexed in Reviews in Religion and Theology (2017).
●Malcolm Jeeves (ed.), The Emergence of Personhood: A Quantum Leap? (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015) in Reviews in Religion and Theology (2018).
• Sarah Lane Ritchie, On Divine and Human Action (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019) in Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (forthcoming 2020).
• Joanna Leidenhag, Minding Creation (Bloomsbury, 2021) in Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies.
●Robert Spaemann, Love and the Dignity of Human Life: On Nature and Natural Law in Journal of Reformed Theology, 8.3 (2014).
●Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz, Brief History of the Soul in the European Journal of Philosophy of Religion (Vol. 4 No 1 - Spring 2012)
●Review Title: “Dualism on the Rise.” Review Article of Andrea Lavazza and Howard Robinson (eds.), Contemporary Dualism: A Defense in the Mind and Matter Journal vol. 3, issue 2 (2015).
●Jeffrey E. Brower, Aquinas’s Ontology of the Material World: Change, Hylomorphism, and Material Objects in the International Journal of Philosophy of Religion vol. 79, issue 3 (2016).
●Bradley, Feldman, and Johansson (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death in the Southwestern Journal of Theology (2018).
●Co-authored with Scott Prather, Review Title: “PHYSICALISM AND DUALISM: Beyond the Impasse?” Benedikt Paul Gocke (ed.), After Physicalism in the journal Mind and Matter (vol. 14, issue 1, 2016).
●Roger Scruton, On Human Nature in Themelios vol. 42, issue 3 (December 2017).
●Jonathan J. Loose, Angus J.L. Menuge, and J.P. Moreland (eds), The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism in The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (2019).
● Markar Melkonian (ed.), The Philosophy of Death Reader: Cross-Cultural Readings on Immortality and the Afterlife (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2019) in Reviews in Religion and Theology (forthcoming 2020).
● Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials: A Multiple Allegory by Leonard F. Wheat in Journal of Religion and Popular Culture (Spring 2015).
●Screening the Afterlife: Theology, Eschatology and Film by Christopher Deacy in Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, vol. 25 issue 2 (Summer 2013).
●Tim Schenck, Holy Grounds: The Surprising Connection Between Coffee and Faith in Journal of Religion and Popular Culture (forthcoming 2021).
1. “Agency/Volition,” in A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia vol. II ed. by Ken Minkema and Adriaan Neele (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2017).
2. “Immortality of the Soul,” in A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia vol. 1 ed. by Ken Minkema and Adriaan Neele (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2017).
3. w/Charles Taliaferro, “Creationism and Creationist Objections to Physicalism,” in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion ed. by Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020).
4. “Heaven,” The Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion ed. by Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020).
Edited Journal Issues:
1. Special Issue of Theologica on “New Themes in Analytic Dogmatic Theology,” ed. with James Arcadi (2018). http://revistatheologica.com/index.php/rtl/pages/view/cfp
2. Special Issue of Open Theology on “Analytic Perspectives on Method and Authority in Theology,” ed. with James Arcadi (Fall 2017). https://www.degruyter.com/page/1382
3. Special Issue(s) of Perichoresis on “The Vision and Theosis in Reformed Theology,” (2 issues) ed. with Ryan Brandt (vol. 17, issue 2, 2019; and vol. 18, issue 1 Spring 2020). http://www.academia.edu/31051583/Call_for_Papers_Beatific_Vision_and_Theosis_for_Perichoresis_-_The_Theological_Journal_of_Emanuel_University_
4. Special Issue of Perichoresis on “Roman or Catholic? Roman Catholicism, Reformed Christianity, and Theological Matters” (vol. 18, issue 5, Dec. 2020). https://www.academia.edu/34109224/CFP_Perichoresis_2018_1_.pdf
5. Special Issue, “The Nature and Practice of what it means to be Male and Female,” ed. by Joshua R. Farris and Tyler McNabb (forthcoming).
● “Why Cartesian Substance Dualism?” University of Bristol Postgraduate Religious Studies and Theology Conference, March 12, 2011.
● “Hasker’s Emergent Substance Dualism and the Debate Over Origins,” Tyndale House Study Group June 30, 2011.
● “William Hasker and the Origin of the Soul,” The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, God, Mind and Knowledge. September 15, 2011 (Travel Funding of £250 from the Graduate office at The University of Bristol).
● “Cartesian Substance Dualism, Personal Identity and the Imago Dei,” UofB THRS Post-graduate Reading Group Fall 2011.
● “Four Views on the Origin of the Soul,” Poster Presentation UofB THRS Postgraduate Annual Conference, “Spreading the Word,” Scheduled on March 9, 2012.
● “Composite-Self or Cartesian-Self: Origins and Composite or Cartesian Substance Dualism,” Paper Presentation UofB THRS Postgraduate Annual Conference, “Spreading the Word,” Scheduled on March 10, 2012.
● “Creationist-Souls, Original Corruption and Christian Theism,” 1st Global Conference 2012 “Sins, Vices and Virtues.” Scheduled on March 18, 2012 (Travel Funding of £350 from the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation).
● “A Relational, Narrative or Cartesian Self: A Theologically Integrated View of the Soul as Stative and Dynamic,” Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, Spring Postgraduate Forum on April 23, 2012.
● [“Analyzing Swinburne’s Notion of Mixed Properties,” European Society of Philosophy of Religion in August 2012. Declined for personal reasons]
● [“Cartesian Theological Anthropology and Ethics,” Society for the Study of Christian Ethics conference on “Theological Anthropology,” on September 2012. Declined for personal reasons]
● [“Calvin on Human Nature,” REFO RC 2012. Declined for personal reasons]
● “Emergent Substance Dualist Christology,” Tyndale House Study Group Philosophy of Religion July 2012 (Co-presented and co-written with Jonathan Chan).
● “The Teleological Dimension of the Soul,” Evangelical Philosophical Society Southwest Conference 2013.
● “The Ontological Union of Body and Soul: One or Two things?” American Academy of Religion Southwest Conference 2013.
● “Augustinian Anthropology as Hylomorphism or Immaterialism: Retrieving Augustine for Contemporary Anthropology,” International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought Sam Houston State University April 5, 2013.
● “A Constructive Exploration of Kathryn Tanner’s Imago Dei with an Augustinian Imago Dei,” Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.
● “Exploring the Relationship between God and the Soul,” Institute of Philosophy and Theological Research; Fort Worth, Texas, September 19, 2014.
● “Jonathan Edwards’s Idealism, Imago Dei, and Contemporary Theology.” Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual 2014 in San Diego, California.
● “Reparative Substitution: Toward a Hybrid Theory of the Atonement (co-authored with S. Mark Hamilton).” Evangelical Theological and Philosophical Society, Southwest Regional Conference; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, April 10, 2015.
● “Christian Dualism and Resurrection.” Evangelical Theological and Philosophical Society, Southwest Regional Conference; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, April 10, 2015.
● “Origin of the Soul and the Problem of Sin’s Transmission.” The Self in Light of Divinity Conference, Heythrop College, November 12, 2015.
● “Closing Comments: Analytic Theology, Anthropology and Biblical Interpretation.” Book Launch/Conference for Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology, Heythrop College, November 12, 2015.
● “Reparative Substitution, Divine Love and the Moral Law,” w/S. Mark Hamilton. Evangelical Philosophical Society, Southwest Regional Conference; Dallas, Tx. April 1-2, 2016.
● “Emergence and Creationist-Souls.” 11th Annual International Conference on Philosophy, May 23-26, 2016, Athens, Greece ATINER. [Declined for personal reasons].
● “Edwards on Created Substance: Great Idea or Actual Substance,” in the Models of God Section (special theme Jonathan Edwards) at the Evangelical Theological Society annual 2016 conference, Nov. 16, 2016.
● “Theological Anthropology in Philosophical Perspective,” panel discussion held at American Academy of Religion 2016, Nov. 18, 2016 through the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
● “What if God was one of us: Thisness, A Recommendation for thinking about God,” with Tyler D. McNabb held at Evangelical Philosophical Society 2017, Nov. 2017.
● “Reparative Substitution and Communal Atonement,” with Mark Hamilton held at the Evangelical Philosophical Society 2017, Nov. 2017.
● “This is my beloved Son, Whom I hate: A Critique of one version of Penal Substitution,” with Mark Hamilton held at Evangelical Theological Society, Nov. 2017.
● “Idealism, Dualism, and Christology,” for a panel discussion on Andrew Loke’s Kryptic Christology held at AAR 2017, Nov. 2017.
● “Criticisms of Christus Odium Penal Substituion,” with S. Mark Hamilton held at Pantologia (HBU Interdisciplinary colloquia) Oct. 2017.
● “Souls, Emergent and Created: Why Mere Emergent Substance Dualism is insufficient.” Held at Pantologia (HBU Interdisciplinary colloquia) February 9, 2018.
● “Souls, Emergent, Created: The Particularity Problem.” Personal Identity Summer School, Malta 2018 organized by Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies.
● “Cartesian Theism or Emergent-Theism.” Analytic Theology Project, University of Innsbruck 2018.
● “Repairing Craig’s Theory of Atonement.” Evangelical Philosophical Society 2018.
● “Response to the Panelists,” on a Panel Discussion over The Soul of Theological Anthropology: A Cartesian Exploration. Evangelical Philosophical Society Session at the American Academy of Religion 2018.
● “The Coherence of Conciliar Christology: Philosophy or Theology,” in a Panel Discussion on Tim Pawl’s Conciliar Christology at the Evangelical Philosophical Society Session at the American Academy of Religion 2018.
● “Panpsychism’s Particularity Problem,” at the Evangelical Philosophical Society SW 2019 on March 8, 2019.
● “Introduction,” at the Society of Christian Philosophers Mountain Pacific Region 2019, Theme: Mind and Persons on March 6, 2019.
● “Which Penalty, Whose Atonement? Revisiting Christus Odium,” Christus Odium Panel Discussion. ETS National 11/20/2019, 9:00 AM-12:10 PM, Grand Hyatt—San Diego, Ca.
● “Strong Supernaturalism in Reformed Orthodoxy: God and the Soul in the Meaning of Life,” EPS National 2019.
● Presider of Modern Philosophy of Theological Anthropology Panel Discussion, EPS at AAR 2019.
● Presider of Beatific Vision in Science and Theology Panel Discussion, EPS at AAR 2020.
● “Idealist Solutions to Beatific Vision and the Body Problem,” EPS 2020.
Invited Guest Lecturer/Substitute
● Philosophical Analysis on the Nature of Faith, SBTS guest lecturer for Introduction to Christian Philosophy, November 18, 2008.
● An Expositional Synopsis of Audi’s Epistemology, SBTS guest lecturer for Epistemology (presently called Faith, Reason and Authority), November 19, 2008.
● Course: A Brief Theological Anthropology, Augustine Centre at Georgetown University. February 13, 2021.
● Lectures: “Capital Punishment: A Defense”, and “Gender, Sex, and Marriage,” St. Paul’s Theological College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Popular Talks, Interviews
1. Radio Interview, A Show of Faith: Religion, Politics and Culture with an Edge on AM 1070 KNTH (http://2521.2.ecatholicwebsites.com) concerning the topic of Trinity School of Theology (trinityschooltheology.net) on September 14, 2014.
2. Talk, “Bless His Heart: Why you not only Ought to Believe in the Soul but you actually do!” at BBC Fort Worth (http://thebibleandbeerconsortium.com) on September 21, 2014.
3. “The Soul, and the Nature of Personal Identity,” a show called God-Talk. Feb. 27, 2016; https://soundcloud.com/god-talk.
4. “The Soul in the Afterlife,” a show called God-Talk. April 4, 2016; https://soundcloud.com/god-talk.
5. “What was I before I was born and why does it matter?” Theology on Tap. August 14, 2018.
6. Episode 8 – “Michael Interviews Joshua Farris and Jordan Wessling on Philosophy,” Crossing Borders: Reformed Nomadics in a Digital Wilderness (A Davenant Institute Podcast) on Saturday March 9, 2019. https://soundcloud.com/tdi-crossingborders/episode-08-michael-interviews-joshua-farris-and-jordan-wessling-on-philosophy.
7. “What’s the Point of the Soul?” What’s the Point? Podcast on Tuesday August 27, 2019. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-the-point/id1459188080#episodeGuid=bd8a1d66-0269-e47d-6b63-87a6f3166f20
8. “What’s the Point of the tradition?” What’s the Point? Podcast on Tuesday September 3, 2019.
9. ‘Intro to Theological Anthropology—humans both creaturely and divine,’ Anglican Audio with Fr. Bart Gingerich. https://anglican.audio/2020/05/07/intro-to-theological-antropology-humans-both-creaturely-and-divine/ [accessed on August 26, 2020]
10. ‘What is the Soul?’ Big Men Big Theology. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-is-the-soul-with-dr-joshua-farris/id1456401195?i=1000474301955 [accessed on August 26, 2020]
11. ‘Conversation 05: Dr. Joshua Farris,’ Democracy of the Dead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-iC5x4bfRA [accessed on August 26, 2020]
12. ‘Joshua Farris – Theological Anthropology,’ OnScript podcast with Amy Brown Hughes. https://onscript.study/podcast/joshua-farris-theological-anthropology/ [accessed on August 26, 2020]
13. ‘What is Substance Dualism?’ London Lyceum August 18, 2020. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-london-lyceum/id1476529038 [accessed on August 26, 2020]
14. ‘An Introduction to Theological Anthropology,” with Dr. Joshua Farris – Mere Fidelity August 25, 2020. https://mereorthodoxy.com/introduction-theological-anthropology-dr-joshua-farris/ [accessed on August 26, 2020]
15. ‘Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Times,’ weekly radio show with Dr. Joshua Farris, Executive Director of Alpine Christian School 2020-present on KVLF, Big Bend Radio.
16. “Cartesian and Thomistic Dualism,” Pogos. September 2020. https://soundcloud.com/user-931091141/joshua-ryan-farris-on-cartesian-and-thomistic-dualism
17. “On the Impact of Soulful Impressions,” Pogos. https://soundcloud.com/user-931091141/joshua-ryan-farris-on-the-impact-of-soulful-impressions
18. “On Deification & Totalizing Christological Anthropology,” Pogos. October 2020. https://soundcloud.com/user-931091141/joshua-ryan-farris-on-deification-totalizing-christological-anthropology
19. “Theological Anthropology,” The Faith Colloquium Podcast, episode 49. Nov. 9, 2020.
20. “On Christian Physicalism,” Furthering Christendom. December 12, 2020.
21. “Atonement part 1 and part 2,” with S. Mark Hamilton on The Reluctant Theologian Podcast. Nov. 2020.
22. “The Soul of Education,” Fides Et. Veritates lecture series, Nov. 2020.
2019 – Present Associate Editor for the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
2019 – Chair of the Evangelical Philosophical Society SW Region
2018 – Present advisor on the International Advisory Board for Perichoresis – The Theological Journal of Emanuel University.
2018 – project organizer for the Special Lecture with Richard Swinburne at Houston Baptist University on March 1 and 2, 2018.
2018 – conference organizer of EPS SW region conference on ‘Natural Theology in Revealed Theology,’ with keynote from Richard Swinburne on “The Social Theory of the Trinity.”
2017 Conference Organizer for the Society of Christian Philosophers Midwest 2017 at Houston Baptist University, Houston, Tx.
2016-Present Associate Editor of Philosophical and Theological Studies for the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies
2016-2017 Book Review Editor and Editorial Board for the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies
2016-2017 Secretary, Evangelical Philosophical Society, Southwest Region
2017-Present Coordinator and Co-editor with Nathan A. Jacobs, “Philosophical Foundations for Theological Anthropology,” a web project for the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
2016-2018 Founder and Coordinator for Pantologia, an inter-disciplinary colloquia between the School of Humanities and the School of Christian Thought.
Fellowships, Grants, Scholarships, Honors
August 2020 Grant of $9,000 to begin editing Human Origins and Souls: A Conversation and write an essay defending Cartesian dualism.
March – April 2020 Writing Workshop on “Theology as Interdisciplinary Inquiry” at the Center for Theological Inquiry (canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).
October 2019 – May 2020 Chester and Margaret Paluch Lecturer of philosophical theology for University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary.
June – August 2019 Grant of $12,000 for Routledge Handbook of Idealism and Immaterialism project and consultation on the mind-body problem.
June 2019 – Dabar Conference at TEDS, The Carl F.H. Henry Center, The Creation Project; Conference Topic: “Divine Action,” special invitation with expenses covered and a stipend of $250.
June 2019 – Project support from the University of Bochum on Rethinking Idealism and Immaterialism w/Benedikt Paul Gocke; travel, lodging, and food covered.
Spring 2019 – Carl F.H. Henry Center, The Creation Project, Visiting Fellow. My project will be on “The Soul of ‘Science & Religion’: Theological Anthropology, Substance Dualism, and Human Origins.” (Full Funding; $33,000)
May 2018 – “Old Testament Studies, Astrobiology, and Origins,” at The Lanier Theological Library, Houston, Tx. special invitation as a guest and consultant.
July 26- August 8, Innsbruck 2018 Analytic Theology Summer School & Conference – The Nature of God (University of Innsbruck; Innsbruck, Austria); all costs covered.
Summer 2018, Pantheism & Panentheism Summer Stipend (Project Leaders: Yujin Nagasawa and Andrei Buckareff) for 1,000 GBP.
Summer Study with Prof. Richard Swinburne and Dr. Eric Yang on Personal Identity hosted by Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies (MCCS) on the island of Malta (June 23-July 1); lodging and food covered.
Dabar Conference June 13-18, 2018 at TEDS, Carl F.H. Henry Center and The Creation Project; special invitation with food, lodging, and travel covered.
$3000 Reading Group Stipend, honoring Alvin Plantinga (John Templeton Foundation) w/Tyler D. McNabb.
Piper Professor 2017 Nominee in the School of Humanities, Houston Baptist University.
$450 for Faculty Learning Group funds for Pantologia on “Reformed and Catholic Readings of Scripture”.
Course Development: $1500 (the highest award possible) for the design of Philosophical Theology in the HBU Philosophical Apologetics program.
Travel funding in the amount of $1,000 (with lodging and food covered) for Book Launch of the Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology followed by a one-day conference, The Self in Light of Divinity at University of London, Heythrop College (funding for Fellowship at Heythrop College)
Private Donor contributed £6,500 toward research on Cartesian Substance Dualism
Read-Tuckwell Scholarship (2013-2014)
Full funding, for one year, for Trinitatis Schola Theologica inc. from Tallowood Baptist Church/Stoller Foundation Inc. (2013; total $48,400)
Read-Tuckwell Scholarship (2011-2012)
Bursary (distinguished student) for 1st Global Conference 2012 “Sins, Vices and Virtues.” (Representing the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation)
Bursary (distinguished student) for BSPR 2011 (Representing U of Bristol through the Graduate Office)
Academic Tuition Scholarship/Grant at SBTS (2005)
Ministerial Alliance Scholarship (2002-2004)
Clan Fergusson Society of North America Scholarship Fund (2004-2014)
2017 Society of Christian Philosophers
2016-Present American Academy of Religion
2016-Present Evangelical Theological Society
2004-Present Clan Fergusson Society of North America (previously Convener State of Kentucky; previous Editor for the Bee Line Newsletter)
2007-Present Evangelical Philosophical Society
2012 Society for the Study of Christian Ethics
2006-2007 American Philosophical Association
Examination and Manuscript Reviews
Referee, Taylor and Francis (2 manuscripts)
Referee, Oxford University Press (2 distinct referee reports)
Referee, Herald Press
Referee, Jonathan Edwards Society Press
Referee, Baker Academic (1 manuscript)
Referee, Bloomsbury (1 manuscript; 1 manuscript proposal)
Referee, Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (1 article)
Referee, Sexuality and Culture (1 article)
Referee, Philosophia Christi (2 articles)
Referee, Philosophy Compass (2 articles)
Referee, Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (2 articles)
Referee, Religions (1 article)
Referee, Open Theology
Referee, Open Philosophy
Referee, International Journal of Systematic Theology (3 articles)
Referee, Religious Studies (1 article)
Referee, European Journal of Philosophy of Religion (4 articles)
Referee, Semiotica: Journal of International Association for Semiotic Studies (1 article)
Referee, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (1 article)
Examination of Thesis/Dissertation and Degrees
Houston Baptist University (MATS)
Humana in St. Louis, Missouri (served through building)
Food and Shelter in Louisville, Kentucky (served)
Clothes Closet at Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky
Transformation House (Halfway-House) in Louisville, Kentucky (Lead and served)
Counselor for Protestant Youth of the Chapel on Scott Air Force Base (2000-2001)
Leader of Multiple Book Studies (Apologetics and Biblical Studies)
Leader of College Retreat (Theme: Psalms and the Devotional Life; November 2007)
Set-up for Missouri Baptist University Concerts (2003-2004)