Academic Essays

The following essays have appeared as articles either in peer-reviewed journals or journals that are not peer-reviewed but maintain an academic standard. Click on the bibliographic information if you would like to read or download a particular essay.

“Baptism, Youth Ministry, and the Means of Grace,” Liturgy 29:1 (2014): 4-12.

“The Practical Theology of the General Rules,” Asbury Journal 68:2 (Fall 2013): 6-27.

“The General Means of Grace,” Methodist History 51:4 (July 2013): 249-257.

“From Societies to Society: The Shift from Holiness to Justice in the Wesleyan Tradition,” Methodist Review  3 (2011):141-172.

“Outler’s Quadrilateral, Moral Psychology, and Theological Reflection in the Wesleyan Tradition,” Wesleyan Theological Journal 46:1 (Spring 2011): 49-72.

“‘To stir them up to believe, love, obey’—Soteriological Dimensions of the Class Meeting in Early Methodism,” Methodist History  48:3 (April 2010): 160-178.

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Book Reviews

1. Review of Henry D. Rack, ed., The Methodist Societies: The Minutes of Conference, vol.10 of The Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2011), in Wesleyan Theological Journal 48:1 (Spring 2013): 195-197.

2. Review of Fred P. Edie, Book, Bath, Table, and Time: Christian Worship as Source and Resource for Youth Ministry (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2007) in the United Methodist Reporter 155:14 (August 8, 2008).