The following are papers composed for my students or papers that have been delivered at professional conferences. The "student" papers are those which state my approach to Christian education and to the use of Scripture. The papers for professional conferences are also at times made available to my students, but not composed for that purpose. I welcome any response you may wish to give me.
- Who is Filled with the Spirit Anyway
In March of 2002 I delivered a paper at the annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. The paper is here. The topic brought good interaction from those present. It is a topic that needs to be carefully thought through by those in the Pentecostal-Charismatic renewal movement, as well as other Christians who desire the best that God has for them. The paper is essentially an exposition of Ephesians 5:18-21.
- The Holy Spirit and the Unconscious
A paper that seeks to integrate psychological theory and biblical teaching of the Holy Spirit. This is a paper I presented a 1998 Pentecostal-Charismatic Conference on psychology and counseling.
- A Personal Statement on Inerrancy of Bible
This paper, which I have readily made available to my students for many years, gives me the opportunity to affirm the divine origin of Holy Scripture, while at the same time reckoning with human authorship. I have sought to deal with the issue against the historical background out of which the Scriptures have come to us.
- Going from Exegesis to Exposition
This is a prescription for combining results of careful Bible study method with effective delivery in an actual preaching situation. This has been often given students since I prepared it in the early days of the 1980's.
- Personal Philosophy of Christian Education
I prepared this when applying for a teaching position at the start of the 1980's. I have since made it available to my students at Regent University. It gives insight into my own approach to theological study.
- Spirit Reception - Luke Vis-à-Vis Paul
I presented this paper at a 1998 session of the Evangelical Theological Society. It was part of the Luke-Acts study group, giving attention to charismatic issues.
- Statement Regarding Academic Study of the Bible
For many years I have contemplated how serious academic study of the Bible ought to relate to a personal response to Scripture. This paper is an effort to provide my guidelines for doing the same.
- Isaiah's Servant of Yahweh and Christian Mission in Luke-Acts
In March of 2000 I presented this paper at an annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. This sets forth an important part of the Old Testament background for Christian mission as seen in Luke-Acts. It is relevant for mission today.