Professor in the Werner Chair of Theology
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Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1996
M.Div., Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, 1990
B.A, Rice University, 1978
Areas of expertise
Systematic theology, Wesleyan studies, United Methodist doctrine, the authority of scripture.
Selected published works
The Pursuit of Happiness: Blessing and Fulfillment in Christian Faith,Wipf & Stock, 2011.
“Baptism and Justification: A Methodist Understanding,” in Ecclesiology, 4:3 (2008).
“Ecclesiology and Ministry in the Methodist Church (1939-1968),” in Methodist History 46:3 (April 2008).
“Authority and Narrative,” in Engaging Biblical Authority: Perspectives on the Bible as Scripture, ed. William P. Brown, Westminster John Knox, 2007.
Women and the Authority of Scripture: A Narrative Approach, published by Trinity Press International.
“Happiness: A Word for Our Time,” in Journal of Theology, Summer 2005.
“Capable of God: Evolution and Salvation,” in Theology and Science, July 2005.