Matthew Barrett, Ph.D.

Matthew Barrett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries

Department: Arts & Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-3973
Email Address: mbarrett@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: 10370 Hemet Street, Suite 200; Riverside, California 92503
Office Hours: Office hours by appointment.

Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Systematic Theology The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 2011
M.Div. Christian Studies The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 2008
B.A. Communications Biola University 2005

Classes Taught

Christian Theology 1 and 2; Church History 1 and 2; Overview of the Bible; The Christian Life; Jesus and the Gospels; Paul and the Early Church; Apologetics; Ethics; Philosophy; Comparative Religions. 

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Doctrine of God; Trinity, Providence; Christology; Soteriology; Christian Worldview; Augustine; Reformation and Reformed Studies; John Owen; Evangelicalism.

Research, Presentations, and Publications

  BOOKS
 
Whomever He Wills: A Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy. Edited by Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles. Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2012. 
 
Reclaiming Monergism: The Case for Sovereign Grace in Effectual Calling and Regeneration. By Matthew Barrett. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2013. 
 
Salvation by Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration. By Matthew Barrett. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2013. 
 
What is Regeneration? (Basics of the Reformed Faith) By Matthew Barrett. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2013. 
 
The Grace of Godliness: An Introduction to Doctrine and Piety in the Canons of Dort. By Matthew Barrett. Joshua Press, 2013. 
 
Four Views on the Historical Adam. Edited by Matthew Barrett and A. B. Caneday. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, to be published Fall 2013. 
 
40 Questions on Salvation. By Matthew Barrett and Gregg Allison. Grand Rapids: Kregel, to be published Spring 2015. 
 
John Owen on the Christian Life. By Matthew Barrett and Michael Haykin. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, to be published 2014. 
 
Sola Scriptura. By Matthew Barrett. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, to be published 2015.
 
Reformation Theology. Edited by Matthew Barrett. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, forthcoming 2016-17.
 
EDITED BOOKS
 
Series editor, The Solas of the Reformation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012-2017. 
Books in series:
Sola Scriptura. By Matthew Barrett. 
Solus Christus. By Stephen Wellum.
Sola Gratia. By Carl Trueman.
Sola Fide. By Thomas Schreiner.
Soli Deo Gloria. By David VanDrunen. 
 
Editor, Reformation Theology. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, forthcoming 2016-17.
 
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
 
“Art, Scripture and the Reformation.” Reformation 15 (2011): 191-96.
 
“Inspiration, Inerrancy, and the Trustworthiness of God.” Credo Magazine 1 (2011): 14-21. 
 
“The Final Judgment.” The Gospel Witness 90, no. 3 (2011): 3-6.
 
“Piety in the Canons of the Dort.” Puritan Reformed Journal 3, no.1 (2011): 223-52.
 
“Is Irresistible Grace Unbiblical?” Founders Journal 82 (2010): 6-16.
 
“The Lord’s Supper.” The Gospel Witness 90, no. 8 (2012): 9-12.
 
“The Geneva Bible and Its Influence on the King James Bible.” Founders Journal 86 (Fall 2011): 16-29.
 
“Chosen by Grace Alone.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 3 (2012): 36-45.
 
“The Geneva Bible and Its Influence on the King James Bible.” The Founders Journal 86 (Fall 2011): 16-29.
 
“The Scriptural Affirmation of Monergism.” In Whomever He Wills: A Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy, ed. Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles (Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2012), 120-187.
 
“‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people.’ Are Acts 2 and 10 proof-texts for Inclusivism?” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 17 (2012): 79-98.
 
“Does Regeneration Precede Faith in 1 John?” Mid-America Journal of Theology 23 (2012): 5-18.
 
“Should Evangelicals Believe in Purgatory? A Response to Recent Proposals.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 1 (2013): 44-52. 
 
“Effectual Calling and Regeneration.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 3 (July 2013): 18-41.
 
EDITORIALS AND COLUMNS
 
“The Living Word.” Credo Magazine 1, no. 1 (2011): 4.
 
“Scripture in the Family Room: Building Families Around the Word of God.” Credo Magazine 1, no. 1 (2011): 91.
 
“What is Inclusivism?” Credo Magazine 2, no. 1 (2012): 6.
 
“Is God Unfair?” Credo Magazine 2, no. 1 (2012): 80.
 
“Make Disciples of All Nations.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 2 (2012): 6.
 
“Missions in Light of the Resurrection of Christ.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 2 (2012): 65.
 
“Chosen by Grace” Credo Magazine 2, no. 3 (2012): 6.
 
“Old Princeton.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 4 (2012): 6.
 
“From Old Princeton to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 4 (2012): 78.
 
“Francis Schaeffer at 100.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 5 (2012): 6.
 
"The Great Evangelical Disaster." Credo Magazine 2, no. 5 (2012): 75.
 
“Purgatory: Yes or No?” Credo Magazine 3, no. 1 (2013): 4. 
 
"Salvation-Trinitarian through and through." Credo Magazine 3, no. 2 (2013): 74. 
 
EDITED MAGAZINES
 
Executive Editor of Credo Magazine (www.credomag.com). 
 
Issues:
 
“The Living Word.” Credo Magazine 1, no. 1 (October 2011).
 
“In Christ Alone.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 1 (January 2012).
 
“Make Disciples of All Nations.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 2 (March 2012).
 
“Chosen by Grace.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 3 (May 2012).
 
“Old Princeton.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 4 (August 2012).
 
“Francis Schaeffer at 100.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 5 (September 2012).
 
“Purgatory: An Evangelical Doctrine?” Credo Magazine 3, no. 1 (January 2013).
 
“The Trinity and the Christian Life.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 2 (April 2013).
 
“Born Again.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 3 (July 2013).
 
BOOKS REVIEWS
Review of The Whole Counsel of God: God’s Mighty Acts in the Old Testament, by Richard C. Gamble. Themelios 34, no. 3 (2009): 413-15.
 
Review of Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation: Volume 1, 1523-1552, ed. by James T. Dennison Jr. Themelios 34, no. 3 (2009): 393-94.
 
Review of Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach, by Kenneth Keathley. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53, no. 2 (2010): 437-40.
 
Review of Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach, by Kenneth Keathley. Kerux, 25, no. 1 (2010): 50-53.
 
Review of The Preaching of Jonathan Edwards, by John Carrick. Modern Reformation 19, no. 1 (2010): 41.
 
Review of Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine, by Peter Thuesen. Criswell Theological Review 7, no. 2 (2010): 101-104.
 
Review of Calvin, by Bruce Gordon. Themelios 35, no. 1 (2010): 101-104.
 
Review of Reading Anselm's Proslogion: The History of Anselm's Argument and its Significance Today, by Ian Logan. The Journal of Theological Studies 61, no. 2 (2010): 826-29.
 
Review of The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century, 3 vols., ed. by Ligon Duncan. Themelios 35, no. 2 (2010): 331-34.
 
Review of Baptist Theology: A Four Century Study, by James Leo Garrett Jr. Midwestern Journal of Theology 9, no. 2 (2010): 196-200.
 
Review of Calvin, by George W. Stroup. Sixteenth Century Journal XLII, no. 1 (2011) 1111-12.
 
Review of Imputation and Impartation: Union with Christ in American Reformed Theology, by William B. Evans. Reformed Baptist Theological Review 7, no. 1 (2010): 104-108.
 
Review of Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms: A Study in the Development of Reformed Social Thought, by David VanDrunen. The Journal of Theological Studies 62, no. 2 (2011): 392-96.
 
Review of The Reformed Objection to Natural Law, by Michael Sudduth. The Journal of Theological Studies 62, no. 3 (2011): 390-92.
 
Review of Responses to Miscellaneous Questions, by Augustine. Themelios 36, no. 1 (2011): 123-26.
 
Review of Augustine of Hippo: A Life, by Henry Chadwick. Themelios 36, no. 1 (2011): 123-26.
 
Review of John Knox: An Introduction to His Life and Works, by Richard G. Kyle and Dale W. Johnson. Kerux 26, no. 1 (2011): 44-45.
 
Review of A Visual History of the King James Bible: The Dramatic Story of the World’s Best Known Translation, by Donald L. Brake; Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011, by Gordon Campbell; The King James Bible: A Short History from Tyndale to Today, by David Norton; Begat: The King James Bible & the English Language, by David Crystal; The Legacy of the King James Bible, by Leland Ryken; The King James Bible After 400 Years, ed. Hannibal Hamlin and Norman W. Jones. Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity June/July (2011): 51.
 
Review of Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation: Volume 2, 1552-1566, ed. by James T. Dennison Jr. Themelios 36, no. 2 (2011): 311-13.
 
Review of For the Beauty of the Earth, 2nd ed.: A Christian Vision for Creation Care, by Steven Bouma-Prediger. Modern Reformation 20, no. 5 (2011): 51, 57-59.
 
Review of Baptism: Three Views, by Sinclair B. Ferguson, Anthony N. S. Lane, and Bruce A. Ware. International Journal of Systematic Theology 13, no. 4 (2011): 489-91.
 
Review of Living in God’s Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture, by David VanDrunen. Journal of Theological Studies 62, no. 2 (2011): 817-21.
 
Review of Augustine’s “Confessions”: A Biography, by Garry Wills. Journal of Theological Studies 62, no. 2 (2011): 751-53.
 
Review of God & Being: An Enquiry, by George Pattison. Themelios 36, no. 3 (2011): 559-60.
 
Review of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir, by Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge. Credo Reviews (Spring 2011).
 
Review of Reformed Theology, by R. Michael Allen. Credo Reviews (Spring 2011).
 
Review of The Mighty Weakness of John Knox, by Douglas Bond. Credo Reviews (Spring 2011). 
 
Review of The Writings of John: A Survey of the Gospel, Epistles, and Apocalypse, by C. Marvin Pate. Credo Reviews (Spring 2011).
 
Review of Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology, ed. Oliver D. Crisp and Michael C. Rea. Credo Reviews (Summer 2011).
 
Review of Justification: Five Views, edited by James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy. The Gospel Coalition Reviews (Fall 2011).
 
Review of Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism, by Devin Bauder, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., John G. Stackhouse, Jr., and Roger E. Olson. The Gospel Coalition Reviews (Fall 2011).
 
Review of Ten Myths About Calvinism: Recovering the Breadth of the Reformed Tradition, by Kenneth J. Stewart. Credo Magazine (2012).
 
Review of Calvin at the Centre, by Paul Helm. Sixteenth Century Journal XLII, no. 2 (2012): 626-27.
 
Review of Collected Works of Erasmus Expositions of the Psalms, Vol. 3, by Desiderius Erasmus. Sixteenth Century Journal XLII, no. 2 (2012): 577-78.
 
Review of A History of Lutheranism, by Eric W. Gritsch. Sixteenth Century Journal XLII, no. 2 (2012): 805-806.
 
Review of How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels, by N. T. Wright. The Gospel Coalition Reviews (2012).
 
Review of Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self, by Marilynne Robinson. Christianity and Literature 60, no. 4 (2012).
 
Review of John Calvin’s American Legacy, by Thomas Davis. Journal of Reformed Theology 2, no. 2 (2012): 71-72.
 
Review of Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant, by Alan Jacobs. Christianity and Literature 61, no. 3 (2012): 487-490.
 
Review of Evangelical Free Will: Philipp Melanchthon's Journey on the Origins of Faith, by Gregory Graybill. Sixteenth Century Journal XLIII, no. 1 (2012): 251-253.
 
Review of 40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law, by Thomas R. Schreiner. Criswell Theological Review 9, no. 2 (2012): 104-106.
 
Review of Arminius, Arminianism, and Europe: Jacobus Arminius (1559/60-1609), eds. Th. Marius van Leeuwen, Keith D. Stanglin, and Marijke Tolsma. Brill’s Series in Church History 39. Themelios 37, no. 2 (2012): 394-96.
 
Review of Corporal Punishment in the Bible: A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic for Troubling Texts, by William J. Webb. Criswell Theological Review 9, no. 2 (2012): 104-106.
 
Review of In Adam’s Fall: A Meditation on the Christian Doctrine of Original Sin, by Ian McFarland. Faith and Philosophy (forthcoming, 2012).
 
Review of Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation, by Jerry L. Walls. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (forthcoming 2013). 
 
Review of The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship, by Thabiti M. Anyabwile. Modern Reformation (forthcoming, 2013).
 
INTERVIEWS
 
Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles. “The Consequences of Calvinism.” Interview conducted by Matt Smethurst. The Gospel Coalition. August 26, 2012. 
 
Matthew Barrett. “Whomever He Wills.” Radio interview conducted by Kevin Boling, host of “Knowing the Truth.” October 4, 2012. 
 
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
 
“Does Regeneration Precede Faith in 1 John?” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. November 18, 2010.
 
“‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people.’ Are Acts 2 and 10 proof-texts for Inclusivism?” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. November, 2011.
 
“Should Evangelicals Embrace the Doctrine of Purgatory?” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. November, 2012.
 
FOR A FULL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS, VISIT: MATTHEWMBARRETT.COM

Church Membership / Activities

Member: Fellowship Baptist Church (Riverside, CA)

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

My wife and I love the local church and enjoy serving the local church in a variety of capacities.
 
I am the executive editor of Credo Magazine (www.credomag.com), a digital publication that focuses on the core doctrines of the Christian faith and current issues in evangelicalism. 
 
My wife and I are Lakers fans. 

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

"What do we want? What would we be at? What do our souls desire? Is it not that we might have a more full, clear, stable comprehension of the wisdom, love, grace, goodness, holiness, righteousness, and power of God, as declared and exalted in Christ unto our redemption and eternal salvation?"
 
- John Owen


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