Matthew Barrett, Ph.D.

Matthew Barrett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

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; Foundations of Christian Thought; 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

  • Prophet, Priest, and King: The Three-fold Office of Christ. New Studies in Systematic Theology. Fearn, Ross-shire: Mentor, to be published 2017.
  • 40 Questions about Salvation. Coauthored with Gregg Allison. Grand Rapids: Kregel, to be published 2016.
  • Reformation Theology. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, to be published 2016.
  • God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture.Grand Rapids: Zondervan, to be published 2015.
  • John Owen on the Christian Life: Living for the Glory of God in Christ. Coauthored with Michael Haykin. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, to be published 2015.
  • Four Views on the Historical Adam. Edited by Matthew Barrett and A. B. Caneday. Contributors: Denis O. Lamoureux, John H. Walton, C. John Collins, William Barrick, Gregory A. Boyd, and Philip G. Ryken. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
  • The Grace of Godliness. Ontario: Joshua Press, 2013.
  • What is Regeneration? (Basics of the Faith) Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2013.
  • Reclaiming Monergism: The Case for Sovereign Grace in Effectual Calling and Regeneration. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2013.
  • Salvation by Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2013.
  • Whomever He Wills: A Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy. Coedited with Thomas Nettles. Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2012.

Edited Books and Series

  • Series Coeditor. New Studies in Systematic Theology. Fearn, Ross-shire: Mentor.

New Studies in Systematic Theologyis a new and forthcoming series that brings together some of the best theologians today in order to write individual volumes on some of the most important issues in systematic theology. This series is co-edited with J. V. Fesko, Dean of Westminster Seminary California.

  • Editor. Reformation Theology. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, to be published 2016.

This is a large, academic volume that will be published in light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This volume is a systematic theology of Reformation thought, and includes some of the best Reformation scholars of our day, including Gerald Bray, Carl Trueman, Michael Reeves, Scott Swain, Robert Letham, Donald MacLeod, Michael Horton, Korey Maas, etc.

  • Series editor.The Solas of the Reformation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012-2017.

Books in series:

God’s Word Alone  (2016), by Matthew Barrett

God’s Glory Alone (2015), by David VanDrunen

Christ Alone (2017), by Stephen Wellum

Grace Alone (2016), by Carl Trueman

Faith Alone, (2015), by Thomas Schreiner

  • General Editor, Four Views on the Historical Adam. Contributors: Denis O. Lamoureux, John H. Walton, C. John Collins, William Barrick, Gregory A. Boyd, and Philip G. Ryken. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.

This volume is part of the Counterpoints series in Bible and Theology, with senior editor Stanley N. Gundry.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Exploring the Relationship Between Effectual Calling and Regeneration in the Reformed Ordo Salutis: A Review of Proposals Old and New.” Mid-America Journal of Theology (forthcoming, 2014).
  • “Is Justification still the dividing line?” Credo Magazine 4, no. 1 (2014), 56-67.
  •  “The Biblical Beauty of Sola Fide: Understanding Faith in Christ with John Owen.”Credo Magazine 4, no. 1 (2014), 68-73.
  • “Adam, to be or not to be?” In Four Views on the Historical Adam, ed. Matthew Barrett and A. B. Caneday, 13-36. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
  • “Putting the Whole Bible Together.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 4 (2013): 56-73.
  • “Effectual Calling and Regeneration: Understanding the Basics of Reformed Theology.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 3 (2013): 18-41.
  • “‘We Believe in the Holy Spirit.’ Revisiting the Deity of the Spirit.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 16, no. 4 (2013): 32-53.
  • “Should Evangelicals Believe in Purgatory? A Response to Recent Proposals.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 1 (2013): 44-52.
  • “Does Regeneration Precede Faith in 1 John?” Mid-America Journal of Theology 23 (2012): 5-18.
  • “‘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.
  • “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.
  • “Introduction.” In Whomever He Wills: A Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy, ed. Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles (Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2012), xix-xxviii.
  • “Chosen by Grace Alone.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 3 (2012): 36-45.
  • “The Geneva Bible and Its Influence on the King James Bible.” Founders Journal  86 (Fall 2011): 16-29.
  • “The Lord’s Supper.” The Gospel Witness 90, no. 8 (2012): 9-12.
  • “Is Irresistible Grace Unbiblical?” Founders Journal 82 (2010): 6-16.
  • “Piety in the Canons of the Dort.” Puritan Reformed Journal 3, no.1 (2011): 223-52.
  • “The Final Judgment.” The Gospel Witness 90, no. 3 (2011): 3-6.
  • “Inspiration, Inerrancy, and the Trustworthiness of God.” Credo Magazine 1, no. 1 (2011): 14-21.
  • “Art, Scripture and the Reformation.” Reformation 15 (2011): 191-96.

Edited Magazines and Journals

·       “George Whitefield at 300.”Credo Magazine 4, no. 3 (July, 2014).

·       “Churchy Gimmicks: Has the Church Sold Its Soul to Consumerism?” Credo Magazine 4, no. 2 (April, 2014).

·       “Justification: The Doctrine On Which the Church Stands or Falls.” Credo Magazine 4, no. 1 (January, 2014).

·       “What’s the Big Story? Why Biblical Theology Should Matter to Every Bible-believing Christian.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 4 (October, 2013).

·       “Born Again: God’s Sovereign Grace in the Miracle of Regeneration.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 3 (July, 2013).

·       “The Trinity and the Christian Life: Why a Triune God makes all the difference.” Credo Magazine 3, no. 2 (April 2013).

·       “Purgatory: An Evangelical Doctrine?” Credo Magazine 3, no. 1 (January 2013).

·       “Francis Schaeffer at 100.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 5 (September 2012).

·       “Old Princeton.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 4 (August 2012).

·       “Chosen by Grace.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 3 (May 2012).

·       “Make Disciples of All Nations.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 2 (March 2012).

·       “In Christ Alone.” Credo Magazine 2, no. 1 (January 2012).

·       “The Living Word: Today’s Debate Over the Authority of the Bible.” Credo Magazine 1, no. 1 (October 2011).

View all issues of Credo Magazine at www.credomag.com

Book Reviews

  • Review of Evangelical Theology, by Michael Bird. The Gospel Coalition (2014).
  • Review of Arminius and His Declaration of Sentiments: An Annotated Translation with Introduction and Theological Commentary, by W. Stephen Gunter. Church History and Religious Culture 93 (2013): 471-473.
  • Review of The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship, by Thabiti M. Anyabwile. Credo Magazine 3, no. 4(2013): 91-92.
  • Review of In Adam’s Fall: A Meditation on the Christian Doctrine of Original Sin, by Ian McFarland. Faith and Philosophy 30, no. 2 (2013): 244-247.
  • Review of Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation, by Jerry L. Walls. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55, no. 4 (2012): 882-888.
  • 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 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 40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law, by Thomas R. Schreiner. Criswell Theological Review 9, no. 2 (2012): 104-106.
  • 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 Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant, by Alan Jacobs.Christianity and Literature 61, no. 3 (2012): 487-490.
  • Review ofJohn Calvin’s American Legacy, by Thomas Davis. Journal of Reformed Theology 2, no. 2 (2012): 71-72.
  • 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 How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels, by N. T. Wright. The Gospel Coalition Reviews (2012).
  • Review of A History of Lutheranism, by Eric W. Gritsch. Sixteenth Century Journal XLII, no. 2 (2012): 805-806.
  • Review ofCollected Works of Erasmus Expositions of the Psalms, Vol. 3,by Desiderius Erasmus. Sixteenth Century Journal XLII, no. 2 (2012): 577-78.
  • Review of Calvin at the Centre, by Paul Helm. Sixteenth Century Journal XLII, no. 2 (2012): 626-27.
  • Review of Ten Myths About Calvinism: Recovering the Breadth of the Reformed Tradition, by Kenneth J. Stewart. Credo Magazine (2012).
  • 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 (2011).
  • Review of Justification: Five Views, edited by James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy. The Gospel Coalition Reviews (2011).
  • Review of Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology, ed. Oliver D. Crisp and Michael C. Rea. Credo Magazine (2011).
  • Review of The Writings of John: A Survey of the Gospel, Epistles, and Apocalypse, by C. Marvin Pate. Credo Magazine (2011).
  • Review of The Mighty Weakness of John Knox, by Douglas Bond. Credo Magazine (Spring 2011).
  • Review of Reformed Theology, by R. Michael Allen. Credo Magazine (2011).
  • Review of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir, by Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge. Credo Magazine (2011).
  • Review of God & Being: An Enquiry, by George Pattison. Themelios 36, no. 3 (2011): 559-60.
  • Review of Augustine’s “Confessions”: A Biography, by Garry Wills. Journal of Theological Studies 62, no. 2 (2011): 751-53.
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 Augustine of Hippo: A Life, by Henry Chadwick. Themelios 36, no. 1 (2011): 123-26.
  • Review of Responses to Miscellaneous Questions, by Augustine. Themelios 36, no. 1 (2011): 123-26.
  • Review of The Reformed Objection to Natural Law, by Michael Sudduth. The Journal of Theological Studies 62, no. 3 (2011): 390-92.
  • 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 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 Calvin, by George W. Stroup. Sixteenth Century Journal XLII, no. 1 (2011) 1111-12.
  • 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 The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century, 3 vols., ed. by Ligon Duncan. Themelios35, no. 2 (2010): 331-34.
  • 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 Calvin, by Bruce Gordon. Themelios 35, no. 1 (2010): 101-104.
  • Review of Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine, by Peter Thuesen. Criswell Theological Review 7, no. 2 (2010): 101-104.
  • Review of The Preaching of Jonathan Edwards, by John Carrick. Modern Reformation 19, no. 1 (2010): 41.
  • Review ofSalvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach, by Kenneth Keathley. Kerux, 25, no. 1 (2010): 50-53.
  • 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 Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation: Volume 1, 1523-1552, ed. by James T. Dennison Jr. Themelios34, no. 3 (2009): 393-94.
  • 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.

View all publications at www.matthewmbarrett.com

Church Membership / Activities

Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church (Riverside, CA).

www.fbcriverside.org

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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