R. Lucas Stamps

R. Lucas Stamps, Ph.D.

Faculty Lead and Associate Professor of Christian Studies

Office Phone: (951) 343-3983
Email: lstamps@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Office Location: Tyler Plaza, Suite 200
Office Hours: By appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Systematic Theology The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 2014
M.Div. Theology/Christian Ministry The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 2008
B.A. History Auburn University 2004

Classes Taught

Christian Theology I & II, Pastoral Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, Apologetics, Biblical Preaching, Biblical Interpretation, Pentateuch and Former Prophets, Jesus and the Gospels, Paul and the Early Church, Overview of the Bible, The Christian Life, Foundations of Christian Thought, Comparative Religions, Introduction to Philosophy

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Christology, Trinity, historical theology, Baptist theology

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Book Chapter:

R. Lucas Stamps, “Atonement in Gethsemane: The Necessity of Dyothelitism for the Atonement,” in Locating Atonement: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics, ed. Oliver D. Crisp and Fred Sanders (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015), 139-53.

Journal Articles:

R. Lucas Stamps, “Did Jesus Ever Get Sick? Some Thoughts on Christ’s Human Nature,” Criswell Theological Review 13, no. 1 (Fall 2015): 63-76.

R. Lucas Stamps, “John Gill’s Reformed Dyothelitism,” Reformed Theological Review 74, no. 2 (August 2015): 77-93

R. Lucas Stamps, “A Chalcedonian Argument against Cartesian Dualism,” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 19, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 53-66.

Matthew Y. Emerson and R. Lucas Stamps, “Towards an Evangelical Baptist Catholicity,” Journal of Baptist Studies 7 (2015): 42-66.


R. Lucas Stamps, “The Christic Meaning of Marriage and the Order of God’s Decrees,” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, Georgia. November 2015.

R. Lucas Stamps, “Atonement in Gethsemane: The Necessity of Dyothelitism for Atonement,” Los Angeles Theology Conference, Biola University, La Mirada, California, January 2015.

Matthew Y. Emerson and R. Lucas Stamps, “Towards an Evangelical Baptist Catholicity,” Baptist Studies Group, Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, California, November 2014.

R. Lucas Stamps, “‘Honored by Silence’: Gregory Nazianzen and the Limits of Theological Speculation,” California Baptist University Philosophy and Apologetics Conference, Riverside, California, April 2014.

R. Lucas Stamps, “‘By the Finger of God’: The Biblical and Theological Limits of Spirit Christology.” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Far West Region, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, California, April 19, 2013.

Matthew Y. Emerson and R. Lucas Stamps, “Christ and the Academy: Grounding Your Discipline in the Christian Worldview.” California Baptist University, OPS Division, 2013 Fall Faculty Workshop, Riverside, California, August 22, 2013.


Review of Crucified and Resurrected: Restructuring the Grammar of Christology, by Ingolf U. Dalferth. Themelios (forthcoming).

Review of The New Evangelical Subordinationism? Perspectives on the Equality of God the Father and God the Son, edited by Dennis W. Jowers and H. Wayne House, and The Eternal Generation of the Son: Maintaining Orthodoxy in Trinitarian Theology, by Kevin Giles. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (forthcoming).

Review of Contesting Catholicity: Theology for Other Baptists, Curtis W. Freeman. Journal of Baptist Studies 7 (2015): 86-91.

Review of Contesting Catholicity: Theology for Other Baptists, Curtis W. Freeman. Reformation21.org. April 2015.

Review of Christian Philosophy: A Systematic and Narrative Introduction, Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen. Credo 4,  no. 4 (November 2014): 55-57.

Review of Renewing the Evangelical Mission, edited by Richard Lints. The Gospel Coalition. (July 2013).

Review of Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters, by Thomas McCall. The Gospel Coalition. (September 2012).

Review of Infinity Dwindled to Infancy: A Catholic and Evangelical Christology, by Edward T. Oakes, SJ. Themelios 37, no. 2 (July 2012): 380-82.

Review of The Metaphysics of the Incarnation, edited by Anna Marmadoro and Jonathan Hill. Midwestern Journal of Theology 11, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 115-117.

Review of The Deity of Christ, edited by Christopher W. Morgan, Robert A. Peterson.  Credo (January 2012): 68.

Review of Wisdom Christology: How Christ Becomes God’s Wisdom for Us, by Daniel J. Ebert IV. Credomag.com: (September 2011).

Review of Retrieving Doctrine: Essays in Reformed Theology, by Oliver D. Crisp. The Gospel Coalition: (May 2011).

Review of What Is Hell?, by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson. The Gospel Coalition: (January 2011).

Review of Psychology and Christianity: Five Views, 2nd ed., edited by Eric L. Johnson. The Gospel Coalition: (January 2011).

Review of CrossTalk: Where Life & Scripture Meet, by Michael R. Emlet. The Gospel Coalition: (June 2010).

Website Contributions:

Contributor at The Gospel Coalition, Credo Magazine, ERLC, For the Church


American Academy of Religion

Evangelical Philosophical Society

Evangelical Theological Society

Church Membership / Activities

Redeemer Baptist Church, Riverside, CA

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

Family: Married to Josie since 2004; four children-Jack, Claire, Henry, and George
Interests/Hobbies: reading, exercising, Auburn University athletics, Americana music, politics

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

"Who can understand the riches of the glory of this grace? Here this rich and divine bridegroom Christ marries this poor, wicked harlot, redeems her from all her evil, and adorns her with all his goodness. Her sins cannot now destroy her, since they are laid upon Christ and swallowed up by him. And she has that righteousness in Christ, her husband, of which she may boast as of her own and which she can confidently display alongside her sins in the face of death and hell and say, 'If I have sinned, yet my Christ, in whom I believe, has not sinned, and all his is mine and all mine is his.'"

-Martin Luther