Select Lectures and Speaking Engagements

“Lost Gospels: Our Culture’s Quest to Rewrite the Story of Jesus”
November 14, 2022, The Chancellor’s Lecture Series, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO


“Were the Church Fathers Inspired in the Same Way as Scripture?”
February 25, 2020, Sizemore Lecture Series, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO


“How Did Early Christians Identify Inspired Books?”
February 26, 2020, Sizemore Lecture Series, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO


“Marriage and Family: Practicing the Principles of Scripture in the Home” June 15, 2018, The Gospel Coalition Woman’s Conference, Indianapolis, IN


“The Church in Her House’: The Dynamic Ministry of Women in Early Christianity”
June 15, 2018, The Gospel Coalition Woman’s Conference, Indianapolis, IN


“Why These Four Gospels?”
March 1, 2016, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


“How the Bible is Being Challenged in Our World Today?”
June 7, 2015, Thornwell Lectures, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC


“Recovering the Doctrine of a Self-Authenticating Scripture”
April 14, 2015, Gospel Coalition National Conference, Orlando, FL
Download Self Authenticating Handout


“How the Bible is Being Attacked Today”
March 5, 2015, North Shore PCA, Chattanooga, TN


“How We Can Respond to Attacks on the Bible”
March 5, 2015, North Shore PCA, Chattanooga, TN


“The Bible’s Missing Books”
Feb 13, 2015, Holy Trinity (PCA), Tampa, FL


“Origen’s List of New Testament Books”
Aug 26, 2014, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC


“Hidden Gospels: Our Culture’s Fascination with Rewriting the Story of Jesus”
June 1st, 2014, Thornwell Lectures, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC


“Origen’s List of NT Books in Hom. Josh. 7.1: A Fresh Look”
Nov 20, 2013, Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society
Listen here.


“The Canon of the New Testament in Recent Research: The Status Quaestionis”
Oct 22, 2013, Columbia International University


“The C.S. Lewis Institute Lectures: Why These Books and No Others? The Canonization of the New Testament”
February 2013, for the C.S. Lewis Institute and RTS-Atlanta
For complete lectures, see here.

Session 1: The Origins of Canon:

Session 2: The Date of Canon:

Session 3: The Contenders for Canon

Q&A Session:


“The Definition of ‘Canon’: Exclusive or Multi-Dimensional?”
March, 2012,for the Kistemaker Lecture Series, RTS-Orlando


“The Origins of Canon: Was the Idea of a New Testament a Late Ecclesiastical Development?”
March, 2012, for the Kistemaker Lecture Series, RTS-Orlando


“The Artifacts of Canon:  Manuscripts as a Window into the Development of the New Testament
March, 2012, for the Kistemaker Lecture Series, RTS-Orlando


“The Messiness of the Canon: Do Disagreements Amongst Early Christians Pose a Threat to Our Belief in the New Testament?”
March, 2012, for the Kistemaker Lecture Series, RTS-Orlando


“The Date and Content of P.Antinoopolis 12” at Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, San Francisco, November, 2012

“The Role of the Old Testament in Early Christianity,” for the ARP Spiritual Life Conference, August, 2012

“Deconstructing Canon: Recent Challenges to the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Writings” for The Doctrine of Scripture Seminar, PCA General Assembly, June, 2011

“Early Christian Attitudes Toward the Reproduction of Texts” for The Text and Canon Project at Tyndale House, Cambridge University, October 2009

“P.Oxy. 840: A Lost ‘Lost Gospel’” at Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS) conference in Vienna, Austria, August 2009



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