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EDUCATION

B.A. (Florida Baptist Theological College)

M.A. (Trinity Theological Seminary)

M.B.A. (Liberty University)

M.Div. (Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary)

D.Min. (Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary)

D.Min. (Forge Theological Seminary)

Ph.D. (University of Pretoria)

Post-Doc. Cert. (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)

PUBLICATIONS

  • "The Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John," American Journal of Biblical Theology 14, no. 4 (01/2013). 

  • "Postmodern Popular Philosophy and the Caricature of Expository Preaching: A Response to Wade," American Journal of Biblical Theology 14, no. 30 (07/2013). 

  • "Fasting, Justification, and Self-Righteousness in Luke 18:9-14: A Social-Scientific Interpretation as Response to Friedrichson," HTS Teologiese Studies 69, no. 1 (09/2013). (Co-Authored)

  • "Why did the Jews and Samaritans Hate Each Other? Historical Precedents for Jewish/Samaritan Conflict in the Gospels," Bible and Spade 27, no. 3 (2014). 

  • Evaluating Church Spiritual Formation Programs: An Empirical Study (Atlanta, GA: Scholars’ Press, 2014).

  • Holy Habits: Spiritual Disciplines for Christian Living (Nashville, TN: Rainer Pub. 2014). 

  • "A Moral and Relational Interpretation of the Parable of the Prodigal Son: Luke 15:11-32," American Journal of Biblical Theology (June 2014). (Co-Authored)

  • Christian Fasting: Biblical and Evangelical Perspectives (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015).

  • "Reading Mark for the First Time by Wilfrid J. Harrington," Biblical Theology Bulletin: Journal of Bible and Culture  46, no. 1 (05/2016): 107-8. (Book Review)

  • "Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy by J. Merrick and Stephen M. Garrett," Biblical Theology Bulletin: Journal of Bible and Culture 46, no. 3 (08/2016): 160-62. (Book Review)

  • "How We Got the New Testament: Text, Transmission, Translation by Stanley E. Porter," Biblical Theology Bulletin: Journal of Bible and Culture 46, no. 4 (10/2016): 209-10. (Book Review)

  • Come Follow Me: Reflections on the Markan Jesus (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2017).

  • New Testament Handbook (Nashville, TN: Rainer Pub., 2015).

  • "Civil Defense Chaplaincy, Journal of Civil Defense," American Civil Defense Association 53, no. 2 (10/2019): 3-6.

  • "Are Women Allowed to Speak in Church: I Corinthians 14:34-35," American Journal of Biblical Theology, 21, no. 48 (11/2020).

  • "Biblical Illiteracy: Philosophical Underpinnings and a Proposed Contribution to Educational Ministry," American Journal of Biblical Theology 23, no. 23 (06/2022).

  • "Rhetorical Criticism for Expository Preaching: An Analysis of I Peter 2:4-10,"  American Journal of Biblical Theology 23, no. 26 (06/2022).

Steven Mathews
Professor of Christian Ethics

ABOUT

Dr. Steven Mathews has served in pastoral ministry since 1997, serving churches in Florida and North Carolina. He has also taught on the faculties of several educational institutions. Additionally, he serves as a chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) in the Civil Air Patrol. Dr. Mathews is
married to Dawn and they have two adult sons.


Dr. Mathews is the author several books, including Christian Fasting: Biblical and Evangelical Perspectives (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), Come Follow Me: Reflections on the Markan Jesus (Wipf and Stock, 2017), Holy Habits: Spiritual Disciplines for Christian Living (Rainer Publishing, 2014) and A Concise New Testament Handbook (Rainer Publishing, 2015), as well as numerous journal articles and book reviews.

Courses taught

  • Christian Ethics

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