Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Director of the Oxford Study Program, Director of the Center for Theological Research, and Chair of the Systematic Theology Department
Malcolm B. Yarnell III was born in upstate New York, grew up in numerous North and Central American subcultures, and became a Southern Baptist minister, holding church pastorates in Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina. After receiving degrees from Louisiana State University (BS-Finance), Southwestern Seminary (MDivBL), Duke University (ThM), and the University of Oxford (DPhil), he served as a faculty member at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and academic dean at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. A prolific contributor of essays to academic journals and books published in America, England, France, and Nigeria, as well as in more popular venues, he was the longest-serving editor of the nearly century-old Southwestern Journal of Theology, has edited four academic books, and authored the widely reviewed 2007 volume on historical and theological method, The Formation of Christian Doctrine. Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation, a revision of his doctoral dissertation, is scheduled to be released by Oxford University Press in the UK in November 2013 and in the US in January 2014. He is contracted for and currently writing a volume on the Trinity for publication by B&H Academic. While traveling to lecture in universities worldwide (including in recent years, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, Russia, Scotland, and the Ukraine), Yarnell is a fellow in research institutes in Nashville, Oxford, and Bonn, and serves as a trustee for the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland. He preaches the gospel regularly in churches and conferences throughout the United States, and has recently led church conferences in the Cayman Islands, England, and Germany. He currently resides with his family of seven in Fort Worth, Texas, where he is Director of the Center for Theological Research and Professor of Systematic Theology at Southwestern Seminary and leads the weekly Men's Bible Study at Birchman Baptist Church.