Malcolm B. Yarnell III

Research Professor of Theology

Malcolm B. Yarnell III


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Musings of a Mere Christian





Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, 2000; Master of Theology, Duke University, 1996; Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990; Bachelor of Science, Finance, Summa Cum laude, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, 1986

Malcolm B. Yarnell III is Research Professor of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he enjoys exploring theology with his graduate students. He is the author of three widely-reviewed books, the first on systematic theology, The Formation of Christian Doctrine (B&H Academic, 2007); the second on biblical theology, God the Trinity: Biblical Portraits (B&H Academic, 2016); and the third on historical theology, Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation (Oxford University Press, 2014). He recently published a treatise on philosophical theology, John Locke’s ‘Letters of Gold’ (Oxford, 2017), and co-authored a book on covenant ecclesiology, The Fourth Strand of the Reformation (Oxford, 2018).

Dr. Yarnell has edited twenty books and journal issues and has contributed more than 125 essays, academic and popular, in the fields of systematic and historical theology as well as biblical theology and public theology. His next three scheduled volumes include a biblical theology of the Holy Spirit and a major text on the doctrine of special revelation with David S. Dockery.

When not teaching, writing, or speaking to international academic or church audiences, Malcolm’s personal passion is to engage in the contextual theological interpretation of the canon of Scripture through weekly teaching in the local churches.

Encouraging news about COVID-19

I long commended the OPC for its strong theology, but this behavior is not commendable.

“Any attack by a shepherd against the sheep is abhorrent. But when a body which is a group of shepherds allows that kind of speech....”

Pray for ⁦@aimeebyrdhwt⁩

Love is not rude.

1 Corinthians 13:5

@BuglerMark on Politics and Prophecy

Honored to deliver an ordination message and serve as Moderator of the Ordination Council recommending the laying on of hands of Nathan Williams (@SWBTS graduate twice) to the Gospel Ministry in North Richland Hills, Texas. Please pray the Lord will bless his ministry and family.

As I write this Saturday morning on the biblical evidence for the deity of the Son of God, it strikes me as entirely mind-boggling that anyone could fabricate the origin of the Son as grounded in anything other than the very eternal being of God the Father. Cf. John 10; Heb 1.