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.

Meet Yamuragiye Cyprien. His Rwandan name means “Unknown.” Listen to the short video to find out why he has this name.

Yamuragiye is a precious ⁦@SWBTS⁩ student who always has a smile for everyone.


The key word in the first clause of Matthew 5:9 is “peacemakers.”

Peace is not something which happens by accident. Peace is something you “do” or “make.”

Peace requires men and women of goodwill to pursue it.

Peace also requires those who are warriors to stop.

Thank you for giving such honor to these giants of @SWBTS, Dr. Greenway.

This is so very helpful. Thank you, our three former Presidents and now fellow citizens.

Please pray for the family of Dr. Harry Hunt, retired @SWBTS Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament. He has passed away.

Dr. Hunt advised me as a young faculty member and bequeathed me my first office on campus.