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Chris Morgan, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Christian Ministries
Professor of Theology

Office Phone: (951) 343-4369
E-mail: cmorgan@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B217
Office Hours: Fall 2014 Semester By appointment only

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Theology Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary 1999
M.Div. Theology Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary 1996
B.A. Political Science Southeast Missouri State University 1993

Courses Taught

Fall 2014 Semester

APT365, Section T3
Doctrine of the Church
Thursday 7.00am - 10.15am

APT371, Section T2
Christian Theology I
Tuesday 7.00am - 10.15am

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Teaching Experience

Teaching and Administrative Experience
•Dean (7/11-present) & Professor of Theology (8/99-present), California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
•Ph.D Faculty, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (8/13-present)
•Associate Dean (8/02-6/11), California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
•Visiting Professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2011)
•Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (7/11; 8/01-5/02)
•Visiting Professor, Singapore Baptist Theological Seminary (6/10-7/10)
•Adjunct Instructor, Union University, Jackson, TN (1/99-5/99)
•Adjunct Instructor, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Germantown, TN (2/98-5/98)
•Primary Courses Taught: Systematic Theology, The Church, New Testament Theology, God, Sin, Pastoral Leadership, Preaching, Ephesians, James, Reading Seminar

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

Books Published:
•Christopher W. Morgan, Jonathan Edwards and Hell (Fearn, Scotland: Mentor, 2004).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Hell under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004).
•Christopher W. Morgan and B. Dale Ellenburg, James: Wisdom for the Community, Focus on the Bible Commentaries (Fearn, Scotland: Christian Focus, 2008).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Faith Comes by Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press Academic, 2008).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Suffering and the Goodness of God, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, 2008).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, What Is Hell? Basics of the Faith Series (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2010).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., The Glory of God, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010).
•Christopher W. Morgan, A Theology of James: Wisdom for God's People, Explorations in Biblical Theology (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2010).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., The Deity of Christ, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, 2011).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Is Hell for Real? (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., The Kingdom of God, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, 2012).
•Anthony L. Chute, Christopher W. Morgan, and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Why We Belong: Denominational Identity and Evangelical Unity (Wheaton: Crossway, forthcoming June 2013).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Sin, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, forthcoming October 2013).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Kendell Easley, eds., The Community of Jesus: A Theology of the Church (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, forthcoming Fall 2013).

Books under Contract/in Process:
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Heaven, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, in process, scheduled 2014).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., The Love of God, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, in process, scheduled 2016).

Translated Books:
•Hell under Fire into Korean
•Hell under Fire into Indonesian
•Theology of James into Korean

Journal Articles
•Christopher W. Morgan, “Why Is Christ the Only Way?” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, scheduled 2013.
•Christopher W. Morgan, “Suffering according to James,” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, scheduled 2013.
• Matthew Y. Emerson and Christopher W. Morgan, “Toward a Holistic Hermeneutic: Exegesis, Narrative, Doctrine, The Church, and Application in Concert,” Journal of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, scheduled 2014.
• Christopher W. Morgan, “The Comfort of Hell,” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, scheduled 2014.

Presentations
•“The Theologian’s Dilemma: A Case Study of A. H. Strong’s Theological Response to a Changing Intellectual Climate,” Annual Conference on Christianity in the Academy (3/99)
•“An Examination of the Methodologies Used in Refuting Annihilationism in Contemporary Evangelicalism,” Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting (11/99)
•“The Doctrine of God in the Theological Method of Prominent Annihilationists in Contemporary Evangelicalism,” Evangelical Theological Society, Far West Region Annual Meeting (4/00)
•“Open-minded Orthodoxy? A. H. Strong’s Theological Response to an Emerging Fundamentalist-Modernist Debate,” Conference on Faith and History, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (9/00)
•“Jonathan Edwards’s God-Centered Defense of Endless Punishment,” Evangelical Theological Society, Far West Regional Meeting, San Diego, CA (4/01)
•"The Doctrines of God and Sin in Jonathan Edwards’s Defense of Endless Punishment,” Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO (11/01)
•“Hell and Systematic Theology,” Evangelical Theological Society, Far West Regional Meeting, Sun Valley, CA (4/02)
A keynote speaker at a “Jonathan Edwards” conference, St. Louis, MO (3/03).
•“Closing Appeals to the Unconverted in the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards"
•"The Doctrines of God and Sin in Jonathan Edwards' Theology of Hell."
•“Biblical Theology: Three Pictures of Hell,” Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (11/03)
•“Inclusivism and Its Forms: Recent Developments” at the Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (11/06)
•“The Doctrine of God in James” at the Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (11/07)
•“Theological Praxis in James” at the Evangelical Theological Society, Southeastern Regional Meeting (by special invitation by conference chair), Memphis, TN (3/07)
•"The Glory of God: Tracing the Theological Tensions," Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting, Providence, RI (11/08)
•"The Glory of God as a Church Ethic" Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (11/09)
•“What about Those Who Have Never Heard? Inclusivism and Exclusivism in Recent Baptist History, Baptist Studies Group, Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (11/11)
•“The SBC Academy: Future Theological Responsibilities and Challenges,” served on panel discussion David Dockery, Jeff Iorg, and Al Mohler Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (11/11)

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Church Membership & Activities

•Annual sermons for various associations in California; conference sermons for CSBC Ministers’ Bible Conference; CSBC Pastors’ Retreat; California Baptist Foundation Retreat; etc.
•Sermons on Apologetics for Pastors’ Conference for California Baptist Convention/National Baptists
•Sermon for Nevada Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference
•Annual sermon for CSBC, 2009
•Sermon for CSBC Pastors’ Conference, 2010
•Committee on Committees, SBC, 2010
•Vice-President, CSBC Pastors’ Conference, 2010
•President, CSBC Pastors’ Conference, 2011

Professional Memberships
•Evangelical Theological Society
•Baptist Historical Society
•Conference on Faith & History

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Community Service & Involvement

Various types of evangelism and ministry through the local church

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Interests & Hobbies

•Family of Shelley and Chelsea
•Golf
•Baseball
•Reading
•Walking

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