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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 2016 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 2016 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

Editorial Roles for a Series and a Study Bible:
•General Editor, Theology in Community, Crossway (8 volumes currently; 2006-present).
•Co-Editor, ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible, Crossway (2014-present).
•General Editor (along with David S. Dockery and Nathan A. Finn), Theology for the People of God, B&H (14 volumes planned; 2016-present).

Books:
•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, 2013).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Fallen: A Theology of Sin, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, 2013).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Kendell Easley, eds., The Community of Jesus: A Theology of the Church (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2013).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds., Heaven, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, 2014).

Books under Contract/in Process:
•Christopher W. Morgan, ed., The Love of God, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, submitted 2/2015, scheduled 2016).
•Christopher W. Morgan, ed., Spiritual Formation, Theology in Community (Wheaton: Crossway, in process, scheduled 2017).
•Christopher W. Morgan, The Glory of God according to Paul, New Studies in Biblical Theology, ed. D. A. Carson (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, scheduled 2019).
•Anthony L. Chute and Christopher W. Morgan, The Church, Theology for the People of God (Nashville: B&H, scheduled 2020).
•Christopher W. Morgan and Stephen J. Wellum, The Theological Task, Theology for the People of God (Nashville: B&H, scheduled 2022).
•John W. Mahony and Christopher W. Morgan, The Church, Theology for the People of God (Nashville: B&H, scheduled 2020).

Translated Books:
•Hell under Fire (Korean)
•Hell under Fire (Indonesian)
•Theology of James (Korean)
•Faith Comes by Hearing (Braille and larger fonts)
•What Is Hell? (Indonesian)

Journal Articles:
•Christopher W. Morgan, “Why Is Christ the Only Way?” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 16/2, Summer 2012.
•Christopher W. Morgan, “Suffering according to James,” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 17/4, Winter 2014. http://www.sbts.edu/resources/journal-of-theology/sbjt-174-winter-2013/suffering-according-to-james/
•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, vol. 1, 2014. http://www.mabts.edu/sites/all/themes/midamerica/uploads/pdf/emerson_morgan.pdf
•Christopher W. Morgan, “The Comfort of Hell,” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 18.1, Spring 2014. http://www.sbts.edu/resources/journal-of-theology/sbjt-181-spring-2014/sbjt-forum/
•Christopher W. Morgan, “Baptists and the Unity of the Church, Journal of Baptist Studies, vol. 7, 2015. http://baptiststudiesonline.com/the-journal-of-baptist-studies-7-2015/
•Matthew Y. Emerson and Christopher W. Morgan, “The Glory of God in 2 Corinthians,” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 19/3, Fall 2015. http://www.sbts.edu/resources/journal-of-theology/sbjt-193-fall-2015/the-glory-of-god-in-2-corinthians/

Essays:
•Christopher W. Morgan, “God’s Wrath,” NIV Zondervan Study Bible, D. A. Carson, ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, forthcoming, 2015).
•Christopher W. Morgan, “The Bible and the Intellectual Tradition,” Christian Worldview Study Bible, David S. Dockery, ed. (Nashville: B&H, scheduled 2016).
•Gregory C. Cochran and Christopher W. Morgan, “Gospel Confidence in a New Marriage Culture,” Ministry in a New Marriage Culture, Jeff Iorg, ed. (Nashville: B&H, 2015).
•Christopher W. Morgan, “The Biblical Evidence for Hell,” The State of American Theology: Knowing the Truth, Loving the Church, Reaching Our Neighbors (Nashville: Ligonier and LifeWay, 2015).
•Christopher W. Morgan, “Theological Method,” Systematic Theology Study Bible (Wheaton: Crossway, essay in process, scheduled 2016).
•Anthony L. Chute and Christopher W. Morgan, “Missional Spirituality Is Congregational,” Spirituality for the Sent: Toward a Missional Spirituality, Nathan Finn and Keith Whitfield, eds. (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, essay in process, scheduled 2016).
•Christopher W. Morgan, “Glory,” Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming, 2016). http://edwards.yale.edu/publication/encyclopedia
•Christopher W. Morgan, “Hell,” Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming, 2016). http://edwards.yale.edu/publication/encyclopedia
•Christopher W. Morgan, “New Testament Theology,” Theology, Church, and Ministry: A Handbook for Theological Education, David S. Dockery, ed. (Nashville: B&H, scheduled 2018).

Book Reviews:
•Review of Gary Dorrien, The Word as True Myth: Interpreting Modern Theology (Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 1997) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43/3 (September 2000): 558-59.
•Review of Darrell L. Bock, ed., Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1999) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43/3 (September 2000): 565-66.
•Review of D. A. Carson, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996) for Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.
•Review of Richard G. Hutcheson, Jr. and Peggy Shriver, The Divided Church: Moving Liberals and Conservatives from Diatribe to Dialogue (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1999) for Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.
•Review of Edward William Fudge and Robert A. Peterson, Two Views of Hell: A Biblical and Theological Dialogue (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1999) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45/4 (December 2002): 727-30.
•Review of Terrance L. Tiessen, Providence and Prayer: How Does God Work in the World? (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2000) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45/1 (March 2002): 155-57.
•Review of Reaching Generation Next: Effective Evangelism in Today’s Culture by Lewis Drummond in Journal of Evangelism and Missions 2 (Spring 2003): 131-32.
•Review of Preaching to a Postmodern World: A Guide to Reach Twenty-First Century Listeners by Graham Johnston in Journal of Evangelism and Missions 2 (Spring 2003): 142-43.
•Review of James W. Thompson, Pastoral Ministry according to Paul: A Biblical Vision in Presbyterion 34:1 (2008): 59-60.
•Review of Robert W. Caldwell, III, Communion in the Spirit: The Holy Spirit as the Bond of Union in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards in Fides et Historia 40:1 (2008): 92-93.
•Review of Russell Moore, Adopted by God, Presbyterion 36:1 (2010): 60-61.
•Review of Thomas J. Nettles, J. P. Boyce, Fides et Historia (they are behind on their journal).
•Review of Andrew David Naselli, From Typology to Doxology, Themelios 37.3, 2012. http://tgc-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/themelios/37-3/Themelios37.3.pdf

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)
•“Closing Appeals to the Unconverted in the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards," Jonathan Edwards Conference, St. Louis, MO (3/03).
•“The Doctrines of God and Sin in Jonathan Edwards' Theology of Hell," Jonathan Edwards Conference, St. Louis, MO (3/03).
•“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,” panel discussion with David Dockery, Jeff Iorg, and Al Mohler Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (11/11)
•“Baptists and the Unity of the Church,” Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (11/14)
•“Theological Collaboration,” Interviewed by Keith Whitfield, Baptist Professors’ Fellowship, Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, CA (11/14)

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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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