Pastor's Corner Essay Index

This page lists a variety of essays. Don't miss our Study section, which includes various projects with essays on hermeneutics, ecclesiology, and more.

Many of Pastor Lusk's essays can also be found at Theologia, The Paul Page, and The N. T. Wright Page.

Recent essays

From “Once Upon a Time” to “Happily Ever After,” and How to Get There from a Here: a Response to Vincent Bacote

Plucking and Cutting (Matthew 5:27-32)

Rethinking "Revoice": A Biblical Analysis of Same-Sex Attraction

A Qualified Ministry

Theses on Food and Feasting

Some Notes on Ecclesial Leadership and Practical Presbyterianism

The Bloodiest Revolution of Them All

Marriage, Homosexuality, Transgenderism, and Christian Liberty: A Manifesto for Churches and Their Members

A Short Note on the Wilson/Jordan Regeneration Debate

Nature and Regeneration

The Logic of Luther

Obergefell and America’s War on God

Against the Wind: Being a Christian in America After Obergefell

Reformed Catholicity in the Bible Belt

Death as “Frenemy:” Beating the Grim Reaper’s Scythe into a Plowshare

Like a Preacher Needs Pain: Friends, Enemies, and Pastoral Ministry

The First Things Marriage Pledge: A Counterpoint from the Heart of Dixie

Select theology articles

Against Christianity, For the Sacraments

Blurring the Federal Vision: A Reply to Michael Horton

Bombing the Theologians' Playground - An Extended Review of N. T. Wright's NIB Commentary on Romans (pdf)

Calvin on the Pastor and Community

Covenant and Election FAQs

Dabney Lectures 2005-6:

Discipleship and the Visible Church

Do I Believe in Baptismal Regeneration?

For the Children's Sake

From Public Church to Private Christian

Gentile God-Fearers and the Jewish Rejection of the Gospel

Getting the Galatian Heresy Right

God Is Not Enough: The Story of Christian Community

Grace and Justice in Unexpected Places

I Belong to God: A Covenantal Catechism (pdf)

Is There a Doctor in the House? The Teaching Office in the Reformed Church (pdf)

John Calvin: Reformed Catholic

Jonah, the Judaizers, and the Gospel

Justification: Ecclesial, Cosmic, and Divine

The Justification of the Good Samaritan

Living By His Faith: Some Rough Thoughts on the Faithfulness of Christ

Miscellanies on the "New Perspective" and Pauline Biblical Theology (pdf)

New Heart, New Covenant (pdf)

A New Perspective on the Mystery of God

Paul and James on Justification: An Excerpt from M. F. Sadler, with an Introduction by Rich Lusk (pdf)

The PCA and the NPP

Putting the New Perspective into Perspective: Some Thoughts on Second Temple Judaism

Reclaiming Catholicity

Reformed Catholic Miscellanies

Response to Bryan Chapell

Response to the PCA Federal Vision Report - Annotated (pdf)

Response to the 2006 OPC justification report

Romans and God's Covenant Loyalty

Rome Won't Have Me

Servanthood and Merit (pdf)

Statism and Catholicity: Something to Think About

Staying Saved: Hebrews 6:4-8 Revisited

Sympathy for the Devil

The Westminster Shorter Catechism and Barriers to Catholicity

What More Could I Have Done?

Wine and Weekly (pdf)

Women, Ministry, and Liturgy (pdf)

Select historical articles

A Compact Road Map to American History: Part 1
A Compact Road Map to American History: Part 2
A Compact Road Map to American History: Part 3