Male and Female He Created Them: A Study on Gender, Sexuality, & Marriage
by Denny Burk, David Closson, Colin Smothers

This book is a study on gender, sexuality, and marriage. It presents a biblical vision for contested issues such as homosexuality, transgenderism, and marriage. By the completion of this book, readers will have a better grasp on the Bible’s teaching about our identities as male and female, created in the image of God, and know how to apply Scripture to these issues in their ministries at church, home, and work.

God’s Glory Revealed in Christ: Essays on Biblical Theology in Honor of Thomas R. Schreiner
Edited by Denny Burk, James H. Hamilton Jr., Brian Vickers

Thomas R. Schreiner is a world-class New Testament scholar, a prolific author, a master teacher, and a faithful pastor. For over three decades, Schreiner has faithfully taught multiple generations in the classroom, in the church, and through his many published works. This collection of essays is in honor of our teacher, mentor, and friend.

“1–2 Timothy and Titus” in ESV Expository Commentary
by Denny Burk

The ESV Expository Commentary is designed to strengthen the global church with a widely accessible, theologically sound, and pastorally wise resource for understanding and applying the overarching storyline of the Bible. My contribution is the commentary on 1-2 Timothy and Titus.

Transforming Homosexuality
by Denny Burk and Heath Lambert

Faithful Christians today agree that the Bible forbids homosexual behavior. But when it comes to underlying desires, the jury is out. Some Christians view homosexual desire as morally neutral, while others believe it calls for repentance and gospel renewal. Heath Lambert and I argue for the latter view in this book.

What Is the Meaning of Sex?
by Denny Burk

In this book I attempt to answer what the purpose of sex is. God’s own glory is the ultimate purpose of sex, and all sexual morality must be measured by its ability to achieve that end. This book applies that thesis to a range of issues: the definition of marriage, homosexuality, singleness, divorce, pornography, and much more.

Articular Infinitives in the Greek of the New Testament
This book is a technical study on a particular point of Greek Grammar, the articular infinitive. It was published by Sheffield Phoenix Press in May 2006. It is riveting prose with a thesis that is sweeping the nation. It’s only a matter of time before there is a screenplay and a movie. When that happens, you will all look on me and despair. Geaux, Tigers.


“Should We Call God Mother? A Review of Amy Peeler’s Women and the Gender of God.” Eikon 5.2 (2023): 94-101.

“Misunderstood Mutuality: Responding to Ronald W. Pierce and Elizabeth A. Kay, ‘Mutuality in Marriage and Singleness.” Eikon 5.1 (2023): 26-31.

“Why We Opposed an Anti-Abortion Resolution at the Southern Baptist Convention” with Alan Branch, Andrew Walker, Steve Lemke, Daniel Heimbach, C. Ben Mitchell, and Jeffrey Riley, The Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute (June 22, 2021), on-line at

“What does ‘act like men’ mean in 1 Corinthians 16:13?” Eikon 2.1 (2020): 25-27.

“A Way-Station to Egalitarianism: A Review Essay of Aimee Byrd’s Recovering from Biblical Manhood & Womanhood.The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 24.1 (2020): 163-171.

“Broad Complementarianism in the Southern Baptist Convention.” The Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 17.1 (2020): 21–39.

“Can Women Be Pastors But Not Elders?” 9Marks Journal (December 2019): 114-23.

“Must Women Be Silent in Churches (1 Corinthians 14:34)?” 9Marks Journal (December 2019): 98-104.

“The Gag-Reflex and the Doctrine of Hell: Realigning Our Emotional Response to God’s Justice.” Credo 9.4 (2019), on-line at

“Mere Complementarianism.” Eikon 1.2 (2019): 28-42.

“Transgenderism and Three Biblical Axioms,” in God’s Glory Revealed in Christ: Essays on Biblical Theology in Honor of Thomas R. Schreiner, ed. Denny Burk, James M. Hamilton Jr., Brian Vickers (Nashville: B&H, 2019), 211-25.

“Learning to Hate our Sin without Hating Ourselves” with Rosaria Butterfield, The Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute (July 4, 2018), on-line at

“Pursue God, Not Pornography,” in Porn and the Pastor: The Life and Death Consequences of Addiction in Ministry, ed. C. Jeffrey Robinson and Garrett Kell (Louisville, KY: SBTS Press, 2018), 105-13.

“The Transgender Test,” in Beauty, Order, and Mystery: A Christian Vision of Human Sexuality, ed. Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson (Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2017), 87-99.

National Geographic’s‘Gender Revolution’: Bad Argument and Biased Ideology.” with Andrew Walker, The Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute (January 6, 2017), on-line at

“Article VI. The Fall of Man,” in Confessing the Faith: The Living Legacy of Southern Seminary’s Abstract of Principles, ed. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (Louisville, KY: SBTS Press, 2016), 37–46.

“Eternal Conscious Torment,” in Four Views on Hell, ed. Preston Sprinkle, 2nd ed., Counterpoints (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016), 17-43.

“New and Old Departures in the Translation of AUTHENTEIN,” in Women in the Church: An Interpretation & Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15, 3rd ed. (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2016), 279-96.

“What the Future Holds.” Tabletalk (November 2015): 24-27.

“Is Homosexual Orientation Sinful?,” The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 58, no. 1 (March 2015): 95-115.

“Training Our Kids in a Transgender World” in Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice, ed. Jonathan Parnell and Owen Strachan, pp. 89-98 (Wheaton: Crossway, 2015).

“Suppressing the Truth in Unrighteousness: Matthew Vines Takes on the New Testament” in God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines, ed. R. Albert Mohler, pp. 43-57 (Louisville, KY: SBTS Press, 2014).

“Evangelism and Church Discipline” in A Guide to Evangelism, ed. Dan DeWitt, pp. 28-33 (Louisville, KY: SBTS Press, 2013). 

“The Righteousness of God (Dikaiosune Theou) and Verbal Genitives.” The Journal for the Study of the New Testament 34.4 (2012): 346-60.

“Christ’s Functional Subordination in Philippians 2:6: A Grammatical Note with Trinitarian Implications” in The New Evangelical Subordinationism? Perspectives on the Equality of God the Father and God the Son, ed. H. Wayne House and Dennis Jowers (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2012), 82-107.

“How Do We Speak about Homosexuality?” The Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood 17.1 (2012): 31-37.

“Revising Hell into the Heterodox Mainstream.” The Sword and Trumpet 79.8 (2011): 19-25.

“The Translation of Gender Terminology in the NIV 2011” Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 16.1 (2011): 17-33.

“Does the Church Know Her Commission?” Tabletalk (February 2011).

“Gender Confusion and a Gospel-Shaped Counter-Culture” in Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day, ed. Kevin DeYoung. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.

“Why All the Translations?” in Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science, pp. 220-23, ed. William A. Dembski and Michael R. Licona. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010.

“Why Evangelicals Should Not Heed Brian McLaren: How the New Testament Requires Evangelicals to Render a Judgment on the Moral Status of Homosexuality.” Themelios 35.2 (2010): 212-26.

“The SBJT Forum” with C. Ben Mitchell, Mark T. Coppenger, Chad O. Brand, and Stephen Wellum. The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 13.2 (2009): 68-78.

“Is Paul’s Gospel Counterimperial? Evaluating the Prospects of the ‘Fresh Perspective’ for Evangelical Theology.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 51 (2008): 309-37.

“Discerning Corinthian Slogans through Paul’s Use of the Diatribe in 1 Corinthians 6.12-20.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 18.1 (2008): 99-121.

“The SBJT Forum” with D. A. Carson, Barry Joslin, and Everett Berry. The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 12 (2008): 104-13.

“Evangelicalism Today” a forum with Russell Moore, John Franke, Darryl Hart, Michael Horton, and David Lyle Jeffrey. Touchstone (November 2007).

“Inerrancy Is Not Enough: A Proposal To Amend the Doctrinal Basis of the Evangelical Theological Society” with Ray Van Neste. Criswell Theological Review NS Vol. 5, no. 1 (2007): 69-80.

“Younger Evangelicals and Women in Ministry: A Sketch of the Spectrum of Opinion” with Jim Hamilton. Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 12.2 (2007): 26-40.

“Is Inerrancy Sufficient? A Plea to Biblical Scholars concerning the Authority and Sufficiency of Scripture.” Southwestern Journal of Theology 50.1 (2007): 76-91.

“On the Articular Infinitive in Philippians 2:6: A Grammatical Note with Christological Implications.” Tyndale Bulletin 55 (2004): 253-74.


“Eviscerating the GOP’s pro-life plank: The party platform follows the lead of Donald Trump and his changing views on abortion.” WORLD Opinions, July 9, 2024, on-line:

“The two Bidens and the 3 a.m. call: A president must be fit to lead 24 hours a day.” WORLD opinions, July 3, 2024, on-line:

“Unconscionable conscription: Will Americans force women into combat?” WORLD Opinions, June 19, 2024, on-line:

“The siren song of error: Is a leading New Testament scholar about to change course on LGBTQ?” WORLD Opinions, April 10, 2024, on-line:

“Complementarian Confessional Conflagration.” Christ Over All, March 20, 2024, on-line:

“What about churches with female children’s pastors?” Baptist Press, February 22, 2024, on-line:

“The film 1946 is wrong: No, the belief that homosexual behavior is sinful is not due to a translation error.” WORLD Opinions, January 19, 2024, on-line:

“Moral seriousness and the post-Christian right.” WORLD Opinions, January 3, 2024, on-line:

“The choice facing Southern Baptists.” Baptist Press, November 29, 2023, on-line:

“The ‘narrative’ vs. the reality of SBC ’23.” Kentucky Today, June 21, 2023, on-line:

“Fact-checking the fact-checkers.” WORLD Opinions, September 29, 2023, on-line:

“Is Donald Trump retreating on abortion?” WORLD Opinions, September 20, 2023, on-line:

“Dennis Prager is wrong about pornography: The Tenth Commandment clearly condemns lust.” WORLD Opinions, April 25, 2023, on-line:

“Is Andy Stanley affirming? Another case of studied ambiguity on LGBTQ issues.” WORLD Opinions, January 27, 2023, on-line:

“The ghost of Mario Cuomo returns—on marriage.” WORLD Opinions, November 28, 2022, on-line:

“Christianity Today’s article against tax exemptions for churches is jaw-dropping — and deeply flawed,” Disrn, December 31, 2019, on-line:

“Keeping Christianity weird: Why the Nashville Statement matters,” The Hill, September 3, 2017, on-line:

“It is not ‘character assassination’ for the church to be the church,” Religion News Service, May 3, 2017, on-line:

“Don’t Be Too Distracted To Miss That Trump Kept Obama’s LGBT Privileges,” The Federalist, February 2, 2017, on-line:

“Jimmy Kimmel Accidentally Gives A Reality-Based Lesson On Transgenderism,” The Federalist, January 9, 2017, on-line:

“Ending Tax Exemptions Means Ending Churches,” The Federalist, June 29, 2015, on-line:

“A Florist Loses Religious Freedom, and Much More,” CNN, February 20, 2015, on-line:

“Why What The NBA Did Was Right And What Mozilla Did Was Wrong,” The Federalist, April 29, 2014, on-line:

“Despite Ebola, confidence in Christ,” Baptist Press, October 9, 2014, on-line:

“The Transcendent Issue: Abortion in 2012 Election,” Towers 11.3 (October 2012): 14-15.

“Gay marriage, the slippery slope & polygamy,” Baptist Press, September 5, 2012, on-line:

“Is it hateful to suggest gays can change?” Baptist Press, August 13, 2012, on-line:

“Resolute in a Gender-Confused Culture,” Southern Seminary Magazine 80.3 (2012): 44-45.

“Komen’s abortion ties now more clear than ever,” February 3, 2012, on-line:

“What Is a Gay Christian?” Baptist Press, September 27, 2011, on-line:

“‘Pregnancy reduction,’ an everyday horror,” Baptist Press, August 17, 2011, on-line:

“The census & the future of the Great Commission,” Baptist Press, July 8, 2011, on-line:

“How should Christians react to bin Laden’s death?” Baptist Press, May 2, 2011, on-line:

“Is Rob Bell’s book really worth debating?” Baptist Press, April 12, 2011, on-line:

“America’s abortion schizophrenia,” Baptist Press, February 10, 2011, on-line:

“A Manifesto for Training Ministers,” Southern Seminary Magazine 77.2 (2009): 36-37.

“Wright’s most dangerous comment,” Baptist Press, April 29, 2008, on-line:

“Literacy and the Gospel,” Baptist Press, August 22, 2007, on-line:

“Responding to the massacre,” Baptist Press, April 19, 2007, on-line:

“Is embryonic stem-cell research murder?” Baptist Press, August 9, 2006, on-line:

“Fictional license differs from doctrinal distortions,” in The Louisiana Baptist Message, Vol. 121, Issue 23 (June 15, 2006): page 3. [See also “‘Da Vinci’ not as dangerous as ‘Left Behind’?” Baptist Press, May 30, 2006, on-line:]

“The Gospel according to Hollywood,” Baptist Press, March 8, 2006, on-line:

“Why All the Translations?” North American Mission Board, Apologetics Website, on-line:

“Ministering alongside the ‘bologna brigade,'” Baptist Press, September 23, 2005, on-line:

“Does God care about filibusters?” Baptist Press, April 20, 2005, on-line:

“Research or the Bible?” Baptist Press, August 29, 2003, on-line:


“Artemis Can’t Undermine Complementarianism / Review: ‘Nobody’s Mother’ by Sandra Glahn,” The Gospel Coalition (April 10, 2024):

“An Extended Review of Abigail Favale, The Genesis of Gender: A Christian TheoryThe Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 26.2 (2022): 128-32.

Review of How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 24.2 (2020): 165-208.

Review of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan T. Anderson, The Gospel Coalition (February 28, 2018).

Review of What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?, by Kevin DeYoung, The Gospel Coalition (May 11, 2015):

Review of Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship, and Life Together, by Mark and Grace Driscoll, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 16.1 (2012): 72-79.

Review of God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation (2nd ed.), by Andreas J. Köstenberger and David W. Jones, Themelios 37.1 (2012): 143-45.

Review of The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It), by Thom Stark, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 15.3 (2011): 83-86.

Review of Christ and Caesar: The Gospel and the Roman Empire in the Writings of Paul and Luke, by Seyoon Kim, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 52 (2009): 615-18.

Review of The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views, ed. James Beilby and Paul R. Eddy, Criswell Theological Review NS Vol. 5, no. 1 (2007): 119-121.

Review of God’s Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old & New Testaments, by James M. Hamilton, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50 (2007): 417-19.

Review of Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Imputation, by Brian Vickers, Criswell Theological Review NS Vol. 4, no. 2 (2007): 117-19.

Review of BibleWorks 7: Software for Biblical Exegesis and Research, in Criswell Theological Review NS Vol. 4, no. 2 (2007): 128.

“Much Ado About Typos.” Touchstone Magazine, vol. 19, issue 10 (December 2006): 42-43. Review of Misquoting Jesus, by Bart Ehrman.

Review of The Last Word: Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture, by N. T. Wright, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 49 (2006): 622-25.

Review of Paul: In Fresh Perspective, by N. T. Wright, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 10 (2006): 83-84.

Review of Where Is Boasting: Early Jewish Soteriology and Paul’s Response in Romans 1-5, by Simon J. Gathercole, Criswell Theological Review NS Vol. 3, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 104-105.

Review of Choosing a Bible: Understanding Bible Translation Differences, by Leland Ryken, Criswell Theological Review NS Vol. 3, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 117-118.

Review of Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications, by D. A. Carson, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology Vol. 2, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 88-89.

Review of Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions, by Craig L. Blomberg, Criswell Theological Review NS Vol. 3, no. 1, (Fall 2005): 104-106.

Review of Justification—What’s at Stake in the Current Debates, ed. Mark Husbands and Daniel J. Treier, Criswell Theological Review NS Vol. 2, no. 2 (Spring 2005):113-116.