Denny Burk

Denny Burk

dburk@sbts.edu

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Ethics

B.A. Louisiana Tech University
Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Denny Burk joined the faculty of Boyce College and Southern Seminary in 2008. He writes frequently on biblical and theological topics and has a special interest in biblical sexual ethics. He is the author of What Is the Meaning of Sex (Crossway, 2013). He has also authored “Gender Confusion and a Gospel-Shaped Counter-Culture” in Don’t Call It a Comeback, ed. Kevin DeYoung (Crossway, 2010). Dr. Burk has articles that have appeared in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Tyndale Bulletin, Bulletin for Biblical Research, and The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is the author of a book on Greek grammar entitled Articular Infinitives in the Greek of the New Testament. He is also a contributor to Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words. Dr. Burk serves as editor for The Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Dr. Burk comments daily on theology, politics, and culture at www.DennyBurk.com.

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BOOKS

What Is the Meaning of Sex?
by Denny Burk

This book argues that God’s glory is the ultimate purpose of sex and that 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.

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Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day
Edited by Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung has brought together a group of twenty- and thirty-something evangelical Christian leaders to produce this collection of essays titled Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Same Evangelical Faith for a New Day to assert the stability, relevance, and necessity of Christian orthodoxy today. Burk’s article is “Gender Confusion and a Gospel-Shaped Counter-Culture.”

The New Evangelical Subordinationism? Perpectives on the Equality of God the Father and God the Son
Edited by Dennis W. Jowers and H. Wayne House

Evangelicals have engaged in a vigorous debate over the doctrine of the Trinity. One group argues that the Father and the Son are equal in authority and power with the Son submitting Himself to the Father only temporarily during the incarnation. Another group argues that the Son’s submission to the Father is functional (not ontological) and eternal. All sides of the debate are represented here, and the contributors include Bruce Ware, Wayne Grudem, Kevin Giles, Craig Keener, Michael Bird, Linda Belleville, myself and 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. Sheffield Phoenix Press is located in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield in England.
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Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
Dr. Burk is a contributor to this dictionary of Old and New Testament words. It is based on the NIV translation, though it’s still servicable with the King James Version. Zondervan intends for it to replace the old but popular Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, which was based on the King James translation. It was published by Zondervan in July 2006.

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ARTICLES

“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 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.

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BOOK REVIEWS

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.

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POPULAR ARTICLES

“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: www.bpnews.net.

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

“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: www.bpnews.net.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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: www.bpnews.net.

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

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

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

“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: www.bpnews.net.]

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

“Why All the Translations?” North American Mission Board, Apologetics Website, on-line: www.4truth.net.

“Ministering alongside the ‘bologna brigade,’” Baptist Press, September 23, 2005, on-line: www.bpnews.net.

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

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