The Gospel Coalition


About Themelios

Themelios is an international evangelical theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. It was formerly a print journal operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers.

Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition. It is presented in three formats: PDF (for downloading and printing), Logos edition (for searchability and mobile access), and HTML (for greater accessibility, usability, and infiltration in search engines). Themelios is copyrighted by The Gospel Coalition. Readers are free to use it and circulate it in digital form without further permission (any print use requires further written permission), but they must acknowledge the source and, of course, not change the content.


D. A. Carson

 | General Editor
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015, USA

Brian Tabb

 | Managing Editor
Bethlehem College and Seminary
720 13th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA

Michael J. Ovey

 | Contributing Editor
Oak Hill Theological College
Chase Side, Southgate
London, N14 4PS, UK

Andrew David Naselli

 | Administrator
Bethlehem College and Seminary
720 13th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA

Book Review Editors

Jerry Hwang

 | Old Testament
Singapore Bible College
9-15 Adam Road
Singapore 289886

Alan Thompson

 | New Testament
Sydney Missionary & Bible College
PO Box 83
Croydon, NSW 2132, Australia

Nathan A. Finn

 | History and Historical Theology
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 1889
Wake Forest, NC 27588, USA

Hans Madueme

 | Systematic Theology and Bioethics
Covenant College
14049 Scenic Highway
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750, USA

Dane Ortlund

 | Ethics (but not Bioethics) and Pastoralia
1300 Crescent Street
Wheaton, IL 60187, USA

Jason Sexton

 | Mission and Culture
Golden Gate Baptist Seminary
251 S. Randolph Avenue (Suite A)
Brea, CA 92821, USA

Editorial Board

Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School
Oliver D. Crisp, Fuller Theological Seminary
William Kynes, Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church
Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
James Robson, Wycliffe Hall
Michael Thate, Durham University
Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College
Garry Williams, The John Owen Centre, London Theological Seminary
Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College
Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship


Articles should generally be about 4,000 to 7,000 words and should be submitted to the Managing Editor of Themelios, which is now peer-reviewed. Articles should use clear, concise English, following The SBL Handbook of Style (esp. for abbreviations), supplemented by The Chicago Manual of Style. They should consistently use either UK or USA spelling and punctuation, and they should be submitted electronically as an email attachment using Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx extensions) or Rich Text Format (.rtf extension). Special characters should use a Unicode font.


The book review editors generally select individuals for book reviews, but potential reviewers may contact them about reviewing specific books. As part of arranging book reviews, the book review editors will supply book review guidelines to reviewers.