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Glenn R. Kreider

Acting Chair and Professor of Theological Studies

BS, Lancaster Bible College, 1986; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1990; PhD, 2001.

Prior to teaching at DTS, Dr. Kreider served as Director of Christian Education and then as Senior Pastor in Cedar Hill, TX. His research and writing interests include Jonathan Edwards, theological method, theology and popular culture, and our eschatological hope. Dr. Kreider believes that grace really is amazing; it is a thought that will change the world. He is married to his best friend, Janice, and they have two grown children, a son-in-law, and one granddaughter, Marlo Grace. He and Janice enjoy live music, good stories, bold coffee, and their five rescue dogs—two pugs, a chihuahua, a terrier named Chloe, and a black lab, Carlile. 

Courses Taught

  • HT5225 - Seminar in the History and Theology of the Middle Ages
  • ST5101 - Theological Method and Bibliology
  • ST5102 - Trinitarianism
  • ST5103 - Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology
  • ST5104 - Soteriology
  • ST5105 - Sanctification and Ecclesiology
  • ST5106 - Eschatology
  • ST5295 - Systematic Theology Colloquium
  • ST5605 - Apologetics
  • TS8102 - Seminar on Theological Method
  • TS8205 - Colloquium in Systematic Theology
  • TS8210 - Colloquium in Historical Theology
  • ST5225 - Issues in Ecclesiology
  • ST5220 - Issues in Dispensational Theology
  • ST5215 - Issues in Soteriology and Sanctification


Academic Interests

Systematic theology
theological method
Jonathan Edwards
American evangelicalism

Personal Interests

Coach youth sports (baseball and basketball)


The Routledge Encyclopedia of Protestantism

DTS Voice Videos

What Happened to the Trinity on the Cross?
When "Why" is the Wrong Question
Why Go To Church?
Rediscovering God's Vision for Male/Female Partnerships in Ministry
Respectfully Engaging Atheism
Eschatology in the Nicene Creed
The Church and the Arts
Vindicating the Vixens: Women in the Bible (Arise Panel)
The Language of Theology
Good News for Someone Like Me
The Ones Who Love Much
Responding to the New Atheism
Understanding the New Atheism
The Language of Theology
Because of His Great Love For Us
Classic: Challenges to the Existence of God
Classic: Engaging the New Atheism
The Unfair Payment
Challenges to the Existence of God
Engaging the New Atheism
The New Atheism
Broken Hallelujah
I am Esau
Perspective Changes Everything
No Moabites Allowed
I Saw God Today
The Church's One Foundation
Faculty Forum: Contemporary Theological Trends
Sinners in the Hands of Gracious God
Who Am I? Why Am I Here?

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • "Jesus the Messiah as Prophet, Priest, and King." Bibliotheca Sacra (176). 2019. 174-87.
  • "‘The Death of Christ Was a Murder’: Jonathan Edwards and Blame for Christ’s Death." Bibliotheca Sacra (174). 2017. 424-44.
  • "Is There a Chance He’s a Christian? The Gospel According to Chance the Rapper and Sho Baraka." Fathom 2017.
  • "What Is the Bible? One of the world’s most studied books is bound by thousands of years of opinion." Fathom 2016.
  • "Kindness and Repentance: Romans 2:4 and Ministry to People with Same-Sex Attraction." Bibliotheca Sacra (173). 2016. 57-79.
  • "The Flood Is as Bad as It Gets: Never Again Will God Destroy the Earth." Bibliotheca Sacra (171). 2014. 162-77.
  • "The Office: Taking the Word to Work." Kindred Spirit 2012. 4-7.
  • "God’s Humility: Reflections on an Unappreciated Attribute of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.." Criswell Theological Review (n.s. 9). 2011. 33-57.
  • "God’s Condescension in Action: The Nature of Divine Redemptive Love." Testamentum Imperium: International Theological Journal Focusing on the Eternal Security of the Christian (3). 2011.
  • Review of "Essays on Religion, Science, and Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra (168). 2011. 105-7.
  • Review of "Essays on Religion, Science, and Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra (168). 2011. 105-7.
  • Review of "Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation. Vol. 4 of Reformed Dogmatics." Bibliotheca Sacra (168). 2011. 104-5.
  • Review of "We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel According to U2." Criswell Theological Review (8/1 n.s.). 2010. 123-25.
  • Review of "The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith." Criswell Theological Review (8/1 n.s.). 2010. 101-3.
  • Review of "Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness." Bibliotheca Sacra (167). 2010. 507-8.
  • Review of "Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview." Bibliotheca Sacra (167). 2010. 494.
  • Review of "Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word: A Model of Faith and Thought." Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (10.2). 2010. 125-27.
  • Review of "The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists." Bibliotheca Sacra (167). 2010. 490-91.
  • Review of "Jesus Made in America: A Cultural History from the Puritans to The Passion of the Christ." Bibliotheca Sacra (167). 2010. 380-81.
  • Review of "Engaging the Doctrine of God: Contemporary Protestant Perspectives." Bibliotheca Sacra (167). 2010. 367-68.
  • Review of "Faith Comes by Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism." Bibliotheca Sacra (167). 2010. 166-67.
  • Review of "Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra (167). 2010. 243-44.
  • Review of "The Image of God." Bibliotheca Sacra (167). 2010. 240-41.
  • Review of "Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to the Christian Worldview." Bibliotheca Sacra (167). 2010. 239-40.
  • Review of "An Exploration of Christian Theology." Criswell Theological Review (7/2). 2010. 127-28.
  • Review of "Abusing Scripture: The Consequences of Misreading the Bible." Criswell Theological Review (7/2). 2010. 109-10.
  • Review of "A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology." Criswell Theological Review (7/1). 2009. 101-4.
  • Review of "Getting the Blues: What Blues Music Teaches Us About Suffering and Salvation." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 507-8.
  • Review of "Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics: Scripture as Communication." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 495-96.
  • Review of "The Decline of African American Theology: From Biblical Faith to Cultural Captivity." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 493-94.
  • Review of "The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 487-88.
  • Review of "The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 370-72.
  • Review of "He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 246-47.
  • Review of "Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 241-42.
  • Review of "The Renewal of Trinitarian Theology: Themes, Patterns, and Explorations." Criswell Theological Review (6 n.s.). 2009. 106-7.
  • Review of "Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times." Criswell Theological Review (6 n.s.). 2009. 85-86.
  • Review of "Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing after Childhood Sexual Abuse." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 127-28.
  • Review of "Women, Ministry and the Gospel: Exploring New Paradigms." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 126-27.
  • Review of "Reading Scripture with the Church: Toward a Hermeneutic for Theological Interpretation." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 109-11.
  • Review of "Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics." Bibliotheca Sacra (166). 2009. 107-8.
  • Review of "Doubting: Growing through the Uncertainties of Life." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 506-7.
  • Review of "Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 504-6.
  • Review of "Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 503-4.
  • Review of "The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways that Jesus is the Way." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 499-500.
  • Review of "For Us and for Our Salvation: The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 492-93.
  • Review of "The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 490-92.
  • Review of "Liturgical Theology: The Church as Worshiping Community." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 489-90.
  • Review of "God’s Rivals: Why Has God Allowed Different Religions? Insights from the Early Church." Criswell Theological Review (6 n.s.). 2008. 113-15.
  • "The God Delusion: A Theological Response." Kindred Spirit 2008. 4-7.
  • Review of "The New England Theology: From Jonathan Edwards to Edwards Amasa Park." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 382-83.
  • Review of "Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 370-71.
  • Review of "Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 369-70.
  • Review of "Personal Identity in Theological Perspective." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 365-66.
  • Review of "Science and Grace in God’s Reign of the Natural Sciences." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 364-65.
  • Review of "Sin and Salvation in Christ." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 262-63.
  • Review of "Above All Earthly Pow’rs: Christ in a Postmodern World." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 360-62.
  • Review of "The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 259-60.
  • Review of "The Coming of the Son of Man: New Testament Eschatology for an Emerging Church." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 112-13.
  • Review of "Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 106-8.
  • Review of "He Came Down from Heaven: The Preexistence of Christ and the Christian Faith." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 104-6.
  • Review of "Is the Reformation Over? An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 103-4.
  • Review of "The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God: The Arian Controversy." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 102-3.
  • Review of "The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 96-7.
  • "Review Article of 'The God Delusion'." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 91-6.
  • Review of "Suffering—Understanding the Love of God: Selections from the Writings of John Calvin." Criswell Theological Review (5 n.s.). 2008. 117-18.
  • Review of "Jonathan Edwards, The Holy Spirit in Revival: The Lasting Influence of the Holy Spirit in the Heart of Man." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 119-20.
  • Review of "You Converted Me: The Confessions of St. Augustine." Criswell Theological Review (5 n.s. ). 2007. 121-22.
  • Review of "God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 504-6.
  • Review of "Faith of the Outsider: Exclusion and Inclusion in the Biblical Story." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 495-96.
  • Review of "The Problem with Evangelical Theology: Testing the Exegetical Foundations of Calvinism, Dispensationalism and Wesleyanism." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 492-93.
  • Review of "Who’s Afraid of the Holy Spirit? An Investigation into the Ministry of the Spirit of God Today." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 362-64.
  • Review of "The Westminster Theological Wordbook of the Bible." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 367.
  • Review of "Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles’ Creed." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 268-69.
  • Review of "How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 375-76.
  • Review of "The Big Picture for Small Churches—and Large Ones, Too! How to Survive and Thrive as a Small Congregation." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 362-63.
  • Review of "The Trinitarian Ethics of Jonathan Edwards." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 255-56.
  • Review of "Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities." Criswell Theological Review (4). 2007. 111-13.
  • Review of "Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: An Incarnational Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 110-11.
  • Review of "Talking the Walk: Letting Christian Language Live Again." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 126-27.
  • Review of "Jewish Christianity, Israel’s Stumbling and the Sonderweg Reading of Paul." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 102-3.
  • Review of "Is God to Blame? Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 115-16.
  • Review of "Jonathan Edwards’s Philosophy of History: The Reenchantment of the World of the Enlightenment." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 126-27.
  • Review of "The Last Things: Resurrection, Judgment, Glory." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 239-41.
  • Review of "The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 251-52.
  • Review of "Can Punishment Bring Peace? Penal Substitution Revisited." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 110-11.
  • Review of "Reformed Dogmatics (Herman Bavinck)." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 488-90.
  • "Sinners in the Hands of a Gracious God." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 259-75.
  • Review of "Systematic Theology (Norman Geisler)." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 351-53.
  • Review of "The Character of Theology: An Introduction to Its Nature, Task, and Purpose." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 353-55.
  • Review of "Contours of Christology in the New Testament." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 355-56.
  • Review of "The Glory and Honor of God: Volume Two of the Previously Unpublished Sermons of Jonathan Edwards." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 380-81.
  • Review of "The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 381-82.
  • Review of "The Evangelical Moment: The Promise of an American Religion." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 382-84.
  • "What Child Is This? And What Does He Ask of Us?: Worship and Adoration." Dallas Morning News 2005. 1, 5.
  • Review of "Justification: The Doctrine of Karl Barth and a Catholic Reflection." Criswell Theological Review (2 n.s.). 2005. 116-19.
  • Review of "Reformation Sketches: Insights into Luther, Calvin, and the Confessions." Bibliotheca Sacra (162). 2005. 383-84.
  • Review of "The Blessing of God: Previously Unpublished Sermons of Jonathan Edwards." Bibliotheca Sacra (162). 2005. 504-5.
  • Review of "The Art of Reading Scripture." Bibliotheca Sacra (162). 2005. 494-95.
  • Review of "To Know and Love God: Method for Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra (162). 2005. 487-88.
  • Review of "A God-Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards." Criswell Theological Review (3 n.s.). 2005. 117-19.