As an active member of many societies and an intellectual, Dr. Tucker is constantly reviewing his peers’ books and publishing works. His recent books have all centered around his main passion, social identity and Christ. His writings are often published in a variety of journals, including The Journal of Beliefs and Values, The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Religious Studies Review, The Journal of Theological Studies, Canadian Theological Review, and Criswell Theological Review.

In the fall of 2016, Dr. Tucker was on sabbatical from the Seminary and working dutifully on his next book, due for publication in late-2017. In preparation for this time, Dr. Tucker traveled to Italy, Greece and Scotland over the summer of 2016 teaching and writing.

His research languages include: Greek, Hebrew, Ugaritic, German, French, and Latin.

For more information about Dr. Tucker’s upcoming plans or questions about what you have read of his writings, please reach out through the contact page.


Journal Articles

  • “Paul’s Eschatological Anthropology: Systematic or Situational?”
    The Journal of Beliefs and Values Volume 37 Issue 1; April 2016, pp. 120-22
  • “Paul Within and Without Judaism: That is the Question”
    The Journal of Beliefs and Values Volume 36 Issue 2; November 2015, pp. 250-53
  • “The Jerusalem Collection, Economic Inequality, and Human Flourishing: Is Paul's Concern
    the Redistribution of Wealth, or a Relationship of Mutuality (or Both)?”
    Canadian Theological Review Volume 3 Issue 2; 2014, pp. 52-70
  • “Self-Designations and Group Identity in the New Testament”
    The Journal of Beliefs and Values Volume 35 Issue 2; November 2014, pp. 250-53
  • “Paul in Bi-Cultural Perspective – A New Paradigm”
    The Journal of Beliefs and Values Volume 34 Issue 3; November 2013, pp. 374-77
  • ““‘All things to all people’: a Chameleon Paul?”
    The Journal of Beliefs and Values Volume 33 Issue 1; April 2012, pp. 123-27
  • “Paul and Christianity as a New Ethnic Identity in which Previous Identities May Continue?”
    The Journal of Beliefs and Values Volume 32 Issue 1; April 2011, pp. 95-98


  • Doctorate - Ph.D. in New Testament | University of Wales, Lampeter, 2009
  • Doctorate - Doctor of Ministry in Expository Communication | Michigan Theological Seminary, 2003
  • Seminary - Master of Divinity | Michigan Theological Seminary, 2001
  • Seminary - Master of Religion | Liberty University, 1995
  • University - Bachelor of Science | Lee University, 1990

Professional Appointments

  • Committee Member, Pauline Epistles Section, International Society of Biblical Literature (2014-current)
  • Co-Director, Identity Formation in the Pauline Letters (2012-current)
  • Editorial Board, New Testament after Supersessionism (2012-current)
  • Editorial Board, Social Identity Readings (2014-current)
  • Editorial Board, Canadian Theological Review (2013-current)
  • Peer reviewer, Irish Theological Quarterly (2013-current)
  • General Editor, Journal of Biblical Studies ISSN: 1534-3057 (2001-2006)
Plymouth, MI · Moody Theological Seminary
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