R. Lucas Stamps

R. Lucas Stamps
Associate Professor of Christian Studies

Doctor of Philosophy, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Systematic Theology

Master of Divinity, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Arts, Auburn University, History


What classes do you teach at Anderson

Systematic Theology, Hermeneutics, History of Christianity, Topics in Theology & History, Christian Worldview & Contemporary Application

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

I consider my own vocation, or calling, in life to be an academic ministry. My aim is to minister--to serve--the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to think deeply and prayerfully about God and about all things in relation to God. I am especially energized when I see students discover in fresh ways the rich resources of Holy Scripture and the Christian tradition.


College football, music (of all sorts, but especially Americana and choral sacred music), movies (especially the films of Terrence Malick)

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

I've found AU to be a loving Christian environment, among both my colleagues and my students

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Hopefully a rigorous engagement with Scripture and the Christian tradition for the purpose contemporary application, with some sports talk and music reviews thrown in as well!


Baptists and the Christian Tradition: Towards an Evangelical Baptist Catholicity. Edited with Matthew Y. Emerson and Christopher W. Morgan. Nashville: B&H Academic, forthcoming, 2020.

Thy Will Be Done: A Contemporary Defense of Two-Wills Christology. Minneapolis: Fortress, forthcoming.

“Atonement in Gethsemane: The Necessity of Dyothelitism for the Atonement.” In Locating Atonement: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics, ed. Oliver D. Crisp and Fred Sanders, 139-53. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

“Did Jesus Ever Get Sick? Some Thoughts on Christ’s Human Nature.” Criswell Theological Review 13, no. 1 (Fall 2015): 63-76.

“John Gill’s Reformed Dyothelitism.” Reformed Theological Review 74, no. 2 (August 2015): 77-93.