Rodney Reeves, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in New Testament, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Dissertation: 'Methodology for Determining Text-types of Greek New Testament Manuscripts'
  • Doctoral Study in Pauline Studies, Oxford University
  • M.Div. in Biblical Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Religion and Speech, Southwest Baptist University

Selected Publications

  • Matthew, The Story of God Bible Commentary (Zondervan, 2017)
  • Rediscovering Paul, 2nd ed. (co-authored with Capes and Richards, IVP Academic, 2017)
  • Rediscovering Jesus (co-authored with Capes and Richards, IVP Academic, 2015)
  • Spirituality According to Paul (IVP Academic, 2011)
  • Rediscovering Paul (co-authored with Capes and Richards, IVP Academic, 2007)
  • A Genuine Faith (Baker Books, 2005)
  • Contributed to Baker Illustrated Background Commentary (Baker Books, 2017)
  • 'No, Prayer Isn't Really a Conversation,' Christianity Today, 2015

Selected Presentations

  • 'Boasting in Weakness:  A Pauline Model for Ministry,' Willson-Addis Lecture, Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor, TX
  • 'What on Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven?', Retreat, Laity Lodge, TX
  • 'Sacred Violence:  A Eucharistic Reading of Revelation 14:13-15:4', Springfield Bible Professors, MO
  • 'Spirituality in a Post-Biblical World,' Worldview Conference, MO
  • 'Spirituality according to Paul,' Spiritual Formation Conference, MO
  • 'Meandering:  Rediscovering the Way of Christ,' Retreat, Laity Lodge, TX
  • 'Spirituality according to Paul,' Pastors Retreat, Laity Lodge, TX
  • 'Worship as Lament,' His Voice Missions Conference, MO

Selected Works

  • 'Dr. Rodney Reeves Podcast,' collection of sermons and conference presentations, produced by Danny Dyer
  • Dry Bones Dance Podcast, produced by Thom Jones

Related Experience

  • Current book project:  'Spirituality According to John' (IVP Academic, 2019)
  • Interim Pastor to several churches in Missouri and Arkansas
  • Senior Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, AR (1995-2000)

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Institute for Biblical Research
    • Convener, Southwest Region, 2008-14
  • Springfield Bible Professors
    • Convener for NT

Honors and Awards

  • Book of the Year, Honorable Mention, Reader's Choice Award, 'Rediscovering Jesus'
  • Best Academic Books NT, Textbook of the Year, Honorable Mention, 'Rediscovering Jesus,' Crux Sola
  • Book of the Year, New Testament, 'Spirituality According to Paul,' Jesus Creed

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
  • Interim Pastor for several churches in Missouri and Arkansas
  • Guest Speaker for Conferences and Retreats in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, and Illinois