Dr. Clark was educated at the University of Nebraska (BA), Westminster Seminary California (MDiv), and St Anne’s College, Oxford University (DPhil). He was a minister in the Reformed Church in the United States (1988–1998) and has been a minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America since 1998.
He has taught church history and historical theology since 1995 at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Concordia University, Irvine, and Westminster Seminary California.
He is the author of:
- Recovering the Reformed Confession: Our Theology, Piety, and Practice
- Caspar Olevian and the Substance of the Covenant: The Double Benefit of Christ
- Baptism, Election, and the Covenant of Grace
The editor of
- William Ames, A Sketch of the Christian’s Catechism. Classic Reformed Theology Series vol. 1.
- and contributor to Caspar Olevianus, Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed. Classic Reformed Theology Series vol. 2.
- Johannes Cocceius, Doctrine of the Covenant and Testament of God. Classic Reformed Theology Series vol. 3.
- and contributor to Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry: Essays by the Faculty of Westminster Seminary California.
The co-editor of:
- J. H. Heidegger, Concise Marrow of Christian Theology. Classic Reformed Theology Series vol. 4.
- Robert Rollock, Commentary on Ephesians. Classic Reformed Theology Series vol. 5.
The co-editor of and contributor to:
- Always Reformed: Essays in Honor of W. Robert Godfrey
- Protestant Scholasticism: Essays in Reassessment
A contributor to:
- Matthew Bingham, Chris Caughey, Crawford Gribben, R. Scott Clark, and Darryl G. Hart, On Being Reformed: Debates Over A Trans-Atlantic Identity (London: Palgrave-Pivot, 2018).
Among his recent published essays:
- “God the Son and the Covenant of Grace: Caspar Olevianus On Eternal Generation, and the Substance of the Covenant of Grace,” in Credo Magazine volume 10.4 (November 29, 2020).
- “Seriously and Promiscuously: The Synod of Dort on the Free Offer of the Gospel” in Joel R. Beeke and Martin I. Klauber, ed. The Synod of Dort: Historical, Theological, and Experiential Perspectives (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2020), 89–104.
- “Conversion,” in the Concise Theology Series, ed. Fred G. Zaspel (The Gospel Coalition, 2020).
- “Historical Theology,” in the Concise Theology Series, ed. Fred G. Zaspel (The Gospel Coalition, 2020).
- “The Synod of Dort: Keeping Venom From the Lips,” in Ordained Servant (October, 2019).
- “Classical Christian Catechesis,” in Faithful and Fruitful: Essays for Elders and Deacons, ed. William Boekestein and Steven Swets (Grand Rapids: Reformed Fellowship Inc., 2019), 107–19.
- “A House of Cards? A Response to Bingham, Cribben, and Caughey,” in Matthew Bingham, Chris Caughey, R. Scott Clark, Crawford Gribben, and D. G. Hart, On Being Reformed: Debates Over a Theological Identity (London: Palgrave-Pivot, 2018), 69–89.
- “‘Subtle Sacramentarian’ or Son? John Calvin’s Relationship to Martin Luther” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 21.4 (2018): 35–60.
- “Law and Gospel in Early Reformed Orthodoxy: Hermeneutical Conservatism in Olevianus’ Commentary on Romans,” in Jordan J. Ballor, David S. Sytsma and Jason Zuidema editors, Church and School in Early Modern Protestantism: Studies in Honor of Richard A. Muller on the Maturation of a Theological Tradition (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
- “Christ and Covenant: Federal Theology in Orthodoxy,” in Herman Selderhuis, ed., Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
- He is currently writing, Guilt, Grace, And Gratitude: A Historical, Theological, Pastoral Commentary On The Heidelberg Catechism (Lexham Press/Logos, forthcoming).
Some favorite authors are P. G. Wodehouse, James Thurber, Dorothy Sayers, John Calvin, Louis Berkhof, Martin Luther, and Geerhardus Vos. Some of his favorite books: Johannes Wollebius, Compendium of Christian Theology; Geerhardus Vos, Biblical Theology; Francis Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology; Dorothy Sayers, Creed or Chaos?; Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will.