February 2, 2013

Short Bio Requested by Publishers

Recently, editors for different publishers asked me to send them a short biography for various marketing purposes. For those of you interested in what I have recently been doing, see the following. For those not interested, have a good day as you navigate to more interesting climes!

Malcolm B. Yarnell III was born in upstate New York, grew up in numerous North and Central American subcultures, and became a Southern Baptist minister, holding church pastorates in Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina. After receiving degrees from Louisiana State University (BS-Finance), Southwestern Seminary (MDivBL), Duke University (ThM), and the University of Oxford (DPhil), he served as a faculty member at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and academic dean at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. A prolific contributor of essays to academic journals and books published in America, England, France, and Nigeria, as well as in more popular venues, he was the longest-serving editor of the nearly century-old Southwestern Journal of Theology, has edited four academic books, and authored the widely reviewed 2007 volume on historical and theological method, The Formation of Christian Doctrine. Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation, a revision of his doctoral dissertation, is scheduled to be released by Oxford University Press in the UK in November 2013 and in the US in January 2014. He is contracted for and currently writing a volume on the Trinity for publication by B&H Academic. While traveling to lecture in universities worldwide (including in recent years, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, Russia, Scotland, and the Ukraine), Yarnell is a fellow in research institutes in Nashville, Oxford, and Bonn, and serves as a trustee for the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland. He preaches the gospel regularly in churches and conferences throughout the United States, and has recently led church conferences in the Cayman Islands, England, France, and Germany. He currently resides with his family of seven in Fort Worth, Texas, where he is Director of the Center for Theological Research and Professor of Systematic Theology at Southwestern Seminary and leads the weekly Men's Bible Study at Birchman Baptist Church.


  1. This is excellent Dr. Yarnell and I'm glad you're here in Fort Worth and at SWBTS! While you may not know me I also know you to be an approachable, personable Brother who can talk to those of us who don't feel as intellectually capable without making us feel that way! ;-)
    I also envy your opportunities to preach and teach in so many places around the world!
    AND, I love how you ended it with leading the men's study at your friendly neighborhood Baptist church!

    BUT, (and you knew there was a but), If this was MY resume I'd really be tempted to add:
    "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:"

  2. Amen to that last paragraph, Clark!


Edifying comments always appreciated!