Sam Parkison

Samuel G. Parkison (PhD, MBTS, Systematic Theology from MBTS, Associate Professor of Theology (Gulf Theological Seminary in the UAE). Samuel is married to Shannon, and they have three sons, Jonah, Henry, and Lewis. He is a regular contributor to For the Church and is an editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of Revelation and Response: The Why and How of Leading Corporate Worship Through Song. Sam blogs regularly at

Apr 14

A Glorious Doctrine with a Silly Name: The Extra Calvinisticum and the Gospel by Sam Parkison

In the incarnation, God reveals his Triune beauty for us in language we can understand. He communicates his astonishing beauty with human language, and with skin and bones, and he does this for our benefit.

Dec 2

When Home Hurts: A Book Review by Sam Parkison

When Home Hurts is deeply pastoral and instructive in its application of distinct biblical impulses.

Sep 28

Celebrating the Beauty of Complementarity in Corporate Worship by Sam Parkison

Here’s one way that our church seeks to celebrate the beauty of gender complementarity during our corporate worship gatherings.

Jun 3

More Than a Battle: A Book Review by Sam Parkison

Joe Rigney’s recent book, More Than a Battle: How to Experience Victory, Freedom, and Healing from Lust, is (tragically) necessary. Some might find such an assertion odd, given the plethora of similar books already in print. “Do we really need another book on overcoming lust and pornography?” The answer is simply that until we, as […]

Feb 25

Spirits in Bondage: A Book Review by Sam Parkison

Series: Book Reviews

In this little collection of poems, we have the privilege of getting to know Lewis better. It is, in its way, a magnificent display of God’s saving grace.

Feb 23

FTC Preaching Guide: 2 Corinthians by Sam Parkison

2 Corinthians is inspired by God, and preaching “the whole counsel of God” looks like preaching this book.

Dec 29

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: A Book Review by Sam Parkison

Series: Book Reviews

This is not an apologetic work, nor is it a polemic, nor is it even a strategy for Christians in this age. It is rather an explanation.

Oct 27

How the Psalms Teach Us to Complain by Sam Parkison

The trials that occasion our complaint before God will be most beneficial to our own souls if they propel us Godward.

Aug 12

Please Come Back to Church, Pt. 2 – An Open Letter to Christians by Sam Parkison

You who are tempted to stay home out of convenience, I urge you to repent and come back to church.

Aug 5

Please Come Back to Church, Pt. 1 – An Open Letter to Pastors by Sam Parkison

Your services may not feel meaningful. But regardless of what they feel like, they are.