Published Works

Transformed from Glory to GloryThis listing of published works is comprehensive from 1954 to 2014, but does not include translations of books or articles, nor does it include reprints of articles. It includes the preface to two volumes closely connected to CIU, Mission in the New Testament written by CIU educators and graduates, and the foreword to R. C. McQuilkin’s Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, but does not include any of his other numerous forewords.

This list comes from the book Transformed from Glory to Glory: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of J. Robertson McQuilkin. Edited by Christopher R. Little. CLC Publications, 2015. 

Books

How Biblical is the Church Growth Movement? Chicago, IL: Moody, 1973. 2nd ed. rev. Measuring the Church Growth Movement. 1974.

Understanding and Applying the Bible. Chicago, IL: Moody, 1983. Rev. ed. 1992. Rev. and expanded ed. 2009.

Great Omission: A Biblical Basis for World Evangelism. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1984. Repr. Downers Grove, IL: IVP 2001. Rev. ed. Waynesboro, GA : Authentic Media, 2002. Repr. Downers Grove, IL: IVP 2012.

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics. Wheaton, IL, Tyndale 1989. Rev. and updated ed. 1995. 3rd ed.

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom. Downers Grove, IL: IVP 2014 by J. R. McQuilkin and Paul Copan.

Living By Vows. Columbia, SC: Columbia International University, 1995. download pdf

Free and Fulfilled: Victorious Christians Living in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Robertson McQuilkin. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1997.

Life in the Spirit. Nashville, TN: Lifeway Christian Resources, 1997. Repr. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman 2000.

A Promise Kept. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1998. Repr. Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House, 2002.

Living the Life: Spiritual Maturity. Rockville, VA: International Centre for Excellence in Leadership, International Mission Board, SBC 2000.

Five Smooth Stones: Essential Principles for Biblical Ministry. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group 2007.

Living the life 2: Gods Provision for Christian Living. Rockville, VA: International Centre for Excellence in Leadership, International Mission Board, SBC 2012.

Note: Book title links go to Amazon, and contain affiliate codes giving a portion of the purchase price to the CIU Alumni Relations office to help maintain online resources like the McQuilkin Library.

Articles

“Born of the Spirit.” Christian Life 15, no. 11 (March 1954): 26-27;86-87.

“Marriage: Great Gift of God.” Youth for Christ Magazine 14, no 5 (September 1956): n.p.

“I was an Embezzler.” Moody Monthly 56, no. 2 (October 1956): 34-35.

“This I Know.” United Evangelical Action 15, no. 17 (November 1956): 3-4; 6-7; 31.

“Missionfields Aflame.” Japan Harvest 7, no. 1 (February 1959): 16-17.

“Total Mobilization.” Japan Harvest 13, no. 1 (Winter 1963-1964): 6-9.

“Total Mobilization: Manpower.” Japan Harvest 13, no. 2 (Spring 1964): 12-14; 25.

“Communicating the Gospel or Why Aren’t We Getting Through?” Japan Harvest 16, no. 1 (Winter 1966-1967): 6-8.

“Bowling Blessings” TEAM Tegami (January 1967): 10-11.

“Who’s Biting?” Japan Harvest 16, no. 4 (Fall 1967): 8-12.

“Japanese Values and Christian Mission.” The Japan Christian Quarterly 33, no. 4 (Fall 1967): 253-265.

“The Mission of the Church in Japan Today.” In Eighth Hayama Missionary Seminar: The Mission of the Church. Edited by Carl C. Beck. Tokyo. 1967, 22-33.

“The Modern Samurai in Japan.” Horizons (January – February 1968): 38.

“Too Much for Your Money.” Japan Harvest 17, no. 3 (Summer 1968): 9-10.

“The Mission of the 70’s.” In 1970 Annual Meeting Report Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association. Ridgefield Park, NJ: IFMA 1970, 1-14.

“High Theology Low.” Christianity Today 15, no. 12 (March 1971).

“How Biblical is Church Growth Thinking?” Church Growth Bulletin 9, no. 5 (May 1973):315-318.

“The Foreign Missionary – A Vanishing Breed?” In Church/Mission Tensions Today. Edited by C. Peter Wagner. Chicago, IL: Moody Press 1974, 39-51.

“Whatever Happened to Church Discipline?” Christianity Today 18, no. 13 (March 29, 1974): 22-26.

“An Evangelical Looks at Tongues.” Logos Journal 4, no. 2 (March-April 1974): 22-26.

“World Evangelization: God’s Command.” Todays Christian 3, no. 4 (April 1974): 8.

“What About ‘Church Growth?” Japan Harvest 25, no. 1 (Winter 1975-1976): 14-15.

“The Foreign Missionary – A Vanishing Breed?” In Crucial Dimensions in World Evangelism. Edited by Arthur F. Glasser. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library 1976, 293-305.

“Church Growth and Selectivity.” Japan Harvest 26 (Summer 1976): 27-30.

“Living Water.” Japan Harvest 26 (Fall 1976): 13-15.

“The Behavioral Sciences Under the Authority of Scripture.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 20, no. 1 (March 1977): 31-43.

“Making the Numbers Count.” Moody Monthly 77, no. 10 (June 1977): 29-31.

“Public Schools: Equal Time for Evangelicals.” Christianity Today 22, no. 6 (December 30, 1977): 8-11.

“The Crisis” Bulletin of Wheaton College (July 1978): 1-4.

“The Future of the Church: The Essential Components of World Evangelization.” In An Evangelical Agenda 1984 and Beyond. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library 1979, 164-173.

“When is a Missionary Not a Missionary?” Christianity Today 23, no. 20 (August 17, 1979): 22-23.

“Limits of Cultural Interpretation.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 23, no. 2 (March 1980): 113-124.

“Let Me Get Home Before Dark.” CBCS (1981).

“Mission Invitation – Harvest Time.” In Seed of Promise. Edited by Allan Starling. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library 1981, 203-217.

“Change.” Family Life Today 7, no. 9 (September 1981): 6-7.

“The Narrow Way.” In Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. Edited by Ralph Winter. Pasadena, CA: William Carey 1981, 127-134.

“The Dark Half of the World.” Japan Harvest 31, no. 4 (1981-1982): 6-7.

“Understanding Our Generation.” In Reaching Our Generation. Edited by Wade T. Coggins and Edwin L. Frizen. Pasadena, CA: William Carey 1982, 20-37.

“Be Strong and do Exploits!” CBCS (1983).

“Problems of Normativeness in Scripture: Cultural Versus Permanent.” In Hermeneutics, Inerrancy and the Bible. Edited by Earl Radmacher and Robert Preus. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan 1984, 217-253.

“World Missions: The Thread of Scripture, Parts I, II, III.” In Supporting World Missions in an Age of Change : Selected Addresses and Workshops Presented to the 1983 ACMC North American Conference. Edited by Gail C. Bennett. Monrovia, CA: The Association of Church Missions Committees 1984, 2-25.

“Looking at the Task Six Ways.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 19, no. 1 (January 1983): 4-12.

“Who’s Calling?” Faith & Fellowship 51, no. 5 (1984): 5-12.

“God’s Leader Part 1.” Increase (July/August/September, 1984): 4-6.

“What Makes a Godly Leader? Part 2.” Increase (October/November/December, 1984): 4-6.

“Bible College Futures.” Theological News (July-September, 1985): 3-8.

“Go for Life.” In Stepping Out: A Guide to Short Term Missions. Edited by Steven C. Hawthorne. Monrovia, CA: Short-Term Missions Advocates, Inc. 1987.

“The Keswick Perspective.” In Five Views of Sanctification. by Melvin E. Dieter, Anthony A. Hoekema, Stanley M. Horton, J. Robertson McQuilkin, and John F. Walvoord. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan 1987, 149-183.

“Response to Dieter.” In Five Views of Sanctification. by Melvin E. Dieter, Anthony A. Hoekema, Stanley M. Horton, J. Robertson McQuilkin, and John F. Walvoord. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan 1987, 53-55.

“Response to Hoekema.” In Five Views of Sanctification. by Melvin E. Dieter, Anthony A. Hoekema, Stanley M. Horton, J. Robertson McQuilkin, and John F. Walvoord. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan 1987, 98-99.

“Response to Horton.” In Five Views of Sanctification. by Melvin E. Dieter, Anthony A. Hoekema, Stanley M. Horton, J. Robertson McQuilkin, and John F. Walvoord. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan 1987, 143-145.

“Response to Walvoord.” In Five Views of Sanctification. by Melvin E. Dieter, Anthony A. Hoekema, Stanley M. Horton, J. Robertson McQuilkin, and John F. Walvoord. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan 1987, 236-237.

“Reformed Ethics.” In Encyclopedia of Christian Ethics. Edited by R. K. Harrison. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson 1987.

“Materialism” In Encyclopedia of Christian Ethics. Edited by R. K. Harrison. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson 1987.

“Ethics and Hermeneutics.” In Encyclopedia of Christian Ethics. Edited by R. K. Harrison. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson 1987.

“Worldliness.” In Encyclopedia of Christian Ethics. Edited by R. K. Harrison. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson 1987.

“Living by Vows.” Christianity Today 40, no. 2 (October 8, 1990): 38-40.

“Don’t Let Expectations Get You Down.” In The Short Term Mission Handbook. Evanston, IN: Berry Publishing Services 1992.

“False and True Expectations of Short Term Service.” In The Short Term Mission Handbook. Evanston, IN: Berry Publishing Services 1992.

“Lost.” In Perspectives on the World Christian Movement 2nd edition. Edited by Ralph Winter. Pasadena, CA: William Carey 1992, A-148-155.

“Understanding and Applying the Text.” In Leadership Handbooks of Practical Theology: Volume One: Word &Worship. Edited by James D. Berkley. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker 1992, 38-40.

“A Partner Speaks.” In 65 Years. Coral Gables, FL: Worldteam 1993, n.p.

“Maximum Fulfillment.” Moody Monthly 93, no. 6 (February 1993): 39,45.

“The Insiders.” Moody Monthly 93, no. 7 (March 1993): 38, 40-41.

“Why Hermeneutics?” Church Planters Link 4, no. 2 (Second Quarter, 1993): 4-5.

“The Big Connection.” Moody Monthly 93, no. 8 (April 1993): 40,42-43.

“Cut it Out!” Moody Monthly 93, no. 9 (May 1993): 34, 37-38.

“Best Friends.” Moody Monthly 93, no. 10 (June 1993): 35-36.

“A Bumper Crop.” Moody Monthly 93, no. 11 (July-August 1993): 31,33-34.

“Repaying a 40-year Debt.” Marriage Partnership 10, no. 3 (Summer 1993): 40.

“An Evangelical Assessment of Mission Theology of the Kingdom of God.” In The Good News of the Kingdom: Mission Theology for the Third Millennium. Edited by Charles Van Engen, Dean Gillilard and Paul Pierson. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis 1993, 172-178.

“Preparing for Full-Time Missionary Service.” In The 1993 Great Commission Handbook. Evanston, IL: Berry Publishing Services, Inc. 1993, 110-111.

“Quest of the Nineties: Freedom and Fulfillment.” Columbia Update (February 1994): 3-4.

“Six Inflammatory Questions: Part 1.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 30, no. 2 (April 1994):130-134.

“Six Inflammatory Questions: Part 2.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 30, no. 3 (July 1994):258-264.

“Beyond Expectations.” Moody Monthly 94, no 2. (November 1994): 13-14.

“Canceling the Debt.” Moody Monthly 94, no 2. (November 1994): 15-17.

“When the Hurt Remains.” Moody Monthly 94, no 2. (November 1994): 18-20.

“Use and Misuse of the Social Sciences.” In Missiology and the Social Sciences. Edited by Edward Rommen and Gary Corwin. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library 1996, 165-183.

“The Problem Isn’t Success, It’s Sticking Around Too Long.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 32, vol. 1 (January 1996): 27-28.

“Muriel’s Blessing.” Christianity Today 40, no. 2 (February 5, 1996): 32-34.

“Measuring Maturity: Jesus’ Material Yardstick for Measuring Spiritual Maturity.” Faithfulness 1, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 1-2.

“Measuring Maturity: Jesus’ Material Yardstick for Measuring Spiritual Maturity.” Faithfulness 1, no. 2 (1996): 1-2.

“Measuring Maturity: Jesus’ Material Yardstick for Measuring Spiritual Maturity.” Faithfulness 1, no. 3 (1996): 1-2.

“The Role of the Holy Spirit in Missions.” In The Holy Spirit and Mission Dynamics. Evangelical Missiological Society series, no. 5. Edited by C. Douglas McConnell. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library 1997, 22-35.

“The Impact of Postmodern Thinking on Evangelical Hermeneutics.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 40, no. 1 (March 1997): 69-82.

“Just As He Is.” Christianity Today 41, no. 9 (August 11, 1997): 34-38.

“On Wings of Praise.” Decision 38, no. 11 (November 1997): 8.

“What’s Your GCQ?” Trinity World Forum (Winter 1997): 1-3.

“Imperfections: How Perfectionist is “Victorious Life” Teaching?” In Free and Fulfilled: Victorious Christians Living in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Robertson McQuilkin. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson 1997, 32-47.

“What is the Abundant Life?” Moody Monthly 98, no. 3 (January/February 1998): 12-14.

Preface. In Mission in the New Testament: An Evangelical Approach. Edited by William J. Larkin and Joel F. Williams. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis 1998.

“Therapeutic Theology for Hurting People.” Christian Counseling Today 7, no. 2 (1999): 20-24.

“Should We Stop Sending Missionaries?” Mission Frontiers 21, no. 1 (January-March 1999): 38-41.

“Stop Sending Money!” Christianity Today 43, no 3 (March 1999): 57-59.

“But Thanks be to God Who Gives Us the Victory!” CIU Connection (Winter 1999): 1-2.

“Tom Petty Prayer Warrior: At Rest.” CIU Connection (Winter 1999): 3-4.

“Commitment” In Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Edited by A. Scott Moreau. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker 2000, 213-214.

“Fads in Missions.” In Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Edited by A. Scott Moreau. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker 2000, 351.

“Promotion of Missions.” In Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Edited by A. Scott Moreau. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker 2000, 792-793.

“Reached and Unreached Mission Fields.” In Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Edited by A. Scott Moreau. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker 2000, 808-809.

“Ridderhof, Joy.” In Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Edited by A. Scott Moreau. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker 2000, 835.

“The Missionary Task.” In Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Edited by A. Scott Moreau. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker 2000, 648-650.

“Loving Muriel.” In Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul. Edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Paul J. Meyer and Amy Seeger. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications Inc. 2000, 141-144.

“Reply to Chuck Bennett.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 36, no. 2 (April 2000): 213-214.

“What’s Best for Muriel?” Moody Monthly 103, no. 1 (September/October 2002): 24-28.

“McQuilkin reflects on student impetus.” CIU Connection 3, no. 3 (2003): 6.

“David H. Petty: An Anchor on the Board.” CIU Connection (Winter 2003): 17-18.

“In Sickness & in Health.” Decision 46, no. 6 (June 2005): 18-21.

“The Year I Lost Christmas.” Reach Out Columbia! 1, no. 4(December 2005): 14.

“Lost Missions: Whatever Happened to the Idea of Rescuing People from Hell?” Christianity Today 50, no. 7 (July 2006): 40-42.

“Loving Muriel.” In Chicken Soup for the Soul: Older & Wiser. Edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark. Cos Cob, CT: Chicken Soup of the Soul Publishing, LLC 2008, 56-59.

“Responses to Christopher Little’s ‘What Makes Mission Christian?’” International Journal of Frontier Missiology 25, no.2 (Summer 2008): 75.

“Prayer: Lifeblood of CIU.” CIU Connection 8, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 9.

“Measuring Maturity.” Lifestyle Giving (December 2009): 3.

“Evangelical Unity at CIU: The Historical Perspective.” CIU Connection 10, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 10.

“Why the Poor Harvest?” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 46, no. 3 (July 2010): 298-301.

“The Controversy at Lausanne III: Lausanne III: Win or Lose? It’s a Question of Eternal Importance.” CIU Connection 11, no.1 (Spring 2011): 19.

“Saving Minds, Saving Bodies, Saving Souls: The Priorities of Uncle Tom Lambie.” CIU Connection 12, no. 2 (Fall 2012): 19.

“Why This Sad Day?” Mature Living 36, no. 8 (May 2012): 26-29.

“Exegeting the Audience.” Trinity Journal 33, no. 2 (Fall 2012): 199-207.

“Foreword.” In Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled: John Fourteen: Chapter of Resurrection Life. Robert C. McQuilkin. Columbia, SC: Columbia International University 2012.

“Measuring Maturity Jesus’ Material Yardstick for Measuring Spiritual Maturity.” Columbia, SC: CBCS, n.d. Pamphlet.

“The Crisis.” Columbia, SC: CBCS, n.d. Pamphlet.

“The Dark Half of the World.” Columbia, SC: CBCS, n.d. Pamphlet.

“The Two Sides of Forgiveness.” Columbia, SC: CBCS, n.d. Pamphlet.