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Allan J. McNicol

Allan McNicol 

Professor Emeritus


Published Books

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  • Jesus’ Directions for the Future: A Source and Redaction-History Study of the Use of Eschatological Traditions in Paul and the Synoptic Accounts of Jesus’ Last Eschatological Discourse
  • Beyond the Q Impasse: Luke’s Use of Matthew
  • One Gospel From Two: Mark’s Use of Matthew and Luke
  • The Conversion of the Nations in Revelation
  • Resourcing New Testament Studies: Literary, Historical, and Theological Essays in Honor of David L. Dungan
  • Preparing for Baptism: Becoming Part of the Story of the People of God (available in English and Spanish)
  • Preparing for the Lord’s Supper: Nourishing Spiritual Life Through the Lord’s Meal
  • The Persistence of God’s Endangered Promises: The Bible’s Unified Story


  • Do You Not Understand? (Presented at the Austin Grad Convocation, August 17, 2015)
  • Boundaries with Integrity: Some Thoughts on Fellowship
  • Completing the Journey – A Communion Meditation (presented December 2015)
  • Living Under the Word: Hermeneutics Is Not As Easy As We Thought! (Presented at the Stone-Campbell Forum in Austin, July 2008)
  • 40 Years (Almost) on the Firing Line
  • Michael Weed: A Careful Critic
  • The Ground is Shifting Slowly: Current Studies in the Synoptic Problem (Presented at the SBL Conference in San Francisco, November 2011)
  • The Master Story of Scripture: The Preservation of God’s Endangered Promises
    — Video of this presentation
  • The Master Story of Scripture: The Renewal of Hope in the Fulfillment of God’s Endangered Promises
    — Video of this presentation
    (Presented at the Jack P. Lewis Lectures, Heritage Christian University, October 2012)
  • Notes for classes taught at Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ
    What Are You Expecting to Happen at the Lord’s Supper? by Allan McNicol. Classes taught at Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ (Chapel) from June 7 to July 19, 2009 in connection with my book Preparing for the Lord’s Supper, Christian Studies Press.
    Class One, Class Two, Class Three, Class Four, Class Five, Class Six, Class Seven

Sermon Seminar, May 21-23, 2012

  • Foreword
  • A Surprising Place to Discover Grace: The Parable of the Tares and the Wheat (Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43)
  • Preaching the Parable of the Tares
  • Grace in Strange Places: The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
  • The Unforgiving Servant: Some Surprises on Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35)
  • Preaching the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
  • All Must Heed the Love Command: Preaching the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46)
  • Preaching the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats

Select Writings

  • Anecdotes that Transform by Harold Kent Straughn – Review of Part Seven: Schooling
  • Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen and Yet Believe
  • Cistern That Holds Water (Jeremiah 2:9, 13)
  • Do We Really Want to Listen to the Prophets? Reflections on Hosea 2
  • Exegesis of Revelation 19:1-11
  • Faith and Reason – A Fresh Look
  • Grace in Strange Places
  • He Has Not Abandoned Us
  • Hermeneutical Fragments: Why We Don’t Need a New Hermeneutic
  • Isaiah 55:1-5; Revelation 21:5-6
  • Lost and Found (Luke 15:1-10)
  • No Other Gods
  • Not Good News: The Problem with the New Atheism
  • Nothing Will Ever Come of This! Why We Know Better
  • On Losing our First Love
  • Restoring the Focus of Worship
  • Revisiting the Beatitudes
  • The Eternal Word (Isaiah 40:1-12)
  • The Millennial Reign of Christ – Revelation 20:4-6
  • Theological Method on the Bible Among Churches of Christ: A Proposal
  • The Pope Engages the Jesus Debate: Benedict XVI on Jesus
  • The Rich He Has Sent Away
  • They Saw and Heard His Glory (Luke 9:28-36)
  • Though Your Sins Are Like Scarlet (Isaiah 1:10-20)
  • Water is Life (Exodus 15:22-27)
  • We Are Not Forsaken: Meditation on Psalm 22
  • Why Do the Nations Rage?
  • Why I Believe in Christ’s Resurrection
  • Why the Local Church Needs the Scholars