Staff & Staff Titles

John A. Broadus

Edited by David S. Dockery and Roger D. Duke

John A. Broadus (1827-1895) was a founding faculty member and the second president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He preached to Robert E. Lee’s army during the Civil War and later wrote the enduring classic, A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. A. T. Robertson called him "one of the finest fruits of modern Christianity." Charles Spurgeon deemed him the "greatest of living preachers." A. H. Newman described Broadus as "perhaps the greatest man the Baptists have produced." Indeed, the legacy of Broadus lives on today, reflecting a model author, teacher, preacher, scholar, seminary leader, and denominational statesman. This timely new biography, a collection of ten independently contributed chapters that address his work from various angles, presents Broadus as a shining example of balance, careful thinking, and biblical faithfulness in a season when Southern Baptists are seeking to re-establish a new consensus and move forward in the twenty-first century.

Soldiers of Christ

Edited by Michael A.G. Haykin, A. James Fuller and Roger D. Duke

Basil Manly, Sr. and his son Basil Manly, Jr. played vital roles in shaping a number of the central institutions of the Southern Baptist community in its formative years in the nineteenth century, including the influential Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Undergirding their churchmanship was a vigorous Calvinistic Baptist piety that was expressed in sermons and tracts, hymns and confessional statements, letters and diaries, all of which are represented in this timely volume of selections from their writings. Here we have a wonderful window onto the vista of nineteenth-century Southern Baptist life with all of its glorious strengths as well as its clear failings.

A Rhetorical Taxonomy of the Jubilee 2000 Papal Apology of John Paul II

Roger D. Duke

This doctoral thesis is an extended research essay involving a rhetorical taxonomy of selected Jubilee 2000 addresses and documents by Pope John Paul II. Those addresses include several commonly called "The Papal Apology." The specific documents examined are the homily of the holy father, "Day of Pardon"; his universal prayer, "Confessing of Sins and Asking for Forgiveness"; and the papal encyclical, "Memory and Reconciliation: The Church and the Faults of the Past." This work addresses many of these theological issues only as they pertain to the needs of the rhetorical analysis, and asserts that these documents are as much (if not more) rhetorical as theological, didactic, or political. Such a taxonomy is meant to enhance ecumenical dialogues, and possibly uncover the intentions of the Roman Curia and/or pope.

“Venture all for God”; The Piety of John Bunyan

Roger D. Duke and Phil Newton

Many Christians are familiar with The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan’s (1628–1688) famous book written from a prison cell, which portrays the Christian life as one traveling from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. During Bunyan’s life, however, he produced nearly sixty books and tracts. Roger Duke and Phil Newton, with Drew Harris, trace the significant events that shaped Bunyan’s life and thought in a biographical introduction and, in thirty-one excerpts from a variety of this great man of faith’s writings, give us a glimpse of his piety, which flowed from his desire to “venture all for God.”

Reason for the Season

Bob Agee and Roger Duke

A collection of essays from pastors and physicians on how God has used grief and suffering in the lives of those who minister and serve the church to grow them spiritually and prepare them for ministry.

The Last Secrets of Gezer    Forthcoming

Recovering the Keys to Solomon’s Lost City

Gary Myers and Brian Mooney

Contributors: Dr. Dan Warner, Dr. Jim Parker

Social archaeology and history of the mysterious site of Tel Gezer, home to many of the world’s major civilizations. This volume is planned to be released after the publication of the results of the Tel Gezer Water System exploration.

Staff Titles

Benjamim Cripps, Editor-in-Chief

Benjamin, after receiving his graduate degree in 2005, has been teaching and writing about history, philosophy, and religion, with a view towards learning about the cultures of the world.  He now is researching and writing a book about Hasankeyf, an ancient city in Turkey, where he lives with his family. 

Benjamin enjoys trail running, jazz music, and is an elder in the church in his city.

Roger D. Duke, Vice President, Senior Acquisitions Editor

Roger D. Duke has been in the classroom as Assistant Professor teaching religion and communication fourteen years at Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, TN. He is also a Faculty Mentor for Columbia Evangelical Seminary, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Union University, past Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formations at the Memphis Theological Seminary and Instructor for the Founders Online Academy. He serves in ministry as the Chaplain of the Germantown (TN) Fire Department. He has been blessed to have his name on five published works. He is happily married to Linda Y. Duke for nearly 38 years. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. He is privileged to work with BorderStone Press, LLC. as Senior Acquisitions Editor since its founding in 2009.


He sees his "calling to the ministry" worked out by any and all opportunities to preach, teach, research, and write--in whatever modes and venues God opens for these to be plied.

Brian R. Mooney, President / General Counsel

Brian has been the supervising editor of over 50 books. He graduated in the top 10% of his law school class at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama where he served as an associate editor on the law review and as a fellow for the Center of Biotechnology, Law and Ethics. He has been a licensed attorney for eight years, and practiced law for four years in a private firm. He also served as an assistant city attorney/prosecutor for the 14th judicial district of Arkansas.

Brian is on the advisory board for the Center for Children, Law and Ethics at Cumberland School of Law, has been a member of the Palestine Exploration Fund in London, and has participated in the excavation of the water system at Tel Gezer with the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority and NOBTS for four seasons including work on a special project at Yavne Yam. He enjoys running, collecting old records, archaeology, and adventures.

Professional Memberships:

The American Schools of Oriental Research

Admitted to the Arkansas BAR

John A. Broadus, Prince of the Pulpit

Edited by Roger Duke. Foreword by Trevin Wax

From the Foreword by Trevin Wax: "JOHN A. BROADUS was best-known for his preaching...Charles Spurgeon named John Broadus “the greatest of living preachers.” Preaching was Broadus’ passion, and his words on preaching have become his legacy...Even today, students will find a wealth of helpful information in Broadus’ books." The following volume revisits Broadus' life and contains numerous sermons by Broadus covering a vast spectrum of theological matter. John Broadus served as one of the founders of Southern Seminary, and he became The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s second president (1889-95) upon the death of his good friend and colleague James P. Boyce.