A Deeper Christian Faith is Published, Available for Order

I’m pleased to report that A Deeper Christian Faith has been published by Wipf and Stock Publishers of Eugene, Oregon, and is now available for order on their website. You can order the book here:


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Cover Art for A Deeper Christian Faith

It’s always exciting to get the cover art for a project. You think, “Yes, this is going to be a real book!” This is my book —  an eight-week study series — about basic Christian beliefs and practices in historical and ecumenical perspectives. Cover 2016-04-12 Continue reading “Cover Art for A Deeper Christian Faith”

Interview with Grace and Peace Magazine

Grace and Peace, a publication of the Church of the Nazarene, has published an interfere with me, “John Wesley and Theological Identity: An Interview with Ted A Campbell.” Grace and Peace 12 (Winter 2016), 58-62. The article can also be read online online here.

Local History Projects

Since 2010, I have been involved in some Dallas-area local history projects. Appearing this month is an article on “Roads form the Red River” in the Dallas Historical Society’s Legacies journal. In 2011 I released a video called “Houxland,” documenting the original settlers (the Houx family) in the area that is now my neighborhood in Dallas and the story of the area from their time to the present.  Two shorter Youtube videos based on this are available:

Brief History Forest Meadow Moss Farm Town Creek Part I.mov

Brief History Forest Meadow Moss Farm Town Creek Part II.mov

In addition to these, my web site CampbellsRambles has some more general articles on Dallas History:


I’m considering a larger project on Dallas history that would involve some of my photographic interests as well.

Video on “John Wesley’s Preaching Performance”

A video I’ve produced has appeared on Youtube and it’s available for your viewing and use:


This tries to get at the question of how John Wesley actually spoke and performed his sermons. I’ve used an actor (Russell Jonas) for this, but it’s not an attempt at “historical reenactment.” The actor helps me envision some of the specific things that John Wesley said about preaching performance in Wesley’s “Directions concerning Pronunciation and Gesture,” and he and I have a couple of conversations about the meaning of Wesley’s “Directions.”

Scheduled for Autumn Publication…

Just heard from my publisher that The Sky is Falling, The Church Is Dying, and Other False Alarms and my volume of John Wesley letters are scheduled to be published this fall. That’s a wee bit later than I had hoped, but I’m glad to know they’re moving to production.

Preparation of John Wesley Letters, 1756-1765

I finished editing a volume of John Wesley’s letters for the on-going Bicentennial Edition in the last year. This will be volume 27 in the series. Yesterday I sent in part of the back cover description: “The correspondence presented in this third of seven planned volumes of Wesley’s Letters illuminates critical developments in the Wesleyan movement in the period between 1756 and 1765 including very significant rifts between John Wesley and his brother Charles and between John Wesley and his wife Mary, Wesley’s attempts to deal with radical enthusiasts and separatists (such as Thomas Maxfield) within the Methodist movement, his relationship to Greek Orthodox leader Gerasimos (Erasmus) Avlonites, and Wesley’s activities related to the Seven Years War.”

Essay by on the Preservation of Data Through Time

My essay on “The Missing Memory of Jehu: An Essay on the Preservation of Data Through Time” has been published by the SMU Digital Repository. This is an essay on the preservation of data through time. Regardless of media (oral, written, computer-based), data are preserved only temporarily on media and for the long term by copying. The article suggests specific principles that should consistently govern the copying and preservation of data. You can download the essay here: http://digitalrepository.smu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=theology_research This is free: this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. This license provides that this distribution of “The Missing Memory of Jehu” may be copied freely so long as it is copied unaltered and is not distributed for profit.



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