Justin is an Episcopal priest (serving as the Canon for Vocations in the Diocese of Central Florida) and teaches theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously taught at the University of Virginia and Emory University.
Justin holds two masters degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Emory University.
Justin wrote Know the Heretics, Know the Creeds and Councils, On the Grace of God, and Acts: A 12-Week Study. He and his wife, Lindsey, are authors of three books: Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault; Is It My Fault?: Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence; and God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies. He is also the editor of Christian Theologies of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction (NYU Press, 2006) and For the World: Essays in Honor of Richard L. Pratt Jr.
Justin serves on the boards of REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) and GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments).Personal Site
Books by Justin Holcomb
- Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault
- Is It My Fault?: Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence
- On the Grace of God
- Christian Theologies of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction
- Acts: A 12-Week Study
- Know the Creeds and Councils
- Know the Heretics
- For the World: Essays in Honor of Richard L. Pratt Jr.
- God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies
Articles By Justin Holcomb
Jesus’ Last Words
Friday April 14, 2017bible teaching • jesus • theology •
On Good Friday each year we take some time to meditate on the depth of Jesus’ sacrifice for us in suffering a humiliating, bloody death by crucifixion. It’s a time to dwell on what Jesus suffered...
Why Jesus Wants You to Lose Hope
Tuesday January 3, 2017grace 101 •
In Mark 10, a young rich man eagerly comes to Jesus. He is a winner who does not want to give up trying to win.
Happy Mother’s Day
Sunday May 8, 2016family • women •
Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours! In honor of today, Justin Holcomb has a few words of tribute and perspective.
9 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse
Thursday April 28, 2016christian life • family • pain & suffering • parenting •
We are asked a lot: “What are some practical things parents can do to protect their children from sexual abuse?”
Jesus & Children
Tuesday April 19, 2016christian life • family • pain & suffering • relationships • youth •
In his ministry, Jesus showed striking interest in and love for children.
Jesus Has Emotions Too
Thursday February 25, 2016bible teaching • incarnation • jesus •
By going to the concrete acts and emotions of the real person, Jesus Christ, the full glory of God’s compassion for and identification with humanity is brought out in startling relief.
God With Us & God For Us
Tuesday December 22, 2015incarnation • jesus • salvation •
Around Christmas, we say some amazing things about infant Jesus. Scriptures call baby Jesus Immanuel (God with us) and the Savior.
What Do You Do for a Living?
Tuesday June 2, 2015christian life •
The question What do you do? is what our culture uses to define ourselves and other people—to determine Who are you? How valuable are you? Many of us see work as a key part of our identity. Our work makes us feel useful—or not, which is why many unemployed and retired people can fall into despair.