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 And Violence Against Children
Thursday November 21, 2019pain & suffering • parenting •
Jesus wants his followers to honor, protect, and care for those among them who are small and vulnerable, especially children.
What Do You Do for a Living?
Thursday July 11, 2019christian 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.
The Day Jesus Died
Tuesday April 16, 2019theology •
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.
Stupid Things People Say to Singles
Tuesday February 12, 2019relationships •
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’m listing some of the stupid things said to or by my friends about being single.
Tuesday October 30, 2018scripture • theology •
Luther’s courage and his willingness to confront what he deemed to be clear error is just as important today as it was then.
The Connection Between Halloween & Reformation Day
Thursday October 25, 2018teaching •
There’s a curious connection between Halloween and Reformation Day, and it’s more than just proximity on the calendar.
Save Jesus? Ignore Easter?
Wednesday March 28, 2018incarnation • jesus • scripture •
There is a reason Christians focus on the death and resurrection. If it happened, then it is the most important miracle ever with huge implications for everyone.
The Creepy, Mysterious, & Interesting History of Valentine’s Day
Tuesday February 13, 2018christian life •
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is a major staple of American culture. Few know much about its history, however.