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
What Do You Do for a Living?
Thursday February 27, 2020christian 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.
Stupid Things People Say to Singles
Tuesday February 11, 2020relationships •
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’m listing some of the stupid things said to or by my friends about being single.
6 Devastating Effects of Sexual Assault
Tuesday January 28, 2020pain & suffering •
Victims of sexual assault experience many devastating physical, psychological, and emotional effects. The most prevalent responses include denial, distorted self-image, shame, guilt, anger, and despair. If this is you (or someone you love), you need to understand that the gospel of Jesus applies to each of these.
God With Us & God For Us
Thursday December 12, 2019incarnation • jesus • salvation •
Around Christmas, we say some amazing things about infant Jesus. Scriptures call baby Jesus Immanuel (God with us) and the Savior.
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.
The Day Jesus Died
Tuesday April 16, 2019theology •
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.
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.