Apologetics Glossary
This glossary accompanies The Allure of Gentleness, HarperOne, 2015.
Apologetics in Action
An evangelistic role-play with Dallas Willard. Cutting Edge magazine, Winter 2001.
Apprentices (The)
An interview with Dr. Willard and Dieter Zander in Leadership Journal, Summer 2005.
Basics of Blessing, The
With questions specifically geared toward helping young ministry leaders and pastors, Eric Hurtgen interviewed Dr. Willard about Kingdom theology and becoming a student of Jesus for the Spring 2009 issue of Neue Magazine.
Being a Christian in a Pluralistic Society
The Student, 1992.
Beyond Pornography:
Spiritual Formation Studied in a Particular Case

Presented in September 2008 as part of the Talbot School of Theology’s Institute for Spiritual Formation Lecture Series. This talk was transcribed by Paul Rheingans and edited by Steven Porter for publication in the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 9, no. 1 (2016), pp. 5-17. It was later published as “Beyond Pornography” in Renewing the Christian Mind, by Dallas Willard, ed. Gary Black Jr. (New York NY: HarperOne, 2016, pp. 66-82).
Bible, the University and the God Who Hides (The)
Blind Science vs. Blind Faith: Some Thoughts on Breaking the Deadlock
Published in Reasons to Believe, Fourth Quarter 1994, Vol. 8, No. 4
Business of Business (The)
Published in the Trinity Forum's October 2006 on-line Journal.
Call to Think for God, The
A Commencement Speech given at Los Angeles Baptist College in 1989.
Can Wisdom Be Taught?
Roundtable, magazine, 1971. Publication of USC Chaplains Office.
Christ-Centered Piety
In Where Shall My Wond'ring Soul Begin?--The Landscape of Evangelical Piety and Thought, a collection of addresses given at a symposium at Harvard Divinity School in 1998, (Grand Rapids, MI.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000), pp. 27-36. Also available in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Christian Mysticism? (A)
Journal of Christian Nursing. 23(3):34-36, Summer 2006
Comments on Papers by Nelson, Slife, Reber, and Richardson
Published in Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol 34, Fall 2006.
Craftiness of Christ (The)
From Mel Gibson's 'Passion' and Philosophy: The Cross, the Questions, the Controversy, Ed. Jorge Gracia, Open Court Publishers, 2004.
Article for the Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology, edited by Gerald McDermott, 2010.
Divine Conspirator, A
An interview by Christine A. Scheller. For Christianity Today, September, 2006.
Downsizing Sin
A book review of The Divine Conspiracy by Mark Galli. Leadership Journal, Summer 1998.
Dr. Willard's Diagnosis
Written by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. for Christianity Today, September, 2006.
ENERGY & JOY: Taking God's Keys
Leadership, Vol.XIX, No. 4, Fall 1998.
Finishing Well
Interview by Halftime's Bob Buford for Finishing Well, 2004.
Foreword: Apprenticeship with Jesus
Apprenticeship with Jesus, by Gary Moon, Baker Books, 2009.
Foreword: How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership
How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership, by Alan F. Johnson, Zondervan, 2010.
Foreword: I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life
I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life by Gregg A. Ten Elshof, Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009.
Foreword: The Gift of Work
The Gift of Work by Bill Heatley, NavPress, 2008.
Foreword: Whole Life Transformation
Whole Life Transformation by Keith Meyer, Intervarsity Press, 2010.
Frank Laubach's Letters by a Modern Mystic
From: Christian Spirituality, edd. Frank Magill and Ian McGreal, (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988, pp. 516- 520). Also available in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Getting Love Right
Available on Kindle, this paper was presented at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference in Nashville, TN, in 2007.
Getting the Elephant Out of the Sanctuary
Conversations Journal, Issue 8.1. An interview by Dr. Gary Moon.
Good Person: A Matter of the Heart (The)
Previously unpublished.
Gospel of the Kingdom, The
An interview by Keith Giles, August 2005.
Happy Graduation from Amoral University
Interview by Julia Thompson, To The Source, May 2005.
How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?
An interview in Leadership Journal, May 2010
How Does a Disciple Live?
An older talk, now published in the Spring 2009 issue of Radix magazine, Vol. 34:3.
How Reason Can Survive The Modern University: The Moral Foundations Of Rationality
For the American Maritain Association meeting at Notre Dame, Oct 19th to 22, 2000.
How to Be a Disciple
The Christian Century, April 22-29, 1998, Vol. 115, #13, pp. 430-439. This article is an adaptation of chapter 8 of The Divine Conspiracy.
Human Body and Spiritual Growth (The)
In Christian Educator's Handbook on Spiritual Formation, edited by James Wilhoit of Wheaton College.
Idaho Springs Inquiries Concerning Spiritual Formation
Fall, 1999. A small group of Christian teachers gathered in retreat near Idaho Springs, Colorado to prayerfully reflect on the meaning and prospects of Christian spiritual formation today. Published in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Introduction: Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle
Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle, HarperCollins Spiritual Classics, 2004.
Published in the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, Ed. Glen G. Scorgie, Zondervan, 2011, pp. 58-63.
Jesus The Logician
Christian Scholar's Review, 1999, Vol. XXVIII, #4, 605-614. Also available in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006; and Taking Every Thought Captive, edited by Don King, Abilene Christian University Press, 2011.
Key to the Keys of the Kingdom (The)
Published in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Kingdom Living
Interviewed by Andy Peck for Christianity + Renewal magazine, a United Kingdom publication, May 2002.
Knowing How to Acknowledge God
Excerpts from a chapel talk, published in The Westmont College Magazine, Summer, 1998.
Language, Being, God, and the Three Stages of Theistic Evidence
In Does God Exist, a collection from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Reprinted in R. D. Geivett and Brendan Sweetman, edd., Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology, New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Live Life to the Full
Christian Herald (U.K.) 14 April 2001.
Living in the Vision of God
An essay for Gordon Cosby of the Servant Leadership School (part of the ministry of Church of the Saviour), Washington D.C.
First published as a pamphlet by Church of the Savior, July, 2002. Available in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Looking Like Jesus
Divine resources for a changed life are always available.

Published in Christianity Today, August 20, 1990. ©1985 Ron Harris Music. Available in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Making of a Christian, The
With Richard Foster. Christianity Today, October 2005, Vol. 49, No. 10.
Marriage and Divorce
By Richard J. Foster and Dallas Willard. Quaker Life magazine, 1973.
Observations on Current Leadership Issues in Higher Education
An address given to leaders of Christian Colleges and Universities, March 1995.
On the Texture and Substance of the Human Soul
Notes for a talk before BIOLA Philosophy Group, 1994. Previously unpublished.
Personal Soul Care
From: The Pastors Guide to Effective Ministry, Beacon Hill Press, 2002. Also available in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Preface: Painting as a Pastime
Written for the Trinity Forum edition of Winston Churchill’s Painting as a Pastime, released in August, 2012.
Preface: The Allure of Gentleness
The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus, by Dallas Willard. HarperOne, 2015.
The Preface explains how the book came to be.
Q&A with Dallas Willard
Eric Hurtgen of Relevant Magazine interviewed Dr. Willard in 2002 about Renovation of the Heart, brain-wave theory, pop-culture spirituality and the value of “thinking well.”
Redemption of Reason, The
This is a transcription of an address given by Dr. Willard on February 28, 1998, at Biola University in La Mirada, California, at the academic symposium on "The Christian University in the Next Millennium."
Rethinking Evangelism
A conversation with Dallas Willard. Cutting Edge magazine, Winter 2001. A publication of Vineyard USA.
Spirit of Galileo (The)
Reprinted with permission from Spiritual Information: 100 Perspectives. Edited by Charles L. Harper, Jr., Templeton Foundation Press, 2005.
Spiritual Disciplines, Spiritual Formation and the Restoration of the Soul
Journal of Psychology and Theology, Spring 1998, Vol. 26, #1, pp. 101-109. Also available in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Spirituality Made Hard
Interview with Mike Yaconelli; The Door, May/June 1993, #129
Stepping Into Community
In May 2005, Eric Hurtgen of Relevant Magazine interviewed Dr. Willard about the effects of modern technology on discipleship.
Subversive Interview - Part 1
In Part-One of this three-part interview, Relevant Magazine’s Keith Giles speaks candidly with Dr. Willard about the two opposing theologies of atonement-centered Christianity and disciple-making Christianity, and the state of modern Christianity today.
Subversive Interview - Part 2
In the second installment of a three-part conversation, we discuss the taking up our cross, the irrelevant church and why doctrine and tradition have crippled believers on both sides of the issue.
Subversive Interview - Part 3
In this final installment of our three-part conversation, we explore the finer points of the Gospel of Jesus, what Grace is really all about, and the rise of “Vampire Christianity” in modern times.
University’s Responsibility for Moral Guidance, The
Published in The Real Issue, Issue #1, March 2004. A publication of Christian Leadership Ministries.
Who Is Your Teacher?
Promise (Korean American Christian Magazine), January 1996. Available in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Why Bother With Discipleship?
RENOVARE Perspective, Vol. V, No. 4, October 1995. First published in a Biola University bulletin. Available in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.