The Doc File

The online journal of Luke Dockery


Most of what I write for The Doc File is done without a lot of forethought, and then after it’s published I don’t think about it again. Occasionally though, I write something that I like or that I spend a lot of time putting together, and I thought it would be helpful to have those writings grouped together in one place. That is the purpose of this page.

Below are links to some of my favorite posts from a span of several years, as well as some longer series, papers, and essays (not all of which were originally written for this blog):

The Best of The Doc File

Security, Compassion, and Immigration: Seeking a Biblical Response to a Complex Issue, February 1, 2017
What’s Wrong with Youth Ministers? Some Common (and often Legitimate) Criticisms, September 6, 2016
The Christian Response to a Broken World, July 13, 2016
The Fall of Man and the Devastation of Sin, May 12, 2016
When God Shows Up: The Delightful Surprise of Job, March 28, 2016
Neglecting the Old Testament,
March 11, 2016
Slavery and the Bible,
March 2, 2016
The Sin(s) of Sodom,
February 10, 2016
Being the Bigger Person,
February 2, 2016
Jesus, Christmas, and Hanukkah,
December 18, 2015
Grace, Law, and Salvation: What “Legalism” Does Not Mean,
August 6, 2015
Refusing Offense,
July 2, 2015
Myths About Homosexuality, America, and the Kingdom of God,
October 2, 2014
Jesus: God in Our Neighborhood,
March 25, 2013
Daring and Determination in the Christian Walk,
March 6, 2013
Legacy, Cap Anson, and Enoch,
September 4, 2012
Be More Like Thomas,
October 8, 2009
Conflicting Natures,
May 30, 2007

Blog Series

Biblical Faith (January-February 2014): IntroductionA Reasonable Leap, TrustObedient Action

A Difficult Birth (December 2013): Part 1: The Scandal of ChristmasPart 2: The Discomfort of ChristmasPart 3: The Danger of Christmas

Pity For Those Who Do Not Know: The Story of Jonah (January-February 2013): Part 1, Part 2Part 3

Abortion (November-December 2008): Part 1: Introduction and Disclaimer Part 2: What Is Abortion?Part 3: How I VotePart 4: Why Abortion is a Deal Breaker

Longer Writings

God, Free Will, and the Future: Gregory Boyd’s Open Theism, August 8, 2016
It Is Not The Lord’s Supper That You Eat: The Socio-Historical Context of 1 Corinthians 11.17-34, April 4, 2016
The Emergence of Ancient Israel in the Land of Canaan, December 10, 2015
Alexander Campbell and the Problem of Evil, February 13, 2015
The Implications of Jude’s Use of 1 Enoch, October 22, 2014
Be Subordinate for the Lord’s Sake: An Exegesis of 1 Peter 2.13-17, January 10, 2014
Robert Graham and the Creation of Arkansas College, December 30, 2011
The Reign and Death of King Josiah, June 16, 2011
The Role and Character of Elihu in the Book of Job, December 3, 2010
He Came to Jesus by Night: The Character of Nicodemus in the Gospel of John, August 23, 2010
Can the Saved be Lost? A Study of Hebrews 6.4-6, April 16, 2010
La Vida y Obra de Jerónimo López Mózo, April 2005
The Republic of Cuba: An Economic Analysis, December 9, 2004
The Ethical Dilemma Behind Stem Cell Research, December 1, 2003


  1. I am not sure how you made this compilation without including your posts about abortion.

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