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.
Apologetics in the Manner of Jesus
Published in "Facts for Faith," Reasons to Believe, 1999.
Apprentices (The)
An interview with Dr. Willard and Dieter Zander in Leadership Journal, Summer 2005.
Asceticism: An Essential but Neglected Element in the Christian Theory of the Moral Life
Previously unpublished paper, presented at the meeting of The Society of Christian Philosophers. San Francisco, March, 1985.
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.
Becoming The Kinds of Leaders Who Can Do The Job
Cutting Edge magazine, Summer 1999. A publication of Vineyard USA.
Being a Christian in a Pluralistic Society
The Student, 1992.
Beyond Pornography:
Spiritual Formation Studied in a Particular Case

Presented at the Talbot School of Theology's "Christian Spirituality and Soul Care" conference in September 2008.
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.
Conversation with Dallas Willard About Renovation of the Heart
Interviewed by Lyle SmithGraybeal for Perspectives, a publication of Renovaré, October 2002.
Craftiness of Christ (The)
From Mel Gibson's 'Passion' and Philosophy: The Cross, the Questions, the Controversy, Ed. Jorge Gracia, Open Court Publishers, 2004.
Cup Running Over: Why Preachers Must Find Deep Satisfaction in Christ (A)
From The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators, Ed. Craig Brian Larson and Haddon Robinson, Zondervan, 2005, pp. 71-73.
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.
Failure of Evangelical Political Involvement In the Area of Moral Transformation, The
This is a transcript of a talk given at the God and Governing Conference held at Trinity International University in February 2008. Published in God and Governing: Reflections on Ethics, Virtue, and Statesmanship, Ed. Roger N. Overton, Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2009.
Faith of Unbelief (The)
Notes from a talk. Previously unpublished.
Faith, Hope and Love as Indispensable Foundations of Moral Realization
Previously unpublished.
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.
God and the Problem of Evil
Previously unpublished.
Going Deeper
Response, Winter 2000. A publication of Seattle Pacific University.
Good Person: A Matter of the Heart (The)
Previously unpublished.
Gospel of the Kingdom, The
An interview by Keith Giles, August 2005.
Grey Matter and the Soul
Christianity Today, November 18, 2002
Happy Graduation from Amoral University
Interview by Julia Thompson, To The Source, May 2005.
Hermeneutical Occasionalism
In Disciplining Hermeneutics: Interpretation in Christian Perspective, ed. Roger Lundin, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI, 1997, pp. 167-172. (Proceedings from the 11/94 Wheaton College conference on "Hermeneutics and a Christian Worldview.")
How Can Jesus Be The Son of God?
The Student, magazine, 1988, pg 16-17. Publication of The Southern Baptist Convention.
How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?
An interview in Leadership Journal, May 2010
How Does the 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.
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 A Transformed Life Adequate To Our Calling
Previously unpublished. Prepared for The Augustine Group, 2005.
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.
New Age of Ancient Christian Spirituality (A)
An interview published in 2-parts in Steadfast, October and December 2002, a publication of Talbot School of Theology.
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 in a Postmodern World
Luci Shaw talks with Dallas Willard in Radix magazine, Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring 2000, pp. 4-7 & 26-31.
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.
Spiritual Formation and the Warfare Between the Flesh and the Human Spirit
Published in the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Spring 2008, Vol 1, No 1. John Coe, editor. A publication of The Institute for Spiritual Formation at Biola University.
Spiritual Formation as a Natural Part of Salvation
Presented at the 2009 Wheaton Theology Conference and published in Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective, Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL, 2010.
Spiritual Formation in Christ:
A Perspective on What it is and How it Might be Done

These remarks were prepared for a seminar in conjunction with the inauguration of Richard Mouw as President of Fuller Theological Seminary, Oct. 22, 1993. Roberta Hestenes, respondent. Published in The Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006.
Spiritual Formation: What it is, and How it is Done
Previously unpublished.
Spirituality for Smarties
For "Spirituality and the Academy," an Intervarsity Conference held at the University of Southern California, February 10, 2007.
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.
Transformation of the Mind
Spring Arbor University JOURNAL, Summer 2003.
Truth in the Fire: C.S. Lewis and Pursuit of Truth Today
For the C. S. Lewis Centennial, Oxford, July 21, 1998.
Truth: Can We Do Without It?
Christian Ethics Today, Vol 5, #2, April 1999, pp. 12-15.
University’s Responsibility for Moral Guidance, The
Published in The Real Issue, Issue #1, March 2004. A publication of Christian Leadership Ministries.
What Significance Has 'Postmodernism' for Christian Faith?
When God Moves In: My Experience with Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians
Published in Indelible Ink: 22 Prominent Christian Leaders Discuss the Books That Shape Their Faith. Edited by Scott Larsen, WaterBrook Press, 2003.
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.
Workshop Notes: How To Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
Notes from a workshop long ago...
Your Place in This World
Dr. Willard's commencement address at Greenville College in May 2004 was transcribed and edited by Steve Bond of Holman Bible Publishers.