Dr. Brian H. Cosby

Visiting Lecturer in Church History

  • Church History | Guest Faculty | Atlanta

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Samford University, B.A.
Beeson Divinity School, M.Div.
Australian College of Theology, Ph.D.


Dr. Brian H. Cosby is Senior Minister of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and Editorial Director of the Gospel Reformation Network. Dr. Cosby is a bestselling author and has taught at several universities and seminaries. He has been teaching at RTS Atlanta since 2014. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, farming, and music. He and his wife, Ashley, have three children.



Editor, The Works of John Flavel, 8 vols. (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, forthcoming).

Uncensored: Daring to Embrace the Entire Bible (Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2015).

A Christian's Pocket Guide to Suffering (Ross-Shire, UK: Christian Focus Publications, 2015).

John Flavel: Puritan Life and Thought in Stuart England (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

God's Story: A Student's Guide to Church History (Ross-Shire, UK: Christian Focus Publications, 2014).

Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2012).

Suffering and Sovereignty: John Flavel and the Puritans on Afflictive Providence (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012).

Rebels Rescued: A Student's Guide to Reformed Theology (Ross-Shire, UK: Christian Focus Publications, 2012).

When You Are Weak: How Boasting in Jesus Makes You Strong (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publications, 2012).

David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost (Ross-Shire: Christian Focus Publications, 2011).

Be Still & Know: Meditations on the Character of God (Bloomington, IN: Westbow Press, 2011).

John Bunyan: The Journey of a Pilgrim (Ross-Shire: Christian Focus Publications, 2009). 


“Reading the Bible for Transformation,” in the CSB Study Bible (B&H Publishing, 2017), pp. xlviii–l.

“Clap, Thomas” in A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, ed., Harry S. Stout (Grand Rapids: William Eerdmans Publishing Company, forthcoming 2017), pp. 99.

“Means of Grace” in A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, ed., Harry S. Stout (Grand Rapids: William Eerdmans Publishing Company, forthcoming 2017), pp. 369–70.

“The Christian Worldview of Suffering” in The Beauty and Glory of the Christian Worldview, ed., Joel R. Beeke (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2017), pp. 83–94.

“Reformed Youth Ministry: A Means-of-Grace Approach” in 21st Century Youth Ministry: Four Views, ed., Chap Clark (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015), pp. 37–70.


“Prepping in Biblical Perspective” Reformation21, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (November 1, 2016).

“Instruct One Another” Tabletalk (March 2016), pp. 16–17.

“How to Respond When You are Suffering” accessed at Crosswalk.com (February 2, 2016).

“Uncensored: Daring to Embrace the Entire Bible from the Pulpit” Ministry Today (January/February 2016), pp. 48–54.

“4 Reasons God Ordains Suffering” The Gospel Coalition (January 8, 2016).

“I Was Embarrassed by the Bible” The Gospel Coalition (October 19, 2015).

“Covering Up Creation” Christian Renewal (October 28, 2015), pp. 29-31.

“Doctors Advised My Mom to Abort Me” Chattanooga Times Free Press (August 26, 2015). 

“4 Reasons for Biblical Leadership Qualifications” The Christward Collective, accessed at christwardcollective.org (April 30, 2015).

“The Second Commandment, Westminster, and Images of Jesus” The Christward Collective, accessed at christwardcollective.org (March 31, 2015).

“The Case for Paedobaptism” Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, accessed at PlaceForTruth.org (October 30, 2014).

“The Good Use of God's Law” Rooted accessed at rootedministry.com (September 18, 2014).

“Para-Church Youth Ministry Cannot Replace the Local Church” Church Leaders accessed at churchleaders.com (May 22, 2014).

“Faithful Youth Discipleship Material” Modern Reformation (May/June 2014), pp. 30–31.

“Church Gimmicks and the Idol of Success” Credo Magazine (April 2014), pp. 18–26.

“Why God Suffers His People: According to the Puritans” Modern Reformation 23:2 (March/April 2014), pp. 28–33.

“Why Does God Ordain Suffering? A Puritan’s Response” Evangelical Times accessed at evangelical-times.org (August 1, 2013).

“Youth Ministry by the Means of Grace” Modern Reformation 21:3 (May/June 2012), pp. 44–45.

“Beyond Tricks & Gimmicks: Envisioning Youth Ministry through the Entertainment Haze” ByFaith 36 (May 2012), pp. 36–39.

“Moralistic Therapeutic Deism: Not Just a Problem with Youth Ministry” The Gospel Coalition (April 9, 2012).

“Give Up the Gimmicks, Youth Pastors” The Gospel Coalition (February 20, 2012).

“The Christology of John Flavel” Puritan Reformed Journal 4:1 (January 2012), pp. 116–134.

“John Flavel: The Lost Puritan” Puritan Reformed Journal 3:1 (January 2011), pp. 113–132.

“Toward a Definition of ‘Puritan’ and ‘Puritanism’: A Study of Puritan Historiography” Churchman.122/4 (Winter 2008), pp. 297–314.

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