Dr. Carlton Wynne

Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology


Princeton University, B.A.

Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte), MDiv

Westminster Theological Seminary, Ph.D.

About Dr. Wynne

Rev. Dr. Carlton Wynne is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He served as a pastor in Dallas, TX, before completing a Ph.D. in systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He then joined the theology faculty there and taught for years before moving to Atlanta, where he serves as Associate Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA). Dr. Wynne’s academic interests include trinitarian theology, apologetics, and biblical theology in the tradition of Geerhardus Vos. He is particularly interested in the integration of those areas of study and their bearing on the life of the church. He also enjoys being a husband to Linley and a father to his three sons.

Teaching and Professional History

  • Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, 2015 – present
  • Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, 2014 – 2015
  • Lecturer, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2014
  • Lecturer in Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, 2012 – 2014
  • Assistant Pastor at Providence Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX, 2007 – 2010


“The Covenant of Grace as Foundational for the Ordo Salutis.” In Thine Eye Diffused A Quickening Ray, ed. David and Jonathan Gibson. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, TBD. (forthcoming)

“‘As the Stars in Heaven’: The Number of the Elect in God’s Plan of Salvation.” In Chosen Not for Good in Me, ed. David and Jonathan Gibson. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2021. (forthcoming)

“The Doctrine of Scripture.” In Theology for Ministry, ed. Chad Van Dixhoorn and Rob Edwards. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2020. (forthcoming)

“Introduction.” In Herman Bavinck, The Wonderful Works of God: Instruction in the Christian Religion According to the Reformed Confession, xv–xxi. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Seminary Press, 2019.

“Machen and Liberalism.” In J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism: Legacy Edition, 225–28. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Seminary Press, 2019.

Contributor and co-editor with Derek W.H. Thomas, Zeal for Godliness: Devotional Meditations on Calvin’s Institutes. Carlisle, PA: EP, 2011.

“Inerrancy is Not Enough: A Lesson in Epistemology from Clark Pinnock on Scripture.” Unio cum Christo 2, no. 2 (2016): 67–81.

“Spirit and Word: A ‘Pentecostal’ Case for the Closed Canon of Scripture.” Paper delivered at the Evangelical Theological Society Meeting. Denver, CO. November 15, 2018.

“Debating the Doctrine of God.” Presentation delivered at the Gospel Coalition Council Meeting, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. May 9, 2018.

“Pannenberg’s Conception of the Retroactive Power of the Final Future over the Present,” with a response by Dr. Barend Kamphuis. Advanced Theological Studies Fellowship (Paper Presentation), Theological University in Kampen, July 3, 2014

Review of Bavinck: A Critical Biography, by James Eglinton, The Gospel Coalition, May 24, 2021.

Review of Herman Bavinck, Reformed Ethics, vol. 1: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019. New Horizons (April 2020): 21.

Review of Hans Boersma, Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition.

Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018; Craig A. Carter. Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis. Grand Rapids, MI: BakerAcademic, 2018. Themelios 44.1 (2019): pp. 168––71.

Review of The Triune God, by Fred Sanders, WTJ 80, no. 2 (2018): 388–93.

Review of Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation, by Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain, WTJ 78, no. 1 (2016): 187–90.

Review of Salvation by Grace: A Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration, by Matthew Barrett, WTJ 76, no. 1 (2014): 254–257.

Review of Trinity and Organism: Towards a New Reading of Herman Bavinck’s Organic Motif, by James Eglinton, WTJ 75, no. 1 (2013): 199–202.

“Barthian Theology.” Concise Theology Project. The Gospel Coalition. May 2020.

“What is an Apostle?” TableTalk, Ligonier, May 2020.

“Could Jesus Have Sinned? The Temptations and Triumph of Christ.” DesiringGod.org. September 2019.

“Studying Scripture and Doing Theology.” TableTalk, Ligonier, February 2018.

“One Thing Jesus Didn’t Know.” The Gospel Coalition. December 2018.

“Are we There Yet?” TableTalk, Ligonier, April 2017.

“Natural Law and the Public Square.” Reformation21.org, July 2017.