A Course in Basic Christianity. Birch Hill Press, 1997. Second Printing, 2003.
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross: Reflections on the Atonement, Pickwick, 2000, Wipf and Stock, 2010
Romans. Parts 1 and 2. A Listen Up! Bible Study co-authored with Michael S. Bennett. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2016.
Published articles and reviews
Floyd, Richard L. “The Pastor as Theologian in a Fundamentalist Environment.” Andover Newton Quarterly. Volume 19, Number 4, Spring 1979.
________. “An Interpretation of the Craigville Colloquy.” New Conversations. Volume 8, Number 1. Spring, 1985.
________. “Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society and Politics in Colonial America by Patricia U. Bonomi and The New England Soul: Preaching and Religion Culture in Colonial New England by Harry Stout. Book Review in the Berkshire Eagle. 1986.
________. “Marriage in the United Church of Christ.” in Christian Understandings of Marriage: Ecumenical and Pastoral Directives, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox. Revised Edition. Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity, Boston: Divinitas Press, 1990.
________. “‘And to the Son:’ The Gloria Patri and Inclusive Language.” Prism. Volume 7, Number 2, Fall, 1992.
________. “The Cross and the Church: The Soteriology and Ecclesiology of P. T. Forsyth.” Andover Newton Review, Volume 3, Number 1, 1992.
________. “Unity in the United Church of Christ.” Address to the Executive Council of the United Church of Christ, October 17, 1993. Papers from the Initial Meetings of Confessing Christ, November-December 1993.
________. “The Towers We Build or God our Strong Tower?” No Other Foundation. Volume 14, Number 2, Winter 1993-1994.
________. “A Course in Basic Christianity: Remedial Catechesis for Adults.” Horizons. Volume 1, Number 1, Spring, 1995.
________. “Review Essay of ‘Justice the True and Only Mercy: Essays on the Life and Theology of Peter Taylor Forsyth.’” Edited by Trevor Hart. The St. Mary’s Bulletin: The University of St. Andrews. Spring, 1996.
________. “A Brief Historical Sketch: The Religious Life of the Berkshires During the Time of the Mercersburg Movement.” The Mercersburg Review. Fall, 1997.
________. “Review of Justice the True and Only Mercy: Essays on the Life and Theology of Peter Taylor Forsyth.” Edited by Trevor Hart. Pro Ecclesia, Volume VII, Spring, 1998, Number 2.
________. “Something Old, Something New.” The Journal of the United Church Musicians Association. Vol. 1, No. 1, 1998.
________. “The Work of Christ in the Thought of P. T. Forsyth: Kenosis and Plerosis Revisited” in P. T. Forsyth: Theologian for a New Millennium, Alan P. F. Sell, Editor, The United Reformed Church, 1999.
________. “Churches with Adjectives.” Colleague, Vol. XXI, No. 3, May, 2000.
________. “Spills.” Colleague, Vol. XXII, No. 4, October, 2000.
________. “The Tools of a Learned Ministry.” Colleague, Vol. XXIII, No. 4, October, 2001.
________. “Review of God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament” by Richard Bauckham. Theology Today. Vol. 58, No. 1, April 2001.
________.“God is our refuge and Strength” in “He Comes, the Broken Heart to Bind”: Reflections on September 11, 2001. Edited by Frederick R. Trost, Confessing Christ. 2001.
________.“The Cross as an Eschatological Act of God” in Hope for your Future: Theological Voices from the Pastorate. Edited by William H. Lazareth. Eerdmans, 2002.
________. “They’ll know him in his Cross” in Story Lines. Edited by Skye Fackre Gibson. Eerdmans, 2002.
_______. “The Worshiping Self” in Persons in Community: Theological Voices from the Pastorate. Edited by William H. Lazareth. Eerdmans, 2004.
________. Review of “Who do you say that I am?: The Christology of the United Church of Christ” by Scott Paeth. United Church Press, 2006, Joy in the Word, Winter 2008.
________. “‘Prophetic’ Pastors Who Don’t Love the Church.” Duke’s Faith and Leadership “Call and Response” Blog. March 17, 2010.
________. “Peace and Justice in the Statement of Faith and in the DNA of the United Church of Christ.” Still Speaking Magazine, Fall, 2013.
________. Review of Hallowed Be Thy Name: The Sanctification of All in the Soteriology of P.T. Forsyth by Jason Goroncy. Theology Today, Vol. 70. No. 4, January 2014.
We would like to find six copies of “A Course in Basic Chrisianity.” Where could we order these or if it is out of print could we receive permission to copy it for our adult study group? Thank you very much. God Bless you. Lynn Brown
Hi Lynn. A Course in Basic Christianity is still in print. Hit the link to it in Publications above and it will take you to a page that explains how to order it. Or just hit this: https://richardlfloyd.com/2009/10/07/a-course-in-basic-christianity/
Thank you for your interest. The course has been used in many congregations over the years.
On February 27, 2015 your daily devotional “Once We Were Strangers” was distributed. I would like to use this devotional when I speak to my congregation about our community’s preparations to host refugees. However, I don’t want to violate your copyright rights. Is there a way I can get permission from you to use this? Thank you!
Hi Amy. That’s what these Devotionals are for, to be used by the church. I think the UCC owns the rights, but if you give attribution there is no problem. I’m glad you find it useful. I have a heart for refugees myself, and have seen churches I have served blessed by hosting. God bless your effort. Rick