Middle East Bible Seminar, Goshen College, Israel/ Jordan
Goshen College Study-Service Term, Honduras, Central America
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks: Lessons from the Book
of Deuteronomy. Scottdale, Pa./Waterloo, Ontario: Herald
Canons in Conflict: Negotiating Texts in True and False Prophecy. N.Y./Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Assigned commentary author for
Joel, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Nahum in the Believers' Church
Bible Commentary series, eds. Elmer A. Martens and Willard Swartley,
Salunga, Pa.: Herald Press.
Forthcoming, Introduction to the Pentateuch and
Introductions to the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers,
Deuteronomy in The Catholic College Study Bible, Minn.: St. Mary’s Press.
“Debating Ahab: Characterization in Biblical
Theology,” Reading the Hebrew Bible for a New Millenium, Vol. 1, eds.
Wonil Kim, Deborah Ellens, Michael Floyd, Marvin Sweeney. Harrisburg,
Pa.: Trinity Press International.
“Day of Atonement,” “Hagar,” “Ishmael,”
“Ishmaelites,” Eerdmans Bible Dictionary, ed. David Noel Freedman,
Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
Forward to God’s Healing Strategy: An
Introduction to the Bible’s Main Themes. Ted Grimsrud.
Telford/Scottdale, Pa.: Pandora Press/Herald Press.
“Reading Joshua Backwards from Exile,” What
Mennonites are Thinking in 2000. eds. Merle Good and Phyllis Pellman
Good, Pa.: Good Books.
Book review of P.R. Davies, Scribes and
Schools in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Fall
“Prophets in Conflict,” Peace and Justice Shall
Embrace: Power and Theopolitics in the Bible. Telford/Scottdale, Pa.:
Pandora Press/Herald Press.
“Making Prophecy Come True: Human Responsibility
for the End of the World,” Apocalypticism & Millennialism: Shaping
a Believers’ Church Eschatology for the 21st Century.
Telford/Scottdale, Pa.: Pandora Press/Herald Press.
A dozen or more theological/pastoral articles in Mennonite Church USA publications
Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif. (two lectures/May and October).
Master's of Ministry Program, Point Loma
Nazarene University, San Diego, Calif.; Lectures: “Reading Joshua
Backwards,” “True and False Prophecy in Biblical Perspective,”
“Liberation for Conquest?”
Eastern Mennonite University, Pastoral
Leadership Week, Harrisonburg, Va.; Lectures (four): “Why Stand Here
Gazing?: The End of the World As We Know It”
Apocalypticism & Millennialism Conference,
Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio; Paper: “Making Prophecy Come True:
Human Responsibility for the End of the World.”
Subversive Holiness Conference, Point Loma
Nazarene University, San Diego, Calif.; Paper: “A Righteous
Disobedience (Exodus 1:8-2:10)”
Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference, Idaho. Four plenary lectures
Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference, Los Angeles. Plenary speaker.
Orlando ’97: Mennonite Church General Assembly, Orlando, Fla.; Four plenary Bible studies on the book of Deuteronomy.
Society of Biblical Literature, Philadelphia, Pa.; Respondent to: The Image of God: Gender Models in
Judaeo-Christian Tradition, ed. Kari Elisabeth Borresen
(Contributors/Panelists: Phyllis Bird, Lone Fatum, Kari, Borresen,
Pastors' Week, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind.; Three lectures on the book of Genesis
Rene Girard Colloquium, Associated Mennonite
Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind.; Presenter: "The Scapegoat
Mechanism in Canon Formation"; Respondent to: "A Rereading of Joshua" by Gordon Matties
Southeast Mennonite Convention, Brooksville, Fla. Three plenary lectures.
2001 National Clergy Renewal Program, $30,000 grant
from Eli Lily Foundation for Sabbatical Study in London/Jerusalem.
Bachelor of Arts: Goshen College (Natural Science/Biology/Bible)
Required Liberal Arts and Major Courses
Master of Divinity Course Work: AMBS
Introduction to Theology (J.C. Wenger)
Doctrine of Scripture (J.C. Wenger)
Devotional Life (J.C. Wenger)
Personality and Religious Experience (D. Augsburger)
Introduction to New Testament (Charles)
Hebrew (M. Lind)
Pentateuch (M. Lind)
Prophets and Writings (J. Enz)
War and Peace in the Bible Seminar (Lind/ Swartley)
Master of Divinity: Fuller Theological Seminary
Hermeneutics (B. Ramm)
Life of Christ (G. Barker)
Pastoral Epistles (D. Hagner)
Unity of the Bible (D. Fuller)
Hebrew Reading (P. Gabelein)
OT Anthropology (J.D.W. Watts)
Archaeology (L. Chow)
OT Theology (L. Allen)
Patristic Theology (R. Muller)
Medieval and Reformation Church History (J. Bradley)
Modern Church History (J. Bradley)
Systematic Theology I (C. Brown)
Systematic Theology II (C. Brown)
Systematic Theology III (C. Brown)
Philosophical Theology (J. Rogers)
Homiletics (I. Pitt-Watson)
Preaching I (I. Pitt-Watson)
Evangelism and Church Renewal (D. Watson)
Teaching the Bible (R. Hestenes)
Contemporary Worship and Liturgy (R. Schaper)
Clinical Pastoral Training (Hollywood Presbyt. Hospital)
M.A./Ph.D. Program in Hebrew Bible/Religion: Claremont Graduate University
General Entrance Exams:
Philosophy, Religion, and Theology
Ethics and Society
History of Judaism
French, German, Hebrew
Akkadian I (T. Meltzer)
Aramaic I & II (T.Meltzer)
Religious Thought in the ANE (E. Meltzer)
Near Eastern Archaeology (E. Meltzer)
Numbers 1-10 (R. Knierim)
Old Testament Theology/Method (R. Knierim)
The Covenant Code (R. Knierim/Audit)
OT Hermeneutic (R. Knierim/Audit)
Comparative Midrash (J. Sanders)
Readings in Early Judaism (J. Sanders)
Method in Text Criticism (J. Sanders)
Apocalyptic Origins (J. Sanders)
True and False Prophecy (J. Sanders)
Qualifying Exams (April 1990):
Text Criticism (J. Sanders)
Canonical Criticism/Comparative Midrash (J. Sanders)
OT Hermeneutic and Theology (W. Whedbee)
Aramaic (T. Meltzer)