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Fall 1994 · Vol. 23 No. 2 · p. 121 

Current Research

Elmer A. Martens


Esau, Barry, “Story as Hermeneutic: The Creative Journey from 2 Sam. 6:1-23 to 1 Chron. 13:1-14; 15:1-16:23 and Beyond.”

Isaak, Jon. “Brevard S. Childs and a Canonical Approach to 1 Corinthians 14:34-35.”

Klassen, Joanne. “Women’s Experience as the Pivotal Premise for the Integration of Psychology and Theology: Jean Baker Miller and Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza.”

Starcher, Steven. “The Pentecostal ‘Ordo Salutis.’ ”

Thiessen, Roger G. “The Hermeneutical Shift from Modernism to Postmodernism: A Study of Clark H. Pinnock and David Tracy.”

* Theses (100-120 pp) were completed to meet M.A. and M.Div. requirements at Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (1994) and are catalogued in Hiebert Library.


Growth, Plateau & Decline by Ken Peters is a 50-page booklet detailing membership fluctuations in Canadian and U.S. Mennonite Brethren Churches in urban centers over 100,000 population.

Designed as a help for churches in cities, the book is a mini-kit containing a selected bibliography of books dealing with the subject. Especially helpful are the annotations of the 100 best books in the field. The book includes a helpful listing of consulting agencies, journals, manuals, and resourcing institutes, together with phone numbers and publication data.

Ken Peters, a senior student at the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, was the commissioned researcher who prepared the document under the auspices of a task force from the Center for Training for Missions/Evangelism. The spiral-bound document is available for $7.00 US from CTM/E, 4824 E. Butler, Fresno, CA 93727.

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