Spring 2004 · Vol. 33 No. 1 · pp. 126–31 

Current Research

Douglas B. Miller

Faculty Publications, 2003


Jost, Lynn. Leadership on the Line: Studies in the Books of 1 & 2 Samuel. Word Wise. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred, 2003. [TC]

Snyder, Anna. Setting the Agenda for Global Peace: Conflict and Consensus Building. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2003. [CMU]

Chapters in Books

Guenther, Titus. “Las teologías del Tercer Mundo y la identidad anabautista.” In Del Sur al Norte: Aportes teológicos desde la periferia. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Kairós, 2003. [CMU]

Jost, Lynn. “Preaching for a Hearing: The Sermon in Human Consciousness.” In Anabaptist Preaching, ed. David B. Greiser and Michael A. King, 147-60. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2003. [TC]

Martens, Elmer A. “The History of Religion, Biblical Theology and Exegesis.” In Interpreting the Old Testament: A Guide for Exegesis, ed. Craig C. Broyles, 177-99. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2001. [MBBS]

———. “Reaching for a Biblical Theology of the Whole Bible.” In Reclaiming the Old Testament: Essays in Honour of Waldemar Janzen, ed. Gordon Zerbe, 83-101. Winnipeg, MB: CMBC Publications, 2001. [MBBS]

———. “The Way of Wisdom: Conflict Resolution in Biblical Narrative.” In The Way of Wisdom, ed. J. I. Packer and Sven K. Soderlund, 75-90. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000. [MBBS]

Matties, Gordon H. “Ezekiel: Introduction and Commentary.” The New Interpreter’s Study Bible. Nashville: Abingdon, 2003. [CMU]

———. “God’s Reign and the Missional Impulse of the Psalms.” In Beautiful upon the Mountains: Biblical Essays on Mission, Peace, and the Reign of God, ed. Mary H. {127} Schertz and Ivan Friesen, 17-49. Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2003. [CMU]

Miller, Douglas B. “Will Jonah Be Saved?” In Beautiful upon the Mountains: Biblical Essays on Mission, Peace, and the Reign of God, ed. Mary H. Schertz and Ivan Friesen, 77-98. Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2003. [TC]

Yamasaki, Gary. “Shalom for Shepherds: An Audience-Oriented Critical Analysis of Luke 2:8-14.” In Beautiful upon the Mountains: Biblical Essays on Mission, Peace, and the Reign of God, ed. Mary H. Schertz and Ivan Friesen, 145-60. Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2003. [CBC]


Alsheikh, Muath K., *Bruce J. Heyen, and Stephen K. Randall. “Ion Binding Properties of the Dehydrin ERD14 Are Dependent upon Phosphorylation.” Journal of Biological Chemistry 278:42 (Oct. 2003): 40882-40889. [TC]

Bartlett, Rick. “Calling Our Teenagers to Ministry.” Christian Leader, August 2003, 4-7. [MBBS]

———. “Pulling Teens into the Church.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, 24 October 2003, 8-9. [MBBS]

Brandt, Gareth. “Copernicus Was a Heretic and So Am I: A Postmodern Theology.” Youthworker (November/December 2003). <> [CBC]

———. “Let’s Have a Party! A Baptismal Sermon with Some Reflections.” Vision 4 (Fall 2003): 67-74. [CBC]

Bystrom, Raymond O. “God as Worker: How It Affects Life and Ministry.” Direction 32 (fall 2003): 166-172. [MBBS]

Derksen, John. “Being Truly Christian in Times of Conflict.” Christian Leader, January 2003, 8-11. [CMU]

Epp-Tiessen, Dan. “Does God Care that We Make Babies?” Vision 4:1 (2003): 6-15. [CMU]

*Ewert, D. Merrill, and *Larry Nikkel. “Why We Should Value Higher Education That Is Christian.” Christian Leader, November 2003, 4-9. [FPU, TC]

Gilbert, Pierre. “Faith in the God of Life.” Christian Leader, July 2003, 8-10. [CMU]

———. “Is God a God of War?” Christian Leader, January 2003, 13-17. [CMU]

———. “The Person of God and the Relevance of the Gospel.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, 11 July 2003, 2-5. [CMU]

———. “What is Faith?” The Messenger, 12 March 2003, 3-4. [CMU]

Guenther, Titus. “Studying the Faith with Cuban Church Leaders.” Vision 4:2 (2003): 75-79. [CMU]

———. “Why ‘Missional’ Church?” Canadian Mennonite, 24 February 2003, 8. [CMU]

Heidebrecht, Doug. “Continuing the Conversation.” Christian Leader, January 2003, 12-16. [BC] {128}

Huebner, Chris K. “Bioethics and the Church: Technology, Martyrdom, and the Moral Significance of the Ordinary.” Vision 4:1 (2003): 74-81. [CMU]

_———. “Peace and War in the Nation-State and Beyond: A Response to George Weigel, ‘Moral Clarity in a Time of War.’ ” Mennonite Life 58 (June 2003). <> [CMU]

Hiebert, Dan. “Truth on Trial.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, 13 June 2003, 4-5. [CBC]

Holm, Jim. “A Personal Tribute to Henry Schmidt.” Christian Leader, June 2003, 36. [MBBS]

———. “The North American MB Call to Pastoral Leadership.” Direction 32 (fall 2003): 202-12. [MBBS]

Hughes-Jones, Alicia. “Reconciling America’s Divided Society Through Religious Revitalization.” Direction 32 (spring 2003): 10-20. [TC]

Hunt, Karol. “Leisure.” Christian Leader, July 2003, 4-7. [TC]

Isaac, Donald J. “Work and Christian Calling.” Direction 32 (fall 2003): 184-92. [TC]

Isaak, Jon. “The Christian Community and Political Responsibility: Romans 13:1-7.” Direction 32 (spring 2003): 32-46. [MBBS]

Janzen, Gerald. “Divine Warfare and Nonresistance.” Direction 32 (spring 2003): 21-31. [CBC]

Janzen, Rod. “Scholarship and the Church.” Christian Leader, November 2003, 10-12. [FPU]

Jost, Lynn. “Abimelech” and “Nahor.” In Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, ed. T. Desmond Alexander and David W. Baker, 6-8; 585-86. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2003. [TC]

———. “Baptism and Church Membership: At the Heart of a Believer’s Life.” Christian Leader, July 2003, 36. [TC]

———. “Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C.” Preaching: Word & Witness, 21 December 2003, 13-16. [TC]

———. “The Sermon: What Will You Do with Jesus?” Preaching: Word & Witness, 18 April 2003, 99-100. [TC]

———. “The Third Way.” Christian Leader, January 2003, 4-8. [TC]

———. “Why Not Share Church Leadership?” Christian Leader, May 2003, 9. [TC]

Koop, Karl. “Catechisms in the Mennonite Tradition.” Vision 4:2 (fall 2003): 28-35. [CMU]

———. “Menno Simons.” The Encylopedia of Christianity, vol. 3, 491-493. Leiden: E. J. Brill; and Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003. [CMU] {129}

———. “Schleitheim Confession.” The Encyclopedia of Protestantism, ed. by Hans J. Hillerbrand. London and New York: Routledge, 2003. [CMU]

———. “Täuferisch-mennonitische Bekenntnisse: Ein umstrittenes Vermächtnis.” Mennonitische Geschichtsblätter 60 (2003): 23-42. [CMU]

Kyle, Richard. “Family of Love.” In Encyclopedia USA, ed. Donald W. Whisenhunt, 224-26. Gulf Breeze, FL: International Academic, 2003. [TC]

———. “John Knox and the Care of Souls.” Calvin Theological Journal 38:1 (2003): 125-38. [TC]

Loewen, Wendell. “The Changing Face of Adolescence.” Christian Leader, August 2003, 8-11. [TC]

Martens, Elmer A. “How Is the Christian to Construe Old Testament Law?” Bulletin for Biblical Research 12:1 (2002): 199-216. [MBBS]

———. “Sin, Guilt.” In Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, ed. T. Desmond Alexander and David W. Baker, 764-78. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2003. [MBBS]

Matties, Gordon. “Nurturing Peace, Responding to Violence: A Bibliographic Reflection.” Direction 32 (spring 2003): 127-30. [CMU]

Neufeld, John. “Rediscovering the Calling and Sending Church.” Direction 32 (fall 2003): 193-201. [MBBS]

*Neufeld, John, and Dora Dueck. “Speaking and Hearing the Call: An Interview with John Neufeld.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, 24 October 2003, 4-7. [MBBS]

Neufeld, Tim. “Family Feud: How to Handle Conflict in the Family.” Christian Leader, September 2003, 6-9. [FPU]

Reed, Rodney P. “Big Questions, Bigger Faith.” Christian Leader, August 2003, 12-15. [FPU]

Reimer, Dalton. “Toward a Holistic Understanding of Peace: The Twentieth-Century Journey.” Direction 32 (spring 2003): 3-9. [FPU]

———. “Will the Real Paul Please Stand Up: Looking at Romans 13 Through the Lens of Acts.” Christian Leader, January 2003, 9-12. [FPU]

Ruth-Heffelbower, Duane. “Solving the Problem of Violence.” Direction 32 (spring 2003): 61-74. [FPU]

Sawatsky, Jarem. “Restorative Values: Where Means and Ends Converge.” Sixth International Conference on Restorative Justice, public presentation of paper, summer 2003. <> [CMU] {130}

Schmidt, Henry J. “Q & A with Henry Schmidt about Women in Ministry.” Christian Leader, January 2003, 7-11. [MBBS]

*Snyder, Anna, and Anne Adelson. “Through Conflict to a Peacemaker Identity.” Canadian Woman Studies 22:2 (2003): 12-17. [CMU]

Thiessen, Richard D. “Gerhard G. ‘George’ Thielmann (1909-1991).” Canadian Mennonite Encyclopedia Online, 2003. <> [CBC]

Thiessen, Richard D., and David Giesbrecht. “Yarrow Mennonite Brethren Church.” Canadian Mennonite Encyclopedia Online, 2003. <> [CBC]

Toews, Ron. “Ministers in the Marketplace.” Direction 32 (fall 2003): 173-83. [MBBS]

Unger, Walter. “Many Mansions,” “The Way is Certain,” “The Language of Love,” “God’s Abiding Gift,” “Restore Us, O God,” “Doing God’s Will,” “Believing the Impossible.” Rejoice! (December 2003). [CBC]

*Unger, Walter, and Robert Pankratz. “Euthanasia and the Sanctity of Life.” Mennonite Brethren Faith & Life Pamphlet Series no. 19. (Winnipeg: Canadian Mennonite Brethren Board of Faith and Life, 2003). [CBC]

Vogel, Bradley D. “Music Styles of Tabor College and MB Southern District Churches, 1961-2002.” Direction 32 (spring 2003): 99-110. [TC]

Warkentin, Larry. “Thank God for Tears: Diaries of Susie Baltzer Kiehn.” Direction 32 (fall 2003): 213-24. [FPU]

Wartman, Paul. “Does the Church Need the Bible College?” Mennonite Brethren Herald, 14 November 2003, 3-4. [CBC]

Zerbe, Gordon. “Revelation’s Exposé of Two Cities: Babylon and New Jerusalem.” Direction 32 (spring 2003): 47-60. [CMU]

Musical Recording

Funk, Tony. And Night Shall End. CD IKR014. The West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir. 2003. [CBC] {131}

Masters Theses, Students at Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 2003

Ataide, Randy M. “If We Serve a God of Productivity Is There Room for Jesus? An Analysis and Application of Jacques Ellul’s Thesis of Technique in the Agri-Business World.”

Endayelalu, Woudineh. “An Argument for Preferred Leadership Structure in the Ethiopian Evangelical Churches.”

Friesen, Chris. “Solving Hell: A Mystery Story.”

Nickel, Wally. “The Role of Preaching in a Postmodern Ethos: Reaching People Within Community.”

Richard, Eric. “From Athens to Corinth: Paul’s Approach to Greek Philosophy.”

The above listing presents publications of faculty and students of schools which sponsor Direction, identified as follows:

Bethany College (BC), Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Columbia Bible College (CBC), Fresno Pacific University (FPU), Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (MBBS), and Tabor College (TC). In cases of multiple authorship, the author of interest is marked with *.