Spring 2008 · Vol. 37 No. 1 · pp. 155–162 

Current Research

Vic Froese

Faculty Publications 2007


Bergen, Jeremy, *Karl Koop, and Paul Doerksen, eds. Creed and Conscience: Essays in Honour of A. James Reimer. Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press, 2007. [CMU]

Friesen, John J. Building Communities: The Changing Face of Manitoba Mennonites. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2007. [CMU]

Geddert, Tim. Double Take: New Meanings from Old Stories. Hillsboro, KS: Kindred Press (together with MBBS), 2007. [MBBS]

———. Gott Spricht Durch die Bibel: Warum Hören Wir So Unterschiedlich? Schwarzenfeld: Neufeld Verlag; also, the same publisher with the Bibellesebund e.V., Marienheide, 2007. [MBBS]

———. Verantwortlich Leben: Wenn Christen Sich Entscheiden Müssen. 2nd ed. Schwarzenfeld: Neufeld Verlag, 2007. [MBBS]

Janzen, Waldemar. Growing Up in Turbulent Times: Memoirs of Soviet Oppression, Refugee Life in Germany, and Immigrant Adjustment to Canada. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2007. [CMU]

Kyle, Richard. A History of End Time Ideas. Trans. into Korean by Ung-Kyu Pak. Seoul, Korea: Christian Literature Crusade, 2007. [TC]


Baker, Mark D. “Freed to be Human and Restored to Family: Saving Significance of the Cross in a Honduran Barrio.” In Stricken by God? NonViolent Identification and the Victory of Christ. Ed. Brad Jersak and Michael Hardin, 288-314. Abbotsford, BC: Fresh Wind Press; and Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007. [MBBS]

Carden, Allen. “Mobilizing a Region in Crisis to Build a College-Going Culture.” In Access to Higher Education Through Consortia. Ed. Lawrence G. Dotolo and Anneke J. Larrance, 27-33. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007. [FPU]

Geddert, Tim. “Nordamerika, Europa und der Rest der Welt.” In Wandeln—Sich Verwandeln: Mennonitisches Jahrbuch 2008, 209-11. Lahr, 2008. [MBBS]

Heidebrecht, Doug. “James Wm. McClendon Jr.’s Practice of Communal Discernment and the Presence of Conflicting Convictions among Mennonite Brethren.” In Ethical Thinking at the Crossroads of European Reasoning. Proceedings of the Third Annual Theological Symposium of the International Postgraduate Theological Fellowship. Ed. Parush R. Parushev, Ovidiu Creanga, and Brian Brock, 47-67. Prague, CZ: IBTS, 2007. [BC]

Koop, Karl. “Holiness, Catholicity, and the Unity of all Christians.” In Creed and Conscience: Essays in Honour of A. James Reimer. Ed. Jeremy Bergen, Paul Doerksen, Karl Koop, 65-82. Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press, 2007. [CMU]

*Ruth-Heffelbower, Duane, and Gaboury, Mario. “Corrections-Based Victim Service and Restorative Justice Programs.” In Current Issues in Victimology Research. 2nd ed. Ed. Laura Moriarty and Robert A. Jerin, 289-308. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2007. [FPU]

Zerbe, Gordon with Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro. “The Letter to the Colossians.” In A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings. Ed. R. Sugirtharajah and F. Segovia, 294-303. New York: T & T Clark, 2007. [CMU]


Abebe, Zenabe. “The Two Faces of Racism—Underserved Discrimination and Undeserved Privilege.” Pacific Journal 2 (2007): 29-49. [FPU]

Bagley, Donna M. “Measuring Up. Keeping the Faith: A Journey to Accreditation.” Christian School Education 10, no. 3 (2007): 43. [TC]

Baker, Marcos (Mark D.). “Librada de vergüenza e integrada a la comunidad: Una lección sobre la sanidad integral según Marcos 5:21-34.” Lupa Protestante (, November 2007. [MBBS]

Baker, Mark D. “Two Foundational Stories of the Cross: How They Affect Evangelism.” Mission Focus: Annual Review 15 (2007): 26-38. [MBBS]

———. “A Honduran Mayor’s Experience of Ellul’s Political Illusion.” The Ellul Forum 40 (Fall 2007): 15-17. [MBBS]

———. “How the Cross Saves.” Direction 36, no. 1 (2007): 43-57. [MBBS]

Baker, Mark D. and Martin Hartwig Eitzen. “The Changing Face of Global Missions.” Christian Leader, February 2007, 9-11. [MBBS]

Bartlett, Rick. “Ropewalk: Seven Strands for Developing Young Leaders.” Christian Leader, October 2007, 12-14. [MBBS]

———. “Ropewalk: Seven Strands for Developing Young Leaders.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, October 2007, 34-35. [MBBS]

Bishnupuri, K. S., Q. Luo, J. R. Korzenik, *J. O. Henderson, et al. “Dysregulation of Reg Gene Expression Occurs Early in Gastrointestinal Tumorigenesis and Regulates Anti-Apoptotic Genes.” Cancer Biology and Therapy 5, no. 12 (2006): 1714-20. [TC]

Blanc, V., *Jeffrey O. Henderson, et al. “Deletion of the AU-rich RNA Binding Protein apobec-1 Reduces Intestinal Tumor Burden in Apcmin Mice.” Cancer Research 67, no. 18 (2007): 8565-73. [TC]

Brandt, Gareth. “The Abomination of Desolation Found!” Canadian Mennonite, 11 June 2007, 7-8. [CBC]

———. “Born Again?” Rhubarb no. 13 (Spring 2007): 4-5. [CBC]

Buckland, Jerry with Blair Hamilton and Brendan Reimer. “Community-based Models to Address the Decline of Inner-city Banking.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research 15 (2006): 109-28. [CMU]

Derksen, John. “A Costly but Influential Counterculture: A Review of Four Works on War-time Pacifism.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 25 (2007): 161-70. [CMU]

Dueck, Gil. “Scholar with Sway: N.T. Wright.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, October 2007, 33. [BC]

Dueck, Gil and Doug Heidebrecht. “Fault Lines in Evangelical Theology.” Direction 36, no. 1 (2007): 20-30. [BC]

Dyck, Paul. “ ‘Thou didst betray me to a lingring book’: Discovering Affliction in The Temple.” George Herbert Journal 28 (Fall 2004/Spring 2005): 28-46. [CMU]

Enns-Rempel, Kevin. “Health, Wealth, and Ministry: An Overview of Mennonite Presence in California.” Mennonite Historical Bulletin 68 (July 2007): 3-9. [FPU]

Enns-Rempel, Kevin. “Jane Marsh Parker and ‘The Mennonite in Southern California’.” California Mennonite Historical Society Bulletin 47 (2007): 6-9. [FPU]

Ewert, Merrill. “Christian Higher Education: Engaging Society and Culture.” Direction 36, no. 2 (2007): 174-91. [FPU]

Fast Dueck, Irma. “The Order of Worship.” Leader 4 (Fall 2006): 17-19. [CMU]

Ferguson, Michelle. “Anabaptist Liturgy: An Oxymoron?” Direction 36, no. 1 (2007): 5-19. [FPU]

———. “Anabaptist Liturgy: Sacramental Theology” Direction 36, no. 2 (2007): 247-57. [FPU]

Froese, Vic. “Paul G. Hiebert: A Select Bibliography [Recommended Reading].” Direction 36, no. 2 (2007): 269-75. [CMU]

Funk-Unrau, Neil and Anna Snyder. “Indian Residential School Survivors and State ADR: A Strategy for Co-optation?” Conflict Resolution Quarterly 24, no. 3 (2007): 285-304. [CMU]

Geddert, Tim. “The Teacher-Painter.” Anabaptist-Mennonite Scholars Newsletter, Fall 2007, 2. [MBBS]

Gilbert, Pierre. “Further Reflections on Paul Hiebert’s ‘The Flaw of the Excluded Middle’.” Direction 36, no. 2 (2007): 206-18. [CMU]

———. “Holding Dual Citizenship.” Christian Leader Magazine, May 2007, 13-16. [CMU]

———. “Thinking through the Notion of Hell.” June 2007. [CMU]

———. “When God’s Justice and Goodness Collide: Thinking through the Notion of Hell.” The Messenger, 18 April 2007, 4-6. [CMU]

———. “When God’s Justice and Goodness Collide: Thinking through the Notion of Hell.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, January 2007, 8-11. [CMU]

Heidebrecht, Doug. “Culture Clash: What Do We Mean by ‘Culture’?” Mennonite Brethren Herald, September 2007, 8-9. [BC]

Heidebrecht, Doug and Gil Dueck. “Fault Lines in Evangelical Theology.” Direction 36, no. 1 (2007): 20-30. [BC]

Janzen, Rod, and Jean Janzen. “Paul Tschetter’s Chicago Fire Hymn.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 81 (April, 2007): 261-71. [FPU]

Johnson, Kevin. “Educating Contentment.” Koinonia (January 2007). [TC]

Johnston, Marshall. “Response to Scott Key’s, ‘The Tragedy of Slavery: The Church’s Response.’ ” Pacific Journal 2 (2007): 23-27. [FPU]

Jost, Lynn. “On Writing and Using Confessions.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, February 2007, 33-34. [MBBS]

Keengwe, Jared, and *Longy O. Anyanwu. “Instructional Integration of Computers to Improve Learning: Student Perception,” and “Technology Leverage: Student Self-Reports About Faculty Use of Computer Technology in the Classroom.” Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education and Society for Information Technology and Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 27 April 2007, 1554-56; 1557-60. [TC]

Key, Scott. “The Tragedy of Slavery: The Church’s Response.” Pacific Journal 2 (2007): 1-21. [FPU]

Kostlevy, William. “Abolitionism.” The Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America. Ed. Michael McClymond. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2006. [TC]

———. “The Illusions of Perfectionism: E. Stanley Jones and Reinhold Niebuhr.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 42 (Fall 2007): 182-91. [TC]

Kyle, Richard. “The Bedrock Beliefs of the Christian Right.” Direction 36, no. 1 (2007): 31-42. [TC]

———. “On Evangelicalism [Recommended Reading].” Direction 36, no. 1 (2007): 99-102. [TC]

Matties, Gordon. “God’s Suffering? A Challenge for Biblicists.” Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology 8, no. 2 (2007): 30-36. [CMU]

Miller, Douglas B. “Buzzing Bees and Saddle Burrs: Taking a Closer Look at Wisdom in the Bible.” Christian Leader, November 2007, 13-15. [TC]

Nickel, Eleanor. “Love and Microphones: Romantic Comedy Heroines as Public Speakers.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 34 (2007): 148-58. [FPU]

Nisly, Hope. “The Church and Women: Power, Participation, and Language in Christian Institutions.” Pacific Journal 2 (2007): 57-69. [FPU]

Rawls, Richard. “Teaching and Teachers in the Early and Contemporary Church.” Direction 36, no. 1 (2007): 93-98. [FPU]

Rogalsky, Tim. “Chaos Theory and Metaphysical (In)Determinism.” Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences. Messiah College. June, 2007. [CMU]

Schultz, Brian. “Jesus as Archelaus in the Parable of the Pounds (Lk. 19:11-27).” Novum Testamentum 49, no. 2 (2007): 1-23. [FPU]

———. “Who lived at Qumran?” Biblical Archaeological Review 33, no. 5 (2007): 58-59. [FPU]

Snyder, Anna and Neil Funk-Unrau. “Indian Residential School Survivors and State ADR: A Strategy for Co-optation?” Conflict Resolution Quarterly 24, no. 3 (2007): 285-304. [CMU]

Sorensen, Sue. “Don’t Hanker to Be No Prophet: Guy Vanderhaeghe and the Bible.” Canadian Literature 191 (Winter 2006): 32-46. [CMU]

———. “No Room for Fear.” Canada Lutheran (January/February 2007): 32-33. [CMU]

———. “Rocker Auteurs: David Byrne and Neil Young as Film Directors.” Studies in Popular Culture 30 (Fall 2007): 105-23. [CMU]

Stobbe, Stephanie. “Challenges in Laotian Refugees’ Search for Freedom.” Peace and Conflict Studies Journal 14, no. 1 (2007): 42-57. [CMU]

Terman, Max. “The Battle of McDowell: Reliving One Soldier’s Experience.” McDowell, VA: Highland Historical Society, 2007. (pamphlet) [TC]

*Thompson, David Alan, and Bruce Hammock. “Dihydroxy-octadecamonoenoate esters inhibit the neutrophil respiratory burst.” Journal of Bioscience 2 (2007): 279-91. [FPU]

Toews, Paul. “Centenary Anniversary of the Omsk Bruderschaft.” Mennonite Historian 33 (September 2007): 1-2, 4. [FPU]

———. “Faith Survived Hard Century in Russia.” Mennonite Weekly Review, 13 August 2007, 1-2. Also published as “Faith Survived Hard Century in Russia: Siberian MBs.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, October 2007, 18. [FPU]

———. “Literature Review: Recent Titles in Russian History.” Pacific Journal 2 (2007): 93-96. [FPU]

———. “The New Mennonite History in Ukraine.” California Mennonite Historical Society Bulletin 48 (Fall 2007): 1-8. [FPU]

Warkentin, Larry. “What’s in a Name?” Pacific Journal 2 (2007): 73-92. [FPU]

Zerbe, Gordon. “Christ, Canon and Confession: The Bible and the Confession of Faith in Mennonite Perspective.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 81 (July 2007): 327-50. [CMU]


Boschman, Nelson. Keeping Time, Vol. 02: Sounding the Liturgical Year Through Jazz. IKR021. The Nelson Boschman Trio with guests. 2007. Compact disc. [CBC]

Boschman, Nelson. Dawn of Grace: Modern Arrangements of Timeless Carols. MJCCD00260. Mennonite Jazz Committee. 2007. Compact disc. [CBC]

Brenneman, Janet, and Cheryl Pauls, artistic directors. Hope, Faith, Life, Love: CMU Choral Ensembles. Canadian Mennonite University, 2007. Compact disc. [CMU]


Brenneman, Janet Sue. “Footsteps of My Own: Gender Issues that Influence the Formative Experiences of Exemplary Women Choral Conductors.” Doctor of Philosophy, Music Education. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University. Advisor: Cynthia Taggart. Current Position: Assistant Professor of Music, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Issues of gender permeate all aspects of music, music education, and music making. Gender issues that influence the formative experiences of exemplary women choral conductors reside in the stories that women choral conductors choose to relate and the manner in which they relate their stories. The purpose of this research was to develop an understanding of and to document the personal experiences of exceptional women choral conductors, with a particular focus on emergent gender issues. Individual, in-depth interviews were conducted to gather the life stories of three exemplary women choral conductors. Each interview produced extensive transcripts with rich details from life stories including family influences, educational practice, and career experiences. In addition, the researcher became a fourth participant in this study, and related her stories in an interview created from the same framework of questions used with the three primary participants. Drawing upon the practices of narrative research methodology, gender-related themes emerged from the collected narratives. The gathered collection of stories gave insights into the formative experiences of the participating choral conductors as well as to the issues that influenced their experiences. In the analysis of these stories, it was important to consider both articulated issues of gender and enacted issues of gender, as well as spoken and unspoken gender-related influences.

This study invites a conversation that explores issues of gender as found within the experiences of women choral directors. In many ways, this is not a new conversation; it is an expansion of many existing conversations. Women in music have been negotiating their “place at the table” for many years, and women’s life experiences have only recently constituted legitimate knowledge for research purposes. This study serves to contribute to the current conversation in new ways.

Robles-Calderron, Wilder. “Peasant Mobilization, Land Reform and Agricultural Co-operativism in Brazil: The Case of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), 1984-2004.” Doctor of Philosophy, Rural Studies. Guelph, Ontario: University of Guelph, 2007. Advisor: Tony Winson. Current Position: Assistant Professor of Family Social Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Until recently, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies, Menno Simons College, Canadian Mennonite University.)

This dissertation examines the interplay of peasant mobilization, land reform and agricultural co-operativism in Brazil from 1984 to 2004. Its context is the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), which is considered the most dynamic force for progressive social change in Latin America today. This dissertation uses an integrated macro-micro theoretical perspective in order to examine peasant mobilization, agrarian reform, and co-operative formation from a more balanced and nuanced approach. The integrated neo-Marxist and Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (SRLs) theoretical approach is supported by fieldwork in three Brazilian states (Paraná, São Paulo, and Goiás). Its central thesis is as follows: the MST’s community-based model of land reform has great potential for effectively promoting SRLs. [. . .] The main conclusions of this dissertation are seven-fold: first, land reform has had a limited impact on land inequality and rural poverty; second, concerted peasant mobilization is fundamental to achieving access to resources necessary for SRLs; third, the nurturing of a culture of co-operation and the culture of solidarity are vital to enhancing community participation in the pursuit of SRLs; fourth, the promotion of SRLs is inherently a political and conflictual process; fifth, interper­sonal and group conflicts obstruct the pursuit of SRLs; sixth, the incorporation of principles of conflict resolution or conflict management into SRLs approaches is essential to overcoming internal obstacles; and seventh, the state has to play a major role in supporting community-based SRLs by providing access to financial, educational, technological, and human resources.

This bibliography includes publications of faculty and students of schools that 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)
Tabor College (TC)

In cases of multiple authorship, the author of interest is marked with an asterisk (*).