Spring 2013 · Vol. 42 No. 1 · pp. 114–120 

Faculty Publications 2012

Vic Froese


  • Bystrom, Ray, and Brad Thiessen, eds. Treasure in Clay Jars: An Anecdotal History of MB Biblical Seminary’s Bi-national era, 1975–2010. Fresno, CA, 2012. [FPBS]
  • Chin, Shin-hee. War and Peace: Annotated Selections of Art by Shin-hee Chin. Newton, KS: Mennonite Press, 2012. [TC]
  • Epp-Tiessen, Daniel. Concerning the Prophets: True and False Prophecy in Jeremiah 23:9–29:32. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2012. [CMU]
  • Geddert, Tim. A Living Faith (Hebrews, Acts). Adult Bible Study, Fall 2012. Norristown, PA: MennoMedia, 2012. [FPBS]
  • Kyle, Richard. Apocalyptic Fever: End-Time Prophecies in Modern America. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012. [TC]
  • Matties, Gordon. Joshua. Believers Church Bible Commentary. Waterloo, ON and Harrisonburg, VA: Herald, 2012. [CMU]
  • Wendell, Ulrich, *Tim Geddert, et al. Orientierungsbibel (Neues Leben Bibel). Gütersloh: Brockhaus, 2012. [FPBS]
  • Yamasaki, Gary. Perspective Criticism: Point of View and Evaluative Guidance in Biblical Narrative. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012. [CBC]
  • Zerbe, Gordon. Citizenship: Paul on Peace and Politics. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2012. [CMU] {115}


  • Brenneman, Janet. “On the Podium: Exploring the Gendered Self-identity of Exemplary Women Conductors.” In Personhood and Music Learning: Connecting Perspectives and Narratives. Ed. Susan A. O’Neill, 113–31. Waterloo, ON: Canadian Music Educators’ Association, 2012. [CMU]
  • ———. “Manitoba Music Educators Association Philosophy Statement.” 2012. [CMU]
  • *Dyck, Paul, Stuart Williams, and Ryan Rempel. “Digitizing Collection, Composition, and Product: Tracking the Work of Little Gidding.” In Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture. Ed. Brent Nelson and Melissa Tarras, 229–56. New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies Volume 3. Toronto, ON and Tempe, AZ: ITER and ACMRS, 2012. [CMU]
  • Froese, Brian. “ ‘Is It the End, My Friend?’ Black Sabbath’s Apocalypse of Horror.” In Black Sabbath & Philosophy: Mastering Reality. Ed. William Irwin, 20–30. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. [CMU]
  • Miller, Douglas B. “War and Peace.” In War and Peace: Annotated Selections of Art by Shin-hee Chin, 52–53. Newton, KS: Mennonite Press, 2012. [TC]
  • *Patel, Kirit and Kathryn Dey. “The Trajectory of Environmental Justice in India: Prospects and Challenges for the National Green Tribunal.” In Perspectives on Governance and Society: Essays in Honour of Professor O.P. Dwivedi. Ed. N. Trivedi and D. Vajpeyi, 160–74. New Delhi: Rawat, 2012. [CMU]
  • Rogalsky, Tim. “Bézier Parameterization for Optimal Control by Differential Evolution.” Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods. Las Vegas Nevada. July 2011. Ed. Hamid R. Arabnia, Ray R. Hashemi, Ashu M. G. Solo, 28–34. CSREA Press, 2011. [CMU]
  • Vander Zaag, Ray. “The Ideals of International Development Assistance.”  In International Social Development: Social Work Experiences and Perspectives. Ed. Julie Drolet and Tuula Heinonen, 43–74. Halifax, NS: Fernwood, 2012. [CMU] {116}
  • Vix, Lyndon. “Kansas.” In Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide. Ed. Morton F. Dollar, 321–62. New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2012. [TC]


  • Baker, Mark. “Which Courtroom and Which Narrative Shapes Your Atonement Theology?” Direction 41 (Spring 2012): 97–110. [FPBS]
  • Born, Bryan, and Mark Wessner. “Theological Foundations for Mission: Do We ‘Get’ the Big Picture?” Direction 41 (Spring 2012): 81–96. [CBC]
  • Brandt, Gareth. “The Gray Afternoon of the Soul.” DreamSeeker Magazine (Winter-Spring-Summer-Autumn, 2012): 24–28. [CBC]
  • ———. “Men Need to Talk.” Seven Magazine (January–February, 2012): 6. [CBC]
  • Dick, Christopher M. “Transforming Frederic Henry’s War Narrative: In Einem Andern Land and Translational Embellishment.” Hemingway Review 31, no. 2 (2012): 46–64. [TC]
  • Froese, Brian. “Channeling Clio: Archives, Lecture Halls, and Western Canadian Conservatism.” Conrad Grebel Review 30 (Fall 2012): 236–56. [CMU]
  • Geddert, Tim. “The Timing of Mark’s Gospel.” Pacific Journal (2012): 18–39. [FPBS]
  • Gerbrandt, Gerald. “What I (My School) Would Like the Church to Contribute to the Relationship Between Church and School.” Direction 41 (Fall 2012): 258–66. [CMU]
  • Gilbert, Pierre. “Braving the Interpretive Storm.” Theodidaktos: Taught by God 7 (August 2012): 10–13. [CMU]
  • ———. “Faire face à la tempête interprétative.” Le Lien 29 (Hiver 2012): 20–22. [CMU]
  • ———. “He Never Meant for Us to Die! An Incursion into Genesis 1–3.” Direction 41 (Spring 2012): 42–56. [CMU] {117}
  • ———. “The Song of Solomon. What is it Good for?” Qur’an and Injil. Reflections on Qur’anic texts and Commentary (blog). 2012/10/16. [CMU]
  • ———. “The Spirit of the Lord: Power to Face the World.” The Messenger, February 2012, 12–14. [CMU]
  • Guenther, Bruce L. “Charting a Course: A Voyage into Evangelical Anabaptism, Past and Present.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, February 2012, 16–17. [MBBSC]
  • Heidebrecht, Luke. “Journeys in Bangladesh.” Journal of European Baptist Studies 13, no. 1 (2012): 27–48. [BC]
  • Jost, Lynn, and Valerie G. Rempel. “Church and School: Compañeros in Biblical and Church History.” Direction 41 (Fall 2012): 214–25. [FPBS]
  • Kelly, S. P., *Andrew Sensenig et al. “Damping Capacity is Evolutionarily Conserved in the Radial Silk of Orb Weaving Spiders.” Zoology 114 (2011): 233–38. [TC]
  • Kostlevy, William. “Conquerors After All: Keswick—A Misunderstood Tradition.” Reflections: A Publication of the Missionary Church Historical Society 13–14 (2011–2012): 65–72. [TC]
  • Li, Changying, *Norman E. Schmidt, and Ron Gitaitis, “Detection of Onion Postharvest Diseases by Analyses of Headspace Volatiles Using a Gas Sensor Array and GC-MS.” LWT-Food Science and Technology 44 (2011): 1019–25. [TC]
  • Matties, Gordon. “You Save Humans and Animals Alike, O Lord,” The Messenger, October 2012, 14–16. [CMU]
  • Ottoson, Robin Deich. “The Battle Over the Flag: Protest, Community Opposition, and Silence in the Mennonite Colleges in Kansas During the Vietnam War.” Journal of Church and State 52 (Fall 2010): 686–711. [TC]
  • Ridd, Karen. “Peace Camps in Quebec and Manitoba to Support the Mohawks in the ‘Oka Crisis,’ Canada, 1990.” Global Nonviolent Action Database. [CMU] {118}
  • *Sensenig, Andrew T., S. P. Kelly, K. A. Lorentz, and T. A. Blackledge. “Spider Orb Webs Rely on Radial Threads to Absorb Prey Kinetic Energy.” Proceedings of the Royal Society Interface 9 (73) (2012): 1880–91. [TC]
  • Unger, Walter. “Substitution: The Sure Foundation of Atonement.” Direction 41 (Spring 2012): 4–17. [CBC]
  • ———. “Pilgrim in Progress: A Personal Reflection.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, January 2012, 12–13. [CBC]
  • Wiebe, Katie Funk. “Aganeta Janzen Block (1906–2000): Heroine of the Faith in the Former Soviet Union.” CMBS Newsletter 32 (Fall 2011): 1–7. [TC]
  • Wollf, Randy P. “Confessions of a Naked Anabaptist: A Seminary Professor’s Evangelical-Anabaptist Journey.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, February 2012, 11. [MBBSC]
  • *Wollf, Randy P., and Yuttasak Sirikul. “Reaching Thailand in this Generation: The Thai Church’s National Plan.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 48 (July 2012): 322–28. [MBBSC]


  • Koop, Karl, ed. Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology 13 (Spring 2012). Issue focus: The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life. [CMU]


Klassen, Michael. “The Missing C of the ABC’s of Church Planter Preparation: ‘What do current and former church planters with the B.C. Mennonite Brethren report as the most important factors in their preparation as church planters?’ ” Doctor of Ministry. Associated Canadian Theological Schools, Langley, B.C. Submitted March 25, 2011. Supervisor: Dr. Daryl Busby. Current position: Lead Pastor of SunRidge Community Church, Kelowna, B.C.

Wollf, Randy P. “The Intersection of Power, Knowledge, Shared Perspectives, and Participatory Processes in Organizational Direction-setting: A Study of a Church.” Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Studies. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Submitted November, 2007. Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Poole. Current position: Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Leadership {119} Studies, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Canada.

Abstract: The abuse of power, dominance of certain shared perspectives, and reduction of personal values into so-called organizational core values are problems that plague traditional organizational direction-setting. The purpose of this study was to explore how power intersects with the knowledge formation process, shared perspectives, and participatory processes within organizational direction setting.

The study used an ethnographic case study approach to focus on a church that went through a year-long direction-setting process. The church had lost its senior pastor and wanted to determine its direction before hiring a new pastor. The researcher was a participant in that process. His field notes and other documentation provided one source of data. The researcher also interviewed twenty people who participated in the process.

In terms of the intersection of power and knowledge formation, the study revealed that the discursive practices of the facilitator along with the voices of those in privileged groups, the outspoken, and those who had engendered trust in others carried considerable weight during the process.

At the intersection of power with shared perspectives, there were two major perspectives representing subgroup cultures: a traditional perspective that resisted change and a progressive perspective that wanted change. The progressives dominated the church’s privileged groups and exerted extensive influence on the direction-setting process. The organizational symbols of church staff and worship music style served to galvanize some people in the battle over which perspective would prevail. Transparency functioned as a bridge that brought some on either side of the conflict closer together.

The research revealed two major types of power related to the intersection of power with participatory processes: the power of pain and intimidation. Both minimized the participation of some women, youth, and traditionalists.

All three intersections featured deployments of power that influenced the construction of directional knowledge. This knowledge helped to inform the rules of “appropriate” conduct within the organization’s emerging truth regime.

The study revealed that, in this case, robust directional knowledge would have accommodated personal, subgroup, and widely shared values in a state of dynamic equilibrium.

The researcher concluded with a discussion of implications for organizational leaders. {120}


  • Vanden Enden, Michael. “Toward an Authoritative Missional Tradition: D. H. Williams in Dialogue with Recent Mennonite Brethren Ecclesiology.” M.A. in Theological Studies, 2011. [CMU]
  • Vanden Enden, Tabitha. “Communion Matters: Toward a Theology of the Lord’s Supper and Mission for the Mennonite Brethren.” M.A. in Theological Studies, 2011. [CMU]
  • Voth, Trenton Tyler. “Usurping the Cross: Mark’s Gospel of Jesus and its Counter-imperial Messages.” M.A. New Testament, 2012. [FPBS]
  • Wiens, Wilma Harder Loewen. “Sexuality and Spirituality: What God has Joined Together Let No One Separate. Exploring the Connection between Sexuality and Spirituality.” M.A. in Theological Studies, 2012. [CMU]

This bibliography includes publications of faculty, emeriti, and graduate students of schools that sponsor Direction, identified as follows:

  • Bethany College (BC)
  • Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
  • Columbia Bible College (CBC)
  • Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary (FPBS)
  • Fresno Pacific University (FPU)
  • Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Canada (MBBSC)
  • Tabor College (TC)

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