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Fall 1996 · Vol. 25 No. 2 · pp. 73–85 

Publications by Elmer A. Martens

Elmer A. Martens

Thesis/Dissertation:

“Emil Brunner’s Concept of the Bible.” Bachelor of Divinity Thesis. Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Fresno, Calif. 1958, 119 pp.

“Motivations for the Promise of Restoration to the Land in Jeremiah and Ezekiel.” Ph. D. Dissertation. Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, Calif. 1972, 373 pp.

Books: Sole Authorship:

Plot and Purpose in the Old Testament. Leicester: InterVarsity = God’s Design: A Focus on Old Testament Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1981. Second Edition. God’s Design: A Focus on Old Testament Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker/Leicester: Apollos, 1994. Korean Translation, 1987. Russian Translation, 1995.

Jeremiah. Believers Church Bible Commentary Series. Scottdale, PA.: Herald, 1986.

Old Testament Theology. Institute of Biblical Research Bibliographies #13. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997.

Articles in Multi-Author Publications

“Facing the Mission of the Church at Home.” Pp. 178-204 in The Church in Mission. Edited by A. J. Klassen. Fresno, Calif.: Board of Christian Literature, 1967.

“Realizing the Vision Through Biblical Theology.” Pp. 35-40 in The Seminary Story: Twenty Years of Education in Ministry. Edited by A. J. Klassen. Fresno, CA.: Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 1975.

“Wisdom Teachers and Priests in the Old Testament and Now.” Pp. 3-20 in Called To Teach. Perspectives on Mennonite Life and Thought, #3. Fresno: CA: Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, 1980.

“Immanuel Kant” in The Cloud of Witnesses: Profiles of Church Leaders. Edited by J. C. Wenger: Harrisonburg, VA: Eastern Mennonite Seminary, 1981. {74}

“God’s Goal Is Shalom” and “The Lord Is a Warrior.” Pp. 25-34 and 35-44 in The Power of the Lamb. Edited by J. E. Toews and Gordon Nickel. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred, 1986.

“Capital Punishment and the Christian.” Pp. 19-31 in On Capital Punishment [a pamphlet] by Elmer A. Martens and John Redekop = La Peine Capitale. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred, 1987.

“Narrative Parallelism and Message in Jeremiah 34-38.” Pp. 33-49 in Early Jewish and Christian Exegesis. Edited by Craig Evans & Wm. F. Stinespring. Atlanta, GA: Scholars, 1987.

“From Text to Sermon [Isa. 40].” Pp. 11-27 in The Bible and the Church. Edited by A. Dueck, H. J. Giesbrecht, and V. G. Shillington: Winnipeg, MB: Kindred, 1987.

“Jeremiah’s ‘Lord of Hosts’ and a Theology of Mission.” Pp. 83-97 in Reflection and Projection: Missiology at the Threshold of 2001. Edited by Hans Kasdorf and Klaus Mueller. Bad Liebenzell: Verlag der Liebenzeller Mission, 1988.

“Jeremiah.” “Lamentations.” Pp. 515-50; 551-58 in Evangelical Commentary on the Bible. Edited by Walter A. Elwell. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1989.

“Biblical Theology and Normativity.” Pp. 19-35 in So Wide a Sea: Essays on Biblical and Systematic Theology. Edited by B.C. Ollenburger. Text-Reader Series 4. Elkhart Indiana: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 1991.

“The Multi-colored Landscape of Old Testament Theology.” Pp. 43-57 in The Flowering of Old Testament Theology: A Reader in Twentieth Century Theology 1930-1990. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1992.

“Adam Named Her Eve.” Pp. 31-45 in Your Daughters Shall Prophecy—Women in Ministry in the Church. Edited by J. E. Toews, Valerie Rempel and Katie Funk Wiebe. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred, 1992.

“The Oscillating Fortunes of ‘History’ within Old Testament Theology.” Pp. 313-40 in Faith, Tradition and History: Old Testament Historiography in its Near Eastern Context. Edited by A. R. Millard, J. K. Hoffmeier, David Baker. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1994.

“Yahweh’s Ecotheology” in Problems in Biblical Theology. Essays in Honor of Rolf Knierim. Edited by H. T. C. Sun, K. L. Eades with James M. Robinson and Garth I. Moller. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

“The Flowering and Floundering of Old Testament Theology” in New {75} International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. Willem A. VanGemeren, General Editor. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.

Contributions to Dictionaries and Encyclopedias:

Word Studies on “son” (ben), “waste” (bhh), “disturb” (bhl), “hippopotamus” (behemoth), “thumb” (bhn), “despise” (buz), “seek” (baqar), “come” (bo’), “high place” (bamah) in R. Laird Harris, Gleason J. Archer, and Bruce Walkte (eds.). Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. 2 vols. Chicago: Moody, 1981.

Articles on “Accept,” “Ablutions,” “Alms,” “Anoint,” “Appeal,” “Clean,” “Freedom,” “Hospitality,” “Jubilee,” “Justice,” “Justice of God,” “Poor,” “Slave,” “Suffering” and “Unclean” in Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary: An Authoritative One-volume Reference Work on the Bible, with Full Color Illustrations. Herbert Lockyer, General Editor. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1986.

“Biblical Theology.” Pp. 83-84 in Mennonite Encyclopedia vol. 5. Scottdale: Herald, 1990.

“God, Names of,” “Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the,” “Jeremiah, Theology of,” “Lamentations, Theology of,” “Praise,” “Remnant,” in Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Edited by Walter A. Elwell. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.

Word Studies on “stand” (ysb); “immerse” (tbl), “clean” (kbs), “knob” (kaptor), “withhold” (mn`), “bar” (beriah), “pillar” (masuq), “partiality” (masso), “bridle” (meteg), “sway” (nwd), “banner” (nes), “stand” (nsb), “stand” (`md), “wash” (rhs), “wander” (t`h), “wash” (bz`), “potash” (bor), “bias” (hakkara), “stray” (hl`), “slackness” (remiyya), “turn” (pnh), “hesitate (`sl), “turn” (swb), “roam” (t`h), “refrain” (hsk), “muzzle” (hsm), “restrain oneself” (htm), “stand firm” (kwn), “retreat” (ndd), “distance oneself” (nws), “nitre” (neter), “be distinguished” (plh), “raise” (zqp), “roam” (rwd), “wash” (rhs), “rise up” (rmm), “mouthpiece” (resen), “roam” (swt), “stand up” (qwm), “gain self control” (‘pq), “restrain” (blm), “make impassable” (brh), “banner” (dgl), “rinse” (dwh). “flood” (stp), “mouth” (peh), “turn” (swr), “cease” (btl), “become long” (‘rk), “gums” (malqohayim), “palate” (hek) in New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. Willem A. VanGemeren, General Editor. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.

Articles on “Jeremiah,” “Baruch,” “Gedaliah,” and “Numbers, Theology of” {76}in New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. Willem A. VanGemeren, General Editor. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.

Bible Translations:

New American Standard Bible (Translation team), 1971.

New King James Version (Habakkuk), 1979.

International Children’s Bible (Jeremiah), 1986.

New Living Translation (Jeremiah), 1996.

Editorial Work:

Worship Hymnal (with hymnal committee). Hillsboro, KS/Winnipeg, MB: General Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1971.

Editor (Old Testament). Believers Church Bible Commentary Series (Herald), 1986.

Editor. Direction, 1989-1995.

Editor (with B. C. Ollenburger and G. F. Hasel). The Flowering of Old Testament Theology: A Reader in Twentieth Century Theology 1930-1990. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1992, xii-547.

Associate Editor. New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. Willem A. VanGemeren, General Editor. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.

Articles in Journals:

“Tribute to D. Edmond Hiebert.” Direction 4/1 (Jan., 1975): 265.

“The Promise of the Land to Israel.” Direction 5/2 (April, 1976): 8-13.

“The Problem of Old Testament Ethics.” Direction 6 (July, 1977): 23-25.

“Tackling Old Testament Theology.” Journal of Evangelical Theological Society 20 (June, 1977): 123-32.

“Interpreting the Parables: A Case Study.” Direction 10/2 (April, 198l): 26-28. {77}

“Preaching from the Old Testament. A Bibliographic Essay.” Direction 11/2 (April, 1982): 30-39.

“Psalm 73: A Corrective to a Modern Misunderstanding.” Direction 12/4 (Oct., 1983): 15-26.

“Jeremiah: Relevant for the Eighties.” Direction 15/1 (Spring, 1986): 3-13.

“The Pink Slip and the DMV[Case Study].” Direction 18/1 (Spring, 1989): 3-4.

“Spirituality and Environment in Hosea.” ACTS Theological Journal 4 (Aug., 1991): 317-39.

“Embracing the Law: A Biblical Theological Perspective.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 2 (1992): 1-28.

“Forward to the Garden.” Direction 21/2 (Fall, 1992): 27-36.

“Tribute to Gerhard Hasel.” Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 6/1 (Spring, 1995): 93-94.

“Accessing the Theological Readings of a Biblical Book.” Andrews University Seminary Studies 34/2 (1996): 233-49.

Book Reviews:

C. Lehman. Biblical Theology I (Herald) in Direction 2/3 (July, 1973): 88-89.

O. J. Lace (ed.). Understanding the Old Testament (Cambridge University Press) and E. B. Mellor (ed.). The Making of the Old Testament (Cambridge University Press) in Christian Scholar’s Review 3/3 (1974): 291-93.

N. Wingert. No Place to Stop Killing in Christian Leader (April 30, 1974): 24.

H. G. Stigers. A Commentary on Genesis (Zondervan) in Christian Leader (Jan. 4, 1977): 16.

F. M. Cross and S. Talmon (eds.). Qumran and the History of the Biblical Text. (Harvard University Press) in Christian Scholar’s Review 8/2,3 (1977): 258-60.

J. Limburg. The Prophets and the Powerless (John Knox) in TSF News and Reviews (January, 1979): 17. {78}

R. Nicole and J. R. Michaels (eds.). Inerrancy and Common Sense in Christian Leader (Aug., 1980): 12-13.

H. R. Cowles. Opening the Old Testament (Christian Publications) in Mennonite Brethren Herald (Oct. 9, 1981): 26.

R. M. Hals. Grace and Faith in the Old Testament (Augsburg) in Journal of Biblical Literature 101/1 (March, 1982): 144.

W. Brueggemann, The Land (Fortress) in Direction 11/4 (Oct., 1982): 38-40.

A. R. Millard, D. J. Wiseman (eds.). Essays on the Patriarchal Narratives (InterVarsity) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 25/2 (June, 1982): 240-41.

W. S. LaSor, D. A. Hubbard, F. W. Bush. Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form and Background of the Old Testament (Eerdmans) in TSF Bulletin 6/5 (May-June, 1983): 19-20.

Helga Weippert. Schoepfer des Himmels und der Erde: Ein Beitrag zur Theologie des Jeremiabuches (Katholisches Bibelwerk) in Journal of Biblical Literature 102/3 (March, 1983): 471-2.

D. McKim (ed.). The Authoritative Word (Eerdmans) in Mennonite Brethren Herald (Feb. 10, 1984): 34.

M. Greenberg. Ezekiel 1-20: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (Doubleday) in Christian Scholar’s Review 14 (1984): 63-64.

W. C. Kaiser, Jr. The Use of the Old Testament in the New in TSF Bulletin (Jan.-Feb., 1987): 34-35.

John Driver. Understanding the Atonement for the Mission of the Church (Herald) in Festival Quarterly (Winter, 1987): 38.

Dale Goldsmith. New Testament Ethics (Brethren) in Mission Focus 18/2 (June 1990): 28.

F. F. Bruce. The Canon of Scripture (InterVarsity) in Christian Scholar’s Review 20/2 (Dec., 1990): 191-93.

Richard Coggins. Introducing the Old Testament (Oxford University Press) in Interpretation 46/1 (Jan., 1992): 86.

Edward Taylor. Upon the Types of the Old Testament (University of Nebraska Press) in Christian Scholar’s Review 22/1 (Sept., 1992): 103-4. {79}

W. Brueggemann, Old Testament Theology: Essays on Structure, Theme, Text (Fortress) in Interpretation 48/2 (April, 1994): 191.

R. L. Hubbard, R. K. Johnston, and R. P. Meye (eds.). Studies in Old Testament Theology (Word) in Themelios 20/3 (May, 1995): 22.

Case Studies (available from the Case Study Institute):

“The Mennonites and Capital Punishment,” 1977.

“The Circle Church and the Threatened Teachers Strike,” 1977.

“Getting It Biblically Straight about the Middle East,” 1977.

“The Prophet’s Letter [Jer. 27-29],” 1977.

“Zerubbabel: To Build or Not to Build the Temple,” 1977.

“The Aberdeen Heresy: Professor Smith and the Pentateuchal Problem,” 1978.

“Parable Interpretation: Western or Eastern Style,” 1980.

Columns

Window on the Bible

“ New Year’s in April.” Christian Leader (Feb. 4, 1975): 15.

“Those Deceptive Patriarchs.” Christian Leader (Feb. 18, 1975): 17.

“The Bible and Flying Saucers.” Christian Leader (March 4, 1975): 17.

“The Canaanites and Playboy Philosophy.” Christian Leader (March 18, 1975) 17.

“Loyalty and Ancient Political Treaties.” Christian Leader (April 1, 1975): 17.

“Ark Fever.” Christian Leader (April 15, 1975): 17.

“A Remarkable Archaeological Find.” Christian Leader (April 12, 1977): 17.

“Handmaid, A Meal and a Deal.” Christian Leader (April 26, 1977): 17.

“Canaanite Songs, Gods and Goddesses.” Christian Leader (May 10, 1977): 11.

“Hezekiah’s Tunnel.” Christian Leader (May 24, 1977): 17.

“The Oldest Hebrew Letters.” Christian Leader (June 7, 1977): 17.

“A Divorce Settlement at Elephantine.” Christian Leader (July 5, 1977): 23. {80}

“Some Messianic Surprises.” Christian Leader (Dec. 5, 1978): 18.

“The Messiah in the Old Testament.” Christian Leader (Dec. 19, 1978): 17.

“Covenant? Yes! Contract? No!” Christian Leader (July 31, 1979): 15.

“Spotlight on Nations.” Christian Leader (April 22, 1980): 20.

“The Traveler’s Psalm.” Christian Leader (Aug. 14, 1980): 17.

“From Dan to Beersheba.” Christian Leader (Sept. 8, 1981): 17.

“Answering a Costa Rican [Exod. 4:24-25]” Christian Leader (June 29, 1982): 15.


Guest Columnist Fresno Bee Section B, p. 7.

“Justice in Which Victims Count.” (May 3, 1992).

“It’s OK to Talk about God.” (June 7, 1992).

“Yearning for Grandchildren.” (July 12, 1992).

“Hospitality to Foreign Students.” (Aug. 16, 1992).

“Wanted: A Church in Grubbies.” (Sept. 20, 1992).

“When We Are Shading the Truth.” (Oct. 25, 1992).

Articles in Church Periodicals

1960s

“Centennial Inventory.” Christian Leader (Feb. 23, 1960): 3, 18.

“Awake! Read! Live!” First award in National Association of Evangelicals sremon writing contest, ‘The Bible in National Life.’ United Evangelical Action (July 1962): 8-10. Also in Seminary Journal l (May, 1962): 5-12.

“How Can Christian Community Be Established in the City.” (Symposium) Mennonite Life (Jan., 1964): 18-20; 24-25.

“Be a Sharp Investor.” Christian Leader (Jan. 19, 1965): 4-5.

“What Is Involved in Community Outreach?” Christian Leader (Aug. 16, 1966): 4-5.

“Church Outreach: What Is involved?” (Pamphlet) Fresno, CA.: Office of Evangelism and Christian Education, 6 pp.

“Inspiring Funerals.” Christian Leader (Aug. 29, 1966): 19.

“A Missing Dimension.” Christian Leader (Nov. 7, 1967): 3-4.

“Situation Ethics.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Jan. 26, 1968): 4-5. Also in Christian Leader (Jan. 30, 1968): 4-5.

“Israel—The Miracle Country.” Christian Leader (Nov. 5, 1968): 4-5. Also in Mennonite Brethren Herald (Nov. 15, 1968): 4-5.

“Israel Diary.” Christian Leader (Dec. 17, 1968): 18-19.

“Archaeology in Israel.” Christian Leader (Oct. 22, 1968): 4-5,11. Also in {81} Mennonite Brethren Herald (Nov 15, 1968): 6-7.

“About Those Christian Clubs on Campus.” With 1/3 (Sept., 1968): 5-8.

“Habakkuk’s Hang-ups.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (April 4, 1969): 9, +18.

“The Kitteans Are Coming!” Mennonite Brethren Herald (April 18, 1969): 8, +25.

“The Dragnet.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (May 2, 1969): 7, +22.

“God’s Billboard.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (May 16, 1969): 7, +21.

“Tell It Like It Really Is.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (May 30, 1969), 10-11.

“A Happening.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (June 13, 1969): 9, +17.

“What If There Is No Money in the Bank?” Mennonite Brethren Herald (June 27, 1969): 8-9.


1970s

“Mennonite Brethren: Does the Shoe Fit?” (with Phyllis Martens). Christian Living. 17/9 (Sept., 1970): 2-9.

“Worship Aids in the New Hymnal” (with Eugene Gerbrandt). Mennonite Brethren Herald (Oct. 22, 1971): 5.

“Retirement Can Be Exciting [Bill & Viola Will]” (with Phyllis Martens). Christian Leader (April 20, 1971): 15.

“Joseph Tells the Christmas Story.” Christian Leader (Dec. 14, 1971): 2-3.

“Impressions about Christian Work in Brazil.” Christian Leader (Sept. 5, 1972): 9.

“Attendance Exceeds Expectation at Curitiba.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Aug. 10, 1972): 2-3.

“Which Bible Translation for Church Use? — A Suggestion.” Christian Leader (April 18, 1972): 2-5.

“Opportunities in Times of Moral Decline.” Christian Leader (Dec. 11, 1973): 2-4.

“A Look at Key 73 from the Old Testament.” Christian Leader (April 3, 1973): 2-5.

“What about Biblical Genealogies?” Christian Leader (Dec. 25, 1973): 18.

“Issues at Early Mennonite Brethren Conferences.” Christian Leader (Aug. 20, 1974): 6-8.

“The Use of the Old Testament in the Church.” Christian Leader (Oct. 15, 1974): 2-7,14.

”Isaiah” Mennonite Brethren Adult Quarterly 41/1 (Sept.-Nov., 1974): 4-47.

“The Earth Is the Lord’s. . . . What the Bible Says about the Soil.” Christian {82} Leader (July 20, 1976). Also in Gospel Herald (July 27): 576-78, Mennonite Brethren Herald (Aug. 6): 4-6, and in The Mennonite (Aug. 17): 489-90.

“Making the Old Testament Come Alive” (with John Fast). Youth Worker 25/1 (Jan.-June, 1977): 11-14. Also in Youth Leader (June, 1978).

“The Old Testament: Its Stories. A Picture of God at Work.” Christian Leader (Aug. 16, 1977), 2.

“Ezekiel.” Mennonite Brethren Adult Quarterly (43/4 (June-August, 1977): 1-40.

“What Is Ministry All About?” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Oct. 13, 1978): 4-5. Also in Christian Leader (Oct. 10, 1978): 4-6.

“Psalm 23.” Christian Leader (May 9, 1978): 2-3.

“The Marks of Christian Ministry.” Christian Leader (Oct 10, 1978): 4-6.

“Unser Gott is unvergleichbar.” Gemeinde Unterwegs 8 (Aug., 1979).

“Taking God’s Name in Vain.” The Mennonite (June 26, 1979): 436-37.

“Keep the Sabbath Day Holy.” The Mennonite (July 10, 1979): 452.


1980s

“The Challenge to Church Structure: Finding New Wineskins.” Christian Leader (Feb. 26, 1980): 8-9; Mennonite Brethren Herald (March 14, 1980): 2-3.

“A Summons to Servant Leadership.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Feb. 1, 1980): 32. Also in Christian Leader (Oct. 21, 1980): 8-9.

“Family Worship: A Way of Meeting God and One Another” (with Phyllis Martens). Mennonite Brethren Herald (Feb 29, 1980): 5-7.

“The Energizing Spirit.” Christian Leader (June 2, 1981): 2-3.

“A Little Chat with God.” Christian Leader (May 5, 1981): 4.

“Old Testament Biblewalk: Genesis to Malachi.” Mennonite Brethren Adult Quarterly 47/4 (June-August, 1981):1-41.

“Help Your Preacher Preach.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (March 12, 1982): 4-5.

“The Future of the Mennonite Brethren Conference in Solidifying Its Calling.” A Paper distributed by the Conference Minister, Winnipeg, Manitoba (August, 1983).

“Take Heed How You Lead.” Seminary Lecture Series 6/3 (June, 1984): 1-12.

“Are There Pastors Coming?” Mennonite Brethren Herald (May 18, 1984): 32; also Christian Leader (May 15, 1984): 11.

“Jeremiah’s Burning Word.” Christian Leader (Dec. 25, 1984): 2-3.

“Christian Leadership: A Call to Serve.” Christian Leader (Jan. 22, 1985): 18. {83}

“Fighting the Call to Ministry.” Christian Leader (April 30, 1985): 4-5. Also in Mennonite Brethren Herald (July 5, 1985): 2-3. Also “No Wiggle Room for Jeremiah.” Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Pamphlet.

“Letter to a Baffled Teen.” Christian Leader (Aug. 20, 1985): 4-5.

“Response to ‘No Lifeguard at the Deep End.’ ” Perspectives (Fall, 1985): 8-9.

“In Grateful Remembrance [B. J. Braun]” Christian Leader (Oct. 1, 1985): 5.

“If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, Why Am I in the Pits?” Seminary Lecture Series, pp. 1-11.

“Perspectives on Creation.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Aug. 15, 1986): 2-5.

“Sorting Out a Position on Capital Punishment.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (April, 1987): 2-3.

“Huge Task of Reaching India.” Christian Leader (Aug. 14, 1987): 3-4. Also in Mennonite Brethren Herald (Oct 16, 1987):16-17 and in Pulse (Aug. 14, 1987): 3-5.

“Shocking Prices, but Solid Churches.” Christian Leader (Oct. 27, 1987): 19.

“An Easter Experience.” Christian Leader (Oct. 27, 1987): 18-19. Also Mennonite Brethren Herald (Oct. 16, 1987): 16-17.

“I’d Rather Be in Japan in May.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Sept. 18, 1987): 14-15.

“Finding Ways to Reach Urban Poor.” Christian Leader (Feb 2, 1988): 16-17.

“The Lord Loves India.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (March 4, 1988): 15-16.

“Building an Old Testament Library: The Minor Prophets.” Catalyst 14/4 (April, 1988): 2-3.

“Conscious of God’s Grace.” Christian Leader (July 19, 1988): 15.

“The ‘Underside’ of Mission Work in Zaire.” Christian Leader (Aug. 30, 1988): 16-17.

“Christian Mission and Government Policies.” Christian Leader (Sept. 2, 1988): 11.

“Praise and Petition for Policies.” Christian Leader (Nov. 22, 1988): 15.

“Africa and the Old Testament: The Mouth Is Medicine.” Mennonite {84} Brethren Herald (Jan. 20, 1989): 10-11;

“Africa and the Old Testament: Wanted: Eight Children.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Feb. 3, 1989): 12-13;

“Africa and the Old Testament: Can the Ethiopian Change His Skin?” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Feb. 17, 1989): 16-17.

“Tribute to G. W. Peters.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Feb. 17, 1989): 26.

“Africa and the Old Testament: Woe to the Women Who Hunt Souls!” Mennonite Brethren Herald (March 3, 1989): 10-11.

“Using the Bible to Make Ethical Decisions: Principles or Patterns.” Christian Leader (March 28, 1989): 7-9.

“Making Ethical Decisions, Part I, II.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Oct. 27, 1989): 10-ll; (Nov. 10, 1989): 10-11.

“The Squirrel Walks in the Dew.” The Mennonite 104/24 (Dec. 26, 1989): 599.


1990s

“Echoes of Aaron’s Benediction in Pss. 67 and 121.” El-Shaddai (Jan.-Feb., 1990): 3-7.

“Women in Ministry: The Dialogue Continues (with Frances Hiebert).” Christian Leader (April 24, 1989): 3-9.

“Why Preach?” Suvarthamani (March/April, 1991): 28-30.

“Dealing with Life’s Irritations.” Suvarthamani (May, 1991): 30-32.

“Comments about Preaching.” Suvarthamani (June, 1991): 21-23.

“Come Bless the Lord.” Suvarthamani (June, 1991): 23-25.

“India Responds to War.” Christian Leader (April 23, 1991): 13.

“Of Colleges, VCRs and Professionals.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (July 19, 1991): 22-23.

“Sampling Church Life in Korea I, II.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (June 28, 1991), 21; (July 19, 1991): 21.

“Korea: Mega-churches; Few Mennonites.” Christian Leader (July 16, 1991): 12.

“Fortschritt in Indien.” Mennonitische Rudschau 67/8 (Sept. 11, 1991): 18.

“Comments on the Sermon (Jer. 15).” Suvarthamani (Aug., 1991): 23-29.

“Why Must the Mighty Fall? Christian Leader (with Fran Hiebert). (Oct. 8, 1991): 3-5. Also “How Are the Mighty Fallen — Again!” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Nov. 8): 6-7.

“Making Our Moves: A View from Inside Board of Missions.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Nov. 22, 1991): 21. Also Christian Leader (Oct. 22, 1991): 12-13.

“What Does God Want Us to Do?” {85} Christian Leader (Oct. 11, 1991): 12-13.

“Kids Accept Responsibility for Broken Window and Learn Good Citizenship.” VORP News (Nov., 1992).

“Jesus/Messiah.” Christian Leader (Feb. 25, 1992): 25.

“Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.” Mennonite Brethren Bible Study Guide 58/4 (June-Aug., 1992): 1-53.

“Psalms 42-43; Psalm 44; Psalm 45; Psalms 46-48” in Mennonite Brethren Bible Study Guide 59/3 (March-April, 1993): 38-53.

“History Is Repeating Itself.” Mennonite Brethren Herald (Aug. 26, 1994): 23-24.

“Loss of a Giant [D. Edmond Hiebert].” Christian Leader (April, 1995): 14-15.

“The Foundation Beneath Our Name.” In-Touch [Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary] (Winter 1995): 1,4.

“Coming to Faith in Russia.” Witness (Jan.-Feb., 1995): 1-2, 4.

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