University College Academic Dean
Associate Professor, Old Testament
1993 - Present: Providence University College, Faculty
Professional Associations And Roles
1987 - Present: Fort Garry EM Church, Minister
Chapters and Journal Articles
“Ordinary History: The Life and Work of Gösta W. Ahlström, 1918-1992.” Did, 1994, 5(2):3-12.
“Inner-biblical Exegesis: Hebrew Bible” in The Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation. John Hayes ed. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998.
“Echoes of Time and Space: The Ark and the Exodus in 1 Samuel 4–6.” Did 2001, 12 (2): 59–80
“An Unwilling Pacifist.” The Messenger. November, 2001
“Our Anabaptist Heritage” in The Christian Life, a joint publication of the EMC and EMMC, 2004.
“The Bible.” Part 1 of a series on the EMC Statement of Faith and Church Practises The Messenger. 46/19 November 2008
Papers and Presentations
“Bahktin’s Chronotope and The Ark Narrative”, Presented to the Sheffield Centre for Biblical, Literary, and Cultural Studies, University of Sheffield, April 1999
“‘Spatiotemporality and the Ark Narrative”, Presented to the Sheffield Centre for Biblical, Literary, and Cultural Studies, University of Sheffield, March 2000
‘Planting the Seed: A Biblical Model For Growing Leaders in the Congregation.’ Presented at the SBC Leadership Conference, March 2003 (This was a national conference with Church leaders, from multiple denominations, attending from across Canada)
‘Philippians 2 as a Model for Incarnational Church Planting’, a Paper presented at the EMC Conference Ministerial Meeting, July 2003 (This was a national conference with Church leaders attending from across Canada)
‘Our Anabaptist Identity: A Proposal for and National Education Strategy for the EMC’, A Proposal presented at the annual Convention of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference, July 2003.
‘The Old Testament and Sociology: A Pedagogical Proposal’, A Paper presented with Val Hiebert at “Scripture and the Disciplines”, Wheaton College, Wheaton Illinois, May 2004.
“Social Science, Faith and Hermeneutics”, A workshop presented with Dennis Hiebert and Val Hiebert, at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, May 2006
“Hermeneutical Implications of The Integration of Sociology and Biblical Studies” A paper presented with Val Hiebert at the Providence Theological Seminary Faculty Colloquium, April 2006.
“Beyond The Grammatical Historical Method: Biblical Studies Pedagogies for the 21st Century”, Presented at the ABHE Annual Meeting, Orlando, February 2007.
“Who can stand before YHWH?: The Ark and Mt Sinai in Chronotopic Perspective”,.
“Pastoring on Sacred Ground: The Bible in the Life of the Church,” Four papers presented to the National Ministerial of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference, Winnipeg, December 2007.
“A Counter point to Sam Harris’ Letter to a Christian Nation” A paper presented at After Atheism: A Faculty Forum Providence College, February 2008.
“The Gothic to the Garden: The Domestication of the Bible in Popular Children’s Culture”, Presented at The Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association Annual Joint Meeting, San Francisco, March 2008.
“Putting YHWH in his place: Bakhtin, the Chronotope and Spatial Trialectics “ Presented at The Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, November 2008
“From The Gothic to The Garden: The Visual Transformation of the Bible in Popular Children’s Culture” Presented at The Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, November 2008
"Evil By Design: Foreign Women, The Femme Fatale and Illustrated Children's Bibles" Presented at the Interantional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Rome, July 2009
"Fleurs de Mal, Femme Fatales and Children's Illustrated Bibles" Presented at The Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, April 2010
Fleurs de Mal, Femme Fatales and Children's Illustrated Bibles - Presented at St. Benedict's Table Idea Exchange, Aqua Books, Winnipeg, April 10, 2010
G.W. Ahlström. The History of Ancient Palestine from the Palaeolithic Period to Alexander’s Conquest. With a contribution by Gary O. Rollefson, ed. Diana Edelman. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993. With maps, illustrations and indices, 989 pp. in Didaskalia 5, 1994
Arthur F. Holmes. Building the Christian Academy. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. v 122 pp. Did 15.1
Marshall D. Johnson. Making Sense of the Bible: Literary Type as an Approach to Understanding.. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002. xi 161 pp. Did. 15.1
Alan J. Hauser and Duane F. Watson, eds.A History of Biblical Interpretation - Volume 1: The Ancient Period, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003, xxi +536 pp. in Didaskalia 16.1
2002 - Present: Didaskalia, Book Review Editor
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