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           Regular column with AME Zion Missionary Seer, 1993-present

    • (some 15 years; A.M.E. Zion is an African-American Methodist denomination)


           Catalyst (subtitled Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians)

·        “The Uniqueness of Christ and Christian Missions.”  Catalyst 26 (1, Nov. 1999): 1-3; also the Presbyterian edition of Catalyst 26 (1, Nov. 1999): 1-3.


           Christian History

·        “Paul: Subversive Conservative.”  Christian History 14 (3, 1995): 35-37 (regarding some of Paul's missionary strategies). 

·        “Mistrial of the Millennium.”  Christian History  17 (3, 1998): 38-40 (regarding Jesus' trial).

·        “Why the ‘lost gospels’ were lost.” Christian History & Biography 82 (Spring 2004): 15.


           Christianity Today

·        “Free to Remarry.”  Christianity Today 36 (15, Dec. 14, 1992): 34. 

·        “Kisses and Veils.”  Christianity Today (Oct. 23, 1995): 26-27.

·        “Veils, Kisses and Biblical Commands.”  Christianity Today Oct. 26, 1998: 92.

·        “Mutual Mayhem: A plea for peace and truth in the madness of Nigeria.”  Christianity Today (Nov. 2004): 60-64.


             Christian Trends regular column (produced in India)

           Christian Single

·        “Give Me Some Background,” Christian Single May 1999: 38-40.


           Decision Magazine (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)

·        “A Call to Unity. Living in Grace: The Letter to the Ephesians.”  Decision Magazine (May 2001): 32-36.


           Discipleship Journal

·        “The Spirit at Work.”  Discipleship Journal (January 1996): 43-47.

·        “Does the Bible Really Say That?”  Discipleship Journal (Sept. 2006): 32-36.


           Enrichment (Assemblies of God ministers’ magazine)

·        “Was Paul For or Against Women in Ministry?”  Enrichment 6 (2, Spring 2001): 82-86.

·        “God Cares about People: A Pentecostal Perspective from Luke/Acts.”  Enrichment 9 (2, Spring 2004): 24-30.

·        “Embracing God’s Passion for Diversity: A Theology of Racial and Ethnic Plurality.”  Enrichment 12 (3, Summer 2007): 20-28.

·        The Gospel According to John 3:16.” Enrichment 17 (3, Summer 2012): 28-32.


           ESA Advocate (Evangelicals for Social Action)

·        “Nonviolence in the Face of Oppression: A Perspective on the Letter of James.”  ESA Advocate (April 1991): 14-15.

·        Four brief articles on biblical passages addressing justice, for ESA’s website


           Journal of Christian Nursing

·        “The Bible & Rape.”  Journal of Christian Nursing (Spring 1996): 29-31.


           Leadership Magazine

·        “Biblical Diversity is worth sacrificing for.”  Leadership (Spring 2005): 39-40; responses to Larry Osborne and Mark Driscoll, pp. 42-43.


           Ministries Today

·        “Divorce and Remarriage: An Interview with Craig Keener, Author of …And Marries Another.”  Ministries Today (May 1992): 86-89.

·        “Does the Bible Really Say That? How to teach (or re-teach) five passages everyone thinks they understand and almost no one does.”  Ministries (July 2005): 38-43.  (The focus of the article is on using context.)

·        “Crossing Cultures: What the Bible really says about interracial marriage.”  Ministries Today (January 2006): 40.


           Ministry Today (continuing Ministries Today)

·        “Decoding Da Vinci.”  Ministry Today (May 2006): 60-64.  (A critique of The Da Vinci Code.)


           Moody Monthly

·        “Blaming the Victim?” Moody Monthly (Nov. 2002): 40, 42.  (On some churches' insensitiviy to some persons wounded by divorce.)


           Priscilla Papers (Christians for Biblical Equality) (several articles)


           Prism (Evangelicals for Social Action; replaces ESA Advocate)

·        “White Like Me: One Man's Journey to the Black Church.”  Prism 5 (3, March 1998): 12-14.

·        “Divorce as a Justice Issue.”  Prism 5 (7, Nov. 1998): 6-8, 20.  Reprinted in Priscilla Papers 13 (4, Fall 1999): 13-16.

·        “Redefining the Debate.”  Prism 7 (4, July 2000): 13-14, part of Prism Forum, “Your Daughters Will Prophesy: Which Way Evangelical Egalitarianism?” (pp. 13-18)

·        “We Cannot Say We Did Not Know.”  Prism 11 (2, March 2004): 14-15.


           Prism E-pistle (online news, commentary, etc.)

·        “News from Nigeria: Christians Under Fire.”  Prism e-Pistle 4 (18, Sept. 4, 2002): 7-9.

·        “We Cannot Say We Did Not Know.”  Prism e-Pistle (Nov. 3, 2004): 8-11.  (The same article as the March 2004 issue of Prism.)


           The Reconciler (published by the ethnic reconciliation ministry of Chris Rice and Spencer Perkins before Spencer’s death)

·        “A White Convert to the "Black Church.”  The Reconciler (Spring 1995): 1, 8.  Reprinted in The Mennonite 111 (1, January 9, 1996): 6-7.


Essays or other articles in nonperiodical volumes (listing only some): 

           “The Almost-Unpardonable Sin: Is Divorce Treated as a Justice Issue in Your Ministry?”  327-37 in Building Unity in the Church of the New Millennium.  Edited by Dwight Perry.  Forewords by John Perkins and Michael Emerson.  Chicago: Moody Press, 2002.


           “Interracial Marriage and the Bible.”  2-27 in Just Don’t Marry One: interracial dating, marriage, and parenting.  Foreword by Curtiss Paul DeYoung.  Edited by George A. Yancey and Sherelyn Whittum Yancey.  Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2002.


           “Learning in the Assemblies: 1 Corinthians 14:34-35.”  161-171 in Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy.  Edited by Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, Ronald W. Pierce, and Gordon D. Fee.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004; same pages in 2nd ed., 2005.  Discovering Biblical Equality (IVP)               http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=2834


           "Luke-Acts and the Historical Jesus."  Forthcoming in the collection of essays from the Second Princeton-Prague Symposium on the Historical Jesus (Eerdmans).


          “The Nation of Islam.”  With Glenn Usry.  Pp. 169-73 in A Guide to New Religious Movements.  Edited by Ronald Enroth.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2005.


           “Some Reflections on Justice, Rape, and an Insensitive Society.”  Pp. 117-30 in Women, Abuse and the Bible: How Scripture Can Be Used to Hurt or Heal.  Edited by Catherine Clark Kroeger and James R. Beck.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.


           “Remarriage for Circumstances beyond Adultery or Desertion.”  The third of three essays in Remarriage after Divorce in Today’s Church.  Counterpoints.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.  (In the second printing, the essay is titled, “Remarriage for Adultery, Desertion, or Abuse.”)  It includes my responses to the other two essays.

Remarriage after Divorce in Today’s Church           http://www.zondervan.com/Cultures/en-US/Product/ProductDetail.htm?ProdID=com.zondervan.9780310255536&QueryStringSite=Zondervan


           “Women in Ministry.”  27-73 in Two Views on Women in Ministry.  Edited by James R. Beck and Craig L. Blomberg.  Counterpoints.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.[i] 


           “Women in Ministry: Another Egalitarian Perspective.”  203-248 in Two Views on Women in Ministry.  Counterpoints.  Rev. ed., edited by James R. Beck.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.[ii]  With responses to Linda Belleville (pp. 110-114); Craig Blomberg (pp. 185-189); and Thomas R. Schreiner (pp. 337-342).

Two Views on Women in Ministry              http://www.zondervan.com/Cultures/en-US/Product/ProductDetail.htm?ProdID=com.zondervan.9780310254379&QueryStringSite=Zondervan


           More than fifty background study notes for The Life and Times Historical Reference Bible (Thomas Nelson, NKJV, 1997).

[i]The book includes two irenic egalitarian essays (by Linda L. Belleville and myself) and two irenic complementarian essays (by Thomas R. Schreiner and Ann L. Bowman). 

[ii]The book includes two irenic egalitarian essays (by Linda L. Belleville and myself) and two irenic complementarian essays (by Thomas R. Schreiner and Craig Blomberg).