CURRICULUM VITAE

 

THOMAS E. PHILLIPS

3431 Larga Circle

San Diego, CA 92110

H: (619) 523-0751
O: (619) 849-2290

H: enctom@yahoo.com
O: thomasphillips@pointloma.edu

 

EDUCATION

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

          Doctor of Philosophy (1998)

         

            NAZARENE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

          Master of Divinity (1991)

 

            OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

          Master of Arts (1988)

          Bachelor in Arts (1987)


AREAS OF  SPECIALIZATION

          New Testament (particularly Luke-Acts)

          Modern Literary Analyses of the Bible

          Social and Economic Issues in Early Christianity

 

AREAS OF  COMPETENCE

Old Testament

          Faith & Film Studies

          Science & Religion

 

RESEARCH LANGUAGES

          German, Spanish (Modern)

          Greek, Hebrew (Ancient)

  

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

          Society of Biblical Literature (1991-  )

          Catholic Biblical Association (1991-  )

          Wesleyan Theological Society (1985-  )

            Wesleyans in Theological Dialogue (1995-  )

          American Assoc. of University Professors (2000- )

Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology (2002-  )

                                                               

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

          POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

          * Professor of New Testament & Early Christian Studies (2007-11 )
             * Associate Professor of New Testament & Early Christian Studies (2006-07)
             * Visiting Associate Professor of Religion (2005-06)
 

FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

* Adjunct Professor of New Testament (2008-  )

 

SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
            * Adjunct Professor of New Testament (2009)

 

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

* Associate Professor of New Testament (2003-05)

* Assistant Professor of New Testament (2001-03)

 

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE

* Assistant Professor of New Testament (1998-2001)

  

 PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

          Institute for Research on Unlimited Love (2004)

          * Highly Competitive, Peer-Reviewed Course Competition

            * Course: “Love in Earliest & Contemporary Christianity”
            * Prize: $6,000

 

Nominated: Outstanding Faculty of the Year (2001-02 & 2004-05)

* Colorado Christian University

* Student Nominated Award

 

“Apple Award” (2003-04 & 2004-2005)
*
Colorado Christian University

* Student Government Award for Teaching Excellence

 

Clifton Fowler Library Academic Award (2004)

* Colorado Christian University

* Professional Achievement for Academic Excellence

 

          ENC Professional Achievement Award (1999-2000 & 2000-01)

            * Cash Award in recognition of scholarly work

          * Awarded to 2-4 professors per year

 

GRANTS

Research and Special Project (RASP) Grant (2007)

* Point Loma Nazarene University

* $1,500 Grant toward a publication project

 

Wesleyan Center Summer Grant (2007)

* Point Loma Nazarene University

* $3,000 Grant for summer research

 

Research and Special Project (RASP) Grant (2008)

* Point Loma Nazarene University

* $1,000 Grant toward a publication project

 

Wesleyan Center Summer Grant (2008)

* Point Loma Nazarene University

* $3,000 Grant for summer research

 

               

COURSES TAUGHT
        
         

POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

                * BIB 697 Introduction to New Testament & Early Christianity
            * BIB 695 Legacies of Paul

* BIB 495 Cities of Paul’s World (Travel Seminar in Greece)

* BIB 404 Catholic Letters
* BIB 403 Johannine Literature

* BIB 302 Christianity in the Pauline Communities

* BIB 301 Jesus & the Synoptic Gospels

* BIB 101 Old Testament History & Religion
            * BIB 102 New Testament History & Religion
            * CHU 395 Christian Tradition

* THE 490 Faith and Film


          FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

* NS 500 The Gospels

 

SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

                * BIB 5003 Legacies of Paul
 

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

          * GRE 201 Introduction to Greek

                * GRE 202 Intermediate Greek

            * GRE 301 Greek Syntax

            * GRE 302 Greek Exegesis

* BIB 114 Early Christian Literature

* BIB 113 History & Literature of Ancient Israel

* BIB 306 Synoptic Gospels

* BIB 310 Acts & Pauline Literature
            * BIB 410 Johannine Literature
            * BIB 421 Holy Land Studies

                * BIB 490 Senior Thesis Research
            * BIB 491 Senior Thesis Writing
            * BIB 493 Travel Seminar: Jordan, Israel & Palestine

* THE 403 Contemporary Theology: Social Justice
            * THE 493 Theological Themes in Contemporary Films
            * BIB 493 Love in Earliest & Contemporary Christianity
            * BIB 512 Contemporary Readings of Scripture

 

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE

          * BL 110 Biblical History & Literature

* BL 343 New Testament I (John & Paul)

* BL 344 New Testament II (Synoptics, Acts & Hebrews)

* BL 341 Old Testament I (Hebrew Narratives)

* BL 342 Old Testament II (Hebrew Prophets & Wisdom)

          * GK 101 Introduction to Greek

          * GK 102 Intermediate Greek

* GK 201 Greek Exegesis

* GK 212 Reading Koine Greek

* PH 295 Philosophical Quest

                * TH 420 Issues in Science & Religion

* TH 441 Church History II (Reformation to Present)

* IN 210  International Travel: Israel, Jordan, & Egypt

 

RECENT LECTURES, ADDRESSES & RETREATS

          “Gould Holiness Lectures”
            * Eastern Nazarene College

* Quincy, MA (March 2007)

 

               “Holiness and Leviticus"
        
 * Revisioning Holiness Conference
            * Northwest Nazarene University (Feb. 2007)

          "The Apocalypse & The Environment”

          * Joint meeting of the Sierra Club & American Scientific Affiliation

            * Golden, CO (Feb. 2005)
 

          “Women & Ministry in Early Christianity”

          * CCU Chapel (Oct. 2004)

 

          “Encountering God in the Wilderness”
          
* Interdenominational Men’s Retreat
           * Flaming Gorge, UT (July 2003)
 

          “How to Avoid Ministry Burn-out”

* Tri-Lakes Chapel

* Monument, Co (Jan. 2003)
 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

            Society of Biblical Literature

            * Co-Chair (with F. Scott Spencer) Consultation on Acts

* SBL Consultation on Acts (National Meeting, 2003-011)

* Additional Steering Committee Members:

Loveday Alexander (Sheffield University)

Pamela Hedrick (Wheeling Jesuit University)

Mikeal Parsons (Baylor University) 

F. Scott Spencer (Baptist Theological Seminary; co-chair)

                        Steve Walton (London School of Theology)
 

Society of Biblical Literature

          * Program Committee (Rocky Mountain Region, 2002-05)

 

          Society of Biblical Literature

          * Copy editor (2004-06)

 

            Religious Studies Review
            * Editor: Book Notes on Luke's Gospel (2007-  )

 

          Religious and Theological Abstracts

          * Abstracter since 1988, currently abstracting:

Expository Times

Horizons in Biblical Theology

                        Irish Biblical Studies

                        Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association

                        Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft

 

          Research News & Opportunities in Science and Religion
           
* Copy editor (2002-03)

 

Edwin Mellen Press
* Consultant for New Testament Publications (2005-  )

 

          American Association of University Professors

            * Executive Committee (CO Convention, 2003-05)

            * Academic Policy Committee (CO Convention, 2003-05)
            * State Web Designer & Coordinator (www.aaup-co.org)

 

                Wesleyans in Theological Dialogue

          * Scholarly Internet Discussion Group  

          * Moderator since 1995

 

MINISTERIAL CREDENTIALS

          MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL (Church of the Nazarene)

 

CHURCH SERVICE
         
SAN DIEGO FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
         
* Sunday School Co-teacher "Crosswalk" (2006-  )
 

          DENVER FIRST CHURCH (NAZARENE)

          * Sunday School Teacher “Common Ground” (2003-05)

                * Large Bible study class for young married couples

 

          WOLLASTON CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

          * Children’s Sunday School Teacher (1999-2001)

 

          DALLAS CENTRAL CHURCH

          * Sunday School Teacher (1994-98)

* Sunday School Superintendent (1995-98)

* Caravan Director (1996-98)

* Church Board Member (1995-98)

* Nursery Director & Attendant (1992-95)

 

CIVIC MEMBERSHIPS

          Amnesty International
          Audubon Society

          Human Rights Watch
          National Wildlife Federation

          Nature Conservancy
          Sierra Club

Southern Poverty Law Center

          World Wildlife Federation

  

 

                                                                PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS

Acts and Ethics, editor. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2005.

 

Acts in Diverse Frames of Reference. Macon: Mercer University Press, forthcoming
           (at press, fall 2009 catalogue).

 

Contemporary Studies in Acts, editor. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2009.
 

Literary Studies in Luke-Acts: Festschrift for Joseph B. Tyson, co-editor (with Richard P.

Thompson). Macon: Mercer University Press, 1998.

 

Paul, Letters and Acts, Library of Pauline Studies. Peabody: Hendrickson, forthcoming

(at press, fall 2009 catalogue).

 

Reading Issues of Wealth and Poverty in Luke-Acts, Studies in Bible and Early
Christianity, vol. 48. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.

 

SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

 

“Creation, Sin and Its Curse, and the People of God: An Intertextual Reading of Genesis

1-12 and Acts 1-7.” Horizons in Biblical Theology 25.2 (2003): 146-60.

 

“Finding the Wesleyan Needle in the Cinematic Haystack: Seeking Sanctification in
          Contemporary Films.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 41.2 (Fall 2006): 242-51.

 

“The Genre of Acts: Moving Toward a Consensus?” Currents in Biblical Research 4.3

(2006): 365-96.

 

“The Mission of the Church in Acts: Inclusive or Exclusive?” Wesleyan Theological

Journal 38.1 (Spring 2003): 125-37.

 

“Narrative Characterizations of Peter and Paul in Early Christianity.” ARC: Journal of

the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University 30 (2002): 139-57.

 

“Palestinian Life and Politics as Feature Length Cinema.” Holy Land Studies 2.1 (2003):

109-14.

 

“Paul as a Role Model in Acts: The ‘We’-Passages in Acts 16 and Beyond.” Acts and

Ethics, 60-89. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2005.
 

“Prophets, Priests and Godfearing Readers: The Priestly and Prophetic Traditions in

Luke-Acts.” Contemporary Studies in Acts, 222-39. Macon: Mercer University
Press, 2009.

 

“Reading Recent Readings of Wealth and Poverty in Luke and Acts.” Currents in

Biblical Research 1.2 (April 2003): 231-69.

 

“Reading Theory and Biblical Interpretation for Postmodern Wesleyans.” Wesleyan

Theological Journal 35.2 (Fall 2000): 32-48.

 

“Revisiting Philo: Discussions of Wealth and Poverty in Philo’s Ethical Discourse.”

Journal for the Study of the New Testament 83 (2001): 111-21.

 

 “Subtlety as a Literary Technique in Luke’s Characterization of Jews and Judaism.”

Literary Studies in Luke-Acts, 313-26. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1998.

 

 “‘The Third Fifth Day?’ John 2:1 in Context.” Expository Times 115.10 (2004): 328-31.

 

“‘Will the Wise Person Get Drunk?’ The Background of the Human Wisdom in Luke 7:

35 and Matthew 11:19.” Journal of Biblical Literature 127.2 (2008): 383-94.
 

REFERENCE WORKS

 

Encyclopedia of Protestantism, s.v., “Coke, Thomas.”  “Mathews, Shailer.”
             “Sanctification.” “WWJD.” Hans Hillerbrand, ed. New York: Routledge Press, 2003.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Film, s.v., “Representations of Protestants

(Denominational).” Eric Mazur, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press,

forthcoming.

 

“Gospel of Luke: Study Notes.” Wesley Study Bible. Edited by Joel B. Green and William

H. Willimon; Nashville:  Abingdon, 2009), 1237-83.

 

New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, s.v., “Captain.” Katharine Sakenfeld, ed.

Nashville: Abingdon, 2006.

 

TRANSLATIONS

 

First translator: “The Gospel of Luke.” Contemporary English Bible. (forthcoming,

2010). www.ournewbible.com

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITINGS

 

“The AAUP’s Statement on Contingent Faculty and the Future of Biblical Studies.” SBL

            Forum (Nov. 2003): http://www.sbl-site.org/Article.aspx?ArticleId=196.

 

“A Brief History of Benevolence.” Science and Spirit 14.3 (Sept.-Oct. 2003): 12-13.

 

“A Call to Humility: Reflections on the Events of September 11, 2001.” Research News

and Opportunities in Science and Theology 2.4 (Dec. 2001): 5; partially reprinted
in the Christian Science Sentinel
. Dec. 24, 2001, 5.

 

 “Cosmologists: Scientific Tools Can Lead to Christian Revelations.” Research News and
             Opportunities in Science and Theology
4.2 (Oct. 2003): 11.

 

“Debunking the Idea of Race: New PBS Series Affirms Idea of Common Humanity.”

Research News and Opportunities in Science and Theology 3.9 (May 2003): 16,

32.

 

“Global Poverty: Beyond Utopian Visions.” Christian Reflection 24 (2007): 11-18.

 

“Green in Golden.” Science and Theology News 5.7 (March 2005): 12.

 

“Harry Potter: A Myth for Our Times.” Science and Spirit 15.4 (July-August, 2004): 66-69.

 

“John Scopes, Black Hero?” Research News and Opportunities in Science and Theology

3.8 (April 2003): 10.
 

“Study Notes on Luke.” Wesley Study Bible, ed. Joel Green. Nashville: Abingdon,

forthcoming.
 

“Pray It Ain’t So.” Driftwood: Creative Arts Magazine 26 (2006): 43-52.

               

“Preaching the Bible …and doing it Biblically: The Form and Function of Biblical
            Texts (Parts I & II).” Preacher’s Magazine (Lent/Easter, 2004): 39-41;
            (Pentecost 2004): 48-51.

 

“‘Project Steve’ has Evolutionists Laughing: Tongue-in-Cheek List Mocks ID and

Remembers Gould.” Research News and Opportunities in Science and
Theology
3.8 (April 2003): 10.

 

 “Researchers: The Brain Loses Plasticity as it Matures.” Research News and

Opportunities in Science and Theology 3.8 (April 2003): 1, 32.

 

“Was the Historical Jesus a Bad Stoic?” SBL Forum (Nov. 2004):
             http://www.sbl- site.org/Article.aspx?ArticleId=334.

 

“Wesleyan Perspectives on the Creation.” Research News and Opportunities in Science

and Theology 2.11/12 (July/August 2002): 12.

 

“What Did Jesus Do?” Living Christ: Paul’s Advice for Everyday Life, 19-27. Kansas

City: Beacon Hill, 2006.

 

 “What Would You Do With a Million Dollars? Christian Priorities and Nuclear

Weapons.” Herald of Holiness. Feb. 1, 1989, 15.

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY CIRRICULUM (All from Illustrated Bible Life)

 

“Commentary on 1 Corinthians.” IBL. 32.2 (Dec. -Feb. 2008-09): 39-41, 43-45, 47-49,

51-53.

 

“Commentary on 2 Timothy.” IBL 31.1 (Sep.-Oct. 2007): 31-33, 35-37, 39-41, 43-45,

47-49, 51-53.

 

 “Favorite Psalms…of the New Testament.” IBL 25.2 (Dec.-Feb. 2001-02): 17-19.

 

“The Promise of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit’s Guiding in the Gospel of Luke.”
           IBL 28.2 (Dec.-Feb. 2004-05): 17-19.

 

“The Sermon on the Plain.” IBL 30.2 (Dec.-Feb. 2006-07): 22-23.

 

“Social Networks in Early Christianity,” IBL (forthcoming).

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Review of Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus by David W. Pao. Horizons in Biblical

Theology 24.1 (2002): 137-38.

                                               

Review of The Book of Acts as Church History—Apostelgeschichte als
        Kirchengeschichte
by Tobias Nicklas and Michael Tilly, eds. Catholic Biblical
        Quarterly
67.1 (Jan. 2005): 189-91.

 

Review of The Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story and Significance of the First
            Archaeological Link to Jesus and His Family
by Hershel Shanks and Ben
           Witherington, III. Research News and Opportunities in Science and Theology 4.3
          (Nov. 2003): 17.

 

Review of The Canonical Function of Acts: A Comparative Analysis by David E. Smith.

Catholic Biblical Quarterly 65 (2003): 300-01.

 

Review of Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, by Bron R. Taylor, ed. Science and
          Theology News
5.11/12 (July/August 2005): 66.

 

Review of An Examined Faith: The Grace of Self-Doubt by James M. Gustafson.
             Science and Theology News
4.1 (Sept. 2004): 27.

 

Review of Indiana Quakers Meet the Civil War by Jacquelyn S. Nelson. Newsletter of the

Indiana Genealogical Society 5 (Feb. 1993): 5.

 

Review of La Infancia de Jesus segun Lucas by Jose Miguel Garcia Perez and Mariano

Herranz Marco. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 64 (2002): 373-74.

 

Review of Introducing the New Testament by John Drane and of Introducing the New

Testament by Paul J. Achtemeier, Joel B. Green, and Marianne Meye Thompson.
Wesleyan Theological Journal
37.2 (2002): 234-36.

 

Review of The Jesus Movement: A Social History of its First Century by Ekkehard W.

Stegemann and Wolfgang Stegemann. Wesleyan Theological Journal 37.1 (2002): 221-23.

 

Review of Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion by Karl

Giberson and Mariano Artigas. Wesleyan Theological Journal 43.2 (2008): 23-40.

 

Review of Palestine & Palestinians: Guidebook by Sabri Giroud. Wesleyan Theological

Journal 41.2 (Fall 2006): 255-57.

 

Review of Past as Legacy: Luke-Acts and Ancient Epic by Marianne Palmer Bonz.

Wesleyan Theological Journal 37.2 (2002): 250-51.

 

Review of Reading the Bible in Wesleyan Ways by Barry L. Callen and Richard P.

Thompson, eds. Wesleyan Theological Journal 43.1 (2008): 217-19.

 

Review of The Resurrection of the Son of God by N. T. Wright. Science and Theology

       News 4.6 (Feb. 2004): 27.

 

Review of “También a los Greigos (Hch 11,20): Factores del inicio de la missiona los

gentiles en Antioquía de Siria by Enrique Mena Salas. Catholic Biblical Quarterly
 70.3 (2008): 620-22.

 

Review of They Came and They Saw: Western Christian Experiences in the Holy Land

by Michael Prior, ed. Wesleyan Theological Journal 37.2 (2002): 244-47.

 

Review of They Came and They Saw: Western Christian Experiences in the Holy Land

by Michael Prior, ed. Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal 2.2 (2004): 259-61.

 

Review of Variety in Religion and Science: Daily Reflections by Varadaraja V. Raman.

Science and Theology News 6.8 (April 2006): 37.

 

Review of Das Zeugnis des Tempels by Heiner Ganser-Kerperin. Catholic Biblical

Quarterly 63 (2001): 337-38.

 

BOOK NOTES (All from Religious Studies Review)

 

Consumption and Wealth in Luke’s Travel Narrative by James A. Metzger. RSR 34.3

(2008): 199.

 

David in Luke-Acts: His Portrayal in the Light of Early Judaism by Yuzuru Miura. RSR

34.3 (2008): 198.

 

Deuteronomy in the New Testament by Steve Moyise and Maarten J. J. Menken (eds.).

RSR 34.3 (2008): 209.

 

Did Jesus Teach Salvation by Works? by Alan P. Stanley. RSR 34.4 (2008): 294.

 

Feindes- und Bruderliebe im Widerstriet? by Martin Hochholzer. RSR 34.4 (2008): 293.

 

Fellowship and Food in the Kingdom by Peter-Ben Smit. RSR 34.4 (2008): 294.

 

Finding Herem? by Hyung Dae Park. RSR 34.2 (2008): 101.

 

Four Times Peter by Richard J. Cassidy. RSR 34.3 (2008): 208.

 

From Jesus to the Gospels by Helmut Koester. RSR 34.3 (2008): 195-96.

 

Funk on Parables by Robert W. Funk. RSR 34.3 (2008): 109.

 

God as Father in Luke-Acts by Diane G. Chen. RSR 34.4 (2008): 297.

 

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels by Craig Blomberg.  RSR 34.3 (2008): 195.

 

James, Brother of Jesus by Pierre-Antoine Bernheim. RSR 27.1 (2001): 75.

 

Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity by Paul Barnett. RSR 27.1 (2001): 75-76.

 

Jesus and the Miracle Tradition by Paul J. Achtemeier. RSR 34.3 (2008): 193.

 

Jesus als Gast by Gerhard Hotze. RSR 34.3 (2008): 197.

 

Lucas by Alvin Padilla. RSR 34.3 (2008): 198.

 

Das Lukas-Evangelium by Michael Wolter. RSR 34.4 (2008): 298-99.

 

Luke the Priest by Rick Strelan. RSR 34.4 (2008): 298.

 

The Messiah in Early Judaism and Christianity by Magnus Zetterholm (ed.). RSR 34.4

(2008): 292.

 

More than a Passover by Fergus J. King. RSR 34.4 (2008): 292.

 

 Parables of the Kingdom by Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan. RSR 34.3 (2008): 197.

 

The Post-Mortem Vindication of Jesus in the Sayings Gospel Q by Daniel A. Smith. RSR

34.3 (2008): 194-95.

 

Preaching the Gospel of Luke by Keith F. Nickle. RSR 27.2 (2001): 169.

 

Psalm 22 und die Passionsgeschichten der Evangelien by Dieter Sänger (ed.). RSR

34.4 (2008): 294.

 

Reading Biblical Narrative by J. P. Fokkelman. RSR 27.1 (2001): 70.

 

The Restoration of Israel by Michael E. Fuller. RSR 34.3 (2008): 196-97.

 

Rhetorical Texture and Narrative Trajectories of the Lukan Galilean Ministry Speeches

by Patrick E. Spencer. RSR 34.2 (2008): 101.

 

Sight and Blindness in Luke-Acts by Chad Hartsock. RSR 34.4 (2008): 297-98.

 

The Sinner in Luke by Dwayne H. Adams. RSR 34.4 (2008): 297.

 

Spirit and Kingdom in the Writings of Luke and Paul by Youngmo Cho. RSR 34.3 (2008):

196.

 

Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus by Klyne R.

Snodgrass. RSR 34.3 (2008): 195.

 

The Synoptic Gospels and the Psalms as Prophecy by J. Samuel Subramanian. RSR 34.2

(2008): 101.

 

The Testing of Jesus in Q by C. Michael Robbins. RSR 34.4(2008): 293-94.

 

The Three Gospels: New Testament History Introduced by the Synoptic Problem by

Martin Mosse. RSR 34.4 (2008): 293.

 

The Voice of Jesus in the Social Rhetoric of James by Wesley Hiram Wachob. RSR 27.1

(2001): 80.

 

Umstrittener Monotheismus by Ilze Kezbere. RSR 34.4 (2008): 298.

 

Wealth and Poverty in Early Church and Society by Susan R. Holman (ed.). RSR 34.4

(2008): 303.

 

Who Do My Opponents Say That I Am? by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica (eds.).

RSR 34.4 (2008): 292-93.

 

The Word of God and the World of the Bible by Peter J. Miano. RSR 28.3 (2002): 266.

 

MOVIE REVIEWS

 

Review of “Windtalkers” directed by John Woo, Journal of Religion and Film 6.2 (Oct.

2002): http://www.unomaha.edu/~wwwjrf/windtalkers.htm.

 

Review of “Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie” produced by Big Ideas Productions, Journal of

Religion and Film 6.2 (Oct. 2002): http://www.unomaha.edu/~wwwjrf/jonah.htm.

 

Review of “James’ Journey to Jerusalem” directed by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, Journal of

            Religion and Film 8.1 (April 2004):    http://cid.unomaha.edu/~wwwjrf/Vol8No1/Reviews/JamesJourneyJerusalem.htm

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

“The Church in Acts: A New (and Fallen?) Creation.” (paper presented at Conference for

Wesleyan Perspectives on the Creation, Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences,
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, 12 April, 2002).

 

“Creation Themes in Acts and Genesis.” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the

Rocky Mountain Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, Boulder, CO, 4 April 2003).

 

“Harry Potter, Science-and-Religion, and Wesleyan Theology.” (Paper presented at the

annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Duke University, 14 March 2008).

 

“Is Lady Wisdom Separated from her Children or was Jesus just not Wise?” (Paper
           presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Region of the Society of
           Biblical Literature, Denver, CO, 8 April 2005).

 

“Looking for a Wesleyan Needle in a Cinematic Hay Stack: Seeking a Wesleyan
         Critique of the Church in Contemporary Cinema.” (Paper presented at the annual meeting
      of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA, 5 March, 2005).

 

 “Love as Self-Assertion: An Important Corrective to Wesleyan/holiness Theology.”

(Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological  Society,
 Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, 2 March 2001).

 

 “The Mission of the Church in Acts: Inclusive or Exclusive?” (Paper presented at the

annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Hobe Sound Bible College,
Hobe Sound, FL, 2 March 2002).

 

“Paul as Role Model in Acts.” (Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of
             Biblical Literature, San Antonio, TX, 21 Nov. 2004)

 

“The Problem with Miracles: Response to Jon Ruthven’s ‘Jesus as Rabbi.’” (Paper

presented at the joint meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the
Wesleyan Theological Society, Lee University, Cleveland, TN, 13 March 1998).

 

 “Reading Issues of Wealth and Poverty in Luke’s Gospel.” (Paper presented at the annual
meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association, Loyola Marymount University,
Los Angeles, CA, 7 August 2000).

 

“Rich Man, Poor Man: Paul and Peter in the Canonical and Non-Canonical Acts.” (Paper

presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Region of the Society of Biblical
Literature, Dallas, TX, 16 March, 1997).

 

“The Temporal Location of the Narrator of Acts.” (Paper presented at the annual 

meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Denver, CO, 18 Nov. 2001).

 

“Was Jesus Unwise?” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical
            Literature, Philadelphia, PA, 20 Nov. 2005).

 

“What One Must Do In Order To Inherit Eternal Life: Judaism and the Transformation

of Worship in Luke’s Gospel.” (Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
Wesleyan Theological Society, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., 6 Nov. 1996).

 

“What’s a Nice God Doing in World like This: A Trinitarian Theodicy.” (Paper presented

at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Azusa Pacific University,
 Azusa, CA, 4 March 2000).

 

 “Wolfgang Iser: A Man with a Reading Strategy for Post-Modern Wesleyans?” (Paper

presented at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Southern
Nazarene University, Bethany, OK, 6 March 1999).

 

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