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"A Voice Calls: Neda!" Carole R. Fontaine

In this poem, composed during the mass protests in Tehran and other Iranian cities following the 2009 Iranian presidential election, Professor Fontaine reflects on the shooting death of music student Neda Agha Soltan, also known as "Neda of Iran" or just "Neda Iran."

"The world has eyes in the palm of its hand...," Fontaine writes. "We have all watched Neda die."

"Dare to Rest" Kirk Byron Jones

This is the transcript of Dr. Jones' Baccalaureate Address at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered on May 17, 2009, in Philadelphia, as published on the University of Pennsylvania Almanac website.

"Where there are no rests, there is no music...," Dr. Jones reminds his audience. "Graduates, I join the many who dare you to dream big and do even bigger. But, even more, in the moment that is this moment, I dare you to rest."

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An anthology of spiritual writing from Generations X and Y and their mentors. Includes essays, fiction, poems, and sermons from both emerging writers and established, award-winning authors. A perfect resource for ministers, educators, young adults, and readers of contemporary literature.

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Faculty Publications


Sarah Drummond


Holy Clarity: The Practice of Planning and Evaluation (Alban Institute, 2009)


“Learning, Leadership, and Rapid Change,” in Journal of Religious Leadership 6 (No. 1, Spring 2007): 103-121.

Learning, Leadership, and Rapid Change

Carole R. Fontaine


“Golden Do’s and Don’ts in Leviticus 19: a Human Rights-based Approach Reading”. Leviticus – Numbers: Text@Contexts Series, eds.  Athalya Brenner and Archie Chi-Chung Lee. Fortress Press, 2013.


“‘Here comes this Dreamer’: Reading Joseph the Slave in Multicultural and Interfaith Contexts”. Genesis: Texts@Contexts Series, ed. Athalya Brenner, Archie Chi-Chung Lee, and Gale Yee (Fortress Press, 2010).


“The Sharper Harper (1 Sam 16:14-23: Iconographic Reflections on David’s Rise to Power”. The Fate of King David: The Past and Present of a Biblical Icon: Festschrift for David Gunn on his 65th Birthday, ed. Claudia V. Camp et al. (New York: T&T Clark, 2010).


Only When Women Sing: Poems on Human Rights (Lulu Publishing, 2009).

Only When Women Sing: Poems on Human Rights
06-25-09 A Voice Calls: Neda!

With Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008)

11-01-05 Dishonoring the Quran
10-28-05 Girls on the Edge
10-28-05 Worship, Theology and the Arts Shine

“Roland E. Murphy, O. Carm., feminist mentor: rightly did the maidens love him.” Biblical Theology Bulletin, Fall, 2003, by Carole R. Fontaine.

Roland E. Murphy, feminist mentor

Carole R. Fontaine, “Ancient Texts in a Post-Modern World” (Lowell Lecture 10/08/02).


“Book Review: The Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah”, Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal (2002).

The Cult of Asherah

Smooth Words: Women, Proverbs and Performance in Biblical Wisdom (Sheffield Academic Press/Continuum, 2002)

“Chapter 5: A Heifer from Thy Stable: Goddesses and the Status of Women in the Ancient Near East”, by Carole R. Fontaine.

Carole Fontaine, “Hannah’s Dragon and Other Curiousities of the 14th C: A Travel Journal”, an illustrated article on a medieval text by a Jewish woman, now on the Web at the Women in Judaism Web site.

Hannah’s Dragon

Brita L Gill-Austern


Book Review: Children and Poverty: Love, Justice and Responsibility by Pamela Couture. Society of Pastoral Theology Journal, 2007.  “Counseling Troubled Youth” by Craig Dykstra.  Princeton Theological Review, 1999.


“Feminist Pedagogy: Under the Influence of Feminism” in Feminist and Womanist Pastoral Theology, ed. Bonnie Miller McLemore and Brita Gill-Austern (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999)


Feminist and Womanist Pastoral Theology,  ed. Bonnie Miller Mc Lemore and Brita Gill-Austern (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999.)


“The Braid of Generations:  A Model of Family Ministry in a Synagogue” in Strategies for Congregational Family Ministries, eds. Brynolf Lyons & Archie Smith, Jr.  (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1998).  (Volume of Religion, Culture and the Family - University of Chicago)


“Responding to a Culture Ravenous for Soul Food”, Journal of Pastoral Theology, Summer 1997


“She Who Desires:  The Transformative Power of Subjectivity in Women’s Experience” in American Baptist Quarterly, Vol. VI, March 1997, No. 1.


Book Review: Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling by Andrew D. Lester (Louisville:  Westminster/John Knox Press, 1995).  Theology Today, Vol. 53, No. 3, Oct. 1996


“What Love Understood as Self Sacrifice and Self Denial Does to Women” in Through the Eyes of Women, Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, ed. (Minneapolis:  Augsburg Fortress Press, 1996


“Rediscovering Hidden Treasures for Pastoral Care,” in Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 40, #4, March 1995.


Book Review: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion by James W. Jones (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991). In Critical Review of Books in Religion, 1992.


Book Review: Women in Travail and Transition by Maxine Glaz and Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, eds. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991).  Journal of Supervision and Training, 1991, Vol. 13


Teresa Brennan, ed.  (London:  Rutledge, 1989).  Journal of Supervision and Training, 1990, Vol. 12


“A Ministry of Presence,” in Women Ministers - How Women are Redefining Traditional Roles,Judith Weidman, ed. (San Francisco:  Harper and Row, 1981), second edition 1985, reprinted in The Quarterly Review, Spring 1981, Vol. 1, No. 2.


“Engaging Diversity and Difference:  From Practices of Exclusion to Practices of Practical Solidarity”  in Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care, Fortress Press, 2009.


“Called to Go Forth:  Armed with Weapons of the Spirit” Myanmar Theological Institute Journal,  Fall 2008.


“The Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Impact of Trauma:  How Can We Respond and Create Resiliency”  Myanmar Theological Institute Journal,  Fall 2008.


“Spiritual Practices:  How Do They Contribute to Psychological, Spiritual and Physical Healing”  Myanmar Theological Institute Journal, forthcoming, Fall 2008.


“Becoming She Who Desires:  The Transformative Power of Subjectivity in Women’s Psychological and Spiritual Experience” in Psyche and Spirit: Dialectics of Transformation, ed. W.W. Meissner and Charles Schlauch.  New York: University Press of America, 2004.


“Pastoral Counseling:  The Art of Ascetic Witnessing.”  Festschrift for James Dittes.  Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 52, #1/2, November 2003.

S. Mark Heim


“Christ’s Death to End Sacrifice” The Christian Century, March 14, 2001.

Christ’s Death to End Sacrifice

“Why Does Jesus’ Death Matter?” The Christian Century, March 7, 2001.

Why Does Jesus’ Death Matter?

“A Trinitarian View of Religious Plurality” The Christian Century, January 24, 2001.

A Trinitarian View of Religious Plurality

“Dreams Fulfilled: The Pluralism of Religious Ends” The Christian Century, January 17, 2001.

The Pluralism of Religious Ends Dreams Fulfilled



“Saved From Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross” (Eerdmans, 2006)

04-06-04 The Passion of the Christ - Reflections by S. Mark Heim

“A Cross-section of Sin: The Mimetic Character of Human Nature in Biological and Theological Perspective,” in Philip Clayton and Jeffrey Schloss eds., EVOLUTION AND ETHICS: HUMAN MORALITY IN BIOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004)


“Belonging to the Laity: A Baptist Perspective,” in Stephen Pope ed., THE LAITY AND THE GOVERNANCE OF THE CHURCH, Georgetown University Press, 2004


“The Future of the Cross: Symbolic Engagement with the Atonement,” in Amos Yong and Peter Heltzel eds., THEOLOGY IN GLOBAL CONTEXT: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF ROBERT NEVILLE, 2004


“The Depth of the Riches: Trinity and Religious Ends,” in Viggo Mortensen ed., CHRISTIANITY AND THE RELIGIONS: A DIALOGUE (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003)


“Many True Religions, And Each An Only Way: The Diversity of Religious Ends,” ARS DISPUTANDI, The Online Journal of Philosophy and Religion. [] 3 (2003).

Many True Religions

“The Visible Victim: Christ’s Death to End Sacrifice,” Skye Fackre Gibson ed., STORY LINES: CHAPTERS ON THOUGHT, WORD, AND DEED (Essays in Honor of Gabriel Fackre) (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002)


“Revelation by Translation: Mission and Religious Pluralism,” in Israel Selvanayagam ed., MOVING FORMS OF THEOLOGY: FAITH TALK’S CHANGING CONTEXTS (Delhi:ISPCK, 2002)


“A Protestant Reflection on Ecumenism and Interfaith Issues in Dominus Iesus,” in Charles Hefling and Stephen Pope eds., SIC ET NON: ENCOUNTERING DOMINUS IESUS (New York: Crossroad, 2002)

Jeffrey Jones


We Are Baptists, Studies for Younger Children, Older Children, Youth, and Adults
(four volumes), Judson Press, 1999– 2001


Keepers of the Faith, Illustrated Biographies from Baptist History, Judson Press, 1999


“Heart, Mind and Strength: Theory and Practice for Congregational Leadership,” Alban, 2008


“Grounding the Formation of Clergy in Practical Experience: A Call to Reconceptualize Theological Education” with Robert Pazmino,  Congregations, Spring 2008


“Telling Stories – Forming Disciples,” Clergy Journal, Winter 2007


“Leading for the Future,”  Congregations, Winter 2006.

Leading for the Future

Parenting with Love and Laughter: Finding God in Family Life, Jossey-Bass, 2002


Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple-Forming Congregations, Alban, 2006

Homiletic essays on 1 Corinthians 13 and 15 for “Feasting on the Word” preaching commentary, Westminster/John Knox, 2008

Simon S. Lee


“The Transfiguration of Jesus remembered, reinterpreted and reenacted: An Examination of the Dynamic Relationship between the Scriptures and Their Interpretive Traditions and Interpreting Community in Acts of Peter”, in James Charlesworth and Lee MacDonald, Jewish and Christian Scriptures: The Function of ‘Canonical’ and ‘Non-canonical’ Religious Texts (T&T Clark, 2010)


Jesus’ Transfiguration and the Believers’ Transformation (WUNT II/265; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009)

Gregory Mobley

Nancy Nienhuis


“Why Don’t We Vote?” in Sojourner: The Women’s Forum, Vol. 18, #3, November 1992


“The Terrorist in our Midst: Park51 and the Politics of Injustice,” Verbum Incarnatum an Academic Journal of Social Justice, 2010 (vol. 4, No. 1).


“Taming ‘Wild Ass Colts:’ An Analysis of Theology as a Kyriarchal Weapon of Economic, Spiritual, and Physical Violence”
Journal of Feminist Study in Religion, forthcoming Spring 2009


“Revolutionary Interdependence”: bell hooks’ Ethic of Compassion and Critique as a Basis for a Feminist Liberation Theology of Love” chapter in Rocks, Margins, Looks: Critical Perspectives on bell hooks, edited by Maria Davidson and George Yancy, Routledge University Press, forthcoming February 2009.

05-16-08 2008 Baccalaureate Sermon: Repairers of the Breach, Isaiah 58:6-12
09-13-06 Opening Convocation Welcome 06

“Theological Reflections on Violence and Abuse,” Journal of Pastoral Care, Spring/Summer 2005.


Beverly Mayne Kienzle and Nancy Nienhuis Kienzle, “Historical and Contemporary Responses to Battering,” Journal of Religion and Abuse, vol. 7, no.1, 2005.


“Battered Women and the Construction of Sanctity” in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion chosen as the March Article of the Month at the Medieval Feminist Index Web site, March 2002

Battered Women and the Construction of Sanctity

Nancy Nienhuis and Tammy Zambo.  “The Impossible Takes a Little Longer.”  Audiovisual Review in Humanity and Society, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1990

Nancy Nienhuis and Tammy Zambo.  “Lifetime Commitment:  A Portrait of Karen Thompson.”  Audiovisual Review in Humanity and Society, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1990

Elizabeth C. Nordbeck

2002. O God, tender and just: reflections and responses after September 11, 2001. Cleveland, Ohio: United Church Press.

History of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, which celebrated its centennial last year.

Robert Pazmiño


God Our Teacher: Theological basics in Christian Education (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001).


Pazmiño, Robert W. and Wanda R. Pazmiño. 2009. “Marriage for One North American Hispanic Couple” in Spencer, Aída Besançon. Marriage at the crossroads: couples in conversation about discipleship, gender roles, decision making, and intimacy. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.


Pazmiño, Robert W. 2009. Doing theological research: an introductory guide for survival in theological education. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock.


Pazmiño, Robert W. 2008. So what makes our teaching Christian?: teaching in the name, spirit, and power of Jesus. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock.


Basics of Teaching for Christians: Preparation, Instruction and Evaluation.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998. (translation into Portuguese, Editora Cultura Crista, 2006)


“Liberative Educational Practice: Reassessing Educational Configurations,” in Hispanic Christian Thought at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Apuntes in Honor of Justo L. Gonzalez, eds. Alvin Padilla, Roberrt Goizueta, Eldin Villafañe. Nashville: Abingdon, 2005.


“Response to Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier,” Perspectivas/Occasional Papers (Spring 2004): 69-75. Perspectivas is in an English language theological journal dedicated to the analysis of U.S Latino/a theology and religion.


“Theological Education with Hispanic Persons: Teaching Distinctiveness,” Teaching Theology and Religion 6 (July 2003): 138-145.


“The Nature of God from an Adolescent Perspective: Biblical, Developmental and Theological Insights,” The Journal of Youth Ministry 1 (Spring 2003): 35-50.

Pazmiño, Robert W. 2008. Foundational issues in Christian education: an introduction in evangelical perspective. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic.

Jennifer Howe Peace


Peace, Jennifer Howe, Or N. Rose, and Gregory Mobley, eds. My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation. Orbis, 2012.

Benjamin Valentin


Pinn, Anthony B. and Benjamin Valentin, editors, The Ties That Bind: African American and Hispanic American/Latino(a) Theologies in Dialogue (Continuum International, 2001).


“Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology,” in Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction (New York University Press, 2010).


Editor, Creating Ourselves: African Americans and Hispanic Americans on Popular Culture and Religious Expression (Duke University Press, 2010).


Editor, In Our Own Voices: Latino/a Renditions of Theology (Orbis Books, forthcoming).


“On Mestizaje,” in The Encyclopedia of Hispanic American Religious Cultures (forthcoming)


“Nuevos Odres Para El Vino: A Critical Contribution to Latino/a Theology” in Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology (May 1998)


“Going Public: Latino/a Theology as Public Discourse” Perspectivas/Occasional Papers (Spring 2004).


Mapping Public Theology: Beyond Culture, Identity, and Difference. Trinity Press International, November 2002.

Adjunct Faculty Publications


Daniel Jeyaraj


Jeyaraj, Daniel: “Making Missionary Heritage Alive through Archival Research-Experiences of a Researcher-Archivist.”

Making Missionary Heritage Alive

Jeyaraj, Daniel: “History of the Lutheran Churches in India during the eighteenth Century: an overview,” Lutheran Quarterly, Vol. XVII, No. 1, Spring 2003, pp. 77-97.


Jeyaraj, Daniel: Die Genealogie der malabarischen Götter (i.e., The Genealogy of the South Indian Deities), Neue Hallesche Berichte-Volume 3, Halle: Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen, 2003. ISBN 3-931479-45-5; Preis: twenty-two Euro. (Contact Information: Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen, Franckeplatz 1 Haus 37, 06110 Halle, Germany; Tel 0345/2127499; Fax 0345/2127433; Email:


Jeyaraj, Daniel: “Missionary Attempts of the Tamil Protestant Christians in the East [i.e. Tanzania] and in the West [i.e. Myanmar/ Burma] during the 19th Century,” Transcontinental Links in the History of Non-Western Christianity, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2002, pp. 131-144.

Kirk B. Jones


Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers, Judson Press, 2001


Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose, Jossey-Bass, (January 2007)


The African American Preaching Library, (Editor), Abingdon Press, 2006

The African American Preaching Library
11-03-05 We Are Rosa Parks

The Morning B.R.E.W. Journal, Augsburg Books, 2005


Morning B.R.E.W.: A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul, Augsburg Books, 2005


The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy, Abingdon Press, 2004


Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down, Judson Press, 2003