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Consider Leviathan

Brian Doak (Christian studies) published the book Consider Leviathan: Narratives of Nature and the Self in Job (Fortress Press), released in November. The book explores the biblical text at the intersection of anthropology, theology and ecology, opening up new possibilities for charting the view of nature in the Hebrew Bible.

Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology

Dan Brunner (seminary), along with seminary alumni Jennifer L. Butler and A.J. Swoboda, published the book Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology: Foundations in Scripture, Theology, History, and Praxis (Baker Academic), released in October. The book seeks to make creation care more accessible to a broad evangelical audience and calls on the Christian community to take on the mantle of stewardship, solidarity and advocacy.

The Gospel of John: A Commentary

Paul Anderson (Christian studies) wrote the forward and coedited the rerelease of Rudolf Bultmann’s book The Gospel of John: A Commentary (Wipf and Stock), released in August, which he describes as “a provocative commentary that is arguably the most important New Testament monograph in the 20th century.” He also coedited and contributed to the book Communities in Dispute: Current Scholarship on the Johannine Epistles (SBL Press), released in November, a collection of essays that draws together the best work of an international constellation of Johannine experts.

Kevin T. Jones (communication arts) in October published an article, “At-Risk Students and Communication Skill Deficiencies: A Preliminary Study,” in the International Journal of Education and Human Development. The article presents his findings of a yearlong study of at-risk high school students tested for communication skill deficiencies.

R. Anderson Campbell’s (Christian studies) book, Father Factor: American Christian Men on Fatherhood and Faith, was published in October. The collection of essays, edited by Campbell, explores the intersection between faith and fatherhood. Included are contributions from George Fox faculty and staff.

Faith and Learning: A Practical Guide for Faculty

Patrick Allen and Ken Badley (education) in October published the book Faith and Learning: A Practical Guide for Faculty (Leafwood Publishers & ACU Press). The book summarizes the faith/learning discussion and offers a working conception of faith integration specifically for Christian college faculty.

Sarita Gallagher (Christian studies) in October published her dissertation work, Abrahamic Blessing: A Missiological Narrative of Revival in Papua New Guinea (Wipf and Stock). In the book, she compares the missional nature of the Abrahamic blessing motif in Scripture to a national revival that took place in Papua New Guinea.

Melanie Mock (English) served as lead editor, wrote the introduction and contributed an essay to the anthology The Spirit of Adoption: Writers on Religion, Adoption, Faith, and More (Wipf and Stock), published in October.

David Pollock (engineering) coauthored the 7th edition of the textbook Design of Wood Structures – ASD/LRFD (McGraw-Hill), released in September.

Roger Newell (Christian studies) contributed the essay “Instead of Sentimental Exegesis: The Significance of Suffering for Christ and his Church” to the book Reconsidering the Relationship between Biblical and Systematic Theology in the New Testament (Mohr Siebeck), published in November. The collection of essays is a Festschrift honoring his former teacher, Dr. Robert Gundry of Westmont College.

Paul Otto (history) published an article, “Christian, Providential, and Ecclesiastical: Graphic Christian Perspectives on History,” in the winter/spring 2014 issue of Fides et Historia.

Yune Tran (education) in October contributed an article to the journal Multicultural Education Review titled “Professional Development and Teacher Efficacy: Contexts of What, When and How in Serving ELLs.”

John Natzke (engineering) and 2014 engineering graduate Andrew Janzen coauthored “Magnetic Battery Feasibility Study Using Flux Switching Topology,” which appeared in the July issue of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.

Ed Higgins’ (English) poem “Too many leaves” appeared in the fall 2014 issue of The Greensilk Journal.

Dana Bates’ (athletic training) article, “Perceptions from Graduates of Professional Athletic Training Programs Involved in Peer-assisted Learning,” appeared in a recent issue of the Athletic Training Education Journal.

Jason Brumitt (physical therapy) contributed to the article “Off-season Training Habits and Preseason Functional Test Measures of Division III Collegiate Athletes: A Descriptive Report,” which appeared in the August issue of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.

Recent Recognition


Tim Timmerman (art) is currently exhibiting 20 pieces of artwork in the Portland International Airport. He also had 12 sculptures featured at Guardino Gallery in Portland in September. In October, he curated the exhibit “Contesseration” at Oregon State University’s Memorial Union Gallery, which included 12 of his paintings. Beginning in January 2015, he will have 14 paintings featured at the Rogers Gallery at Willamette University.

Kevin T. Jones (communication arts) was recently invited to serve as a member of the Board of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network (CCSN). As a board member, Kevin will be responsible for peer review CCSN publications, including book reviews, short- and long-form essays, and short case studies and think pieces.