On Jordan’s Stormy Banks: Lessons from the Book of Deuteronomy.PA and Ont.: Herald Press, 2004. 

Canons in Conflict: Negotiating Texts in True and False Prophecy. NY/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. 

Select Articles 

"There's Just Something About that Name: Why It's Better to be 'Jesus-Centered' than 'Christ-Centered," Anabaptist World, February 23, 2022. 

“Abolitionist Mamas and a New Emancipation Proclamation,” Economic Enslavement issue of the Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, 116:1, PA: Sheridan Press, Feb 2019. 

“True and False Prophecy,” Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship, eds Mark J. Boda and J. Gordon McConville, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012. 

“Turning the Tables: War, Peace and the Last Supper,” in Compassionate Eschatology: The Future as Friend, eds. Ted Grimsrud and Michael Hardin, OR: Cascade Books, 2011. 

“Sequencing Allegiances: Idolatry and the One God,” Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology, 12:1, Spg 2011. 

“Leadership Development: An Interview with James E. Brenneman,” Leader, ed. Richard Kauffman, Faith & Life Press, 2010

“The Nations on Judgment Day: Matthew 25:31-46,” The Christian Century, Vol 125, No. 23, November 18, 2008.

“Worth the Wait: Isaiah 64:1-9, The Christian Century, Vol. 125, No. 23, November 18, 2008.

Introduction to the Pentateuch and Introduction to the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy” in The Catholic College Study Bible, MN: St. Mary’s Press, 2007.

“Becoming the People of God,” Fall Bible Study Series in Gather ‘Round: Hearing and Sharing God’s Good News, ed. Amy Gingerich, Elgin, IL: Brethren Press, 2005.

“Saving Scripture and Souls,” Leader, ed. Byron Rempel-Burkholder, Faith & Life Press, 2003.

“Debating Ahab: Characterization in Biblical Theology,” Reading the Hebrew Bible for a New Millennium, Vol. 1, eds. Wonil Kim, Deborah Ellens, Michael Floyd, Marvin Sweeney. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2000. 

“Day of Atonement,” “Hagar,” “Ishmael,” “Ishmaelites,” Eerdmans Bible Dictionary, ed. David Noel Freedman, Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. 

“Making Prophecy Come True: Human Responsibility for the End of the World,” Apocalypticism & Millennialism: Shaping a Believers’ Church Eschatology for the 21st Century.  Telford/Scottdale, PA: Pandora Press/Herald Press, 2000. 

“Evergreen Advent,” Gospel Herald, December 5, 1999.

“Beginning with B, Starting with Two,” The Mennonite, Feb. 17, 1998.

“From Flaccid Whiners to Authentic Witnesses,” Gospel Herald, October 22, 1996.

“Of Cowboys, Christians, Canaanites and Indians,” Gospel Herald, Oct 6, 1992.

“In Memory of Emmett Till,” Gospel Herald, January 9, 1990.

“Shout it from the Rooftops,” Gospel Herald, October 17, 1989.

“Overbooked and Intimate: Reflections on a Marriage,” (co-authored with Terri J. Brenneman), In Search, July 1989.

“Sweet Revenge, Ain’t So Sweet After All,” Urban Connections, Vol. 4, No. 3, September 1988.


Book reviews

Jesus Christ as Ancestor: A Theological Study of Major African Ancestor Christologies in Conversation with the Patristic Christologies of Tertullian and Athanasius by Reuben Turbi Luka

RBL 10/2022 the Society of Biblical Literature. See www.sblcentral.org/home 

The Christian Moses: Vision, Authority, and the Limits of Humanity in the New Testament and Early Christianity, by Jared C. Calaway

Church History, volume 89, Issue 3, September 2020, 89, 659-750.
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 23 February 2021, pp.659-660.

The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age, by Jesse A. Hoover

American Academy of Religion, Reading Religion, February 19, 2019.
Online: https://readingreligion.org/9780198825517/

Articles and Books

“Another Look at the Good Samaritan: Luke:10 25-37,” Review and Expositor, August 2017

Wisdom From Africa: Theological Reflections on the Confessions of St. Augustine, Wipf & Stock Publications, 2106.

Where Is the Church?  Martyrdom, Persecution, and Baptism in North Africa from the Second to the Fifth Century, Resource Publications, 2012.


Change Agent Church in Black Lives Matter Times: Urgency for Action (Mpls: Fortress Academic, 2021) 

“Baby Suggs and the Clearing Rock of Ages: Womanist Theoethic of Survival Justice” in 

Sustainable Societies: Interreligious Interdisciplinary Responses (UK Springer Series: Sophia Studies in Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures, forthcoming, 2021). 

Guest editor, “Leading Change As Sacred Praxis,” Review & ExpositorAn International Baptist Journal (November, 2021) 

“Change Agent Teaching for Interreligious Collaboration in Black Lives Matter Times,” Teaching Theology & Religion 23:140-150 (September 2020). doi:10.111/teth.12556 

“Restorative Justice as a Public Theology Imperative,” in Seeking the Welfare of the City, Review & Expositor 114:3 (September 2017) doi:10.1177/00346373172104 

“Leading with High Notes of Compassion and Harmonic Chords of Justice,” Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 38:1 (Spring 2018, ISSN:2325-2847). http://journals.sfu.ca/rpfs/index.php/rpfs/ 

“Mrs. Lot: Vilified or Victim? Sinner or Salt?” in Biblical Matriarchs, Review & Expositor 115:4 (Fall 2018). doi:10.1177/0034637318792858 

“Public Theology: Dilemmas for Embodying the Evangel,” American Baptist Quarterly: The Church’s Public Witness (2019). 

“Hell You Talmbout: Protest Music Meets the Church in the Streets” Sojourners Online Magazine (8-21-2015) https://sojo.net/articles/hell-you-talmbout. 

“Can You Hear It? Hip-hop, Spoken Word, and the Voice of Prophetic Ethics,” Sojourners Magazine, printed (February, 2016) https://sojo.net/magazine/february-2016/can-you-hear-it. 

“Three Years Later, What the Movement Has Learned from Eric Garner,” Sojourners Online Magazine (7-17-2017) https://sojo.net/articles/three-years-later-what-movement-has-learned-eric-garner. 


Books & Journals 

What’s in a Name?: The History of BBDS, ABSW & BST from 1960 to the Present (Forthcoming) 

Accessing Biblical Languages: An Introduction to Hebrew and Greek Resources for Interpretation (GlossaHouse, Forthcoming) 

Biblical Hermeneutics of Trauma: The State of the Enterprise (Sheffield Phoenix Press, forthcoming) 

“Reimagining the Body of Christ,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, issue  editor, vol. 115, no. 3 (August, 2018). 

“Public Theology: The Welfare of the City,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, issue editor, vol. 114, no. 3 (August, 2017). 

Why?. . .How Long? (co-edited anthology of SBL papers 2005-2007), eds. LeAnn Snow Flesher, Carol Dempsey, Mark Boda (London: Bloomsbury, 2014). 

Daughter Zion (co-edited anthology of SBL papers 2008), eds. Mark Boda, Carol Dempsey, and LeAnn Snow Flesher (Atlanta: SBL, 2012). 

“The New Poor,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, issue editor, vol. 111, no. 2 (May, 2014). 

“Prophetic Preaching,” Review & Expositor: A Consortium Baptist Theological Journal, issue editor, vol. 109, no. 3 (Summer, 2012). 

Left Behind?  The Facts Behind the Fiction, Valley Forge: Judson Press, 2006.  

Select Articles 

“A Word about . . . Called for such a time as this,” Review & Expositor, vol. 118, no. 2 (May,  2021), 143-145. 

“Tamar says #metoo: Reading Genesis 38 through the Lens of Gender Justice,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 117, no. 2 (May, 2020). 

“What the @#$! is a Helpmate?: The Reception History of Genesis 2:18 & 20,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 115, no. 4 (November, 2018). 

“Mercy Triumphs over Judgment: James as Social Gospel,” revised, Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 115, no. 3 (August, 2018). 

“Public Theology: Seeking the Welfare of the city (Jer 29:7): Essays in Honor of Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 114, no. 3 (August, 2017), 329-332. 

“Job as Dispossessed,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 114, no. 3 (August, 2017), 427-435. 

“The Role of Lamentation in Racial Justice and Healing,” in Trouble the Water: A Christian Resource for the Work of Racial Justice, eds., Mathews, Michael Ray, et. al. (Macon: Nurturing Faith Inc., 2017). 

“Can Religious Culture Protect Society’s Sacrificial Victims?” Tikkun (Winter, 2015). 

Review of: “Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks” by Walter Brueggemann, RBL, (March, 2015). 

“First Words . . . Editorial Introduction: The War on Poverty 50 Years Later,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 111, no. 2 (May, 2014), 91-94. 

“Poverty in the US: Its Portrait, Our Response,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 111, no. 2 (May, 2014), 121-133. 

“Tricksters & Martyrs, Reading Daniel 9 as Lament within the Context of the Entire Book,” in Why? . . . How Long? Studies on Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, eds., LeAnn Snow Flesher, Carol J. Dempsey, and Mark J. Boda.  T & T Clark Library of Biblical Studies (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), 132-156. 

“Job as Dispossessed,” Hoseo Global Mission Theological Review, vol. 20 (December, 2013), 223-243.  

“Daughter Zion: Codependent No More,” in Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response, eds.  Mark J. Boda, Carol J. Dempsey, and LeAnn Snow Flesher.  Society of Biblical Literature Ancient Israel and Its Literature, (Atlanta: SBL, 2012), 293-320. 



Korean Preaching, Han and Narrative. New York: Peter Lang, 2008. 

예수탄생으로 가는 여행Seoul, Korea: Korean Methodist Press: 2012. A Korean translation of Adam Hamilton, The Journey: The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem. Abingdon Press, 2011. 

Preaching in the 21st Century (in Korean), ed. Seoul, Korea: Olive Tree, 2014. 

미디어시대의 새로운 설교학. Seoul, Korea: Olive Tree Press, 2015. A Korean translation   of David Randolph, Renewal of Preaching in the Twenty-first century. 2nd edition (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2009)  


“A Thought on Eucharistic Prayer in Come, Let Us Worship,” United Methodists in 

Service. Vol.5, No.3 May/June, 2002 (Korean). 

“Outsiders Become Insiders,” Living Pulpit, Vol. 13. No.4, 2004. 

“Rhetoric and Preaching: A Chronological Overview of Their Relationship in History,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. .2. No.1, 2005. 

“The Christian Journey: The Ongoing Battle for Waiting,” Living Pulpit, Vol.14. No.4. October-December, 2005. 

“Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Its Application in Paul Wilson’s Homiletics,” Journal of 

Practical Theology, Vol. 1, June 2014. 

“Preaching Love in Interfaith World,” A paper read and published at the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Homiletics, San Diego, 2014. 

“Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Its Application in Paul Wilson’s Homiletics,” Journal of Practical Theology Vol. 1, June 2014. 

“Speech of Hope: Prophetic Preaching” REVIEW and EXPOSITOR Vol. 109 No. 3 Summer 2012. 

“Public Theology and Preaching in Korean Protestant Churches,” Review and Expositor. Vol.  114.  No. 3, 2017.    

“Homiletics of Groaning: Church, Reunification and Reconciliation in Korea” (Korean) in 샬롬 한반도: 2005-2021 북미교회 한반도 통일심포지엄  (Shalom Korea) (Seoul: Dong Yun, 2021).  

“Preaching in Interfaith World: Hermeneutics and Practices in Korean Protestant Church” Teaching Theology and Religion. (forth coming)  

한국 교회와 성도들새해에는 ‘기본 다시 생각해보자” (Church and People, Let Us think of the Basics), Korea Times, A14 1/28/2021. www. http://www.koreatimes.com/article/1347575 

Book Review 

“Richard Horsley and Tom Thatcher, John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel” Homiletic, Vol.39. No.1, 2014. 

“Choi Hee An, A Postcolonial Self: Korean Immigrant Theology and Church,” Homiletic, Vol.  41. No.1, 2016. 

“Marvin McMickle, Be My Witness: the Great Commission for Preachers,” Review  and Expositor, Vol.  114.  No. 4, 2017.   

“Review of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together,” Review and Expositor. (Forthcoming, 2021).