Faculty Authors: Journal Edition

Faculty Authors: Journal Edition

Trinity’s professors do more than educate students; they also contribute to the scholarly and practical conversations in their fields. If you don’t have time to read a whole book but still want to know what your professors are writing, check out these articles from last year!


Karen Wrobbel, “From National School to U.S. College”
EMQ 52.3 (July 2016): 248-54.


Dr. Karen Wrobbel is the Director of the Division of Education.  “Dr. Wrobbel taught missionary kids (MKs) and other international students in Christian schools in Spain and Venezuela for more than twenty years before joining Trinity’s faculty. Her school experience extends across the grade levels and includes teaching self-contained elementary classrooms, various subjects at the middle and high school levels, and administration. She continues to be actively involved internationally with Christian education through conference speaking and accreditation work. Dr. Wrobbel is a member of the Latin America Accreditation Commission of the Association of Christian Schools, International. Her expertise and research interests include the education of MKs and other global nomads, languages and education, and intercultural communication. Dr. Wrobbel’s articles have appeared in several publications, including Missiology, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, and Christian School Education.”

This article discusses how to help missionary kids who attend national schools prepare to navigate the cultural transition to U.S. colleges.




(c) 2012 Kathleen Murray

Kristin Lindholm, “Handling Stereotypes of Religious Professionals: Strategies Hospice Chaplains Use When Interacting with Patients and Families” 
JPCC 71.4 (December 10, 2017): 284-90.


Dr. Kristin Lindholm is Associate Professor of Communication. “Dr. Lindholm teaches how human communication occurs in a variety of contexts. She specializes in how people communicate about health-related concerns in interpersonal and organizational settings. Dr. Lindholm has coauthored several papers and book chapters, and she has received four awards for her achievements in education.”


This study explores stereotypes of religious professionals as they affect hospice chaplains and their ability to relate to those they serve.





(c) 2012 Kathleen Murray

Harold A. Netland, “On Worshiping the Same God: What Exactly is the Question?”

Missiology 45.4 (October 12, 2017): 441-56.

Harold A. Netland is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies “Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Netland was a missionary educator for nine years in Japan with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Dr. Netland was involved in ministries among university students, assisting in church planting, and teaching at Tokyo Christian University. Dr. Netland’s areas of expertise include religious pluralism, epistemology of religion, apologetics, and missions in East Asia.”

This article teases out the underlying questions involved in answering whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God.



“As one of the premier scholarly, peer-reviewed journals of mission studies, Missiology is distinctively multi-disciplinary–covering history, theology, anthropology, communication theory, religious encounter, ecumenics, methodology. It is interconfessional–publishing works from Roman Catholic, conciliar, and conservative evangelical spheres. It is also practical–providing not just theoretical reflection, but applied mission science.”



Devan Stahl and John F. Kilner, “The Image of God, Bioethics, and Persons with Profound Intellectual Disabilities”
JCID 6.1-2 (Fall/Winter 2017): 19-40.


John F. Kilner is Director of Bioethics Programs at Trinity and a sought-after voice on Christian bioethical perspectives, both among Christians and on the secular stage. His book Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God was selected to receive the 2016 Book of the Year Award by Christianity Today.
This article provides Christian reflection on the meaning of biblical statements that people are in God’s image and reflects on the implications of that
distinctive perspective with regard to people with profound intellectual disabilities, who by other definitions are often excluded from bearing God’s image.


“The Christian Institute on Disability is a ministry of Joni and Friends. Its mission is to impact the Church, Christian and public institutions, and societies with a biblical worldview and life-giving truth on issues pertaining to life, dignity, justice, and equality that affect people with disabilities.”




(c) 2012 Kathleen Murray

Joshua Jipp, “Take & Read: Scholars Recommend the Best Recently Published Books in Their Fields” 
ChrCent 134.21 (October 11, 2017): 26-31.


Associate Professor of New Testament Joshua Jipp’s recent book Saved by Faith and Hospitality won the Academy of Parish Clergy’s book of the year award, so he knows what he is talking about in this article where he recommends best recent books in the field of New Testament.



John Woodbridge, “Why Christian Theology Needs (Former) Atheists” 
CT (February 2018).


Dr. Woodbridge (Research Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought) has served as a senior editor for Christianity Today and has received four Gold Medallion Awards for his works related to Christian history and biography. In this article, he highlights how former atheists’ Christian testimonies powerfully demonstrate that intellectual progress is not a one-way trip to atheism.


Christianity Today magazine has been a significant voice in the evangelical church since it began with the vision of Billy Graham in 1956.  Today, it continues to be a place for evangelical leaders to reflect on contemporary issues and events from a biblical perspective that drives effective witness to the gospel in word and deed. In addition to its popular print and electronic magazines, Christianity Today also features web-only articles.


Craig Ott, “Maps, Improvisation, and Games: Retaining Biblical Authority in Local Theology” 
EvQ 89.3 (July 2018): 195-208.


As an international church planter, church planting consultant, and professor, Dr. Craig Ott has taught or consulted with national and mission leaders from 40 countries.  Occupying the ReachGlobal Chair of Mission, a position that links the EFCA mission agency with the seminary, Dr. Ott’s role is to help integrate mission theory and practice, with expertise in theology of mission, contextualization, and church planting. This article explores three proposed approaches to doing theology that is faithful to biblical authority while adapting to local contexts.



Joshua R. Held, “Eve’s ‘paradise within’ in Paradise Lost: A Stoic Mind, a Love Sonnet, and a Good Conscience” 
Studies in Philology 114.1 (Winter 2017): 171-96.


Dr. Held teaches all periods of British and American literatures, and his teaching, like his scholarship, centers on the intersection of literature and religion. He has published articles in The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite StudiesThe Henry James ReviewThe Victorian ReviewArthuriana, and Studies in Philology. He is presently at work on a book that treats the evolving concept of the “conscience” in English Renaissance literature, with a focus on Shakespeare and John Milton.
In this article, Dr. Held explores how to understand a controversial line from Milton’s Paradise Lost with insights from its immediate literary and cultural context.


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