Welcome


The Dean's Report

By Dave Thomas

Every year, the coming of spring occasions significant changes in the world around us. That is once again true here at Walla Walla. On my mind this spring are not just the changes in the world around us, but changes in the School of Theology, several of which I am constrained to write about.

First, Doug Clark, who has been here at Walla Walla College for 17 years and who served as Dean for 8 of those years, will be leaving as of July 1. Doug has accepted the invitation of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) to become its Executive Director. This necessitates a move across country for the Clarks, as ASOR headquarters are located in Boston, Massachusetts. Doug leaves behind a significant record of accomplishments here at the School of Theology. He has been active in the production of PROBE, the School of Theology production of the Sabbath School lesson for radio broadcast; he has, almost single-handedly, brought the archaeological lab onto campus; he was a founder of the Institute for Bible Church and Culture (IBCC), the organization through which faculty make presentations in various parts of the area we serve; he has been the main producer of the School's newsletter; and he has facilitated the Adventist Colleges Abroad summer biblical languages program. Besides this, he has helped lead the Madaba Plains archaeological digs every other summer. Doug has also been very attentive of the academic component of the curriculum here, and has worked hard to make sure the level remains high. He has written many articles and has gone out to make numerous presentations. Doug has, over the years, proved himself to be an Academic of the highest order. While we are sorry to see him leave, those of us who know him realize that the invitation to go to work for ASOR puts him right in the middle of the archeological world, which is the field of his greatest love. We thank him for his service here, and we wish him every blessing as he and Carmen go east.

Another change that has taken place is the arrival of a new faculty member by the name of Aileen Bauer. Aileen and her husband, Carl, have come to us from the Napa Valley where they have lived and worked for many years. Aileen has been a nurse, a wife and mother, a leading elder in the St. Helena SDA Church, as well as a teacher of religion at Pacific Union College. She has come to teach full-time for the School of Theology, helping with the teaching of the general requirement religion classes of which there are so many. We are very grateful she has accepted our invitation to come and work with us, finishing out this school year,and then staying on to teach next year, as well.

A third person for me to mention is Kent Bramlett (WWC, 1994), a doctoral student in archaeology at the University of Toronto. Kent has come on a contract basis to take up the classes left vacant as Doug Clark goes through the transition of a move to the east coast. Kent is still working on his dissertation, so has been teaching half-time, but we are grateful he has been able to join us.

We are also very happy to have signed Susan Bungard on as the part-time IBCC teacher for next year. Susan has been working in various capacities around Walla Walla, including the Spiritual Life Center, for several years and teaching in the now defunct ESL program. She joins us part-time.

Those of you who follow the comings and goings of faculty here can see the changes I have mentioned above are very significant.

Over the last six years or so, there have been many changes here. Faculty represent the heart of any academic organization, in my opinion, and those of us who are currently here recognize the record others have left and we are pledged to continue to work toward making the Walla Walla College School of Theology the very best it can be. We appreciate your interest, your good will, your prayers, and your contributions.

Students


Theology/Religion Senior Projects

By Doug Clark

Each year, during the winter and spring quarters, senior theology, religion and biblical languages students enroll in Senior Project. From the course syllabus: The Senior Project sequence intends to allow students the opportunity to pull together in synthetic fashion from college religion courses a project focused on a professional or practical situation or issue. In a sense, this is a capstone course, a fitting conclusion to the collegiate study of religion and theology. It is also a transitional class, engaging one's academic course work with the real world of professional ministry of some kind. It is also a commencement of sorts, providing a springboard for action in the wider sphere of Christian service beyond the college campus.

With a solid academic foundation supporting a practical outcome, senior projects cover a wide range of topics from unique evangelistic endeavors to youth camps to religious drama proposals to teaching segments for classes in religion. Some senior projects have even been known to play a crucial role in employment decisions.

In order to illustrate the range and quality of this year's senior projects, they are summarized briefly, with notes on major features and anticipated outcomes. At this writing, they are not complete, nor have they been presented to fellow theology and religion students on campus, but that will change soon.

James Akers (theology) is proposing a week long youth camp, intending to build trust and a sense of community. His research has taken him to sources on developmental psychology of teens and the dynamics of community-building.
Tyrone Bryan (theology) has become enamored with the idea of reaching the secular mind with the Gospel. In the process of his study he has discovered the significant gulf between people who believe and those without any faith commitments and hopes to meet a secular college-aged group where they are and to find winsome ways of turning them toward God.
Brian Cafferky (theology and biblical languages) and Tina Guldhammer (theology) have joined forces to study and implement an improvisational drama program for purposes of worship and witness. Taking advantage of the considerable literature on creative approaches to worship through the dramatic arts, they plan to provide guidelines for a successful Improv program.
Chris Clemons (theology) has wondered why the younger generations of churchgoers do not seem to care much for hymns. His project involves the quest to engage the youth in a process of understanding and appreciating the stately hymns of a more traditional worship style.
Josh Daruud (religion) intends for his project to explore and then provide guidelines for ministering to individuals who have come home from hospitalization or other serious medical care. It will be something of a chaplain's guide for athome care and encouragement.
Melissa Erbenich (theology) is taking on the secondary teaching establishment with a narrative, audio program for teaching church history. The result will be a CD or tape version of Joan of Arc, narrated with sound effects for maximum learning potential.
Caleb Foss (theology) is placing his winter sports interest and ability in the service of Christian witness. Producing a video featuring sports personalities and activities, he is hoping to promote positive role models for the youth of the church.
Will Frei (theology and biblical languages) has long been engaged with the biblical text in his studies and plans to create a collegiate course on various approaches to Bible study. The one on which he will focus involves Myth Analysis or Myth Criticism, which opens a whole new window on the world of biblical writers.
Jacquie Gifford (religion) is extremely interested in how to encourage high school students to become involved in community service. For her project she is setting up an innovative academy service-based scholarship program.
Brian Hart (theology) has observed the growing gulf between the youth and senior citizens in a church setting. He plans to create and promote a program to help bring people in these disparate age groups together so that each could benefit from the other.
Lemasaniai (Lau) Lauama (religion) has developed a fascination for the parables of Jesus and plans to set up a Prayer Meeting series on the parables. He will explore the ways Jesus taught important lessons and then focus on particular parables which convey these lessons.
Dayv Lounsbury (theology) grew up in a charismatic religious tradition and has wondered about how best to reach other charismatic people with the Adventist message. This has motivated him to formulate a set of guidelines for this particular focus in ministry.
Don Mansell (religion) is attempting to pull together his own interest in young people and competitive sports. He wants to ask whether or not competition serves a useful purpose in the context of secondary education.
Levi Martin (religion) hopes to create some guidelines for helping "third-culture" kids, particularly missionary children, re-adjust to their home culture after return from foreign service. Coming from such an experience, he is looking for ways to help others make the adjustments smoothly.
Jay Melashenko (theology) brings a pastoral concern to a church family, the various age groups of which are talking about different things each week at church. Hoping to set up a program for all age levels to be studying the same topic at least a few Sabbaths each year, he wants to bring more unity to the church.
Howard Vandermark (theology) has directed his interests in both church growth and church worship toward improving Adventist worship services. Building on a number of dynamics of church growth, he hopes to provide guidelines for enhancing the worship experience in a postmodern society.
Matt Vincent (theology and biblical languages) has decided to put his biblical languages skills to work for his project. He is translating and placing into historical context for publication the eight Sumerian tablets in the WWC collection.

 


2004 Graduates

Theology

James Akers

Tyrone Bryan

Bryan Cafferky

Pedro Careaga

Christopher Clemons

Caleb Foss

William Frei

Tina Guldhammer

Brian Hart

David Lounsbury

Treye McKinney (ENGL)

Jared Spano

Howard Vandermark (MUSI)

Matthew Vincent
   
Religion

Janelle Cobb

Joshua Daarud

Tim Dunston

Jacqueline Gifford

Mark Janke

Lemasaniai Lauama (Lau)

Donald Mansell (BUAD)

Levi Martin

Jamie Schoepflin

David Ward
   
Biblical Languages

Bryan Cafferky

William Frei

Matthew Vincent

 


Majors

  Majors
Theology   67
Religion   27
Biblical Languages Majors   5
Freshmen   26
Sophomore   22
Junior   16
Senior   31


Student Missionaries/Taskforce

Lindsey Bauer New Zealand
Boris Brajnikoff   Papua New Guinea
Brooke Spiva   Micronesia


Student/Pastor Mentors

WW Eastgate
Pastor Cary Fry
  James Akers
  David Lounsbury
Milton Spanish
  Pastor Jorge Tenorio
  Chris Clemons
Touchet/Northside/Umapine
  Pastor Roger Johnson
  Ofa Langi
  Moises Ramirez
Tri-Cities Plant
  Pastor Keith Hanson
  Erik Kort
  Nadia Neil
WW City
  Pastor Rick Bowes
  Jered Kostenko
WWC
  Pastor Troy Fitzgerald
  Will Frei
  Kris Loewen
  Matthew Vincent
CP Village
  Pastor Dan Solis
  Tim Peters



Activities


Theology Club Update

By Jay Melashenko
Students and Faculty in Zambia

What a year for the Theology Club! Fall and Winter quarter were full of excitement. There have been Wednesday night Theology Club Worships every single week of the quarter (except finals weeks), a fantastic retreat and the distribution of our snazzy red vests. The Wednesday night worship has been packed with excellent speakers, nights of questions, inspiring music, and delicious food. Our red vests are the official clothing of the 2004 Theology Club. They have an emblem stitched on the front, right over one's heart that reads: "Inscribed in His hands." This comes from Isaiah 49:16, where God says that He has inscribed us on his hands as an eternal reminder that He will never forget us nor forsake us. These red vests remind me of Jesus' blood that covers me from the nail wounds eternally inscribed in His hands. On the stitching there is a cross, representing Christ's sacrifice, and two white hands, which remind me of the purity of Jesus when he was sacrificed for me. I appreciate the symbolism of the vests so that when I wear it, I am reminded of what Jesus has done for me.

Spring quarter looks like it could be as exciting as the last two. Our Wednesday night worships will continue with more student speakers, prayer, personal testimonies, Dean's Hour, Ask the Profs Night, excellent music, and snacks to encourage fellowship. Also, April 9, at 6:00 pm there was a Faculty Home Night at Doug & Carmen Clark's house.

There is a Mediterranean Theology Club Banquet scheduled in May, and the age-old classic Business vs. Theology softball tournament, taking place later this quarter. This year has been exciting so far, and it promises to continue.

Theology Retreat

By Rachel Davies

Here at Walla Walla College we have a wonderfully active Theology Club, which is open to all students. Each quarter the club officers work hard to organize meaningful and memorable events for students to participate in, and this past winter quarter was no different. The cold, long months can become quite dreary and burdensome for students on campus, so the Theology Club planned a short get-away, a time of rejuvenation and spiritual retreat in the snowy hills around Camp Touchet.

On Friday, February 27, we all met behind Bowers Hall, piled into cars, and headed east. The drive was lovely, but even more welcoming upon arriving at the camp was the smell of junior theology major "Chef" Loewen's homemade pizza and freshly baked cookies. Just as soon as we had claimed our beds and laid out our sleeping bags, we enjoyed a delicious meal and some very joyous fellowship.

The Theology Club creatively planned our vespers service where we sang songs together to welcome the Sabbath and then had a time of solitude and individual prayer. After craft supplies were piled in the middle of the floor, each person took what they needed and found a quiet place to express themselves artistically to the Master Craftsman. The creation was meant as a heart-felt prayer. After a half-hour, we formed groups and shared the meanings of our prayers.

Some had drawn pictures, some had written letters, some had molded clay in shapes of things weighing on their hearts, and one girl wove a paper basket in the shape of a heart and filled it with scripture verses to express her desire for her heart to be "filled with the promises of God through His Word." All in all, it was a very moving and beautiful experience.

Sabbath morning greeted us with a rousing devotional talk by Pedrito Maynard-Reid, followed by a delicious breakfast and a good Sabbath School discussion led by Dave Thomas.

Pedrito's Church Worship Ministry class led out in the church service, with the theme of sacrifice and the Incarnation of God to humanity.

After lunch, a good hike was in order where the view was marvelous. When the hike was over, we made our way back down the mountain and ate dinner, had more discussion time, and then closed the Sabbath and headed back to the grind of school.

Our time of fellowship in the mountains reminded me of how, on a more personal level, we must never forget our times of prayer and retreat with God. It is so easy to get busy with life and forget the things that are most important, but we must take the time to be rejuvenated every day by living in the presence of the Lord. "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 NIV

Ghana Mission Trip

By David Parks

Eight students from WWC will be traveling to Accra, Ghana in northwestern Africa from August 22 to September 13, 2004, to conduct evangelistic meetings. The group will be led by David and Timothy Parks.

The students who will be participating are Vanessa Arlt, Jaci Cress, Erik Kort, Lau Lauama, Kris Loewen, Maria Mitchell, Andrew Perrin, and Paige Wisbey. Each of these students will be preaching eighteen times over a period of sixteen days as they conduct their own evangelistic series.

Partnering with WWC to provide this evangelistic experience for the students are the North Pacific Union, The Quiet Hour, and Global Evangelism from the Carolina Conference. This is the third consecutive summer this opportunity has been available to WWC students. The students conducted meetings in Kumasi, Ghana in 2002, and in Lusaka, Zambia in 2003. We hope this will be a tradition in 2005 and in the years to come.

Teaching Again...

By Susan Bungard

During the four years I spent out of the classroom, hardly a day went by that I didn't think about teaching. Teaching allows me the opportunity to interact with a variety of students at a critical time in their lives, instructing them, and involving them in an experience of study that can affect, even change, their lives forever. Does that goal sound a bit lofty for lower-division courses in religion? Not when it is God who has the power to affect and change the lives of my students!

In an SDA college, you might expect that nearly all of the students are distinctively Adventist. It is true that some students come to a religion course with a long history of SDA school instruction and church attendance. Others, though SDA, have attended public schools. Some students come from other faith traditions with limited understanding of an SDA perspective. Still others join a course with little, if any, background in Bible study or religious exposure. What do all of these students have in common? Inevitably, they all have questions about God and they all have needs and hopes that only God can ultimately fulfill.

Of course, all college classes, including the ones I teach, have particular objectives to cover throughout the quarter. The study involved in religion classes, such as Ministry of Jesus and Parables of Jesus, is fascinating and exciting. Even students, who have studied the Bible in various venues throughout their lives and have read the same verses repeatedly, find the deeper, more focused study in these introductory college religion courses very meaningful. At the end of the quarter, in a written "course inventory," I ask students to share new insights they have learned. These insights range from simple facts to notable conceptual understanding, and all seem to share a greater appreciation of the Scriptures.

Within and beyond the course objectives and the knowledge gained from these courses, I ask myself, "What do my students need?" Despite the fact that students come in different packages and with different backgrounds, the following needs I have come to consider "universal":

  • To know that God loves each of them
  • To know that Jesus Christ made eternal life possible for each of them
  • To know that there is hope beyond this world because of the above
  • To have a sense of belonging
  • To have a sense of direction

Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list of student needs, but it does seem to cover some of the primary areas. If they appear quite basic in nature, that is precisely the point. For me to teach a religion class and not recognize and address these specific, basic spiritual needs as much as possible for each student would be, in my teaching experience, negligent. In fact, having the privilege to share the love of God, the gift of Jesus, the hope of eternal life, and the sense of belonging and direction that come from a relationship with God is what makes teaching religion to college students so worthwhile to me. Although I had nearly ten years of previous teaching experience in other fields (English and ESL), teaching religion gives me a unique opportunity to convey knowledge about God, about the Bible, and other religious sources, while at the same time nurturing among my students the desire for and the potential reality of an informed, committed, passionate spiritual life that can be sustained over a lifetime.

Most students have a desire to have such an experience. Yet there are obstacles that often prevent some of them from pursuing it and allowing God to permeate their lives. Typically, I have found these obstacles to be unresolved pain and loss, addictions, doubts, distractions, misconceptions, and even ambivalence. In one classroom of 40 or more students, the prevalence of these issues is profound. Gradually, in assignments and papers and in my individual conversations with students, the battles of their lives are uncovered, and my efforts and prayers increase.

Yet one class at a time, one student at a time, God has the power to affect and to change. Along with fulfilling the objectives in each religion course that I teach, I want to create an environment in that classroom where God's love and power can be cultivated, can be implanted and nourished. Whether in the context of devotionals or prayers; in lectures or discussions; in spontaneous conversations before or after class; in group assignments; in individual study wherever and whenever God chooses to tap a student on the shoulder and whisper, "I love you My Son died for you I want you to be in heaven with Me no matter what happens in this life, you belong to Me and I will guide you just follow Me." That is what I want for each of my students. And that is why I am so grateful for the opportunity to be teaching again for the first time.

"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us." 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, NRSV

Faculty


Theology Faculty Research, Presentations, Publications April 2003-May 2004

Presentations:

April
• PROBE host and director (KGTS radio interview program) “Forgiveness.” April-June 2003 Sabbath School Lessons. www.wwc.edu/probe — DC, LV
• 25 — Moscow, ID. “Early Iron Age Religion at Tall al-`Umayri, Jordan.” Presentation at the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference of AAR/SBL and ASOR — DC
• 26 — Moscow, ID. “The 2002 Season of Excavations at Tall al-`Umayri, Jordan.” Presentation at the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference of AAR/SBL and ASOR. With Larry Herr — DC
• 26 — Moscow, ID. Presider, “The James Ossuary and the Ethical Dilemmas of Dealing with Looted Artifacts.” Plenary session at the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference of AAR/SBL and ASOR — DC
• 26 — College Place, WA. “Current Issues in Adventism – Left Behind in Jerusalem: Biblical Israel in Prophecy.” Seminar for IBCC — DC, ZS, AT

May
• 16-17 — Pasco, WA. “Archaeology and the Bible: A Match Made in Heaven?” Inaugural Marvin Cain Memorial Lecture/Seminar. Four sessions: 1) Archaeology and the Bible: A Match Made in Heaven? 2) Courtship and Marriage: How Archaeology and the Bible Met. 3) The Great Divorce: What Sent Archaeology Packing (Or Was It the Bible?). 4) From this Day Forward: Archaeology and the Bible ... Living Happily Ever After? — DC
• 17 — College Place, WA. “Defending the Christian Faith in Current Times.” Sabbath Seminar — DT

June
• 10 — North Wales, United Kingdom. “A Biblical View of How to Worship.” Campmeeting. South England Conference of SDA — PMR
• 11-12 — North Wales, United Kingdom. “Relevant Adventism.” Campmeeting at the Youth Pavilion, South England Conference of SDA — PMR
• 11 — North Wales, United Kingdom. “A Biblical View of Why We Worship.” Campmeeting. South England Conference of SDA — PMR
• 12 — North Wales, United Kingdom. “A Cultural View of Worship.” Campmeeting. South England Conference of SDA — PMR
• 13 — North Wales, United Kingdom. “A View of the Role and Place of Music in Worship.” Campmeeting. South England Conference of SDA — PMR
• 16-18 — Gladstone, OR. "How do You Read?" Gladstone Camp Meeting — ZS
• 16-18 — Gladstone, OR. "Dare to Learn from Daniel!" Gladstone Camp Meeting — ZS
• 21 — Upper Columbia Conference Camp Meeting. "God's People in a Troubled World" — ZS

July
• PROBE host (KGTS radio interview program) and study guide author for “Sanctuary Themes: The Book of Hebrews.” July-Sept — AT
• 10 — Anacortes, WA. “Archaeology in Today’ Middle East.” Sister Cities organization — DC
• 16 — Gladstone, OR. “The Cross of Christ — The Problem of Sin.” Two seminars at the Oregon Conference Camp meeting — DT
• 17 — Gladstone, OR. “The Cross of Christ — The Problem of God’s Holiness.” Two seminars at the Oregon Conference Camp meeting — DT
• 18 — Gladstone, OR. “The Cross of Christ — The Problem of God’s Love.” Two seminars at the Oregon Conference Camp meeting — DT

August
• 13-20 — Glacier View Ranch, CO. “Back to the Bible: Trying to Hear All the Voices.” Faith and Science Conference — AT
• 13-20 — Glacier View Ranch, CO. “The Bible: Isn’t It About Time?” Second Faith and Science Conference — DC
• 15-16 — Bronx, NY. “The Epistle of James.” The Voice of Prophecy Radio Interview. September. “Ethical Hot-Potatoes in Adventism.” Bible Conference. North Bronx SDA Church — PMR
• Aug.26-Sept.19 — Lusaka, Zambia. Evangelism series sponsored by Global Evangelism and The Quiet Hour — DT
• 28-31 — Hope, BC. Review of Herold Weiss, A Day of Gladness: The Sabbath among Jews and Christians in Antiquity (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2003). Sixth National AAF Conference — AT
• Glacier View Ranch, CO. “The Bible: Isn’t It About Time?” Second Faith and Science Conference — DC

September
• 5-6 — Quesnel, BC. “Avalanche, Pyramid, Castle, and Pie: Pictures to Help You Study Your Bible.” Four-part Seminar — AT
• 12 — Yokosuka, Japan. “Teamwork/Seeing the Truth.” SDA military retreat vespers — DB

October
• PROBE host and director (KGTS radio interview program) “Jonah.” Oct-Dec Sabbath School Lessons — DC
• 3 — Spokane, WA. TV interviews recorded with E. Schaak. Spokane Linwood — DB
• 3-5 — Hudson Valley, NY. “Living Balanced Lives.” Keynote and Closing addresses for the 3rd Annual Family Retreat for Couples and Singles. Greater New York Conference of SDA — PMR
• 4 — Spokane, WA. Sabbath Sermon, SDA Church — DB
• 4 — Spokane, WA. Picture report from Gulf/ Africa. Navy Ball, Fairchild — DB
• 13-18 — Spangle, WA. “Unremarkable to Unimaginable." Week of Prayer — PMR
• 18 — John Day, OR. “Excavating Jesus, Paul & John: Archaeology of the New Testament.” IBCC Seminar — DC
• 19 — New Orleans, LA. “Seeing the Truth.” RFOTS — DB
• 23 — Walla Walla, WA. “The Archaeology of Jordan.” Presentation for the Walla Walla International Rotary — DC
• 25 — College Place, WA. “Faith/Science Conference at Glacier View II: Theological Issues, Inspiration, Time.” Sabbath Seminar — DC, AT
• 28 — College Place, WA. “Reflections on Summer Evangelism in Zambia.” For faculty and staff — DT

November
• 7 — College Place, WA. “This Week.” Presentation at Blue Mountain Television — DT
• 8 — Association of Adventist Forums. “Faith and Science Conference of 2003.” With Anthony Aaby, Roy Campbell, Joe Galusha, Scott Ligman — DC, AT
• 16 — College Place, WA. “Driven Away from the Presence of the Lord: The Longing for Community.” Distinguished Faculty Lecture — AT
• 20 — New Orleans, LA. Reserve Chaplain brief. NRAMS — DB
• 21 — Atlanta, GA. ETANA Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Presiding with James Flanagan — DC
• 21 — Atlanta, GA. “Doing Eschatological Ethics on the Margins.” Adventist Society for Religious Studies annual meetings — PMR
• 23 — Atlanta, GA. “The Dimensions of Daily Life in Domestic Housing (Especially the ‘Four-room House’).” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Also, a panel respondent to presentations by Lawrence Stager and Oded Borowski on Daily Life in Ancient Israel — DC

December
• 5-6 — Phoenix, AZ. “Ellen White Escapes from Hell.” Three-part seminar — AT

January
• 4 — Walla Walla, WA. Sunday morning presentations in six-part seminar series, “Don’t Get No Respect” — AT
• 6 — College Place, WA. “Walla Walla College’s Contribution to Understanding Daily Life in the Domestic Housing of Ancient Israel and Jordan.” Presentation for Faculty Brown Bag at WWC — DC
• 11 — Walla Walla, WA. Pioneer Memorial “Authority” — AT
• 17 — College Place, WA. “Why Be a Chaplain?” Village SDA SS — DB • 17 — College Place, WA. “A Fixed Point of Reference.” CP Village Church — DT
• 24 — Milton-Freewater, OR. “The Home of the Saved.” Presentation at Milton-Freewater SDA Spanish Church — DT
• 24 — San Antonio, TX. Paul Worley Retirement speech. Episcopal church — DBv • 25 — Walla Walla, WA. “Christians and Culture” — AT
• 28 — Jacksonville, FL. Chaplain brief & speech. NAS Jax PDTC — DBv • 30 — Portland, OR. “Christians and Islam: The Search for Understanding in a Context of Fear.” IBCC Seminar — BJ
• McCall, ID. Workers Meetings for Idaho Conference. Brief therapy for pastors counseling troubled marriages — LV

February
• 1 — Portland, OR. “Christians and Islam: The Search for Understanding in a Context of Fear.” IBCC Seminar — BJ
• 4-6 — Orlando, FL. Academic Chairpersons Conference sponsored by Kansas State University — DT
• 7 — College Place, WA. “The Song of Deborah.” Sabbath Seminar with Beverly Beem — DC
• 7 — Palatka, FL. “The Home of the Saved.” Palatka Seventh-day Adventist Church — DT
• 7 — “Conversations on Adventism’s 27 Fundamental Beliefs.” Participation in three panel discussions (“Inspiration”, “Spiritual Gifts”, “Commandments”) in a video series sponsored by SDA lay person, Thomas Saknit, in conjunction with the La Sierra University Church — AT
• 8 — Walla Walla, WA. “Don’t Get No Respect.” Sunday morning presentations in six-part seminar series — AT
• 8 — Lincoln City, OR. “Those Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.” Based on John Gottman’s study of marriages — LV
• 11 — College Place, WA. “Daily Life in Ancient Jordan/Israel: A Vieo from the Lab.” Presentation with Gloria A. London for the Archaeological Institute of America, Walla Walla Chapter — DC
• 12 — San Diego, CA. Chaplain brief & speech. NETC PDTC — DB
• 14 — College Place, WA. “The Song of Songs (Solomon): Valentine’s Day Special.” Sabbath Seminar with Beverly Beem — DC
• 19 — Angwin, CA. “Tall al-`Umayri, Jordan.” Colloquy presentation at Pacific Union College with Lawrence Geraty and Larry Herr — DC
• 21 — College Place, WA. “Sculpture and Story in Southeast Asian Religion.” Sabbath Seminar — KB
• 21 — Walla Walla, WA. “The Crucible.” For inmates at the Wasthington State Penitentary — DT
• 27 — Loma Linda, CA. Slide show from Gulf/ Africa. WWC Alumni — DB
• 27-29 — Portland, OR. "Letting Daniel Speak." IBCC Seminar with Dr. Gudmundur Olafsson, a retired professor from Newbold College, at Sunnyside Church — ZS
• 28 — Palm Springs, CA. “New Year’s Regrets.” SDA Church — DB
• 28 — College Place, WA. “Religion in Today’s Islamic World.” Sabbath Seminar — BJ
• 28 — Camp Touchet, WA. “Women In Ministry” Presentation at WWC Theology Club Retreat — DT

March
• 5-6 — Celebration, FL. “Enduring Values within Our Adventist Heritage.” Florida Hospital Visioning Conference: “The Healing Ministry of Christ in the 21st Century” — AT
• 6 — College Place, WA. “To The Very Heart of Things.” WWC Church — DT
• 19-21 — Toronto, Canada. "Following in the Footsteps of the Prophet Daniel." A Seminar presented at the Slavic SDA Church — ZSv • 27 — Milton-Freewater, OR. “Those Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.” Based on John Gottman’s study of marriages — LV

April
• PROBE host and director (KGTS radio interview program) “Isaiah.” April-June 2004 Sabbath School Lessons — DC
• 2-4 — Les Diablarets, Switzerland. “Who’s Afraid of the Old Testament God?” Six-part seminar for the Swiss Forum, sponsored by the Swiss Union of SDA — AT
• 3 — Annapolis, MD. Palm Sunday sermons. Naval Academy Chapel — DB
• 10 — Walla Walla, WA. Baptized a student — a most fun part of teaching!! WWC Church — DBv • 17 — College Place, WA. Forgiveness sermons with Barbara. WWC Church — DB
• 24 — College Place, WA. “Adventism & the World: Maintaining a Global Church Community.” IBCC Seminar Current Issues in Adventism — PD, ZS, DT, AT
• 29 — Walla Walla, WA. “Personality in the Workplace.” Myers-Briggs application at a dental office — LV

May
• 8 — Bend, OR. “The English Bible: Where it Came from and What to Do with It.” IBCC seminar — DT, AT
• 8 — Pasco, WA. “Passing the Torch: Transmitting Adventist Values to the Next Generation.” IBCC seminar — DB, LV

Publications:

April
• Samuel: Del Peligro del Caos al Peligro del Poder. Coleccion Vida Abundante, La Biblia Amplificada. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Asociación Casa Editora Sudamericana, 2002. (Translation into Spanish of Samuel: From the Danger of Chaos to the Danger of Power. The Abundant Life Bible Amplifier. Boise, ID: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1995) — AT
• Who’s Afraid of the Old Testament God? Gonzalez, FL: Pacesetters Bible School, 2003. (4th revised edition [Paternoster, 1988; Zondervan, 1989; Pacesetters, 2000]). Book re-issue — AT

July
• “Tell al-`Umayri,” pp. 463-464 in “Archaeology in Jordan, 2002 Season,” eds. Stephen H. Savage, Kurt A. Zamora, and Donald R. Keller. American Journal of Archaeology 107:449-475. Primary author with Larry G. Herr and Lawrence T. Geraty — DC

August
• 24 — “Bible Translations, Ellen White’s Use of.” Article for Ellen G. White Encyclopedia, Denis Fortin and Jerry Moon, eds., Andrews University — AT

September
• “Dilemma of the Bone Box.” Signs of the Times: 24-25 — DC
• 10 — “Prophets and Kings.” Article for Ellen G. White Encyclopedia, Denis Fortin and Jerry Moon, eds., Andrews University — AT

October
• “Conversations with the Other Side,” Spectrum 31:4 (Fall 2003), 54-59 — AT
• “The Internal Dynamic of Credible Preaching.” Ministry — DT

November
• “Bible Question” [What does the OT bring into my everyday life?], The Bible Pacesetter, 3 — AT
• “The Faith and Science Conference of 2003: In Celebration of Certainty and Curiosity.” Adventist Today 11/4: 12 — DC

December
• Primary Editor (with Victor H. Matthews), 100 Years of American Archaeology in the Middle East: Proceedings of the American Schools of Oriental Research Centennial Celebration, Washington, D.C., April 2000. Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2003 — DC
• "New Academy Being Built in the Philippines." Adventures in Missions — ZS
• "This World is not my Home" Adventures in Missions — ZS
• "Christmas without Oranges." WWC Collegian, 3 December — ZS

January
• “A Meticulous Scholarly Work.” Review of Herold Weiss, A Day of Gladness: The Sabbath among Jews and Christians in Antiquity (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2003). Spectrum 32:1 (Winter 2004), 69-71 — AT

February
• “Response to Dale Ratzlaff,” Ministry, 20- 32,38 — AT

March
• Doctoral Dissertation — The Stairway to Heaven: A Critique of the Evangelical Gospel Presentation in North America. Andrews University — PD
• "A Little Child Shall Lead Them." Adventures in Missions — ZS

April
• "The Use of the Aramaic Word bar ("son") as a Noun of Relation in the Book of Daniel." Asia Adventist Seminary Studies — ZS

May
• “The Law Is Our Anchor, Jesus Is the Wind In Our Sails,” Commentary on Fundamental Belief #18 (Law of God), Ministry — AT

Research:

• Book in process: Text-Linguistic Approach to 1John — BJ
• Commentary in process on the Book of Daniel for Andrews University Press: Wisdom to the Wise — ZS

Awards:

• Completion of Ph.D. from Andrews University — The Stairway to Heaven: A Critique of the Evangelical Gospel Presentation in North America. Andrews University — PD

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