The Theology Department seeks to lead students, colleagues, Dordt College, and the Christian community, both locally and globally, into more faithful service to the Triune God and his mission through deepening knowledge of God's scriptural revelation, of the church's response to this revelation, and the church's participation in God's mission of the restoration of all creation.

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Faculty Work from 2017

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Hearing God's Voice, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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McSupper or Lord's Supper?, Mark Verbruggen

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Millennials and the Reformation, Aaron Baart

Faculty Work from 2016

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Being Grateful for My "Stupid Little Life": Why We Need Movies, Jason Lief

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Call to Gladness, Aaron Baart

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Dear Christians in America, Aaron Baart

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Easter Morning and New Realities: To Be Made Alive Together With, Aaron Baart

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Gift of Rest, Aaron Baart

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How Do I Know What To Do With My Life?, Mark Verbruggen

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Pastoral Reflections on the Election Cycle, Mark Verbruggen

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Paul's Language of Zēlos: Monosemy and the Rhetoric of Identity and Practice, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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선교지 기독교 교육의 실제 의미: “선교를 위한 교육”으로부터 “선교할 수 있는 교육”으로 / Practical Meaning of Christian Education in the Mission Fields: From "Mission Through Education" Toward "Education that Enables Mission”, Jay Shim

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Reclaiming a Biblical View for Agriculture, Wayne A. Kobes

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Sanctified by God's Word: Towards a Websterian Ontology of Scripture and Church, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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Voluntourism, Aaron Baart

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What Role Do Bible Scholars Play in Your Bible Reading?, Benjamin J. Lappenga

Faculty Work from 2015

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Accessible Lust, Aaron Baart

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Answering Your Question: Creeds and Confessions, Wayne A. Kobes

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Answering Your Question: The Bible and Traditional Beliefs, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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Bible Stories No One Talks About, Mark Verbruggen

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Christ, Consumerism, and Christmas, Aaron Baart

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Christmas Confession, Aaron Baart

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Church and Homosexuality, Aaron Baart

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Citation of Psalm 69:9 in John 2:17 as a Double Entendre, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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Community-Edifying 'World-Construction' in Paul and 1 Clement as a Resource for Theological Deliberations about Human Origins, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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Cultivating a Biblical Imagination, Jason Lief

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Cultivating a Religionless Social Imaginary: Youth Ministry in a Secular Age, Jason Lief

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Easter: She Called Him "Rabboni", Aaron Baart

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Experiencing God's Presence in the Life of Academia, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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How Can We Become Biblically Literate?, Jay Shim

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How Should We Read the Bible?, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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Impatient Waiting, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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“I Myself am an Israelite”: Revisiting Paul’s Use of Ζῆλος in Romans 9-11, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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James 3:13-4:10 and the Language of Envy in Proverbs 3:21-35, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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John the Baptist and Advent, Aaron Baart

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Lent: Behold, the Man!, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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Liberia: One Year Later, Aaron Baart

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“Like a Girl”: Why our Words Matter, Jason Lief

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Mediating the Sacred: Popular Culture as Liturgical Icon in a Secular Age, Jason Lief

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My Service Conversion, Aaron Baart

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Poetic Youth Ministry: Learning to Love Young People by Letting Them Go, Jason Lief

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Proliferation of Life, Aaron Baart

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Responsible Ones: Young People, Faith, and Letting Go, Jason Lief

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Revisiting the Merits of a Contested Discipline: Reflections on the Study of Old Testament Theology, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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"Speak, Hannah, and Do Not be Silent": Pseudo-Philo's Deconstruction of Violence in Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum 50-51, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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Wasting My Vote: Why I am an "Independent", Jason Lief

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Why Christians Don't Read the Bible, Aaron Baart

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Young People and Faith: Encountering God "In All Things", Jason Lief

Submissions from 2014

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Christ-Centered Sermons: Models of Redemptive Preaching (Book Review), Mark Verbruggen

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Feeling Minnesota: The Art of Not Winning, Jason Lief

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Reformed Theology as Worldview Theology: The Public Nature of the Gospel and Spirituality, Jay Shim

Faculty Work from 2013

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Some Kind of Monstrosity: What Youth Ministry Can Learn from Heavy Metal, Jason Lief

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Vivid: Deepening Your Colors, Sydney J. Hielema and Aaron Baart

Submissions from 2012

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Pedagogy of Promise: The Eschatological Task of Christian Education, Jason Lief

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Proclaiming Christian Education: Let Children Come to Me, Jay Shim

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Two Kingdoms Perspective and Theological Method: Why I Still Disagree with David Van Drunen, Jason Lief

Submissions from 2011

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Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-First Century (Book Review), Wayne A. Kobes

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Reformed Hermeneutic: An Outline, Thomas R. Wolthuis

Submissions from 2010

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Christian Practices as Counter Discourses: Foucault, Barth, and the Discourse of Higher Education, Jason Lief

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Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview (Book Review), Wayne A. Kobes

Submissions from 2009

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Is Neo-Calvinism Calvinist? A Neo-Calvinist Engagement of Calvin's "Two Kingdoms" Doctrine, Jason Lief

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State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Kowledge of God (Book Review), Jason Lief

Submissions from 2008

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Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation (Book Review), Jason Lief

Submissions from 2007

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Praying at Burger King (Book Review), Jason Lief

Submissions from 2006

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Conceiving the Christian College (Book Review), Thomas R. Wolthuis

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Every Tribe, Language, People, and Nation, Syd Hielema

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Paul: In Fresh Perspective (Book Review), Thomas R. Wolthuis

Books from 2004

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Witness, Syd Hielema and Norm Matheis

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Worldview: The History of a Concept (Book Review), Tim McConnel

Submissions from 2003

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Calvin for Armchair Theologians (Book Review), Tim McConnel

Submissions from 2002

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Common Grace or Antithesis? Towards a Consistent Understanding of Kuyper's "Sphere Sovereignty", Tim McConnel

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Growing in the Life of Faith, Education and Christian Practices (Book Review), Syd Hielema

Submissions from 2001

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Describing the Elephant: Christianity in a Media-Driven Culture, Syd Hielema

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Improvising Inside the Whole Story, Syd Hielema

Submissions from 1999

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After Heaven, Spirituality in America Since the 1950s (Book Review), Syd Hielema

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Heaven... It's Not the End of the World (Book Review), Thomas G. Soerens

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Perfection of Misunderstandings: John's Role as Author in the Book of Revelation, Syd Hielema

Faculty Work from 1998

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Biblical Hermeneutics and Hebraism in the Early Seventeenth Century As Reflected in the Work of John Weemse (1579-1636), Jay Shim

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Contemporary Worship Music: A Biblical Defence (Book Review), Syd Hielema

Submissions from 1996

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Scripture and Theology: Doctrinal Facts, a Community's Narrative, or a Redemptive-Historical Fabric, Michael Williams

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Touch Me and Believe: Spiritual Resurrection Redefined, Michael Williams

Submissions from 1995

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God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams and Consulting the Faithful: What Christian Intellectuals Can Learn from Popular Religion (Book Reviews), Michael Williams

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Homosexuality and the Body of Christ: An Opportunity for Reflection, Michael Williams

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Identity Myth and Christian Anti-Semitism, Michael Williams

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Liberating Message: A Christian Worldview for Africa (Book Review), Michael W. Goheen

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Risen Indeed: Making Sense of the Resurrection (Book Review), Michael Williams

Submissions from 1994

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Christian Perspectives on Being Human: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Integration (Book Review), Michael Williams

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Christian Theology: An Introduction (Book Review), Michael Williams

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Fabric of Theology: A Prolegomenon to Evangelical Theology (Book Review), Michael Williams

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Groen van Prinsterer's Lectures on Unbelief and Revolution (Book Review), John C. Vander Stelt

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Revisioning Evangelical Theology: A Fresh Agenda for the 21st Century (Book Review), Michael Williams

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Selling Jesus: What's Wrong with Marketing the Church (Book Review), Michael Williams

Submissions from 1993

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Homosexuality, Scripture, and the Body of Christ, Michael Williams

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Individualism and Biblical Personhood, Michael Williams

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Made in America: The Shaping of American Evangelicalism (Book Review), Michael Williams

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No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? (Book Review), Michael Williams

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Truth to Tell: The Gospel as Public Truth (Book Review), Michael W. Goheen

Submissions from 1992

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English Bible from KJV to NIV: A History and Evaluation (Book Review), Michael Williams

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Faith on the Edge: Religion and Marginalized Existence (Book Review), Michael W. Goheen

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Lives of Robert and James Haldane (Book Review), John C. Vander Stelt