Bethel Tapestry

Tapestry Toutings

Issue 19 | Spring/Summer 2010

Tapestry Toutings: Leo Gabriel Leo Gabriel (Business and Economics) co-wrote “Minnesota Home Ownership Center Case Study Illuminates Costs Of Foreclosure Counseling” in Community Dividend published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and “Gaining a Better Understanding of the Costs of Homeownership Programs: A Case Study and Recommendations for Minnesota's Home Ownership Center” for the Federal Reserve Bank Of Minneapolis Community Affairs Report.
Tapestry Toutings: Juan Hernandez
Juan Hernandez (Biblical and Theological Studies) was invited to serve on the board that oversees the Editio Critica Maior (ECM) volume on the Apocalypse. The ECM, published by the Muenster Institute in Germany, is a series seeking to produce the definitive edition of the Greek New Testament. Hernandez is the only American textual-critic to serve on the board. In addition, he will teach a course on the Four Gospels at Princeton Theological Seminary under the auspices of the Hispanic Summer Program. Hernandez has also published several articles including “A Scribal Solution to a Problematic Measurement in the Apocalypse” in New Testament Studies, one of the world’s top New Testament journals.
Tapestry Toutings: James Lewis
James Lewis (Religious Studies) published a review of “Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal” in Christian Scholar’s Review. He also presented “Messianism as a Factor in Vietnam’s  Mass Conversion to Christianity: 1990-2010” at the Third International Conference on Hmong Studies at The Center for Hmong Studies, Concordia University (St. Paul, Minn.) and presented “Christianity and Human Rights in Vietnam: The Case of the Ethnic Minorities 1975-2009” at Payap University (Chiangmai, Thailand).
Tapestry Toutings: Paul Reasoner Paul Reasoner (Philosophy) presented “Self and Other: Multicultural Literacy” at the University of Niigata Prefecture (Niigata, Japan).
Tapestry Toutings: Sam Rima Sam Rima (D.Min. Director, Bethel Seminary St. Paul) presented “Social and Economic Justice and Spiritual Capital Theory” at the World Council of Churches International Headquarters in Geneva.
Tapestry Toutings: Sara Shady Sara Shady (Philosophy) was one of nine North American scholars invited to join nine African scholars on a two-week research seminar in South Africa, studying the role of religion in South Africa’s democracy.
Tapestry Toutings: Samuel Zalanga Samuel Zalanga (Anthropology and Sociology) presented "Reflections on the Consequences of the Global Economic Meltdown in Africa and Haiti" as part of a panel at the Spring 2010 International Leadership Forum at the University of St. Thomas. He also presented "Pentecostalism and Its Competitors: Islam" at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies at North Central University (Minneapolis). Zalanga co-presented "Neoliberal Imperialism: Critical Reflections and Perspectives from the Third World" at the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Third World Studies at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana, West Africa).