Areopagus Journal Vol 11 No 4 Fall 2011 (Received March 2012)

Veritas: Life After Death
Craig Branch………………………….3

What the Bible Says About Life after Death
John W. Cooper………………………..6

A Philosophical and Historical Case for Life after Death
Chad V. Meister……………………….14

Near Death Experiences and Wordview Concerns: Addressing Diffcult Questions
Gar R. Habermas………………………..22

Are there Ghosts?
Ron Rhodes……………………………..30

Book Reviews……………………………36

For Further study……………………….45

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EMQ Vol 48 No 2 April 2012

140     The Importance of the Missionary Society in  Peru: Asociacion Misionera Evangelica Nacional
By Samuel Cueva
A look at the origins and structure of the first indigenous mission in Peru and its importance for missions in the third millennium.

150     Reaching Out to Muslims: A Kairos Moment  for Hispanic Christians
By Diana  Barrera
We are living in a time when God is giving the Hispanic Church the opportunity to reach out to Muslims.

156     Missions from a Personal Latin American Perspective
By Manuel J. Gutierrez
When Latinos ask about getting involved in missions, the approach to getting them started is not simple.

162     Walk with  Me (Part 2): The Path to Interdependency
By Daniel Rickett
In part two of his discussion, Rickett shares a proposal by which the Western Church and the Majority World Church can bridge the wealth divide and realize the unity we have in Christ.

172    Seven Biblical Themes for Language Learning
By Michael Lessard-Ciouston
Although  vital to cross-cultural missions, language learning presents a major challenge for missionaries. The author introduces biblical themes for language learning.

182    Lifestyle Choices in Missions: What to Carry/ What to Leave Behind
By Christine Jeske
The author shares five questions cross-cultural workers need to ask when making lifestyle choices.

190    The Spiritual Formation of Mission Leaders
By David Teague
The author discusses the importance of communion, community, and ministry in leadership.
198        How Translation Techniques Aid in Communicating the Bible Cross-culturally
By Kenneth Nehrbass
How can we bridge the culture and language gap so that we communicate scripture’s intended meaning? The author shares seven common  “tools of the trade” Bible translators utilize to get the meaning across accurately and clearly.

208    A Guide to Successful International Scholarships
By James L. Hansen
Six key components in one international  scholarship program in Bolivia have led to great success in Christian leaders making an impact both nationally and globally.

216    Discovering “Who” Is the Silver Bullet of World Evangelism: Eight Missiological lmplications
By Cecil VV. Stalnaker
Missionaries must grasp both intellectually and emotionally that God is the silver bullet in world evangelism. If not, they may respond in at least eight unhealthy ways.

226    Birthing a Community-oriented, Mission-minded Body of Believers
By II. J. D-Davidson
How one Bible/ministry training program empowered Christians in rural China to become a fully-functioning body of believers without dependence on foreign input.

DEPARTMENTS
134    A Second Look: When We Disagree
By Gary Corwin
136    Perspectives: Sense and Nonsense of Large-scale Evangelism
By Dwight Martin and Marten Visser
234    Mission Resources on the Web: The MisLinks Story
By A. Scott Moreau  and Mike O’Rear
240    Book Reviews

The New Yorker March 19, 2012

6  GOINGS  ON ABOUT TOWN
23  THE  TALK OF  THE  TOWN
Margaret Talbot on the G.O.P. and women;
James Surowiecki on reasons for optimism.

Ezra Klein      32  THE POLITICAL SCENE
The Unpersuaded
What’s the use is Presidential rhetoric?
Cora Frazier      39   SHOUTS & MURMURS
Survey Says
David Owen      40  PERSONAL HISTORY
Scars: A life in injuries.
James B. Stewart  46   OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS
Tax Me if You Can: How the super-rich avoid taxes.
Francisco Goldman 54   A REPORTER AT LARGE
Children of the Dirty War
Finding Argentina’s stolen orphans.
Rivka Galchen      66   FICTION
“Appreciation”
THE  CRITICS
Louis Menand    72 A CRITIC AT LARGE
Lessons of Mitt Romney’s  business career.
BOOKS
Richard Brody    78 Claude Lanzmann’s  memoirs.
83 Briefly Noted
Sasha Frere-fones 84 POP MUSIC
The return Van Halen.
]ohn Lahr    86 THE THEATRE
“The Lady from Dubuque,”
“Painting Churches.”
Emily Nussbaum    88 ON  TELEVISION
The art of the dirtbag sitcom.
Anthony Lane    90  THE CURRENT CINEMA
“The Kid with a Bike,” ”Detachment.
POEMS
Vijay Seshadri    44   “Rereading”
Bob Hicok           60  “Equine Aubade”

JSNT Vol 34 No 3 March 2012

ANDREW  T. LINCOLN
Contested Paternity and Contested Readings:
Jesus’ Conception  in Matthew 1.18-25                    211-231

JANE  HEATH
‘You Say that I Am a King’ (John 18.37)                    232-253

N. CLAYTON CROY AND AUCE E. CONNOR
Mantic Mary? The Virgin Mother as Prophet in Luke
1.26-56 and the Early Church                                    254-276

STEPHEN L. YOUNG
Romans 1.1-5 and Paul’s Christological use of Hab.2.4 in
Rom. 1.17: An Underutilized Consideration in the Debate     277-285

M. DAVID LITWA
Transformation through a Mirror: Moses in 2 Cor. 3.18        286-297

JSOT Vol 36 No 3 March 2012

IAN DOUGLAS WILSON
Judean Figurines and Ethnic in the Shadow of Assyria    259-278

CHEE-CHIEW  LEE
Once  Again:  The  Niphal and the Hithpael of in the Abrahamic Blessing for the Nations 279-296

JAMIE H. FERGUSON
The Epic and the Prophetic: A Reading of the Primeval History against 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel 7  297-320

ANNE-MAREIKE WETTER
In Unexpected Places: Ritual and Religious Belonging in the Book  of Esther 321-332

ABIGAIL PELHAM
Job’s Crisis of Language: Power and Powerlessness in Job’s Oaths 333-354

DAVID C. MITCHELL
Resinging the Temple Psalmody                    355-378

Biblica Vol 92 Fasc 4 March 2012

Commentationes

J Makujina: The Interpretation of Ps 144,14: Applying a Pluralistic Approach
to a Manifold Difficulty………….,………………………………………………….. 481-502

E. Gass:  Jahwe oder der Perserkoinig? Intertextuelle und semantische Studien
zu Jes 40,10 …………………………………………………………………………   503-527

W. Schutte: Israels Exil in Juda und die Voilkerspruche in Am 1-2….. …… 528-553

H. Stettler: Die Gebote Jesu im Johannesevangelium (14,15.21; 15,10)……..554-579

A.D. Myers: Prosopopoetics and Conflict: Speech and Expectations in John 8.    580-596
Animadversiones
C. Rohmer: Aux  frontieres du discours en paraboles (Mt 13,1-53)……….. 597-610

Recensiones
Vetus Testamentum
E.A. Knauf   J. VAN SETERS,  The Biblical Saga  of King David …………….    611-614
D. Candido:  H.M. WAHL, Das Buch Esther………………………………………    614-618
J Corley:  W. URBANZ, Gebet  im Sirachbuch……………………………………    618-622
G. McConville: W. 0SWALD, Staatstheorie im Alten Israel …………………

Novum Testamentum
J-N. Aletti: U.C. voN WAHLDE, The Gospel  and Letters  of John………………627-630
JM  Granados Rojas: T. ENGBERG-PEDERSEN, Cosmology and Self in the Apostle
Paul……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
631- 634
Libri ad Directionem missi ………………………………………………………………..635-639

English Jouranl Vol 101 No. 4 March 2012

8   Call for Manuscripts
11    From the Editor
Ken Lindblom
13  From the Secondary Section Community in the Classroom Katie Greene and Karen Conn Mitcham

105  An April Fool’s Day EJ Extra: Will Your Students Get the Joke?
How to Plump a Paper
Douglas Pollock

THE COMMUNITY IN THE CLASSROOM

17   EJ in Focus
Connecting the Classroom, Community, and Curriculum
Jim Burke
Join the popular author and high school teacher as he brings the real world of work to his Generation Y students. He describes class projects, guest speakers, and other ways for helping students develop literacy skills that will help them find gainful employment.

29   Inviting Parents In: Expanding Our Community Base to Support Writing
Cathy Fleischer and Kimberly Coupe Pavlock
Parents can be our greatest allies for ensuring effective writing instruction.  Fleischer and Pavlock share strategies for engaging parents in supportive efforts with their children.

37   Digitalk as Community
Kristen Hawley Turner
Students aren’t just texting; they’re participating as members of a community of writers,
developing skills of voice, purpose, and audience awareness.

43   Wiki Literature Circles: Creating Digital Learning Communities
Elizabeth Edmondson
Edmundson brings us literature circles for the 21st century.

50   Informal and Shared: Writing to Create Community
Deborah Dean and Adrienne Warren
Informal writing can provide excellent ways to create a classroom community that
heightens students’ writing skills.

55   Novelzine: Reading and Writing Community
Karin H. deGravelles, Jacqueline Bach, Yvette Hyde, Angelle Hebert, with Debra Hale, Alesha Cavanaugh, and Monica Kimbrough
Four different English classes participate in an innovative writing project that’s novel in more than one way.

64   Powerful Writing: Promoting a Political Writing Community of Students
Fahima lfe
For students  to act as responsible citizens, they must become comfortable writing with and about power.

70   Where to Begin? Using Place-Based Writing to Connect Students with Their Local Communities
Lauren Esposito
Esposito asks students to compose public service announcements that hit them where they live.

77   Bridging Gaps and Preserving Memories through Oral History Research and Writing
Amy Dayton-Wood, Laren Hammonds, Lisa Matherson, and Leah Tollison
When students interview real people in their communities, they develop a more personal engagement with local history and a greater investment in purposeful research and writing.

GENERAL INTEREST
83   “I Hate Group Work!”  Social Loafers, Indignant Peers, and the Drama of the Classroom
Megan Lynn Isaac
Real-world collaborations aren’t perfect. Learn strategies for structuring positive group interaction in your classroom.

POETRY
16  Perfect Circle
Tasha Graff

28 The Boys Who Fish
Allisa Abraham Hall

89 Best Art is Force(d)
Peter Fernbach

104   Dead Sea Squirrels
Beth DeMeo

COLUMNS
90   Adventures with Text and Beyond
Challenging Genre, Medium, and Text-Students as Authentic Readers and Writers
P. L. Thomas

94   Mentoring Matters
Rethinking Mentor Relationships
Heather  Coffey

97   Professional Writing in the English Classroom
Literature-Based Professional Writing: An Oxymoron Whose Time Has Come
Kelley R. Newhouse, Michele L. Propper, Ruth M. Riedel, and Barbara S. Teitelzweig
101   Research for the Classroom
Punctuation: The Power and the Possibilities
Mary Heveron-Smith