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* Faculty listed in alphabetical order


Mark Brett

  • Political Trauma and Healing: Biblical Ethics for a Postcolonial World (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016).
  • Decolonizing God, trans. Donald Wang (Chinese edition with a new Introduction, Chung Yuang Christian University, Translation Series, 10; Taipei: Taiwan Christian Literature, 2013).
  • Co-editor, Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theology: Storyweaving in the Asia-Pacific (London: Palgrave, 2013).
  • Editor, Ethnicity and the Bible (Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1996/ pbk 2002).
  • ‘Postcolonial Challenges to the Church’, in Steve Heinrichs, ed., Wrongs to Rights: How Churches can engage the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Winnipeg: Mennonite Church of Canada, 2016), 104–107.
  • ‘Colonialism’, in Robert L. Brawley (ed.), The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics, vol. 1. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 95–99.
  • ‘Law and Sovereignty in Australian National Narratives’, in M.G. Brett and J. Havea (eds), Story Weaving: Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theology (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 161–177.
  • ‘Forced Migrations, Asylum Seekers and Human Rights’, Colloquium 45/2 (2013): 121–136.
  • with Graham Paulson, ‘Five Smooth Stones: Reading the Bible through Aboriginal Eyes’, Colloquium 45 (2013): 199-214.
  • ‘Feeling for Country: Reading the Old Testament in the Australian Context’, Pacifica, (2010): 137–156.
  • ‘The Loss and Retrieval of Ancestral Religion – in Ancient Israel and in Australia’, in M. Parsons (ed.), Text and Task: Scripture and Mission (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2005), 1–19.
  • ‘Biblical Concepts of Peace: Pathways to Reconciliation’, Rays: MIT Journal of Theology [Burma] 4 (2003): 18-40.
  • ‘Canto Ergo Sum: Indigenous Peoples and Postcolonial Theology’, Pacifica 16 (2003): 247–56.
  • ‘Commentary’ [in Arabic], in Mazhar Mallouhi et al. (eds.), The Beginnings of the World and Humanity: A Contemporary Study in Genesis (Beirut: Dar Al Jil, 2001), 149–367.


Darren Cronshaw

  • Co-Editor with Darrell Jackson, Cultural Diversity, Congregational Innovation, and Australian Baptist Churches. New Wineskins Volume 2 (Sydney: Morling Press, forthcoming 2016).
  • Co-Editor with Rosemary Dewerse, We are Pilgrims: Mission from, in and with the Margins of our Diverse World (Melbourne: UNOH, 2015).
  • Editor, Seeking Urban Shalom: Integral Urban Mission in a New Urban World, ISUM Summit Papers, with Foreword by Tony Campolo (Melbourne: International Society for Urban Mission, 2014).
  • Credible Witness: Companions, Prophets, Hosts and Other Australian Mission Models (Melbourne: UNOH Publishing, 2006).
  • ‘Training Next Generation Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Baptist Leaders for Mission’, in Philip Hughes (ed). Changing Faith in the Australian Culture (Melbourne: CRA, 2016).
  • Co-written Stacey Wilson and Meewon Yang, also Ner Dah, Si Khia, Arohn Kuung and Japheth Lian, ‘God called us here for a reason’ … Karen and Chin Baptist Churches in Victoria: Mission from the Margins of a Diaspora Community’, We are Pilgrims: Mission from, in and with the Margins of our Diverse World, edited by Darren Cronshaw and Rosemary Dewerse (Melbourne: UNOH, 2015), 263–278.
  • ‘Mission as Hospitality in Multicultural Australia’, in Re-imagining God and Mission: Perspectives from Australia, edited by Ross Langmead (Adelaide: Australian Theological Forum, 2007), 143–157.
  • ‘Reading Rainbow Spirit Theology: Learning from an Australian Aboriginal Theology’, Mission Studies 32:3 (November 2015): 418–441.
  • ‘Reenvisioning Theological Education and Missional Spirituality’, Journal of Adult Theological Education 9:1 (2012): 9–27.
  • ‘Reading Australian Theology and Culture’, Zadok Papers S160 (Autumn 2008), 10–15.
  • ‘In Search of an Emerging Missional Paradigm: Post-Christendom, Postmodern, Digital Age and/or Postcolonial?’, Australian Journal of Mission Studies Vol.1, No.2 (December 2007): 20–28.


Ian Dicks

  • ‘Witchcraft Accusations Amongst The Muslim Amacinga Yawo Of Malawi And Modes Of Dealing With Them’, The Australasian Review of African Studies, Volume 34, Number 1 (2013): 103–128.
  • An African Muslim Worldview: The Amacinga Yawo of Southern Malaŵi (Zomba: Kachere, 2012).
  • ‘It Takes an Initiation to Make a Yawo Chief’, Religion in Malawi, Vol. 16 (2010- 2011): 3–11.
  • A Practical Guide To Understanding Ciyawo (Zomba: Kachere, 2010).
  • Toward an Understanding of a Yawo Muslim Worldview: A Study of the Amacinga Yawo. Ph.D., Thesis, University of Malaŵi, 2009.
  • Wisdom of the Yawo People; Under The Elephants Belly You Can’t Pass Twice (Zomba: Kachere, 2006).


Keith Dyer

  • ‘The Empire of God, the Postcolonial Jesus, and Postapocalyptic Mark’, in Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theologies: Storyweaving in the Asia-Pacific. Edited by Mark G. Brett and Jione Havea. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 81–97.
  • ‘Paul and Embodied Resurrection: Rethinking 1 Corinthians 15’, in Resurrection and Responsibility: Essays on Theology, Scripture, and Ethics in Honor of Thorwald Lorenzen. Edited by Keith D. Dyer and David J. Neville (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2009), 136–161.
  • ‘When is the End Not the End? The Fate of Earth in Biblical Eschatology (Mark 13)’, in The Earth Story in the New Testament (The Earth Bible, vol 5. Edited by Norman C. Habel and Vicky Balabanski (London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002), 44–56.
  • ‘Conflicting Contexts: Old Testament Reinterpretation and the Multi-ethnic Community in the Gospel of Mark’, in Prophecy and Passion. Essays in Honour of Athol Gill. Edited by David Neville (ATF series 5. Adelaide: Australian Theological Forum, Inc, 2002), 190–208.


Jason Goroncy

  • Tikkun Olam—To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014. (editor and contributor)
  • ‘Ethnicity, Social Identity, and the Transposable Body of Christ’, The Pacific Journal of Baptist Research (forthcoming)
  • ‘Called, Sent, Empowered: A Theology of Mission’, in PCANZ Global Mission – Why, Where, and How (Wellington: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2014).
  • ‘Church and Civil Society in the Reformed Tradition: An Old Relationship and a New Communion’, Reformed World 61, no. 3 (2011): 195–210.
  • ‘Fighting Troll-Demons in Vaults of the Mind and Heart – Art, Tragedy and Sacramentality: Some Observations from Ibsen, Forsyth and Dostoevsky’, Princeton Theological Review 13, no. 1 (2007): 61–85.


Oh-Young Kwon

  • 1 Corinthians 1-4: Reconstructing its Social and Rhetorical Situation and Re–reading it Cross-Culturally for Korean–Confucian Christians today. (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stocks Publishers, 2010).
  • ‘1 Corinthians 12:12-13: An Ethnic Analysis and its Evaluation from a Korean-Ethnocentric (danil minjok) Christian Context’, in Mapping and Engaging the Bible in Asian Cultures: Congress of the Society of Asian Biblical Studies 2008 Seoul Conference. Edited by Lee Yeong Mee and Yoo Yoon Jong (Seoul: the Christian Literature Society of Korea, 2009), 123-39.
  • ‘A Rhetorical Analysis of Paul’s Contrasting Use of προλαμβάνω and ἐκδέχομαι in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34’, Journal of Biblical Text Research 37 (2015): 255-272.
  • ‘A Critical Review of Recent Scholarship on the Pauline Opposition and the Nature of its Wisdom (sophia) in 1 Corinthians 1-4’, Currents in Biblical Research 8.3 (2010): 386-427.
  • ‘Discovering the Characteristics of Collegia - Collegia Sodalicia and Collegia Tenuiorum in 1 Corinthians 8, 10 and 15’, Horizons in Biblical Theology (2010): 166-182.


Siu Fung Wu

  • Suffering in Romans (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2015).
  • ‘Participating in God’s purpose by following the cruciform pattern of Christ: The use of Psalm 69:9b in Romans 15:3’, Journal for the Study of Paul and his Letters 5 (2015): 1–20.
  • 'Practise Love and Follow Christ: The Profound Relevance of Romans to Holistic Mission’, Transformation 29 (2012): 62–72.
  • ‘Paul’s Vision of an Alternative Christ-Community’, William Carey International Development Journal 3 (2014).
  • ‘Good News to the Poor’, in Another Way to Love, edited by Tim Costello and Rod Yule (Melbourne: Acorn Press, 2009).
  • ‘God’s empowering presence for his restorative justice mission’, in Following Fire, edited by Cheryl Catford (Melbourne: UNOH, 2008).
  • ‘The Mission of Identity Formation’, The New Urban World Journal, May 2013.
  • ‘A life-giving world-changing community envisioned by Paul’, Zadok Perspectives, Spring 2012.


Meewon Yang

  • Ross Langmead and Meewon Yang, ‘Multicultural Congregations: A Victorian Baptist Perspective’, in Crossing Borders: Shaping Faith, Ministry and Identity in Multicultural Australia, ed. Helen Richmond and Myong Duk Yang (Sydney: National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, 2006).
  • “God called us here for a reason”: Karen and Chin Baptist Churches in Victoria: Mission from the Margins of a Diaspora Community’, with Darren Cronshaw, Stacey Wilson and Ner Dah, Si Khia, Arohn Kuung, and Japheth Lian, published in We are Pilgrims: Mission from, in and with the Margins of our Diverse World, ed. Darren Cronshaw and Rosemary Dewerse (Dandenong: UNOH, 2015), 263–78.