The educators of the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Messiah frequently publish and present quality scholarship in their field and in the context of their vibrant Christian faith.


Submissions from 2016

Preaching the Word in Season and Out: The Portrayal of Missionaries in Contemporary Fiction, Larry Poston and Kathleen O’Sullivan

Submissions from 2015


Not Going Gentle into that Good Night: Science and Religion in the Face of Death, Larry Poston and Pamela Code

Submissions from 2013

The Kahal, Zawiya, and Monastic Multiplexes: Informational Centripetalism as Medieval Mission, Larry Poston and Linda Poston

Submissions from 2011

The Word and Words in the Abrahamic Faiths, Larry Poston and Linda Poston

Submissions from 2010

Evaluating “A Common Word”: The Problem of “Points of Contact”, Larry Poston


Shrewd as a Snake, Innocent as a Dove: The Ethics of Missionary Dissimulation and Subterfuge, Larry Poston


The Second Coming of ‘Isa: an Exploration of Islamic Premillennialism, Larry Poston

The Breath of Life: Christian Perspectives on Conception and Ensoulment, Larry Poston and Lindsey Disney

Submissions from 2009

The Breath of Life: Christian Perspectives on Conception and Ensoulment, Larry Poston and Lindsay Disney

Submissions from 2008


A Common Word?’ Reflections on Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Larry Poston

Mesih ve Kültür (Christ and Culture), Larry Poston

Re-Thinking ‘Career Missions’ in Light of Paul the ‘Short-Term Missionary, Larry Poston

Submissions from 2007

“Emperyalist” Misyonerlik? (Missionary Imperialism?), Larry Poston

Submissions from 2006

Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men? The Rituals of Warfare in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Larry Poston

You Must Not Worship in Their Way: When Contextualization Becomes Syncretism, Larry Poston

Submissions from 2005

Interfacing with ‘The Next Christendom', Larry Poston

Submissions from 2001

Femininity Versus Feminism: Contemporary Islamic Perspectives on the Essence of Womanhood, Larry Poston

Submissions from 2000


Cultural Chameleon, Larry Poston

Islam as ‘The Middle Path', Larry Poston

Submissions from 1999

Putting the Amish to Work: Mennonites and the Amish Culture Market 1950-1975, David Weaver-Zercher

Submissions from 1995


Christian Reconstructionism and the Christian World Mission, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1994

The Educational Philosophy of Ignatius of Loyola: A Reply to James Davison Hunter, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1993

When ‘Zero’ Doesn't Mean Zero, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1992


Should the West Stop Sending Missionaries?, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1991

Banishing Boredom, Larry Poston

Becoming a Muslim in the Christian West: A Profile of Conver­sion to a Minority Religion, Larry Poston

The Future of Da’wah in North America, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1990

The Adult Gospel, Larry Poston

Submissions from 1989

Lessons from the Leesburg Manor Apartments, Larry Poston