Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

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Curriculum Vitae

 

                                            CURRICULUM VITAE

 

DR. VELI-MATTI KÄRKKÄINEN

 

Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

 135 North Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA, 91182, USA; tel. 1-626-584 5379 (office), 1-626-287 8614 (home); email: vmk@fuller.edu, 2003-present

Docent of Ecumenics, University of Helsinki, 2000-present

Academic Experience: Research, Teaching, and Administration

Full-time

Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2003-present

           Chair of Theology Department, 2006-present

           Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, 2000-2003 

Principal and Professor of Theology, Iso Kirja –College, Keuruu, Finland, 1994-2000

Instructor and Academic Dean, Full Gospel Bible College, Bangkok, Thailand, 1991-1994

Faculty Study Secretary and Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Jyväskylä, 1983-1987

Research Assistant in Education, University of Jyväskylä, 1982-1983

Part-time

Docent of Ecumenics, University of Helsinki, 2000-present

 

Pastoral Experience

 

Ordained by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (Minister of Word and Sacrament), 2015

Ordained by the Full Gospel Churches of Finland, 1989-2014

Pastor, part-time, Finnish Christian Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA, 2000-present

Pastor, Full Gospel Church in Jyväskylä, Finland, 1989-1991

Pastor, part-time, Finnish Christian Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA, 1988-89

 

Education

 

Dr.Theol., Habil. (Ecumenical Theology), University of Helsinki, Finland, 1999

Dr.Theol. (Ecumenical Theology and Dogmatics), University of Helsinki, Finland, 1998

M.A. (Theological Studies), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, 1989

M.Ed., University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 1982

 

Teacher’s Certificate in Adult Education, Ministry of Education in Finland, 1995

Certificate in Educational Administration, Ministry of Education in Finland, 1995

Grants/Honors/Fellowships

 

Member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2011-

 

Lilly Theological Fellow Grant, 1.1.-30.6.2013

Fellow of the interdisciplinary program (funded by the Templeton Foundation) “Neuroscience and Soul,” Center for Christian Thought, Biola University, La Mirada, 24.8.-31.12.2012

 

International Research Fellow Grant, Academy of Finland, 1997-1998,

Resident Scholar at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, USA, 1.9.1997-31.8.1998

Research Grant, The Research Center of the Lutheran Church in Finland, 1997

Research Fellowship, Iso Kirja –Foundation, Finland, 1997-1998

 

Membership in Professional and Academic Organizations

 

American Academy of Religion, 1999-present

Finnish Theological Society, 1995-present

Society for Pentecostal Studies, 1988-present

European Pentecostal Theological Association, 1994-present

European Pentecostal Charismatic Research Assocation, 1995-present

Finnish College Association, 1994-2000

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ökumenische Forschung, 2000 –present

International Association of Mission Studies, 2002-present

American Missiological Society, 2001-present

 

 

Expert Positions, Editorial Boards

 

Expert Positions

External Examiner for Theology Degrees, University of Wales, Wales, 2004-2009, 2012

Steering Group Member of “Inter-Religious Dialogue Promoting Cross-Cultural Communication” International evaluation of Research and Doctoral training, University of Helsinki, 2010-present

 

Collaboration and Planning of Research Projects

The Joint Project on Religious Plurality by Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI and Fuller Theological Seminary, started in 2003 and still going on: I have participated in the planning, execution, and leading of two international symposia in 2003 and 2005 held at Fuller campus as well as contributed as writer and editor to the forthcoming book.

Six-year long international consultation and collaboration in the production of Global Dictionary of Theology with five area co-editors and 15 consulting editors (2003-08), including the international symposium on intercultural theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, 2004, in collaboration with InterVarsity Press  

“Inter-Religious Dialogue Promoting Cross-Cultural Communication”-project, University of Helsinki, 2010

“The Spirit in the World, ” an international joint research program of the University of Southern California and Templeton Foundation started in 2006;

”Pneumatology: Exploring the Work of the Spirit from Contemporary Perspectives: An Interdisciplinary Approach” led by Michael Welker of Heidelberg University and funded by Templeton Foundation,

 

Editorial and Review Positions

Reviewer of International Journal of Systematic Theology, 2008-present

Member of the Editorial Board of the series “Strategic Initiatives in Theology” by InterVarsity Press (Downers Grove, Illinois), 2007-present

Member of the Editorial Board of the series “Studies in Systematic Theology” by Brill (Leiden, Netherlands), 2008-present

Member of the Editorial Board of PentecoStudies, online-journal of Hollenweger Center of Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2007-present

Member of the Editorial Board of PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 2010-present

Member of the Editorial Board of Soma: An International Journal of Contemporary Theological Discourses and Counter-Discourses, online journal of St. John’s University of Tanzania, 2010-present

Member of the Editorial Board of “Missional Church, Public Theology, and World Christianity” by Pickwick/Wipf & Stock, 2011-present

 

Assistant Editor, Maailman Ääret [The Ends of the Earth]- missiological review, 1996-2005

Regular Contributor to Hyvä Sanoma [Good Tidings], a popular Christian magazine in Finland, 1999-present

 

 

 

 

Supervised Doctoral Dissertations and Courses Taught:

 

Doctoral Dissertations:

Primary Mentor:

Amy Chilton Thompson, “Practiced Theological Diversity: Jon Sobrino and James Wm. McClendon, Jr., on Theology as a Particular, Christological, Holistically Self-involving Practice of the Church,” PhD Diss., School of Theology [SOT], Fuller Theological Seminary [FTS], 2015.

Linh Doan, “Participating in and Witnessing to Triune Hospitality: Toward a Theology of Interreligious Engagement,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2015.

Patrick Oden, “The Transformative Church: Substantiating New Models of Ecclesiality with the Holistic Theology of Jűrgen Moltmann,” PhD Diss., School of Theology [SOT], Fuller Theological Seminary [FTS], 2013.

Naoki Inoue, “Toward a Japanese Contextual Pneumatology: A Critical Dialogue With Japanese Pantheistic Spirituality and Jurgen Moltmann's Panentheistic Pneumatology,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2013

Getachew Kiros, “Revelation, Trinity, and Theological Method in Dialogue with Jűrgen Moltmann and Wolfhart Pannenberg,” PhDDiss. School of Theology [SOT], Fuller Theological Seminary [FTS], 2012.

William Baltmanis Whitney, “Problem and Promise in Colin E. Gunton’s Doctrine of Creation,” PhDDiss. School of Theology [SOT], Fuller Theological Seminary [FTS], 2011.

Lewis Winkler, “Contemporary Muslim and Christian Responses to Religious Plurality: W. Pannenberg in Dialogue with Abdulaziz Sachedina,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2008.

Pavel Hejzlar, “Two Paradigms for Divine Healing,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2008

Paraskeve Tibbs, “East Meets West: Trinity, Truth, and Communion in John Zizioulas and Colin Gunton,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2005

 

Second Mentor/Committee Member/Co-Promoter:

Timothy Lim Teck Ngern, ‘Ecclesial Recognition: An Interdisciplinary Proposal,” PhD Diss., Regent University School of Divinity, 2014.

Jelle Creemers, “Ecumenical Dialogue with a Non-Institutional Movement: A Systematic-Historical Analysis of Pentecostal Involvement in the International Roman Catholic-Classical Pentecostal Dialogue (1972-2007),” PhD Diss., Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, 2014.

Karen Jorgensen Murphy, “’On Becoming Christian’”: The Fifth Quinquennium of the International Roman-Catholic Pentecostal Dialogue in Historical-Theological Perspective,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2013.

Anthony R. Mills, “From Rugged to Real: Stan Lee and the Subversion of the American Monomyth in Theological Anthropology and Marvel Superhero Comics and Films.” PhDDiss., SOT, FTS, 2010

Satanun Boonyakiat,“A Christian Theology of Suffering in the Context of Theravada Buddhism in Thailand,” PhDDiss, SOT, FTS, 2009

Nancy Sanders Gower, “Reformed and Ecumenical: The Foundations of the Community of Taize,” PhDDiss, SOT, FTS, 2009.

Derek Zahnd, Aspects of the impact of globalization on leadership: Maquiladora managers and pastors in Sonora, Mexico,” PhD Diss.,  School of Intercultural Studies [SIS], FTS, 2008

Anita Koeshall, “Toward A Theory Of Dynamic Asymmetry And Redeemed Power: A Case Study Of Reflexive Agents In German Pentecostal Churches,” PhD Diss., SIS, FTS, 2008

Sammy Alfaro, “Foundations for a Hispanic Pentecostal Christology: a Constructive and Liberative Approach,” PhDiss., SOT,  FTS, 2007

Lawrence Blanchard, “Universalism: Its Historic Development and Its Contemporary Expression in Western Theology,”  PhDiss., SOT,  FTS, 2007

Remi Lawason, “Exploring Organizational Performance: A Case Study of Four Christian Organizations,” PhD Diss., SIS, FTS, 2007.

Niilo Räisänen, “Kutsu kuuliaisuuteen. James I. Packerin liittonomistinen raamattukäsitys” [Call to Holiness: The Covenant-Nomistic Understanding of the Bible of James I. Packer], ThD Diss., Faculty of Theology, Department of Systematic Theology, University of Helsinki, 2007.

Joseph Anantaporn Manickam, “Toward An Understanding Of The Race Concept In The Context Of The MC(USA): A Social, Theological and Missional Approach To The Study Of ‘Race’, ‘Culture’ And ‘Ethnicity’,” PhD Diss., SIS, FTS, 2007.

Don Allen Tennison, “Logic of the Spirit: Towards an Understanding of Pentecostal Pneumatology in the United States, 1901-1930), PhD Diss.,  SOT, FTS, 2006

Juha Ahvio, “Theological Epistemology of Contemporary American Confessional Reformed Apologetics,” ThD Diss., Faculty of Theology, Department of Systematic Theology, University of Helsinki, 2006

Robert Muthiah, “ A Practical Theology of the Royal Priesthood: Trinitarian Ecclesiology, Institutions of Postmodernity, and Congregational Practices in Dialogue,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2005

Steve L. Wiebe, “Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context: A Methodological and Constructive Inquiry in the Docgtrine of Creation,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2005

Christopher L. Flanders, “About face: reorienting Thai face for soteriology and mission,” PhD Diss.,  SOT, FTS, 2005

Eugen Matei, “The Practice of Community in Social Trinitarianism: A Theological Evaluation with Reference to Dumitru Staniloae and Jűrgen Moltmann,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2004

Chan Ho Park, “Transcdence and Spatiality of the Triune Creator,” PhD Diss., SOT, FTS, 2003

Steve Sherman, “Revitalizing Theological Epistemology: Holistic Evangelical Approaches to the Knowledge of God,” PhD Diss.,  SOT, FTS, 2003.

 

Courses Taught (during the past 14 years)

Master’s level courses:

Systematic Theology 1: Theology and Anthropology (also IDL and online)

Systematic Theology 2: Christology and Soteriology (also IDL and online)

Systematic Theology 3: Ecclesiology and Eschatology (also IDL and online)

Modern Theology in the Global Context (also online)

World Religions in Christian Perspective (also IDL and online)

Christian Theology of Religions; Christian Theology of Religious Plurality

Lesslie Newbigin’s Missional Theology

Pneumatology: History and Current Developments

 

Doctoral Seminars

Theological Method

Ecclesiology: Current Developments Worldwide

Pneumatology in Contemporary Theology

Christian Theology of Religions

The Constructive Theology of J. Moltmann

The Systematic Theology of W. Pannenberg

Theological Anthropology in Theological and Scientific Perspectives (co-taught with Professor Nancey Murphy

Science and Religion (co-taught with Professor Nancey Murphy)

 

Master’s Level Courses taught at the University of Helsinki (either in English or Finnish):

Trinity in Contemporary Theology

The Doctrine of Atonement in Tradition and Contemporary Constructive Theology

Pneumatology: History and Current Developments

Theological Anthropology in Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Ecclesiology in Current Ecumenical Theology

Pentecostal-Charismatic Theologies and their Ecumenical Implications

Christology in Contemporary Theology

Christian Theology as Comparative Theology: Case-Studies in Abrahamic Faiths

 

Visiting Lecturer and Guest Teaching

Visiting Lecturer in several colleges and institutions in Finland under the Open University of Jyväskylä, 1983-1987: university level courses in Education in five sites (about 20 courses)

Evangelical Theological Faculty, Osijek, Croatia, Fall 1989: Christian education

University of Jaroslavl, Faculty of Education and Religions, Russia, 1991: philosophy and theology

Mission School for Arabs, Cairo, Egypt, 1998: anthropology and mission

Mission School of the Apostolic Church, Ostrava, Zcech, 2000: missiology

Visiting Professor of Theology (PhD Program), Regent University Divinity School, Virginia Beach, VA, 2004, 2005

Visiting Professor of Theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO, 2004

Adjunct Associate Professor of Theology, Global University, Springfield, MO, 1996-present

Tabor College, Adelaide, Australia, 2013: graduate/post-graduate course in global theology

Africa International University, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, 2013: PhD seminar on pneumatology

 

 

 

Publications

                     

Monographs and other Peer-reviewed Books

Spiritus ubi vult spirat.  Pneumatology in Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue (1972-1989). Schriften der Luther-Agricola-Gesellschaft 42 (Helsinki: Luther-Agricola Society, 1998).

Ad ultimum terrae.  Evangelization, Proselytism and Common Witness in the Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue 1990-1997. Studies in the Intercultural History of Christianity 117 (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1999).

Toward a Pneumatological Theology. Pentecostal and Ecumenical Perspectives on Ecclesiology, Soteriology, and Theology of Mission, ed. Amos Yong (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002).

One With God. Salvation as Deification and Justification (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2004). Chinese Translation by Hong Kong Truth Book Ltd., Hong Kong, 2007.

Trinity and Religious Pluralism. The Doctrine of the Trinity in Christian Theology of Religions (Aldershot, Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2004)

Asian Contextual Theology for the Third Millennium. Theology of Minjung in Fourth-Eye Formation, ed. and trans. Paul S. Chung, co-eds. Kim Kyoung-Jae and Veli–Matti Kärkkäinen (Eugene, Oreg.:Pickwick Publications/Wipf & Stock, 2006.)

The Trinity: Global Perspectives (Louisville, K.Y.: Westminster, John Knox, 2007).

The Spirit in the World. Emerging Pentecostal Theologies in Global Contexts, ed. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009)

Christ and Reconciliation. Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, vol. 1 of five vols. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013)

Interdisciplinary and Religio-Cultural Discourses on a Spirit-Filled World: Loosing the Spirits,ed. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Kirsteen Kim,  & Amos Yong, eds. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Pentecostal Mission and Global Christianity, ed. Wonsuk Ma, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series 20 (Oxford, UK: Regnum Books International, 2014).

Trinity and Revelation. Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, vol. 2 of five vols. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014).

Creation  and Humanity. Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, vol. 3 of five vols. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015).

Spirit and Salvation. Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, vol. 4 of five vols. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016; forthcoming).

 

Textbooks and Dictionaries 

Pneumatology. The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspectives. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books, 2002), 202 pp.  Chinese Translation (Hong Kong: Logos Ministries Limited, 2009).

An Introduction to Ecclesiology. Ecumenical, Historical, and Contextual Perspectives.   (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002). Chinese Translation (Hong Kong: Logos Ministries Limited, 2010).

Christology. A Global Introduction (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic Books, 2003). Chinese Translation (Hong Kong: Logos Ministries Limited, 2010).

An Introduction to the Theology of Religions. Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Perspectives. (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2003)Chinese Translation (Hong Kong: Logos Ministries Limited, 2009).

Doctrine of God. A Global Perspective. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic Books, 2004).

      Chinese Translation by Logos Ministries, Hong Kong, 2007.

Global Dictionary of Theology, eds.Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen and William Dyrness; ass. eds. Simon Chan and Juan Martinez (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2008).

Holy Spirit and Salvation. The Sources of Christian Theology, ed. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010).

Holy Spirit. Basic Guides to Christian Theology (Louisville, K.Y.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).

 

Works in Progress:

Community and Hope. Spirit and Salvation. Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, vol. 5 of five vols. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017; under preparation, ms. to be finished by around Jan. 2016).

 

 Peer-reviewed Scientific Articles

 “The Ecumenical Potential of Pneumatology”, Gregorianum 80:1 (1999): 121-145

 “’Reading in the Spirit in Which it was Written’: Pentecostal Bible Reading in Dialogue with Catholic Interpretation” in Purity and Power: Revisioning Holiness & Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements for the Twenty-First Century. 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies in special session with Wesleyan Theological Society, Cleveland, TN, vol. I, 22 pp.

“Neljännesvuosisata roomalaiskatolisen kirkon ja helluntailaisten kansainvälistä dialogia” [A Quarter of Century of Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue], Teologinen Aikakauskirja [Finnish Journal of Theology], 4 (1998): 300-310

“Helluntailainen identiteetti valinkauhassa” [The Pentecostal Identity in the Smelter], Teologinen Aikakauskirja [Finnish Journal of Theology]  2 (1999): 177-187

 “Deification and a Pneumatological Concept of Grace: Unprecedented Convergences between Orthodox, Lutheran, and Pentecostal-Holiness Soteriologies” in Toward Healing Our Divisons.  Reflecting on Pentecostal Diversity and Common Witness. The 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Springfield, MO, March 11-13, 1999, vol. I, 27 pp.

“’Hengen voimassa¼ maan ääriin saakka’. Helluntailainen missiologia uuden vuosituhannen haasteiden edessä” [’In the Power of the Spirit¼ to the Ends of the Earth’. Pentecostal Missiology and the Challenges of a New Millennium], Teologinen Aikakauskirja [Finnish Journal of Theology], 2 (2000): 89-100.

“Authority, Revelation, and Interpretation in the Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue,” PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies  21:2 (1999): 89-114.

 “’Anonymous Ecumenists?’: Pentecostals and the Struggle for Christian Unity”, Journal of Ecumenical Studies 37:1 (Winter 2000): 13-27.

 “Mission, Spirit, and Eschatology: An Outline of a Pentecostal-Charismatic Theology of Mission”, Mission Studies XVI-1, 31 (1999): 73-94.

“’Trinity as Communion in the Spirit’: Koinonia, Trinity, and Filioque in the Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue”, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 22:2 (2000): 209-30.

 “Evangelization, Proselytism and Common Witness: Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue on Mission (1991-1997)”, International Bulletin of Missionary Research 25:1 (2001): 16-23.

“’An Exercise on the Frontiers of Ecumenism’: Almost Thirty Years of the Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue” Exchange: Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research 29:2 (2000): 156-171.

“Church as Charismatic Fellowship: Ecclesiological Reflections from the Pentecostal-Roman Catholic Dialogue”, Journal of Pentecostal Theology 18 (2001): 101-22.

“Are Pentecostals Oblivious of Social Justice: Theological and Ecumenical Perspectives,” in Christoph Dahling-Sander, Kai M. Funkscdhmidt & Vera Mielke (eds.) Pfingstkirchen und Ökumene in BewegungÖkumenische Rundshau Beiheft Nr. 71 (Frankfurt: Lembeck Verlag, 2001), 50-65.

”The Ecumenical Potential of Theosis: Emerging Convervenges between Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Pentecostal Soteriologies,” Sobornost/ Eastern Churches Review 23:2 (2002): 45-77.

 “Are Pentecostals Oblivious to Social Justice: Theological and Ecumenical Perspectives,” Missionalia 29:3 (2001): 387-404

“The Holy Spirit and Justification: The Ecumenical Significance of Luther’s Doctrine of Justification”, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 24:1 (2002), 26-39.

“The Calling of the Whole People of God into Ministry: The Spirit, Church, and Laity”, Studia Theologia: Scandinavian Journal of Theology 54:2 (2000): 144-62.

”The Apostolicity of Free Churches: A Contradiction in Terms of an Ecumenical Breakthrough?” Pro Ecclesia X:4 (2001): 389-400.

 “Are Pentecostals Oblivious to Social Justice? Theological and Ecumenical Perspectives ,” Missiology: An International Review XXIX:4 (October, 2001): 417-31.

“Pentecostalism and the Claim for Apostolicity,” Evangelical Review of Theology 25:4 (2001): 323-36.

 “David’s Sling: The Promise and the Problem of Pentecostal Theology”, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 23:1 (2001): 147-52.

 “’Evil, Love and the Left Hand of God’: The Contribution of Luther’s Theology of the Cross to Evangelical Theology of Evil,” Evangelical Quarterly LXXIX:4 (July 2002): 215-234

 “Surveying the Land and Charting the Territory of the Spirit”: A Biographical Footnote to Clark Pinnock’s Review of My Pneumatology”, Journal of Pentecostal Theology 12:1 (2003): 9-13.

“Christian as Christ to the Neighbor”, International Journal of Systematic Theology 6:2 (April 2004): 101-117.

“The Working of the Spirit of God in Creation and in the People of God”: The Pneumatology of Wolfhart Pannenberg,”PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 26:1 (Fall 2004): 17-35.

“Pentecostal Theology of Mission in the Making,” Journal of Values and Beliefs 25:2 (August 2004): 167-176.

 “The Uniqueness of Christ and Trinitarian Faith,” in Christ the One and Only: A Global Affirmation of the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ, ed. Sung Wook Chung (Exeter: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005): 111-135.

”Trinity and Religions: On the Way to a Trinitarian Theology of Religions for Evangelicals,” Missiology: An International Review XXXIII, No. 2 (April 2005):159-74

“Christianity and Religions,” in Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology: Convergences and Divergences, ed. Sung Wook Chung (Carlisle, U.K: Pater Noster /Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2006), 236-57.

“‘How to Speak of the Spirit Among Religions’: Trinitarian Prolegomena for a Pneumatological Theology of Religions” in The Work of the Spirit: Pneumatology and Pentecostalism,ed. Michael Welker (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006), 47-70.

 “’How to Speak of the Spirit among Religions’: Trinitarian ‘Rules’ for a Pneumatological Theology of Religions”, International Bulletin of Missionary Research 30:3 (July 2006): 121-127.

“A Mapping of Asian Liberative Theology in Quest of the Mystery of God amid Minjung Reality and World Religions”, in Asian Contextual Theology for the Third Millennium. Theology of Minjung in Fourth-Eye Formation, ed. and trans. Paul S. Chung, co-eds. Kim Kyoung-Jae and Veli–Matti Kärkkäinen (Eugene, Oreg.:Pickwick Publications/Wipf & Stock, 2006), 103-26.

“Calvin and Religions,” in John Calvin and Evangelical Theology: Legacy and Prospect, ed. Sung Wook Chung (Carlisle, UK: Paternoster/Louisville, KY: WJKP, 2009), 266-83.

“The Trajectories of the Contemporary “Trinitarian Renaissance” in Different Contexts,” Journal of Reformed Theology 3 (2009), 7-21.

“Pentecostalism and Pentecostal Theology in the Third Millennium: Taking Stock of Contemporary Global Situation”, The Spirit in the World. Emerging Pentecostal Theologies in Global Contexts, ed. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009), xiii-xiv.

 “Pentecostal Pneumatology of Religions: The Contribution of Pentecostalism to Our Understanding of the Work of God’s Spirit in the World,” in The Spirit in the World. Emerging Pentecostal Theologies in Global Contexts, ed. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009), 155-80.

 “The Leaning Tower of Pentecostal Ecclesiology”: Reflections on the Doctrine of the Church on the Way,” in Toward a Pentecostal Ecclesiology: The Church and the Five Fold Gospel, ed. Chris Thomas (Lexington, Ky.: Emeth Press, 2010), 261-71.

“Pentecostal Pneumatologies in the Matrix of Systematic Theology” in Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories and Methods, ed. Allan Anderson, Michael Bergunder, André Droogers, and Cornelis van der Laan (Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 2010), 289-313.

 “Epistemology, Ethos, and Environment: In Search of A Theology of Pentecostal Theological Education,” Pneuma 34 (2012) 1-17.

“Guest Editorial: Pentecostal ecclesiology – Is there any?,” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church” 11:4 (2011): 248-55.

 “Unity, Diversity, and Apostolicity: Any Hopes for Rapprochement between Older and Younger Churches?” in Believing in Community: Ecumenical Reflections on the Church, ed. Peter de Mey.  Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium (Louven: University of Louven, 2013).487-506.

“The Spirit of Life: Moltmann’s Pneumatological Vision,” in Jürgen Moltmann and Evangelical Theology: A Critical Engagement, ed. Sung Wook Chung (Eugen, OR: Pickwick, 2012), 126-51.

 “Is the Spirit Still the Dividing Line Between the Christian East and West? Revisiting an Ancient Problem of Filioque with a Hope for an Ecumenical Rapprochement,” Perichoresis: The Theological Journal of Emanuel University of Oradea  9:2 (2011): 125-42; available at: http://www.emanuel.ro/eng/files/Perichoresis/Perichoresis%209_2%20web.pdf

“Deification View” in Justification: Five Views, ed. James Beilby and Paul Eddy (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2011), 219-43; `“Response to “’The New Perspective” on Justification,” “Response to the Roman Catholic View,’ Response to the Traditional Reformed View,” and “Response to the Progressive Reformed View,” in ibid.

“’The Leaning Tower of Mission in a Post-Modern Land’: Ecumenical Reflections on Pentecostal Mission in the After-Edinburgh World,” in Mission and Unity – Common Witness of Separated Churches?,  ed. Peter De Mey & Andrew Pierce & Oliver Schuegraf. Beihefte zu Ökumenischen Rundschau 91  (Frankfurt: Otto Lembeck, 2012, 117-30). 

Dukkha and Passio: A Christian Theology of Suffering in the (Theravada) Buddhist Context,” Journal of Youngsan Theology  25 (2012): 7-30.

“Pentecostal Mission and Encounter with Religions” in The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism, ed. Cecil M. Robeck and Amos Yong (Cambridge: CUP, 2014), pp. 294-312

“Spirit(s) in Contemporary Christian Theology: An Interim Report of the Unbinding of Pneumatology,” in Interdisciplinary and Religio-Cultural Discourses on a Spirit-Filled World: Loosing the Spirits,ed. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Kirsteen Kim, & Amos Yong, eds. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 29-40.

“’The Greening of the Spirit’: Towards a Pneumatological Theology of the Flourishing of Nature,” in Blood Cries Out: Pentecostals, Ecology, and the Groans of Creation, ed. A.J. Swoboda (Eugen, Oreg.: Wipf & Stock, 2014), pp. 83-97.

“From a ‘Unitive’ to a ‘Plural’ Paradigm of Pneumatology: An Interim Report of the State of Spirit(s) in Christian Theology,” Festsshrift for Professor Molly Marshall. Perspectives in Religious Studies 41:2 (2014): 183-96.

“Teaching Global Theology in a Comparative Mode,” in Teaching Theology in a Global and Transnational Context, ed. Kwok Pui-lan, Dwight Hopkins, and Cecilia González-Andrieu (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 45-53.

 “Divine Hospitality and Communion: A Trinitarian Theology of Equality, Justice, and Human Flourishing,” in Revisioning, Renewing, and Rediscovering the Triune Center: Essays in Honor of Stanley J. Grenz, ed. Jason Sexton (Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick Books, 2014), pp. 135-53).

 “Die Pfingstbewegung und der Anspruch auf Apostolizitet. Ein Essay zur ökumeninschen Ekklesiologie,” in Handbuch pfingstliche und charismatische Theologie. Herausgegeven, űbersetzt und eingeleitet von Jörg Haustein und Giovanni Maltese (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht,,2014), 430-50.

“‘Multidimensional Monism’: A Constructive Theological Proposal for the Nature of Human Nature” and “A Rejoinder to my Respondent,” in Body and Soul: Recent Debate, eds. Thomas M. Crisp, Steve L. Porter, and Gregg A. Ten Elshof (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016 forthcoming).

“Necessity, Chance, and Indeterminism: A Theological Account of Freedom of Will in a ‘Regulated’ World,” in Randomness and Indeterminism in Nature: Scientific Warrants and Theological Implications, ed. Robert John Russell and Joshua M. Moritz (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016 forthcoming).

“The Future of Pluralisms - and Why They (Most Probably) Fail,” in Christianity and Religious Plurality: Historical and Global Perspectives, ed. Wilbert R. Shenk and Richard J. Plantinga (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2015 forthcoming)

“Divine Action in the World in a Trinitarian-Pneumatological Framework,” in Third Article Theology: A Pneumatological Dogmatics, ed. Myk Habets (Minneapolis: Fortress Academic Press, 2016 forthcoming).

 

 

Other Academic Essays (including chapters and dictionary entries)

“Pentecostal Hermeneutics in the Making: On the Way from Fundamentalism to Postmodernism”, Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association XVIII (1998): 76-115

“Viisi pneumatologista kokousta” [Five Pneumatological Meetings], Teologinen Aikakauskirja [Finnish Journal of Theology 5 (1999): 458-62.

“Pneumatology as a New Ecumenical ‘Model’”, Ecumenical Trends  27:9 (October 1998): 10-16

“’Reading in the Spirit in Which it was Written’: Pentecostal Bible Reading in Dialogue with Catholic Interpretation”, One in Christ 4 (1998): 337-359.

“Pentecostal Missiology in Ecumenical Perspective: Contributions, Challenges, Controversies”, International Review of Mission LXXXVIII, 350 (1999): 207-225.

“Spirit, Church, and Christ: An Ecumenical Inquiry into a Pneumatological Ecclesiology”, One in Christ 4 (2000): 338-53.

“’Truth on Fire’: Pentecostal Theology of Mission and the Challenges of a New Millennium”, Asian Journal of Pentecostal Theology  3:1 (2000): 33-60.

“From the Ends of the Earth to the Ends of the Earth - Factors Contributing to the Growth of the Finnish Pentecostal Missions,” Journal of European Pentecostal Theological Assosiation  XX (2000): 116-31.

”The Problem of Proselytism in the Relations between Older and Younger Churches: A Theological Inquiry,” Ecumenical Review  52:3 (July 2000): 379-90.

“Trinity, Spirit, and Church”, Spirit and Church [Seoul, Korea] 4:1 (2002): 9-26.

“Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religion: Pentecostal-Charismatic Contributions”, International Review of Mission Vol. XCI No. 361(April, 2002), 187-198

 “Roongrianphrakhamphii penraakthaan naykaanchamroenkhuen khoongkhristchak” [Theological Education as the Foundation of the Growth of the Churches], in Khroproopsiisip khoong phrakristthamphrakhrithikhunsomphung (Bangkok, Thailand: F.G.B.C., 2000), 17-19.

“Justification as Forgiveness of Sins and Making Righteous: The Ecumenical Promise of a New Interpretation of Luther”, One in Christ 37:2 (April, 2002): 32-45

 “Salvation as Justification and Deification: The Ecumenical Potential of a New Perspective on Luther” in Theology between West and East: Honoring the Radical Legacy of Professor Dr. Jan M. Lochman, eds. Frank Macchia and Paul Chung (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002), pp. 59-76.

“’Universe of Faiths’: Theological Challenges of John Hick’s pluralism”, Dharma Deepika [Delhi, India] (January-June, 2003): 5-16.

 “Doing Christ’s Mission in the Pluralistic Context of Asia: Critical Dialogue with Some Asian Christologies”, in Empowering the Asian Church for Mission, ed. Wonsuk Ma (Irvine, CA: Regnum Books, 2003).

“Identity and Plurality: A Pentecostal-Charismatic Perspective,” International Review of Mission XCI: 363 (October 2002): 500-504.

“Spirituality as a Resource for Social Justice: Reflections from the Roman Catholic-Penteocostal Dialogue”, Asian Journal of Pentecostal Theology 6:1 (2003): 75-88.

”The Pentecostal Movement in Finland,” Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Associaton XXIII (2003): 102-28.

”Theology of Religions” and “Evangelicals, Pluralism, and Religions: Evangelicals Enter the Theology of Religions,” Theology News and Notes 52:1 (Winter 2005): 2-3, 19-22 respectively (served as the moderator of the issue).

“Response to ‘Amos, Intrepid Leader for Justice: Three Indispensable Qualities of a Minister of the Word of God’ by Eldin Villafañe” in Eldin Villafañe, Beyond Cheap Grace: A Call to Radical Discipleship, Incarnation, and Justice (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2006), 82-89.

“’Drinking from the Same Wells with Orthodox and Catholics’: Insights from the Finnish

      Interpretation of Luther’s Theology”, Currents in Theology and Mission 34:2 (April 2007): 85-96.

 “’Encountering Christ in the Full Gospel Way’: An Incarnational Pentecostal Spirituality,” Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association XXXVII:1 (2007): 9-23.

 “Missiology, Pentecostal and Charismatic,” The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, rev. and expanded ed., eds. Stanley M. Burgess & Eduard M. van der Maas (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002), 877-885.

“Vapaakristillisyys, baptismi ja helluntailaisuus” Kirkkotiedon kirja. Ekumeeninen johdatus kirkkojen oppiin ja elämään [”Free Churches, Baptists, and Pentecostals” in Ecumenical Introduction to Christian Churches] eds., Esko  Ryökäs ja Pekka Metso (Helsinki: Kirjapaja, 2005), 283-324.

  “Pannenberg, Wolfhart” in New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics, ed. Campbell Campbell-Jack & Gavin J. McGrath (Leicester, England/Downers Grove, Ill.: Inter-Varsity Press, 2006): 529-30.

“March Forward to Hope: Yonggi Cho’s Pentecostal Theology of Hope”, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 28:2 (Fall 2006): 253-63.

“The Church as the Fellowship of Persons: An Emerging Pentecostal Ecclesiology of Koinonia”, PentecoStudies 6:1 (2007): 1-15 (online journal: http://www.glopent.net/pentecostudies/2007).

“My Response to Tony Richie’s ‘Azusa Era Optimism’: Bishop J.H. King’s Pentecostals Theology of Religions as a Possible Paradigm for Today”, Journal of Pentecostal Theology 15:2 (2007): 263-68.

“Towards a Theology and Ecclesiology of the Spirit: Marquette University’s 1998 Symposium, ‘An Advent of the Spirit: Orientations in Pneumatology’”, Journal of Pentecostal Theology 14 (1999): 65-80

“Le dialogue entre pentecôtistes et catholiques: peuvent-ils dire quelque chose de commun à propos de la mission?” Unité des Chrétiens 134 (April 2004): 22-25

“’The Nature and Purpose of the Church’: Theological and Ecumenical Reflections from Pentecostal/Free Church Perspectives”, Ecumenical Trends 33:7 (July/August 2004): 97-103.

“Apostolicity and Unity of the Church in the New Context: Towards an Ecumenical Convergence between Free Churches and Traditional Churches” in Auf dem Weg zur sichtbaren Einheit. Festschrift fûr Bischop Eero Huovinen, hrsg. von Kari Kopper, Simo Peura, Antti Raunio & Jari Jolkkonen (Helsinki: Luther Agricola Gesellschaft, 2004), 128-41.

“Theology of the Cross: A Stumbling Block to Pentecostal-Charismatic Spirituality,”The Spirit and Spirituality. Essays in Honour of Russell P. Spittler, ed. Wonsuk Ma and Robert P. Menzies (London/New York: T & T Clark International/Continuum, 2004), 150-63.

“March Forward to Hope: Yonggi Cho’s Pentecostal Theology of Hope” in 2004 Young San International Theological Symposium: Dr. Yonggi Cho’s Theology of Hope (Seoul, Korea: Full Gospel Theological Institute of Hansei University, 2004), 75-85.

“Recursos Pentecostales para la Justicia y la Ètica”, Sacuanjoche: Revista semestral de la Universidad Evangélica Nicaragûense Martin Luther king, VI:11 (Mayo 2004): 137-47.

“Recursos Pentecostales para la Justicia y la Ètica” in Pentecostalismos y Desafíos del Tiempo Nicaragüense, eds. Manuel Silva Mejía & Jorge Bardeguez Román (Managua: Centro Intereclesial de Estudios Teólogicos y Sociales, 2004), 17-29, 123-133.

”En överraskande dialog i utkanten av ekumeniken: Dialogen mellan den romersk-katolska kyrkan och pingströrelsen har redan pågått i över 25 år“, Refleks  3-1 (2004): 66-77.

”Spirit, Reconciliation, and Healing in the Community: Missiological Insights from Pentecostals,” International Review of Mission  94:372 (January 2005): 43-50.

“Theology of Religions,” Theology News and Notes 52:1 (Winter 2005): integrator, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

“’The Nature and Mission of the Church’ in Light of the Global ’Macroreformation’” in ‘Mache Dich auf und werde licht!’: Ökumenische Visionen in Zeiten des Umbruchs-’Arise, shine’. Ecumenical Visions in Times of Change. Festschrift fűr Konrad, hrs. von Dagmar Heller, Christina Kayales, Barbara Rudolph, Gert Rűppell, Heinrich Schäfer(Frankfurt/Main: Verlag Otto Lembeck, 2008), 93-99.

“Response to the CWME conference preparatory paper No. 13: “Religious Plurality and Christian Self-Understanding” in Come Holy Spirit, Heal and Reconcile. Report of the WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, Athens, Greece, May 2005, ed. Jacques Matthey (Geneva: World Council of Churches, 2008), 252-55.

“Christology,” 167-175; “Deification/Theosis,” 227-30: “Ecclesiology,” 251-62; God, Doctrine of,” 349-56; “Hope, Theology of,” 404-05; “Justification,” 447-52; “Love,” 509-10; “Ordo Salutis,” 622-23; “Parliaments of the World’s Religions,” 627-28; “Pneumatology,” 659-69; “Proselytism,” 714-15; “Religions, Theology of,” 745-53; “Trinity, Triune God,” 907-13 in The Global Dictionary of Theology, eds. William Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, ass. eds., Simon Chan and Juan Martinez (Downer Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2008).

”Introduction” (with Bill Dyrness) to Global Dictionary of Theology, eds. William Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, ass. eds., Simon Chan and Juan Martinez (Downer Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2008), vii-xiv.

”Evangelical Theology and the Religions,” in Cambridge Companion to Evangelical Theology, ed. Timothy Larsen and Daniel J. Treier (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 199-212.

 “Foreword to Christian Spirituality and Ethical Life: Calvin’s View of the Holy Spirit, rev. ed.,  by Paul S. Chung (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2008), xii-x.

“The Pentecostal View” and Response to “The Roman Catholic View,” “The Lutheran View,” “The Reformed View,” and “The Baptist View,” in Five Views of the Lord’s Supper, ed. Gordon T. Smith (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2008), 117-35, 38-39, 65-66, 88-89, 115-16 respectively.

 “Theosis. Western Theology and Ecumenical Developments,” in The Encyclopedia of Christianity, vol. 5, ed., Erwin Fahlbusch, Jan Milič Lochman, John Mbiti, Jaroslav Pelikan, and Lukas Vischer; Geoffrey W. Bromiley, tr. and English-language ed.,  David B. Barrett, statistical ed. (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2008).

“Ecclesiology,” in Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, ed. George Thomas Kurian  (Oxford, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), 796-801.

“Theological and Ecumenical Reflections on the Document: The Nature and Purpose of the Church,” in Pentecostalism and the Unity of the Churches: Ecumenical Documents, Key Texts, and Critical Essays, ed., Volfgang Vondey (Eugen, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010), 231-42.

 “Theologies of Religions,” Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue 1:2 (2010): 3-7.

 “Holy Spirit,“Church,” Church, Western View,” “Holy Spirit,” “Holy Spirit, European View,” “Holy Spirit, North American View,” “Inspiration,” in Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, ed. Daniel Patte (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

“The Trinitarian Doctrines of Jürgen Moltmann and Wolfhart Pannenberg in the  Context of Contemporary Discussion,” in  Cambridge Companion to Trinity, ed. Peter C. Phan (Cambridge University Press, 2010),  412-48.

 “Christology in Africa, Asia and Latin America,” in Blackwell Companion to Jesus, ed. Delbert Burkett.  Blackwell Companions to Religion (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2010), 375-93.

 “Dialogue, Witness, and Tolerance: The Many Faces of Interfaith Encounters,” Theology, News & Notes 57:2 (Fall 2010), 29-33.

“Distinctives of Pentecostalism – Experience and Theology” in Den pentekostale bevægelse. Ny Mission 19 (2010): 35-46.

 “’The Leaning Tower of Mission in a Postmodern Land’: Ecumenical Reflections on Pentecostal Mission,” Journal of European Pentecostal Theological Association 30:2 (2010): 82-93.

“Mission to Religions in the Post-Edinburghs World,” Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue  1:4 (2010): 16.

“Mission and the Encounter with the Religious Other,”Lähetysteologinen Aikakauskirja-Journal of Mission Theology 13 (2010): 81-90.

“The Lutheran Doctrine of Justification in the Global Context,” Currents in Mission and Theology 38:1 (February 2011): 4-16.

Dukkha and Passio: A Christian Theology of Suffering in the (Theravada) Buddhist Context,” in  Global Renewal, Religious Pluralism, and the Great Commission: Towards a Renewal Theology of Mission and Interreligious Encounter, ed. Amos Yong & Clifton Clarke (Lexington, Ky.: Emeth Press, 2011), 97-116.

“Foreword” to Contemporary Muslim and Christian Responses to Religious Pluralism, Lewis E. Winkler (Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick Publications, 2010).

”Pentecostalism and the Claim for the Apostolicity,” and ”Full Gospel, Fullness of the Spirit, and Catholicity: Pentecostal Perspectives on the Third Mark of the Church,” in Pentecostal Issues, Ecclesiology & Ecumenism, ed. C. Donovan Barron and Riku Tuppurainen (Sint-Peters-Leeuw, Belgium: Continental Theological Seminary, 2011), 57-76, 77-99 respectively.

“Lessons for Revitalization from the Broader, Missional Phenomenology of the Holy Spirit as Found in the Data” In Interpretive Trends in Christian Revitalization for the Early Twenty First Century, ed. Steven O’Malley (Lexington, Ky.: Emeth Press,  2011), 101-6.

 “Pentecostal Theological Education in a Theological and Missiological Perspective,” The Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association 30:1 (2010): 49-62.

“Trinity” [5400 words], “homoousios” [320], “modalism” [320], “monarchianism” [230], “binitarianism” [530],” in The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology, eds. Dawn DeVries & Brian Gerrish (Louisville, K.Y.: Westminster  John Knox Press, forthcoming).

“Ecclesiology,” in Mapping Modern Theology, ed. Kelly Kapic and Bruce McCormack (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012), 345-76.

 “Ecumenism,” in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, ed., Joel Green, Jacqueline Lapsley, Rebekah Miles, and Allen Verhey (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011), 269-70.

 “Theologies of Religions,” in Witnessing to Christ in a Pluralistic World. Christian Mission among Other Faiths, ed. Lalsingkima Pachuau and Knud Jørgensen. Edinburgh 2010 Studies (London:, UK: Regnum Books, 2011), 110-18.

 “’The Leaning Tower of Mission in a Post-Modern Land’: Ecumenical Reflections on Pentecostal Mission in the After-Edinburgh World,” in Mission and Unity – Common Witness of Separated Churches?,  ed. Peter De Mey & Andrew Pierce & Oliver Schuegraf. Beihefte zu Ökumenischen Rundschau 91  (Frankfurt: Otto Lembeck, 2012, 117-30). 

 “’By the Washing of Regeneration and Renewing by the Holy Spirit’: Toward a Pneumatological Account of Justification in Christ,” in Spirit and Christ: Essays in Honour of Max Turner, ed.  Howard Marshall, Cornelis Bennema and Volker Rabens (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012) 303-22.

“Ecumenism,” in The Encyclopedia of Globalization, ed. George Ritzer (Oxford, U.K: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

“Fuller in Dialogue: Engaging the ‘Other’ with Civility,” Theology, News & Notes 57:2 (Fall 2010), integrator, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen.

International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, Theme Issue on “The Ecclesiology of Pentecostal Churches,” Guest editor Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, 11:4 (2011);  “Guest Editorial: Pentecostal ecclesiology – Is there any?,” pp. 248-55.

 “Full Gospel, Fullness of the Spirit and Catholicity: Pentecostal Perspectives on the Third Mark of the Church,” Ecumenical Review (forthcoming, 2011).

“’The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh’: Pentecostal Testimonies and Experiences of the Holy Spirit,” in “Lord and Life Giver: Spirit today,” Concilium 4 (2011): 78-86. 

“Is the Spirit Still the Dividing Line Between the Christian East and West? Revisiting an Ancient Problem of Filioque with a Hope for an Ecumenical Rapprochement,” Perichoresis: The Theological Journal of Emanuel University of Oradea  9:2 (2011): 125-42; available at: http://www.emanuel.ro/eng/files/Perichoresis/Perichoresis%209_2%20web.pdf

 “The Doctrine of the Trinity Today: Its Place, Significance, and Features” in Trinity, ed. Joas Adiprasetya & Hans Harmakaputra  (Jakarta, Indonesia: BPK Gunung Mulia, 2011; forthcoming).

“The Church in the Post-Christian Society Between Modernity and Late Modernity: L. Newbigin’s Post-Critical Missional Ecclesiology,” in Mission and Postmodernities, J. Andrew Kirk, Kajsa Ahlstrand, Tania Petrova, Teresa Francesca Rossi, Jayakiran Sebastian, Rolv Olsen. Edinburgh 2010 Studies (London:, UK: Regnum Books, 2011), 83-108.

 “A Fellow Pentecostal Theologian’s Musings on Amos Yong’s “The Holy Spirit, the Middle Way, and the Religions,” Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue (Spring, 2012); http://cms.fuller.edu/EIFD/issues/Spring_2012/Spring_2012.aspx

“The Church in the Post-Christian Society Between Modernity and Late Modernity: L. Newbigin’s Post-Critical Missional Ecclesiology,” in Theology in Missionary Perspective. Lesslie Newbigin’s Legacy, ed. Mark T.B. Lain and Paul Weston (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2013), 125-54).

” Kristillisen theologian mahdollisuudesta ja tehtävistä pluralistisessa ja globaalissa ympäristössä,” [On the Conditions and Tasks of Christian Theology in  a Pluralistic and Global World,” in Opin Poluilla [On the Paths of Learning.] Festschrift for Professor Miikka Ruokanen, ed. Tiina Ahonen, Jyri Komulainen & Miikka Vähäkangas. Suomalaisen Teologisen Kirjallisuusseuran julkaisuja (Helsinki: Suomalainen Teologinen Kirjallisuusseura, 2013), 263-78.

“A Full Gospel Ecclesiology of Koinonia: Pentecostal Contributions to the Doctrine of the Church” in Renewal History & Theology. Essays in Honor of H. Vinson Synan, ed. S. David Moore and James M. Henderson (Cleveland, Tenn.: CPR Press, 2014). 175-93

“Response” to Harold Netland & Gerald McDermott, A Trinitarian Theology of Religions: An Evangelical Proposal (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 301-04.

“Triniteettiteologia,” teoksessa Nykyajan teologian suuntauksia, toim. Lauri Kemppainen & Olli-Pekka Vainio  [“Trinitarian Theology” in Contemporary Theology, ed. Lauri Kemppainen & Olli-Pekka Vainio(Helsinki: Kirjapaja/ Theologia Academica, 2013), 84-109.

 “Teaching Global Theology in a Comparative Mode,” in Teaching Theology in a Global and Transnational Context, ed. Kwok Pui-lan, Dwight N. Hopkins, and Cecilia González-Andrieu (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, forthcoming).

“Theological Education in a Pluralistic World: Theological Reflections,” in A Theology of the Spirit in Doctrine and Demonstration: Essays in Honor of Dr. Wonsuk Ma and Dr. Julie Ma, ed. Teresa Chai (Baguio City, The Philippines: APTS Press, 2014), pp. 57-66.

“Holy Spirit and Other Spirits: An Interim Report of the State of the Theology of the Holy Spirit in a Contemporary Pluralistic World,” Catalyst: Contemporary Evangelical Resources for United Methodist Seminarians, online-journal: http://www.catalystresources.org/ (March 2014).

”Pentecostal Identity,” in Pentecostalism in Slovenia, ed. Chris Scobie (Ljubljana, ,Slovenia: Horeb, 2014, forthcoming).

“Loving Father, Embodied Son, and Life-Giving Spirit”: The Trinitarian Narrative and Liturgical Experience,” Liturgy 30 (2014); pp. 60-66.

“Growing Together in Mission,” in Called to Unity for the Sake of Mission, ed. John Gibaut and Knud Jørgensen (Oxford, UK: Regnum Books, 2014), pp. 59-70.

“Excerpts from ‘Missiology: Pentecostal and Charismatic,” in All the Gospel to All the World: 100 Years of Assemblies of God Missiology, ed. Paul W. Lewis (Springfield, MO: Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2013), pp. 169-174.

“The Holy Spirit and the Doctrine of the Trinity,” in Holy Spirit. Unfinished Agenda, ed. Johnson T. K. Lim (Singapore: Armour Publishing and Word N Works, 2015), pp.126-29.

 “Is the Origin of the Spirit Still a Theological Impasse? A Modest Ecumenical Proposal about the Derivation of the Spirit in the Trinity,” inChildren of the Calling: A Festschrift in Honor of Stanley M. Burgess and Ruth Vassar Burgess, ed. Erick Newlson Newberg  Lois E. Olena (Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick, 2014),173-85.

“The Pentecostal Understanding of Mission,” in Pentecostal Mission and Global Christianity, ed. Wonsuk Ma, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series 20 (Oxford, UK: Regnum Books International, 2014), 26-44.

“Human Action within the Sovereignty of God,” in Human Action within Divine Creation

Christian and Muslim Perspectives,ed. Lucinda Mosher & David Marshall (Georgetown: Georgetown University Press, 2017, forthcoming).

 

Publications Intended for the General Theological Public

“Miltä helluntailaisuus/ karismaattisuus näyttää vuosituhannen taitteessa” [The Prospects of the Pentecostal-Charismatic Movement at the Turn of the Century], RESEPTIO 2 (1996): 43-51

“’Towards Common Witness’- konsultaatio proselytismistä Bosseyn Ekumeenisessa Instituutissa 23.-28.7.1996” [’Towards Common Witness’-Consultation on Proselytism at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute 23.-28.7.1996], RESEPTIO 3 (1996): 58-64

“’Towards Common Witness’- konsultaatio proselytismistä” [’Towards Common Witness - Consultation on Proselytism], NÄKÖALA 3 (1996): 24-27

“Yllättävä dialogi ‘ekumenian rajamailla’: roomalaiskatolinen kirkko ja helluntailaiset oppineuvotteluissa jo 25 vuotta” [An Unexpected Dialogue on the Frontiers of Ecumenism: Roman Catholics and Pentecostals in Dialogue already for 25 Years], RESEPTIO 1 (1998): 30-38

“Reformoitujen ja helluntailaisten kansainvälisen dialogin toinen istunto Chicagossa 10.-15.5.1997” [The Second Session of the Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue in Chicago 10.-15.5.1997], RESEPTIO 1 (1998): 56-58

“’Pyhä Henki ja lähetys eskatologisessa perspektiivissä’: Reformoitujen ja helluntailaisten kolmas dialogi-istunto Sveitsissä 14.-19.5.1998” [’Holy Spirit and Mission in Eschatological Perspective’: The Third Session of the Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue in Switzerland 14.-19.5.1998], RESEPTIO 2 (1998): 45-47

“Mielenkiintoinen vuosi tutkijana USA:ssa ekumeenisessa tutkimusinstituutissa” (An Interesting Year as a Visiting Scholar in the USA], RESEPTIO 2 (1998): 64-66

“Riittääkö kristologinen perusta kristittyjen yhteyden pohjaksi? Kirkkojen Maailmanneuvoston ja helluntailaisten suhteista” [Is the Christological Basis Enough for Christian Unity? On the Relationship between the WCC and Pentecostals], RESEPTIO 2 (1998): 50-57

“Dialogen som är ett under”, PETRUS 34 (1998): 18-19

“Helluntailaisten ja Kirkkojen Maailmanneuvoston suhteista” [On the Relationship between the WCC and Pentecostals], NÄKÖALA 3-4 (1998): 9-13

“’Henki puhaltaa missä tahtoo’: Katolisen kirkon ja helluntailaisten dialogi”. Ekumeeninen vuosikirja, toim. J. Edström & S.-M. Vuorinen [’The Spirit Blows Where He Wills’: The Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue. Ecumenical Yearbook of Finland, ed. J. Edström & S.-M. Vuorinen], Suomen ekumeenisen neuvoston julkaisuja LIX, 1999, 36-47

“Mitä uutta vanhojen kirkkojen ja vapaiden kirkkojen suhteissa” [Anything New in the Relationship between Old and Young Churches], NÄKÖALA 4 (1999): 13-18.

”100 Years of Pentecostal Missions: The European Pentecostal/Charismatic Research Association’s 1999 Meeting,” Mission Studies 17:1-2 (2000): 207-16.

“Ekumeeninen tutkijakokous Hampurin yliopistolla 3.-5.11.2000” [Ecumenical Reserach Conference at the University of Hamburg, Nov 3.-5., 2000], Teologinen Aikakauskirja 6 (2000): 535-8.

“KMN laajentaa yhteistyöpyrkimyksiä lähetyksen edistämiseksi,” [The World Council of Churches Committed to Work for Co-operation in Mission], RESEPTIo, 1 (2001): 42-45 .

”’Henki puhaltaa missä tahtoo’”: Kansainvälinen katsaus helluntailais-karismaattisiin liikkeisiin”, in Tulkinnasta sovellukseen. From Interpretation to Application. Festschrift for Jouko Ruohomäki, ed. Maarit-Merimaa Piirainen et al. (Keuruu: Keuruskopio Oy, 2005), 71-78.

”Helluntailais-karismaattisen kristillisyyden ekumeeniset haasteet” [The Ecumenical Challenges of Charismatic Christianity]”, RESEPTIO 1 (2007): 18-24.

“Milta lähetystyömme näyttää kansainvälisen helluntailähetystyön näköpiiristä” [The Mission Work of the Finnish Pentecostal Church in an international perspective] in Jumalan Hyvät Tuulet. Helluntaiseurakuntien lähetystyö 80 vuotta (Helsinki: Fida, 2007), 47-59.

“Beyond Augsburg: Faith Alone and Full Gospel,” Lutheran Forum 41:3 (Fall 2007): 45-48.

“Helluntailais-karismaattiset liikkeet kansainvälisestä näkökulmasta” [Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements: A Global Perspective] in Festschrift for Mr. Matti Kangasoja (Jyväskylä: Lääninhallituksen julkaisuja, 2008), 25-28.

“First Sunday of Advent, Luke 21:25-36, Theological Perspective”; “Second Sunday of Advent, Luke 3:1-6, Theological Perspective; and “Third Sunday of Advent, Luke 3:7-18, Theological Perspective” in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C, Volume I, ed. David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor (Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009).

“Theologies of Religions,” A Position  Paper invited by the unit “Mission and Religious Pluralism” of the Edinburgh 2010 Centennial Missions Conference; http://www.edinburgh2010.org/en/study-themes/2-christian-mission-among-other-faiths.html

“Esipuhe” teoksessa Petri Mäkilä, Helluntailainen. Klassisen helluntailaisuuden teologinen ihmiskäsitys [The Theological Anthropology of Classical Pentecostalism] (Helsinki: Kuva ja Sana, 2011), 7-8.

” Spirit:Worship:Lord’s Supper,” in NIV Vital Faith Study Bible.Christianity Today’s Global Gospel Project (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, forthcoming), 750 words.

“Spirit: Proceeding from the Father and the Son,” in NIV Vital Faith Study Bible.Christianity Today’s Global Gospel Project (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, forthcoming), 750 words.

 

 

Popular Books and Other Writings (in Finnish)

Lapsi varttuu.  Persoonallisuuden kehitys lapsuusvuosina [Growing Child.  Personality Development in the Childhood]. Vantaa: RV-kirjat, 1985.

V-M Kärkkäinen & Leevi Launonen, Voit kasvaa ihmissuhteissa [Growing in Human Relations]. Vantaa: RV-kirjat, 1986.

V-M Kärkkäinen & Leevi Launonen, Kristitty nuori ja itsenäistymisen haasteet [Christian Youth and the Challenge of Independence]. Vantaa: RV-kirjat, 1988.

Rakkautta ja rajoja (Love and Limits]. Vantaa: RV-kirjat, 1990.

Vapauteen.  Galatalaiskirjeen sanoma tänään [Called to Freedom: The Message of Galatians Today]. Vantaa: RV-kirjat, 1991.

V-M Kärkkäinen & Raili Väisänen & Mirjami Ylenius, Lapsityöntekijän käsikirja [The Handbook of Christian Child Educator]. Vantaa: RV-kirjat, 1992.

“Seurakuntakasvun syitä etsimässä” [Discerning Church Growth Factors], Maailman Ääret 1 (1992): 32-33

“Näköaloja maailmanlaajuiseen lähetysliikkeeseen: Lähetystyön MITÄ-MISSÄ-MILLOIN” [Perspectives to Worldwide Missionary Movement: The ABC of Missions], Maailman Ääret 2 (1992): 42-43

“Voiko antropologiasta tulla mitään hyvää?” [Anything Good Comes out of Anthropology?], Maailman Ääret 3 (1992): 36-37

“Lähetyshistoriako tylsää?” [Mission History Boring?], Maailman Ääret 4 (1992): 40-41

“Kolmas aalto uskoo ihmeisiin” [The Third Wave Believes in Miracles], Maailman Ääret 5 (1992): 36-37

“Miltä lähetyslapsen tulevaisuus näyttää?: Lähetyslapsi tutkimuksen valossa” [The Future of Missions Kid: Missions Kids in the light of Research], Maailman Ääret 1 (1993): 6-7

“Jokaisen uskovan lähetysvastuu on Muurinaukossa” [Every Christian Should Stand in the Gap], Maailman Ääret 3 (1993): 36-37

“Vanha metodi, joka on löydettävä uudelleen: Apostoli Paavalin lähetysstrategia” [An Old Method to be Recovered: The Missionary Strategy of Apostle Paul], Maailman Ääret 4 (1993): 34-35

“Miksi lähetystyömme on menestynyt” [What are the Reasons for the Success of Our Mission], Maailman Ääret 1 (1994): 32-33

“Lähetyksen raamatulliset perusteet puntarissa: Miksi lähetystyöstä tehdään?” [On the Biblical Foundations of Missions: Reasons for Mission], Maailman Ääret 3 (1994): 26-27

“Rukous muuttaa maailmaa” [Prayer Changes the World], Maailman Ääret 4 (1994): 24-25

“Kutsuttu ja voimalla varustettu: Helluntailähetystyö laajenee kaikkialla maailmassa” [Called and Empowered: Pentecostal Missions is Expanding], Maailman Ääret 5 (1994): 36-37

“Missiologisen tutkimuksen yhteenvetoa: Helluntailainen lähetysstrategia uudistuu I” [Summarizing Missiological Research: The Renewal of Pentecostal Missions Strategy I], Maailman Ääret 1 (1995): 40-41

“Missiologisen tutkimuksen yhteenvetoa: Helluntailainen lähetysstrategia uudistuu II” [Summarizing Missiological Research: The Renewal of Pentecostal Missions Strategy II], Maailman Ääret 2 (1995): 26-27

“Perustietoa lähtijöille ja lähettäjille: Mitä lähetystyö on käytännössä” [Basics for Missionaries and Senders: What is the Practice of Missions], Maailman Ääret 3 (1995): 34-35

“AD-2000 liike haastaa I: Rukoile 10/40-ikkunan kaupunkien puolesta” [The Challenge of AD 2000: Pray for 10/40 Cities], Maailman Ääret 4 (1995): 24-25

“Lähetystyöntekijätkin ovat ihmisiä” [Even the Missionaries are Human Beings], Maailman Ääret 5 (1995): 28-28

Maailmankansalaiset. Sinun vastuusi maailmasta [World Class Citizens: Your Task in the World]. Vantaa: AIKA Oy, 1995, 162 pp.

“Evankeliumin ja kulttuurin suhde puntarissa: Haasteena vieraiden kulttuurien ymmärtäminen ja -oman I” [On the Relationship between Gospel and Culture: How to Understand Foreign Cultures - and One’s own Culture I], Maailman Ääret 2 (1996): 32-33

“Miten arvioida vieraita kulttuureja - ja omaa II” [How to Understand Foreign Cultures - and One’s own Culture II], Maailman Ääret 3 (1996): 42-43

“Lähetystyön kasvuun vaikuttavat tekijät” [Factors Contriburing to Missions Growth], Maailman Ääret 4 (1996): 28-29

“Kontekstualisointi - uusi sanahirviö vai uusi lähetyksen taustastrategia I” [Contextualization - a Neo-logism or a New Mission Strategy, I], Maailman Ääret 5 (1996): 28-29

“Kontekstualisointi - uusi sanahirviö vai uusi lähetyksen taustastrategia II” [Contextualization - a Neo-logism or a New Mission Strategy, II], Maailman Ääret 1 (199): 40-41

“Kontekstualisointi - uusi sanahirviö vai uusi lähetyksen taustastrategia III” [Contextualization - a Neo-logism or a New Mission Strategy, III], Maailman Ääret 2 (1997): 38-39

“Uskonto on keskeinen osa kulttuuria I” [Religion is a Crucial Part of Culture I], Maailman Ääret 4 (1997): 44-45

“Uskonto on keskeinen osa kulttuuria II” [Religion is a Crucial Part of Culture II], Maailman Ääret 5 (1997): 32-34

“Miltä lähetyssaarnaaja näyttää paikallisten silmissä?” [How do the Local People Perceive the Missionary], Maailman Ääret 6 (1997): 30-32

”Tietoa tulessa: helluntailaisen missiologian ominaispiirteitä” I [Truth on Fire: Characteristics of Pentecostal missiology I], Maailman Ääret 5 (1998): 36-37

”Tietoa tulessa: helluntailaisen missiologian ominaispiirteitä” II [Truth on Fire: Characteristics of Pentecostal missiology II], Maailman Ääret 6 (1998): 38-39

”Tietoa tulessa: helluntailaisen missiologian ominaispiirteitä” III [Truth on Fire: Characteristics of Pentecostal missiology III], Maailman Ääret 1(1999): 36-37

”Tietoa tulessa: helluntailaisen missiologian ominaispiirteitä” IV [Truth on Fire: Characteristics of Pentecostal missiology VI], Maailman Ääret 2 (1999): 40-41

”Tietoa tulessa: helluntailaisen missiologian ominaispiirteitä” V [Truth on Fire: Characteristics of Pentecostal missiology V], Maailman Ääret 5(1999): 37-38

”Kun sana ei tulekaan lihaksi” I [ When the Word does not become Flesh I], Maailman Ääret 1 (2000): 36-37

”Kun sana ei tulekaan lihaksi” II [ When the Word does not become Flesh II], Maailman Ääret 2 (2000): 36-37

”Ovatko helluntai-karismaatikot unohtaneet seurakunnan tärkeimmän tehtävän?” [Whether Pentecostal-Charismatic Christians Have Missed the Essential Task of the Church], Maailman Ääret 3 (2000): 36-37

”Idän ja lännen välissä” I [Between East and West I], Maailman Ääret 4 (2000): 36-37

”Idän ja lännen välissä” II [Between East and West II], Maailman Ääret 1 (2001): 37-38

”Idän ja lännen välissä” III [Between East and West III], Maailman Ääret 2 (2001): 40-41.

”Idän ja lännen välissä” IV [Between East and West III], Maailman Ääret 3 (2001): 40-41.

”Idän ja lännen välissä” V [Between East and West III], Maailman Ääret 4 (2001): 41.

Kun Elämä Haastaa. Voimaa Jeremian kirjasta (Keuruu: AikaOy; October 2001).

 

Reviews

”Cornelis van der Laan, Sectarian Against His Will: Gerritt Roelof Polmand and the Birth of Pentecostalism in the Netherlands, 1991”, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 22:1 (Spring 2000), 146-48.

”Helmut Thielicke, The Evangelical Faith, volume III: The Holy Spirit, The Church, Eschatology, 1997”, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 23:1 (2001): 162-65.

“ Donald G. Bloesch, The Holy Spirit: Works & Gifts. Christian Foundations. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsityPress, 2000”, Religious Studies Review (forthcoming)

“’First Theology’” First! Kevin J. Vanhoozer, First Theology. God, Scripture & Hermeneutics . Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2002”, PNEUMA 25:2 (2003): 320-22.

“Amos Yong, Beyond the Impasse. Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religions,” Interpretation 58:3 (July 2004): 332.

“Amos Yong, Beyond the Impasse. Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religions,” Theology Today (forthcoming).

“Terrance L. Tiessen, Who Can Be Saved? Reassessing Salvation in Christ and World Religions,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 29:2 (2005): 101-02.

“Gregory K. Beale, The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 30:1 (January 2006):46.

“Amos Yong, The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology,” The Ecumenical Review (2006)

“Juha Ahvio, Theological Epistemology of Contemporary American Confessional Reformed  Apologetics,” Review Article, Theologinen Aikakauskirja 5 (2006): 490-92.

“Amos Yong, The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology,” International Journal of Systematic Theology (f2007)

“Jan-Olav Henriksen, Desire, Gift, and Recognition. Christology and Postmodern Philosophy,” Theology Today (forthcoming, 2010)

“Wolfgang Vondey, Pentecostalism and Christian Unity: Ecumenical Documents and Critical Assessments,” PentecoStudies (http://www.equinoxjournals.com/ojs/index.php/PENT), 10:2 (2011): 264-66.

“Julie C. Ma and Wonsuk Ma, Mission in the Spirit: Towards a Pentecostal/Charismatic Missiology,International Bulletin of Missionary Research 35:2 (April 2011):108.

“Tony Richie, Speaking by the Spirit: A Pentecostal Model for Interreligious Dialogue,”

Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Summer 2012, Vol. 9.

 

Academic and Professional Presentations and Papers

Academic Presentations

 “Pope and Pentecostals in Dialogue”, Institute for Ecumenical  and Cultural Research, Collegeville, MN, 13.11.1997

“’Reading in the Spirit in Which It Was Written’: Catholic Interpretation in Dialogue with Pentecostal Bible Reading”,  Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Church of God School of Theology, Cleveland, TN, 10.-13.3.1998

 “Yllättävä dialogi ekumenian rajamailla: Roomalaiskatolisen kirkon ja helluntailaisten dialogi” [An Unexpected Dialogue on the Frontiers of Ecumenics: The Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue], lectio praecursario, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Finland,  3.10.1999

 “The Question of Proselytism in the Final Report 1990-1997: Roman Catholics and Pentecostals on Mission” and ”Deirfication and a Pneumatological Concept of Grace: Unprecedented Convergences between Orthodox, Lutheran, and Holiness-Pentecostal Sorietiologies,” Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Evangel University Springfield, MO, 11.-13.3.1999

 “Developments in Pentecostal Hermeneutics and Challenges to Theological Education”, European Pentecostal Theological Association Annual Meeting, Erzhausen, Germany, 6.-9.4.1999

 “Spirit, Eschaton, and Mission: A Contribution to Pneumatological Missiology/ Missiological Pneumatology”, European Pentecostal-Charismatic Research Assocation Meeting, Missionsakademie an der Universität Hamburg, Germany, 13.-17.7.1999

”Ecumenical Perspectives into the Pentecostal/ Charismatic Missiology”, Symposium on Ecumenical Missiology, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Finland, 31.11.1999

 “Pentecostals and the Alleged Oblivion of Social Justice,” A paper read at the 12th Annual Meeting of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ökumenische Forschung at the Missionsakademi of the University of Hamburg, Nov 3-5, 2000.

“’Evil, Love and the Left Hand of God’: The Contribution of Luther’s Theology of the Cross to the Emerging Evangelical Theology of Evil,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, Nov 18-21, 2000.

“Pentecostalism and the Claim for Apostolicity: An Essay in Ecumenical Ecclesiology”, Paper read at the 30the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Tulsa, OK, March 8-10, 2001

“Response to the Catholic document Dominus Iesus,” at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Tulsa, OK, March 8-10, 2001

“Response to Allan Anderson’s ‘Forgotten Dimension in Global Pentecostal Education,” the 30the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Tulsa, OK, March 8-10, 2001

 “’The Christian as Christ to the Neighbor’: On Luther’s Theology of Love,” Paper presented to the Joint Conference of the Center for Ecumenical Research of KLU (Louvain, Belgium) and European Pentecostal/Charismatic Research Association, Pope’s College, University of Louvain, Belgium, July 17-21, 2001.

 “Spirituality and Social Justice,”  Paper read at the Theological Conference on “(Re-)Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice,” at the Sider Institute, Messiah College, Harrisburg, PA, May 30th-June 1st, 2002

 “What in the World is the Spirit Doing: Towards a Pneumatological Theology of Religions,” Paper read at the International Symposium on Pentecostal-Charismatic Missiology, Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines  February 3-4, 2003

“The Working of the Spirit of God in Creation and in the People of God”: An Outline of the Pneumatology of Wolfhart Pannenberg,” Paper read at the Joint Annual Meeting of Wesleyan Theological Society and Society for Pentecostal Studies, Ashbury Seminary, March 11-14, 2003.

“The Idea of Theosis in Martin Luther’s Soteriology: The Ecumenical Significance of a New Interpretation of Luther’s Theology of  Salvation,” Paper read at for the Eastern Orthodox Studies Group, American Academy of Religions Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Nov 20-23, 2003

”Theological Reflections on ’The Nature and Purpose of the Church,’” Paper presented to the Ecumenical Group of the Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 11-13, 2004

”Trinity and the Christian Theology of Religions” and ”Harold Netland’s Evangelical Theology of Religions,” Papers read in absentia at the Symposium on the Theology of Religions at the Finnish Theological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, March 24, 2004

“Pentecostal Resources for Social Justice and Social Ethics [Recursos Pentecostales para la Justicia y la Ètica]”, Paper read in absentia  at the National Forum on Pentecostalism and Social Justice, Managua, Nicaragua, May 10-11, 2004.

 “March Forward to Hope: Yonggi Cho’s Pentecostal Theology of Hope, Presentation read in absentia  2004 Young San International Theological Symposium on Dr. Yonggi Cho’s Theology of Hope at Full Gospel Theological Institute of Hansei University, Seoul, Korea, June 3-4, 2004 Korea

”Pentecostal Theology of Mission: Where We Are Now? What are the Prospects for the Future", paper read in absentia at International Pentecostal Theological Conference, ”Pentecostalism in Diverse Contexts” held at Auckland Park Theological Seminary, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 13, 2004.

”Trinitarian Rules for a Pneumatological Theology of Religions,” Paper presented at the John Templeton Foundation’s Symposium ”Pneumatology: Exploring the Work of the Spirit from Contemporary Perspectives” at Yale Club, New York City, NY, November 12-14, 2004

“’Theology on the Edge’: How to Speak of the Spirit Among Religions?” Professorial Inaugural Lecture (Professor of Systematic Theology) at Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Theology, April 26, 2005.

 “Response to Three Papers on Creation Theology” at Christian Theological Research Fellowship Meeting of American Academy of Religions Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 19, 2005

 “Pentecostal Pneumatology of Religions: The Contribution of Pentecostalism to Our Understanding of the Work of God’s Spirit in the World,” Paper read at the international symposium “The Spirit in the World” at the University of Southern California (USC) and co-organized by USC and John Templeton Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 5-7, 2006

 “’The Re-Turn of Religion in the New Millennium’: Pentecostalisms and Postmodernities,” Paper presented at the Nordic Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research Annual Meeting in Turku, Finland, August 19-22, 2007.

“’The Re-Turn of Religion in the New Millennium’: Pentecostalisms and Postmodernities,” Paper presented at the European Pentecostal-Charismatic Research Association’s Meeting at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, Sept 12-15, 2007

“‘How (Not) to Speak of the Church’: An Emerging/Emergent Ecclesiological Conversation in a Postmodern World”, Paper presented at “Ecclesiology and Ethnography” symposium co-sponsored by Yale University and Oxford University, U.K., at Yale University, New Haven, CT, Sept. 27-29, 2007.

 “Unity, Diversity, and Apostolicity: Any Hopes for Rapprochement between Older and Younger Churches?” Paper presented at the VI Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology Conference, “Believing in Community: Ecumenical Reflections on the Church,” held at the University of Leuven, Nov. 7-10, 2007.

“Pentecostal Pneumatologies in the Matrix of Contemporary Theologies of the Spirit”, Paper presented at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference “Theory and Method in the Study of Global Pentecostalism,” co-organized by GloPent and NORFACE at the University of Heidelberg, Germany Feb 1-2, 2008.

 “Eastern Orthodox-Pentecostal Encounter: Challenges and Opportunities,” Presentation at the joint annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society and Society for Pentecostal Studies, Duke University, Durham, N.C., March 13-15, 2008.

 “Receptive Ecumenism and the Dynamics of Development within Pentecostalism ,” Paper read at “Receptive Ecumenism and Ecclesial Learning: Learning to Be Church Together,” Joint 2nd International Receptive Ecumenism Conference & 3rd Annual Gathering of the Ecclesiological Investigations Network, organized by Durham University/Ushaw College, Durham, UK, Jan 11-15, 2009

“The Church in the Post-Christian Society Between Modernity and Late Modernity: L. Newbigin’s Post-Critical Missional Ecclesiology,” Presentation for the Ecclesiological Investigations Group at the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Religions in Montreal, Canada, Nov 7-10, 2009

 “The Lutheran Doctrine of Justification in the Global Context,” Presentation for the Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Consultation at the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Religions in Montreal, Canada, Nov 7-10, 2009

 “Dukkha and Passio: A Christian Theology of Suffering in the (Theravada) Buddhist Context,” Presentation at the international symposium ”World Religions & Great Commission” held at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Va, Feb 27, 2010.

“Conversation about the Global Trends in Pentecostalism” with Dr. Frank Macchia at the Closing Banquet of the Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, March 5-7th, 2010.

 “The Leaning Tower of Pentecostal Ecclesiology: Reflections on the Doctrine of the Church on the Way,” Presentation at the “Pentecostal Ecclesiology” International Symposium, Bangor University, UK, June 28-29, 2010.

 “The Leaning Tower of Mission in a Post-Modern Land,” Presentation at the Societas Oecumenica, European Society for Ecumenical Research, Belgrade, Serbia, Aug 26-31, 2010

 “Faith, Life, Death, and Interreligious Dialogue in Asia, Europe, and the USA,” Presentation at the Theological Colloquium at Theological Faculty of the University of Zűrich, Switzerland, Feb 18, 2011

“Christian Mission between Colonialism and Post-Colonialism: Stories of Despair and Hope,” Plenary presentation at International Symposium on Christianity and US-Sino Relations,   organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, Jun 20-21, 2011

 “Theological Reflections on  Rabbi Rachel Timoner’s, Breath of Life: God as Spirit in Judaism (2011),” at Evangelical Theological Group of American Academy of Religion’s Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov 19-22, 2011

“Response to ‘A Postmodern Pentecostal Perspective on Apostolicity’ by Harold Hunter, Ecumenical Study Group of Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Regent University, Virginia Beach,VA, March 1-3, 2011.

“Response to ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water”: Re-Baptism in the Nordic Context – Reflections and Proposal’ by Terje Hegertun,” Ecumenical Study Group of Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Seattle Pacific University, March 21-23, 2013.

“Doing Theology in the ‘Post-World’: An Inclusive, Dialogical, and Hospitable Vision,” Presentation at the Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway, May 22, 2013.

“Response to ‘Towards a Theology of Thriving: Considering Human Teloi’ Statement by Thrive Center for Human Development, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Sept 17. 2013.

“Trinity and Religious Pluralism”: 6 Keynote Lectures at the Annual Theology Symposium at Amanat Agung Theological Seminary, Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 28-29, 2013.

“Triune Revelation: Towards a Theology of Divine Revelation as the Joint Work of the Father, Son, and Spirit,” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Springfield, MO, March 6-8, 2014.

“Christ and Reconciliation,” Presentation at “Theology and Ministry” seminar led by Prof. Philip Clayton at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA, March 11, 2014.

“A Theological-Missiological Reflection on Money and Mobility in the Globalizing World,” Paper presented in absentia at “Mission and Money - Mission in the Context of Global Inequalities” conference organized by  the International Association of Mission Studies and Nordic Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research , Helsinki April 4-6, 2014.

“Necessity, Chance, and Indeterminism: A Theological Account of Freedom of Will in a ‘Regulated’ World,” Presentation at SATURN (Scientific Understandings of Randomness in Nature” Conference, Center for Theology and Natural  Sciences, GTU, Oct 2014.

The Gospel in a Pluralist Society in the Wider Context of Newbigin's Response to Religious Pluralism,” Plenary  Address at “Still Pluralist? Lesslie Newbigin in the 21st Century,” Missiological Lectures of the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, Nov 12-14, 2014.

"How to do Evangelical Theology in a 'Post-' World?” at Evangelical Theology Group of American Academy of Religions session on “Stanley Grenz and Evangelical Theology: Celebration and Fragmentation,” San Diego, CA, Nov 22-25, 2014.

“Response to Chris E.W. Green, ‘Saving Difference: Reflections on Theological Disagreement’,” The Annual Meeting of the Society  for Pentecostal Studies, Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL March 2015.

“From a ‘Unitive’ to a ‘‎Plural’ Paradigm of Pneumatology: The Task of a Constructive Christian Doctrine of the Spirit in ‎the Pluralistic ‘Post-World,’ Paper read at the    Tyndale Fellowship Study Conference in Christian Doctrine, Tyndale Hall, Cambridge, UK, June 30-July 3, 2015.

Professional, Ecumenical, Missiological Presentations

“A Pentecostal Perspective on Prayer”, Faculty of Theology, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, 11.18.1997

“Kansainvälinen helluntailiike ja ekumeenisuus” [The International Pentecostal Movement and Ecumenicity], Ecumenical Council of Finland, Helsinki, 12.5.1995

“Lähetystyön kasvuun vaikuttavia tekijöitä” [Factors Contiburing to the Growth of Mission], The Annual Symposium on Mission in the Missiological Institute of Ryttylä, Finland, 7.5.1996

“Vapaiden kirkkojen anti uuden vuosituhannen kristilliselle kirkolle: kansainvälinen katsaus” [The Contribution of Free Churches to Christianity in the Third Millennium], The Free Churches of Finland Symposium, Tampere, 31.8.1997

“Kirkkojen Maailmanneuvoston ja helluntailaisten suhteesta”[On the Relationship between the World Council of Churches and Pentecostals], Annual Meeting of the Ecumenical Council of Finland, Kuusankoski, Finland, 28.9.1998

“ How to Train National Leaders”, The International Leadership Consultation, Orivesi, Finland 22.-25.3.1999

“How to Reach Cities”, The Annual Missions Consultation, Lappeenranta, Finland, 19.3.1999

“How to Co-work between Bible Institutions and Mission Organizations”, Pentecostal European Mission Consultation, Emmetten, Switzerland, 8.3.1999

“Raamattu toipumisen välineenä” [The Bible as an Instrument of Healing], National Symposium on Rehabalitation and Healing, Jyväskylä, Finland,  30.3.1999

“Vanhojen kirkkojen ja vapaiden kirkkojen suhteista: kriittinen katsaus ekumenian tulevaisuutta silmälläpitäen” [On the Relationships between the Old and New Churches: A Critical Look at the Future of Ecumenics], Ecumenical Council of Finland, Faith and Order, 27.5.1999

“Helluntaiherätys maailmalla - ja meillä” [The Pentecostal Movement in Finland and elsewhere], The Annual Meeting for Christian Publishers in Finland, Keuruu,  8.9.1999

”’From Azusa Street to the Ends of the Earth’: Pentecostalism, its Roots, Characteristics, and Challenge,” A paper delivered for the Joint Working Group between the WCC and Pentecostals, Hautcombe, France, June, 19-24, 2000.

”’The Holy Spirit Has Called Me’: The Pneumatological Potential of Luther’s Doctrine of Salvation,” A paper read at the ”East and West Meets Theological Conference” sponsored by ICCOWE and ECC in Prague, Zcech Republic, August 23-27, 2000.

“Holy Spirit and Mission: Missio Dei and Pneumatology,” Presentation to the “Ecclesiology and Mission” Theological Consultation of the World Council of Churches, Chartigny, Switzerland, March 25-29, 2001.

“Response to “Changing Paradigms for Latin American Pentecostals” by Douglas and Douglas Jr. Petersen, Missions Consultation at the Overseas Missionary Study Center, New Haven, CT, Dec 9-11, 2001

“Doing Christ’s Mission in the Pluralistic Context of Asia: Critical Dialogue with Some Asian Christologies”, Paper presented to the International Symposium on Mission, “Empowering the Asian Churches for Mission,” Manila, Philippines, January 28, 2002

“Identity and Plurality: A Pentecostal-Charismatic Perspective,” Paper read at the International Missiological Consultation arranged by the World Council of Churches in Collaboration with CEVAA, CWM, and EVM in London, April 15-20, 2002

“Current Orientations in Evangelical Theology,” Paper presented to the Evangelical Students Fellowship of San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA, October 30, 2003.

“Church and Her Mission: Catholics and Pentecostals in Dialogue,” Paper read at the Ecumenical Theological Consultation on Church and Mission, Franciscan Center, Warsaw, Poland, Dec 5-6, 2003

”Holy Spirit in Other Religions” Paper read at the Lewis Wilson Institute’s lecture series at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA, March 5, 2004

” Theological Reflections on Eldín Villafañe’s, “Amos: An Intrepid Leader for Justice,” Annual

   Payton Lectures held at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA April 19-21, 2004

”Justification and Theosis: Complementary or Contradictory Discourses”, Paper Read at the Faith and Order consultation on ”Justice and Justification” held at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, October 15-17th.

”Trinity and Religions: On the Way to a Trinitarian Theology of Religions for Evangelicals,” Presentation to the Doctoral Students and Faculty of E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission of Asbury Seminary, Wilbury, KY,  October 27, 2004

“Response to ‘Religious Plurality and Christian Self-Understanding’ document  by World Council of Churches” read at Conference on World Mission and Evangelization, Athens, Greece May 9-16th, 2005.

“The Doctrine of God in Contemporary Theology,” Guest Lecture in Professor Philip Clayton’s Class at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA, Oct 9, 2005

“Christology and Pluralism: An Evangelical View”, Four Lectures Given at the 2005 Faith and Order Retreat of Wisconsin Council of Churches at Bishop O’Conner Catholic Pastoral Center, Madison, WI, November 13-14, 2005

“Evangelicals and Religions,” Presentation for the National Council of Churches’ Interfaith Commission, Pasadena, CA, February 3, 2006.

“’Drinking from the Same Wells with Orthodox and Catholics’: Insights from the Finnish Interpretation of Luther'sTheology,” Paper read at the “Christ in Us” Conference on Lutheran Spirituality at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Chicago, Ill., Feb 20, 2006.

“Re-Visiting the Doctrine of Justification: The New Interpretation of Luther's Theology” Paper read at Wartburg Theological Seminary’/The Center for Global Theologies, Dubuque, Iowa, Feb 21, 2006.

“Spirit and Church: Emerging Themes in a Constructive Pentecostal Theology”, Six Lectures Given at the Southern Cross College Annual Cartledge Lecture Series, Sydney, Australia March 20-22, 2006

“Anabaptist/Mennonite and Pentecostal Dialogue: Reflections by an Ecumenist” Presentation to Mennonite World Conference Faith and Life Symposium in Pasadena, CA March 14, 2006.

“The Church as the Fellowship of Persons: An Emerging Pentecostal Ecclesiology of Koinonia”, Paper read at the International Dialogue between the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and Pentecostals, held at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, May 17-23, 2006.

“Helluntailais-karismaattisen kristillisyyden ekumeeniset haasteet”, Presentation at ”Charismatic Christianity and Ecumenism” symposium at Salem Church of Helsinki, arranged by the Ecumenical Council of Finland and the Free Church Council of Finland, Oct 31, 2006

“Orthodoxy and Heresy: Theological Reflections in a Global/Local Context,” Paper read at the international  symposium “The Orthodoxy of the Chinese Church from a Historical, Theological and Apologetic Perspective,” held at China Graduate School of Theology and Baptist University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jan 27, 2007.

“’A Radical Middle’: Pentecostal Theology and Faith for the Third Millennium,” Presentation at the Ventura District Meeting of Assemblies of God Pastors, Ventura First Assembly of God, Feb 6, 2007

“Response to ‘Walking Worthily: Missional Leadership after Christendom,’ Annual Payton Lectures by Darrell L. Guder, Fuller Theological Seminary, May 2-3, 2007

“Pentecostals in Dialogue: A Brief Look and Assessment of the Pentecostal Engagement in Bi-Lateral Ecumenical Conversations,” Presentation for the World Council of Churches and Pentecostals Joint Consultative Group Annual Meeting in Baar, Switzerland, Oct 4-9, 2007.

“Theosis in Martin Luther’s Theology and its Ecumenical Implications”, Presentation at Yenjing Seminary, Beijing, China, Feb 24, 2008.

“The Layers of Heresy and the Contribution of a ‘Mediating Theology’”, Presentation at the Theological Symposium held at The Christians Council of Korea Hall, Seoul, Korea, Feb 28, 2008.

“The Letter to the Churches [by the World Council of Churches]”, Presentation to the Southern California Ecumenical Council, Pasadena, CA, March 28, 2007.

“Response to Simon Chan’s presentation , ‘The Future of Global Theology from an Asian Perspective” at the Symposium “The Future of Global Theology,” co-arranged by Fuller Theological Seminary and InterVarsity Press, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, Oct. 23, 2008.

“Pentecostal Perspectives on Ecumenism,” Presentation for the Consultative Group between the World Council of Churches and Pentecostals, The Orthodox Sofia-Center, Helsinki, Finland, Nov 15-21, 2008.

“The Church in the Post-Christian Society Between Modernity and Late Modernity: L. Newbigin’s Post-Critical Missional Ecclesiology,” Presentation for the Newbigin Centennial at the Queen’s College, Birmingham, UK, Dec 11, 2009

“The Church in the Post-Christian Society Between Modernity and Late Modernity: L. Newbigin’s Post-Critical Missional Ecclesiology,” Presentation for the Newbigin Centennial at St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, Scotland, Dec 12, 2009

Three Plenary Speeches at the Annual Pastors’Conference of the Pentecostal Church of Finland, Helsinki Saalem Church, Jan 14-16, 2010

Response to the “Mission and Power”-document at the Edinburgh 2010 World Missionary Conference, June 2-6th, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

“Epistemology, Ethos, and Environment: In Search of A Theology of Pentecostal Theological Education,” Presentation at World Alliance of Pentecostal Theological Education, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 22-26th, 2010.

“Ecumenism in Europe,” Annual Lectureship at Beröa Theologisches Seminar, Erzhausen, Germany, Aug 30-Sept 1, 2010.

“Full Gospel, Fullness of the Spirit and Catholicity: Pentecostal Perspectives on the Third Mark of the Church,” Paper read at the Annual Meeting of the Joint Consultative Group between the World Council of Churches and Pentecostals, Bossey Ecumenical Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, Nov 14-19, 2010.

“Pentecostals and the Claim for Apostolicity” and “Full Gospel, Fullness of the Spirit, and Catholicity: Pentecostal Perspectives on the Third Mark of the Church,” Presentations at the “Theological Positions Colloquium at Continental Theological Seminary, Brussels, Belgium, Feb 16-17, 2011

“Visible Unity,” Plenary Presentation at the International Ecumenical Symposium at Porvoo, Finland, Oct 13-14, organized by the Ecumenical Council of Finland and the Council of European Churches

“Ecumenism, Unity, and Mission,” Presentation at the consultation on the State of the Church, Fuller Theological Seminary, April 20, 2012

“Pentecostal Practice and Theology of Discernment: An Interim Report,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and Pentecostals, Helsinki, June 29-July 5, 2012

“The Promise and Challenge of Pentecostalism.”Presentation at the Adult Education Class, St. Peters Church on the Sea, Rancho Palo Verdes, CA, Jan 13, 2013.

“The Holy Spirit and Church,” Two Plenary Presentations at the Pastor’s Conference, Amanat Agung Theological Seminary, Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 30, 2013.

“Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: A Christian Perspective,” Plenary Address for “Building Bridges: Muslim-Christian Dialogue,” Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., April 27-30, 2014.

“Receptive Ecumenism: A Homily at the Eucharistic Liturgy,” The Third International Receptive Ecumenism Conference,” Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, June 9-12, 2014.

“Human Action within the Sovereignty of God,”  Presentation at  “Building Bridges: Muslim-Christian Dialogue,” Doha, Qatar, May 3-7, 2015.

Other Significant Work Experience: Academic, Ecumenical, International

Member, Committee for Developing Graduate Programs, Faculty of Education, University of Jyväskylä, 1981-1982

Chairman, Student Association’s Committee for Developing Graduate Programs, Department of Education, University of Jyväskylä, 1981-1982

Member, Committee for Developing Graduate Programs and Evaluation in the Department of Education, University of Jyväskylä, 1982-1983

Member, Appointed by the Ministry of Education, Board of Trustees for the Kindergarten Teachers’ Training College, Jyväskylä, Finland, 1986-88; Chairman, 1986

Member, Lausanne Committee of Finland, 1994-2000

Member, AD2000 Committee of Finland, 1994-2000

Appointed Delegation Member in the International Consultation on World Evangelization, Seoul, Korea, May 1995

Appointed Delegation Member in the European Pentecostal Conference, Bordeaux, France, July 1995

Consultant, 1994-1998, and Appointed Member, 1999-2001, Faith and Order, Finland

Founding Member and the Chair of the Curriculum Planning Committee of the Theological Institute of Sortavala, Russia, 1995-present

Membership in several Denominational Committees for Pentecostal Churches in Finland, 1994-2001

Participant, Consultation on Toward Common Witness (Program Unit II), Ecumenical Institute, Bossey/Céligny, Switzerland, July 23-28, 1996

Participant, International Dialogue between the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and Pentecostals, 1997-2006

     Chicago, Ill., May 1997

     Zürich, Switzerland, March 1998

     Seoul, Korea, May 1999

     Louisville, KY, May 2006 (read a paper)

Member, Advisory Council, International Charismatic Consultation on World Evangelization, 1998- 2000

     Kuala Lumpur, Malesia, May 2000

Member, Joint Working Group between the World Council of Churches and Pentecostals, 1999 – present:

     Hautd’compe, France, June, 2000 (read a paper)

     Seoul, Korea, November, 2002

     Baar, Switzerland, 2007 (read a paper)

     Helsinki, Finland, 2008 (read a paper)

     Hong Kong, 2009

     Geneva, Switzerland, 2010 Switzerland (read a paper)

     Riga, Latvia, 2011

     Geneva, Switzerland, 2012

Member, ”Ecclesiology and Mission” Consultation, World Council of Churches in preparation for the Conference for World Mission and Evangelization in Athens May 2005, 1999-2005:

     Geneva, Switzerland, April, 2001

     London, England, April, 2002

     Geneva, Switzerland, February, 2004

     Geneva, Switzerland, December 2004

Member, Theological Preparatory Consultation on Mission for the Intercontinental Partnership Organizations (World Council of Chuches’ Mission and Evangelism Team, Community of Churches in Mission, France,  Council for World Mission, London, and United Evangelical Mission, Wuppertal, Germany), 2000-present

     London, England, April, 2002 in conjunction with the above-mentioned “Ecclesiology

            and Mission” consultation

Member, “Healing, Health, and Faith,” a sub-consultation to “Ecclesiology and Mission,” World Council of Churches, 2001-2005

     Santiago de Chile, October 27-31, 2003

 Participant, Foundation for the Faith and Order in the USA and Canada, Consultation at Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, October 7-9, 2001.

Member of the Preparatory Committee for the International Dialogue between the Lutheran World Federation and Pentecostals, 2004-present

     Ecumenical Institute of Strasbourg, France, December 2004, Annual Meeting

     Ecumenical Institute of Strasbourg, France, September 2005, Annual Meeting

     Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, December 2006, Annual Meeting

     Californian Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, Jan 2007, Annual Meeting

     Bockhaus Christian Centre, Zűrich, Switzerland, December 2008, Annual Meeting

     Kiviranta Meeting and Event Centre, Pirkkala, Finland, January 22-29, 2010

Theological Consultant and Advisor as well as member of the Message Committee at Conference on World Mission and Evangelization, Athens, Greece May 9-16th, 2005.

Consultative Dialogue between representatives from Fuller Theological Seminary and leaders from the “Local Churches” and Living Stream Ministry, 2004-06; participation and preparing documents as part of the study process.

Theological consultation and drafting of the document  “Christian Self-Understanding and Religious Plurality”by the World Council of Churches/Inter-Faith Relations Department

     Toulouse, France, August 14-15, 2007

     Geneva, Switzerland, March 15-19, 2012.

     Nairobi, Kenya, February 9-15, 2013

Ecumenical Consultation on Orthodox Ecclesiology, Windsor Castle, Oxford, UK, Dec 7-9, 2010.

“Best Pastoral Practices in a Multifaith Society,” Consultation arranged by the American Theological Schools Association, Pittsburgh, PA, April 26-27, 2010.

A continuing consultation in Pittsburgh, PA, April 10-12, 2011.

Official Delegate at the Edinburgh 2010 World Missionary Conference, June 2-6, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; participant at pre-conference international consultation on “Revitalization and Mission” arranged by Center for the Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements, Asbury Theological Seminary, on May 29-June 2, 2010.

Participant in the preparatory dialogue meeting between His Holiness, Patriarchate of Constantinople, St. Bartholomew and the Synodal Council for Inter-Christian Relations with Representatives from the Pentecostal Churches, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct 2-6, 2011

Appointed Consultant to World Assemblies of God Theological Commission’s project “The Essential Nature of the Church as the Missional People of God,” June 2012-present

Excursions, consultations, and other visits to more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Near East, South America, Africa, and USA, 1987-present

Languages

Finnish, mother-tongue

Swedish, fluent in reading, writing and speaking (the second national language)

English, fluent in reading, writing and speaking

German, reading, writing and speaking

Thai, fluent in reading, writing and speaking

Russian, elementary reading

Greek

Hebrew

Latin

Reading command of several other European languages (other Scandinavian languages, French, Italian, Spanish, etc.)

9/2015

Latest publications

  1. Dialogue, Witness, and Tolerance: The Many Faces of Interfaith Encounters

    Kärkkäinen, V-M. 2010 In : Theology, News and Notes. 57, 2, p. 29-33

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Theologies of Religions: A Position Paper for Edinburgh 2010

    Kärkkäinen, V-M. 2010 In : Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue. 1, 2, p. 3-7

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  3. Theologies of Religions

    Kärkkäinen, V-M. 2010 In : Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue. 1, 2, p. 3-7

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. International evaluation of Research and Doctoral training, University of Helsinki (External organisation)

    Kärkkäinen, V. (Expert)
    2010 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in research network

  2. Member of the Editorial Board of Soma: An International Journal of Contemporary Theological Discourses and Counter-Discourses (Journal)

    Kärkkäinen, V. (Member of editorial board)
    2010 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

  3. Pneuma (Journal)

    Kärkkäinen, V. (Member of editorial board)
    2010 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

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