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The Apostle Junia - Kathryn Riss
Junia, A Female Apostle, Resolving the Issues of Romans 16:7
Carrie Judd Montgomery (1858-1946) by Jennifer Miskov
Richard and Kathryn Riss have graciously agreed to add their expertise to the History section. Richard and Kathryn are faculty members at Zarephath Bible Institute, an undergraduate institution in New Jersey affiliated with Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Prior to joining Zarephath, they both taught at Chicago Bible College and at Christian Life College in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
They are co-authors of IMAGES OF REVIVAL (Shippensburg, Pa.: Destiny Image Publishers, 1997), a collection of messages that they delivered at various Catch the Fire conferences during the 1990s. They have also written articles for numerous periodicals, including SPREAD THE FIRE published by the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship.
Richard is the author of a few other books, including A SURVEY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY REVIVAL MOVEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 1988), and has contributed to three encyclopedias, including the ZONDERVAN DICTIONARY OF PENTECOSTAL AND CHARISMATIC MOVEMENTS. He is listed in the 1998 editions of WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA and WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD.
They have been active on various internet mailing lists, and Richard is founder and editor of the AWAKENING mailing list. Kathryn did her undergraduate work at UCLA, and completed an M.Div. magna cum laude at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and a Th.M. degree at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Richard did his undergraduate work at the University of Rochester, and completed a Master of Christian Studies degree at Regent College in Vancouver and an M.A. in Church History at Trinity International University. He is currently working on a Ph.D. degree in Church History at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Richard and Kathryn were both ordained interdenominationally at Zarephath in 1992, and have both been guest speakers at various churches and conferences for more than twenty years.
Dennis J. Preato, Master of Divinity, magna cum laude is a graduate of Bethel Seminary San Diego (June 2004). Dennis has authored various articles on gender related topics. The substance of this paper was presented at a recent Evangelical Theological Society meeting on April 23, 2004 under the title: Empirical Data in Support of Egalitarian Marriages: A Theological Response. A condensed version of his paper entitled Junia, A Female Apostle, Resolving the Interpretive Issues of Romans 16:7 was published in Priscilla Papers Volume 17, Issue 2, Spring 2003. The full text is presented here.
Jennifer Miskov is currently doing her PhD on the life and theology of Carrie Judd Montgomery. Miskov has also just published her first book called Silver to Gold: A Journey of Young Revolutionaries, which is a short story or allegory inspiring people to take risks and pursue all that God has for them. You can learn more about her book, as well as read a biography of Carrie Judd Montgomery, by connecting to her website at www.silvertogold.com.