Prof. dr. Jack Barentsen

Prof. dr. Jack Barentsen

Hoogleraar en vakgroepvoorzitter Praktische Theologie

e: jack.barentsen@etf.edu

w: http://etfleuven.academia.edu/JackBarentsen

Education, degrees
  • 2010: Ph.D. in New Testament Studies (ETF Leuven)
  • 1985: Th.M. in Systematic Theology (Grace Theological Seminary (Winona Lake, IN, USA)
  • 1984: M.Div. (Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN, USA)
  • 1981: Princeton University (Princeton, NJ, USA), B.A. in Philosophy
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2018-: Professor (Hoogleraar) of Practical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2015-: Chair of the Department of Practical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2015-2018: Member of the ‘kenniskring’ in the lectorate on Faith in Context at the CHE, chaired by Dr. R. Erwich
  • 2015-2017: Associate Professor of Practical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2014-: Extraordinary Associate Professor of NT and Practical Theology at the Nort-West University (Potchefstroom, SA), Faculty of Theology
  • 2014-: Senior Researcher of NOSTER
  • 2012-: Researcher, Institute for Leadership and Ethics
  • 2011-: Representative the Department of Practical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2010-2014: Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2009-: Internship coordinator, ETF Leuven
  • 2009-2017: Coordinator student mentoring, ETF Leuven
  • 2010-2014: Member of ‘kenniskring’ in the lectorate on Spiritual Leadership at the CHE, chaired by Dr. R. Erwich
  • 2001-2010: Assistant New Testament and Practical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2002-2013: Teacher OT (’02-’06) and teacher NT (’06-’13), Evangelische Toerustingschool, Geleen
Academic memberships
  • 2018- : Member, International Academy of Practical Theology
  • 2018- : Member, Britisch and Irish Association of Practical Theology
  • 2016- : Member, Werkgroep Kerkelijke Opbouwwerkers, Netherlands (WKO)
  • 2013-: Member, Academy of Religious Leadership (ARL)
  • 2013-: Member, Société Internationale de Théologie Pratique (SITP)
  • 2013-: Member, Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians (FEET)
  • 2013-: Member, Arbeitskreis für evangelikale Theologie – praktische Theologie (AFET-PT)
  • 2013-: Member, ‘The Future of Religious Leadership,’ part of the ‘academische onderzoeksgroep ecclesiologie’ (NOSTER)
  • 2011-: International Leadership Association (ILA)
  • 2010-: Board Member of the Institute of Leadership and Ethics (ILE)
  • 2006-2014: Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • 2005-2014: Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)
  • 2007-2010: Research Center for Early Christianity (RCEC)
  • 2003-2008: Studiegroep Evangelische Oud- en Nieuwtestamentici (SEON)
Church ministry
  • 2014-: Baptistengemeente Maastricht (Elder, Chairman of the board 2014-2016)
  • 2008-2011: Baptistengemeente Maastricht (Coordinator mid-week Bible teaching ministry)
  • 2003-2007: Baptistengemeente Maastricht (Coordinator small group ministry)
  • 2003-2005: Baptistengemeente Maastricht (Elder)
  • 1993-2002: Evangelische Gemeente Maastricht (Missionary pastor)
  • 1988-1993: Bijbel Gemeente Landgraaf (Assistant Missionary pastor)
  • 1985-1987: Faith Bible Church, Granger, IN, USA (Assistant Pastor)
  • 1983-: Member of Biblical Ministries Worldwide, Lawrenceville, GA, USA (church planter and missionary pastor)
Selected Bibliography


Books

  • With Volker Kessler, and Steven C. van den Heuvel, eds. Increasing Diversity: Loss of Control or Adaptive Identity Construction. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 5. Leuven: Peeters, 2018.
  • With Steven C. van den Heuvel and Peirong Lin, eds. The End of Leadership?: Leadership and Authority at Crossroads. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 4. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.
  • With V. Kessler, and E. Meier, eds. Christian Leadership in a Changing World: Perspectives from Africa and Europe. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 3. Leuven: Peeters, 2016.
  • With Patrick Nullens, eds. Leadership, Innovation, and Spirituality. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 1. Leuven: Peeters, 2014, 166 pp.
  • Emerging Leadership in the Pauline Mission: A Social Identity Perspective on Local Leadership Development in Corinth and Ephesus. Princeton Theological Monograph Series 168. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2011.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Embodied Realism as Interpretive Framework for Spirituality, Discernment and Leadership.” In Leadership, Spirituality and Discernment in a VUCA World, edited by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok and Steven C. van den Heuvel, forthcoming. Heidelberg: Springer Business and Economics, 2018.
  • “Ambt en leiderschap in praktisch-theologisch en oecumenisch perspectief.” Handelingen: tijdschrift voor praktische theologie en religiewetenschap, no. 1 (2018), forthcoming.
  • “Leaders as Harbingers of Hope: A Critical Analysis of Hope, Identity and Power.” In Driven by Hope: Economics and Theology in Dialogue, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 6, 153-67. Leuven: Peeters, 2018.
  • With Kok, Jacobus (Kobus). “Leadership, (Super)Diversity and Identity Construction.” In Increasing Diversity: Loss of Control or Adaptive Identity Construction, edited by Jack Barentsen, Volker Kessler, and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 3-18. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 5. Leuven: Peeters, 2018.
  • “Altruism and Inclusive Leadership: A Social Identity Perspective.” In Increasing Diversity: Loss of Control or Adaptive Identity Construction, edited by Jack Barentsen, Volker Kessler, and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 69–87. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 5. Leuven: Peeters, 2018.
  • With Heuvel, Steven C. van den, and Peirong Lin. “The ‘End-of-Leadership’ Discourse in Its Context.” In The End of Leadership? Leadership and Authority at Crossroads, edited by Steven van den Heuvel, Jack Barentsen, and Peirong Lin, 3–10. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 4. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.
  • “The End of Authority – and Its Legitimate Future: A Theological Assessment.” In The End of Leadership?: Leadership and Authority at Crossroads, edited by Jack Barentsen, Steven C. van den Heuvel, and Peirong Lin, 13–31. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 4. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.
  • With Ommen, Léon van. “Sola Scriptura as Social Construction: A Practical-Theological Approach.” In Sola Scriptura. Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Scripture, Authority, and Hermeneutics, edited by Hans Burger, Arnold Huijgen, and Eric Peels. Studies in Reformed Theology 32. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
  • “Kenmerken van veranderend pastoraal leiderschap.” In Gidsen die begeesteren: Over pastoraal leiderschap, edited by M. Steen, 63–78. Leuvense cahiers voor Praktische Theologie 19. Antwerpen: Halewijn, 2017.
  • “Practising Religious Leadership.” In Routledge Companion to Leadership, edited by J. Storey, J. Hartley, J.-L. Denis, P. t. Hart, and D. Ulrich, 260–277. London: Routledge, 2016.
  • “The Moral Challenge of Diversity Leadership.” In Challenges of Moral Leadership, edited by P. Nullens and Steven van den Heuvel, 29–46. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 2. Leuven: Peeters, 2016.
  • With V. Kessler, and E. Meier. “Christian Leadership in Different Contexts in a Changing World.” In Christian Leadership in a Changing World: Perspectives from Africa and Europe, 3–8. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 3. Leuven: Peeters, 2016.
  • With Willie Wessels. “Crisis Leadership amidst Disruptive Change: The Case of the Prophet Jeremiah.” In Christian Leadership in a Changing World: Perspectives from Africa and Europe, edited by Jack Barentsen, V. Kessler, and E. Meier, 27–41. 3. Leuven: Peeters, 2016.
  • “Changements dans les structures d’autorité de l’Église – comment les interpréter ?” In Autorité et pouvoir dans l’agir pastoral, edited by A. Join-Lambert, A. Liégeois, and C. Chevalier, 267–278. Théologies pratiques. Namur: Éditions Lumen Vitae, 2016.
  • “Van ambtstheologie naar leiderschapsdiscours: zoektocht naar een nieuwe visie op religieus leiderschap.” Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 70, no. 4 (2016): 305-20.
  • “Church Leadership as Adaptive Identity Construction in a Changing Social Context.” Journal of Religious Leadership 15, no. 2 (2015): 49–80.
  • “A Call to Faithfulness: Spirituality as an Ambivalent Resource for Innovation.” In Leadership, Spirituality and Innovation, edited by J. Barentsen and P. Nullens. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 1 (Leuven: Peeters, 2014), 119-143.
  • “Innovation and Spirituality: New Faces of Leadership?.” In Leadership, Spirituality and Innovation, edited by Jack Barentsen and Patrick Nullens. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 1 (Leuven: Peeters, 2014), 3-11.
  • “Stereotyping and Institutionalization as indications of Leadership Maintenance in the Pastoral Epistles: 1 Timothy as a Test Case.” In Handbook on Social Identity and the New Testament, edited by J. B. Tucker and A. B. Coleman, 38–406. London: T & T Clark, 2013.
  • “Paulus en Korinte: missionair leiderschap voor een Emerging Church.” Soteria 29/1 (2012): 61-71.
  • “Stephanas as Model Leader: A Social Identity Perspective on Community and Leadership (Mis)Formation in Corinth.” Journal of Biblical Perspectives on Leadership 4 (2011): 3-14.
  • “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early Christian Identity, A Review Article (Holmberg, ed., Exploring Early Christian Identity (WUNT 1:226) and Holmberg & Winnenge, eds., Identity Formation in the New Testament (WUNT 1:227)).” Biblische Zeitschrift 54, no. 2 (2010): 245-52.
  • “Pre-Pauline Leadership and Pauline Constitution in the Roman Church: An Alternative Interpretation of Romans 12 and 16.” In The Letter to the Romans, edited by Udo Schnelle, 589-610. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 226. Leuven: Peeters, 2009.
  • “Destabilisatie van opkomend leiderschap. Wisselwerking tussen cultuur en apostolisch gezag bij leiderschapspatronen te Korinte.” In Gezag in beweging. Kerkelijk leiderschap tussen tekst en context, edited by Pieter Boersema, Jan Hoek, Maria Verhoeff. Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum, 2008.
  • “Redemption Has a Price: A Case Study of Jewish Influence on Greek Words from a Cognitive Semantic Perspective.” Analecta Bruxellensia 10 (2005): 70-88.
  • “In memoriam Grieks en Hebreeuws denken.” Ellips, tijdschrift van de Evangelische Hogeschool 30:259 (2005): 16-19.
  • “Postmoderne kritiek: Bankroet van de Verlichting en desillusie voor de toekomst.” Ellips, tijdschrift van de Evangelische Hogeschool 29:249 (2004): 3-5.
  • “Evangelische waarheid in een postmoderne setting.” Ellips, tijdschrift van de Evangelische Hogeschool 29:249 (2004): 6-9.

Paper Presentations

  • “Changing Shapes and Constellations of Religious Leadership: Organizational Adaptation to New Realities.” Paper presented at the International Leadership Association, “Leadership in Turbulent Times”. Brussels: October 13, 2017.
  • “Pastoral Leadership as Public Identity Leadership: Mapping the Processes of Pastoral Leadership.” Paper presented at the Facharbeitsgruppe Praktische Theologie. ETH, Giessen: February 13, 2017.
  • “Inclusive Religious Leadership Through Identity Construction in Hope.” Paper presented at the International Leadership Association, “The Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership.” Atlanta: November 4, 2016.
  • “The Pastor as Creative Entrepreneur of Religious Identity,” guest lecture at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, April 14, 2015.
  • “The Gift and Reception of Leader Charisma: NT and Contemporary Reflections.” Presentation at the Reformed Leadership Consultation (“What type of leadership does the Western church need today?”) at the VU, Amsterdam, November 14-15, 2014.
  • “Shifting Authority Structures and Group Dynamics in Church Leadership.” Paper presented at Christian Leadership Conference on “New Christian Leadership in Changing Times: Perspectives from Africa and Europe”. Forum Wiedenest, Sept 30-Oct 1, 2014.
  • “Ethics and the Future of Church Leadership.” Paper presented at Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians. Paris, Aug 29-Sept 2, 2014.
  • “The Making of a Charismatic Leader: The Case of the Apostle Paul.” Paper presented at SBL International Meeting, Program Unit “Authority and Influence in Biblical Texts”. Vienna, July 7-11, 2014.
  • “Changements dans les structures d’autorité de l’église – comment les interpréter?” Paper presented at Société Internationale de Théologie Pratique. Drongen, June 5-20, 2014.
  • “Leading amidst Diversity: The Ethics of Dialogue and Dissent.” Paper presented at Institute for Leadership and Ethics. ETF, Leuven, May 9, 2014.
  • “Models of Christian Leadership,” Guest lectures at the Internationale Hochschule Liebenzell, in an exchange with Dr. M. Printz, November 25-27, 2013.
  • “Social Identity Formation and Leadership Emergence in Early Christian Mission.” Paper presented at the 20th Anniversary Conference: The State of Leadership Studies, Jepson School of Leadership, Richmond University, Richmond, VA, 2013.
  • “Paul’s Authority Claims and Their Reception in 2 Corinthians.” In SBL International Meeting, Program Unit “Authority and Influence in Biblical Texts”, 20. St. Andrews, 2013.
  • “Leiding Geven Aan Spirituele Vorming: Een Perspectief Vanuit Efeziërs.” Paper presented at the Studiedag Spirituele Vorming, Theologische Universiteit Kampen, 9 januari 2013.
  • “Tensions in Leading Marginal Communities of Faith: Response to Prof. Join-Lambert, ‘Tensions Endemic to the Current Diocesan Priestly Ministry.’” Conference “Soft Shepherd or Almighty Pastor: Power (Im)Balances in Pastoral Care,” organized by A. Dillen (KU Leuven, January 5 2012).
  • “Leadership as Shaping Desire Towards Christ: Towards a Definition of Christian Leadership,” Conference “A City Called Desire,” organized by the International Academy of Practical Theology (VU, Amsterdam, 25 July 2011).
  • “Cogito Ergo Sum: Ideology and Identity in Pauline Churches.” Paper presented at the Doctoral Colloquium, ETF, Leuven, September 2, 2009.
  • “Stereotyping and Leadership in 1 Timothy: A Social Identity Perspective.” Paper presented at the NOSTER Conference, ETF, Leuven, April 15, 2009.
  • “Paul as Co-Founder of the Church in Rome: A Case Study in Applying Social Identity and Leadership Theory.” Paper presented at the Doctoral Colloquium, ETF, Leuven, September 2, 2008.
  • “Revisionist History in the Second Century? A Case for the Authenticity of Orthodoxy.” Paper presented at the RCEC Study Day, ETF, Leuven, February 16, 2008.
  • “Martyrdom and Schism as Occasions for Ignatius’ Christology: Maintain Unity in Worship.” Paper presented at NT study day Worship and Christology in Early Christianity, 20 pages. ETF, Research Center of Early Christianity, February 2007.
  • “Diversification in 20th Century Discussions on Early Church Offices.” Doctoral Colloqium, 17 pages, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium, September 2006.
  • “Welk model had U gewenst, alstublieft? Over modellen en principes van gemeenteopbouw.” in ETF Conferentie Gemeenteopbouw. Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, March 12, 2005.
  • “Fishers of Men in the 21st Century: Evangelical Truth in a Postmodern Setting.” In Doctoral Colloquium, 10 pages. Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium, September 13, 2002.

Review Articles

  • Review of The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding: Crossing the Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust, edited by Pauline Kollontai, Sue Yore, and Sebastian Kim (London: Jessica Kingsley, 2018).” Practical Theology 11 (2018), forthcoming.
  • Review of Metaphors and Social Identity Formation in Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, by Kar Yong Lim (Eugene: Pickwick, 2017).” Soteria 34 (2018), forthcoming.
  • Review of Beyond Our Lights and Shadows: Charism and Institution in the Church, by Judith A. Merkle (London: Bloomsbury, 2016).” Journal of Theological Studies 69:1 (2018): 403–405.
  • Review of Transformative Religious Experience: A Phenomenological Understanding of Religious Conversion, by Joshua Iyadurai (Eugene: Pickwick, 2015).” Evangelical Review of Theology 42:1 (2018): 83-85.
  • Review of Managing Religion: The Management of Christian Religious and Faith-Based Organizations, by Malcolm Torry (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).” Evangelical Review of Theology 42:1 (2018): 85-87.
  • Review of The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan. Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 72, no. 1 (2017): 111–12.
  • Review of Understanding Peace and Conflict Through Social Identity Theory: Contemporary Global Perspectives, by Shelley McKeown, Reeshma Haji, and Neil Ferguson. Practical Theology 10, no. 3 (2017): 321–22.
  • Review of The Art and Science of Personality Development, by Dan P. McAdams. Evangelical Review of Theology 41, no. 4 (2017): 377–79.
  • Review of The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, by Fleming Rutledge. Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 71, no. 3 (2017): 301–2.
  • “More than Communion: Imagining an Eschatological Ecclesiology.” Journal of Theological Studies 67, no. 1 (2016): 408–410.
  • “Religious Leadership, a Reference Handbook.” Evangelical Review of Theology (2016): 93–94.
  • Review of A Theology of Community Organizing: Power to the People, by Chris Shannahan. Journal of Empirical Theology 28, no. 1 (2015): 125–27.
  • Review of Next: Pastoral Succession that Works, by William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird. Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 69, no. 3 (2015): 249–50.
  • Review of The Original Bishops: Office and Order in the First Christian Communities, by Alistair Stewart. Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 69, no. 4 (2015): 325–26.
  • “Review of Volpe, Rethinking Christian identity: Doctrine and Discipleship.” Journal of theological Studies 65, no. 2 (2014): 275-78.
  • “Review of Hanges, Paul, Founder of Churches.” Biblische Zeitschrift 58, no. 2 (2014): 291-93.
  • “Review of Dyck, Management and the Gospel: Luke’s Radical Message for the First and Twenty-First Centuries.” Review of Biblical Literature 2013, no. 12 (2013).
  • “Zoals wijn een fles, verdient geloven een kerk. Recensie van Hendriks, Goede wijn: Waarderende gemeenteopbouw.” Nederlands Dagblad, 16 augustus 2013, ND Gulliver, p. 13.
  • met Christine Krijnsen. “Tegendraads en toch ondersteunend. Recensie van W.M. Dekker, Provocatie: Over de zin van God en geloof.” WKO Bulletin, jan/febr 2013, 35-36.
  • “Review of Haslam, Reicher and Platow, The New Psychology of Leadership.” Practical Theology 6, no. 2 supplement (2013): 256-58.
  • “Review of Latini, the Church and the Crisis of Community: A Practical Theology of Small Group Ministry.” Practical Theology 6, no. 2 (2013): 248-50.
  • “Review of Haslam, Reicher and Platow, the New Psychology of Leadership.” Practical Theology 6, no. 2 supplement (2013): 256-58.
  • “Review of Hanges, Paul, Founder of Churches.” Biblische Zeitschrift 57, no. 2 (Forthcoming).
  • “Review of Dyck, Management and the Gospel: Luke’s Radical Message for the First and Twenty-First Centuries.” Review of Biblical Literature 2013, no. 12 (2013): 5.
  • “Review of Williams, the Spirit World in the Letters of Paul the Apostle: A Critical Examination of the Role of Spiritual Beings in the Authentic Pauline Epistles. Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments.” Journal of Theological Studies 64, no. 2 (2013): 667-70.
  • “Review of Minna Shkul, Reading Ephesians: Exploring Social Entrepreneurship in the Text. Library of New Testament Studies 408.” Biblische Zeitschrift 56, no. 1 (2012): 143-45.
  • “Review of Bailey, Paul through Mediterranean Eyes: Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians.” Review of Biblical Literature June (2012): 5.
  • “Review of Owens, the Shape of Participation: A Theology of Church Practices.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55, no. 3 (2012): 640-42.
  • “Early Christian Identity Formation, A Review Article (Holmberg, ed., Exploring Early Christian Identity and Holmberg & Winnenge, eds., Identity Formation in the New Testament).” Biblische Zeitschrift 54 (2010), 245-252.
  • Review of Jerome H. Neyrey and Eric Clark Stewart (Eds.), the Social World of the New Testament: Insights and Models.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 52 (2009): 601-603.
  • Review of Karl P. Donfried (ed.), 1 Timothy Reconsidered, Vol. 18, Colloquium Oecumenicum Paulinum.” Criswell Theological Review 7/1 (2009).
  • Review of Benjamin L. Merkle, 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons. Criswell Theological Review 6/2 (2009): 121-123.
  • Review of: V. Henry T. Nguyen, Christian Identity in Corinth: A Comparative Study of 2 Corinthians, Epictetus and Valerius Maximus. Criswell Theological Review 6 (2009): 104-106.
  • Review of: J.A. Aageson, Paul, the Pastorals and the Early Church. Criswell Theological Review 6/1 (2008), 103-105.
  • “Een God van orde in een chaotische kerk: Recensie van R.D. Anderson, 1 Korintiërs (CNT, Kok, 2008).” Nederlands Dagblad, September 19, 2008, Het Katern, 4.
  • Review of: C.A. Evans, Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospel. Criswell Theological Review 5/2 (2008): 113-16.
  • “Koers houden op de religieuze markt. Recensie van John van Eck, Kolossenzen en Filemon. CNT (Kampen: Kok, 2007).” Nederlands Dagblad, November 9, 2007, Het Katern, 4.
  • “Geestelijk gaven, liefde, de opstanding en een collecte: Recensie van H.W. Hollander, 1 Korintiërs III (Kok, 2007).” Nederlands Dagblad, October 12, 2007, Het Katern, 4.
  • “Vernieuwing van het kerkelijke ambt à la Küng; Recensie van Smink, G.J. Het kerkelijk ambt naar een nieuw paradigma: De ambtstheologie van Hans Küng (Zoetermeer: Meinema, 2006).” Nederlands Dagblad, February 16, 2007, Het Katern, 4.
  • “Christenen, Joden en de vroege kerk: Recensie van Jos de Heer, Lucas-Acta: De oorsprongen van het geloof. Het Evangelie volgens Lucas en Handelingen.” Nederlands Dagblad, May 26, 2006, Het Katern, 4.