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Creation Care in Maasailand Research Project Resources for Writers

3 LESSONS OUTLINE: With color coding of 4 topics in lessons
3 lessons with 4 topics color coded.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [339.8 KB]
LESSON PLAN: blank form to fill in
2024 Template lesson plan BLANK 2024.04.[...]
Text document [106.6 KB]
POWERPOINT SLIDES: From Writing Workshops
POWERPOINT SLIDES_Writing Workshop 2024.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
WRITING TIMELINE with deadlines overview
Writing Timeframe and Deadlines.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [237.2 KB]

Maasai Core Values

MAASAI CORE VALUES: Determined by Stakeholders
Core Values 2024.04.30.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [187.1 KB]

Learning Outcomes

Stakeholder Learning Outcomes 2024.04.30[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [51.5 KB]
DRAFT LEARNING OUTCOMES by Beth_2024.05.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [332.0 KB]

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Resources

RESOURCES & CITATIONS: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Maasailand
Climate Change mitigation and adaptation[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [350.3 KB]

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Simple Guide to Schools in Africa
(UNESCO) link to online PDF
: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000372168

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Simple Guide to Schools in Africa (UNESCO) downloadable PDF
UNESCO-Simple Guide to Schools in Africa[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [9.4 MB]
VOCABULARY: English-Kiswahili-Maa climate change vocabulary
Climate Change vocabulary DRAFT 2024.05.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [102.1 KB]

Creation Care Resources

RESOURCE: Biblical Creation Care (Lausanne & A Rocha)
Adobe Acrobat document [319.1 KB]

Online link to Bible studies and videos:

Academic Essay Writing Resources

How to Write a Thesis Statement (PDF)
Adobe Acrobat document [245.2 KB]
Research Essay Grading / Assessment Rubric (Word)
Research Essay Grading and Assessment Ru[...]
Microsoft Word document [29.0 KB]
  • Link to download Zotero 
    (Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you
    collect, organize, cite, and share research.)

Style Guides

Online Bibles

  • Link to BibleGateway.com (SFB2015, nuBibeln, SV1917)
    (obs. commentaries are NOT research quality)

Biblical Languages

Research Quality Online Resources: Biblical Studies

Old & New Testament

  • Link to EnterTheBible.org  
    (Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, USA, faculty produced commentary of each biblical book)
  • Link to Oxford Biblical Studies Online: Commentaries
    (Some information free, some with free 30-day trial, some through subscription)
    (Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, USA, faculty produced commentary of each biblical book)

Old Testament

Open Access Information with Links

About open access resource and access to restricted material
VID Specialized University's Senior Librarian, Nina Sundnes Drønen, developed a survey of open access resources (with hyperlinks to online resources; current through June 2018).
Open resources 07.06.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [574.3 KB]

Research Quality Online Resources: Theology/Philosophy

  • Link to St. John's Timeline 
    (illustrated video content from over 100 specialists in theology and philosophy)


I teach Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and intercultural hermeneutics at Wartburg Theological Seminary, (on leave of absence) Dubuque, IA, USA, and VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway. Through VID, I am currently engaging a postdoctoral research project with the Maasai in Tanzania.