Publications

Wen Pin’s research primarily focuses on biblical studies and disability theology/ministry.

Click here to access e-copies of most of the below publications on Academia.edu.

Books

  • Enabling Communities: Bible Studies on Including People with Disabilities in Church. (Facilitator’s Guide & Student’s Guide). Disability Ministry in Asia Series Vol. 2. Singapore: Graceworks, 2021. (Co-authored with Joanna Ong)

“EC is a great tool to begin a much-needed theological conversation on including and helping PWD to belong in the church. It positively confronts the church’s ableist interpretation of the good life intended by God for his people.” – Journal of Disability and Religion

“Wen Pin has done a fine job of priming leaders for a deeper engagement, given how much of a struggle it can be to even name ableism as a problem to be encountered by the Church. In collecting so many voices from Singapore, the nuances of a different context can prove a useful foil to those across the world seeking to think and act more critically on disability issues.” – International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church

“This heartfelt collection of stories is a precious opportunity for readers to look beyond a person’s disability, and hear their individual voices, battles, and dreams. … It is a timely reminder that individuals, family, and the community all have a part to play in building a caring and inclusive society for all.” – Desmond Lee, (then) Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for National Development, Singapore

Web-Applications

  • Hebrew for Busy People. hfbp.app An online web application that helps students learn Hebrew effectively. Developed in collaboration with kaphos.sg.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters and Opinion Pieces

Book Reviews

  • Review of And Their Eyes Were Opened: A Theological Analysis of Blindness in the Hebrew Scriptures, by Ray McAllister, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 46, no. 5 (2022): 155.
  • Review of Life and Death: Social Perspectives on Biblical Bodies, edited by Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 46, no. 5 (2022): 44-45.
  • Review of Ministry with the Forgotten: Dementia through a Spiritual Lens, by Kenneth L. Carder, Journal of Disability and Religion (2022).
  • Review of The Purity and Sanctuary of the Body in Second Temple Judaism, by Hannah K. Harrington. Journal of Disability and Religion (2021).
  • Review of Not Scattered or Confused: Rethinking the Urban World of the Hebrew Bible, by Mark McEntire. Asia Journal of Theology, 35, no. 2 (2021): 261-264.
  • Review of Critical Spatiality in Genesis 1–11, by Zhenshuai Jiang, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 45, no. 5 (2021): 44-45.
  • Review of Disabilities and the Disabled in the Roman World, by Christian Laes, Journal of Disability and Religion.
  • Review of Pastoral Care and Intellectual Disability: A Person-Centred Approach, by Anne Katherine Shurley, Journal of Disability and Religion (2021).
  • Review of Psalms 101–150, by Jason Byassee, Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, 6, no. 1 (2020), ePub edition.
  • Review of The Psalter as Witness: Theology, Poetry, and Genre, edited by W. Dennis Tucker Jr., and W. H. Bellinger Jr., Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, 6, no. 1 (2020), ePub edition.
  • Review of Crippled Grace: Disability, Virtue Ethics, and the Good Life, by Shane Clifton, International Journal of Public Theology, 13, no. 4 (2019): 517-518.
  • Review of Negotiating the Disabled Body: Representations of Disability in Early Christian Texts, by Anna Rebecca Solevåg, Journal of Disability and Religion, 23, no. 4 (2019): 410-411.
  • Review of Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering, by Kelly M. Kapic, Journal of Disability and Religion, 23, no. 4 (2019): 418-419.
  • Review of An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story, by Jeremy K. Sabella, Political Theology, 19, no. 2 (2018): 162-164.
  • Review of Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible: The Ways the Bible Challenges Its Gender Norms, by Amy Kalmanofsky. International Journal of Public Theology 11, no. 2 (2017): 260-262.

Conference/Seminar Papers/Invited Talks

  • “A Theological Perspective on Dementia and Spirituality”. Invited Speaker for St Luke’s ElderCare CommCare Seminar 2022. Organised by St Luke’s Eldercare. Singapore, 29 Oct, 2022.
  • “Creation Care and the Gospel”. Keynote Address for the Inaugural Creation Care Conference. Organised by Creation Care SG. Singapore, 9–10 Sep, 2022.
  • Moderator for Keynote Address by Léon van Ommen on “Including People with Autism in Churches”. Singapore, 2 July, 2022.
  • Invited Respondent for presentation by David Teo on “Case Study: An Autism Church – The Story of the Chapel of Christ our Hope”, in the Autism, Theology, and the Church Conference: Identifying and Establishing Critical Frameworks for Interdisciplinary Research. Aberdeen, 14 Dec, 2021.
  • Invited Respondent for keynote address by John Swinton in “Including People with Dementia in Church: Theology and Praxis” Webinar. Singapore, 11 Dec, 2021.
  • “The Ekklēsia of God: Construction of Church and Identity in Ephesians”. Invited paper presented at the Continua Seminar, Singapore, 28 Sep, 2020.
  • “The Right Place at the Right Time: The Inclusion of Second Peter in Athanasius’ Canon in Festal Letter 39”. Paper presented at the Oxbridge Biblical Studies Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 3 May, 2019.
  • “Embodied Value: A Disability Reading of 1 Corinthians 12”. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy, Tokyo, Japan, March 21-23, 2019.
  • Ekklēsia in the Rhetoric of Ephesians”. Paper presented at the Oxford-Tel Aviv Programme in the Ancient World, Tel-Aviv, Israel, March 13-14, 2019.
  • “Better than Sons and Daughters: A Disability Reading of Acts 8:26-40”. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy, Kobe, Japan, March 22-24, 2018.
  • “Full Inclusion in a Pre-School Setting: A Singapore Case Study”. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Education and International Development, Kobe, Japan, March 26-28, 2018.
  • “A Cognitive Reading of Psalm 133.” Paper presented at the University of Aberdeen Biblical Studies Conference, Aberdeen, U.K., 22-24 May, 2017.
  • “National Identity and the Story of Jewish Exile: A Narrative Reading of the Psalms of Ascents”. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy, Kobe, Japan, March 22-25, 2017.
  • “Pedagogical and Policy Perspectives on the Campus Tsunami”.  Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Education, Osaka, Japan, October 24-28, 2012. 
  • “Pedagogical Perspectives for Mentoring Youths in Community Service”. Paper presented at the Character & Citizenship Education Conference 2011, at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, 8-9 November, 2011.
  • “Lessons from Youth-Led Grant Making”. Paper presented at the Character & Citizenship Education Conference 2011, at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, 8-9 November, 2011.
  • “The Use of Wikis in Teaching Research”. Paper presented at the International Science Education Conference 2009, at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, 24-26 November, 2009.