Professor of Religion, Director of Global Studies Programs & Professor of Historical Theology

School of Ministry and Christian Thought
918.335.6250
djarmola@okwu.edu
B.D., Ruschlikon Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, MBA, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Mission & Passion

I am thankful to be the recipient of God-given gifts of leadership and teaching. My passion is to use those gifts to advance God’s Kingdom. I am especially passionate about seeking, and finding, God’s truth and grace in every area of His creation.

Favorite Verses/Quotations

“As long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will utter no deceit. … till I die, I will not deny my integrity. I will maintain my righteousness and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.” – Job 27: 3–6

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18a

“If thine heart is as mine heart, and if you lovest God and the mankind, I ask no more; give me thine hand.” – John Wesley

Courses

  • Church History
  • God and Government
  • Theology of Human Suffering
  • Ethics and Values
  • Philosophy
  • Doctrine of God
  • Apologetics

Publications, Presentations, & Distinctives

Publications
  • “Christianity in Communist Cuba.” CAVE Magazine. May 2014.
  • “Guarding Religious Freedom: A Christian Obligation.” A position paper prepared by the The Wesleyan Church Faith and Public Life Task Force, May 2013.
  • “Lessons from Egypt.”  CAVE Magazine. May 2012.
  • “What’s next for China’s house churches?” China Aid Report (February 21, 2012).  Retrieved at http://www.chinaaid.org/2012_02_01_archive.html
  • “Christian Stewardship of Natural Resources,” in Care of Creation.  Christian Voices on God, Humanity, and the Environment. Ed by Joseph Coleson.  Wesleyan Publishing House (2010).
  • “Progressive Revelation,” in Treasure the Word.  Ed. By Joseph Coleson. Wesleyan Publishing House (2009).
  • “Guarding Religious Freedom: A Christian Obligation.” A position paper prepared by The Wesleyan Church Faith and Public Life Task Force, May 2013.
  • “Lessons from Egypt.” CAVE Magazine. May 2012.
  • “What’s next for China’s house churches?” China Aid Report (February 21, 2012).
  • “Christian Stewardship of Natural Resources,” in Care of Creation, Christian Voices on God, Humanity and the Environment. Ed by Joseph Coleson, Wesleyan Publishing House (2010).
  • “Review of Ulrich Köpf and Sönke Lorenz Gabriel Biel und die Brüder vom gemeinsamen Leben”. Sixteenth Century Journal, 31 (2000), 1208-1209.
  • “Review of Bernard Dov Cooperman’s In Iberria and Beyond: Hispanic Jews between Cultures.” Sixteenth Century Journal, 30 (1999), 1179-1180.
  • “Studying English as a Second Language in the United States,” A Collection of Essays and Book Review by BWC Faculty, 1/1 (1999), 7-8.
  • “Review of Ferenc Szakaly’s Lodovico Gritti in Hungary, 1529-1534.” Sixteenth Century Journal, 28 (1997), 837-838.
  • “Review of Antoni Maczak’s Money, Price, and Power in Poland; Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.” Sixteenth Century Journal 27 (1996), 1086-1087.
  • “Review of A. Gordon Kinder’s Spanish Protestants and Reformers in the Sixteenth Century” Sixteenth Century Journal 27 (1996), 1147.
  • “Studying English in the USA.” TransWorld Education, 4/2 (1996), 68-69.
  • “Review of Eugene F. Rice, Jr. The Foundation of Early Modern Europe 1460-1559.” Sixteenth Century Journal, 26 (1995), 765-766.
Presentations
  • “Human Rights and Suffering.”  Presentations at HMK/ICR Conference, Thun, Switzerland (June 15-16, 2015).
  • “Practical Theology of Power.” Lectures delivered at 2nd Annual Holistic Christian Faith Conference, Hong Kong, China (March 8, 2015).
  • “Acts 2.0: Looking for the Church of Acts in Contemporary Christianity.”  Lecture delivered at ACTSNOW Conference, WA (October 24, 2014).
  • “Evolution of Science: A Progressive Christian Perspective.” Paper presented that the Oxford Roundtable, The University of Oxford, July 27, 2009.
  • “Winning methods of marketing a new business” paper presented at Tri County Technology Center, May 16, 2008.
  • Integrating Faith into BWC Classroom. Paper presented at Faculty Colloquium, Bartlesville Wesleyan College, October 24, 2000.
  • Cultural Diversity in American Classroom. Paper presented at Cultural Diversity Workshop, Pawhuska Public School, January 17, 2000.
  • “Jeannette Rankin: The Woman Who Voted No.” Paper presented at Georgia Humanities Council, Andrew College, October 16, 1991.
Distinctives
  • Fulbright Scholar Liaison, Selected October 2015.
  • Visiting Scholar, CCCU Seminar on Nuclear Weapons and Our Globalizing Century, Japan, August 2013.
  • President, Faculty Council, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 2010 – 2013.
  • Bartlesville Rotary Club, Selected 2010.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (2006)
  • Visiting Professor, Ogaki Women’s College, Ogaki, Japan, December 1996.
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