Curriculum Vitae

Danny Yencich

2323 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80210
(517) 927 7984


Ph.D. Student, Religious Studies: Biblical Interpretation (New Testament & Christian Origins), University of Denver & Iliff School of Theology (Joint Doctoral Program), Denver, Colorado.
Expected graduation: 2018. GPA: 3.98.

M.Div., New Testament, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Johnson City, Tennessee. 2013. Thesis: “Forecasts of the Passion and Echoes of Olivet in Mark 1315,” Supervisor: Rollin A. Ramsaran.

B.S., Cross-Cultural Ministry; Bible & Theology (double-major), Great Lakes Christian College, Lansing, Michigan. 2009.

Awards & Honors

2015 | Albert Clark Award, Theta Alpha KappaFor the paper “God in the Central Tower: Panoptic Surveillance in the Ancient Near East and Modern Technological West.” $500 award.

2013 | Graduate Religious Studies Doctoral Fellowship (full-tuition), University of Denver, 2013-2014.

2013 | Randy & Gigi Huffines Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies. New Testament, Emmanuel Christian Seminary. $150 Award.

2013 | Stone-Campbell Journal Promising Scholars Award, Stone-Campbell Journal.

2009 | Alexander Campbell Scholarship (full-tuition). Emmanuel Christian Seminary.




2016 | “The Centurion, Son of God, and Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles: Contesting Narrative and Commemoration with Mark,” Horizons in Biblical Theology. Accepted for publication (March 14, 2016). Forthcoming, 2017.

2015 |  “God in the Central Tower: Panoptic Surveillance in the Ancient Near East and Modern Technological West,” Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa. Forthcoming, 2016.

Invited and Popular

2015 | “Peace, Security, and Labor Pains in 1 Thessalonians 5:3,” Leaven 23:1 (2015).

2014 | “Orality and Literacy in the Ancient and Modern City,” New Urban World. Spring, 2014.

Book Reviews (Select)

Marianne Meye Thompson, John: A Commentary (NTL). Stone-Campbell Journal, 2016.

Philip Wesley Comfort, A Commentary on the Manuscripts and Text of the New Testament. Stone-Campbell Journal, 2016.

Bart D. Ehrman, Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics. Stone-Campbell Journal, 2015.

Lee Martin McDonald, The Story of Jesus in History and Faith: An Introduction. Stone-Campbell Journal, 2015.

Timothy Milinovich, Now is the Day of Salvation: An Audience-Oriented Study of 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2. Reviews in Religion and Theology.

N.T. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Englewood Review of Books (online edition). August, 2014.

Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts, eds., Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism: Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament. Reviews in Religion and Theology, Vol 21, Issue 1, Jan. 2014.

Douglas E. Oakman, The Political Aims of Jesus. Englewood Review of Books (online edition). December, 2013.

Scot McKnight and Joseph Modica, eds., Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not: Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies. Englewood Review of Books, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2013.

Richard A. Horsley, The Prophet Jesus and the Renewal of Israel: Moving Beyond a Diversionary Debate. Reviews in Religion and Theology Vol 20, Issue 4, Sep. 2013.

Anthony Le Donne, The Historical Jesus: What Can We Know and How Can We Know it? Reviews in Religion and Theology, Vol 20, Issue 1 (2013).

William C. Placher, Mark: A Theological Commentary (Belief Series). Reviews in Religion and Theology, Vol 20, Issue 1 (2013).

N.T. Wright, How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels. Englewood Review of Books (print edition). 2012.

Conference Presentations

2016 | “Scribal Performers: The Textual Transmission of Luke in the Habitus of Oral Performance,” RMGP/SBL Regional Meeting. April 1, 2016.

2015 | “The Roman Ideology of Securitas in Text, Stone, and Coin: Establishing a Roman Imperial Context for 1 Thessalonians 5:3,” SBL National Meeting. November, 2015.

2015 | “Sowing the Passion at Olivet: Mark 13-15 in a Narrative Frame,” RMGP/SBL Regional Meeting. March, 2015.

2015 | “God in the Central Tower: Panoptic Surveillance in the Ancient Near East and Modern Technological West,” University of Denver Graduate Research and Performance Summit. January, 2015.

2014 | “The Oral-Derived Text of Mark in P45: Initial Explorations,” RMGP/SBL Regional Meeting. March, 2014.

2013 | “The Centurion, the Son of God, and the Politics of Markan Performance,” Stone-Campbell Journal Conference. April, 2013.

2013 | “When You Hear, You Will See: Forecasts of the Passion and Echoes of Olivet in Mark 13-15,” SECSOR/SBL Regional Meeting. March, 2013.

2012 | “The Cry and the Confession: A Narrative- and Performance-Critical Analysis of the Death of Jesus in Mark,” Stone-Campbell Journal Conference. April, 2012.

Teaching Experience


2014 | NT 115: Life of Christ
Great Lakes Christian College
Spring 2014 (Online).
An introductory course on the life and teachings of Jesus as told by the Synoptic Gospels.

Graduate Teaching Assistanceships:

2016 | Introduction to the New Testament (Residential)
The Iliff School of Theology
Dr. Pamela Eisenbaum. Winter, 2016.
Guest lectures: Mark as Narrative; Pauline Moral Reasoning; Paul and Empire

2015 | Introduction to the New Testament (Hybrid)
The Iliff School of Theology
Dr. Eric C. Smith. Spring, 2015.
Guest lecture: Pauline Moral Reasoning

2014 | Biblical Authority and Interpretation (Hybrid)
The Iliff School of Theology
Dr. Pamela Eisenbaum. Fall, 2014.

Academic Affiliations

Society of Biblical Literature – Student Member (2012-present)

The North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature
Student Member (2015-present)

Research Language Competencies

Koine Greek – Reading and research competent.
Biblical Hebrew – Research competent.

Other Academic Experience

2016 | RMGP Regional AAR/SBL Meeting
The Iliff School of Theology
Assistant to Dr. Pamela Eisenbaum
Helped plan and coordinate the Rocky Mountain/Great Plains Regional AAR/SBL Meeting.
Fall, Winter, 2015-16.

2015 | Writing Lab (Ira J. Taylor Library)
The Iliff School of Theology
Writing Lab Associate
Assisted graduate students strengthen their writing skills.
Dr. Pamela Eisenbaum. Winter, 2015.

2013 | Crossley Research Center (Anderson Academic Commons)
The University of Denver
Reference Desk Assistant
Created online research guides for the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philosophy, and Islamic Studies.
Offer research assistance to DU students (undergraduate and graduate), staff, and faculty.
September, 2013-present.

Church Membership & Ministry Involvement

Christian Church & Churches of Christ, Minister (Ordained July, 2012).

Volunteer Teacher & Preacher, Highlands Church (Denver, CO). 2013-present.

Youth & Associate Minister, Big Spring Church of Christ. 2010-2013.

Interim Senior Minister, Big Spring Church of Christ. Summer, 2013.

Church Teaching Experience:

Monthly Bible Study, Highlands Church (Denver, CO). 2013-present. Past topics include: Paul & slavery; Romans 3 & martyrdom; women in early Christianity; Biblical hermeneutics; images of salvation and judgment in the NT; the gospel of the Kingdom of God; Cruciformity in Paul and Mark.

“Mark as Story” Bible-study series, Big Spring Church of Christ (Elizabethton, TN). September-October, 2012. Introductory narrative critical and performance critical reading (and “hearing”) of Mark’s gospel.

Pauline Moral Reasoning, Rhetoric, and the Ideal Community – First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, TN. October, 2012. Three-session teaching on Paul’s moral reasoning, rhetoric, and vision of “ideal community” in his letters. A focus on faithful appropriation of these to help engender faithful growth and church vibrancy.

Contributing Writer for The Ekklesia Project bLOGOS Weekly Lectionary Reflections. 2012-13.

“The Hope of Widows,” Sunday, June 9, 2013.
“Blessing and the Christian Life,” Sunday, January 20, 2013.
“The Lord Upholds the Orphan and the Widow,” Sunday, November 11, 2012.
“The Eucharist and the Hollow Place,” Sunday, August 26, 2012.

References available upon request.

Last updated: March, 2016.


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