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Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2013. Combatting Chronic Stress by Restoring God’s Image. In Frontline Women: Negotiating Cross-Cultural Issues in Ministry. Kraft, Marguerite G., ed. Revised ed. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 207-220.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2011. Biblical Multicultural Teams: Applying Biblical Truth to Cultural Differences. Pasadena, CA: WCIU Press.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2009. Biblical Multicultural Teams: A Workshop. In Reflecting God’s Glory Together: Diversity in Evangelical Mission, Moreau, Scott and Beth Snodderly, eds. Evangelical Missiological Society, Series 19. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2008. Confessions of a Confucianist. Priscilla Papers, 23(1) 5-12.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2004. Getting Rid of Your Cultural Bias in Language Learning. In Proceedings from the International Congress on Language Learning. Colorado Springs, Colorado. 11-16 October, 2004.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2001. Caring for the Person in an Organizational Setting: New Directions in SIL Training. PhD dissertation, Fuller School of World Missions.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2000. Work and Identity: A Personal Reflection. Evangelical Missions Quarterly 36(3):342-345.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2014. Contextualization in Asian Culture: The Influence of Buddhist Good Works on Salvation. Paper presented at the American Missiological Society, St. Paul, MN, 24-26 June 2014.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2010. The Biggest Challenge of Multicultural Teams. Paper presented at the Tokyo 2010 Mission Conference, Tokyo, 11-14 May 2010.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2008. Building Community through East/West Work Teams. Paper presented at the National Multicultural Conference, Presbyterian Church USA, San Antonio, TX, 10-13 April 2008.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2007. Confucian Values in the Asian Church. Paper presented at the Asian American Leadership Conference, Fullerton, CA, 24-26 March 2007.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2007. Dutiful Obedience: Confucius’ Legacy for Asian American Christians. Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, CA, 14-16 November 2007.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2007. Fixing Habits of the Heart of the Language and Culture Learner. Paper presented at the 6th International Congress of Language Learning, Colorado Springs, CO, 7-12 October 2007.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2006. A Tool for Understanding Cultural Differences—the house floor plan. Paper presented at the National Missionary Training Forum, Richmond, VA, 24-26 January 2006.
Silzer, Sheryl Takagi. 2002. Uncovering Road Blocks at Intercultural Intersections: Demonstrating the Use of House Floor Plans and Grid and Group Theory. Paper presented at the Society for Intercultural Training and Research (SIETAR), Portland, OR, 13-16 November 2002.