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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A strategy for connecting military families to the local church through the military evangelist, Thomas Tine Cook

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Seminar in family and congregation relationship process: formation practices for ministry in chaotic times, Kenton T. Derstine

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The sources for and use of the prophet Amos in the Book of Acts, Patrick S. Fowler

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Grieving with hope: maternal depression and the autistic child, G. Todd Hardin

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Integrating the pastoral care components of listening, prayer and presence for more effective funeral sermons, Naomi O. Harris

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Restoring congregational vitality through missional leadership cultivation, Robert Brandon Harris

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Don't hide the laundry: authentic engagements in faith sharing, Darryn Hewson

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Developing spiritual leaders in a multi-cultural church through preaching, Cliff Holladay

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A church on the move: how effective leadership can transform a congregation undergoing relocation, Sondra R. Jones

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Communitas: missional transition through the small group community, Timothy W. Jones

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A "death education" program: preventing suicide among Korean army officers by helping them reflect on their lives, Jae Won Jung

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Cognitive disability and Christian faith: toward the onotological meaning of disability, Okki Kim

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From conversion to discipleship: a manual for training and developing disciples in the church ministry context, Victor S. Kim

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Can we give a witness?: how the church can maintain the integrity of its voice in the media spotlight during times of crisis, Kathleen Elaine Kind

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Communicating Christ in Myanmar: applying a "being present" mission strategy, Van Kung

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Educating global citizens: interreligious programming for university students, Hope N. Luckie

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Jesus is Lord!: the contributions of E. Stanley Jones and the life transforming Christian Ashram Fellowship to this triumphant affirmation -- Jesus is Lord indeed!, Anne Mathews-Younes

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Creating an ars moriendi for our time: integrating spiritual practices into end of life care, Joseph Morrissette McGowan

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A communal leadership model for the postmodern worshipping community at The Experience, Michael E. Paulison

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A manual to equip church leaders in the understanding and utilization of glocalizing urban youth culture in community ministry, Daniel S. Pyon

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Combat veterans with diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder: the effect of pastoral counseling on the family, Ricky Benard Reaves

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Cultural cues for expatriates in the Levant, including issues of honor and shame, Aru Reddy

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Assimilation through mentoring new members at a small, urban church, Ryan Richardson

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Global education for children in suburbia: discipleship for changing the world, Nanette E. Roberts

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And grace will lead me home: a guide for pilgrim journals, Paul H.W. Rohde

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A project on recovering the image of God through the holistic wholeness, Kyoo Eui Song

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"But not so with you": the pastor as a servant leader in the joint juture, Ingrid Svensson

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Differentiation in the perspicuity of Scripture and its effect on the application of Scripture's authority, Brian Henry Wagner

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Paul's positive religious affections, Mark L. Ward

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A historical and liturgical approach to A Service of Christian Marriage: John Wesley's service in the twenty-first century, Edwin Clifton Whitlock

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Becoming an interpretive community: leading River Life Covenant Church through narrative, metaphor and parable, Bret M. Widman

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Equipped to engage: a study of how SBC churches have been equipped to engage unreached and unengaged unreached people groups, J. Brad Bessent

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The house that God built: a blueprint for pastoral marriage ministry, Robert James Borger

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Calling, kingdom, and cultural engagement: recovering Christian spirituality for the public square, Frank Boswell

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Does safetalk equip airmen to intervene when a fellow military member is having suicidal thoughts?, William Jamie Braswell

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The church of the future: engaging theological entrepreneurship and the business of faith, Norman Bullock

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Pitchin' tents: tent makers, farmer-preachers, teacher-preachers, and slave exhorters: a narrative pastoral model of nurture and care for the bivocational minister, Charles E. Collins

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Art as a means of grace: encountering God, growing spiritually, and experiencing community through creativity, Anne Collins Conover

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Piecing it together: quilting a life of reconciliation and redemption with women in prison, Rula Colvin

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Because of their faith, they took action!: the story of the founding of Geneseo, Illinois, their part on the underground railroad, and the connection to the Charles Finney revivals, the Lane Rebellion, and the founding of Oberlin College, Monica Katusha Corsaro

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Integrity of heart and skillful hands: guiding the spiritual formation of undergraduate student worship leaders at Messiah College, Douglas M. Curry

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Paradigm shift in missions: a history of Jerry A. Rankin's leadership to embrace Southern Baptist churches in the great commission task, Deryl Ray Davis

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Encountering God in the creative process: how to build an arts ministry in the local church, Kyle Maurice Dennis

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A welcoming life: developing and testing an immersion series study designed to help people reach out to and welcome the stranger in their midst, Mary Elizabeth Emond Dennis

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Doctrine after foundationalism, Robert Lewis Fossett

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The identification of stressors and their meaning for MTW career missionaries to Mexico, David L. Foster

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Gospel outreach to the Sikhs in the Internet age: biblical, theological, and practical approaches, Kuldip S. Gangar

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Honoring multiple covenants: managing the demands of family, calling and spouse's career within the United Methodist system of itinerant ministry, Charles Zacharias Gardner

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A study on spiritual formation: lay leader's spiritual formation by using the Jesus prayer and Lectio divina, In Duk Gu

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Romans 6:12-13 ; 12:1-2 and the issue of progressive sanctification: not an argument for a crisis dedication experience, Insook Han

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Underdeveloped agents of the mission: empowering children to use their spiritual gifts, Elizabeth Horn

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Finding one's unique place and purpose in the world, Mark Alan Hudson

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Preaching to the next generation of Hispanic Americans in the southwest: applying Aristotle's three proofs to third-generation Mexican-Americans, José G. Izaguirre

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Information literacy curricula at a nontraditional seminary, Sis Mukbil Jesse

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Luther on the priesthood of all believers and vocation: as a means for moving the laity toward more active ministry, John Foster Johnson

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A study on recovering intimacy for elderly couples through the sexuality centered education program Silver Academy, 9988 Happy Life, Kian Ka

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A study of healing for depressed Christians through mindfulness spirituality practice, Hwa Soon Kim

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A "suicide prevention education and advocacy" program designed to help local churches and communities recognize the value of life and prevent suicides, Suk-Ki Kim

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John Wesley's liturgical revision: a pattern for reshaping worship for post-Christian America, Lawrence A. Lacher

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Developing Great Commission strategies for Chinese Christian Church of Oxnard, California, Kan-Chor Lam

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Caring for families changed by mental illness, Tina Leigh Lightner-Morris

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I Clement's use of Isaiah, Isaac Britton Mann

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From hospitality to reconciliation: a way to move forward in dialog among Jewish, Muslim, and Christian people, Keith L. Marsden

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The initiative to engage listeners for preaching the gospel persuasively in postmodern American Evangelicalism, Jerry J. Marvel

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Member care needs for missionaries serving in high-risk locales, Nairy A. Ohanian

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Epistemic justification in the Pauline kerygma, Joshua A. Pagan

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Mentoring for spiritual formation of ministry students at Ohio Valley University, Glenn K. Pennington

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Senior pastor's mentoring ministry: from el patron to servant heart, Ricky Lynn Sanderford

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Major components contributing to member care throughout the life cycle of the missionary, James E. Smith

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A study on enhancing the life of faith through social ministries for the poor, Chel San Son

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A study of the pastoral care project for enhancing communication between the senior parishioners and their adult children living far-off, Nakyoon Sung

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The role of the female pastor's husband in the House of God Church Pentecostal Holiness denomination, Jaqueline Mae Tuggle Taylor

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Multicultural churches: how do they facilitate spiritual growth and health?, Julie Tofilon

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Lutheran literary influences on John Wesley's theology of mission, James R. Vermilya

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Ethics training for lay and professional church leaders in the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska, Kevin Walden

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Facilitating church growth in central and eastern Uttar Pradesh, Myron Witmore

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Problems in a movement: towards a mutual hierarchy social model of the Trinity, Jeffrey Aron Dukeman

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Forming leaders through spiritual disciplines, Tim Gunnells

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Cut off from (one's) people: punitive expulsion in the Torah, G. Thomas Hobson

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An exploration and comparison of the critical factors that have influenced Native North Americans on journeys into leadership, William Victor Kraske

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The TITIP program in Papua, Indonesia: an assessment, Margreet Harms Kroneman

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The spiritual vitality of indigenous monocultural missionaries in India associated with Missionary Upholders Trust, Rebecca K. Magnuson

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Sing unto the Lord: the story of the revitalization of an old United Methodist church thrugh the introduction of gospel music ministry, Thomas Risager

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An evangelical comparison of biblical demonology and Mayan spiritism practice, Jonathan Seabourn

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Shattered dreams and shattered vows: the lived experience of healing marital sexual betrayal in North American missionary women, Lisa M. Sinclair

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Spiritual formation in Uganda: a study of how Christians in Kisoro are being transformed in Christ's image, Kirk Slater

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The baptism in the Holy Spirit: understanding evangelical, non-Pentecostal perspectives on the issues of subsequence and initial evidence at Emmanuel College, Ashley Neil Smith

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Foundations of faith: television, the Ten commandments, and the Apostles' Creed, James Ray Teasdale

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Made in each other: John Scottus Eriugena's conception of the human person as a unifying vocabulary for trinitarian metanarrative and Anti-Cartesian phenomenology, Carey B. Vinzant

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The abiding guide: a study guide for Andrew Murray's Abide in Christ, Carlo Walth

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After pistis Christou: the faith of Jesus Christ in the Apostolic fathers, Michael Ray Whitenton

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Biblical counseling and premarital education, Byung Guk You

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Holy fire: a congregational training manual on the Holy Spirit in the preaching moment, Byron Lambert Brown

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"Faith credited as righteousness" : an evaluation of N.T. Wright's perspectives on justificaiton [sic] through Paul's use of Psalms 32 in Romans 4, Michael E. Erickson

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Discovering the relationship between short-term cross-cultural mission experiences and a long-term commitment to cross-cultural mission service, Timothy P. Evans

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Evaluating the whirlwind: the American Lutheran theological interpretations of pre-war Nazi Germany, John P. Hellwege

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Introducing urban missions to ethnic immigrant churches, James Jinseok Lee

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Apocalyptic imagery as resistance discourse: an analysis of the Son of Man in Daniel 7 and 1 Enoch in relationship to Matthew 25:31, Robert G. Reid

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Karl Barth's doctrine of justification in relationship to John Calvin with regard to Roman's 3:21-26, Philip N. Soen

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For the joy set before us: grief counseling in the light of the kingdom of heaven, Benton W. Taylor