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Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A curriculum designed to equip leaders in developing church and community-based youth ministries that impact urban communities, Kimberlee A. Johnson

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Creation, fall, redemption : a theology with an Asian accent, Yeon-Jeong Kim

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The Lord's supper in the theology of John Wesley, Charles Finney, and Stanley Horton: a Wesleyan, Holiness, and Classical perspective, Roy D. Kindelberger II

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"Flesh that needs to be loved": a Christian dialogue with Toni Morrison's Beloved and Paradise, Joy-Elizabeth Fledderjohann Lawrence

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Church, culture, and the Kingdom: a critique of dispensational ecclesiology in consideration of missional church theology, David Paul Leong

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The [TELEIOS] as a goal of Pauline spiritual formation, Tony Lin

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Spiritual transformation in persons with developmental disabilities in l'Arche community: koinonia as a vehicle for metanoia, Miral Luka

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Christ's mediatorial function in God's giving of verbal revelation to man throughout all ages, Troy Manning

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The religious syncretism in The Matrix: a dialogue and critique with logos theology, Daniel McGregor

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The Gentile mission in Old Testament citations in Acts: text, hermeneutic, and purpose, James A. Meek

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Beyond conversion : developing church leaders for holistic evangelism in the community of evangelical churches in Rwanda, Pauline Mukeshimana

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Evangelical and feminist?: an evaluation of Nancy Hardesty's assessment of the relationship between Evangelicalism and the Woman's Rights Movement in nineteenth-century America, Bethany Wade Murphy

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Jesus the healer : a basis for inculturation in Africa, Singini I. Nacidze

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Building bridges and crossing rivers: a primer for training church leadership within the Church of God denomination or congregations to do effective ministry in culturally diverse communities, Sean S. O'Neal

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St. Teresa of Avila: the manifestation of suffering in prayer, Eureka People

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Saint Basil the Great's use of Scripture in On the Holy Spirit, Kenneth James Reid

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A biblically-based charismatic theology : an outline, Jon Ruthven

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Epistemological necessity of Christocentric soteriology: a defense of religious particularism in the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Yoh Shirato

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An assessment of the effects of empowerment in the Mexican charismatic movement, Armida Belmonte Stephens

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Characteristics of church leadership that mobilizes lay people: a case study of ECWA churches in Nigeria, Philip Tait

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Peter's use of Joel 2:28-32 in Acts 2:16-21, Stephen Go Tan

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Preaching to Hong Kong immigrants in America, Cuong (Calvin) Tran

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Intimacy with God, James Welch

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The contributions of Oliver O'Donovan and William Werpehowski to the current debate over the personhood of the early human embryo, Benny Phang Khong Wing

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Pathways to passibility: the emergence of the 'suffering God' in twentieth century theology, Carolyn Jane Winter

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The righteousness of God in the Old Testament and its implication on justification, Terry T. Wong

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Dostoevsky as theologian in The idiot, Lisa Elaine Woodson

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An exegetical and theological study of Ezekiel 37:1-14, Mark Yelderman

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Integral pastoral care in Ghana : proposals for healing in the Asante context, Grabriel Amoateng-Boahen

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Enhancing the understanding of divine healing for the Order of Saint Luke the Physician chapter at Indian River City United Methodist Church in Titusville, Florida through a study of the healing concepts found in the book of Psalms, Margaret Lynn Bellows

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"The triumphal entry" in Mark: reading Mark's presentation of the triumphal entry of Jesus in the light of Greco-Roman and Jewish entry customs, Brian George Burtchett

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The healing ministry of the word : a critique of Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos' therapeutic ecclesiology based on St. John Chrysostom's homily on the Good Samaritan, Noah Forest Bushelli

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An examination and evaluation of Bernard of Clairvaux's use of Scripture in the development of his theology of desire, Ser-Choon Chong

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Models, metaphors, and multivalent contextualizations : religious language and the nature of contextual theology, Marc Cortez

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Giving sorrow words: turning mourning into dancing: improving the quality of life of terminally ill children, adolescents, and adults through the use of therapeutic videography, Timothy D. Cranfill

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"Love is the measure" : the lives of Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton as counter-cultural models of the church, Thérèse A. Cullen

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The significance of [PROTOTOKOS] in the Colossian Hymn, Ryan J. Doyle

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Christian friendship and adelphopoiesis, Peter Drobac

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Bonhoeffer for the missional church: an exposition and critique of the missional church movement's ecclesiology in light of the ecclesiology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Patrick S. Franklin

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Improving teaching effectiveness in a bible college class by implementing a theology of pedagogy, John A. Greenlee

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Believers' demonization, a doctrinal evaluation, Bruce William Guckelberg

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Antislavery clergy in antebellum Kentucky, 1830-1860, Luke E. Harlow

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Leadership and the life of God: distribution of ministerial gifts and leadership practices at the Quail Springs Church of Christ, Robert Mark Henderson

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Searching for Pentecost: the origins and development of modern doctrines of spirit baptism, Jason A. Johansen

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Contextual teaching of soteriology amongst the Central Bantu of Kenya, Paul M. Kamunge

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Towards a spirituality of healing and reconciliation in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Kamanzi Kasanziki

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Domestic violence: a pastoral response guide, Margaret M. Leddy

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Prophetic symbolism, or purifying zeal?: an assessment of N.T. Wright's view of the temple incident in the ministry of Jesus, Chang Woo Lee

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The Christological and ecclesial pacifism of Stanley Hauerwas: Lutheran analysis and appraisal, Joel D. Lehenbauer

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The Church as the family of God in the praxis and ethics of reconciliation and peacemaking in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lievin Engbanda Lingonge

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Perceptions of psychological distress of Chinese-American Christians by leaders in one urban Chinese-American congregation, Jane Mann

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A biblical pastoral approach to the problem of suffering in India, Fiorello Mascarenhas

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Training mid-career missionaries for team ministries: evaluation of an international mission board program in Southern Africa, Robert E. Morris

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The role of women in the Church of East Africa : focus on women empowerment, Leocreatia L. Muganda

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Christology in the four Gospels: a biblical response to the teaching of open theism, Tae Soo Park

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Feeding upon the Word of God : the exegesis of John 6:31-58 in the writings of Origen, Vitalijs Permjakovs

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The Beatitudes in moral theology: the contribution of Servais-Th[eodore] Pinckaers, O.P., Hung Pham

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The attitude of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad toward non-Orthodox Christians and the ecumenical movement (1920-1964) : an historical evaluation, Andrei V. Psarev

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The essential role of wonder in theological reflection, Janis B. Saville

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The role of prayer houses in Korean immigrant church growth, Wah Rang Shin

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The use of the Old Testament in the book of Acts, Mark Shiraki

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An examination of the relationship between religiosity and depression and suicide for low-income, urban African American adolescents, Christopher A. Summers

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The role of faith and reason in Thomas Aquinas's epistemology, Jonathan M. Waita

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Sacred space : God's architectural design for God-centered worship, Malachy Marie Williams

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Servant discipleship in the gospel of Matthew, Thomas G. Yoakum

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Preparing your heart for marriage, Ernest H. Baker

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Contextualizing the Gospel: comparing Paul's methods in Athens and Corinth, David M. Ballast

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From the beginning : gender and the theology of the body, Fred L. Bittle

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When time shall be no more : the happy conjunction of theoretical physics and biblical cosmology, Anthony L. Blair

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An analysis of the Church of God Theological Seminary's role in developing leaders for the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee, David C. Blair

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Sacramental elements of creativity in the work of Dorothy L. Sayers, S. Burtis Bradley

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Happiness or eudaimonia?: the reasonable expectations for the Christian life as represented in John Wesley's doctrine of Christian perfection, Debra Joy Erickson

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One-anothering model of Biblical counseling in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana, John Kofi Futagbi

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Until his enemies become his footstool: a biblical theology of the Davidic covenant in the synoptic gospels and Acts, Aaron J. Gibson

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Mission and kenosis: discovering, classifying and evaluating contemporary missiology's understandings of mission and its appropriation and use of the self-emptying of Christ in Philippians 2:7, Daniel Nathan Harmelink

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An analysis of the International House of Prayer's teaching and practice on intercessory prayer, Bryan L. Hudkins

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Pastoral priorities in healing a church split, Harold B. Irvine

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Constructing Christian rites of passage that enhance community in East African churches, Muhia M. Karianjahi

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Signs of grace: Charles Sanders Peirce's semiotic, Jeremy Allan Keay

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Illumination in context: the Holy Spirit, culture and the communitarian motif in Stanley Grenz's theological methodology, Patty Keyuranggul

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Teaching healing prayer for the victims of sin, George B. Koch

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Culture and psychology: understanding Indian culture and its implications for counseling Asian Indian immigrants in the United States, Thomaskutty I. Kulanjiyil

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An analysis of the modern Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Together movement in light of the New Testament theology of unity, Curtis J. Lamansky

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Psychology serving the Chinese church: development of the support group for Chinese Christian women, Donna Ho Lee

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Developing a teaching of the Holy Spirit and the seminar of laying on of hands for those who are involved in a charismatic ministry at the Korean Ark Covenant Church, Jonah J. Lee

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The New Jerusalem imagery in the book of Revelation 21:1-22:5, SangBok Lee

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The Pauline concept of suffering in Philippians 3:10-11, Naomi Noguchi Reese

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The influence of Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy on the evangelism of C.S. Lewis, Tim Ryan

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Receiver, bearer, and giver of God's Spirit: Jesus' life and mission in the Spirit as a ground for understanding christology, Trinity, and proclamation, Leopoldo Antonio Sanchez Merino

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Sharing Christian faith in a relativistic world: how Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod leaders can assist members in sharing their faith in a relativistic world, Philip John Schamehorn

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Discourse analysis and consolation in Philippians, Yancy W. Smith

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Exalted clergy, egalitarianism, or equipping?: implications for Christian leadership from Ephesians 4:11-12, Hank Voss

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An evaluative study of African Methodist Episcopal Zion and Christian Methodist Episcopal denominations' plan for church union, Ralph Vernal Washington

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The baptism of the Holy Spirit in John's gospel: with special emphasis on John 7:37-39, Gerald E. Wheaton

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Semantic coherence: theological conceptualization in Word of God communication, a discovery process in a confirmation class setting, Mark D. Whitsett

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Equipping the people of Nampa, Idaho First Church of the Nazarene to experience the healing presence of Christ in communion, Michael G. Wiebe

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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A reevaluation of the use of Isaiah 65:17 in Revelation 21:1 in dispensational hermeneutics, L. Kyle Abbott

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Oral history of Project Mexico : case study of a cross cultural Orthodox missionary effort, Nicholas L. Andruchow

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Virtue ethics and the place of character formation within Lutheran theology, Joel B. Biermann

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A literary and theological analysis of the book of Ezra, A. Phillip Brown II