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Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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A qualitative survey of current practices in missionary candidate assessment, Roberta M. Chira

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Helping churches understand and overcome cultural challenges in making disciples, Daniel G. Clausen

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An appreciative examination and critique of Walter Brueggemann's theological anthropology as outlined in his Theology of the Old Testament: testimony, dispute, advocacy, Allen V. Doerksen

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Why pastor Johnny can't read Greek : the detriment of dumbing down curriculum in biblical languages, Sidney D. Dyer

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Moses the transgressor: identifying the sin of Moses in Numbers 20:1-13, Daniel Donald Fairholm

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No other starting-point: Karl Barth's rejection of natural theology, Kevin W. Hector

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Darby, dualism and the decline of dispensationalism, Ronald M. Henzel

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Soren Kierkegaard: an unlikely model for Christian apologetics, William Riley Hill

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Missiological communities of (dis)engagement: Benedictine monastic resources for modern team mission praxis, a fieldwork study of Benedictine communal life at Marmion Abbey, in Aurora, Illinois, Kyle A. Holton

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A model for developing a United Methodist mission church for the poor and homeless born out of Wesleyan/Methodist ethos and theology, D. Michael Houff

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A Biblical model for personnel development and conflict resolution in an organised ministry, Koodathinal John John

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The experienced impact of Wesleyan theology on pastoral burnout, Gary W. Jones

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John Wesley's philosophy of discipleship: its nature and relevancy for the modern church, Janet Kafkas

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"Let me tell you why God made ..." death: a philosophical development and critique of Capon's scientific and theological line of argument against sin as the cause of biological death, Nathan Edward Kowalsky

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God's sword : Luke's vision with the eyes of Ezekiel, Martin G. Kraus

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Issues and motivations in the fifth-century Christological debates, Vruce A. Lawrence

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Interpreting discontinuity: Isaiah's Tyre oracle, Reed Lessing

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Growing together through conflict: a biblical guide to facing conflict in marriage, John S. Light

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Characteristics, causes and cures of nominality in Africa : a case study of faith mission churches, Iliya Ben Majam

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Spirituality and healthcare: renewing old ties, forging new partnerships, Richard McCaughey

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Theology of mission in Matthew, Justin Kaine McElderry

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Assimilating singles into a family-focused church, Steve McLeod

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What if Einstein is right : implications to God and time, Craig Mitchell

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Mark Noll's historiography, Shawn Mosher

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A program evaluation of Marble Retreat: a psychotherapy program for clergy in crisis, Jo Ann K. Nishimoto

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The masters of the forest: the ethnic identity of the Aka Pygmies and its significance to the Aka Church, Paul Ohlin

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The Holy Spirit as the principle of ecclesial unity in the thought of Yves Congar, Lucian Paulet

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Noachic allusion and echo in James 3:1-12: implicatures of new creation eschatology, Benjamin J. Pehrson

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Liberation through service: the story of Hagar as a paradox, Gloria Mardelle Plain

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Shocked by Flannery O'Connor: the possibility of new endings, Richard Polson

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Training Russian lay pastors: important issues as identified by Russian church planters, Lawrence R. Sallee

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Short-term missions : a gateway to church renewal, Kevin Scherer

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Tracing the trajectory of the Spirit : gender egalitarians and biblical inerrancy, Glen G. Scorgie

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The art of pastoral care in the African American church, James F. Shumake

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The evangelical imagination: the implications of Hans Urs von Balthar's [sic] Christocentric aesthesis for a renewal of evangelical theology, Jay T. Smith

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An assessment of the role of narrative preaching in selected Indian churches in South Africa, Sambomurthie Sumadraji

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Union with Christ : Pauline Christological touchstone in Colossians 2:8-15, J.L. Terveen

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From brokenness to healing : a journey : pastoral care and the spirituality of people from Latin American who have suffered torture, Louis A. Vera

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The role of the intellect in eighteenth-century Evangelicalism and early Pentecostalism: a comparative study, Joseph W. Williams

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Freedom and the Holy Trinity : the Athanasian contribution, John M. Zebrun

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Birth pangs of the new creation, Jeffrey A. Carter

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Real presence: a confession of the Lord's Supper: the origin and development of the term in the 16th century, Albert B. Collver

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"Real presence": a confession of the Lord's Supper : the origin and development of the term in the 16th century, Albert B. Collver

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Every living thing: a theological justification for the promotion of animal welfare, Wayne Victor Corapi

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The place and power of the hope of heaven in the teaching of Richard Baxter's The saints everlasting rest, Logan Craft

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Training through father-son relationships in the Lutheran Church of Nigeria, David Mark Erber

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Healing the cell: missional identity as corrective to the individualistic culture of the small group movement, Marvin Kenneth Franz

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Healing songs : understanding and creating powerful music for the American church, Deborah Fleenor Handman

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Women in ministry : an examination of charismatic positions, Shea Michael Houdmann

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The relationship between "glory" (doxa) and "boldness" (parrēsia) in 2 Corinthians 3:7-18, Greg Jenks

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Wealthy women in Ephesus: a social context surrounding I Timothy 2:9-14, Joanne Joe Jung

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The American evangelical faith healing movement and the emergence of Pentecostalism, Timothy M. Kellett

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Biblical hermeneutics and ethnography : methodologies bringing cross-cultural ministry closer to Scripture and to people, John C. Kennington

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The origin of Paul's bodily resurrection idea, Sung Gyu Kim

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Discipling individuals in collectivist cultures : a healthy biblical tension, Ruth Knutson

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An evaluation of the hermeneutical presuppositions within recent charismatic revivalism, Bradley Scott Lewis

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A balm in Gilead : the role of the church in healing and prevention of child sexual abuse, Misti Joy Woolery Lincoln

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John Chrysostom's concept of virginity, Jens Lipper

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Biblical counseling and the use of community in cases of adultery, Ruben Martinez

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Toward an evangelical spirituality : an overview of selected writings of Richard J. Foster, Larry S. McDonald

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Sensible exercises of the soul: a study of conversion in Jonathan Edwards, Elizabeth Pipes

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Christ as the fulfilment of Creation: the doctrine of recapitulation in Irenaeus of Lyons, Steven Eldie Prokopchuk

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An assessment of the concepts of Christian formation in the published works of Albert Benjamin Simpson, Peter Russell Harrison Ralph

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Co-workers in the Lord: developing partnership between male and female majors in the Department of Bible, Missions, and Ministry at Abilene Christian University, Jeanene Reese

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Models of missionary training: an assessment of alternative approaches to training for cross-cultural ministry, George H. Schultz

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An ever diverse pair: Owen Barfield, Teilhard de Chardin, and the evolution of consciousness, Jacob Paul Sherman

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The Bible Institute of Hawaii: a formative evaluation, Bradstreet W. Smith

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Biblical counseling and the love of God, Foppe Vander Zwaag

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Preaching theologically: proclaiming a theological vision in biblical preaching, Larry Williams

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Missionary motivation among Filipinos: identifying critical factors, Richard M. Wolfe

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Give sorrow words: understanding and ministering to persons with post-traumatic stress disorder, R. W. Vince Arnold

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"Love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens": developing a model for the Impact Church of Christ's response to the needs of undocumented Hispanic persons, Stephan Russell Austin

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Inner city ministry: a case study of the Los Angeles International Church, Dan Allen Axtell

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A revival of memory: utilizing the innovative study of church history to enlighten, inspire, and mobilize believers in local congregations, David J. Brady

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New wine among Southern Baptist teetotalers : assessing a new apologia for charismatic renewal in the SBC, Chad Brand

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Die geschichtliche Entwicklung des Innerschweizer Katholizismus un die daraus folgenden Konsequenzen für die Evangeliumsverkündigung = The historical development of Catholicism in Central Switzerland and its consequences for a strategy of evangelism, Cladius Erich Buser

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Cultural perspectives on working together: a case study of American-Indonesian multicultural ministry teams, Richard A. Byham

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Contemporary epistemology and the rationality of Christian belief: Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne and Nancey Murphy, Christopher Raymond Bystrom

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The Characterization And Significance of Hannah, Mei-Mei Cheung

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Managing crises in international missions, Moon-Gap Doh

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Motivational factors among indigenous missionaries in India with special reference to the Friends Missionary Prayer Band, Frampton F. Fox

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Outsiders feasting at God's table: the background and appropriation of two biblical themes in Luke 13:29, Poul Fossdal Guttesen

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Preaching the messages of Revelation: from hermeneutics to homiletics, Milo Hadwin

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Evangelism among modern Russian young people : a qualitative study of their religious background, attitudes and conversion experiences, Mark J. Harris

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Change as an opportunity for personal and corporate renewal, Greggory Lee Janssen Hemmen

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A study of character-driven leadership for the discipline of youth ministry, Bradford N. Henderson

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Paul's interpretation of the Old Testament in Galatians 4:21-5:1 and its understanding in hermeneutical study, Hyun wan Kim

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The transforming quest: the meaning and role of consideration in the monastic theology of Bernard of Clairvaux, Endre Gyorgy Kovacs

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Street children in Latin America: moral issues and proposed solutions with an emphasis on the work of the Latin America Mission, Amanda Levi

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Use of religious and spiritual resources as a means of self care for coping with vicarious traumatization, Edna Mae Lezotte

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Love and salvation in the thought of Saint Isaac the Syrian, Andrew Awakum Lukashonak

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God's power manifest in jars of clay, Peter Lindsay Mallen

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Toward Kierkegaard's Trinitarian exegesis: clarifying the divine-human relationship(s) present in the "reading" of Scripture, Paul Henry Martens

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The wellspring of discernment : a hermeneutic model for pastoral guidance, Craig T. McClellan

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The literary use of the fourth gospel in the second century, William Christopher Mills

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Revelation of the thought of the heart in Luke 9:46-48, Ann M. Mitsakos

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The Ark of The Covenant In Ethiopian Christian tradition, Semeon Mulatu

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Radicalization of ecumenism: Union of Brest in Catholic, Orthodox, contemporary understandings, Alexei Nelayev

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The exegetical value of an African reading of Genesis 4, Misheck Nyirendai

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The Book of Acts, the spirit world, and spiritual warfare : a formula for responding to overt demonic opposition, D. Jim O'Neill