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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The value of Christian understanding of vicarious suffering : directions for a pastoral care plan in HongDong Diocese, DongPing Francis Li

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Creating more effective clergy teams: a process for senior pastors and associates to grow deeper in their call and their understanding of each other, Trisha Miller Manarin

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Moral injury and the eucharist : constructing a Christian response to experiences of moral injury in combat veterans, Lucas Frederick McConnell

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Blessed be the tie that binds: a model for United Methodist Church mergers that honors the heritage of existing churches and captures the vision of new church starts, Raymond Carter McInnis

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The inside out church: the principles of moving an internally focused church to become an externally focused church, Dale Melenberg

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Improving relationships within congregations that receive cross-racial and cross-cultural itinerate pastoral appointments, D. Renee Mikell

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A listening discernment in the midst of divisive issues e.g. homosexuality in the United Methodist Church, M. Mochel H Morris

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Retelling the story--remembering differently : a memorial ritual towards the healing of memories of the victims of the Igbo pogrom of southeastern Nigeria, Martin-Edward Ohajunwa

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A Theological Study On Lay Ministry In Korean Society: Focusing On The Concept Of 'Shared Mission', Michael Jaihyung Park

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A relevant theological field education program for theological institutions in Liberia, Hilary Gedeporjay Paul

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Military ministry through the local church: ministering to the spiritual needs of military members, veterans, and their families, Stephen Ray Peters

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A study of change in leadership among murmuring people: in the context of a bi-cultural church, Jaiseon Pi

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God on the ground, Philip J. Reed

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Engaging leaders in spirtual [sic] formation at Beaverton Foursquare Church in Portland, Oregon, Janet Shim

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'Ecclesia Enim Per Universum Orben' : Unity In Ephesus As Claimed By Irenaeus, Jonatan C. Simons

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Examining the cross-cultural dynamic between the American church and the International Student Diaspora in the U.S., using mentoring as a discipleship tool, John Stanley

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Spiritual Formation: A Resource For Incarcerated Men And Women, Larry Sterling

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An analysis of the needs and challenges of young African American women in selected churches, Yvonne B. Tyler

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Equipping selected leaders of Impact Community Church, Duncan, South Carolina, with interpersonal relationship skills to promote healthy team dynamics, David J. Walker

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Increasing resilence through ethical training: a program for the Marines of the First Marine Division, Benjamin Warner

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A welcoming God: immigrant children, God, and narrative, Audrey B. Warren

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The application of Biblical principles for spiritual health to the mental health needs of post abortion incarcerated women, Lettie Annette Watkins

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Miriam as exemplar for the Army chaplain: theological and organizational models for a ministry in the military, Ernst P. West

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Learning from neighbors: reimagining mission and pastoral vocation, Lloyd Wicker

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Researching and designing a mentoring handbook for professional chaplains at Baptist Community Ministries in New Orleans, Louisiana, T. June Wilder

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Father, so who do you say I am : an investigation of the father's influence on the daughter's spiritual identity, Stephanie Williams

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Anxiety, Mindfulness, And Spiritual Practices, Charlene Wilson

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An Investigation Into The Continuing Learning Experiences Of Borneo Evangelical Mission Pastors In Miri, Sarawak, With Particular Reference To Their Use Of Heutagogy, Siew Cheong Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Reconciling the body : working toward ecclesial unity, Brien Jakab Aadland

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A petition for God's forgiveness in Gambella, Ethiopia, Omot Olok Aganya

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Lex orendi, lex missio: nurturing missional praxis through eucharistic liturgical formation, William H. Allport

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Presence as the characteristic of the reign of God and our missionary discipleship, Reginaldus Damianus Amleni

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Disciples, exorcists, and the power of God: reading Acts 19:1-20 as a literary unit, Matthew Robert Anderson

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Christ and our perception of beauty: the theological aesthetics of Dionysius the Areopagite and Hans Urs von Balthasar, Alec Andreas Arnold

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Core resilience components for United States Navy Chaplains, John D. Ault

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The emancipation of hope : a journey toward deliverance out of distraction in the African American community, Irment Jean Austin

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A clean mirror: the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Richard of St. Victor (d. 1173), Robyn Elizabeth Boeré

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Be still and know ... that I 'friended' you!: examining the use of social media in military chaplaincy and developing a protocol to create balance with social media and spiritual practices, Jennifer D. Bowden

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Towards applying canonical apocalyptic literature to postmodern culture, Ryan Michael Boys

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"Appoint in every city elders": a consideration of plural eldership in congregationally governed churches, William Thomas Broughton Jr

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Transformed through pain: the effects of childhood sexual abuse on missionaries, Deborah Byler

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Church revitalization through hospitality for new members program, Young Shin Byun

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Fostering healing through reconciliation in the Abernathy Church of Christ, Randall K. Carr

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Understanding the challenges wealth creates for spiritual formation, Trent Casto

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Contextualising theological education: an EMIC study of practical contextualisation of theological education in Singapore, Casey Ng Kong Chiew

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Healing of shame of Korean-Americans through lifesharing in small group ministries, Sung Ho Chung

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Evangelistic discipleship: equipping disciples to live for Jesus in a Vineyard church plant, Charles H. Claus

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His sheep hear His voice: an orientation to the guiding priorities for effectual gospel preaching, Craig T. Combs

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A Study On The Effect Of Discipleship On Nominalism Among Ghanian Emerging Adults, Julius D. Coomson

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The contributions of Basil the Great to the doctrine of the Trinity and his impact on contemporary Trinitarian theology, Graydon LeGrand Cress

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A biblically based education course to enhance self-esteem, Otis Cutler

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A Biblical response to violence: a historical survey of the ethno-religious crisis in Jos, Central Nigeria, Sylvester Dachomo

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Factors that affect transitional homes for sexually exploited women, Ruth Eugenia DeGuzman Dalman

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Immersion for conversion: second temple period Jewish ritual ablutions, proselyte baptism, and New Testament baptism, Justin L. Daneshmand

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The motif of hospitality in theological education: a critical appraisal with implications for application in theological education, Soh Hui Leng Davina

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Keeping the mentally ill out of jail/rehabilitation initiative: Pasco County, Florida, Minerva Diaz

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The price of privilege: eating disorders and the church, Sophie Marian Draffin

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Slavery, forced labor, and the division of the kingdom: an examination and evaluation of Solomon's forced labor policy, Austen M. Dutton

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Church planting through networking, community building, and spiritual transformation among African immigrants in Dallas, Texas, Julius I. Edah

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Growing new missional communities: changing church culture and becoming a missional sending church, Kyle Erickson

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Preaching as a cultural formation tool, Jason P. Esposito

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Introducing an integrative theology of transcendence, creation, immanence and human agency, Norman Fowler

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Faithful presence: how community formation shapes the understanding and practice of calling, Steven D. Froehlich

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Developing Greater Intimacy With God: A Resource On Spiritual Disciplines, Dianthia Yvonne Gilmore

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Discovering the work of Baptist General Conference mission in Ethiopia : the essence of mission that lasted for six decades, Kebede Gonfa

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Preparing to read : St. Gregory Of Nyssa's Catechetical Oration, Ignatius Harry Green

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The end of all things: anagogy and the resurrection of the dead in the theology of St. Maximus the Confessor, Kevin Michael Greenlee

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Growing through grief: helping the hurting to heal at Sierra Presbyterian Church, Michael Griffin

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Boom!: the babies have left the building: why the over fifty generation is leaving the church in search of something more, Kimberly Griffith

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Developing a program to help Christians struggling with gambling, Jeremy Wayne Gross

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"Little things to signifie great": spiritual interpretation and the poetry of John Donne, Alexander Arden Grudem

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The hidden conversation: divine hospitality as a framework for Christian discipleship, Kevin Allen Hall

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The ebb and flow of a Dublin Methodist congregation implementing missional imagination, Julian Hamilton

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Covenant relationships and the editing of the Hebrew psalter: an investigation of the relationship between the Davidic covenant and the Abrahamic and Mosaic convenants as reflected in the editing of the psalter, Adam Daniel Hensley

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The sailor survival guide: a Christian curriculum for faithful living in the Navy, Brandon Hood

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Resiliency and self-care for pastors in Japan facing a disaster, John Houlette

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Growing together into the fullness of Christ: cultivating spiritual capacity through intentional religious procatices, Nathan Howe

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Love into light: the gospel, the homosexual, and the church, Peter Lloyd Hubbard

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A reverberation and reversal of power from the world system to a small African American United Methodist Church, Dwight A. Hughes

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Justice is what God says it is: the biblical imperative of justice and God's way to renewal, Tulley Hunter

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A personal spiritual formation strategy for students at the Australian College of Ministries, Lloyd Irwin

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Connecting a church and its community to reduce the incarceration rate among high school students in New Orleans, Louisiana, Maudeva Jackson-Hansford

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1 Corinthians 15:35-58 : cultural contexts and rhetorical strategy of the text, Donghyun Jeong

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The role of spiritual formation in the revitalization of established churches, Ryan Jesperson

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Lost and found: rediscovering our missional passion and engagemen, Jacky Jok

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A holistic small group approach for discipleship and witness through a kingdom paradigm at Avon Wesleayn [sic] Church, Daniel P. Jones

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Married in mission : a handbook for couples in cross-cultural service, Alexis C. Kenny

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Addressing post-high school faith defection by exploring the nature of conversion, Kent K. Kessler

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Shaped by God's story: rooting Christian identity in the Biblical narrative at Christ Presbyterian Church, Deborah E. Kielsmeier

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Making an unknown God known: a narrative-critical reading of Paul's Areopagus speech (Acts 17:16-34) in light of the ignorance-knowledge theme of Luke-Acts, Hyo-Jong Kim

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Perfecting five Christian character traits that empower a missional community to cross-cultural mission, Young Kyu Kim

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Euodia, Syntyche, and Lydia : the leading ladies of Philippi in Philippians 4:2-3 and Acts 16:11-15, 40, Sarah Kohles

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Unveiling hope for broken humanity : a critical analysis of Jürgen Moltmann's theology of hope in the light of his Triune God, Samuel Jethro Immanuel Koks

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Missional God, missional church: an examination of Jürgen Moltmann's trinitarian ecclesiology and its implications for the missional conversation in North America, Wing-Yu Lam

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The veneration of the Virgin Mary: is the common practice consistent with biblical teaching?, Sharon Ferron Lawlor

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Chudohoe, the accomodation of Chesa in Korean Protestant Christianity, Jihyung Lee

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The rhetorical intent of Amos 3:3-8: an argument for the single meaning of Yahweh's statements, Cliff R. Loriot

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An analysis of the process types and the syntactic role of the existential particle yesh in Biblical Hebrew: a traditional-systemic functional approach, Joel Madasu

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The gospel in Singapore: the impact of civil religion and civil law, Mark J. Madson

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Providing pastoral care to the unmarried: a manual for pastors of United Methodist Church in Nigeria, Rhoda Gowarto Manzo