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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Prophethood and blessing: a Biblical theology of the gospel for folk Muslims, Perry Pennington

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The baptism of the Holy Spirit: an expansion of Luke's kingdom theology, Paul Petroski Jr

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Bridging: a ministry model for renewal, Lanette Lorelle Pollock Plambeck

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A parish covenant: strengthening community and forming disciples for the work of mission, Gretchen Mary Rehberg

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Leading together: redemptive leadership and organizational development in the context of the local church, Glenn S. Reynolds Jr

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Exiles in America: a spiritual odyessy through trauma, recovery, and wholeness, Gordon D. Ritchie

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Wandering Jews and scattered Sri Lankans : viewing Sri Lankans of the Gulf Cooperation Council through the lens of the Old Testament Jewish diaspora, Ted Rubesh

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The body and embodiment: an interdisciplinary reflection on material practice and spiritual formation, Kebirn R. Rush

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Where are all the young men?, Louis J. Saldiveri

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Christocentric or Theocentric? : evaluating two contemporary evangelical hermeneutical approaches to Old Testament narrative, John Peter Scarborough

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Preach on purpose: a peer-preaching plan to discover why preachers preach, Karl Schafer

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Slaying the syncretistic chimera: a study of the consensus repetitus in light of confessionalization theory, Timothy R. Schmeling

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Clean your plate: a Christian treatise for healthy living through spiritual renewal, Krystal Sears

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The contextualisation of leadership in Paul's ministry and writings: a study with application to English-speaking Methodist churches in peninsular Malaysia, Roger G. Senior

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Building church identity by understanding the inner diversity of the Korean immigrant church, Jung Suk Seo

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The characteristics of quality leadership in effective church administration, Philip B.S. Sesay

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People with a mind to work: exploring the impact of administration on volunteers in the local church, George E. Sherman

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How to plant churches effectively in a fast changing multi-cultural society, Linda Wai-Ling Shum

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The pastor's personal friendships: conflicts, boundaries, and benefits, David B. Simmons

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Life coaching to encourage the practice of spiritual disciplines at North Richland Hills Baptist Church, Mark Spence

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From humiliation to humility: an analysis of the explicit and implicit manifestations of TAPEINOS in the New Testament, Chia Mei Tan

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Enhancing the effectiveness of pastoral caregiving and counseling among Indian Malayalee pastors, Babu Thomas

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A missional approach to discipleship in the United Methodist Church, Sara B. Thomas

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Out of the storehouse treasures new and old : toward an epistemology for a new day, Ellen L. Tillotson

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African American women as critical transformational leaders in praxis at the early education level, Talaya L. Tolefree

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Shine : a conceptual, organizational, and praxis model for evangelism leadership in a globalized context, Samuel Simon Werunga Wanyonyi

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Doing ministry in a weary land, Patricia Ann Wells Mayfield

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Broad church to the narrow way: moving from membership to empowered discipleship at St. Thomas' Church, John Paul Westin

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Exploring the theological and ethical aspects of the father-son metaphor and warrior traditions for the initiation of boys into mature manhood, Joseph Franklin Whalen Jr

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"All who keep her are unto life": Sophia and divine gender in the pneumatology of Irenaeus' Demonstration of the apostolic preaching, James B. Wiegel

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Calling, crises, and commitment: an exploratory study of the practices, principles and perspectives of resilient pastoral leaders, Taylor Williams

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Understanding factors that contribute to long-term succesful pastorates among African-American pastors : servant leadership, self-differentiation, and finishing well, Wilbur Dayton Winborne Sr.

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Preaching holiness for spiritual transformation in a postmodern church, Dwayne Winterberg

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The impossibility of theological common ground in the current Christian/Islamic dialogue of a common word, Bradley James Yops

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An Orthodox understanding of the atonement, William Joseph Zebrun

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Living on the edge : physical relocation to marginalized space for privileged U.S. Christians looking to change the world -- or at least a slice of it, Steven Andrews

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Imagine that: demystifying the imagery of Biblical apocalypse for the twenty-first century preacher, Susan M. Arnold

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The spiritual formation of prospective deacons: an inside-out process, Olivier Bala

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Law and gospel distinctions in evangelistic preaching: a homiletical analysis of twenty sermons delivered by the Reverend Billy Graham during the 1958 Charlotte crusad, R. Wayne Bearden Jr

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Godly consensus: a decision-making process in the local church, Timothy C. Bhajjan

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Living as God exists : a critical analysis of the ethical implications of John D. Zizioulas' concept of Trinitarian personhood for the construction of a contemporary Trinitarian praxis, Keith Christopher Braddy

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A spiritual gifts guide can be developed to help a historically African American church discover its spiritual gifts to effectively serve its multi-ethnic community, LaDelle Brooks

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Deeper roots of faith for young people through ancient Christian spirituality, Braddon R. Brown

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God's voice for the digital age: biblical authority in a Wikipedia world, Garrett Brown

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Missional renewal resources for evangelizing Lutheran congregations in postmodern North American culture, Richard Michael Brown

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A design for continuing education in biblical holiness preaching, Duane C. Brush

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The entrepreneurial church: mobilizing the church to bring restoration to a community in Chattanooga, Tennessee, David J. Burke

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A study of pastoral care for the management of conflicts among church members: the leadership of the reconciliation, Bok Gyu Choi

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Toward discerning a new imagination: missional leadership for the transformation of a denominational agency, Moses Chung

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An exoneration of the Gospel of Matthew from the accusation of anti-Semitism, Fabrizio Cicconi

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An ethnographic study of hamlets of hope: a transformational ministry model moving people of promise from pulpit and pew to pavement, Cheryl Louise Cook

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The role of outsiders working in communities of the poor, David Coz Crosscombe

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Promissio spei: God's eschatological action in the church, Richard Davenport

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Spiritual pilgrimage as a ritual of healing for warriors in transition suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Eric O. Dean

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Emotional healing through the music of worship, Valerie J. De La Torre

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Igniting a church-planting movement within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Roger A. Dermody

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Being boundary breakers: Muslim-Christian dialogue in small churches : a process for breaking our barriers to the full recognition of the human dignity of all, Susan Hyde Fellows

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Helping troubled first-term sailors on an aircraft carrier experience God's forgiveness and avoid recidivism, Cameron Hoover Fish

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Obstacles that American suburban middle-class culture creates for the follower of Christ : how the growing influence of sports, provides clues for compelling models of discipleship, Stephen Gahagen

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Human sexuality, homosexuality, and the public ministry of the Hispanic American church, with special reference to the New York greater metropolitan area, Wilfredo Garcia

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A study of online evangelism training for discipleship, Scott T. Gilbert

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An investigation of the contribution of Matthew 7:21-23 to the obedience theology of Matthew's gospel, Glenn W. Giles

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From suffering to holiness: a strategy for increasing faith through spiritual disciplines, Paul Guevara

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Mentoring ministers in the local African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Maurice A. Harden

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Helping marriages heal and recover from the effects of chemical addiction using formational prayer principles, Nyreia Harrington-Stephens

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A missionary spirituality: passion for God, compassion toward others, mission to the world, Donald Patrick Harris

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Literature and culture in conversation for the proclamation of the holy gospel, Jason W. Harvey

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Spirit-led planning at First Presbyterian Church Olathe, Kansas, Mark Hawke

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A study of the tasks and the effects of the Emmaus spiritual movement on the Korean churches, Tae Su Her

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Margin-making as a means of grace in re-envisioning discipleship at Houston Chinese Church, Cynthia K. Hong

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Bridging a cultural gap: forming genuine Christian community through praying the Psalms with people from congregation and community, Michael Wade Hoogeboom

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Closing the gap : best practices of selected Nazarene churches using Gallup Faith strengths training to increase member engagement in serving, Daryl E. Johnson

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A discipleship-driven church planting manual: beginning with the end in mind, Troy Johnson

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Preaching to a multi-ethnic audience to build unity, Edward A. Jones

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Damaged goods?: healing the relational damage of divorce, Timothy R. Jordan II

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Transforming believers into eschatological prophets: John and Paul's common view on the Spirit and mission, Michael Kares

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Spiritual fathering, Mark Kiekhaeffer

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Our wounds, God's healing : a journey from brokenness to reconciliation, Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne

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An examination of prayer styles: in search of bringing vitality to contemporary Christian prayer, Jeung Hee Kim

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Caring for our own: a ministry of doing restorative justice, Sonia Lynette King

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An ethnography of the contextual approach of community projects among the Yunnanese Chinese community in Lashio, Myanmar, James Mook Sum Lai

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An (enduring) ecclesiology: beyond the cultural captivity of the church, Chad D. Lakies

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"Clothed with power from on high" : a biblical theology of spiritual empowerment, Stephen Leckvold

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The Lamb of War : the divine warrior theme in the Gospel of John, Jonathan Lee

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A missiological study of Vietnamese diaspora, Thanh Trung Le

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Stewardship of the body: a weight loss ministry addressing gluttony in South Hills residents, Hilary Livingston

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The Adam-Christ comparison in Romans 5:12-21, Kent T. Maitland

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The role of the Holy Spirit in local church leadership, Wilson Mugambi M'Arimi

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A proposed dismissal process for PCUSA congregations seeking relief of conscience, Patrick H. McElroy

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Embodied integrity: realizing the Holy Spirit via the social field in ecumenical conversation, Russell L. Meyer

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A missional church: assessing and developing a missional climate in an established church, Matthew W. Morine

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Single Hmong mothers raising boys in an American urban culture, Pheng Moua

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Developing successful African-American female leaders in the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America, Susie C. Owens

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The resurrection power of prayer, spiritual direction and soul care from an African American perspective, Barbara Lewis Peacock

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All we need is within us now: leading positive transformation in the church through our strengths, Dustin Don Petz

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The missiological implications of the religious itinerary of a West African people: the case of the Anyii in Ghana, Joseph Quainoo

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Alien, orphan, enemy: religious accommodation for non-theists in the United States Navy, Jeffrey C. Quinn

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Disciplemaking practices of small African American churches, Herbert L. Rhedrick Jr

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Pilgrimage: place and remembrance in spiritual formation, John Richter

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Affirming the suffering identity: re-writing suffering narratives of the Korean-American immigrants through small group Bible study, Kye Moo Ryu