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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Creating a process to develop the lives and leadership contributions of short-term mission participants, Janet K. F. Farley

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The impact of a consumeristic culture on youth ministry and the identity formation of mid-adolescents, Kris Fernhout

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Biblical motivation for church and social transformation : a case study of evangelical churches in Cameroon, Felix Gah Fimba

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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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A missional call to Faith Community Church to engage in the ministry of Christian hospitality, Timothy R. Fulkerson

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Healthy body, healthy spirit: addressing the clergy health crisis through caring for the body as the temple of the Holy, Scott Lee Freshwater Gallagher

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Be ye transformed: creating communities of greater spiritual practice where processes of transformation can flourish, Jack Chavis Gause

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It has not yet appeared what we shall be: a reconsideration of the imago Dei in light of those with severe cognitive disabilities, George C. Hammond

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Blended online learning as an effective tool for making disciples in the 21st century, David S. Hampson

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A simple model for homiletics, Sam Hannon Hannon

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Sanctification: recovering the divine likeness in the early church, Joel Trey Harmon

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An analysis of the attributive participle and the relative clause in the Greek New Testament, Michael E. Hayes

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Christ and the marginalized: bringing refuge to the broken, Elizabeth Hernandez

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A theology of creation lived out in Christian hymnody, Beth June Hoeltke

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Exponential reproduction: coaching small group leaders to mentor, motivate, and move on at Woodside Church, Douglas C. Hoglund

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Be the change agent: engaging culture change of a stagnant and dysfunctional church, Lie Hsu

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Cultivating resilience in ministry: leadership practice in crisis and transition, Vicki Loflin Hughes

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Elderly suicide and biblical counseling, Yeung-Ah Hwang

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The preacher and the message: preaching to older adults, Jamile Douglas Jacobs

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A strategy for spiritual formation for the young adults at Victory Baptist Church, W. Edward Jenkins

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A redemptive model for church planting in the African-American context, Jermaine Nathaniel Johnson

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The training of spiritual directors in the Anglican Diocese of New England, Susan Johnson Skillen

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Discipleship as adoption: a model for late adolescent faith development at Trinity Baptist Church, Raleigh, Andrew E. Jung

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Applying twelve step principles of recovery in spiritual formation groups at Jupiter First Church, Deborah P. Kaiser-Cross

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The distinctives of spiritual development at The Master's College, Joseph Keller

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The importance of pathos in interpreting biblical narrative, Euksu Kim

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Biblical counseling program for juveniles addicted to the Internet, Mang Kyu Kim

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A study of intergenerational conflict between pastors in Korean American immigrant churches, Se Hwan Isaiah Kim

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A great commission for the 21st century: transforming the international student diaspora into a global church planting movement, Seth S. Kim

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Contemplative worship in the style of Taizé: the impact of song, scripture, and silence, William Brian Kirby

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God's initiates: an African contextual theology, James Zokaya Labala

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An ethnographic study of the relief ministries of the Oasis Chapel and missiological implications for relational missiology in Japan, Sin Lun Law

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Preaching the parables of Jesus in the 21st century church, John William Leprohon

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A process for integrating ex-offenders into local faith communities through reconciliation, Michael A. Leshon

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Starting new United Methodist churches: reaching African Americans in the new millennium, Candace M. Lewis

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Created for unity: biblical principles of marriage, Paul E. Linzey

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Be transformed by the renewing of your mind: the role of the mind in Pauline spiritual formation, Robert G. Lledo

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Leadership excellence : developing the next leaders to excel in the large Hmong church, Samuel Ly

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Radical, gospel, transformative hospitality of place, Jaqueline Elise Madison-McCreary

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Equipping and empowering of the people of God in doing Missio Dei in Himo Parish, Gideon G. Maghina

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A redemptive leadership development model for African-American women entering ministry, Nicole Lynne Massie Martin

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'Where was God when Sagrario needed him?' : atonement's answer to suffering and a Trinitarian response, Dannis M. Matteson

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Creating a comprehensive strategic preaching plan that leads believers to become fully devoted followers of Christ, Brad Marshall McConnaughey

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An analysis of four transitional events between kingdom and the eternal state, Darryl E. McConnell

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The Jamaican church: a supportive family system in times of crisis, Ruthlyn McLarty

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Nurturing a Christian identity in adolescents at Grand Ledge Baptist Church, Brian M. McLaughlin

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Providing pastoral care to the military, veterans, and their families through church hospitality, David Earl McLean

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A childlike faith: how the church disciples covenant children, Roelof D. Meintjes

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Hispanic church planting in Chicago, Scott Millar

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Mission beyond commission: empowered by the Holy Spirit; a strategic approach for effective ministry to Navy SEALs, Wesley J. Modder

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Equipping Citylife adults to navigate the faith formation stages of doubt and spiritual darkness, Lynn Moresi

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Preaching good news to the poor: theological assumptions about the Kingdom of God and their effect on Bible translation, Charles Arthur Mortensen

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The charismatic movement In The Orthodox Church, Bogdan Neacsiu

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The relationship between early morning prayer attendance and spiritual maturity in the Korean North American church context, Jason Noh

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The art of disciple-making: applying principles from Christ's training of the twelve to small group ministry, Steven E. Norris

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Developing a curriculum for the training of pastors as agents of communal reconciliation in post-conflict South Sudan, Charles S. North

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Worshipping meaningfully: the complementary dynamics of liturgy and theology in worship, Joseph Tom Omolo

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Factors encouraging or impeding the process of making disciples among Chinese scholars in the United States, Glendon Osborn

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Capturing the power of mid-sized, mission-focused groups: missional communities at Open Door Church, Scott S. Palmbush

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A study on the relationship between servant leadership style and the growth of traditional churches in Korea, Min Koo Park

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Qualities and practices of effective mentors of army chaplains, Mark Allen Penfold

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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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Authority and apostolicity in Irenaeus of Lyons, Tracy Lee Russell

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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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Shifting to a missional culture at First Presbyterian Church of Houston, Andrew Stepp

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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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Prophets and councils: the fall of the Montanist movement in the city of Carthage, Stephen Andrew Alspach

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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