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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Episcopal Church: hope for unity and fruitful mission, Kent R. Walley

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From legalism to grace: bringing change to a congregation, Robert E. Walter

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The reconciling community: the missional mending of spiritual and social relationships through local church ministry, Charles H. Warnock III

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Navigating the waters in a cross-racial-cross-cultural appointment, Dale M. Weatherspoon

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Physicians and grief: spiritual, emotional, ethical, organizational and pastoral care implications, Jonathan S. Webster

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Cultivating godly leadership: a project to enrich leadership at a rural Black Baptist church, Alonza B. Williams

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Discipleship implications of the use of passive imperatives in First Peter, Andrew Christopher Yee

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The influence of indigenous Akan religious beliefs and practices on Pentecostal Christianity in Ghana : historical and theological analyses in the context of world Christianity, Aidan Kwame Ahaligah

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Similarities and differences between Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal leaders in understanding the anointing of the Holy Spirit, Astrid Aiyadurai

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A strategy for building Christlike character at The Way Christian Fellowship through lectionary preaching, Stephen Anthony Baron

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From generation to generation: developing relevant ministry among young adults, Clarence R. Brown

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A strategy for engaging students in spiritual formation for the Falls Church that reverses systemic abandonment, James Byrne

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Sacred space: a parish planning process, Gregory G. Caiazzo

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Forgiveness in resolving marital conflict among Korean immigrant baby-boomer couples at Calvary Mission Church in Los Angeles, Jin Wook Chang

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The Chinese diaspora in Africa : a pre-evangelistic ethnography of the Chinese diaspora in 21st century Africa, Lih-Chenh Chen

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Adolescent identity and the image of God: a paradigm for youth ministry praxis, Tom Combes

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A strategy for connecting military families to the local church through the military evangelist, Thomas Tine Cook

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An analysis of the relationship between physical exercise and the spiritual life of clergy, Gary Lawrence Cowper

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Seminar in family and congregation relationship process: formation practices for ministry in chaotic times, Kenton T. Derstine

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Ghanaian diaspora : a missiological study of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana congregations in the United States of America, Yaw Attah Edu-Bekoe

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A program for training urban pastors in Deliverance Church Uganda to transform their congregations from stagnation or decline to health and growth, Honorat Richard Epiu

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A phenomenological description of the impact of war-related trauma among the Murle people in Southern Sudan, Karen J. Fancher

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The sources for and use of the prophet Amos in the Book of Acts, Patrick S. Fowler

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The Holy Spirit and the heart: inaugurated realities of the new covenant in Paul, Joel W. Garman

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When cultural conflict comes to church : understanding the rurban collision, Martin D. Giese

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Contextual christology for Papua New Guineans, Doug Hanson

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Grieving with hope: maternal depression and the autistic child, G. Todd Hardin

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Integrating the pastoral care components of listening, prayer and presence for more effective funeral sermons, Naomi O. Harris

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Restoring congregational vitality through missional leadership cultivation, Robert Brandon Harris

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Don't hide the laundry: authentic engagements in faith sharing, Darryn Hewson

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Developing spiritual leaders in a multi-cultural church through preaching, Cliff Holladay

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Healing warriors : complexity of PTSD, psychological, and spiritual aspects of their treatment, Stanislaw Jasiurkowski

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A church on the move: how effective leadership can transform a congregation undergoing relocation, Sondra R. Jones

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Communitas: missional transition through the small group community, Timothy W. Jones

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The use and care of the fire on the altar: its significance throughout history, HyunEun Ellen Joo

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A "death education" program: preventing suicide among Korean army officers by helping them reflect on their lives, Jae Won Jung

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Cognitive disability and Christian faith: toward the onotological meaning of disability, Okki Kim

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From conversion to discipleship: a manual for training and developing disciples in the church ministry context, Victor S. Kim

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Can we give a witness?: how the church can maintain the integrity of its voice in the media spotlight during times of crisis, Kathleen Elaine Kind

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Communicating Christ in Myanmar: applying a "being present" mission strategy, Van Kung

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Tanner's appropriation of Cyril's doctrine of the Incarnation, Christopher Lau

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Evaluating the sustainability of inner healing as evidenced by transformed lives through Christ, reflecting new behavior, Sharon L. Gottfried Lewis

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Reaching the Mende Muslim with the gospel of Christ in the United States of America, John Samuel Loum

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Educating global citizens: interreligious programming for university students, Hope N. Luckie

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Transforming Indian communities : an innovative educational and ministry model, Saji K. Lukos

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"Mystics and prophets in the land of struggle" : a contextual mystico-prophetic spirituality in Catholic religious life in the Philippines, Pedro Roberto B. Manansala

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Jesus is Lord!: the contributions of E. Stanley Jones and the life transforming Christian Ashram Fellowship to this triumphant affirmation -- Jesus is Lord indeed!, Anne Mathews-Younes

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Messianic expectations among the Pharisees and the Zealots from the Maccabean period to the 66-70 C.E. Jewish revolt against Rome, James Daniel Mattern

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Creating an ars moriendi for our time: integrating spiritual practices into end of life care, Joseph Morrissette McGowan

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Reharmonizing Babel : a sacred and creative cultural journey, B. Naa-Abashie Moreaux

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One with the Master: a chronological study of union with Christ, Stephen N. Oliver

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Sharing Christ: worshipping the triune God in a secular environment, Elisabet Oman

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A practice of an artistic ministry based on the theology of arts : centering on the Gochon Church, Jeonghoon Park

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A communal leadership model for the postmodern worshipping community at The Experience, Michael E. Paulison

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Presenting himself as an approved worker: the narratological function of the prayers in the book of Nehemiah, Philip Werth Penhallegon

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Shattered : an analysis of Paul Tillich's experience in World War I and his search for healing, David W. Peters

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A manual to equip church leaders in the understanding and utilization of glocalizing urban youth culture in community ministry, Daniel S. Pyon

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Combat veterans with diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder: the effect of pastoral counseling on the family, Ricky Benard Reaves

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Cultural cues for expatriates in the Levant, including issues of honor and shame, Aru Reddy

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Assimilation through mentoring new members at a small, urban church, Ryan Richardson

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Global education for children in suburbia: discipleship for changing the world, Nanette E. Roberts

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And grace will lead me home: a guide for pilgrim journals, Paul H.W. Rohde

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A project on recovering the image of God through the holistic wholeness, Kyoo Eui Song

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"But not so with you": the pastor as a servant leader in the joint juture, Ingrid Svensson

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Differentiation in the perspicuity of Scripture and its effect on the application of Scripture's authority, Brian Henry Wagner

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Paul's positive religious affections, Mark L. Ward

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A historical and liturgical approach to A Service of Christian Marriage: John Wesley's service in the twenty-first century, Edwin Clifton Whitlock

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Becoming an interpretive community: leading River Life Covenant Church through narrative, metaphor and parable, Bret M. Widman

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The development of men from marginal existence to missional living, Troy Williams

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Stages of faith : applying current faith development research to a local church context, David Zirilli

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Transforming grace : challenges and gifts of Nigerian women in diaspora to parishes in the archdiocese of Chicago, Anne Arabome

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Immediate, intermediate or just a memory : is there warrant for life after death in Second Corinthians 5:1-10? A critique of Joel B. Green's exegesis of 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, David E. Barnhart

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Romans 5:12-21 : an exegetical investigation, Jonathan Bennett

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The primacy of the ministry of the Word in First and Second Timothy, Peter Berner

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Equipped to engage: a study of how SBC churches have been equipped to engage unreached and unengaged unreached people groups, J. Brad Bessent

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The house that God built: a blueprint for pastoral marriage ministry, Robert James Borger

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Calling, kingdom, and cultural engagement: recovering Christian spirituality for the public square, Frank Boswell

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Does safetalk equip airmen to intervene when a fellow military member is having suicidal thoughts?, William Jamie Braswell

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The church of the future: engaging theological entrepreneurship and the business of faith, Norman Bullock

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An exploration of the effectiveness of a men's teaching ministry within black evangelical churches, Gregory Allan Carthan

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Degrees of church discipline in the Pauline Epistles, Yea-Huei Chen

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The identification of TO PNEUMA in 1 Corinthians 5:5, Daniel Albert Chin

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Equal discipleship in the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK), Han Sang Cho

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Preaching a sigh: Søren Kierkegaard's discourse on Martin Luther's sermons, David Lawrence Coe

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Pitchin' tents: tent makers, farmer-preachers, teacher-preachers, and slave exhorters: a narrative pastoral model of nurture and care for the bivocational minister, Charles E. Collins

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Art as a means of grace: encountering God, growing spiritually, and experiencing community through creativity, Anne Collins Conover

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Piecing it together: quilting a life of reconciliation and redemption with women in prison, Rula Colvin

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The motif of hearing and seeing in Mark 4-8 : contributions to a missional reading of the second gospel, Jonathan P. Coody

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Because of their faith, they took action!: the story of the founding of Geneseo, Illinois, their part on the underground railroad, and the connection to the Charles Finney revivals, the Lane Rebellion, and the founding of Oberlin College, Monica Katusha Corsaro

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Integrity of heart and skillful hands: guiding the spiritual formation of undergraduate student worship leaders at Messiah College, Douglas M. Curry

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Theology drives methodology: a comparative study of the nature and means of conversion in the theology of Charles Grandison Finney and John Williamson Nevin, Karl Vincent Dahlfred

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Paradigm shift in missions: a history of Jerry A. Rankin's leadership to embrace Southern Baptist churches in the great commission task, Deryl Ray Davis

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Encountering God in the creative process: how to build an arts ministry in the local church, Kyle Maurice Dennis

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A welcoming life: developing and testing an immersion series study designed to help people reach out to and welcome the stranger in their midst, Mary Elizabeth Emond Dennis

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Doctrine after foundationalism, Robert Lewis Fossett

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The identification of stressors and their meaning for MTW career missionaries to Mexico, David L. Foster

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Gospel outreach to the Sikhs in the Internet age: biblical, theological, and practical approaches, Kuldip S. Gangar

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A training program for lay ministers to work in the church of China today, Ying Gao

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Honoring multiple covenants: managing the demands of family, calling and spouse's career within the United Methodist system of itinerant ministry, Charles Zacharias Gardner

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Establishing an online course on the biblical and theological foundations of dance ministry through Zion Center for Worship and the Arts, Teresa Jo Gardner