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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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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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Jeremiah, exegesis, and the rule of faith: theological interpretation in practice, David Jeffrey Klein

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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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Divine madness: the psychological and spiritual sufferings of Christopher Smart, William Cowper and Samuel Johnson in their eighteenth century English context, Mark William 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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In other words : παράφρασις and the intertextuality of Jude and 2 Peter, Jacob A. Lollar

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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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The ugliness of truth and the search for meaning: an exploration of art in Friedrich Nietzsche and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Daniel L. Nelson

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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 ethical worldview of St. John Climacus, Brandon Pierce

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Scripture as divine self-disclosure: what a literary reading of the Achan narrative set in the contexts of the Christian biblical canon and the history of interpretation reveals about God's character, Jared Kulunerk Power

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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

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A "cross culture" for the Christian community: the importance of biblical interpretations of the cross of Jesus Christ for relationships in the Church, Thomas Salamoni

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Developing a manual for church planting in an Arabic context, Yousef Sarkes

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Creative attentions: a theo-philosophical exploration of the image of the peasant in the art of Vincent Van Gogh, Leo Tolstoy, and Gerard Manley Hopkins (1885-1889), Rod Schellenberg

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After the book: faith formation in a transmedia culture, Clint Schnekloth

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Synergistic use of multiple translations within inductive Bible study, John D. Schwandt

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Developing an organizational environment to enhance and multiply effective ministry at Wallenstein Bible Chapel, Ontario: lessons learned from a pond, Ronald Alan Seabrooke

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A research on the pastoral care for the marginalized children through John Wesley's social welfare ministry result in the community center for children care of Neulmanna Methodist Church, Eul Ter Shim

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Home groups with purpose: bringing church renewal and strengthening spiritual relationships at First Presbyterian Church, Milton, Pennsylvania, Stephen G. Shirk

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Nurturing adolescent lifelong discipleship: implementing a hermeneutic of "adoption" at St. Paul United Methodist Church, David S. Showalter

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Systemic abandonment of Latino mid-adolescents residing in less ethnically populated urban communities of the midwest, Nelson Silva

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Understanding the power of relationships in the healing of trauma : a guide for caregivers of adolescent children, Martha J. Smith

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Life in the spirit: a post-Constantinian and Trinitarian account of the Christian life, Andreá De Von Snavely

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The gift of dread: the pre-faith experience of existential angst, Albert D. Spalding Jr

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The biblical text of Pelagius in his commentary on 2 Corinthians: a new reconstruction, Wilbert P. Stelzer

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Toward hermeneutical integrity in preaching the literary forms of the Bible, Russell St. John

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Sex trafficking within the Washington, DC, Metropolitan area Black church community: a call and response, Lauri Ann Swann

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Reading Exodus 12:1-13:16 with the church: the implications of Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics for Biblical interpretation, Rachel Sarah Toombs

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Optimizing translation training at Canada Institute of Linguistics, Edgar Douglas Trick

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Raising and multiplying leaders for the Vietnamese Ministries in Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference-U.S., Tu Anh Truong

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The implicit made explicit: Kingdom doctrine in Pauline pneumatology and ethics, Brian Hsin-Cheng Tung

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Enhancing Christian presence with Christian influence in Uganda : a quest for transformative spirituality, Julius Danstun Twongyeirwe

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Making disciples: reclaiming the heart and soul of the church at the cross through transformational accountability, John A. Vacchiano

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Mending broken people : the healing and transforming power of forgiveness emulating Jesus Christ in words and in deeds, Frantzo Saint Val

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Developing a ministry model that addresses the needs of Liberian refugees suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, Samuel Vansiea

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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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Conversion and transformation in the contemporary Chinese context, Eirene Khean-Cheng Wee

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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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An uncertain sound?: religion and politics in Tractarian thought (1833-1841), Benjamin Daniel Amundgaard

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Reformed epistemology and Christian apologetics: a critical study in the epistemology of religious belief, Anthony Bakerdjian

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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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Strands of John: a study guide to encounter the living Word of John's Gospel, Carl Billings

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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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Reflective juxtaposition: reorienting our interpretations of foundational Christian and allusive literary intertexts, Susan Kennedy Carter

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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 study of evangelical Christians' practices concerning film-watching at a Vancouver Evangelical Church, Richard Evans

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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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Reframing evangelical pastoral approaches to Christian sexuality and relationships in light of the formation of the "self" in Western culture, Jonathan S. Grant

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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