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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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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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Developing a strategy to strengthen the Christian discipleship of Kachin youth in Myanmar, Maw San Awng

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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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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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Leadership strategies to cultural transition at Message of Peace Church, Fernando Carvalho

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Isaiah in 1 Peter: a case study in the New Testament's interpretive method, Taido Jason Chino

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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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Life together in the light of the covenant of grace: the relationship of James Durham's Concerning scandal to his covenant theology, Nicholas Davelaar

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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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Form, formation, and deformation: why in-person and online Master of Divinity programs cannot be said to be equivalent as regards spiritual formation, Page Lewis Gutacker

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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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Hans Urs von Balthasar and the suffering of God: Balthasar's christological Analogia entis and the doctrine of divine impassibility, David Robert Henderson

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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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A cultural shift and renewed focus on outreach and evangelism for Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Matthew A. Hoyt

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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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A tale of two 'Scripture pilgrims': a selective comparison of John Bunyan's The Pilgrims Progress and Wu Cheng'En's The Journey to the West, Robert D. 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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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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Beyond prison bars: the intersection of the perspectives of Christians working in the anti-sex trafficking field in Kolkata, West Bengal, India and the theory of restorative justice, Samantha S. Miller

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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