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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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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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Creating a pious scribe: the authorial prayers as scribal formation in the book of Sirach, David A. Skelton

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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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Till we are fully formed: a conceptual investigation of a Christian spiritual formation paradigm in the English-speaking Presbyterian churches in Malaysia, Alex Tang

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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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'Looking back along life's trodden way ...": a study of how Christina Rossetti's retrieval of the legacy of the Medieval mystics shaped her identity as a woman, a writer, and a Christian, Danae Ann Yankoski

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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 story of perfection: the narrative transmission of Christian perfection in eighteenth-century British Methodism, Amy Caswell Bratton

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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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The beginnings of the Wenzhou Church: how the cross-cultural engagement of the first missionaries to Wenzhou gave birth to the 'Jews of China, ' 1866-1911, Rachel Erickson-Rui

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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

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The doctrine of creatio ex nihilo and natural theology in the thought of Thomas Aquinas, Yonghua Ge

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Love, participation, and the trinitarian life: St. Augustine's theology of union in the Confessions, Henry Michael Glowasky

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A study on spiritual formation: lay leader's spiritual formation by using the Jesus prayer and Lectio divina, In Duk Gu

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Meeting Christ at the table, carrying him to the streets : the eucharist as empowerment for community ministry, Nina George Hacker

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Romans 6:12-13 ; 12:1-2 and the issue of progressive sanctification: not an argument for a crisis dedication experience, Insook Han

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Healing shame wounds : the impact of Healing care group curriculum on Breakthrough male alumni, Mark E. Hanson

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Aspects of spirituality that promote healing and growth among OIF/OEF veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Lee Guilford Harms

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Between Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu : considering migration and Christian mission in the twenty first century, Peter J. Harrits

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Underdeveloped agents of the mission: empowering children to use their spiritual gifts, Elizabeth Horn

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Integrating the charismatic experience into parish worship and ministry, C. Clark Hubbard

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Finding one's unique place and purpose in the world, Mark Alan Hudson

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Preaching to the next generation of Hispanic Americans in the southwest: applying Aristotle's three proofs to third-generation Mexican-Americans, José G. Izaguirre

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A complicated peace: the problem of passivism in Canadian Anabaptist-Mennonite peacemaking, Jonathan Janzen

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Information literacy curricula at a nontraditional seminary, Sis Mukbil Jesse

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Luther on the priesthood of all believers and vocation: as a means for moving the laity toward more active ministry, John Foster Johnson

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Preaching to shape a holy people, Mark R. Johnson

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A study on recovering intimacy for elderly couples through the sexuality centered education program Silver Academy, 9988 Happy Life, Kian Ka

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Helping five survivors of suicide to find God's healing, Anna W. Karanja

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"We persuade ([peithomen] people" (2 Cor 5:11): Paul's ministry of persuasion at Corinth, Hayoung Kim

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A study of healing for depressed Christians through mindfulness spirituality practice, Hwa Soon Kim

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A "suicide prevention education and advocacy" program designed to help local churches and communities recognize the value of life and prevent suicides, Suk-Ki Kim

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Nahum reconsidered : the rhetoric of violence and divine justice, Justin James King

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Between faithfulness to the people and fidelity to Christ : the role of the church in Croatia in process of personal forgivennes [i.e. forgiveness] and social reconciliation, Milan Knezovc

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"As good as it gets" : a review and consideration of "healing prayer", its theological and ministry implications, and the hope for change it evokes, Henry Kranenburg

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John Wesley's liturgical revision: a pattern for reshaping worship for post-Christian America, Lawrence A. Lacher

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Developing Great Commission strategies for Chinese Christian Church of Oxnard, California, Kan-Chor Lam

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Training Filipinos for cross-cultural ministry : towards a Filipino perspective, James R. Latzko

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Apostolic trauma : healing the body of Christ from post traumatic stress disorder, Mark Chong Lee

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The technologizing of faith: an ethnographic study of the Internet practices of Christian university students evaluated in light of the work of Marshall McLuhan and Albert Borgmann, Yu-Ling Lee

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Caring for families changed by mental illness, Tina Leigh Lightner-Morris

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Christ confronts us in Colossians : a preaching and teaching program on the person, titles and work of Christ for the Community Presbyterian Church (USA) of Edison, New Jersey, Kenneth Joseph Macari

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Deconstruction, hermeneutics, and the Book of Job : a comparative analysis and critique of two deconstructive readings of the epilogue (42:7-17), Alexander Duncan Maclean