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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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Spirituality/religiosity and emotional symptom change at a faith-based residential treatment facility for adolescent males, Steffany Homolka

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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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The dynamics of time and location in salvation as developed by Jonathan Edwards in the History of the work of redemption, Willem Jacob Korving

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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

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I Clement's use of Isaiah, Isaac Britton Mann

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From hospitality to reconciliation: a way to move forward in dialog among Jewish, Muslim, and Christian people, Keith L. Marsden

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The initiative to engage listeners for preaching the gospel persuasively in postmodern American Evangelicalism, Jerry J. Marvel

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A strategy for building spiritual resilience in Marines using the Twenty-Third Psalm, Steven Randall Moses

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Baptism and the perichoresis : an educational retreat for healing prayer ministers, Andrea M. Mueller

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Their horses leap like leopards! : the Hebrew and Greek texts of Habakkuk 3:1-7, James A. E. Mulroney

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Reclaiming the ministry of teaching in the missional setting, Mary Holder Naegeli

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Who's on first? : the relationship between 1 Peter and the Pauline corpus through their common expression en Christo, H. John Nuxoll

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Member care needs for missionaries serving in high-risk locales, Nairy A. Ohanian

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Epistemic justification in the Pauline kerygma, Joshua A. Pagan

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Mentoring for spiritual formation of ministry students at Ohio Valley University, Glenn K. Pennington

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An academic strategy for the equipping of undergraduate youth ministry majors at Malone University, William P. Quigley

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The sign of glossolalia in 1 Corinthians 14:22, Marc Rose

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Senior pastor's mentoring ministry: from el patron to servant heart, Ricky Lynn Sanderford

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Popular religiosity among Roman Catholics in northwestern Argentina and the missiological implications for the communication of the Gospel, Sergio Rubén Schelske

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Self care for the fifty-plus generation at Immanuel Lutheran Church Puyallup, Washington, Edwin L. Schultze

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Major components contributing to member care throughout the life cycle of the missionary, James E. Smith

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To the ends of the earth: a manual for short-term mission trips, Stephen Sohns

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A study on enhancing the life of faith through social ministries for the poor, Chel San Son

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Back To The Garden: A Theology Of Productivity And Creativity, John W. Stanko

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Corinthians in light of Cassandra : Paul's writings on women and spirit-inspired speech in context, Olivia Stewart

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Toward a biblical theology of revival: an examination of Spirit baptism as the possible catalyst for revival, Kenneth Michael Stiles

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A study of the pastoral care project for enhancing communication between the senior parishioners and their adult children living far-off, Nakyoon Sung

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The role of the female pastor's husband in the House of God Church Pentecostal Holiness denomination, Jaqueline Mae Tuggle Taylor

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Multicultural churches: how do they facilitate spiritual growth and health?, Julie Tofilon

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Re-visioning local congregations as being the exhibition of the Kingdom of God to the world, James A. Tweedie

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The vision of a just king : the ethics of the royal Psalms, Jakob Valsson

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Lutheran literary influences on John Wesley's theology of mission, James R. Vermilya

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Ethics training for lay and professional church leaders in the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska, Kevin Walden

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Resembling the saints: a study on the apologetic significance of hagiography in Mechthild of Magdeburg's The flowing light of the Godhead, Steven Edra Watts

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The monergistic theme of participation in the anthropological soteriology of John Calvin: a dialogue with Maximus the Confessor, Clement Yung Wen

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Two instances of J. I. Packer's appropriation of the thoughts of John Owen and Richard Baxter: Packer's polemics against Keswick teachings and theological liberalism, Audrey Diane Williams

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The political theology and ethics of Karl Barth, Brian Alan Williams

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Facilitating church growth in central and eastern Uttar Pradesh, Myron Witmore