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Sickness And Healing : A Critical Analysis Of The Responses Of Christians Within The Methodist/Wesleyan Tradition In Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Guenson Charlot May 2019

Sickness And Healing : A Critical Analysis Of The Responses Of Christians Within The Methodist/Wesleyan Tradition In Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Guenson Charlot

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of An Expository Sermon Series On The Book Of Jonah To Produce Cognitive, Attitudinal, And Behavioral Change At Crossroads Umc In Washington, Illinois, Jason B. Woolever May 2019

The Effectiveness Of An Expository Sermon Series On The Book Of Jonah To Produce Cognitive, Attitudinal, And Behavioral Change At Crossroads Umc In Washington, Illinois, Jason B. Woolever

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Leadership Development For Micro-Communities : Developing Leaders In United Methodist Micro-Communities, G. Anthony Mcphail Jr. May 2019

Leadership Development For Micro-Communities : Developing Leaders In United Methodist Micro-Communities, G. Anthony Mcphail Jr.

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Engaging Sacred Space And Experiencing God In The Mountains: A Study Of The Non-Traditional Worship Environment Of Mountain Cathedrals, An Ecumenical Meetup Group Based In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Brendan Isaiah Nixon Apr 2019

Engaging Sacred Space And Experiencing God In The Mountains: A Study Of The Non-Traditional Worship Environment Of Mountain Cathedrals, An Ecumenical Meetup Group Based In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Brendan Isaiah Nixon

Geography ETDs

This paper focuses on the non-traditional Christian worship site of Mountain Cathedrals in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I argue that affectual and emotional responses are elicited from the congregants of Mountain Cathedrals through the process of sacralization. It is shown that Christian worship in a non-traditional outdoor setting affects the ways in which the congregants engage with, participate in, and create sacred space. I survey current literatures of sacred space, the contemporary Christian church, and non-traditional worships spaces. Using the literature as a backdrop, I utilize Mountain Cathedrals as a case study for understanding the ways in which sacred space is ...


Perceptions Of The Discipleship Process In The Methodist Church In Kenya : A Study On Discipleship In Context Using The Kenyan Experience, Susan Nkatha Barriu Murithi Mar 2019

Perceptions Of The Discipleship Process In The Methodist Church In Kenya : A Study On Discipleship In Context Using The Kenyan Experience, Susan Nkatha Barriu Murithi

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Understanding Muhammad's Interaction With The Church, Devonte Narde Sep 2018

Understanding Muhammad's Interaction With The Church, Devonte Narde

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

My research focuses on understanding Muhammad’s (the Islamic prophet) interaction with what he perceived to be the Christian church to find out why his understanding of Biblical narratives and theology is incorrect. With this information, Christians should reintroduce Christian scripture and theology to Muslims since Muhammad’s rejection of Christian doctrine is based on associating wrong texts as authoritative Christian teaching. The following questions that shape this research are: What possible sources did Muhammad use to learn about biblical narratives and themes? What did the first Muslims think about the canonical gospels of Jesus? How did early Muslims view ...


Introibo Ad Altare Dei Exploring The Cross, The Mass, And The Last Supper, Jeffrey Rother Jul 2018

Introibo Ad Altare Dei Exploring The Cross, The Mass, And The Last Supper, Jeffrey Rother

School of Divinity Master’s Theses and Projects

This work is divided into three chapters. The first chapter discusses the idea of sacrifice in general. Section 1 considers contemporary and ancient notions of its importance, taking its point of departure whether sacrifice is or is not a central concept in Christian worship and salvation. Section 2 explores natural sacrifices, those sacrifices of all non-Hebrew or Christian origin. Section 3 explores the sacrifices present and defined in the Old Testament. The second chapter discusses the Passion and Death of Christ. Section 1 centers on the Passion and the Last Supper, giving particular consideration to the Passover. Section 2 discusses ...


Missional Discipleship Initiative : Coaching Leaders To Develop A Discipling Culture Within Hispanic Congregations Of The Mennonite Church Usa, Marvin Lorenzana May 2018

Missional Discipleship Initiative : Coaching Leaders To Develop A Discipling Culture Within Hispanic Congregations Of The Mennonite Church Usa, Marvin Lorenzana

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


From Entrance To Engagement : Experiences That Connect New Attendees In A Faith Community, Alan E. Johnson May 2018

From Entrance To Engagement : Experiences That Connect New Attendees In A Faith Community, Alan E. Johnson

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Introduction To Theology For Ministry, Jeffery S. Gates May 2018

Book Review: Introduction To Theology For Ministry, Jeffery S. Gates

Library Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


“Your Miracle Is On The Way”: Oral Roberts And Mediated Pentecostalism In Africa, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu Apr 2018

“Your Miracle Is On The Way”: Oral Roberts And Mediated Pentecostalism In Africa, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Oral Roberts is perhaps the first North American Pentecostal preacher to have a truly global ministry. Th is article discusses his influence on Pentecostalism in Africa through the holding of evangelical healing crusades around the world and also hosting a worldwide media ministry through the use of radio, television, and the distribution of books and magazines. Th rough these visits and media ministry, Oral Roberts inspired and influenced many leading Pentecostal leaders in Africa, including the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of Nigeria and Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams of Ghana. An important and enduring influence of the ministry of Oral Roberts in ...


Witchcraft, The Occult, And The Church, Bruce Bauer Apr 2018

Witchcraft, The Occult, And The Church, Bruce Bauer

Bruce Bauer

This paper suggests that fear, unwillingness to talk about witchcraft issues, ignorance concerning the protecting power of God, embrace of a powerless Christianity, a weak grounding in the Word of God and several other factors and conditions have permitted witchcraft and occult practices to exist among members in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Several practical steps are then listed that can be taken to reduce such practices.


God's Faithfulness On The Journey: Reflections By Rostered Women Of Color, Rosetta E. Ross Jan 2018

God's Faithfulness On The Journey: Reflections By Rostered Women Of Color, Rosetta E. Ross

Spelman College Faculty Publications

Expressing stories of joy and pain, thankfulness and celebration, “God’s Faithfulness on the Journey” explores the stories of more than 40 ELCA rostered women of color. The essay-style collection of stories, poems, music and imagery gives voice to the women of color who serve faithfully throughout the church. The narratives chronicle a shared experience through the church’s call process while honoring the families, mentors and supporters who journeyed with them and give praise to an always faithful God.


Kind And True, Joanna P. Moore Jan 2018

Kind And True, Joanna P. Moore

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Collection 0076: Papers Of Alex V. Bills, 1906-1999, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections Jan 2018

Collection 0076: Papers Of Alex V. Bills, 1906-1999, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The collection consists of 88 boxes of material. Contents date throughout the 20th century, but mostly span the 1970s-1980s. The principal focus of the collection is the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement in the United States. The archival collection includes periodicals, articles, topical research files, conference and ministry documents, audio and video recordings, bibliographies, address books and directories documenting the Pentecostal, Latter Rain, charismatic, and Third Wave movements in American church history. The 4,000 volume book collection has been added to the David Allan Hubbard Library’s Special Collections. The entire collection was originally known as the Charles Parham ...


Collection 0066: Duane Pederson Jesus People International And Hollywood Free Paper Collection, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections Jan 2018

Collection 0066: Duane Pederson Jesus People International And Hollywood Free Paper Collection, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The Duane Pederson Jesus People International and Hollywood Free Press Collection consists of material dating throughout the latter half of the 20th century, but the bulk of the collection covers the decade from 1969-1979. The principal focus of the collection is the Jesus People movement. Formats include periodicals, books, correspondence, newsletters, manuscripts, photographs, other forms of media, and memorabilia.

The collection includes a complete set of all issues of the Hollywood Free Paper, various Jesus People publications, ministry newsletters, correspondence, recordings, films, posters, artwork, memorabilia, and over 15,000 photos preserved by Duane Pederson. Awards, clippings, and other documentation ...


The Devil Of The Missionary Church: The White Fathers And Catholic Evangelization In Zambia, Bernhard Udelhoven Dec 2017

The Devil Of The Missionary Church: The White Fathers And Catholic Evangelization In Zambia, Bernhard Udelhoven

Journal of Global Catholicism

This article examines how Western Catholic missionaries in Zambia dealt with claims of witchcraft and Satanism. Within an analytic frame that draws upon cultural history, theology, and anthropology the article also considers how African Christians appropriated missionary notions of the devil.


A Case Study Of Disciple-Making Practices Of The Korean Immigrant Churches In The United States : The Principles Of Reproduction In Disciple-Making, Sung Hyuk Nam Oct 2017

A Case Study Of Disciple-Making Practices Of The Korean Immigrant Churches In The United States : The Principles Of Reproduction In Disciple-Making, Sung Hyuk Nam

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Pentecost Journal Of Theology And Mission, Vol.2, No.1, August 2017, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Kirsteen Kim, William Kay, Andrew Davies, Emmanuel Anim, Ruth Wall, Amos Yong Aug 2017

Pentecost Journal Of Theology And Mission, Vol.2, No.1, August 2017, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Kirsteen Kim, William Kay, Andrew Davies, Emmanuel Anim, Ruth Wall, Amos Yong

Pentecost Journal of Theology and Mission

We are pleased to share with you the second edition of the Pentecost Journal of Theology and Mission (PJTM). We are indeed delighted and encouraged by the enthusiastic uptake of our frst issue, July 2016, on Pentecostalism, Migration and World Christianity. An aim of the PJTM is to provide a space for critical reflection on contemporary issues of theology and mission from Pentecostal perspectives that will have practical and transformative impact on the life of the individual, the church and society. The Editors have discovered that such a “space” does not exist without its creation, and the work of creation ...


Supplanting The Wrong With The Right: A Synoptic Overview Of Christian And Islamic Reactions Towards The Subject Of Heresy, Brett G. Barnard May 2017

Supplanting The Wrong With The Right: A Synoptic Overview Of Christian And Islamic Reactions Towards The Subject Of Heresy, Brett G. Barnard

Lawrence University Honors Projects

Whenever there is a faith that is claiming to be the “one true religion,” just what is it that defines that most sinister of opposition known as “heresy?” Is it the choices made by these aforementioned “heretics” to hold beliefs that are contrary to the mainstream? Or is the way in which “orthodox” authorities have historically asserted their own superiority while legally eliminating the competition? When overlooking monotheistic belief systems that claim universal theological authority, such as Christianity and Islam, what stands out the most is the fact that the greatest threat almost always comes not from exterior rivals, but ...


The Influence Of The African Traditional Religion Worldview On The Communication Of The Gospel In The Churches In Bamenda, Cameroon, Ncham Godwill Chiatoh May 2017

The Influence Of The African Traditional Religion Worldview On The Communication Of The Gospel In The Churches In Bamenda, Cameroon, Ncham Godwill Chiatoh

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Short Term Missions As Discipleship : Best Practices For Real Life Impact, Mark A. Byrom May 2017

Short Term Missions As Discipleship : Best Practices For Real Life Impact, Mark A. Byrom

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


From Infancy To Maturity : Effective Discipleship Practices Of Nazarene Churches, Anthony M. Sparrow May 2017

From Infancy To Maturity : Effective Discipleship Practices Of Nazarene Churches, Anthony M. Sparrow

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Revive Us Again : Intergenerational Ministry As A Strategy For The Revitalization Of Bongshin Church In Seoul, Korea, Jung Jun Kim May 2017

Revive Us Again : Intergenerational Ministry As A Strategy For The Revitalization Of Bongshin Church In Seoul, Korea, Jung Jun Kim

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Following Our Rabbi : Discovering An Apprentice Model Of Discipleship, Judith L. Ransbottom-Stallons May 2017

Following Our Rabbi : Discovering An Apprentice Model Of Discipleship, Judith L. Ransbottom-Stallons

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Cultures Of Intentional Connection : Effective Ministry Practices Of Congregations With Their Daycares And Schools, Mark C. Caldwell May 2017

Cultures Of Intentional Connection : Effective Ministry Practices Of Congregations With Their Daycares And Schools, Mark C. Caldwell

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Missional Virtues In Leadership : Assessing The Role Of Character Strengths Of Christian Social Entrepreneurs In Creating Missional Organizations, William Eric Manuel Apr 2017

Missional Virtues In Leadership : Assessing The Role Of Character Strengths Of Christian Social Entrepreneurs In Creating Missional Organizations, William Eric Manuel

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study On The Reputation Of Religion And Its Influence On South Korean Christianity, Shin-Ho Choi Apr 2017

A Study On The Reputation Of Religion And Its Influence On South Korean Christianity, Shin-Ho Choi

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Five Practical Steps For Increasing Church Membership: A Case Study Of First Baptist Church Of Venice, Florida, Christopher Cornette Apr 2017

Five Practical Steps For Increasing Church Membership: A Case Study Of First Baptist Church Of Venice, Florida, Christopher Cornette

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The Bible implores Christians to commit themselves to one another for spiritual growth and personal accountability. This valuable mandate is best recognized in the New Testament as the local church. Many church leaders do not aggressively seize the opportunity to engage church attenders in making the church membership commitment. This thesis project will analyze and investigate the church membership growth processes of ten churches in three different denominations. This author will interview in depth the senior staff members as it relates to their effectiveness in moving attenders to church members compared with First Baptist Church of Venice. This church has ...


Reproducing The Capitalist Patriarchy In The Evangelical Christian Sexual Purity Movement: A Feminist Christian’S Concern And Hope, Hannah K. Griggs Jan 2017

Reproducing The Capitalist Patriarchy In The Evangelical Christian Sexual Purity Movement: A Feminist Christian’S Concern And Hope, Hannah K. Griggs

Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award

Through a feminist lens, this essay will explore modern expressions of the conservative evangelical Christian purity movement, including Christian sex manuals, abstinence-only education programs, and purity balls. To begin, I will explain the most important facets of my own feminist theory, which draws from existentialist, socialist, and postmodern feminisms. Using this unique combination of theories, I will attempt to reconcile my deeply held Christian and feminist beliefs about sex. Finally, I will propose a solution that honors both of these important parts of my identity. I assert that the Christian purity movement Others women reinforcing a gender binary, bending to ...