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Thriving : Effective Strategies For The Evangelism And Discipleship Of Emerging Adults, Aaron M. Kauffman Jul 2019

Thriving : Effective Strategies For The Evangelism And Discipleship Of Emerging Adults, Aaron M. Kauffman

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Possibility For Short-Term Missions Program In Activating Missional Effectiveness For Full Gospel Churches Of Kenya, Kiambu District, Michael G. Mwangi May 2019

The Possibility For Short-Term Missions Program In Activating Missional Effectiveness For Full Gospel Churches Of Kenya, Kiambu District, Michael G. Mwangi

ATS Dissertations

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Leadership Development In Progressive Pentecostal Churches : Three Case Studies From Nairobi, Kenya, Kennedy A. Kimiywe May 2019

Leadership Development In Progressive Pentecostal Churches : Three Case Studies From Nairobi, Kenya, Kennedy A. Kimiywe

ATS Dissertations

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The Role Of The Church In Poverty Eradication In Kenya : A Focus Of Africa Inland Church Kijabe Region, Simon K. Thiongo May 2019

The Role Of The Church In Poverty Eradication In Kenya : A Focus Of Africa Inland Church Kijabe Region, Simon K. Thiongo

ATS Dissertations

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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

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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

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We Have A Gospel : A Critique Of Salvation Narratives In The Salvation Army In Australia, Laithe J. Greenaway May 2019

We Have A Gospel : A Critique Of Salvation Narratives In The Salvation Army In Australia, Laithe J. Greenaway

ATS Dissertations

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Best Together : A Study On Best Practices For Developing Clergy Leaders In Groups, Matthew J. Pennington May 2019

Best Together : A Study On Best Practices For Developing Clergy Leaders In Groups, Matthew J. Pennington

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Beauty Of Change Continues : Effective Practices Of A Blended Ecology Of Church, Mark Dunwoody Apr 2019

The Beauty Of Change Continues : Effective Practices Of A Blended Ecology Of Church, Mark Dunwoody

ATS Dissertations

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Best Practices Of Merging Churches In A Multiethnic, Multicultural, And Multilingual Environment, Rodrigo Azofeifa Apr 2019

Best Practices Of Merging Churches In A Multiethnic, Multicultural, And Multilingual Environment, Rodrigo Azofeifa

ATS Dissertations

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A Theological Understanding Of Power For Poverty Alleviation In The Philippines With Special Reference To Us-Based Filipino Protestants In Texas, Yohan Hong Apr 2019

A Theological Understanding Of Power For Poverty Alleviation In The Philippines With Special Reference To Us-Based Filipino Protestants In Texas, Yohan Hong

ATS Dissertations

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Designing Non-Residential Theological Training Curriculum For Enph Vocational Ministers, Nixon A. Ng Apr 2019

Designing Non-Residential Theological Training Curriculum For Enph Vocational Ministers, Nixon A. Ng

ATS Dissertations

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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

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African Christians Or Christian Africans: Byang H. Kato And His Contextual Theology, Sochanngam Shirik Jan 2019

African Christians Or Christian Africans: Byang H. Kato And His Contextual Theology, Sochanngam Shirik

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Byang Henry Kato, a promising African Christian leader, passed away in 1975 at only 39 years of age. In spite of his brief career, he has left his imprint on the pages of African Christian history. He is not without his supporters and critics alike. It appears that while his critics have misunderstood him in some aspects, his supporters have not paid enough attention to his theological conviction and articulation. While this article aims at clarifying some of Kato's conviction, it also informs readers how, regardless of context and time, others can appreciate, learn, and even adopt some aspects ...


Testing The Homiletical Buoyancy Of James K. A. Smith's "Narrative Arc" Approach To The Fall, Logan Patriquin Jan 2019

Testing The Homiletical Buoyancy Of James K. A. Smith's "Narrative Arc" Approach To The Fall, Logan Patriquin

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Pastors have long been under-resourced when it comes to deciphering how to craft intelligible, persuasive, and preachable sermons on some newly "settled" Christian academic position, particularly those surrounding the doctrine of the fall in light of contemporary science. The first three chapters of Genesis, along with the New Testament allusions to the edenic creation of humanity, need not inspire near the level of fear and trepidation that ministers have long associated with the public proclamation of human origins. We will examine a new resource in this discussion by James K. A. Smith, make a modification, and then test it in ...


On Knowing God, Ellen T. Charry Jan 2019

On Knowing God, Ellen T. Charry

The Asbury Journal

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On Dwelling In The Beauty, Wisdom And Goodness Of God, Ellen T. Charry Jan 2019

On Dwelling In The Beauty, Wisdom And Goodness Of God, Ellen T. Charry

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


John Wesley's Excursions Into Beauty And Taste, Samuel J. Rogal Jan 2019

John Wesley's Excursions Into Beauty And Taste, Samuel J. Rogal

The Asbury Journal

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The Methodist Branch Of The New York Sunday School Union, Philip Hardt Jan 2019

The Methodist Branch Of The New York Sunday School Union, Philip Hardt

The Asbury Journal

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Pneumatology In John Wesley's Theological Method, Winfield H. Bevins Jan 2019

Pneumatology In John Wesley's Theological Method, Winfield H. Bevins

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Book Reviews, Brian D. Russel, Roderick T. Leupp, Chris Kiesling Jan 2019

Book Reviews, Brian D. Russel, Roderick T. Leupp, Chris Kiesling

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Growing Up In America's Segregated South: Reminiscences And Regrets, Mark R. Elliott Jan 2019

Growing Up In America's Segregated South: Reminiscences And Regrets, Mark R. Elliott

The Asbury Journal

In this personal essay, originally given as an address delivered at the Sakharov Center, a human rights NGO in Moscow, Russia, on June 2, 2017, the author contemplates a lifetime of experience in the Southern United States and the prejudices and racism that he saw during that time. He relates these experiences to similar issues in Russia today, adding a Christian plea for equality and fair treatment for all people by the Christian community, and also calling on the Church to stand in opposition to racism and anti-Semitism wherever it appears.


Of Children's Teeth And Missions: The Papers Of Martha R. Jones, Robert A. Danielson Jan 2019

Of Children's Teeth And Missions: The Papers Of Martha R. Jones, Robert A. Danielson

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Advocating For Dreamers: A Wesleyan Approach To U.S. Immigration Reform, Rebekah Clapp Jan 2019

Advocating For Dreamers: A Wesleyan Approach To U.S. Immigration Reform, Rebekah Clapp

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This paper argues that Wesley's theology supports radical hospitality toward all U.S. immigrants, regardless of documentation. Specifically, the emphasis John Wesley placed on loving one's neighbor forces us to consider the immigrant's well being alongside our own. Additionally, his understanding of liberty calls for Christians to support human flourishing for all people. Further, Wesley's argument that all humanity is to be considered equal rejects any idea of superiority or supremacy as justification for withholding hospitality. Finally, in John Welsey's daily spiritual practices, he emphasized care for society's most vulnerable members- who must, in ...


The Spirit Of Methodism: Missionary Zeal And The Gift Of An Evangelist, Philip R. Meadows Jan 2019

The Spirit Of Methodism: Missionary Zeal And The Gift Of An Evangelist, Philip R. Meadows

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The church does not need more vital congregations, but rather a few vital Christians, whose vitality is not measured in terms of institutional effectiveness, but by missionary zeal. This zeal is a hungering and thirsting for just one thing: the glory of God and the salvation of souls. It cannot be manufactured, but can only be caught from those who have been gifted by the Spirit to continue the charism of their founder, and fanned into flame. Without this type of Christian, there is no movement, and there is no Methodism. John Welsey's most important legacy was not his ...


Book Reviews, Timothy J. Christian, David Nonnenmacher Jr., Michael Tavey, Matthias P. Gergan, Matthew Haugen, Zachariah S. Motts, J. Russell Frazier, Robert A. Danielson, J. R. Wright, Christopher Ashley, Scott Donahue-Martens Jan 2019

Book Reviews, Timothy J. Christian, David Nonnenmacher Jr., Michael Tavey, Matthias P. Gergan, Matthew Haugen, Zachariah S. Motts, J. Russell Frazier, Robert A. Danielson, J. R. Wright, Christopher Ashley, Scott Donahue-Martens

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From The Editor, Robert A. Danielson Jan 2019

From The Editor, Robert A. Danielson

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Thus Sayeth The Matthean Lord: Exploring The Intersection Of The Quest For The Historical Jesus And The Proclaimation Of The Biblical Jesus, Edward T. Wright Jan 2019

Thus Sayeth The Matthean Lord: Exploring The Intersection Of The Quest For The Historical Jesus And The Proclaimation Of The Biblical Jesus, Edward T. Wright

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The themes of Biblical Studies and mission meet in a significant way at the intersection of the quest for the historical Jesus (an aspect of biblical studies) and the proclamation of the biblical Jesus (an aspect of the mission of the Church). This intersection undoubtedly occurs in the context we currently find ourselves, the evangelical seminary setting. This paper explores a passage, Matthew 4:-11, that has both significant theological content but also some rather difficult historical issues. When confronted with this type of problem, is it possible to navigate the passage in such a way that the historical Jesus ...


A Fresh Expression Of "And Are We Yet Alive?", George Hendricks, Kelli Taylor Jan 2019

A Fresh Expression Of "And Are We Yet Alive?", George Hendricks, Kelli Taylor

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The paper addresses the decline in membership and overall societal influence of The United Methodist Church. In response to these life-threatening developments, new forms of ministry are emerging within the church. Many of these new ministries are grouped under a program called "Fresh Expressions" which began in the Church of England and are effectively being implemented in American Methodism. Storefront churches are discussed, bi-vocational ministers are considered and the concept of the "Third Place" as a form of ministry is introduced. Three focused interviews are utilized to understand the need and necessity for changes in the way The United Methodist ...


John Wesley And Mohammed: A Contemporary Inquiry Concerning Islam, Tony Lee Richie Jan 2019

John Wesley And Mohammed: A Contemporary Inquiry Concerning Islam, Tony Lee Richie

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No abstract provided.