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Mission In The Diaspora: The Role Of Migrants (Refugees) As Principal Bearers Of The Christian Faith, Emmanuel Anim Mar 2019

Mission In The Diaspora: The Role Of Migrants (Refugees) As Principal Bearers Of The Christian Faith, Emmanuel Anim

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Th is paper explores migration and displacement as both a crisis and opportunity. It maintains that throughout biblical history—and even in the history of modern mission—migrants and refugees have often become the principal bearers of the Christian faith. In our own generation, Africans who have migrated to other parts of the world for various reasons have traveled with their faith. Many African churches such as Kingsway International Christian Centre, Th e Church of Pentecost, Winners Chapel International, International Central Gospel Church, and Victory Bible Church International have all established branches of their churches in the diaspora through the ...


Finding Aid For Claude Adrian Guild Papers, (1939-1992), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Finding Aid For Claude Adrian Guild Papers, (1939-1992), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Claude Adrian Guild Papers

Finding aid for the Claude Adrian Guild Papers, (1939-1992).


Papers Of Delbert R. Rose, Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Papers Of Delbert R. Rose, Ats Special Collections And Archives

Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


In Christ's Stead : Autobiographical Sketches, Joanna Patterson Moore Jan 2019

In Christ's Stead : Autobiographical Sketches, Joanna Patterson Moore

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Entre El Templo Y Las Ciudad : Constructing A Pentecostal Lived Ecclesiology, Wilmer Estrada-Carrasquillo Apr 2018

Entre El Templo Y Las Ciudad : Constructing A Pentecostal Lived Ecclesiology, Wilmer Estrada-Carrasquillo

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


John Wesley, Irenaeus, And Christian Mission: Rethinking Western Christian Theology, Howard A. Snyder Jan 2018

John Wesley, Irenaeus, And Christian Mission: Rethinking Western Christian Theology, Howard A. Snyder

The Asbury Journal

John Wesley (1703-1791) was a theologian and practitioner of mission. The theological sophistication of his missiology has never been fully appreciated for three reasons: 1) Wesley seldom used the language of “mission,” 2) he intentionally masked the depth of his learning in the interest of “plain, sound English,” and 3) interpreters assumed that as an evangelist, Wesley could not be taken seriously as theologian. Quite to the contrary, this article shows the depth and sophistication of Wesley’s doctrinal and missiological thinking. Reviewing Western Christian theology from the first century to our day, this article examines the close use of ...


The Nature Of The Church's Mission In Light Of The Biblical Origin Of Social Holiness, Ban Seok Cho Jan 2018

The Nature Of The Church's Mission In Light Of The Biblical Origin Of Social Holiness, Ban Seok Cho

The Asbury Journal

This paper intends to find missiological implications that the biblical origin of social holiness has for the church’s mission. In order to accomplish this purpose, this paper, first, identifies the biblical origin of social holiness in the Old Testament narrative and its development in the New Testament narrative. Then, the relationship between the image of God in Genesis 1 and the development of social holiness in the biblical narrative will be discussed. Lastly, in light of the biblical origin of social holiness, missiological implications for the church’s mission are suggested. The thesis of this paper is that social ...


Seeing Lakota Christian Mission History Through The Eyes Of John Wesley’S Image Of God, Susangeline Y. Patrick Jan 2018

Seeing Lakota Christian Mission History Through The Eyes Of John Wesley’S Image Of God, Susangeline Y. Patrick

The Asbury Journal

This paper engages John Wesley’s understanding of the Imago Dei (the image of God) and examines the history of Christian mission among the Native American1 tribes, particularly Lakota2 on Rosebud Reservation and Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Wesley’s view of the image of God in creation, partial loss of the image of God, and restoration of the image of God in Jesus Christ provides a framework to describe both the successes and failures in Lakota mission history. Wesley’s understanding of the Imago Dei challenges current mission theology and praxis to see God’s creation and peoples ...


Learning Religion In The Presence Of The Other: Mission And Dialogue In World Catholicism, Matthias Scharer Dec 2017

Learning Religion In The Presence Of The Other: Mission And Dialogue In World Catholicism, Matthias Scharer

Journal of Global Catholicism

Based on selected texts of the Second Vatican Council and related to the process of the Council and Church experiences thereafter, this article offers a brief insight into the theological method known as communicative theology (CT). One of the factors most challenging to mission and dialogue in world Catholicism is the perpetual presence of the “other” as a stranger. This learning religion in the presence of the “other” is not the exception; this article argues that it is, in fact, very typical of mission and dialogue in Africa as well as in Europe


Missional Leadership : A Case Study Of The Representative Congregations Of Methodist, Presbyterian, And Other Churches In Tahan-Kalaymyo, Sagaing Region, Lal Thla Muana May 2017

Missional Leadership : A Case Study Of The Representative Congregations Of Methodist, Presbyterian, And Other Churches In Tahan-Kalaymyo, Sagaing Region, Lal Thla Muana

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Pentecost Journal Of Theology And Mission, Vol.1, No.1, July 2016, Opoku Onyinah, Emmanuel Anim, Dela Quampah, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Samuel Fabunmi, Deji Ayegboyin, Frederick Gyamfi-Mensah, Patrick Johnstone Jul 2016

Pentecost Journal Of Theology And Mission, Vol.1, No.1, July 2016, Opoku Onyinah, Emmanuel Anim, Dela Quampah, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Samuel Fabunmi, Deji Ayegboyin, Frederick Gyamfi-Mensah, Patrick Johnstone

Pentecost Journal of Theology and Mission

No abstract provided.


For Such A Time As This : Ecclesiastical Response To Human Sexual Trafficking In North America, Dawn A. Beamish May 2016

For Such A Time As This : Ecclesiastical Response To Human Sexual Trafficking In North America, Dawn A. Beamish

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Convergent Friends: The Emergence Of Postmodern Quakerism, C. Wess Daniels Feb 2016

Convergent Friends: The Emergence Of Postmodern Quakerism, C. Wess Daniels

Quaker Studies

Postmodernism is ushering in radical change for the Church. Some theologians argue that this change, especially given the discontinuities between modernism and postmodernism, affords new opportunities. Because of these changes there is a decline in many Christian traditions in the West, but there is also a renaissance of ' emerging churches'. The same can be said for Quakers who are experiencing a renaissance of their own. 'Convergent Friends' are a decentralized, international, body of Quakers seeking to renew their tradition through a growing awareness of the need to interact with culture missionally. Their origins and interactions are unique to Convergence Culture ...


Floating Christian Endeavor As A Model For Mission To Migrants, Robert Danielson Jan 2016

Floating Christian Endeavor As A Model For Mission To Migrants, Robert Danielson

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


The Kingdom Life And The Witness Of The Church, Art Mcphee Jan 2016

The Kingdom Life And The Witness Of The Church, Art Mcphee

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


The Challenges Of Missionary Training In The 21st Century: A Manual For Training Of Missionaries, Kola Aiyedogbon Jun 2015

The Challenges Of Missionary Training In The 21st Century: A Manual For Training Of Missionaries, Kola Aiyedogbon

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The thesis project is a case study of the Redeemed Christian Church of God that has more than 600 parishes in the United States and mission work in over 130 countries of the world. The study will involve the local mission Board members; trainers in the mission school, missionaries on the mission field in more than 400 parishes, and a sample of two mission churches. It will explore the global reverse mission enterprise and the gap in the training of missionaries from Africa in reaching the nationals of the mission field. This project will be action based and inter-disciplinary. It ...


Preemptive Restorying As A Means Of Mitigating Costly Conflict : The Case Of The Anglican Mission In American And The Anglican Church Of Rwanda, Robert Joshua Magoola May 2015

Preemptive Restorying As A Means Of Mitigating Costly Conflict : The Case Of The Anglican Mission In American And The Anglican Church Of Rwanda, Robert Joshua Magoola

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Convergent Friends: The Emergence Of Postmodern Quakerism, C. Wess Daniels Feb 2015

Convergent Friends: The Emergence Of Postmodern Quakerism, C. Wess Daniels

Quaker Studies

Postmodernism is ushering in radical change for the Church. Some theologians argue that this change, especially given the discontinuities between modernism and postmodernism, affords new opportunities. Because of these changes there is a decline in many Christian traditions in the West, but there is also a renaissance of ' emerging churches'. The same can be said for Quakers who are experiencing a renaissance of their own. 'Convergent Friends' are a decentralized, international, body of Quakers seeking to renew their tradition through a growing awareness of the need to interact with culture missionally. Their origins and interactions are unique to Convergence Culture ...


An Evaluation Of The Doctrine Of The Inward Light As A Basis For Mission - As Exemplified By Quaker Approaches To Jews And Muslims In The Seventeenth Century, Kathleen Thomas Nov 2014

An Evaluation Of The Doctrine Of The Inward Light As A Basis For Mission - As Exemplified By Quaker Approaches To Jews And Muslims In The Seventeenth Century, Kathleen Thomas

Quaker Studies

The concept of the Inward Light, variously understood, was the basis for Quaker missionary activity m the seventeenth century. Quakers made attempts to convert Jews and Muslims, both by going out to meet them and by writing tracts and epistles. Considerable use was made of the Hebrew Scriptures and of the Qur'an. The conversionist approach proved unsuccessful, and this led to a change in the Quaker understanding of mission.


The Faith And Praxis Of Women In Missions In The Early Pentecostal And Holiness Movement, Jody Fleming Jan 2014

The Faith And Praxis Of Women In Missions In The Early Pentecostal And Holiness Movement, Jody Fleming

The Asbury Journal

Women in the early years of the Pentecostal and Holiness movement played a very important part in the advancement of local and world mission. This paper examines not only the contributions women made during this time period, but also the balance they had between their faith and the practice of that faith. This study includes a select group of women chosen for their comprehension of Christian faith and how it impacted their understanding for reaching out to the world around them. Some are better known than others, but each of their stories represents the impact of women on Christian missionary ...


Developing A Process For Missional Formation: A Ministry Project In The Baptist Church Of Beaufort, Sc, Eric Thomas Spivey Jan 2010

Developing A Process For Missional Formation: A Ministry Project In The Baptist Church Of Beaufort, Sc, Eric Thomas Spivey

Divinity Projects

Traditionally, Christians and church leaders compartmentalize their lives into growing spiritually and serving other people. One studies the Bible, worships or serves others without much thought for how these spiritual disciplines of formation and missional living impact and influence one another. Through a designed pastoral experiment involving twenty-four individuals in three community groups, this project proves that missional living combined with spiritual practices increases the spiritual growth in the members of The Baptist Church of Beaufort (SC).


Transformation Into Mission : A Case Study Of Forest Park United Methodist Church, Derek Edward Russell May 2008

Transformation Into Mission : A Case Study Of Forest Park United Methodist Church, Derek Edward Russell

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Promising Practices: Collaboration Among Catholic Bishops And University Presidents, Michael Galligan-Stierle General Ed. Jan 2005

Promising Practices: Collaboration Among Catholic Bishops And University Presidents, Michael Galligan-Stierle General Ed.

Sacred Heart University Press Books

A project of the Bishops and Presidents Subcommittee of the USCCB Education Committee, in collaboration with the Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities.

In May 2001, The Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States was promulgated, eleven years after the issuing of the document. Following the publishing of Guidelines Concerning the Mandatum in Catholic Universities in July 2001, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Education reconstituted the Bishops and Presidents Subcommittee “as a forum for an ongoing conversation on higher education issues.” The subcommittee aimed to find ways to strengthen cooperation between Catholic higher education ...


Inspiring A Church To Dream, Jerry Austin Jenkins May 1990

Inspiring A Church To Dream, Jerry Austin Jenkins

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

No abstract provided.


Mission: Vol. 21, Nos. 5 And 6 Dec 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, Nos. 5 And 6

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, Nos. 5 and 6. The articles in this issue include: "A Manager and a Cross" from the Editor, "Joy Song" by Wilma C. Buckner, "Should We Mention the Cross at Christmas?" by Bill Love, "A Christmas Prayer" by Charles R. Boatman, "He Gave Himself" by Nita Short, "Together at the Foot of the Cross" by Larry James, "The Old Rugged Cross" by Paul Watson, "Touched by Love" by David Henderson, "God Wants Us to Be One" by Myron J. Taylor, and "The Spirit of Christ: The Hermenutical Advantage" by Leroy Garrett. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Peace ...


Mission: Vol. 21, No. 4 Nov 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 4

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 4. The articles in this issue include: "The Rich Diversity of Christ's Giving" from the Editor, "Deciding With God: A Practical Guide to Christian Discernment" by Betty W. Talbert, "Baptism and the Status of Children in the Churches of Christ" by Carolyn K. Mitchell, "Stages of Spiritual Development" by Earline Kendall, "Growing Responsible Children" by Karen Sampson, and "Apples" by Mary Lou Walden. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "The Christian and Time and Aesthetic Experience" by Mary Sue Black, "Forgiveness: A New Approach for New Times" by Kelly Boyte Peters, "If it Were Not So ...


Mission: Vol. 21, No. 3 Oct 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 3

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 3. The articles in this issue include: "From the Editor," "Kojin No Tachiba" by Elmer Prout, and "Issues of Power and a Theology of the Family (Part III)" by S. Scott Bartchy. RESPONES TO "ISSUES OF POWER": "The Spirit's Intent in Scripture and in Culture" by Betty W. Talbert and "Double Binds in Male/Female Relationships" by Ron Willbern. "Forum," and "Those Vague Biblical Procedures (Part II) by Michael Hall. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Broadcasting Religion" by Kathy Pulley, "When Traditions Collide: Romans 14-15" by Larry James, "What Believing People Should Be" by Ronald ...


Mission: Vol. 21, No. 2 Sep 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 2

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 2. The articles in this issue include: "Encouraging Change" from the Editor, "Issues of Power and a Theology of the Family (Part II)" by S. Scott Bartchy, "Why Do We Tarry?" by Elton Abernathy, "Those Vague Biblical Procedures (Part I)" by Michael Hall, and "Bible Story Book" by Stacy Obenhaus. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Reflections on Inerancy" by David Fiensy, "To Celebrate Excellence" by Bert Mercer, and "What To Do When You Are Shaken" by Gary D. Taliaferro. "Faith of Our Fathers...Living Still" by Ben B. Boothe. BOOKS: "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse ...


Mission: Vol. 21, No. 1 Jul 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 1

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 1. The articles in this issue include: "A Family Affair" from the Editor, "Issues of Power and a Theology of the Family (Part I)" by S. Scott Bartchy, and "Missions, the Atonement, and the Salvation of Mankind" by Edward Fudge. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Morality in the Public Arena: Is it so Difficult?" by Edward G. Holley, "Worship Styles" by Randy hall, and "Curiosity" by John Smith. BOOKS: A HARVEST OF BOOKS; FOR FALL READING: "The Quest for Faith: Reason and Mystery As Pointers To God (C. Stephen Evans)" reviewed by Leonard Allen, "Preaching: The ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 12 Jun 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 12

Mission

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 12. The articles in this issue include: "Looking to the Past and to the Future" from the Editor, "The Ambivalence of Belief" by Robert Seymour, "Job: The Struggle of Faith" by Michael V. Houston, "God is Love" by Ken Cameron, "Restoration and the Cultural Risk" by Ron Durham, and "A Disciple Responds to the New Search for Unity" by Daniel Griggs. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Relics of the Past" by Ben B. Boothe, "How Much is a Person Worth?" by John Wright, "Maturity or a New Infancy?" by David Sampson, and "Don't Count My ...