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Robert Lynn Anderson Papers, (1965-2019), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Sep 2019

Robert Lynn Anderson Papers, (1965-2019), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

Finding aid for the Robert Lynn Anderson Papers, (1965-2019).


Finding Aid For Robert Lynn Anderson Papers, (1965-2019), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Sep 2019

Finding Aid For Robert Lynn Anderson Papers, (1965-2019), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Robert Lynn Anderson Papers

Finding aid for the Robert Lynn Anderson Papers, (1965-2019).


Improvising With The Quadrilateral: An Augustinian Approach To Recovering The Use Of The Wesleyan Quadrilateral In The Theology Of Preaching, Nathan Crawford Jan 2017

Improvising With The Quadrilateral: An Augustinian Approach To Recovering The Use Of The Wesleyan Quadrilateral In The Theology Of Preaching, Nathan Crawford

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


Mystagogical Preaching In The Episcopal Church: Connecting Sermon And Liturgy, Daniel John Justin Jan 2016

Mystagogical Preaching In The Episcopal Church: Connecting Sermon And Liturgy, Daniel John Justin

Doctor of Ministry Theses

Seeks to determine the effectiveness of mystagogical preaching for communicating the theology of the Episcopal Church as it is presented in the liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer. Mystagogy is a liturgical theology leading worshipers deeper into the mysteries of the faith as they are experienced in the liturgy. This study uses an action/reflection research method seeking to determine participants understanding of the liturgical rites in question prior to the sermon and if that understanding changes after hearing a mystagogical sermon. Surveys including both quantitative and qualitative questions are used to measure effectiveness of this style of preaching.


Cultivating Biblical Imagination Through Preaching, Edward N. Kay Jan 2016

Cultivating Biblical Imagination Through Preaching, Edward N. Kay

Doctor of Ministry Theses

Explores the ways preaching can help increase familiarity and comfort with scripture so people are able to interpret their daily experiences and lifetime milestones with God’s story revealed in the Bible. The importance of narrative is explored, especially in relationship with competing narratives in today’s world. A variety of forms of interactive preaching are explored to evaluate the ability of the sermon to increase biblical imagination: biblical storytelling, people talking to one another, and writing down reflections to act on in the future. Sermons were preached in multiple ELCA congregation in a variety of contexts.


Exploring The Effectiveness Of Field Preaching Evangelism In The United Methodist Church, Paul D. Johnsen Jan 2016

Exploring The Effectiveness Of Field Preaching Evangelism In The United Methodist Church, Paul D. Johnsen

Doctor of Ministry Theses

Explores present-day versions of John Wesley’s field-preaching. Wesley preached in fields, at marketplaces and in a variety of other outdoor settings. Field-preaching requires pastors to take their preaching ministry beyond church buildings. This thesis considers the effectiveness of pastors who preach at restaurants, coffee shops, bars and in rented spaces. It also evaluates the cost of these efforts. It argues that reclaiming this historic Methodist practice helps reach a population and demographic currently not served by most United Methodist congregations.


God's Dynamic Presence In The Preaching Event, John T. Clark May 2015

God's Dynamic Presence In The Preaching Event, John T. Clark

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Existential Interpretation Of The Doctrine Of Holiness, Mildred Bangs Wynkoop Mar 2015

An Existential Interpretation Of The Doctrine Of Holiness, Mildred Bangs Wynkoop

Wesleyan Holiness Books

The purpose of this book is three-fold. First, to analyze and evaluate the status of the "holiness" message today. In this analysis the problems raised by the preaching of holiness will be faced squarely. Then, a fresh examination of the Scriptures will be attempted upon which the holiness message is based. Finally, a constructive theological statement will be proposed in which, it is hoped, some of the most serious questions will find a satisfactory answer.

This is not a book for the scholar primarily though it is hoped he will find it worth his time to examine either to approve ...


The Testimony Of Martha Simmonds, Quaker, Bernadette Smith Jan 2015

The Testimony Of Martha Simmonds, Quaker, Bernadette Smith

Quaker Studies

Martha Simmonds (1624-1665) was an early Quaker whose spiritual journey involved preaching, travelling, becoming a devotee of James Naylor and participating in his re-enactment of Christ's entry into Jerusalem and its aftermath. This event has largely defined her place in history and little serious attention has been given to her writings This paper attempts to fill this lacuna by discussing spiritual writing within the context of her life and contemporary constructs of'signs' and suffering, both on a personal scale and within the wider context of the collective persecution of the early Quakers. It aims to re-assess the Bristol ...


Travelers Here In This Vale Of Tears: William Penn Preaches A Funeral Sermon, Michael Graves Jan 2015

Travelers Here In This Vale Of Tears: William Penn Preaches A Funeral Sermon, Michael Graves

Quaker Studies

William Penn, the significant seventeenth-century political figure and writer, was also an important preacher, but his role as a public speaker has received little attention, though at least two of his speeches and twelve of his impromptu sermons have survived. This essay argues that Penn's sermonic work is noteworthy through an examination of his 1688 public response to the death of Rebecca Travers, an important first-generation Quaker leader. Penn's response to Travers' death reveals his struggle to come to grips with the vicissitudes of his own life and, by implication, Travers' life. The sermon is interpreted as an ...


The Effectiveness Of Utilizing Various Memory Cues In The Preaching Event At Sandy Plains Baptist Church In Shelby, North Carolina, Garin Hill Jan 2015

The Effectiveness Of Utilizing Various Memory Cues In The Preaching Event At Sandy Plains Baptist Church In Shelby, North Carolina, Garin Hill

Divinity Projects

Every Sunday pastors across the spectrum attempt to preach in memorable ways. So if traditional wisdom is actually true – most churchgoers forget the sermon immediately upon leaving church – then does that qualify as memorable? While realizing no sermon lingers forever, this project explores ways to give the sermon a longer shelf life in the parishioner’s memory. Specifically, by utilizing picture, story, and object lesson in various sermons, this experiment conducted at Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Shelby, North Carolina, examines which memory cues (if any) are most effective in keeping the sermon fixed in the long-term memory of its ...


Preaching Isaiah's Message Today, Bill Thompson Jan 2015

Preaching Isaiah's Message Today, Bill Thompson

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


'Ministering Confusion': Rebellious Quaker Women (1650-1660)', Catie Gill Oct 2014

'Ministering Confusion': Rebellious Quaker Women (1650-1660)', Catie Gill

Quaker Studies

This paper assesses the position of women within the Quaker community, concentrating on their ministerial roles. Female prophets and preachers were visible during the first decade of Quakerism, and the early years prove fruitful for exploration of women's experiences. In order to consider the difficulties women faced when taking a public role in support of Quakerism, some context on seventeenth-century attitudes to women will be provided. It will be argued that women had to challenge patriarchal notions that the 'weaker' sex should be silent, passive and obedient. In contrast to prevailing seventeenth-century norms, the potential radicalism of the Quaker ...


A Training Program In Preaching For Pastors Of The Morogoro-Pwani District Of The Tanzania Assembly Of God, Kent Adrian Reynolds May 2008

A Training Program In Preaching For Pastors Of The Morogoro-Pwani District Of The Tanzania Assembly Of God, Kent Adrian Reynolds

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Preaching In Lutheran Pulpits In The Age Of Confessionalization, Mary Jane Haemig, Robert Kolb Jan 2008

Preaching In Lutheran Pulpits In The Age Of Confessionalization, Mary Jane Haemig, Robert Kolb

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Appropriating Narrative Preaching Within The Palestinian Evangelical Churches In The Region Of Galilee, Israel, Nabil Elia Samara May 2007

Appropriating Narrative Preaching Within The Palestinian Evangelical Churches In The Region Of Galilee, Israel, Nabil Elia Samara

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Biblical Preaching And Church Growth : The Role Of Lectionary Preaching, David Theodore Grout Jan 2001

Biblical Preaching And Church Growth : The Role Of Lectionary Preaching, David Theodore Grout

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 04, Neil B. Wiseman (Editor) Jun 1999

Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 04, Neil B. Wiseman (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Thanks, Brother, for Shaping Our Ministry, Neil B. Wiseman

FEATURE What People Remember About Your Ministry, Neil B. Wiseman

COLLECTION OF RANDAL E. DENNY WRITINGS Is Your Passport Ready?; The Most Neglected Ministry in the Church; We Preach Christ Crucified; At Your Service, Lord!; Pastoral Ministry: A Front Seat in Human Experience; Sunday School Is More Important than We Think; Theology of the Church—We Are Family; The Secret of Victorious Living; Just a Parish Priest; Precious Moments of Worship; What I Learned from Receiving Pastoral Care; To Be Used of God; What Is Success in Ministry?; Serendipities of ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 03, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Mar 1999

Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 03, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Passport for Home, Wilbur W. Brannon

HOLINESS Definite Holiness Preaching, Morris Chalfant

HOLINESS CLASSICS Holiness Teaching—New Testament Times to Wesley, by Paul Merritt Bassett, J. Kenneth Grider

TODAY’S BOOKS FOR TODAY’S PREACHERS A Dangerous Hope, Derl G. Keefer

PREACHER’S EXCHANGE

CHURCH MUSIC Hymn Story of the Month—Part Four, Keith Schwanz; A Tight Squeeze, Donna G. Kelley; How I Taught Children to Sing—When I Couldn’t Carry a Tune, Lois Hoadley Dick

FEATURES The Sticky Question of Denominational Loyalty, Richard S. Taylor; Go On to Maturity, William Tucker; Church of the Solid Rock, Joseph ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 02, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Dec 1998

Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 02, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Beautiful Savior, Randal E. Denny

FEATURE A Scientist Takes Steps Along His Damascus Road, Karl Giberson; Memories, Movements, and Measurements of Grace, Bud Reedy; Small-talk Your Way to a Successful Career, Patricia L. Fry

GREAT HOLINESS CLASSICS The Holy Spirit and the Church’s Master, Paul S. Rees

EVANGELISM Candles and Roses, Ernest McNaught

CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS Implications of the Incarnation, David Hoffman; Christmas Blesses Small, J. Grant Swank Jr.

CHURCH MUSIC Hymn Story of the Month—Part Three, Keith Schwanz

PREACHING Attitude Check, Jim L. Wilson

PASTOR’S PERSONAL GROWTH Children with a Glass Life: A Review of the ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 01, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Sep 1998

Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 01, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL An Unfaltering Faith, Randal E. Denny

FEATURE The Limits of Plagiarism, J.B. Chapman

HOLINESS CLASSICS I Want to Know Christ, Carl Leth

HOLINESS HERITAGE Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary Heritage Day, Floyd T. Cunningham

PREACHING Preparing Your Attitude for Sunday, Craig Rench

BIBLICAL STUDIES The Biblical Gift of Tongues, B.D. Webb

WORSHIP Now Hear This, Jim I. Wilson; The Need to Feel Unstrung, Doug Barnett

CHURCH MUSIC Hymn Story of the Month, Part Two, Keith Schwanz

SERMON Is There Hope for the Hapless Wedding Guest?, C.S. Cowles

PICTURE WINDOWS FOR PREACHING, Compiled by Derl G. Keefer

WESLEYANA ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 73 Number 04, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Jun 1998

Preacher's Magazine Volume 73 Number 04, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Pastors and Parishioners Really Do Need Each Other, Randal E. Denny

GREAT HOLINESS CLASSICS, Aaron M. Hills

SPECIAL FEATURE Life in the Family of God, Roger L. Hahn

SPECIAL Is This Epochal?, J. Kenneth Grider

PREACHING A Theology of Reminder, John A. Kitchen

EVANGELISM Interview with Tom Nees, Bryon McLaughlin

REVIVAL Keeping the Church Alive, Muriel Larson; True Stories, Mary Legner

PASTOR’S PERSONAL GROWTH The Biblical Basis for Accountability Relationships, David E. Dryer; Pastor, Who Looks After You?, John I. Hoh Jr.; To Whom Does the Pastor Talk?, Ronald L. Phelps

TODAY’S BOOKS FOR TODAY’S PREACHERS ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 73 Number 03, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Mar 1998

Preacher's Magazine Volume 73 Number 03, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

GREAT HOLINESS CLASSICS A New Crisis Ensues, E. Stanley Jones

FEATURE The Triumphant Defeat, John G. Merritt

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY Is There a Place for Shepherds in This Era of Ranchers Complex?, Edmond P. Nash; Ministry Means a Cross, Jerry McCant; Willing Workers, Sue Murphy Mote; The Wacky World of Ministering to the Unchurched: The High Cost of Reaching People You Never Expected to See in Church, Karen Aaker; Ministry: By Gender or by Gift?, Jeannie Neufeld; To Forgive Is to Forget, Raquel Liz Cintron-Forrest

PREACHER’S EXCHANGE

PASTOR, BE ENCOURAGED Where Do Pastors and Mates Go for Help?, C. Neil ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 73 Number 02, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Dec 1997

Preacher's Magazine Volume 73 Number 02, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL We Rocked the Ark, Randal E. Denny

FEATURE Living by Vows, J. Robertson McQuilkin

PASTOR’S PROFESSIONAL GROWTH The Mystery of Penned Ministries, Raymond C. Kratzer

CHURCH GROWTH Helping a Church Rise and Walk: The Minister as Therapist, Russel L. Jarvis

THEOLOGY Fundamentalism and the Church of the Nazarene, Edwin E. Crawford Jr.; A Wesleyan View of Scripture, H. Ray Dunning

PASTORAL CARE Spiritually Single: Ministering to the Unequally Yoked, Marcia Dummler Mitchell; Truth or Sad Consequences? A Game You Shouldn’t Play, Birney Dibble

PASTOR’S PERSONAL GROWTH Ministry in the Second Half, J. Grant Swank Jr.

BOOK ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 73 Number 01, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Sep 1997

Preacher's Magazine Volume 73 Number 01, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Be Honest with One Another, Randal E. Denny

FEATURES Overcoming an Abusive Past, Norman Moore; A Gift of Life in the Face of Death, Rick L. Williamson; Saying Farewell to Your Church, Ponder Gilliland; Transition Summit at Glen Eryie, Wilbur Brannon

PREACHING Marks of Effective Preaching, Robert Premus

CHURCH HISTORY Forgotten Giant of the British Pulpit, Paul Murray

MISSIONS Renewal Through Social Outreach: Practical Guidelines, Jerry L. Appleby

EVANGELISM Evangelicals and the “Homosexual Problem,” J. Grant Swank Jr.

HOLINESS How I Know I Am Filled with the Holy Spirit, Victor Wellington Peters

PASTORAL COUNSELING When to Refer to a ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 72 Number 04, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Jun 1997

Preacher's Magazine Volume 72 Number 04, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Offer Hospitality to One Another, Randal E. Denny

FEATURE Getting a Head Start on the Future, Robert H. Scott; The Glory of Ministry, Wilbur W. Brannon; Transformed Troublemaker, Muriel Larson

PASTOR’S PERSONAL GROWTH Daddy, Why Don’t You Practice What You Preach?, Ralph L. Moulton; What Does Fasting Do?, Morris Chalfant; Tunnel of Love, Lynn Allen; In God Alone, Faith Warren; Made in Heaven, Grown on Earth, Sandy Sheppard

PREACHING No Hunting, G. R. “Scott” Cundiff; It’s Reporting Time Again, Douglas A. Rohl; Passing on the Word!, Mark W. Royall

THEOLOGY Why I Don’t Believe in ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 72 Number 03, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Mar 1997

Preacher's Magazine Volume 72 Number 03, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Submit to One Another, Randal E. Denny

FEATURES Consulting Editors Walking on the Edge, Wilbur W Brannon; Earth Day, Kenneth T. Meredith

PASTOR, BE ENCOURAGED God Is in Action, Through You, C. Neil Strait

THEOLOGY What Is the Biblical Response to Moral Misconduct in Holiness Churches?, Richard S. Taylor; Eternal Security, the True and the False, Ralph A. Mickel

CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS The Convincing Power of the Cross, Mark S. Cople; Discovering What Really Counts, J. Grant Swank Jr.

EVANGELISM A Whole New Paradigm for the Church’s Mission, Doug Samples

PREACHING What Is the Beating Heart of Your Worship ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 72 Number 02, Randal E. Denny Dec 1996

Preacher's Magazine Volume 72 Number 02, Randal E. Denny

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Thanks to an Old Friend and Welcome to a New Feature, Randal E. Denny

FEATURE Judgment, She Wrote, Wesley D. Tracy; How Pastors Can Bring Unity, Robert Moeller

PREACHING Preach, Pastor!, Harold R. Crosser; Stump Preaching, Frank Eifert

CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS Caesar or Christ?, C. S. Cowles; The Word Became Flesh: A Christmas Reading, Peter A. Samuelson; Christmas Reminds Us Babies Are Important, Morris Chalfant; Senior Ornaments on Our Tree, J. Grant Swank Jr.

PASTOR, BE ENCOURAGED The Barren Times, C. Neil Strait

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY Public Ministry, Private Pain, Bill O’Connor

THEOLOGY Preaching the Trinity, Roderick T. Leupp

PASTORAL ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 72 Number 01, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Sep 1996

Preacher's Magazine Volume 72 Number 01, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Forgive One Another, Randal E. Denny

FEATURE Revisionists Violate Christ’s Teaching and Arouse Political Ire, Lawrence A. Schulz; I’m Not a Racist, But . . . , Al Miles; When Your Children Divorce: The Church’s Response, Elaine Seppa

PASTORAL CARE Walking with the Wounded, Karen Lunsford; The Funeral—Obligation or Opportunity?, Douglas L. Janssen

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY Opening Prison Doors for Women in Ministry—Setting the Captives Free, Doug Samples; A Shepherd’s Hands, Joyce Williams

PASTOR’S PERSONAL GROWTH The Eighth Quarter of Ministry, Kenneth Vogt; 1 + 1 = Survival, Carl C. Green

THEOLOGY Salvation and Judgment: Two Sides of God ...


Preacher's Magazine Volume 71 Number 04, Randal E. Denny (Editor) Jun 1996

Preacher's Magazine Volume 71 Number 04, Randal E. Denny (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Celebrating Our Heritage: A Church with a Mission, Randal E. Denny

FEATURE No Laughing Matter, J. Grant Swank Jr.

SERMON Nourishment for Life, William Richard Ezell; The Dedication of New Hymnals, Edward L. Estep

PREACHING Authentic Preaching vs. Homiletical Narcissism, Wayne E. Oates; Show and Tell: How to Preach an Unforgettable Sermon, Ryan MacPherson; Book Review, J. Kenneth Grider

WORSHIP The Pastoral Prayer, Carl C. Green

CHURCH ADMINISTRATION Six Steps to Enhance the Effectiveness of Video Training: A Strategy to Promote the Transformation of Leaders from Observers to Participants, Norman G. Wilson

THEOLOGY How Not to Celebrate Communion, George ...