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Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou Aug 2019

Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou

Boubakar Sanou

No abstract provided.


Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou Jun 2019

Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

No abstract provided.


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).


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 ...


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 ...


Papers Of Edna Judd Davis, Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2017

Papers Of Edna Judd Davis, Ats Special Collections And Archives

Finding Aids

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.


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.


"Make My Joy Complete": The Price Of Partnership In The Letter Of Paul To The Philippians, Mark Avery Jennings Apr 2015

"Make My Joy Complete": The Price Of Partnership In The Letter Of Paul To The Philippians, Mark Avery Jennings

Dissertations (2009 -)

My study challenges the consensus that there is no discernable, single purpose that shapes the entire epistle to the Philippians. I argue that Paul writes Philippians with the sole intent of persuading the church to maintain its exclusive partnership with him and his gospel mission. I examine each section of Philippians using standard historical-critical methods, rhetorical criticism, and social-scientific methods. Special attention is given to those passages where the majority of scholars have argued that Paul has changed subjects. The grammatical imperatives (especially those in 1:27; 2:2, 12, 14, 29; 3:17) factor significantly in this analysis. After ...


Inheriting The Earth: Towards A Geotheology Of Matthew’S Narrative, Dorothy Jean Weaver Jan 2015

Inheriting The Earth: Towards A Geotheology Of Matthew’S Narrative, Dorothy Jean Weaver

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

The claim of the Matthean Jesus that “the meek . . . will inherit the earth” (5:5) is unique to the Canonical Gospels and a claim that reflects Psalm 36:11(LXX). This essay examines Matt 5:5 alongside this biblical intertext and within its wider Matthean context to assess its significance within Matthew’s overall narrative. While ultimately “inheritance of the earth” awaits “the renewal of all things” (19:27), the Risen Jesus with “all authority in heaven and on earth” (28:18) calls his disciples to a worldwide mission to “all the nations” (28:19-20) that constitutes proleptically an “inheritance ...


The Mission And Challenge Of Teaching, Lawrence Frizzell Nov 2014

The Mission And Challenge Of Teaching, Lawrence Frizzell

Department of Religion Publications

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 2, 2014: Mal 1:24-2:2, 8-10; Ps 131; 1 Thes 2:7-9, 13; Mt 23:1-12. This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


The Mission And Challenge Of Teaching, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Nov 2014

The Mission And Challenge Of Teaching, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 2, 2014: Mal 1:24-2:2, 8-10; Ps 131; 1 Thes 2:7-9, 13; Mt 23:1-12.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


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 ...


Cultivating Missional Leadership Characteristics Through A Small Group Spiritual Formation Program For Pastors, David John Cooke Jan 2013

Cultivating Missional Leadership Characteristics Through A Small Group Spiritual Formation Program For Pastors, David John Cooke

ATS Dissertations

Pastoral ministry is rife with leadership pressures and challenges. Pastors face what seems to be a monumental leadership challenge of trying to lead struggling congregations that are focused inwardly to become missional in focus. Engaging in spiritual formation practices and small group opportunities can help pastors become spiritually vibrant and effective leaders.

Christians throughout the centuries have met in small groups to build community and strengthen one another as disciples of Jesus Christ. Pastors benefit from meeting in small groups where their love for God can be cultivated and their ability to serve as missional leaders can be developed. In ...


Images Of The Missional Church : Leadership, Culture, And Practices In Context, Brian Vann Miller Jan 2011

Images Of The Missional Church : Leadership, Culture, And Practices In Context, Brian Vann Miller

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Missional Spirituality : Invitation To Listen, David Mullens Jan 2011

Missional Spirituality : Invitation To Listen, David Mullens

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


More Than Suicidal Swine: Jesus’ Mission To The Gentiles In Mark 5:1-20, Jeffrey R. Reed May 2010

More Than Suicidal Swine: Jesus’ Mission To The Gentiles In Mark 5:1-20, Jeffrey R. Reed

Obsculta

No abstract provided.


The Head And Not The Tail, Roy Gane Apr 2010

The Head And Not The Tail, Roy Gane

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


In Spite Of The Fact, Roy Gane Jan 2010

In Spite Of The Fact, Roy Gane

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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).


The Leadership Of The Umc As A Prophetic Community For The Holistic Transformation Of Post-Conflict Liberia, Jerry Paye-Manfloe Kulah Jan 2010

The Leadership Of The Umc As A Prophetic Community For The Holistic Transformation Of Post-Conflict Liberia, Jerry Paye-Manfloe Kulah

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Model For Preaching In The Missional Church : Common Characteristics Of Preaching Found In Effective Missional Churches Within The Pacific Northwest District Of The Christian And Missionary Alliance, Paul William Smith Jan 2010

A Model For Preaching In The Missional Church : Common Characteristics Of Preaching Found In Effective Missional Churches Within The Pacific Northwest District Of The Christian And Missionary Alliance, Paul William Smith

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


In Spite Of The Fact, Roy Gane Dec 2009

In Spite Of The Fact, Roy Gane

Roy Gane

No abstract provided.


The Head And Not The Tail, Roy Gane Dec 2009

The Head And Not The Tail, Roy Gane

Roy Gane

No abstract provided.


Alignment Around A Missional Vision : Reaching Out In Relationships At Grandview Christian Church, Aaron J. Wymer Jan 2009

Alignment Around A Missional Vision : Reaching Out In Relationships At Grandview Christian Church, Aaron J. Wymer

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study On The Relationship Between Missional Awareness And Work-Life Ministry Practice Among The Clergy Of The South Atlantic District Of The Cma, Suresh Thomas Jan 2009

A Study On The Relationship Between Missional Awareness And Work-Life Ministry Practice Among The Clergy Of The South Atlantic District Of The Cma, Suresh Thomas

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Mission Of God's People In The Old Testament, Jiri Moskala Jan 2008

The Mission Of God's People In The Old Testament, Jiri Moskala

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.