Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Religion Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 30 of 32

Full-Text Articles in Religion

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.


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.


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.


Transforming Teaching For Mission: Educational Theory And Practice: The 2014 Proceedings Of The Association Of Professors Of Missions, Robert A. Danielson, Benjamin L. Hartley Jan 2014

Transforming Teaching For Mission: Educational Theory And Practice: The 2014 Proceedings Of The Association Of Professors Of Missions, Robert A. Danielson, Benjamin L. Hartley

Academic Books

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Ships Of The Fleet: An Essay On The Weltanschauung Of The Apostolate And The Mission Of The Spirit, Art Mcphee Jan 2013

Ships Of The Fleet: An Essay On The Weltanschauung Of The Apostolate And The Mission Of The Spirit, Art Mcphee

The Asbury Journal

In honor of Bishop Sundo Kim

This paper was presented in Asbury Theological Seminary, on November 14, 2012, at Dr. Art McPhee’s installation in the Sundo Kim Chair for Evangelism and Practical Theology Expertise: Evangelization Studies. In this essay, he explores the role of the Holy Spirit in mission and evangelism as an often-overlooked subject in the Church today.


John Wesley’S Approach To Mission, R. Jeffrey Hiatt Jan 2013

John Wesley’S Approach To Mission, R. Jeffrey Hiatt

The Asbury Journal

John Wesley’s theology is noted for its soteriological emphasis. Most of his life was spent in England ministering among marginalized people. Much of his practical ministry, publications, prison reform, healthcare interest, education, etc., occurred while trekking through the island. Yet, Wesley’s thoughts and writings reflect the broader world. Although he was not as swift at putting Methodist missionaries abroad as Thomas Coke would have liked, Wesley had a plan in place that took in reaching those populations that claimed other religions as their faith. Thus, he wanted “Moslems,” “Hindoos,” “Hottentots,” “Native Americans,” or more inclusive of every part ...


Vulnerability And Empowerment In Crossing Frontiers: A Christian Theology Of Mission, Lalsangkima Pachuau Jan 2013

Vulnerability And Empowerment In Crossing Frontiers: A Christian Theology Of Mission, Lalsangkima Pachuau

The Asbury Journal

This paper was presented in Asbury Theological Seminary, on May 9, 2013, at Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau’s installation in the J.W. Beeson Chair of Christian Mission. In this essay, he explores the frontier crossing aspects of mission theology in the light of a Trinitarian view of the missio Dei. In particular, he examines the account of Peter and Cornelius crossing the Jewish- Gentile frontier in the book of Acts.


Life In The Spirit: An Overview Of Lesslie Newbigin’S Pneumatology Of Mission, Rob Hughes Jan 2013

Life In The Spirit: An Overview Of Lesslie Newbigin’S Pneumatology Of Mission, Rob Hughes

The Asbury Journal

British missionary Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) was a highly influential missionary theologian, a bishop in the Church of South India, and a leader in the twentieth century ecumenical movement. His writings regarding the missionary nature of the church, the engagement of the post-Christendom West as a mission field, and the theological understanding of mission from a Trinitarian perspective have been foundational for both the missional and emerging church movements. This article presents an overview of one aspect of Newbigin’s thought, which, though constituting a key element of his Trinitarian theology of mission, has often been overlooked—his grasp of the ...


A Macarian-Wesleyan Theology Of Mission, Matt Friedman Jan 2012

A Macarian-Wesleyan Theology Of Mission, Matt Friedman

The Asbury Journal

In this paper, Iwill begin by providing an outline of the development of the theology of union with God, or theoric. I will have a particular focus on fourth-century Syrian monk Macarius-Symeon, whose Fifty Spiritual Homilies had an influence on early Pietism and early Methodism From there, I will seek to demonstrate how John and Charles Wesley, as well as their colleagues such as John Fletcher in the first generation of Methodist leadership, sought to critically fold this understanding into their own teaching regarding justification, sanctification and the ultimate goal of those who walk in union with God 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.


Inhabiting The Garden: Bible, Theology And Mission, Lawson G. Stone Jan 2011

Inhabiting The Garden: Bible, Theology And Mission, Lawson G. Stone

The Asbury Journal

This essay explores the role of biblical exegesis in the task of Christian theology and in the contemporary global mission of the church from the perspective of an Old Testament scholar. It poses the question what a biblical exegesis would look like that was consistently Christian in its assumptions while, at the same time, honest and competent in dealing with the phenomena of the biblical text. Using the exegesis of the early centuries of the church as a case study, the essay develops insights into the role of serious biblical study in empowering the early church's vibrant expansion through ...


Living Water In Indian Cups: A Call For Cultural Relevance In Contemporary Indian Missions, Prabhusingh Vedhamanickam Jan 2011

Living Water In Indian Cups: A Call For Cultural Relevance In Contemporary Indian Missions, Prabhusingh Vedhamanickam

The Asbury Journal

There has been a concentrated effort in contemporary India to stereotype Christianity as a western agent involved in destroying Indic religions, desecrating Indian cultures and destabilizing the nation. While there have been some attempts to contextualize the gospel in Indian missions, in the theological and missiological realms, there is an urgent need to incarnate the gospel in culturally relevant ways due to three critical factors: The cultural diversity of the nation, the rise of Hindu nationalism and the paradigmatic shift from Indian cross cultural missions to local, indigenous movements. While the multinational companies in India are tailoring their strategies according ...


Leading A Polytheistic Faith To The Monotheistic God: A Study In Identifying Barriers To The Gospel In A Chinese Buddhist Community And Ways To Overcome Those Barriers, Agnes Wood Jan 2011

Leading A Polytheistic Faith To The Monotheistic God: A Study In Identifying Barriers To The Gospel In A Chinese Buddhist Community And Ways To Overcome Those Barriers, Agnes Wood

The Asbury Journal

This article is written for the purpose of exploring a way to lead a polytheistic faith, prevalent in the local Chinese Buddhist community (LCBC) in Brunei, to the reality of a monotheistic God as revealed in the Bible (1 Corinthians 8:6). It serves as a guide for the local Chinese church (CC) to lead the LCBC to see that God as a Creator is sufficient to be their God.

This article identifies the need of a missiological package in order to lead the LCBC to Christ. The CC needs to assist the LCBC to become receptive before the core ...


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.


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 Pastor As Missional Church Architect, James Derrick Lemons Jan 2008

The Pastor As Missional Church Architect, James Derrick Lemons

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Assessing Missional Orientation : Observing Biblical Community, Incarnational Service, Bold And Humble Witness, And Reproduction Of Disiples In Light Of An Awareness Of The Holy Spirit, Tim Volkman Jan 2008

Assessing Missional Orientation : Observing Biblical Community, Incarnational Service, Bold And Humble Witness, And Reproduction Of Disiples In Light Of An Awareness Of The Holy Spirit, Tim Volkman

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Spreading Scriptural Holiness: Theology And Practices Of Early Methodism For The Contemporary Church, Laceye Warner Jan 2008

Spreading Scriptural Holiness: Theology And Practices Of Early Methodism For The Contemporary Church, Laceye Warner

The Asbury Journal

The early Methodist movement-above all else-was evangelistic. However, the contemporary language of mission and evangelism with which we are familiar was not in use during the 18th century. In the "Large" Minutes, John Wesley summarized his understanding of Methodism's purpose: "What may we reasonably believe to be God's design in raising up the Preachers called Methodists? A. To reform the nation and, in particular, the Church; to spread scriptural holiness over the land." The early Methodist movement offers resources to local congregations among Protestant denominations in the contemporary North American context preoccupied with a shallow connotation of evangelism ...


The Mission Of God In Latin America: Redefining The Theology And Practice Of The Church Based On Luke-Acts, Ricardo Goméz Jan 2006

The Mission Of God In Latin America: Redefining The Theology And Practice Of The Church Based On Luke-Acts, Ricardo Goméz

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Of Missional Outreach To United Methodist Church Growth In The Central Appalachian Region, 1990-2005, Carol D. Crawford Jan 2006

The Relationship Of Missional Outreach To United Methodist Church Growth In The Central Appalachian Region, 1990-2005, Carol D. Crawford

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Third Moment Of Muslim Witness: John Wesley Had It Right, Terry C. Muck Jan 2006

The Third Moment Of Muslim Witness: John Wesley Had It Right, Terry C. Muck

The Asbury Journal

The following is a lecture delivered on 8 October 2005 as part of the Theta Phi Lecture Series at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. The author suggests that the mission task can be helpfully seen as comprising four moments: the moments of (1) difference, (2) identity, (3) relationship, and (4) witness. Although Christian witnesses have performed admirably well on moments one, two, and four, the reason the Muslim world remains Muslim can be traced to our failures in regard to the third, the Moment of Relationship. Using two sermons by John Wesley, Sermon 63, "The General Spread of the Gospel ...


Who We Were Meant To Be : Communicating Core Values To All Saints Presbyterian Church In Singapore, Philip Jin Teck Huan Jan 2005

Who We Were Meant To Be : Communicating Core Values To All Saints Presbyterian Church In Singapore, Philip Jin Teck Huan

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Faith Seeking Action: Missio-Ecclesiology, Social Movements, And The Church As A Movement Of The People Of God, Gregory Paul Leffel Jan 2004

Faith Seeking Action: Missio-Ecclesiology, Social Movements, And The Church As A Movement Of The People Of God, Gregory Paul Leffel

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


In Search Of Shared, Transcendent Vision: A Multiple Case Study Of Three Churches In The Louisiana Conference Of The United Methodist Church, Mark Roland Martin Jan 2000

In Search Of Shared, Transcendent Vision: A Multiple Case Study Of Three Churches In The Louisiana Conference Of The United Methodist Church, Mark Roland Martin

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Theology And Mission In The Asian Church, Hwa Yung Jan 1994

Theology And Mission In The Asian Church, Hwa Yung

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.