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"Were You There?" (John 18-19): Telling The Story Of Jesus' Trial--And Ours, Craig R. Koester Jul 2014

"Were You There?" (John 18-19): Telling The Story Of Jesus' Trial--And Ours, Craig R. Koester

Faculty Publications

The scenes leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion are an essential and yet troubling part of the Christian story. Focusing on the major characters provides a way to tell the story in ways that engage modern listeners and allow the gospel to be heard. In the end, it is God’s story of self-giving love that brings redemption out of tragedy.


Does The Bible Have A Big Story? Well, Only If We Don't Know The End!, David E. Fredrickson Jul 2014

Does The Bible Have A Big Story? Well, Only If We Don't Know The End!, David E. Fredrickson

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Does The Bible Have A Big Story? Yes, For The Sake Of Mission!, Alan G. Padgett Jul 2014

Does The Bible Have A Big Story? Yes, For The Sake Of Mission!, Alan G. Padgett

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No abstract provided.


The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus And The Elca In Dispute: A Time For Humble Listening, Kathryn M. Schifferdecker Apr 2014

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus And The Elca In Dispute: A Time For Humble Listening, Kathryn M. Schifferdecker

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Story We Find Ourselves In: Nurturing Christian Identity In A Consumer Culture, Terri L. Elton Apr 2014

The Story We Find Ourselves In: Nurturing Christian Identity In A Consumer Culture, Terri L. Elton

Faculty Publications

Consumerism has become society’s prevailing story, the story in which young people cultivate their identity. If ministry leaders are to help young people nurture their identity as children of God and help them discover a faith that speaks into the current culture, it will be important to help them shift from viewing themselves as objects within a consumer society to seeing themselves as subjects and agents of God’s love.


Religion And Ethnicity In The United States, Mark A. Granquist Apr 2014

Religion And Ethnicity In The United States, Mark A. Granquist

Faculty Publications

Religion and ethnicity are deeply intertwined in American life. This does not mean that Americans cannot be one in the gospel, but we will need new models and new ideas of how to express our unity with one another that take into account the ethnic diversity of twenty-first-century America.


We Are Our Stories: Narrative Dimension Of Human Identity And Its Implications For Christian Faith Formation, Rolf A. Jacobson Apr 2014

We Are Our Stories: Narrative Dimension Of Human Identity And Its Implications For Christian Faith Formation, Rolf A. Jacobson

Faculty Publications

Increasingly, representatives of diverse disciplines have come to a significant consensus about human identity. Each of us constructs and lives in a narrative that is, in fact, us. If this is the case, we will need an outside source to construct a narrative that is both good and true—one to which and in which we can give our lives. Such a story is given us in Holy Scripture and in the collective memory of the church.


Covenant, Particularity, And Inclusion: An Analysis Of Isaiah 56:1-8 And Its Implications For Modern Jewish And Christian Communities, Alison Hartke Jan 2014

Covenant, Particularity, And Inclusion: An Analysis Of Isaiah 56:1-8 And Its Implications For Modern Jewish And Christian Communities, Alison Hartke

Master of Arts Theses

No abstract provided.


Mending The So-Called Sacred/Secular Divide: Discovering And Strengthening A Shared Space Of Dialogue Between The Religious And Non-Religious, Jessi Le Clear Vachta Jan 2014

Mending The So-Called Sacred/Secular Divide: Discovering And Strengthening A Shared Space Of Dialogue Between The Religious And Non-Religious, Jessi Le Clear Vachta

Master of Arts Theses

No abstract provided.


The Open Where Not To See, Emilie Bouvier Jan 2014

The Open Where Not To See, Emilie Bouvier

Master of Arts Theses

No abstract provided.


Corporate Worship’S Pedagogy, Cullyn Curtis Jan 2014

Corporate Worship’S Pedagogy, Cullyn Curtis

Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) Papers

No abstract provided.


The Sanctified Life: Modesty Is Not The Best Policy, Ali C. Ferin Jan 2014

The Sanctified Life: Modesty Is Not The Best Policy, Ali C. Ferin

Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) Papers

No abstract provided.


The Antichrist Theme In The Johannine Epistles And Its Role In Christian Tradition, Craig R. Koester Jan 2014

The Antichrist Theme In The Johannine Epistles And Its Role In Christian Tradition, Craig R. Koester

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Luther's Dangerous Account Of Divine Hiddenness, Steven D. Paulson Jan 2014

Luther's Dangerous Account Of Divine Hiddenness, Steven D. Paulson

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Money, Religion, And Tyranny: God And The Demonic In Luther's Antifragile Theology, Guillermo C. Hansen Jan 2014

Money, Religion, And Tyranny: God And The Demonic In Luther's Antifragile Theology, Guillermo C. Hansen

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


What Kind Of Confession Is The Augsburg Confession?: "I Shall Speak Of Your Decrees Before Kings, And Shall Not Be Put To Shame" (Psalm 119:46), Steven D. Paulson Jan 2014

What Kind Of Confession Is The Augsburg Confession?: "I Shall Speak Of Your Decrees Before Kings, And Shall Not Be Put To Shame" (Psalm 119:46), Steven D. Paulson

Faculty Publications

What is the genre of the Augsburg Confession? Knowing this identifies the meaning and use of the document historically and presently. The confession is apocalyptic, despite the disparaging place this genre has held in recent theology. The case comes especially from Martin Luther’s own correspondence of the time and his later recollection of the events given in his 1542 Genesis lectures. In the Genesis lectures Luther connected Augsburg to the conflict Rebecca had come to in the case of primogeniture and Jacob. The first table of the commandments came into strange conflict with the second: the law of authority ...


From The Other Side: Funeral Directors Talk About The Changing Face Of Funerals, Mark A. Granquist Jan 2014

From The Other Side: Funeral Directors Talk About The Changing Face Of Funerals, Mark A. Granquist

Faculty Publications

This report of interviews with funeral directors will provide pastors with insight on funeral trends from the side of these professionals. More, it might serve as an impetus for useful conversations between pastors and funeral directors in their areas.


2 Corinthians, David E. Fredrickson Jan 2014

2 Corinthians, David E. Fredrickson

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.