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Praising God Around The World: Christian Worship Music As An Individual And Collective Experience, Divya Putty Dec 2019

Praising God Around The World: Christian Worship Music As An Individual And Collective Experience, Divya Putty

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

The artists “Bethel” and “Hillsong” are frequently recognized by Christians living in America. But what about the names “Bridge Music India” or “Sinach”? These names would be most likely unknown in the states but celebrated in India and Nigeria. While each stems from vastly different cultural backgrounds, they all serve the purpose of creating a space for people to connect with God and each other through musical worship. Drawing on four different pieces of worship music and their use in live services, this article analyzes the effects of worship music, specifically their lyrical and musical content, on the individuals participating ...


A Phenomenological Exploration Of Women’S Attitudes Towards Women Mentoring Other Women In The Church, Natasha Amy Pettigrew Dec 2019

A Phenomenological Exploration Of Women’S Attitudes Towards Women Mentoring Other Women In The Church, Natasha Amy Pettigrew

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This qualitative phenomenological study explores the attitudes and views of women towards mentoring other women in the church for discipleship purposes. Although there are many benefits to women entering into a mentoring relationship for discipleship purposes, including spiritual growth, increase in the practice of spiritual disciplines, staying grounded in the Christian faith, and experiencing deeper intimacy with Christ, there is still a significant percentage of women who are not doing so. The researcher surveyed 37 Christian women between the ages of 18 and 65 to explore their attitudes and views towards women mentoring one another in the church for discipleship ...


Racism In Southeast Texas Churches: A Plan For Reconciliation And Healing Among Its Church Community, William James Carter Dec 2019

Racism In Southeast Texas Churches: A Plan For Reconciliation And Healing Among Its Church Community, William James Carter

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

A cursory look at many churches in the United States will show many local Churches are segregated by ethnicity and people groups. When this is done, it gives the appearance that the Church is broken because certain groups choose not to celebrate with others of different ethnicities. The problem is that there is a considerable reality to the appearance. With that, it is the intent of this project to examine the reasons for the divide. In order to determine the reasons, a survey will be provided, and classes taught examining the reasons for the divides. Additionally, this project will seek ...


Significance And Features Of Thecharacters Of The Orthodo Xchurch, Islomiddin Haydarov Sep 2019

Significance And Features Of Thecharacters Of The Orthodo Xchurch, Islomiddin Haydarov

The Light of Islam

In the context of globalization, intolerance and intensification of conflicts in one region threaten all parts of the world. Indeed, in recent years there have been many trends in the world related to religious factors. These incidents, which often occur in complex and controversial, and sometimes bloody conflicts, show that the formation and strengthening of a culture of religious tolerance, relationships in the spirit of tolerance, respect, attention and cooperation between representatives of different faiths is an objective historical necessity At the same time, the role of religious knowledge in strengthening and preserving peace and stability, as well as the ...


Abuse In The Church, Tara Boer Sep 2019

Abuse In The Church, Tara Boer

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"We must have the courage to bring questionable behavior to the light so that nothing more will be done in secret."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­implementing safe church policies from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/abuse-in-the-church/


The Canons Of Dordt As A Missional Document, Lyle Bierma Sep 2019

The Canons Of Dordt As A Missional Document, Lyle Bierma

Pro Rege

Editor's Note: Dr. Lyle Bierma presented this paper at the Prodigal Love of God Conference, sponsored by Dordt University and co-sponsored by the Lilly Fellowship Program as a regional conference, April 2019, at Dordt University, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Canons of Dort.

In the subsequent articles, Dordt and Dort will be used interchangeably.


Re-Presenting Election: The Church For The World In The Canons And Beyond, Suzanne Mcdonald Sep 2019

Re-Presenting Election: The Church For The World In The Canons And Beyond, Suzanne Mcdonald

Pro Rege

Editor's Note: Dr. Suzanne McDonald presented this paper at the Prodigal Love of God Conference, April 2019, at Dordt University, co-sponsored by the Lilly Fellowship Program as a regional conference.


Depression In Black Men: One Church’S Solution, Dwayne T. Baskin Sep 2019

Depression In Black Men: One Church’S Solution, Dwayne T. Baskin

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This dissertation examines the Black Church’s influence on Pentecostal African-American men who are depressed, and how the church may assist these men to heal from the wounds of despair through a Pentecostal experience. While many Pentecostal African-American men have matriculated through the ranks of leadership, establishing successful businesses, churches, ministries, and organizational denominations; they are teetering on the edge of an emotional and spiritual breakdown. Researchers have found that African-American men are understudied and underdiagnosed as it pertains to depression. Eight African-American Pentecostal men were interviewed and given questionnaires to examine how depression affected them while maintaining leadership roles ...


A Forgotten Light: Rediscovering The Illuminating Power Of The Holy Spirit, Veronica H. Powers Aug 2019

A Forgotten Light: Rediscovering The Illuminating Power Of The Holy Spirit, Veronica H. Powers

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

The individualistic culture of the 21st Century has seeped into the fabric of God’s people and Christianity has been reduced to an abstract mechanism whereby individuals can plug into God’s grace whenever they want God to make them feel better about their own lives. As such, Christianity has been privatized to individual renewal and, in the same way, the Holy Spirit has been restricted to the same privatization and is thus merely seen as the means by which this renewal takes place in the individual alone. Unfortunately, this privatization of Christianity results in a watered-down Biblical message ...


Leadershift: Equipping Transformational Leadership At Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, Susie C. Beil Aug 2019

Leadershift: Equipping Transformational Leadership At Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, Susie C. Beil

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this project was to design a training manual for the purpose of equipping leaders of the local church to move from upholding the status quo to leading transformational change. The project was grounded in a theology of transformation and the principle that personal renewal of leaders precedes corporate renewal of churches. The thesis was tested at Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Through an examination of Scripture and the Reformed tradition, this paper develops a theology of change. This study also explores eight principles of leading change as identified by Harvard Business professor John Kotter, asserting that these principles ...


The Equipping Church: Recapturing God’S Vision For The Priesthood Of All Believers. A Biblical, Historical, And Reformed Perspective, Justin Carruthers Aug 2019

The Equipping Church: Recapturing God’S Vision For The Priesthood Of All Believers. A Biblical, Historical, And Reformed Perspective, Justin Carruthers

Doctor of Ministry Projects

Many protestant versions of believers’ royal priesthood, including the Christian Reformed Church in North America, are missionally inadequate: priestly functions are often monopolized by the Ministerial Priesthood,[1] which leads to the defrocking of the ministry of the priesthood of all believers.

In essence, the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers is treated as though it is a true, factual, and fascinating piece of Christian doctrine, but is not always practically lived out in local congregations. We believe in it in theory, but not in practice.

A biblical and missional understanding of the church must root the priesthood of ...


Rhetoric In The Worship And Witness Of The Church: A Review Of Seasoned Speech, Scott Culpepper Jul 2019

Rhetoric In The Worship And Witness Of The Church: A Review Of Seasoned Speech, Scott Culpepper

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Seasoned Speech contains a convincing appeal for Christians to take seriously the role of rhetoric in framing Christian life and witness, both individually and corporately."

Posting about the book Seasoned Speech from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/rhetoric-in-the-worship-and-witness-of-the-church-a-review-of-seasoned-speech/


Thriving : Effective Strategies For The Evangelism And Discipleship Of Emerging Adults, Aaron M. Kauffman Jul 2019

Thriving : Effective Strategies For The Evangelism And Discipleship Of Emerging Adults, Aaron M. Kauffman

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Sickness And Healing : A Critical Analysis Of The Responses Of Christians Within The Methodist/Wesleyan Tradition In Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Guenson Charlot May 2019

Sickness And Healing : A Critical Analysis Of The Responses Of Christians Within The Methodist/Wesleyan Tradition In Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Guenson Charlot

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Organizational Culture In Christian Organizations For Job Satisfaction And Staff Retention With Special Reference To Bharat Susamachar Samiti, Kuriakose Madathil Iype May 2019

The Role Of Organizational Culture In Christian Organizations For Job Satisfaction And Staff Retention With Special Reference To Bharat Susamachar Samiti, Kuriakose Madathil Iype

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Preschool Ministries And Churches That House Them : A Study To Develop Best Practices To Promote Healthy Collaborative Relationships, Miguel A. Velez Andujar May 2019

Preschool Ministries And Churches That House Them : A Study To Develop Best Practices To Promote Healthy Collaborative Relationships, Miguel A. Velez Andujar

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Spiritual Ancestors : A Discipleship Experiece For Sacred Travelers, Esther Robles May 2019

The Spiritual Ancestors : A Discipleship Experiece For Sacred Travelers, Esther Robles

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Faith In The Marketplace : Measuring The Impact Of Church Based Entrepreneurial Approaches To Holistic Mission, Samuel Lee May 2019

Faith In The Marketplace : Measuring The Impact Of Church Based Entrepreneurial Approaches To Holistic Mission, Samuel Lee

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Post-Founder Sustainability : Building Ministries That Outlive Their Founders, William Stephen Murrell May 2019

Post-Founder Sustainability : Building Ministries That Outlive Their Founders, William Stephen Murrell

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Possibility For Short-Term Missions Program In Activating Missional Effectiveness For Full Gospel Churches Of Kenya, Kiambu District, Michael G. Mwangi May 2019

The Possibility For Short-Term Missions Program In Activating Missional Effectiveness For Full Gospel Churches Of Kenya, Kiambu District, Michael G. Mwangi

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Discovering Church Planter Building Blocks For Integration Into Every Nation Campus Missionary Training Providing A Seamless Path From Campus Ministry To Church Planting Ministry, Ralph David Houston May 2019

Discovering Church Planter Building Blocks For Integration Into Every Nation Campus Missionary Training Providing A Seamless Path From Campus Ministry To Church Planting Ministry, Ralph David Houston

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of An Expository Sermon Series On The Book Of Jonah To Produce Cognitive, Attitudinal, And Behavioral Change At Crossroads Umc In Washington, Illinois, Jason B. Woolever May 2019

The Effectiveness Of An Expository Sermon Series On The Book Of Jonah To Produce Cognitive, Attitudinal, And Behavioral Change At Crossroads Umc In Washington, Illinois, Jason B. Woolever

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Role Of The Church In Poverty Eradication In Kenya : A Focus Of Africa Inland Church Kijabe Region, Simon K. Thiongo May 2019

The Role Of The Church In Poverty Eradication In Kenya : A Focus Of Africa Inland Church Kijabe Region, Simon K. Thiongo

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Leadership Development For Micro-Communities : Developing Leaders In United Methodist Micro-Communities, G. Anthony Mcphail Jr. May 2019

Leadership Development For Micro-Communities : Developing Leaders In United Methodist Micro-Communities, G. Anthony Mcphail Jr.

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


We Have A Gospel : A Critique Of Salvation Narratives In The Salvation Army In Australia, Laithe J. Greenaway May 2019

We Have A Gospel : A Critique Of Salvation Narratives In The Salvation Army In Australia, Laithe J. Greenaway

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Teaching Church And Group Reproduction : An Adult-Education Approach For Small Groups, Geoffrey S. Geyer May 2019

Teaching Church And Group Reproduction : An Adult-Education Approach For Small Groups, Geoffrey S. Geyer

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Best Together : A Study On Best Practices For Developing Clergy Leaders In Groups, Matthew J. Pennington May 2019

Best Together : A Study On Best Practices For Developing Clergy Leaders In Groups, Matthew J. Pennington

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


God's Missional Spirit : The Acts And Agency Of The Holy Spirit In The Missional Life, John W. Freeland May 2019

God's Missional Spirit : The Acts And Agency Of The Holy Spirit In The Missional Life, John W. Freeland

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Post-Founder Sustainability : Building Ministries That Outlive Their Founders, William Stephen Murrell May 2019

Post-Founder Sustainability : Building Ministries That Outlive Their Founders, William Stephen Murrell

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Receiving God's Gift Of Sabbath? : An Investigation Of Free Methodist--Usa Leaders' Attitudes, Understandings, & Practices, Joy M.O. Ireland May 2019

Receiving God's Gift Of Sabbath? : An Investigation Of Free Methodist--Usa Leaders' Attitudes, Understandings, & Practices, Joy M.O. Ireland

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.