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A Holistic Approach To Jesus The Nazarene In Matthew 2:23, Dylan West May 2018

A Holistic Approach To Jesus The Nazarene In Matthew 2:23, Dylan West

Senior Honors Theses

In Matthew 2:23 Jesus is said to have fulfilled what the prophets spoke when he and his family moved to Nazareth, that he shall be called a Nazarene. Due to the uniqueness of this term and the town of Nazareth being found nowhere in the Old Testament, multiple views have been proposed. These views include Jesus of the despised town of Nazareth, Jesus as a Nazirite, and Jesus as the branch from Isaiah 11:1. Each of these views propose their own interpretation of this Old Testament citation. However, these views often do not acknowledge the possibility of multiple ...


From Entrance To Engagement : Experiences That Connect New Attendees In A Faith Community, Alan E. Johnson May 2018

From Entrance To Engagement : Experiences That Connect New Attendees In A Faith Community, Alan E. Johnson

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Fivefold Leadership Practice At Zion Community Church Of The Nazarene, Karla Giron-Celada Mar 2018

A Fivefold Leadership Practice At Zion Community Church Of The Nazarene, Karla Giron-Celada

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The purpose of this study is to explore how a fivefold leadership practice may be launched in an organized church to foment a Kingdom-centric, missional mindset that is contextual for postmodern generations.[1] The project draws from lessons learned in an initial attempt made in 2012 to establish a fivefold structure at a Hispanic Nazarene church.

The desire at the time was to help the local church become mission oriented, both locally and globally, through a collegial, fivefold ministry. These efforts demonstrated the importance of ecclesial leadership, and the impact that they have in fostering a corporal ethos where change ...


From Infancy To Maturity : Effective Discipleship Practices Of Nazarene Churches, Anthony M. Sparrow May 2017

From Infancy To Maturity : Effective Discipleship Practices Of Nazarene Churches, Anthony M. Sparrow

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Established And The Unfolding Tension: A Resonance Of Renewal For The Church Of The Nazarene, Nathan Michael Roskam Feb 2017

The Established And The Unfolding Tension: A Resonance Of Renewal For The Church Of The Nazarene, Nathan Michael Roskam

Doctor of Ministry

The topic for this dissertation is the historical relationship between unfolding movements and leaders and the institutional church. Within this frame, the focus is the Church of the Nazarene as an institution, and the church’s relationship with its young and unfolding clergy outliers. Outliers are defined as individuals who do not identify with the center of the institution and instead are marginalized to the fringes based on their unique call as innovators (apostles), igniters (prophets), and influencers (evangelists). The Church of the Nazarene is failing to disciple its outliers. The question is, how can the Church of the Nazarene ...


The Pastor As Leader: Assessment, Change, And Growth In Pastoral Leadership Style And Ability, David C. Crawford Apr 2016

The Pastor As Leader: Assessment, Change, And Growth In Pastoral Leadership Style And Ability, David C. Crawford

Journal of Applied Christian Leadership

D.Min. dissertation, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2014.

Full Text of the Dissertation

This study explored the leadership perceptions of a sampling of Nazarene pastors who were predominantly newer in ministry in terms of years of service in the Southwest Ohio District. This qualitative analysis sought to measure their self-reported leadership style and self-described leadership ability both prior to and following a leadership seminar devoted to the development of pastoral leaders.


An Expansion Of Christian Holiness Using The Work Of Dallas Willard, Greg Ledbetter Jan 2016

An Expansion Of Christian Holiness Using The Work Of Dallas Willard, Greg Ledbetter

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The purpose of this project is to empower the Nazarene Church to build upon its current representation of Christian holiness into an understanding of transformation as understood by Dallas Willard so that a process of formation emerges. This project has been written in order to further stem a new conversation for the Nazarene Church regarding Christian holiness. The current dialogue can enable a guise of spiritual empowerment without bringing about the means needed for real transformation. The Church uses terms like “entire sanctification,” “growth in grace,” and “Christlikeness of Character” which lack explanation and a process of implementation.

This project ...


Assessing Changes In Beliefs And Practices Of Christlike Living At The Southwest Campus Of The Darby Creek Church Of The Nazarene, Steven Charles Suttles Sr. May 2015

Assessing Changes In Beliefs And Practices Of Christlike Living At The Southwest Campus Of The Darby Creek Church Of The Nazarene, Steven Charles Suttles Sr.

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


My Life's Story, Bud Robinson Jan 2015

My Life's Story, Bud Robinson

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Rev. Bud Robinson, George C. Wise Jan 2015

Rev. Bud Robinson, George C. Wise

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


A Pitcher Of Cream, Bud Robinson Jan 2015

A Pitcher Of Cream, Bud Robinson

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


My Hospital Experience, Bud Robinson Jan 2014

My Hospital Experience, Bud Robinson

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Children In God's House: Teaching Cosmology At A Nazarene University, Stephen Case Jan 2011

Children In God's House: Teaching Cosmology At A Nazarene University, Stephen Case

Faculty Scholarship – Geology

This is one of a collection of essays that attempts to articulate the common “center pole” around which Nazarene higher educators stand and the theological and pedagogical commitments that draw them together. It is one of a series of values documents for Nazarene educational institutions and was produced and reviewed by 51 faculty at 16 institutions from six countries. The title of the collection, Telos, comes from the Greek term used in the New Testament to address the perfect end, or destination, for which Christians are designed. This essay sets out how understanding and engaging with contemporary theories regarding the ...


Can They Live Again? : An Analysis Of Small Churches Within The Church Of The Nazarene Who Transitioned To Vitality From The Death Spiral, Arthur T. Roxby Jan 2010

Can They Live Again? : An Analysis Of Small Churches Within The Church Of The Nazarene Who Transitioned To Vitality From The Death Spiral, Arthur T. Roxby

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Braveheart Pastors : The Role Of Courage In A Pastor's Ability To Lead The Local Church Effectively, Timothy James Farrell Dec 2005

Braveheart Pastors : The Role Of Courage In A Pastor's Ability To Lead The Local Church Effectively, Timothy James Farrell

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ablaze With Love: A Video Documentary To Sensitize The Church Of The Nazarene To Its Heritage Of Gender Mutuality In Ministry, Janine T. Metcalf Jan 2001

Ablaze With Love: A Video Documentary To Sensitize The Church Of The Nazarene To Its Heritage Of Gender Mutuality In Ministry, Janine T. Metcalf

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Attitudes Toward Sexuality And Spiritual Well-Being Among Nazarene Pastors In The English-Speaking Caribbean, Rhonda L. Carrim Jan 1999

Attitudes Toward Sexuality And Spiritual Well-Being Among Nazarene Pastors In The English-Speaking Caribbean, Rhonda L. Carrim

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 12 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor) Dec 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 12 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: Fine Image Photography

FEATURES

4 Believing and Receiving, Paul M. Bassett

6 When Promise Becomes Presence, Wayne M. Warner

8 A Pocket of Calm, Lucinda Norman

10 Christmas All Year Long?, June Cerza Kolf

14 Christmas Traditions- Making Your Family Celebrations Memorable, STAN and LINDA TOLER & Elmer and Ruth Towns

POETRY

9 A Prayer for Advent, Joel T. Mills

CONTINUING COLUMNS

2 Editor’s Choice, J. Wesley Eby

3 Masculine Journey, Victor Schreffler

7 General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, Jerry D. Porter

11 Words of Faith, Rob L. Staples

16 The Unheralded, J. Wesley Eby

17 In a ...


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 11 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor) Nov 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 11 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: Comstock

FEATURES

2 Statement in Support of Refugees and Immigrants, Board of General Superintendents

4 Multicultural Ministries Conference Focuses on Reconciliation, Bryon Mclaughlin

7 What Kind of Church Do You Seek?, Wayne M. Warner

8 The Blue Cross, Jean Testerman

14 Let Me Help You Write, L. Elizabeth Arthurs

16 God Gave Me a Lawyer and a Songbird, Melissa Salisbury

CONTINUING COLUMNS

3 Guest Editorial, Bev Borbe

6 General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, Paul G. Cunningham

10 Words of Faith, Rob L. Staples

18 The Family Album, Jerry and Lynda Cohagan

20 The Unheralded, J. Wesley Eby

DEPARTMENTS ...


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 10 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor) Oct 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 10 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: B. Taylor/ H. Armstrong Roberts, Inc.

FEATURES

2 A Call to Action, Board of General Superintendents

4 Ministering to Our Pastors, Chip Ricks

8 Reflections of a Recently Retired Pastor, Stan Meek

16 Nazarene Bible College- Preparing Future Pastors

CONTINUING COLUMNS

3 General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, James H. Diehl

7 In a Woman’s Voice, Marlo M. Schalesky

10 Nazarene Roots, Stan Ingersol

11 Words of Faith, Rob L. Staples

14 Guest Editorial, John M. Smee

18 The Unheralded, J. Wesley Eby

19 Masculine Journey, Victor Schreffler

DEPARTMENTS

6 The Readers Write

12-13, 20-21 News

15 The ...


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 09 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor) Sep 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 09 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo and Art Credit: Comstock, Miller, and Pluff

FEATURES

2 Leftovers for God?, Mark Barnes

5 Mine? Or His?, Richard Maffeo

6 No Pain, No Gain, Stephen Lim

9 Is It My Turn?, June Cerza Kolf

12 Sanctification- A Comprehensive Provision, Al Truesdale and Bonnie Perry

18 Grilled-Cheese-Sandwich Time, Grant Lee

CONTINUING COLUMNS

(Inside front cover) General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, William J. Prince

4 Guest Editorial, Loren P. Gresham

8 The Family Album, Jerry & Lynda Cohagan

10 The Unheralded, J. Wesley Eby

15 Words of Faith, Rob L. Staples

DEPARTMENTS

14 The Readers Write

16-17, 21-22 News

20 The ...


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 08 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor) Aug 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 08 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: Dennis Flaherty Photography

FEATURES

2 Why I Believe in Evangelism and Revivals, Donald D. Owens

3 Evangelism Is a Process, Lyle Pointer

6 The Day We Crossed Kellogg, Joyce Williams

10 Three Little Plants, Leanore M. Button

14 What’s a Nice Church like You Doing in a Place like This?, Mike Jackson

CONTINUING COLUMNS

4 General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, John A. Knight

8 In a Woman’s Voice, Marlo M. Schalesky

9 Guest Editorial, W. Mark Greathouse

15 Words of Faith, Rob L. Staples

16 The Unheralded, J. Wesley Eby

17 Masculine Journey, Victor Schreffler

DEPARTMENTS ...


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 07 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor) Jul 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 07 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: Cover photos courtesy of Nashville First Church of the Nazarene

FEATURES

2 Growing in Holiness, Wayne M. Warner

3 Eight Ways to Grow Spiritually, Victor M. Parachin

5 Formal Dining in a Robe and Slippers, Tina Krause

10 Heirs of Holy Intensity, Gary Allen Henecke

16 Lessons Learned at VBS, Mike Jackson

CONTINUING COLUMNS

(Inside Front Cover) General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, Jim L. Bond

4 Guest Editorial, Bruce Oldham

6 Words of Faith, Rob L. Staples

15 The Family Album, Jerry and Lynda Cohagan

18 The Unheralded, J. Wesley Eby

DEPARTMENTS

7 The Readers Write

8-9, 20-21 ...


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 06 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor) Jun 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 06 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: Comstock

FEATURES

2 “Flames of Holy Love” John Wesley’s Trinitarian Faith, Roderick T. Leupp

6 Did I Take THIS Man?, Mayo Mathers

10 A Promise Kept, Cheryl Gochnauer

12 In Sickness and in Health, Joyce Williams

20 Communication: Understanding How to Understand, Bob and Yvonne Turnbull

CONTINUING COLUMNS

4 General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, Jerry D. Porter

5 Words of Faith, Rob L. Staples

9 Guest Editorial, Stephen G. Green

11 Masculine Journey, Victor Schreffler

13 In a Woman’s Voice, Marlo M. Schalesky

DEPARTMENTS

14-15, 19 News

16 Top Five Sunday Schools

18 The Question Box ...


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 05 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor) May 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 05 (1998), J. Wesley Eby (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: H. Armstrong Roberts

FEATURES

2 Why Celebrate Pentecost?, Ron McClung

4 Power and Pentecost, J. Grant Swank Jr.

8 Quiet Woman, Exuberant Song, Keith Schwanz

12 A Tribute to Wesley D. Tracy

18 God’s Love is like a Boomerang, Marilyn J. Woody

CONTINUING COLUMNS

3 General Superintendent’s Viewpoint,

Paul G. Cunningham

7 Guest Editorial, C. Neil Strait

11 Words of Faith, Rob L. Staples

16 The Unheralded, J. Wesley Eby

22 The Family Album, Jerry and Lynda Cohagan

DEPARTMENTS

6 The Readers Write

14-15, 20-21 News

23 Late News

23 NCN Broadcast Schedule


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 04 (1998), Wesley D. Tracy (Editor) Apr 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 04 (1998), Wesley D. Tracy (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: B. Taylor, H. Armstrong Roberts

FEATURES

8 The Lesson of the Wind-Blown Leaf, Audrey Carli

10 Where Are the Merry Widows?, Gloria Willingham

22 Palm Sunday Parade, J. Grant Swank Jr.

24 Pontius Pilate: One Way or the Other, Kenneth L. Gibble

26 The Graveclothes Are Empty, Tim White

28 Easter, the Cross, and Bunny Bunny, Brenda Kern

36 Unsure Victory, but Assured Faith, Michael D. Beegle

38 This Culture Is Overrated, William Willimon

40 Faith Promise, Gerry Peck

POETRY

23 The Donkey, G. K. Chesterton

30 Are You One of Them?, Dorothy Purdy

CONTINUING COLUMNS

6 ...


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 03 (1998), Wesley D. Tracy (Editor) Mar 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 03 (1998), Wesley D. Tracy (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: Jim Whitmer

FEATURES

4 Holiness and Discipleship, J. Ray Shadowens

8 Parent-Child Communication: 7 Ways to Close the Gap, Debra Fulghum Bruce

10 Who Needs Missionaries?, Chéri WALTERS

20 To Die For, Victor M. Parachin

22 Blessed Are the Merciful, Janette Oke

26 An Appetite for Righteousness, Joe Seaborn

33 My Snow Prayer, Maxine Dowd Jensen

36 Twenty Years with Cancer, Stephen M. Miller

CONTINUING COLUMNS

1 General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, William J. Prince

2 Masculine Journey, Victor Schreffler

18 The Family Album, Jerry and Lynda Cohagan

32 Words of Faith, Rob L. Staples

33 In a ...


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 02 (1998), Wesley D. Tracy (Editor) Feb 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 02 (1998), Wesley D. Tracy (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: Jesse Middendorf

FEATURES

2 Beauty Doesn’t Need a Pretty Package, Marlo M. Schalesky

3 Working, Changing, Growing, Mabel Adamson

19 How to Be Incredibly Happy, Cheryl Jackson

20 Who Said Meow?, Sharon K. Mclellan

22 The Sandwich Generation, Phillip W. Bolerjack

25 Phil and Laura—a Sandwich Generation Case Study

30 The Hymn That Became a Benediction, Victor M. Parachin

44 Marriage Mentoring: The Sleeping Giant in the Church, Les Parrott III and Leslie Parrott

POETRY

39 Aim High, Charles Hastings Smith

CONTINUING COLUMNS

6 General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, John A. Knight

16 Into the Word ...


A Study Of The Use Of The Altar In The Church Of The Nazarene, Usa, Edward Lee Estep Jan 1998

A Study Of The Use Of The Altar In The Church Of The Nazarene, Usa, Edward Lee Estep

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 01 (1998), Wesley D. Tracy (Editor) Jan 1998

Herald Of Holiness Volume 87 Number 01 (1998), Wesley D. Tracy (Editor)

Herald of Holiness/Holiness Today

Cover Photo Credit: H. Armstrong Roberts

FEATURES

2 NTS—A Place for Growing Visions, Gordon Wetmore

4 Deep Roots—Great Shade, Doug Samples

22 The Gift of Simplicity, Karen O’connor

26 A Day in the Son, Jane A. Rubietta

31 Paring Down, J. Grant Swank Jr.

32 A Contented Spirit, Betty Ann Nolan

34 Instant Results, Pauline Ellis Cramer

44 Rest And Revolution, Kenneth L. Gibble

POETRY

46 Life’s Winters, Kathryn Burns

CONTINUING COLUMNS

9 Masculine Journey, Victor Schreffler

11 General Superintendent’s Viewpoint, Jim L. Bond

19 Into the Word, Roger L. Hahn

20 Words of Faith ...