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Killing And Making Alive As The Vital Work Of The Spirit In Preaching According To Martin Luther, Peter Kirby May 2003

Killing And Making Alive As The Vital Work Of The Spirit In Preaching According To Martin Luther, Peter Kirby

Master of Sacred Theology Seminar Papers

The Protestant Reformation involved a recovery of just this distinction between primary and secondary discourse, and not only the distinction, but the priority of "primary" discourse, that is, the necessity of Gospel as the Word that forgives in the here and now.


Reflections On Common Grace, Richard J. Mouw Mar 2003

Reflections On Common Grace, Richard J. Mouw

Pro Rege

Dr. Richard Mouw gave a presentation for the Dordt College annual Pastors' Day, September 9, 2002. His article below, given as a lecture for students, faculty, and guests in a public forum, deals with the issue of common grace. Respondents included Rev. Steven Key, Pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa, and Dr. John Kok, Professor of Philosophy at Dordt College.


Culture, But Not Common Grace, Steven R. Key Mar 2003

Culture, But Not Common Grace, Steven R. Key

Pro Rege

The article below, written by Rev. Steven R. Key, Pastor of the Hull Protestant Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa, is the expanded and revised version of his response to Dr. Richard Mouw's presentation on common grace, September 9, 2002, at a public forum on Pastors' Day at Dordt College.


To Have And To Hold: Peculiar Grounds For Cultural Engagements And Civil Disagreements, John H. Kok Mar 2003

To Have And To Hold: Peculiar Grounds For Cultural Engagements And Civil Disagreements, John H. Kok

Pro Rege

The article below, written by Dr. John Kok, is the expanded and revised version of his response to Dr. Richard Mouw's presentation (on common grace) at a public forum in connection with Pastors' Day, held at Dordt College on September 9, 2002.


Hypertext: A Sacred (He)Art?: Cor Ad Cor Loquitur From Augustine To Shelley Jackson., Martin L. Warren Jan 2003

Hypertext: A Sacred (He)Art?: Cor Ad Cor Loquitur From Augustine To Shelley Jackson., Martin L. Warren

English Faculty Publications

Self-discovery, self-exploration, the creation of the self or the Subject is a human preoccupation that goes beyond the postmodern era. The epigraphs that begin this paper show that the human concern with how language and representation play a crucial role in the formation of the subject flows back through time from our present to Augustine, the fourth-century master of the art of self-knowledge, and beyond. When Augustine started writing his Confessions, the self as something to write about, a theme or object (subject) of writing activity, was already well established. In his Confessions, Augustine uses cor ad cor loquitur, or ...


A Theology Of Ministerial Practice, Paul Kelm Jan 2003

A Theology Of Ministerial Practice, Paul Kelm

Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project

Competing agendas and changing culture create a need for churches to consciously determine why they will do what they do the way they do.

This project develops four doctrinal bases for a theology of ministerial practice. It summarizes literature on philosophy of ministry. Research in five Lutheran churches identifies gaps in the way people view ministry. Chapter four provides a comprehensive rationale and definition for a theology of ministerial practice.

One church's experience demonstrates the value of thinking through and developing "guiding principles" that apply a church's theology to its culture in shaping ministerial practice.