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Ethical Leadership: A Phenomenological Study Of Administrators' Principles For Ethical Decision-Making, Janice Marie Holmes 2023 Liberty University

Ethical Leadership: A Phenomenological Study Of Administrators' Principles For Ethical Decision-Making, Janice Marie Holmes

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative phenomenology research study was to examine the administrator’s ethical leadership principles and decision-making significance. The desired outcome of the study provided educator leaders in Christian universities and theology seminaries with information to improve their strategies when making ethical decisions and better safeguard their organizations against unethical behavior. The ability of a leader to make sound decision-making is essential to their ability to run any organization. The guiding theory of Kitchener’s five-model ethical leadership paradigm, which served as the basis for this investigation, was relevant based on the four research questions. The study utilized purposeful and …


Pressures Of African American Christian Women Who Serve As Leaders In A Secular Environment, Tania Yvette Cooper 2023 Liberty University

Pressures Of African American Christian Women Who Serve As Leaders In A Secular Environment, Tania Yvette Cooper

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The pressures of African American Christian women (AACW) who function as leaders in a secular environment are unknown. This qualitative phenomenological study aimed to explore the experiences of AACW who lead in a secular environment in Eastern North Carolina under pressures such as stress and anxiety. Data received from conducting this qualitative study will reveal the perspectives of six AACW who function as leaders in a secular environment. It will reveal the causes for their pressures, their ways of coping with those issues, and their thoughts on ways to lessen stress while serving as an African American Christian (AAC) leader …


Explanatory Ultimacy, Epistemic Access, And Evil: A Community Theodicy, Jonathan Michael Huls 2023 Liberty University

Explanatory Ultimacy, Epistemic Access, And Evil: A Community Theodicy, Jonathan Michael Huls

Masters Theses

This is a work about meaning and value. How do human persons find meaning? Why do human persons have value—or do we? A stubborn problem of meaning is evidenced by the perennially treated theistic problem of evil. How is an all-powerful, all-knowing, and morally perfect God compatible with a world filled with violence and hate? If God is powerfully perfect, why is His world not perfect too? This project endeavors to notice that an answer to this problem depends on properly grounding human access to meaning—especially the meaning of the words God, and evil. It is argued herein that there …


Airplane Hangars And Triple Hills: Renovation, Demolition, And The Architectural Politics Of Local Belonging At The Our Lady Of Csíksomlyó Hungarian National Shrine, Marc Roscoe Loustau 2023 College of the Holy Cross

Airplane Hangars And Triple Hills: Renovation, Demolition, And The Architectural Politics Of Local Belonging At The Our Lady Of Csíksomlyó Hungarian National Shrine, Marc Roscoe Loustau

Journal of Global Catholicism

In 2019, Pope Francis, leader of the global Catholic Church, celebrated an outdoor Mass at the Our Lady of Csíksomlyó Hungarian national shrine in Romania. When the Franciscan Order that runs the shrine published renovation plans for the altar where the pope would appear, the Facebook post received over 800 outraged comments, including one man who asked, “How can such a beautiful Hungarian symbol, so perfectly integrated into the landscape, be humiliated like this?” By situating these expressions of outrage in the history of Eastern European material politics, I argue that the aesthetic value the commentators were defending – a …


Overview & Acknowledgments, Marc Roscoe Loustau 2023 College of the Holy Cross

Overview & Acknowledgments, Marc Roscoe Loustau

Journal of Global Catholicism

No abstract provided.


Ghosts Of America's Past, Present, And Future: A Review Of Preparing For War, Scott Culpepper 2023 Dordt University

Ghosts Of America's Past, Present, And Future: A Review Of Preparing For War, Scott Culpepper

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Despite our theologies of human sinfulness, we somehow thought people would prove better than that. They didn’t. The stakes are too high for complacency."

Posting about the book Preparing for War 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/ghosts-of-americas-past-present-and-future-a-review-of-preparing-for-war/


From The Editors, Fredrick J. Long 2023 Asbury Theological Seminary

From The Editors, Fredrick J. Long

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

No abstract provided.


Journal In Entirety, 2023 Asbury Theological Seminary

Journal In Entirety

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

No abstract provided.


The Slaughtered Lamb Shepherds With A Rod Of Iron: The Use Of Psalm 2:9 In Revelation, Daniel Ethan Harris 2023 B. H. Carroll Theological Institute

The Slaughtered Lamb Shepherds With A Rod Of Iron: The Use Of Psalm 2:9 In Revelation, Daniel Ethan Harris

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

With Revelation as the book of the New Testament that refers most frequently to Ps 2, and with Ps 2 as the Psalm to which Revelation alludes most often, John repeatedly invites hearers and readers to give attention to his usage of the second Psalm as a tool for conveying his apocalyptic understanding of the role and identity of the Messiah. Recognition of John’s recurrent utilizationof the verb from the LXX of Ps 2:9 (“to shepherd”) rather than the Hebrew (“to break”) forms a verbal thread through which John subverts militaristic expectations of a messiah who conquers through violence by …


Ten Commandments Or Prohibitions? Numbering The Ten Words, W. Creighton Marlowe 2023 Evangelical Theological Faculty in Leuven, Belgium

Ten Commandments Or Prohibitions? Numbering The Ten Words, W. Creighton Marlowe

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

Exodus 34:28 established, ostensibly, that Moses recorded “Ten Words” (known as the Ten Commandments) revealed by Yahweh. What is in question is not how to number but how to name these Ten. Since Origen, different sets of ten commands have been proposed. Opposing Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant traditions exist. Logical, theological, and linguistic arguments have been offered as justifications for how to best divide the texts (Exod 20:3–17 and Deut 5:7–21) into two distinct commands and eight prohibitions. Most variations center on how to combine or split the several directives contained at the beginning and end, which respectively focus on …


Paul’S Eschatological Joy In Philippians In Its Jewish Background, Shishou Chen 2023 Asbury Theological Seminary

Paul’S Eschatological Joy In Philippians In Its Jewish Background, Shishou Chen

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

Jewish literature regarding eschatology is one of the backgrounds for Paul’s eschatological joy in Philippians. While the OT emphasizes the future joy of a national eschatology, and the Pseudepigrapha develops the moral element, Paul presents a unique triangular concept of eschatological joy between him, the Philippians, and God, emphasizing the communal aspect within believers. His focus shifts from national and moral joy in the Jewish literature to Christ/mission-centered joy. In his already-not-yet eschatological framework, Paul smoothly connects the present joy with the future joy, which is a sharp distinction in the OT, stressing that joy is possible and obligatory for …


A Journey With Inductive Bible Study: From Ignorance To Practitioner, G. Richard Boyd 2023 Wesley Biblical Seminary, MS

A Journey With Inductive Bible Study: From Ignorance To Practitioner, G. Richard Boyd

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

No abstract provided.


A Tribute To William J. Abraham (1947-2021), Alan J. Meenan 2023 The Word is Out Ministry

A Tribute To William J. Abraham (1947-2021), Alan J. Meenan

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

No abstract provided.


A Good Steward: William J. “Billy” Abraham (1947-2021)— A Tribute Delivered At Asbury Theological Seminary, October 15, 2021, Jason E. Vickers 2023 Asbury Theological Seminary

A Good Steward: William J. “Billy” Abraham (1947-2021)— A Tribute Delivered At Asbury Theological Seminary, October 15, 2021, Jason E. Vickers

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

No abstract provided.


Colaborers: An Annotated Bibliography, Matthew H. Hamilton 2022 Liberty University

Colaborers: An Annotated Bibliography, Matthew H. Hamilton

Eleutheria

A book review of three recently released titles from IVP Academic related to the volume theme.


The Theological Method Of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Jordan P. Ballard 2022 Liberty University

The Theological Method Of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Jordan P. Ballard

Eleutheria

What Friedrich Schleiermacher is most known for is his theological method of deriving doctrine from religious experience. He believed that religious piety is to be found in the “feeling of absolute dependence”, and all subsequent doctrines must be discovered through reflection upon religious experience. Understanding and critiquing Schleiermacher’s theological method requires examining his theological influences, his “feeling of absolute dependence,” and a few examples from his systematic theology. In the end, Schleiermacher’s theological method is ingenious but misguided because it is based on a faulty religious epistemology of human experience. What is needed instead is an objective standard of truth …


Shepherds And Hirelings In John 10: An Intertestamental Correction, Donald C. McIntyre 2022 Liberty University

Shepherds And Hirelings In John 10: An Intertestamental Correction, Donald C. Mcintyre

Eleutheria

This article will examine the Good Shepherd discourse attempting to analyze whether the Pharisees were in purview as false-shepherds as commonly assumed and finding that interpretation lacking. Given the events of inter-testamental history, septuagintal usage of μισθωτὸς, and the setting of the discourse occurring during the feast of dedication, this article will find that Jesus is drawing a contrast between the foreign false-shepherds found in the political rulers, as well as the hireling pharisee and himself as the true shepherds. Through a careful reading of the text, it becomes apparent that Jesus is not solely disappointed in the Pharisees actions, …


Apologetics At The Cross: A Collaborative Article Review, Matthew H. Hamilton 2022 Liberty University

Apologetics At The Cross: A Collaborative Article Review, Matthew H. Hamilton

Eleutheria

Apologetics at the Cross is a guidebook designed for contemporary times. It teaches students how to perform apologetics in a respectful manner while orienting them to an others-centered approach developed in cruciform communities. Chatraw and Allen’s central conviction is that “Christian [apologetics] must arise from the gospel of Jesus Christ. Otherwise it could not be Chrsitian [apologetics]” (318). It explores the biblical and historical foundations of apologetics, practical guidance concerning engagement, and various methods/theological structures for apologetics. Ultimately, the authors put forth their very own inside/out approach to apologetics, which seeks to engage unbelievers in their cultural frameworks while drawing …


Finding Hope In A Bleak Midwinter, Bruce Kuiper 2022 Dordt University

Finding Hope In A Bleak Midwinter, Bruce Kuiper

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"... only God could provide life in the middle of winter. But he does it in such a gentle, quiet way... "

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the essence of the Christmas season 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/finding-hope-in-a-bleak-midwinter/


'Digital' Fruits Of The Spirit?: A Review Of Analog Christian, Mike Janssen 2022 Dordt University

'Digital' Fruits Of The Spirit?: A Review Of Analog Christian, Mike Janssen

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Social media platforms are built to encourage addictive use, stimulating the same neurological connections as slot machines and drug addicts to encourage us to return to the well for further despair."

Posting about the book Analog Christian 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/digital-fruits-of-the-spirit-a-review-of-analog-christian/


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