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Doctor of Ministry Project – Church Based Intership

This is my 2013 Doctor of Ministry project at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. This study is 360 pages, long counting the extensive appendices. It seeks to discover the key components for developing a church-based, mentor-led internship for Master of Divinity students at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA; one that would expose future church… Keep Reading

Contemporary Spiritual Warfare and Missiology

Throughout church history, the people of God have recognized that they need a strategy for overcoming opposition from Satan and his army of fallen angels, generally called demons, or evil spirits. This is most commonly referred to as ―spiritual warfare.‖ Spiritual warfare is generally considered to be the Christian encounter with these evil supernatural powers.… Keep Reading

Multicultural Church Planting Models

Church planting in North America in the twenty-first century will take place amid two massive demographic trends: first, the numerical and cultural dominance of large urban centers, and second, the diversifying and browning of the population. Evangelical Christians must face both of these realities, continuing urbanization and rapid ethnic diversification. Over 85% of Americans live in cities today. With… Keep Reading

IS THE HOUSE CHURCH A PATTERN FOR TODAY?

The decline of the traditional church in the West has met with the re‐emergence of alternative ways of being the people of God. One of these is the phenomenal global growth of house churches—small groups of committed Christians meeting mostly in private residences and spawning new cells. House churches are part of a larger modern movement, a revival of… Keep Reading

Ferguson: How Should the Church Respond?

What happened last August (2014) in Ferguson, Missouri, when a white police officer shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown may never be known with any certainty. What is certain, however, is that the events on that summer evening and their aftermath have exposed a profound divide between black and white Americans. The assumption—and the hope of many after Barack Obama’s… Keep Reading

Designing Worship for Multiethnic Churches

North America is populated by a wondrous variety of people, nearly all of whom are immigrants. And in recent decades more and diverse kinds of immigrants have arrived on our shores. The notion that America is a melting pot for all the world‘s ethnic groups has been revealed to be a myth. A better analogy… Keep Reading

The Missiological Purpose of Romans

Why did Paul write his epistle to the Romans? What was the Apostle’s original purpose? New Testament scholars have intensely debated this question in recent years. So much so that some have even despaired of ever identifying a single convincing reason or set of purposes for Romans. Traditionally, Paul’s epistle to Rome has been considered… Keep Reading

Developing Strategies for Reaching Cities

It is popular, because of accessible global travel and instant world news, to refer to our modern world as a “global village.” It would seem to be more correct, however, to speak of the world as a “global city.” The Urban Challenge Today more than half the world population lives in cities. In 1900 only… Keep Reading

African Americans In Missions

In American historical studies the black church has traditionally been recognized as the leading black social, political, economic, and spiritual force. With the exception of the black church, however, the contributions that black Americans have made in our land have often been overlooked and ignored. Particularly unrecognized and often little investigated is the story of… Keep Reading

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