LTSP DMin recipients since 1993

First NameLast NameFocusDMin ProjectYear 
John C.Morgan Church Practice"Universalizing Unitarian Universalism: Our Pietist Roots and Future Renewal."1993


Harry W.



Mc Dowell, II



Spirituality



"Spirituality for the Active Life"



1994



Kenneth



Nelson



Pastoral Care



"Family Addiction and Dysfunction and Parish Ministry"



1994



Timothy



Man-kit Fong



Church and Society



"Toward Courage and Reconciliation: a Pastoral Response to the Crisis of Hong Kong in the Face of the Sociopolitical Changes in 1997"



1994



Dwight D.



Shellaway



Pastoral Care



"Preaching on Divorce: a Pastoral Care Issue"



1994



Leon T.



Burrows, Jr.



Urban Studies



"Exploring the Afrocentric Spirit: Considerations in Developing an Afrocentric Congregational Consciousness"



1995



Autumn H.



Fletcher



Pastoral Care



"Pastoral Care to the Physically Disabled"



1995



Wallace



Fletcher, Jr.



Pastoral Care



The Congregation and the Sphinx: Group Dynamics in Religious Congregations"



1995



John R.



Scarafia, Jr.



Christian Education



"Encouraging the Laity to Live Their Faith"



1995



David



Danner



Liturgics



"Standing at the Altar Together"



1997



Norman F.



David



Church and Society



"Building Horses: Developing Parish Ministry Through Community Organizing"



1997



Brenda J.



Kiser



Homiletics



"Participatory Preaching: Connection of Word, Preacher and Listener"



1997



Judith A.



Shelly



Nursing Education



"Health Ministries: A Dual Degree Program for Graduate Nursing Education"



1997



John



Burk



Pastoral Care



"The Pastoral Care of the Sexually Addicted"



1998



Jeffrey W.



Elliott



Christian Education/ Catechism



"The Voyage of the Corpus Christi: An Interactive Game Based Aid for Teaching"



1998



Donald M.



Hobratschk



Christian Education



"Baptismal Death and Resurrection in a Confirmation Mentor Program"



1998



Robert



Hoffman



Stewardship



"Journey into Freedom: The Evolution of a Resource"



1998



Cynthia L.



Lasher



Pastoral Care



"Helping Children Grieve within the Body of Christ"



1998



John C.



Richter



Administration/ Leadership



"Planning in the Magnet Church: The Strategic Planning Process at Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing, PA, 1997-98"



1998



Scott C.



Schanzenbach



Theology



"Victims of Grace and Time: The Charge and Challenge of the Messianic Community"



1999



Robert J.



Smith II



Church and Society



"Neighbor in a Strange Land: A Case Study of a Black Church in a White Community"



1999



Eric D.



Ash, Sr.



Liturgics



"A Rhetorical Critical Analysis of the Worship Scenes in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) Mosaic Video Series"



2000



John B.



Carlson



Liturgics



"On the Matter of Resonance in Music for the Christian Assembly"



2000



Bruce T.



Davis



Homiletics



"Preaching the Psalms as a Pattern for Prayer"



2000



John M.



Di Matteo



Pastoral Care



"Firstborn Adult Males in Anticipatory Grief Situations"



2000



Karen



Minnich-Sadler



Pastoral Care



"A Congregation in Conflict: Applying Robert Kegan's Constructive-Developmental Personality Theory to the Underlying Issues"



2000



Thomas E.



Richards, Jr.



Church and Society



"The Church's Response to Gambling: An Issue of Social Justice, Good Stewardship and Public Advocacy"



2000



Glenn F.



Schoenberger



Christian Education



"The Little Church: Christian Families as Models for Ecumenism and Catalysts for Mission"



2000



Clifton J.



Suehr



New Testament



"The Gospel of Luke: Mirror and Vision for Christian Stewards of Today"



2000



Paul C.



Wise



Church in Society



"Joseph House: A Study of a Half - Way House Ministry to Former Prisoners"



2000



Paul W.



Baumgartner



Evangelism


"Defining a Lutheran Concept of Evangelism and Mission for the Contemporary Church"

2001


Carol L.



Brighton



Liturgics and Healing



"Searching for Wholeness: A Practical Guide for Introducing the 'Service of the Word for Healing' in a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


2001


Hubert L.



Brumback, II



New Testament and Healing



"New Testament for the Healing Ministry in the Lutheran Church"



2001



Arvelle C.



Jones, Sr.



Christian Education



"Preaching and Teaching the Whole Counsel of God"



2001


Chung-Whun



Kim



Homiletics



"Preaching from the Old Testament: Some Biblical, Theological Reflections and Homiletic Practice"



2001



Patricia



McDermott



Spirituality



"Come to the Waters: A Retreat Enlivened by the Spirituality of St. Teresa of Avila"



2001



Cosmos K.



Moenga



Homiletics



"Preaching in Context: A Prophetic Call to Churches in Botswana"



2001



Mwatumai



Mwanjota



Christian Education



"A Survey of the Maneromango Bible School as a Training Institution for Church Ministers"



2001



Ernest J.



Sherretta



Christian Education



"Liturgical Catechesis: A Contribution to the Faith Formation of the Participant"



2001



Scott L.



Strohm



Christian Education



"Reflections in the Water: Keeping the Commitments Made in the Baptism of Infants"



2001



Yasunori



Tajima



Aging



"Improving the Quality of Life in Old Age: A Christian View in Modern Japanese Context"



2001



Mark S.



Auxter



Urban Studies



"Healthy Urban Mainline Congregations"



2002



D. Michael



Bennethum



Lutheran Vocation



"Listen! God Is Calling: How Martin Luther's Teaching on Vocation Can Help Christians Relate Their Faith to Their Daily Work"



2002



Peter D.



Boehringer



Liturgics



"Toward Fulfilling the Vision of Ecumenism: A Study of Baptism to Determine the Feasibility of Mutual Recognition, Participation and a Common Baptistry in Pittsfield, Massachusetts"



2002



William J.



Damrow



Homiletics



"Preaching on Christian Vocation"



2002



Clayton D.



Furlow



Urban Studies



"A Theology of Preaching in the African American Context"



2002



William A.



Heisley



Liturgics



"Eucharistic Worship in an Urban Community"



2002



George M.



Hooper



Liturgics



"Worship and Catechesis: The Resonance of Grace"



2002



William L.



Hurst, Jr.



Lutheran Confessions


"Pænitentia: Interactive Catechism for Home and Parish"



2002



David B.



Jost



Evangelism



" 'Alive Together Ministries': A Model for Cooperative Evangelism Ministries between Two Congregations"



2002



K. Robert



Schmitt



Cooperative Ministry



"The Formation of the Big Spring Lutheran Ministry Cooperative"



2002



Esther Lee



Seales



Urban Studies



"When God Speaks: Urban Church Christian Education at Mount Hebron African Methodist Episcopal Church"



2002



Steven H.



Shussett



Spirituality



"Centering Prayer as a Means toward Contemplation for the Priesthood of All Believers"



2002



Particia A.



Snyder



Congregational Redevelopment



"Changes in Leaders' Perceptions of Themselves, the Church, and its Mission While Involved in the Redevelopment of a Congregation"



2002



William



Staton, Jr.



Administration



"Superintending in the United Methodist Church: Consideration in Pastoral Care and Leadership Development for Pastors"



2002



Michael G.



Tavella



Christian Education



"The Church and Character Education in the Public School"



2002



Murray A.



Ziegenfuss



Cooperative Ministry



"The Rocks in the Field: An Assessment of an Intervention"



2002


Joanne A. BondLiturgicsLifting Up the Importance of Baptism2003
Oliver E. BrownSpiritualityRecovery from Spiritual Injury: Using Ritual to Effect Personal Transformation in Small-Group Worship Settings2003
Edward N.CorneilsonChurch & SocietyMaking Disciples, Carrying Out Mission: The Task of the Smaller Congregations2003
Paul M. FerraroneLiturgicsBaptism: A Lifelong Journey to God2003
Susan K.FolksChristian EducationThe Body of Christ in Lutheran Hymnody2003
Karnig M.Kazanjian, Jr.Pastoral CareSelf-Esteem and Faith in Jesus Christ2003
Michael E.KochChristian EducationA Program of Divorce Recovery in a Christian Congregation 2003
David A.MansfieldSpiritualityDigital Photography and Prayer: A Visual Approach to Spiritual Formation for Youth Ministry2003
Delbert ElwinResmerChristian EducationExperiencing Exodus: Spiritual Renewal through Bible Study2003
Charles R.StrietelmeierChristian EducationEducating for Forgiveness2003
Stephen W.UpdegraveEvangelismA Limited Advertising Campaign as a Tool for Evangelism 2003
David P.von SchlichtenHomileticsWords Fitly Spoken: The Use of Biblical Literacy Devices in Preaching2003
James L. BenedictChristian EducationTo Practice Compassion and Proclaim the Good News: Preparing Non-Seminary Ministry Students to Conduct Funerals and Memorial Services2004
Norma H. HansonLiturgicsA Trajectory of Psalms2004
Rudolph A. MooreChristian Education A Plea for Peace: Britten's War Requiem2004
David J. RobsonChristian Education Educating Local Clergy: An Episcopal Model2004
Stephen E. SeibelAdministrationUsing a Mission Statement to Fulfill the Developmental Tasks of Intentional Interim Ministry 2004
BennySmithEvangelismGetting Out of the Rut of Complacency2004
Robert C. WadeAdministrationClass Leaders in the A.M.E. Church: Renewing the Class Leader System at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church2004
Brian W. ArmenChurch & SocietyRenewing Vision for Mission and Ministry2005
David A.BrownSpiritualityA Henry Nouwen Workbook2005
Emmanuel M.ChemengichChristian Education African-Centered Rites of Passage for Youth in Black Episcopal Congregations2005
SusanColeSpiritualityMeeting God at the Crossroads: Spiritual Direction in the Parish2005
Catherine Cook DavisPastoral Care The Use of Reiki in Christian Ministry2005
CatherineJamieson-OggLiturgyReturning to the Center: Liturgical Renewal in a Divided Congregation2005
AbrahamLu Christian Education & SpiritualityChinese Ministry and Martin Luther's Teachings on Prayer2005
Wanda E. McNeillEvangelismTheology of Evangelism and Preaching Vital to Church Renewal2005
Mark R.SummerPastoral Care & LeadershipLeadership: Systems, Servant, and the Parish Pastor2005
Johan A. BerghLeadershipNothing but Christ Crucified: Ministry as Daily Discipleship 2006
Stephen J. HeetlandSpiritualityAn Effective Strategy for Spiritual Fitness of the Soldier 2006
Elizabeth C. LangensiepenChristian Education Sola Scriptura: A Course on the Authority of Scripture for Adults in a Lutheran Congregation 2006
Joseph J. Scholtes, Jr. HomileticsLiterature as Friend in Teaching the Passion of Christ 2006
Brian J. StammChristian Education Ministry to Children of Military Families 2006
Kipp W. ZimmermannLeadershipLeadership: Developing Pastoral and Lay Leaders in the Post-Modern Environment of the Church 2006
Stephen A. BoothPastoral Care A Wilderness Story: Confronting and Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse 2007
JuliusCarroll IV AdministrationA Theology for a People of African Descent in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 2007
Robert W. CholkePastoral Care A Humanistic Approach to Pastoral Care Methodologies 2007
Bradley H. DayetteHomileticsThe Use of Greek in Post-Seminary Sermon Preparation 2007
George A. Engelhart III HomileticsPreaching and the Sacraments: An Augustinian Based Study 2007
Garth J. GillianLiturgicsThe Eucharist: In-Breaking of the Kingdom 2007
Leona M. IrschSpiritualityFrom Scripture to Prayer 2007
Mark D. IsaacsChurch History The 250th Anniversary History of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Wurtemburg, Rhinebeck, New York 2007
CatherineLooker, SSJ SpiritualityA Journey through the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola in the Company of Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Julian of Norwich 2007
Ivis J. Mestre López LiturgicsContribution of Latino/Mestizo Popular Religious Rituals to the Lutheran Liturgy 2007
AyeMinWorld Religions Interreligious Dialogue on the Truth of Christianity and Buddhism for the Church in Myanmar 2007
Kenneth M. RupparLutheranism and Worship "Keep us Steadfast": Luther's Catechisms as a Foundation for Midweek Lenten Worship 2007
Ronald E. ShellhamerMissionsThe Lutheran Church in Post-Civil War Liberia: Promoting Renewal in Church and Community through Servant Leadership Initiatives 2007
Richard N. StewartChristian Education A History of the Use of Technology in Education at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia 2007
Karen K. YoungChristian Education A Handbook for the Lutheran Adult Catechumenate 2007
Kenneth A. AndersonChristian Education Reaching the Unchurched in a Diverse Urban Neighborhood 2008
Frank G. CiampaLiturgicsA Guidebook for Restoring and Reforming The Lord's Supper in Worship 2008
JosephDanielPastoral Care Empowering the Strangers to Sing in a Foreign Land: A Study of Cultural and Generational Conflicts of Indian American 2008
Mark E. FitzsimmonsLeadershipDeveloping and Implementing a Fourfold Model for Parish Ministry: A Demonstration of Pastoral Leadership 2008
Katrina D. FosterStewardshipStewardship and Luther's Theology of the Cross 2008
Shirley S. GuiderPastoral Care Pastoral Care to Communities after a Disaster 2008
Harry L. HeffelfingerReformation Studies Renewing Faith through Law and Gospel: Meeting Devotions from Luther's Small Catechism 2008
Cynthia L. KrommesLiturgicsFor You! For Me? For Us: Preaching to Postmodern Listeners 2008
Lois D. MartinSpiritualitySpiritual Care and Nurture of Pastors in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 2008
Kerry P. MaurerMinistryConflict Management in Transformational Ministry 2008
Richard G. NewswangerChristian Education Teaching Beliefs and Practices to Adults 2008
Jonathan S. RichesChristian Education Developing and Implementing a Life-Long Learning Plan for a Local Congregation 2008
Marguerite M. RourkHomileticsPreaching as Sacramental Presence: The Word Incarnate as Proclamation toward Healing in a Faith Community 2008
Frederick H. SchoenfeldChristian Education Training Mobilized United States Army Reserve Chaplains for Deployment 2008
PhilipSilversteinOld Testament A Talmudist's Reading of Matthew 2008
Kenneth G. SimurroChristian Education A Church-Based After School Tutorial: Planning and Implementation 2008
Janet J. SturdivantMinistryThe Women's Journey to the Pastorate in the African Methodist Episcopal Church 2008
Tom H.B. WallChurch History Liberation Spirituality for First World Christians: Silence, Simplicity, Solidarity and Service for Campus and Church 2008
Sophie M. YonduraSpiritualitySpiritual Mentors for Living One's Baptismal Call in the 21st Century 2008
AndrewCarlssonMinistryDeveloping Lay Leadership in an ELCA Congregation During a Pastoral Transition2009
DavidFordenPastoral CareEncouraging Resilience: The Fort Dix Warrior Transition Unit2009
BernadetteMcMastersMinistryMission To and Mission Beyond: Implications for the Roman Catholic Parish2009
Eugene W.SchneiderPastoral CarePractical Pastoral Care: A Role for the Church in Living and Dealing with Trauma2009
Sandra Stevens Poirel
Worship
God's Time: Implementing the Theology and Practices of Lent within the Context of the United Methodist Church
2009
Wayne M.
Weathers
Black Church Studies
The Evolution of Urban Ministries in an Urban Church: A Study of Urban Ministries at Miller Memorial Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA
2009
P. Wayne
Zschech
Christian Education
Preparing Parents to Model Faithful Discipleship: A Pre-Infant/Child Baptism Event
2009
Stephen S.
Duesenberry
Christian Education
Prayer and the Military Chaplain: Can Chaplains Always Pray According to Their Faith Tradition While in Uniform?
2010
William H.Flammann
Christian Education
A Process for Educating Congregational Board Leaders during a Transition to Policy Based Governance 2010
Linda R.
ForsbergSpiritualityOceans of Grace: Developing an Outreach Ministry, A Guide for Communities of Faith
2010
Wylie W.
Johnson
LeadershipIn Search of the Imago Dei:  Just War and 21st Century Islamic Radicalism2010
J. David
Knecht
EvangelismCell Groups as a Potential Vehicle for Revitalization in Lutheran Congregations 2010
Susan F.
Montgomery
Christian Education
Opening Holy Scripture to the Home-Bound
2010
Jennifer P.
Ollikainen
WorshipLiving into a New Paradigm of Worship Planning: A Congregational Workbook for Using Evangelical Lutheran Worship Resources 2010
Kristine A.
Peterson
SpiritualityPraying the Word:  A Lutheran Model for Introducing Contemplative Prayer in the Parish
2010
Cecile J.
Strommen
Worship
Sanctification of the Ordinary
2010
Sabu K.
Varghese
MissionGood News to the Poor: An Evangelical Contextualized Methodology To Reach the Tribes of Northern Kerala
2010
John DouglasHermanEvangelismGrowing Disciples: The Impact of Discipleship Groups on the Spiritual Vitality of a Congregation2011
Leon AdairRawlEvangelismA Relational Model of Evangelism: Sharing the Gospel Through Hospitality, Joy, and Relationships2011
Karl Edwin HenryStumpfEvangelismA Faithful Shepherd Looking for Lost Sheep2011
Joel L.ZeidersHomileticsCan You Hear Grace Now? A Study of How Parishioners Hear the Grace of God Preached2011
Thomas AlbertBingolChurch AdministrationIntegrating Technology into the Command Religious Ministry Plan at Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)2012
HaroldEvansPastoral CareUsing Social Work Ethics as a Guide to Implement Grief Ministry2012
Amy ChristineLittleEvangelismCalled, Gather, Enlightened, and Sanctified: Using Luther's Catechisms and Bowen Family Systems Theory to Move Beyond Chronic Parish Anxiety and Conflict Toward Vibrant Mission2012
David RoyMackEvangelismCompassion Ministry:  Moving From Social Services to Social Ministry2012
CorneliusO'FarrellChurch and SocietyThe Pastor as Health Care Advisor in the Poorer Urban Neighborhood2012
Philip K.SmithWorshipGathering and Sending: Two Dynamics in Holy Communion in a Local Congregation2012
DeniseBrownChristian EducationA Catechetical Curriculum for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities2013
JosephConner, Sr. EvangelismThe Call to the Church by a Community in Crisis: A Ministry of Compassion to the Incarcerated2013
ThomasDonioChristian EducationBuilding Parish Community through Outreach to the Poor: A Circle of Praxis Rooted in Ignatian Discernment2013
LlewellynDrumborPastoral CareThe Impact of Death Anxiety2013
Lisa FarrellMission and CulturesPenn Wynne Presbyterian Church: The Past, the Present, and the Future2013
MarshaGarrettWorshipBetrothal: Restoring a Tradition to Meet the Needs of Cohabiting Couples2013
JimmyHewittEvangelismMore Than a Jam Session: Following the Spirit's Lead2013
ScottMcAnallyWorshipA Gathering Place: Strategic Planningfor Renewing Liturgical Space for a 21st Century ELCA Congregation2013
TiinaNummelaPastoral CareIn the Chamber of Grace: Exploring Stories of Shame in the Lives of Seminarians Preparing for the Ordained Ministry2013
CatherinePowellSpiritualityTo Love Our God: A Booklet for Clergy on the Classic Three Ways Plus One2013
JaredWatsonMilitary ChaplaincySpeaking from the Marginsas a Military Chaplain: An Ethical Decision-Making Model from a Socially Conservative Perspective2013
MagdalenaYa-ShalongoChurch AdministrationPastor as Chief Evangelical Officer (CEO): Strategic Leadership and Administration. A Workbook for Church Leaders2013
LindaYatesChurch & SocietyHopewell World View and Dynamics of Congregational Grief2013
Il Sun Teresa (Sophia)Ko-DavisPastoral CareIntroducing Ancient Models of Spiritual Exercises and Contemplative Prayer in Ecumenical and Diverse Cultural Parish Settings2014
Robert RandallThomasPreachingExploring Theodicy in Combat: How to Preach & Minister to Suffering Soldiers2014
Stephen PaulVerkouwMission and EvangelismFrom Pasture to Well: Facing Demographic Challenge and Developing Missional Identity in an Urban Congregation2014

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