DMin Majors and Projects since 1993

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First
Name

Last
Name

Focus

breThesis/Project

Year

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. Bond Liturgics Lifting Up the Importance of Baptism 2003
Oliver E. Brown Spirituality Recovery from Spiritual Injury: Using Ritual to Effect Personal Transformation in Small-Group Worship Settings 2003
Edward N. Corneilson Church & Society Making Disciples, Carrying Out Mission: The Task of the Smaller Congregations 2003
Paul M. Ferrarone Liturgics Baptism: A Lifelong Journey to God 2003
Susan K. Folks Christian Education The Body of Christ in Lutheran Hymnody 2003
Karnig M. Kazanjian, Jr. Pastoral Care Self-Esteem and Faith in Jesus Christ 2003
Michael E. Koch Christian Education A Program of Divorce Recovery in a Christian Congregation 2003
David A. Mansfield Spirituality Digital Photography and Prayer: A Visual Approach to Spiritual Formation for Youth Ministry 2003
Delbert Elwin Resmer Christian Education Experiencing Exodus: Spiritual Renewal through Bible Study 2003
Charles R. Strietelmeier Christian Education Educating for Forgiveness 2003
Stephen W. Updegrave Evangelism A Limited Advertising Campaign as a Tool for Evangelism 2003
David P. von Schlichten Homiletics Words Fitly Spoken: The Use of Biblical Literacy Devices in Preaching 2003
James L. Benedict Christian Education To Practice Compassion and Proclaim the Good News: Preparing Non-Seminary Ministry Students to Conduct Funerals and Memorial Services 2004
Norma H. Hanson Liturgics A Trajectory of Psalms 2004
Rudolph A. Moore Christian Education A Plea for Peace: Britten's War Requiem 2004
David J. Robson Christian Education Educating Local Clergy: An Episcopal Model 2004
Stephen E. Seibel Administration Using a Mission Statement to Fulfill the Developmental Tasks of Intentional Interim Ministry 2004
Benny Smith Evangelism Getting Out of the Rut of Complacency 2004
Robert C. Wade Administration Class Leaders in the A.M.E. Church: Renewing the Class Leader System at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church 2004
Brian W. Armen Church & Society Renewing Vision for Mission and Ministry 2005
David A. Brown Spirituality A Henry Nouwen Workbook 2005
Emmanuel M. Chemengich Christian Education African-Centered Rites of Passage for Youth in Black Episcopal Congregations 2005
Susan Cole Spirituality Meeting God at the Crossroads: Spiritual Direction in the Parish 2005
Catherine Cook Davis Pastoral Care The Use of Reiki in Christian Ministry 2005
Catherine Jamieson-Ogg Liturgy Returning to the Center: Liturgical Renewal in a Divided Congregation 2005
Abraham Lu Christian Education & Spirituality Chinese Ministry and Martin Luther's Teachings on Prayer 2005
Wanda E. McNeill Evangelism Theology of Evangelism and Preaching Vital to Church Renewal 2005
Mark R. Summer Pastoral Care & Leadership Leadership: Systems, Servant, and the Parish Pastor 2005
Johan A. Bergh Leadership Nothing but Christ Crucified: Ministry as Daily Discipleship 2006
Stephen J. Heetland Spirituality An Effective Strategy for Spiritual Fitness of the Soldier 2006
Elizabeth C. Langensiepen Christian Education Sola Scriptura: A Course on the Authority of Scripture for Adults in a Lutheran Congregation 2006
Joseph J. Scholtes, Jr. Homiletics Literature as Friend in Teaching the Passion of Christ 2006
Brian J. Stamm Christian Education Ministry to Children of Military Families 2006
Kipp W. Zimmermann Leadership Leadership: Developing Pastoral and Lay Leaders in the Post-Modern Environment of the Church 2006
Stephen A. Booth Pastoral Care A Wilderness Story: Confronting and Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse 2007
Julius Carroll IV Administration A Theology for a People of African Descent in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 2007
Robert W. Cholke Pastoral Care A Humanistic Approach to Pastoral Care Methodologies 2007
Bradley H. Dayette Homiletics The Use of Greek in Post-Seminary Sermon Preparation 2007
George A. Engelhart III Homiletics Preaching and the Sacraments: An Augustinian Based Study 2007
Garth J. Gillian Liturgics The Eucharist: In-Breaking of the Kingdom 2007
Leona M. Irsch Spirituality From Scripture to Prayer 2007
Mark D. Isaacs Church History The 250th Anniversary History of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Wurtemburg, Rhinebeck, New York 2007
Catherine Looker, SSJ Spirituality A 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 Liturgics Contribution of Latino/Mestizo Popular Religious Rituals to the Lutheran Liturgy 2007
Aye Min World Religions Interreligious Dialogue on the Truth of Christianity and Buddhism for the Church in Myanmar 2007
Kenneth M. Ruppar Lutheranism and Worship "Keep us Steadfast": Luther's Catechisms as a Foundation for Midweek Lenten Worship 2007
Ronald E. Shellhamer Missions The Lutheran Church in Post-Civil War Liberia: Promoting Renewal in Church and Community through Servant Leadership Initiatives 2007
Richard N. Stewart Christian Education A History of the Use of Technology in Education at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia 2007
Karen K. Young Christian Education A Handbook for the Lutheran Adult Catechumenate 2007
Kenneth A. Anderson Christian Education Reaching the Unchurched in a Diverse Urban Neighborhood 2008
Frank G. Ciampa Liturgics A Guidebook for Restoring and Reforming The Lord's Supper in Worship 2008
Joseph Daniel Pastoral Care Empowering the Strangers to Sing in a Foreign Land: A Study of Cultural and Generational Conflicts of Indian American 2008
Mark E. Fitzsimmons Leadership Developing and Implementing a Fourfold Model for Parish Ministry: A Demonstration of Pastoral Leadership 2008
Katrina D. Foster Stewardship Stewardship and Luther's Theology of the Cross 2008
Shirley S. Guider Pastoral Care Pastoral Care to Communities after a Disaster 2008
Harry L. Heffelfinger Reformation Studies Renewing Faith through Law and Gospel: Meeting Devotions from Luther's Small Catechism 2008
Cynthia L. Krommes Liturgics For You! For Me? For Us: Preaching to Postmodern Listeners 2008
Lois D. Martin Spirituality Spiritual Care and Nurture of Pastors in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 2008
Kerry P. Maurer Ministry Conflict Management in Transformational Ministry 2008
Richard G. Newswanger Christian Education Teaching Beliefs and Practices to Adults 2008
Jonathan S. Riches Christian Education Developing and Implementing a Life-Long Learning Plan for a Local Congregation 2008
Marguerite M. Rourk Homiletics Preaching as Sacramental Presence: The Word Incarnate as Proclamation toward Healing in a Faith Community 2008
Frederick H. Schoenfeld Christian Education Training Mobilized United States Army Reserve Chaplains for Deployment 2008
Philip Silverstein Old Testament A Talmudist's Reading of Matthew 2008
Kenneth G. Simurro Christian Education A Church-Based After School Tutorial: Planning and Implementation 2008
Janet J. Sturdivant Ministry The Women's Journey to the Pastorate in the African Methodist Episcopal Church 2008
Tom H.B. Wall Church History Liberation Spirituality for First World Christians: Silence, Simplicity, Solidarity and Service for Campus and Church 2008
Sophie M. Yondura Spirituality Spiritual Mentors for Living One's Baptismal Call in the 21st Century 2008
Andrew Carlsson Ministry Developing Lay Leadership in an ELCA Congregation During a Pastoral Transition
2009
David
Forden Pastoral Care
Encouraging Resilience: The Fort Dix Warrior Transition Unit
2009
Bernadette
McMasters Ministry Mission To and Mission Beyond: Implications for the Roman Catholic Parish
2009
Eugene W.
Schneider
Pastoral Care
Practical Pastoral Care: A Role for the Church in Living and Dealing with Trauma
2009
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.
Forsberg Spirituality Oceans of Grace: Developing an Outreach Ministry, A Guide for Communities of Faith
2010
Wylie W.
Johnson
Leadership In Search of the Imago Dei:  Just War and 21st Century Islamic Radicalism 2010
J. David
Knecht
Evangelism Cell 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
Worship Living into a New Paradigm of Worship Planning: A Congregational Workbook for Using Evangelical Lutheran Worship Resources 2010
Kristine A.
Peterson
Spirituality Praying 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
Mission Good 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