EMS Dissertation Series

A Grounded Theory of Behavior Transformation among Filipino Christian Women

Kimberly Fennessey Snider (WCIU Press, 2012) This study proposes a substantive theory about the transformation process: conversion initiates a process wherein Filipinas come to understand the Bible as the standard of truth; subsequently, they become conscious that their behavior needs to mirror this standard. This understanding, added to empowering elements and catalysts, and conveyed by …

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Filipino Kingdom Workers: An Ethnographic Study in Diaspora Missiology

Sadiri Emmanuel Santiago B. Tira (WCIU Press, 2012) Mass migration is an undeniable force in the world today as over 192 million people transverse the globe in unprecedented diaspora. These migrants are affecting change wherever they go as they intermingle with locals and other migrants. In recent years missiologists recognized the immense potential that Christians

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A Theological Analysis of the Insider Movement Paradigm from Four Perspectives: Theology of Religions, Revelation, Soteriology and Ecclesiology

Doug Coleman (WCIU Press, 2011) Combining elements of the missiological concepts of people movements and high-level contextualization, the Insider Movement paradigm (IMP) proposes that biblical faith in Jesus can potentially be lived out within any religious culture. Therefore faith in Jesus does not require severing ties with one’s pre-faith religious community. This claim represents a

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God First-Go Forward: The Impact of the South Africa General Mission/Africa Evangelical Fellowship on the Africa Evangelical Church, 1962-1994

Thomas Kopp (WCIU Press, 2011) This study examines archival materials, pertinent literary sources, and fifteen interviews in order to understand the impact on the Africa Evangelical Church (AEC) by its founding body, the South Africa General Mission/Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF). It also explores the possible contributions that both the Mission and the Church could make

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An Interdependence Model for Mission: Alliance between the Oregon Ministry Network and the Malawi Assemblies of God

Boyd S. Powers (WCIU Press, 2011) The confluence of three streams-the success of the modern missionary movement, the pervasiveness of globalization, and the latent potential of the interdependent body of Christ-indicate that advancing the mission of God in the twenty first century calls for new ways of thinking and doing mission. This project demonstrated that

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Muslim Conversions to Christ: An Investigation of Palestinian Converts Living in the Holy Land

Ant Greenham (WCIU Press, 2011) Despite the difficulties of reaching the world of Islam with the gospel, individual Muslims do put their faith in Christ. Literature on the subject of Muslim conversions identifies an interesting range of conversion factors. However, little detail is available on Palestinian converts. This qualitative study seeks to identify key conversion

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