Date of Award

3-31-2000

Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Department

Practical Theology

First Advisor

Robert Weise

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 15:55; 1 Corinthians 12:21-26; 1 Corinthians 15:22; 1 Timothy 3:14-15; Ephesians 2:8; Ephesians 5:29; Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3:15; Genesis 3:19; John 17:15-17; Judges 21:25; Matthew 10:24; Matthew 18:3-4; Matthew 5:10-12; Matthew 5:3; Philippians 1:21; Philippians 2:1; Philippians 2:3-4; Revelation 22:14; Romans 6:4-5;

Abstract

This project assists pastors in preparing parishioners to confront the realities of suffering and dying with a God-given identity in a world that seeks to cure pain and suffering by killing. A survey of the pastors and laity of the Michigan District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was conducted to identify their understanding of dying well and to ascertain whether or not they have been influenced by our postmodern society. On a whole the pastors and laity viewed dying in Christ as dying well. A Bible study was developed to assist pastors in preparing parishioners to die well.

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