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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Behind the Numbers: A Traditional Church Faces a New America, Larry Vogel

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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The Personalization of American Christianity: Subjective Assurance and the Puritan Conversion Narrative, Curran Bishop

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A Rank-Based Analysis of Word Order and Codification in the Greek of the Pastoral Epistles, James Fickenscher

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To the Glory of God Evaluating Origen’s Exposition of the Scripture in His Leviticus Homilies, Andrew Johnson

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Exodus 18: Its Literary Unity and Its Key Transitional Role in the Exodus Narrative, Noppawat Kumpeeroskul

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Theology of the Laity: the Lutheran Way, Brian M. Mosemann

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The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s Interpretation of Ἀναξίως in 1 Cor. 11:27−29 in Relation to Worthy Admission to the Eucharist in Light of Ritual Jewish Purity Laws Embedded in its Qeddassé and Tradition, Tibebu Teklu Senbetu Rev. Dr..

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READING THE SIGNS OF THE TIME: THREE VOICES IN THE CONFESSIONAL LUTHERAN CHURCH AS THEY RELATE TO SEGREGATION, RACISM, AND APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA FROM 1900–1978, Christoph Dietrich Weber

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How Speech Act Theory Can Help Address Problems in Theology and Church Posed by Modern Philosophy, Charles W. Westby

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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From Vice to Virtue: Contours of Idolatry and New Obedience, Michael Fieberkorn

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Jesus In, With, And Under the Spirit: The Spirit's Presence and Activity in Christ in the Sacrament of the Altar, Brian A. Gauthier

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"If You Are Willing to Receive It": The Presentation of John the Baptist as Elijah in Matthew's Gospel, Aaron Goldstein

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Christian Identity Meets Identity Politics: A Lutheran Approach to Political Engagement, Michael Hanson

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Fortuita Misericordia:
 Luther on the Unchosen Figures in the Patriarchal History as shown in his Lectures on Genesis, Chan-U "Vincent" Kam

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Exodus 14–15 as an Anti-Baal Polemic and Its Implications for Interpreting Exodus 15:17 and Dating These Chapters, Brent Olson

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Contemporary Confessional Commitment: A Models-Based Approach with a Particular Focus on Global South Lutheranism, Roberto Bustamante

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The Sword & The Mask: Toward a Confessional Lutheran Account of Spiritual Warfare, Jon Furgeson

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PARECHESIS IN THE UNDISPUTED PAULINE EPISTLES DEFINITION, IDENTIFICATION, AND DISCOVERY, Kevin Gingrich

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Whither the Body: Using the Church’s Hymnody to Reassert the Hope of the Bodily Resurrection, Ruth McDonnell

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“I Said, You Are Gods”: Pastoral Motives Manifest in Patristic Citations of Psalm 82:6, Charles Schulz

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Life with Yahweh After Death: How the Psalter’s References to Life After Death Cohere, Bill Tackmier

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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“Visiting Iniquity of Fathers Against Sons” in Exodus, Thomas Egger

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Mission in the Margins: An Emplaced Missional Ecclesiology for the Brazilian Church in Urban Environments, Samuel Fuhrmann

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A Narrative Inquiry of the Lived Experience of Three Female Assemblies of God Lead Pastors, Ryan Harris

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Purity/Impurity and the Lordship of Jesus in the Gospel According to Mark, David Issac Lewis

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Lived Kardecism - A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding Brazilian Spiritism, William Miller

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Giftive Dialogue: An Analysis of the Use of the Giftive Metaphor in the Pluralist Context of the Lutheran University of Brazil, Maximiliano Silva

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Translating Pun and Play - Wordplay and Soundplay in Hosea, Eric Fudge

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The Salvation of the Household in Lukian Theology A Tool for Mission and Evangelism in the West African Church; Acts 16:25-34 as a Case Study, Jean Baptiste Mberebe

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The Practical Orthodoxy of Balthasar Meisner: The Content and Context of his Theology, David R. Preus

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My Eyes Have Seen Your Consolation_ ΠΑΡΑΚΛΗΣΙΣ in Luke-Acts, Alexandre Vieira

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Grammars of Transformation: Saving Evangelical Cultural Engagement, William Watts

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The Eclipse of Elegance: Towards a Contemporary Lutheran Aesthetics of Discipleship, Andrew Whaley

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Friendship and Gift in 2 Corinthians 8–9: Social Relations and Conventions in the Jerusalem Collection, Ruth Whiteford

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Vocational Apologetics An Argument For Using The Lutheran Understanding Of Vocation As A Form Of Enfleshed Apologetics For The Church To Engage A Cultural Setting Influenced By The Criticism Of The New Atheists, Kirk Clayton

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Ad Gloriam Dei Humanism and Theology in David Chytraeus’ Regulae Studiorum, Timios Cook

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My Brother’s Keeper How American Lutherans Fought to Preserve the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Russia in the USSR, 1921–1939, Matthew Heise

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Eschatological Pneumatology as a Theological Framework for Evaluating the Pneumatology of the International Church of God’s Grace in Brazil, Gerson Linden

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Faith Comes by Hearing: The Interrelationship of Theology, Faith, and Practice, Nathan Olson

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Prayerbook of Christ, Prayerbook of the Church: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christological Interpretation of the Psalms, Brad Pribbenow

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LCMS Identity and Mission in the American Urban Context: Engaging Conian Black Theology Through Strategic Lutheran Missiology, Gregory Seltz

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A Theological Dialogue with and Evaluation of Erik H. Erikson’s Theory of Identity Development in Light of Pauline Baptismal Theology in Romans and Some Implications for Pastoral Care, Walter Steele

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[תוֹמכּ֣] in Josianic Reforms, Brian Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Jesus, The New Temple Mark 11:20–25 in its Narrative Context, Daniel Jeffrey Berge

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Burmese Nationalism and Christianity in Myanmar: Christian Identity and Witness in Myanmar Today, Zam Khat Kham

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Gospel Encounter With Subaltern India , Stanish Stanley

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Hindutva Nationalism and Civil Government in India: Towards a Theology of Engagement from Luther’s Two Realm Perspective, Sam Thompson

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Holiness Unto Whom? John Wesley’s Doctrine of Entire Sanctification in Light of The Two Kinds of Righteousness, John Trinklein

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Covenant Relationships and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter : An Investigation of the Relationship between the Davidic Covenant and the Abrahamic and Mosaic Convenants as Reflected in the Editing of the Psalter, Adam Daniel Hensley

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Making “An Unknown God” Known: A Narratne-Critical Reading of Paul’s Areopagus Speech (Acts 17:16-34) In Light of the “Ignorance-Knowledge” Theme of Luke-Acts, Hyo-Jong Kim

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The Gospel in Singapore - The Impact of Civil Religion and Civil Law, Mark Madson

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More Than a Pretty Face: Using Embodied Lutheran Theology to Evaluate Community-Building in Online Social Networks, Joel Oesch

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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“No One Has Ever Seen God” (John 1:18): Not Seeing Yet Believing in the Gospel of John, Kevin Armbrust

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An Analysis of the Attributive Participle and the Relative Clause in the Greek New Testament, Michael Hayes

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A Theology of Creation Lived Out in Christian Hymnody, Beth Hoeltke

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Worshipping Meaningfully: The Complementary Dynamics of Liturgy and Theology in Worship, Joseph Omolo

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Slaying the Syncretistic Chimera: A Study of the Consensus Repetjtus in Light of Confessionalization Theory, Timothy Schmeling

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Church and Reform in Nicholas of Cusa's Brixen Sermons (1452-58), with Additional Reference to his Roman Reform Sermons and Reformatio Generalis (1459), Richard Serina

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The Fathers' Faith, the Children's Song: Missouri Lutheranism Encounters American Evangelicalism in its Hymnals, Hymn Writers, and Hymns, 1889-1912, Jon Vieker

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Christian Hope Among Rivals: Life-Organizing Stories As Narrative Theodices, Michael Zeigler

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Promissio Spei God's Eschatological Action in the Church, Richard Aaron Davenport

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An (Enduring) Ecclesiology Beyond the Cultural Captivity of the Church, Chad Lakies

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Luther on Idolatry: A Lutheran Response to Contemporary False Belief, Michael Lockwood

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Life in the Spirit: A Post-Constantinian and Trinitarian Account of the Christian Life, Andrea Snavely

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The Biblical Text of Pelagius in his Commentary on 2 Corinthians a New Reconstruction, Wilbert Stelzer

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Christian Justification after Nihilism, Joel Meyer

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Honorable Shame: The Rhetorical Use of Didactic Shame Discourse in Ezekiel 36:16-32, Ronald Mudge

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Presenting Himself as an Approved Worker: The Narratological Function of the Prayers in the Book of Nehemiah, Philip Penhallegon

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Doctrine after Foundationalism, Robert Lewis Fossett

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Reading Dialogically : A Bakhtinian Approach to Interpreting Elijah, Mark Hoehner

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John Wesley‟S Liturgical Revision: A Pattern for Reshaping Worship for Post-Christian America, Lawrence A. Lacher

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A Theology of Religious Change, David J. Zehnder

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Aural Design and Coherence in the Prologue of First John, Jeffrey E. Brickle

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“Wait for Me”: Appreciating the Curious Juxtaposition of Zephaniah 3:8 and 9, Bob Caldwell

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Beyond Justice: Death and the Retribution Principle in the Book of Job, Varunaj Chumai

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Problems in a Movement-Towards a Mutual Hierarchy Social Model of the Trinity, Jeffrey Dukeman

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The Waves of the Deluge Breaking on Jonah the Intertextual Use of the Noachic Narrative in Jonah, Kevin S. Golden

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Cut Off From(One's) People_Punitive Expulsion In The Torah, G Thomas Hobson

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“Made in Each Other:” John Scottus Eriugena’s Conception of the Human Person as a Unifying Vocabulary for Trinitarian Metanarrative and Anticartesian Phenomenology, Carey B. Vinzant

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The Use of Yala Proverbs (Paremia) in Communicating the Gospel: A Model for Communicating the Gospel in Africa, Michael Oko Adoga

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Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Islam in the United States, Berhanu D. Arsse

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Evaluating the Whirlwind: The American Lutheran Theological Interpretations of Pre-war Nazi Germany, John Philip Hellwege Jr.

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Reversion and Syncretism among the Wimbum Baptists of Cameroon, West Africa: A Missiological Problem, Gabriel N. Massa

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Theme and Structure in Isaiah 28-33 a Unified and Coherent Reading Centered on Chapter 30, G. Vincent Medina

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"These Are Written" Toward a Cruciform Theology of Scripture, Peter Nafzger

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The Impact of Ethnic Homogeneity on Outreach: Study on the Organization of the Ethiopian Evangelical Diaspora Congregations in the United States, Berhanu Ofgaa

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Contemporary Preaching to a Non-contemporary Society: Nineteenth-Century Reformed Theology Comes to Non-nineteenth-Century Brazil, Jorge Luiz Patrocinio

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Can God Be Persuaded A Discussion of the Immutability of God in Luther's Catechesis on Prayer, Timothy Roser

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Global Nomads: Identity and Assimilation of 1.5 and second- generation Ethiopians in the United States, Tesfai Zeleke Tesema

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Community Cohesiveness as a Factor in Successful Urban Outreach., James Carl Tino

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A Study of Wholistic Ministry Factors that Contributed to the Effectiveness of Mission Among the Karayu Oromo of Ethiopia, Solomon Endashaw Yadessa

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Preaching the Gospel in Korea: A Critical Analysis of the Contextual Theologies of Shamanism and Minjung, JongPil Yoo

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Paul's Use of the Old Testament in Ephesians 4:25-26, R. Thomas Buck

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Beyond Appearance: Irony and the Death of Jesus in the Matthean Passion Narrative (26:1-27:66), InHee Cho

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A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Leadership Approaches in Ethiopian Immigrant Churches in the United States: Leadership Styles and Implications for Missions, Yared Halche

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A Case Study of Challenges Foreign-born Church Leaders Face in Establishing Multicultural Churches in the United States, Josef A. Howard

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The Spirit's Witness: A Historical and Theological Examination of the Testimonium Spiritus Sancti Internum, Barry D. Jones

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Bonding and Bridging Social Capital Among Immigrants in the United States: A Study Reconciling Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Principles as a New Paradigm for Reaching Out to a Racially Disjointed Community, Jasson Kalugendo

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Marriage of God, Mission of God: A Missiological Paradigm based on the Church as the Bride of Christ Bearing Seed and Producing Fruit, Jr.; Leroy H. Leach

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Luther's Two Kinds of Righteousness and his Wartbug Postil, Makito Masaki