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Shalom Challenged—A Path Forward

Posted by Anthony Bonds on Feb 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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Part Three

We live in a society where a disproportionate number of African Americans are impacted by high unemployment, poor health, violence, and low graduation rates.[1]  Their interest in, and knowledge of, Christian theology can sometimes take a low priority simply because of the need to survive day-to-day.

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Topics: D.Min., reflection, seminary alumni

Shalom Challenged—A Head-on View

Posted by Anthony Bonds on Feb 18, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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Part Two

The struggles for economic opportunity of black congregations were once led by the black church through marches, voter registration drives to elect public officials who are sensitive to the needs of the black community, and embracing of urban black entrepreneurship. The voices of protest are still there when there are clear and blatant signs of racism and discrimination, police brutality, and horrific crimes, yet most voices are confined to the four walls of the congregation. Thus, "without public expression beyond the confines of the sacred space round the altar, religion can lose its savor and become irrelevant."[1] Our messages and interaction must be constant going forth; not just when evil shocks our community. We must also be willing to be rejected by the very ones that we reach out to help—because it is a fact of nature that you cannot help someone who doesn’t want to be helped!

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Topics: D.Min., reflection, seminary alumni

Shalom Challenged—What Happened to the Redemptive Struggle?

Posted by Anthony Bonds on Feb 11, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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Part One

We live in a society where a disproportionate number of African Americans are impacted by high unemployment, poor health, violence, and low graduation rates.[1]  Their interest in, and knowledge of, Christian theology can sometimes take a low priority simply because of the need to survive day-to-day. Over the past 10-20 years, an acceleration of heinous crimes, immoral, unethical and shameful behavior, a disdain for common decency, and a rejection of God has weighed heavily on everyone’s faith.

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Topics: D.Min., reflection, seminary alumni

Multi-cultural Ministry: Unity in Diversity

Posted by Maria Rambuski on Jun 9, 2014 4:57:00 PM

The Native American sits next to the Congolese man to discuss the Pan-African/Swahili group. The Nigerian man greets the Anglo woman while the Myanmar-Burmese man speaks with the  African American woman. The Rwandan and Eritean men take their seats and prepare to meet. This is not the opening of a United Nations session. This is the leadership team at my church in Buffalo N.Y. sitting down together to ask the questions that will guide and shape their ministries.

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Topics: D.Min., cultural literacy, community, church, church growth, biblical worldview, church development, Conference on Ministry, Cultural Intelligence

4 Pastorates, One Congregation: Learnings of a Long-tenured Pastor

Posted by Sarah Beckler on Nov 18, 2013 5:02:00 PM

A guest post by Rev. Harry Heintz, special assistant to the dean at Northeastern Seminary

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Topics: Doctor of Ministry, D.Min., pastor, church development, capital region

Like Walking on Water: A Christmas Poem by a Seminary Graduate

Posted by Sarah Champignon on Dec 5, 2011 3:55:00 PM

A guest post by Thomas Worth, master of divinity and doctor of ministry graduate of Northeastern Seminary:

Like Walking on Water
By Thomas Worth
A Christmas Sermon for 2011 

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Topics: D.Min., master of divinity, christmas, sermon, poetry, pastor

7 Reasons to Consider a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Posted by JP Anderson on Oct 18, 2011 3:40:00 PM

Fred Johnson with Bible2 

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Topics: Doctor of Ministry, D.Min.

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