Bible--Ruth

THE INTEGRATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SERVING AMONG FAMILIES IN HOMELESS CRISIS FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL MINISTRY

Author
Scott Mills D.Min.
Abstract
This project explored the transformational growth of high school students who served children in homeless crisis by implementing a pilot program at the Fort Wayne Charis House. The findings revealed student growth in three goal areas: greater cultural understanding, greater appreciation for life situation, and greater motivation to serve. The project explored biblical foundations and the causes and consequences of families in homeless crisis. It also examined similarities between “service learning” in the public schools and integrative ministry. Through this program, students built critical thinking skills, positive relationships, and a sense of responsibility as they engaged in serving their community.

Love and blessing: narrative exegesis of the Book of Ruth and its applications in pastoral ministry

Author
Li-Fung Ruth Huang
Abstract
The thesis of this dissertation is that through narrative exegesis of the book of Ruth and its applications in pastoral ministry we may learn to experience God's faithfulness and blessings and to restore the magnificence of God's creation of man and woman in his image and likeness so as to make life abundant in God's presence. The research methodology is as follows. First of all the literary analysis of narrative forms will be explained. Since the Book of Ruth is of the story type, exegesis of this book through the narrative form seems to be a very good method used. Then, the elements of narrative are used in interpreting the Book of Ruth. Finally, we will explain how to apply the life stories of the main characters as told in the analyzed narrative of the Book of Ruth to the situations people confront today. By studying the Book of Ruth we see that there was a creator, a guide and a redeemer, who established a relationship on the basis of "covenant" and "love" with plain people who had trust in Him.
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