Practical Theology

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! Interpreting Words and Images in Revelation.

The purpose of this essay is to suggest that Revelation could be interpreted as a series of images and sounds, rather than as a text, full of words. I have not done a full content analysis, but a quick review yields a number of clues to sensory images: “Revelation” itself is a visual term. The book itself was meant to be read aloud “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear it.” Rev. 1:3. One problem with a purely linguistic interpretation is the details.


“Why Can’t We All Just Get Along:” A New Norm for Managing Conflict in the Church.

ABSTRACT The Jesus Model of conflict management has important implications for the future of the church. If we can make this the standard operating practice in our congregations, then we can manage potentially destructive situations. This essay presents a definition of conflict: An expressed struggle between two interdependent parties over perceived scarce rewards, incompatible goals, or unfulfilled expectations. There are several important ideas about conflict: it is unavoidable, sometimes unresolvable, but manageable. There are three basic components of conflict: ego, stasis, and pseudo.


“The Other Side of Eden”

The Other Side of Eden : Genesis 4:1-14

January 24, 2019

APNTS Chapel Service

Cobb Center

11:00 AM


A Christian Response to Imprisonment in the Wesleyan Tradition

An essay on imprisonment could cover many areas from the inhumaneness of solitary confinement and its contribution to mental illness, Christians around the globe imprisoned for their faith, injustices suffered by women in the prison system, the ineffectiveness of imprisonment on the reduction of crime, racial inequality in the penal system, the mistreatment of undocumented persons, the suffering of children of the incarcerated, exploitation of the incarcerated and their families through overpriced telephone and video-conferencing services, abuses of power that go unchecked, criminogenic asp


Acts 8:9-24: Following the Wrong Savior

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary

Second Semester Chapel Service

AY: 2018-2019

January 8, 2019

Cobb Center


Focus and Faith (Run the Race)

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary

Opening Convocation

August 14, 2018

Dr. Bruce Oldham

Cobb Worship Center

11:00 am


Embodying a Theology of Ministry and Leadership: Frameworks for Lay Leadership

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Bruce G. Allder

This book seeks to bring together a person’s spiritual vitality in Christ with practical expressions of service, care, and deepening relationships with others. It provides practical steps on how to listen well to God’s specific call, develop the art of theological reflection, and apply various leadership perspectives to different contexts. Throughout, Scripture is used to provide a scaffold on which to build ministry and leadership principles that can bring coherence and effectiveness to complex and often confusing situations.

Entering the Mission of God: Frameworks for Lay Leadership

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Richard Giesken

Our world seems to be getting smaller every day. The global movement of people is at unprecedented levels. While many perceive these movements as a threat, Jesus encourages us to see a ripe harvest field at our doorstep. Those who are open to the call of God and equipped for cross-cultural engagement stand ready to cross the street to make disciples in the name of Jesus. This book explores culture, worldview, and intercultural communication from theological and practical perspectives.

Amazing Promises – Amazing Grace

Dr. Catherine Stonehouse

Thirty-third Annual Commencement Message

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cobb Worhsip Center


Romans 8:14-28: All Things for His Good!

APNTS “Baccalaureate Chapel” – April 26, 2018

President Bruce E. Oldham

Cobb Worship Center



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