Doctor of Ministry in Preaching: 1996-Current

Chicago Theological Seminary DMin in Preaching Dissertations

1996-2005

  • Lewis, Lo. Preaching in interim ministry : journeying toward newness of life (1996)
  • Mollin, Leslie. Moving from intuition to intention : an expedition of discovery within the hermeneutic circle (1996)
  • Riddoch, Richard K. Preaching to our hearts’ meditations (1996)
  • Wolfe, Charles A. An experiment in lay-clergy worship planning : seeking depth in liturgy and sermon in service of the word (1996)
  • Atwood, Christopher. Preaching as incarnational evocation : experiential narrative as embodying witness to the active presence of the divine in human life (1997)
  • Ehrhardt, Randy R. The pulpit and the pews come together : transformative imagery and collaborative preaching at West Des Moines Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (1997)
  • Showalter, Douglas Keith. Forgiving others : preaching for the people of the First Congregational Church of Falmouth, Massachusetts of the United Church of Christ (1997)
  • Taylor, Nancy S. The work of the people : from silence to faithful proclamation (1997)
  • Duncan, Belva T. Bible study with survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence : transformed interpretive practice (1998)
  • Gibson, Robert Maxwell. The preacher as blues singer (1998)
  • Hood, Lottie Jones. A vision for you : rebuilding the wall, restoring the people, reclaiming the mission, exploring a preaching partnership for the renewal of an inner city church as a multi-cultural community of faith using the preaching event as the creating instrument (1998)
  • Lambertson, Katherine. From chrysalis to flight : communal and individual transformation through multigenerational preaching (1998)
  • Larsen, Jeffrey W. Sensory language in preaching : evoking God on Thursday (1998)
  • Rhodes, Janet. From stillness to speech : terrifying truths from incarnational interpretation and proclamation (1998)
  • Due, Martha S. Trust, inclusivity and rhetoric in the Northwest Ohio Association of the United Church of Christ (1999)
  • Gooch, Judith Anne. Preaching what we practice : a personal practice for spiritual formation in community (1999)
  • Newcomer, Duncan D. Words that burn : Jonathan Edwards, visual images and an object relations psychology for preaching (1999)
  • Pelc-Faszcza, Brenda M. In the beginning was the metaphor : preaching our way beyond Biblical literalism in mainline churches (1999)
  • Schaab, R. Michael. Inaugurating lay preaching in a Roman Catholic parish (1999)
  • Donaldson, Beth Allegra. Preaching as braiding strength into the rope of faith : celebrating and transcending cultural differences in the preaching ministry (2000)
  • Patterson, Kaleo. Reclaiming the Kanaka Maoli voice in preaching as social act and celebration(2000)
  • Schmidt, Marlayna. Just doing it : preaching social justice in a way that empowers the congregation to social action (2000)
  • Stewart, Marcian. Personal expressions of covenant as sacramental preaching (2000)
  • Wise, Margaret. Holy encounters : a chaplain’s journey in sacramental preaching in a long-term living facility (2000)
  • Fontaine, Christine Neiffer. From the well at Sychar : preacher formation from disability and marginality and the small church (2001)
  • Guess, J. Bennett. The words we hear : listening to sermons from a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered perspective (2001)
  • Hundley, Robert Spencer. Incorporating visual images within the homiletic context (2001)
  • Leite, Michael J. Preaching and pastoral care : preaching on difficult topics in sacred space (2001)
  • Prowse, Timothy A. The congregational plot : preaching, conflict and growth (2001)
  • Reid, James Scott. Preaching and change in a rural church (2001)
  • Ross, Patricia Sylvester. Lament to hope : exploring the impact of preaching lament on the life of a congregation (2001)
  • Wilson, Michael Ian. Open endings and new beginnings : the role of imagination in preaching at Charleswood United Church (2001)
  • Arnold, Derek A. From vision to reality to new life (2002)
  • Edwards, Emily M. E. Biblical storytelling as a faith resource to empower : shackle-free at last, breaking the bond of shame and low self-esteem (2002)
  • Spitters, Michael J. Can boomer-types preach effectively to millennials? (2002)
  • White, Howard Lee. The pathetic sermon : using pathos to connect across cultures in preaching(2002)
  • Zuch, Richard. The power and passion of prophetic preaching : a study on the importance of preaching God’s prophetic words of discernment for spriritual transformation of both preacher and listener (2002)
  • Brown, Norman Aaron. A church in service to the community : through preaching self-worth, self-esteem and self-identity (2003)
  • Livingston, Robert K. Confident preaching : the value of a mentoring relationship in a preacher’s development (2003)
  • Pentland, John. Speaking faith in public space (2003)
  • Rother, Sigrid. Preaching in the house church : as a way of entry for a pastor into a new parish(2003)
  • Eveland, Marcia C. Nice story, but will it preach? (2004)
  • J. Thomas Gough. Tell me a story: narrative preaching across cultural differences (2004)
  • Christine Joy Johnson. Borrowing from the actor’s toolbox: preaching preachers from performance(2004)
  • Jill A. Kirchner. Preaching original blessing in the homiletical world of original sin (2004)
  • Peter A. Lovett. Revitalizing the church through collaborative preaching (2004)
  • Ross, John Forest. The common denominator: the transcendent value of the well-told story in preaching to an electronic media saturated culture (2004)
  • Wigston, Leslie Samuel. The power of song: using a hymn in a sermon (2004)
  • Wunsch, Ronald William Espirit de corps: building Christian community in an Army Chapel through celebrative preaching on the Holy Spirit (2004)
  • Beckwith, Becky J. Preaching parables to provoke: learning and recollection initiated through parabolic preaching (2005)
  • Cox, Gary D. Relationship with God: wrestling surrender, congruence (2005)
  • Dorsey, Charles C. Preaching in concentric circles: a strategy for preaching multimedia (2005)
  • Higginbottom, Edwin J. Preaching: the naming and claiming of sacred spaces (2005)
  • Kohler, Deborah F. A new model for a new millennium: balancing the authority of the congregation with the authority of preacher (2005)
  • Gansch-Boythe, Daniel A. Preaching with story and image: helping idea-driven preachers connect with story-driven congregations (2005)
  • Forbes, Susana King. Preaching as listening to and with muffled voices (2005)

2006-2013

  • Brown, Ronald B. A breeze passing overhead: the experience with the preacher and the experience of the Gospel in the preaching of judicatory staff (2006)
  • Ford, Marie LaMarre. Gaining an authentic voice: to preach with celebration in mind and spirit(2006)
  • Zobeck, Bonita Joy. Silent no more: a journey of a women finding her voice in a patriarchal society(2006)
  • Campbell, Falicia Renee. How do the homeless read the scripture? How do you preach it? (2007)
  • Derry, Paul Peters. “May i have a word?”: preaching from points of new location (2007)
  • Dugan, Timothy P. The recovery of self-confidence in preaching and the recovery of the preacher(2007)
  • LaRochelle, Robert R. All are welcome: preaching and the development of church identity in a small town (2007)
  • LaVelli, Evelyn E. Everybody has a story: contemporary faith stories make a connection (2007)
  • Monroe-Mueller, Shawnthea. Making a way: the theory and practice of expressing Christian hospitality through preaching (2007)
  • Swann, Roy A. God is in the house: narrative preaching for enlivening worship in an African American traditional church (2007)
  • Tellström, Paul Gustaf. Preaching identity: who do we say we are? Helping a church to know who it is and hwy it exists in order to be the church God is calling it to be (2007)
  • Gieselman, Tamara K. …with comparison and gospel for all: toward a homiletical hermeneutic of inclusion (2008)
  • Gregory, Kevin Paul. Authentic preaching: the preacher’s discernment of God’s embodied word(2008)
  • Mueller, Fred D. “And I shall write my law on their hearts” : how to preach a sermon on a passage unknown to the congregation (2008)
  • Oliphant, Robert Barnett. Reframing art for preaching : art and scripture in homiletic conversation(2008)
  • Smith, Amos. Dynamic preaching 101 : anchored in celebration; improvising in the moment (2008)
  • Smith, James Phillip. Preaching forgiveness : the theory and practice of embodying and experiencing forgiveness and reconciliation to bring about transformation that leads to healing and wholeness (2008)
  • Brill, Kelly Boyte. Electric (Boulevard) preaching: practicing your faith on the street where you live (2009)
  • Dwyer, Kathryn N. “The largest table effect”: preaching to cultivate compassion, justice, and inclusion in the urban church (2009)
  • Esslinger, Denise M. Delivery makes a difference: the practice of preaching (2009)
  • Kooiman, Michael. Finding metaphor in context: exploring the generative capacity of metaphor for preaching (2009)
  • Lepard, James. Preaching with an emerging spirit (2009)
  • McKinney, Chantal B. Reclaiming the spirit: celebrate preaching for transformation in a traditional setting (2009)
  • Roof, Deborah E. Preaching witness vocabulary: teaching a language of faith (2009)
  • Savides, Stephen P. Preaching on the plain: the congregation as company (2009)
  • Snider, Phil. Preaching after God: a homiletic of deconstruction (2009)
  • Steeves, Nancy L. Setting a spacious table: preaching as reflection, a model for preaching an expansive theology (2009)
  • Copeland, Verlee A. Sunday gospel, Wednesday faith (2010)
  • Gross, Robert A., Jr. Claiming and incarnating hope: lessons from the African American preaching tradition for a white working class context (2010)
  • Hewitt, Kristopher S. Preaching the experience of hope: from lament to celebration (2010)
  • Hill, Gwendolyn K. Preaching the Aloha Spirit roundtable: a notion of cultural compatibility in homiletics (2010)
  • Illman-White, Meg. Reclaiming the heart of preaching in changing times (2010)
  • Long, Robin. To love and serve with all our hearts: preaching to empower a vision process grounded in gratitude (2010)
  • Palmer, David M. Transformative preaching: preaching with embedded ritualization (2010)
  • Tierney-Eliot, Adam. Inhabitation and invitation: an approach to preaching preparation for the liberal church (2010)
  • Fillier, Bobby K. iPreach: the art of preaching in a digital age (2011)
  • Halverson, Sarah Jeanne. “It’s not the toast”: preaching towards personal and corporate health in light of family systems theory (2011)
  • Hille, Gerhard. “Preaching on a detour”: heralding the gospel to people with dementia (2011)
  • Kaufman, Douglas Neal. Blood, water, bread & wine: preaching to transform definition of church family to include those not related through familial ties (2011)
  • Marquez-Sterling, Guillermo A. In the footsteps of giants: preaching justice to promote dialogue in a diverse community (2011)
  • Nelson, John A. Choosing the way: missional preaching (2011)
  • Swan, Timothy Scott. Adaptive preaching: transforming the preacher through the transition to preaching that transforms people (2011)
  • Waite, Phil. Preaching as a catalyst for testimony in a post-Mennonite context (2011)
  • Waters, M. Elizabeth. Transformation through preaching: four practices for revitalizing Christian identity (2011)
  • Broadbent, Benjamin. The flesh becomes Word: embodied preaching and congregational response (2012)
  • Florence, B. Janet. Empowering progressive Christians to speak: preaching to equip progressive Christians to speak out their faith beyond the church through private conversations and public witness (2012)
  • Long, Mark E. Closing the language gap: Church language for the postmodern age (2012)
  • Dejmek, Laura Rosemary., O.P. Lift ev’ry voice and preach: the grace and gift of women preachers in the Roman Catholic Church (2013)
  • Grant, Catriona Fraser. Deep roots, deep source, deep preaching (2013)
  • Mardis-Lecroy, Matthew J. The end of experience: toward a testimony ethic for preaching to religious liberals (2013)
  • Mays-Matthews, Precious J. Empowering African-American women through womanist preaching (2013)
  • Wooster, Matthew C. Preaching on controversy without divisiveness: preaching for affirmation of people who are gay and lesbian (2013)

2014-2017

  • Lewis, Adam K. Beyond the benediction: spiritual growth from the shortened, unresolved sermon (2014)
  • Lindsey, David Brandon. Joy comes in the morning: explorint a poetic homiletic (2014)
  • Myers, John T. Core preaching (2014)
  • Scott, Judith. Through the portal: ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ (2014)
  • Weaver, David Paul. Embracing seasons of spiritual transition (2014)
  • Weber, Christel Emma Anna. ‘Refugees rescue the soul of the church’: preaching that empowers a new ministry among refugees (2015)
  • Sykes, Michael G. Preaching and evangelism: reviving missional values to inspire church revitalization efforts (2015)
  • Riddick, Dwight. Preaching the grace of God as a means of inspiring life long community outreach(2016)
  • Wade, Aaron B. Preaching that empowers congregations to be catalyst of change in the community(2016)
  • Adams, Katherine. Finding our story in God’s story (2017)
  • Norman, Ronald K. Healthy preacher/ healthy preaching: towards a wholistic homiletic (2017)
  • Parker, Cindy. Spat from the fish’s mouth: a journey from reluctance to assurance (2017)
  • Riddick, Dwight Shawrod. Sound preaching for shaky bridges: preaching as catalyst to transform laity into leaders in the church, community, and marketplace (2017)