Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Using the Action/Reflection method, this project examines sermons which aim at the heart by using character development within a storytelling sermon style. This thesis considers the effectiveness of intentional reimagining of biblical witnesses by overlying behavioral styles and archetypical fears and desires onto various characters of the Gospel of John. It designs a methodology for intentional development of characters and examines the responses of the listeners. It asserts the value of creating space within a sermon for the listener to encounter the Divine by identifying with the people of scripture.
Halvorson, Cynthia, "Real People, Real Faith, Real God: Encountering the Divine in Preaching Biblical Characters" (2018). Doctor of Ministry Theses. 33.