Papers

“Transforming Communities and Creating Disciples of Jesus through the Practices of Neighborliness: Apprenticeship in the Ways of Parish Life for the Twenty-first Century,” (2017) a doctoral thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Thesis in PDF

“Transforming Communities and Creating Disciples of Jesus Through the Practices of  Neighborliness: A research proposal”, (2015) a research proposal submitted to the Department of Graduate Studies of Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Paper in PDF.

“Towards a Research Proposal: Three Possible Research Questions”, (2015) a paper written for the course, “Introduction to Research and Thesis Proposal”. Paper in PDF.

“Discernment and Leadership for the Missional Church”, (2015) a paper written presented to Bishop Michael Bird. Paper in PDF.

“Rethinking Children’s Ministry at The Church of St. John the Evangelist (Hamilton) in Light of the Missio Dei”, (2015) a paper written for the course, “Theological Foundations for Congregational Vitalization, Part II.” Paper in PDF.

“The Common Good in Hamilton’s Downtown Neighborhoods: Possibilities for Partnerships Arising from the Social Capital and the ‘Casi-NO’ Movement'”, (2014) a paper written for the course, “Theological Foundations for Congregational Vitalization, Part I.” Paper in PDF.

“Towards a Missional Polity: Parish Life and the Missio Dei in Vicinia”, (2014) a paper written for the course, “The Missional Leader,” at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Paper in PDF.

“Missio Dei in Vicinia: The Mission of God in the Neighborhood: An Ecclesiology for the Local Church,” (2013) a paper written for the course, “The Missional Church,” at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Paper in PDF.