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The Priestly Leadership of the Ascended Christ
Michael Jin Choi Torch Trinity Graduate University
This Christ's leadership is typically conceived as a directive to be imitated perhaps because Christians often situate themselves in the historical narrative settings of the Gospels when believers were not yet indwelt by the Holy Spirit. This paper investigates the other side of Christ's leadership which cannot be imitated by creatures; the ascended Christ's ongoing priestly leadership adds cooperation as yet another dimension. Christ invites cooperation from his bride because she is already endowed with the dynamic provided by the Holy Spirit, when he mediates Christ's presence to her. While Christ's ongoing leadership is through intercession each believer is called to participate in the edification of the church by pursuing three areas: Obedience with other believers for fruitfulness, intimacy with God through faith, and overcoming trials with unwavering hope in the future glory. These three emphases are demonstrated by three different New Testament writers, John, Paul and the writer of Hebrews.
Key Words: Christ's intercession, life as worship, sanctification, intimacy with God, love one another, enduring in hope, overcoming trials
Toward Articulating Personal Curriculum Design Approach: Christian Curriculum in Temporality and Eternity
S. Steve Kang1 Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Jeonghyun Esther Kwon Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Endeavoring to comprehend Christian curriculum in relation to human temporality and eternity, this paper approaches curriculum development with two teloi: for the people of God to conform to the image of Christ and to advance God's Kingdom in every sphere of their lives. With the theological tenets of the Imago-Dei, the Kingdom, and the Creation as its backdrop, this model re-envisions the six categories of Dee Fink's taxonomy of Significant Learning for a Christian curriculum development as followings: appreciation for God's creation; redemption; Christ's lordship; knowledge of God, self, and neighbors; a calling in God's Kingdom; and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. Built on this model, the authors provide an assessment grid and concrete steps for curriculum designers to follow.
Keywords : Curriculum development, Christian education, human temporality and eternity, significant learning, Christian curriculum assessment
The Power of Music: Its Influence on Emotion and Spirituality1
Myung B. Yoo Baekseok University
Music is an integral part of everyday life and culture. Since the creation of the universe music has had a tremendous effect on mortals. Music is used in many ways to improve and enhance the lives of people. People use music to change emotions, to release emotions, and to match their current emotions. Emotion is directly or indirectly related with health. Music has long been utilized in the realm of healing and health across times and cultures. Some therapeutic functions attributed to music are discussed. Emotion and spirituality are correlated. Music seems to have its own emotional content and in many instances may encourage spiritual involvement. Music has several roles in the spiritual realm: means of expression, channel of spirituality, and enrichment of spirituality. Due to music's complexity and variety, it is very difficult to form a set of standards to govern our listening choices. However, it is very important for us to grasp whether music is spiritual help or harmful. Music education for congregations should be a required component in the church. Discernment and careful planning and implementation of the music ministry of the church are needed.
Keywords: power of music, effect of music, spirituality, emotion, healing power of music
Seminarians' Perspectives on Woman Leadership in the Church: A Phenomenological Study
Vizovonuo Chiesotsu Torch Trinity Graduate University
Hyun Joo Oh1 Torch Trinity Graduate University
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the perspectives of seminarians on woman leadership in the church. For this study, five seminarians of a seminary in Seoul, Korea, were interviewed. The participants consisted of two male and three female seminarians from different degree programs and countries. It analysed the position of seminarians on women's ordination and leadership in the church, the impact of seminary life on their perspectives, and their views on empowerment of women. The study found that even though the majority of the participants claimed to support woman leadership in the church, their claim contradicted their views when the issue was applied at a personal level. For instance, the male participants did not agree that their wives could be their pastors. The participants, nevertheless, agreed that the seminary had enhanced their appreciation of woman leadership. Every participant identified women's identity to be the key factor to women's empowerment.
Keywords: woman leadership in the church, leadership position, discrimination, seminarian perspective
Godly Play as a Church Curriculum where Theological Aesthetics is Embodied and Represented
Tae Young So Institute for Artistic Ministry of the Korea Association of Spirituality & Arts
This study reinterprets Godly Play as a church curriculum for children in the light of theological aesthetics which emphasizes the spiritual emotion and experience forgotten in the recent flow of theological studies. Theological aesthetics views God as emotional, playful, and immanent. Godly Play helps children to have their own personal relationship with God who is emotional, immanent, and communal. This study redefines Godly Play as a spiritual curriculum in which theological aesthetics is embodied and represented. In terms of theological aesthetics, this study introduces five movements: welcoming, circling, responding, feasting, and leaving, as the artistic process of teaching and learning in Godly Play.
Key Words: Godly Play, children, theological aesthetics, beauty, art
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