David A. Ackerman

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David Ackerman was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, USA. He has earned three degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Northwest Nazarene University, Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Philosophy from Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver. He has written several books, articles, and various curriculum and maintains a daily devotional blog (acky4.com). He has pastored five Nazarene churches and been interim pastor at three churches. He was Professor of New Testament at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary and Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Nazarene Theological College, Australia. He has been a missionary for the Church of the Nazarene for over twelve years and currently helps coordinate educational endeavors on Philippines/Micronesia Field.

 

Works by this author

Language: English

Scripture's Distinctives and Dynamic: Towards an Asia-Pacfic Hermeneutic of Holiness

David A. Ackerman
Scripture's Distinctives and Dynamic

Papers and Reflections from the 2003 Asia-Pacific Regional Theology Conference (October 2003) Korea Nazarene University.

A group of over 35 theological educators and church leaders gathered at Korea Nazarene University on October 7-9, 2003, to explore together a most critical topic. The international makeup of this group, representing over ten countries of the Asia-Pacific Region as well as the U.S.A. and United Kingdom, brought a richness to the discussion of how to make Scripture relevant to the peoples of these lands.

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Book

The Challenge of Culture: Articulating and Proclaiming the Wesleyan-Holiness Message in the Asia-Pacific Region

David A. Ackerman
The Challenge of Culture

How can the church articulate the gospel message in ways relevant to the many diverse cultures of the Asia-Pacific region? To what degree can and should theologians, educators, pastors, and missionaries contextualize this message in this pursuit of relevancy? How can we bring our theology to culture without losing theology to syncretism or the plague of pluralism? How does the dynamic understanding of holiness in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition address these issues?

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Book

The Emmaus Model: Discipleship, Theological Education, and Transformation

Bruce G. Allder
David A. Ackerman
Cover: The Emmaus Model

FROM THE FORWARD

The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is “To Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations”. Old paradigms and practices are changing. The church is growing rapidly in some world areas, often with a lack of sufficiently trained leaders to insure orthodoxy and coherency. To be more effective in this mission to which God calls us, this book provides a practical way whereby we can rethink our models and methods of education and ministerial preparation for the purpose of equipping God’s people for works of service that his body might be built up.

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Book