Practical Theology

Herald of Holiness- 1988


Full-text pdf files of Herald of Holiness, Volume 77 published in 1988.

The Herald of Holiness (now titled "Holiness Today") is the denominational publication for the Church of the Nazarene. The magazine serves Nazarenes around the world and all Christians seeking holiness material. Holiness Today is a print magazine with articles geared to enhance holiness living by connecting Nazarenes with our heritage, vision, and mission through stories of God at work in the world. Articles are written by pastors, lay experts in various fields, and denominational leaders.

The Mediator - Volume XIV, Issue 1 July 2019


The present Mediator issue is an exercise in Wesleyan theology. We begin with a study of pneumatology from a Wesleyan perspective, with special emphasis on implications for the Church (Davis). This is followed by four articles that explore experiential aspects of theology as demonstrated by Wesleyan-Holiness women (Pring) and as recommended for work with children (Lotha and Olumbe) and adults (Ning Ngaih Lian). Rounding out this issue, once again we feature the abstracts from the theses and dissertations of the current graduates from APNTS’s various degree programs.


BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! Interpreting Words and Images in Revelation.

The purpose of this essay is to suggest that Revelation could be interpreted as a series of images and sounds, rather than as a text, full of words. I have not done a full content analysis, but a quick review yields a number of clues to sensory images: “Revelation” itself is a visual term. The book itself was meant to be read aloud “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear it.” Rev. 1:3. One problem with a purely linguistic interpretation is the details.


“Why Can’t We All Just Get Along:” A New Norm for Managing Conflict in the Church.

ABSTRACT The Jesus Model of conflict management has important implications for the future of the church. If we can make this the standard operating practice in our congregations, then we can manage potentially destructive situations. This essay presents a definition of conflict: An expressed struggle between two interdependent parties over perceived scarce rewards, incompatible goals, or unfulfilled expectations. There are several important ideas about conflict: it is unavoidable, sometimes unresolvable, but manageable. There are three basic components of conflict: ego, stasis, and pseudo.


“The Other Side of Eden”

The Other Side of Eden : Genesis 4:1-14

January 24, 2019

APNTS Chapel Service

Cobb Center

11:00 AM


A Christian Response to Imprisonment in the Wesleyan Tradition

An essay on imprisonment could cover many areas from the inhumaneness of solitary confinement and its contribution to mental illness, Christians around the globe imprisoned for their faith, injustices suffered by women in the prison system, the ineffectiveness of imprisonment on the reduction of crime, racial inequality in the penal system, the mistreatment of undocumented persons, the suffering of children of the incarcerated, exploitation of the incarcerated and their families through overpriced telephone and video-conferencing services, abuses of power that go unchecked, criminogenic asp


Acts 8:9-24: Following the Wrong Savior

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary

Second Semester Chapel Service

AY: 2018-2019

January 8, 2019

Cobb Center



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