Testamentum Imperium
Volume 5 - 2016

Can You Hear me Now?:
Making Pastoral Theology Relevant in a Modern World

Deadline for Articles > June 21, 2016

Director Kevaughn C. A. Mattis and Managing Editor Michael G. Maness

Volume 1 - 2007 - Closed - 80 Articles - 13 Published in Perspectives on Eternal Security:  Biblical, Historical, and Philosophical Foreword by H. Wayne House, Edited by Kirk R. MacGregor and Kevaughn Mattis (Wipf and Stock, 2009).

Volume 2 - 2009 - Closed - 122 articles committed so far.

Volume 3 - 2011 - Closed - 161 articles committed so far

Volume 4 - 2013 - Open - Response to I. Howard Marshall’s Kept by the Power of God 

Volume 5 - 2016 - Open - on Making Pastoral Theology Relevant in a Modern World

Guest and Complementary Articles Previously Published  ~  Editorial Standards    


Message from Kevaughn Mattis, Trinidad, West Indies, Founder and Coordinator of Testamentum Imperium: 

In the past, Testamentum Imperium has focused on affirming the assurance of salvation from  Baptist and Reformed perspectives.  The journal is expanding its scope by publishing an interdenominational volume on Pastoral Care in 2016.  As was done in the past with the first 13 articles from the first volume of Testamentum Imperium, I wish to take the articles written in 2016 and publish as many as I can as a book with Wipf and Stock. That publication is found here: 


I humbly extend this collective invitation inviting you all to contribute the following articles:

Perspectives on Eternal Security


Can You Hear me Now?:
Making Pastoral Theology Relevant in a Modern World

Foreword Dr. Gerald R. McDermott, Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion, Roanoke College, USA; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion; and Research Associate, Jonathan Edwards Centre, University of the Free State, South Africa; mcdermot@roanoke.edu.    

Preface Rev. Dr. Michael G. Maness, Baptist;  D.Min, NOBTS; M.Div. SWBTS; TDCJ Retired 20-year Senior Clinical Chaplain, author of How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011 (2015) and nine other books and 100+ articles, see www.PreciousHeart.net, email Maness3@att.net

The Problem of Pastoral Theology 

1.  Dr. Guy Brewer, 
Pastoral Care Successfully Merge Secular Disciplines with Biblical Theology? - United Methodist, Professor of Pastoral Theology, School of Theology, Anderson University, USA;  grbrewer@anderson.edu. 

2.  Dr. Taunya Marie Tinsley and Rev. Dr. Joan Prentice,
Is Pastoral Theology still Relevant in an Age of Modern Psychology? – Dr. Taunya Marie Tinsley, Ph.D., NCC, LPC; Baptist; D.Min. student, United Theological Seminary, USA;  Director, Graduate Programs in Counseling, Waynesburg University, USA; Director, Mount Ararat Counseling Ministry and Counseling Center at Mount Ararat Baptist Church,  Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  ttinsley@mt-ararat.org;   co-authored with Rev. Dr. Joan Prentice, Baptist;  D.Min., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, USA;  Minister of New Members, Mount Ararat Baptist Church,  Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  jprentice@mt-ararat.org;  and Rev. Sharon Dennard (Baptist) (Dean, Mount Ararat Theological Academy, Mount Ararat Baptist Church,  Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  sdennard@mt-ararat.org

3.  Dr. Ronald Baard,
A Correction of Pastoral Care that Overlooks the most Vulnerable
- United Church of Christ;  Adjunct Instructor, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Boston University School of Theology, USA; Former Imes-Lowry Professor of Pastoral Studies and Dean of Students, Bangor Theological Seminary, USA;  baard.ron@gmail.com

4.  Dr. Benjamin J. Wood,
Religious Belief, Conflict and Violence: The Theological Basis for Being Passionate about what we Believe and Passionate About Loving Those who Disagree with Us Quaker, Research Associate, Lincoln Theological Institute, University of Manchester, UK;  benjamin.wood-3@manchester.ac.uk

5.  Dr. Tomas Bokedal,
“They Shall Not Inherit the Kingdom of God” Is the Bible’s Language of Judgment and Sin too Condemnatory to Patiently Deal with Human Sins? - Lutheran, Lecturer in New Testament Studies, University of Aberdeen, UK;  t.bokedal@abdn.ac.uk

6.  Rev. Dr. Matthias Grebe,
“They Shall Not Inherit the Kingdom of God” Is the Bible’s Language of Judgment and Sin too Condemnatory to Patiently Deal with Human Sins? – Anglican, Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany;  grebe@uni-bonn.de; mgrebe471@gmail.com.

7.  Fr. Dr. Daniel Ude Asue,
Does the Roman Catholic Church’s Language of Sin Make Pastoral Care of Victims too Difficult? - Roman Catholic, Ph.D., Practical Theology, St. Thomas University, Florida, USA;  Saint Bede Catholic Church, Diocese of Richmond, USA;  frdanielasue@bedeva.org; asue1ng@yahoo.com.  

8.  Dr. Robert Fastiggi,
Is the Roman Catholic Theology of Sin too Judgmental? - Roman Catholic Professor of Systematic Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, USA;   fastiggi.robert@shms.edu.

9.  Dr. Wayne Baxter,
Was Jesus’ Language of Judgment and Sin too Condemnatory for him to Deal Graciously with Human Sin?: A Reflection from the Gospel of Matthew Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada, Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek, Heritage College & Seminary, Canada;  wbaxter@heritageseminary.net

Pastoral Theology:  Attending to Human Need

10.  Dr. Galen W. Jones,
Addressing the Phenomenon of Male Identity Construction and their lack of Interest in the Things of God - Baptist, Professor of Christian Ministry, Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, Oklahoma Baptist University, USA;  galen.jones@okbu.edu

11.  Rev. Dr. Myrna Thurmond-Malone,
Pastoral Care with Addicted Persons - M.Div., Baptist;  Th.D., ABD;  Pastoral Care and Counseling, Columbia Theological Seminary, USA;  Licensed Christian Counselor and Therapist;  Founder & Director, MHT Family Life Center, Riverdale, GA, USA;  revmyrnamalone@mhtfamilylifecenter.org

12.  Rev. Dr. Michael G. Maness,
The Need and Relevance of Pastoral Care in the Prison System - Baptist, D.Min, NOBTS; M.Div. SWBTS; author of How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011 (2015) and nine other books and 100+ articles, see www.PreciousHeart.net, email Maness3@att.net.  Maness spent 20 years as a TDCJ staff senior clinical chaplain at the Gib Lewis State Prison in Woodville, Texas, the last six months at the Polunsky State Prison, where Texas’ Death Row is located.   He earned 1,600 hours of CPE from ACPE and a host of certificates on PTSD, suicide and crisis intervention, and authored nine books and over 100 articles, including, How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011:  Immeasurable Value of Religion, Volunteers and Their Chaplains:  A Resource for the Prison Chaplaincy and Its Defense with Staff Chaplain Survival Guide and Audit History (2015; 412p.; www.PreciousHeart.net/Saved) and Queen of Prison Ministry—the Story of Gertha Rogers, First Woman to Minister on Texas Death Row (2008; 200p.;  www.PreciousHeart.net/joy).   He has been managing editor of Testamentum Imperium for most of its publication history, www.PreciousHeart.net/ti.  See his website www.PreciousHeart.net, LinkedIn page http://lnkd.in/FJ9N2z and Facebook page www.Facebook.com/Michael.G.Maness.  

13.  Dr. Anne K. Gatobu,
The Effectiveness of Pastoral Care in Fostering Healthy Human Relationships United MethodistDean of Practical Theology; Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA agatobu@umcneb.org; anne.gatobu@asburyseminary.edu

14.  Dr. Walter Chung and Dr. Stephanie Chung,
“Women Don’t Like Nice Guys” – Dating, Attraction and Christian Values: Teaching Our Young People How to Fall in Love - Dr. Walter Chung, Evangelical;  Ph.D., BCBA-D, CRC, NCP, BCCP, LPC, LBS;  Professor, Counseling Psychology; Department Coordinator for Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration, Eastern University, USA;  wchung@eastern.edu;  and co-authored with his wife, Dr. Stephanie Chung, Ed.D., Evangelical; Associate Professor of Special Education, Education Department, Cairn University, USA. 

15.  Kevaughn Mattis,
Judgemental Attitudes and Their Impact on Our Pastoral Effectiveness - Reformed tradition/Seventh-day Adventist from Trinidad, West Indies;  LLB Hons. University of London, UK; LPC, BPP Law School, UK;  destinyfromthebeginning@hotmail.com 

16.  Dr. Godfrey Harold,
The Church as Alternative Community: A South African Perspective Baptist, Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Cape Town Baptist Seminary, South Africa;  godfrey@ctbs.org.za

17.  Rev. Dr. Gwayaweng Kiki,
The Church as Community of GraceEvangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea;  Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Church Ministry, Pacific Theological College, Fiji Islands;  gkiki@ptc.ac.fj.

Pastoral Theology and Human Suffering

18.  Dr. Siroj Sorajjakool,
When Sickness Heals: A Pastoral Reflection on Finding Meaning in Suffering - Seventh-Day Adventist;  Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Counseling,
Loma Linda University, USA;  ssorajjakool@llu.edu.

19.  Dr. Erhard S. Gerstenberger, 
Finding God and Meaning in Suffering Lutheran;  Professor of Old Testament Literature and Theology Emeritus, University of Marburg, Germany;  gersterh@staff.uni-marburg.de

20.  Dr. Eric Stoddart,
Pastoral Care as Anti-Theodicy - Reformed Tradition;  Lecturer in Practical Theology & Distance Learning Officer; Associate Director, Centre for the Study of Religion & Politics (CSRP) St Mary's College, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK;  es61@st-andrews.ac.uk

21.  Dr. Nathan D. Hieb,
The God of All Comfort: Karl Barth and Hope in Suffering - Reformed Tradition;  Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA;  Pastor, Chinese Evangel Mission Church of New Jersey, USA;  ndhieb@gmail.com 

22.  Dr. Amos Yong,
“Disability and Suffering?  Pastoral and Practical Theological Considerations for the Third Millennium” Pentecostal;  Ph.D.;  Professor of Theology & Mission, Director of Center for Missiological Research, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA;  amosyong@fuller.edu

23.   Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg,
What Kind of Response can Pastoral Theology Give in the Midst of Suffering? -  Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea;  Lydia Gruchy Professor of Pastoral Studies, St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon Theological Union, Canada;  hyeran.kimcragg@usask.ca

24.  Concluding Reflection - Rev. Dr. Michael G. Maness, D.Min, NOBTS, TDCJ Retired 20-year Senior Chaplain, author of How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011 (2015) and nine other books and 100+ articles, see www.PreciousHeart.net, email Maness3@att.net




Deadline for articles:  June 21, 2016