After Dean of Faculty Mike Morrison presented the candidates for the Master of Pastoral Studies degree, and President Russell Duke accepted the candidates, they came forward in alphabetical order. Joseph Tkach and Dan Rogers placed the hood over their heads, and Russell Duke gave them the diplomas.
Sam Butler. His thesis was titled "Church and Community: Staying Relevant in a Changing World."
Bonnie Fairchild. Thesis: "Persons of All Races Are Included in God’s Plan to Adopt Humanity"
Bill Ford, "Thomas F. Torrance and the Problem of Limited Atonement: Faith Seeking Understanding for a Pastor’s Theology of Ministry"
John Huffman, "An Argument Against the Teachings of the Immortal Soul"
Karl Reinagel, "The Role of Encouragement in Pastoral Ministry"
Mike Swagerty, "Church Growth in America: Whose Responsibility Is It?"
Merv Walton, with a thesis titled "Ethics in the Prison Epistles," lives in Singapore and was unable to attend in Orlando. We gave him his diploma when he was in California in June.
Ken Williams, "Marriage Is Good, But Is It a Sacrament?"
GCS students may read the theses online at https://www.gcs.edu/course/view.php?id=23#section-3.