Journal of Contemporary Theological Studies
In this journal the connection between theology and practical ministry is examined from a scholarly as well as a practical perspective. This area of research is simultaneously an area of research from antiquity and yet a new area of scholarly endeavor as well. In this journal Christian theology from the Scriptures is explored with its implications for contemporary praxis. This discussion is pursued by scholars, both student and faculty, of Bible Colleges with the design of discovering practical applications of theology for the modern context in the church as well in different ministry contexts. The focal points of these articles and discussions are the rich tapestry of the Scriptures as it is appropriated into the diverse texture of contemporary society, problems and the church.
JCTS began at Manna University as a forum for scholarly discussion and review. Then in 2014 other colleges joined the scholarly forum, initially New Hope Christian College in Oregon joined the scholarly interaction. Other colleges joined as well with the first student forum for paper submissions held at the ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education) conference in February 2015. Each paper is reviewed through an editorial process then selected for presentation and the best of the papers are selected for publication in this journal.
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JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGICAL STUDIES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
An exceptional opportunity for students of ABHE institutions to present papers to their peers and a Council of Review on how theology impacts ministry. The Forum will be held as an Annual Meeting pre-conference event each February in Orlando. The top papers will be selected by the Council for publication in the digital ABHE student scholars publication, The Journal of Contemporary Theology.
To facilitate the development of world-class biblical scholars among students who are effective in the research and apologetic of the dynamic relations between theology and ministry. Students are invited to submit papers, between 2,000 – 3,000 words, that will explore, engage and extend our knowledge and understanding of the connection between theology and ministry as found within the various contexts of the Scriptures, ministry, and leadership.
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The Forum will be held as a preconference for the ABHE annual meeting in Orlando each year in February. Papers will be presented followed by peer review discussion. Students other than presenters are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussions. To participate, students must be either a presenter or recommended by a faculty member of the college where they attend.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Papers should be submitted by December 15th to Steve Crowther – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your submission (including references) conforms to the Chicago or Turabian style format.
- All text, including references, is double-spaced in Arial or Times New Roman font (10-12 point type) with one-inch margins.
- Your title page includes complete contact information for all authors, including mailing addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
- The text of your submission, including abstract, body of the paper and references (not including title page, tables and figures), is no longer than 25 pages total.
- You submit your paper as a Word document (.doc or .docx extension) to the email address of the forum contact person.
- Any prior publication of data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged either in the manuscript or in the transmittal letter to the forum contact. Any forthcoming or “in press” articles which use the data should be forwarded to the forum contact person with the submission.
The presenter will prepare powerpoints to present the paper during the Forum for a 15 minute presentation. The best papers will be selected for publication in the Journal – JCTS.