2018 Student Paper Contest Results

At the CPT we are committed to encouraging young men and women to pursue education in biblical and theological studies as a means of raising up the next generation of pastor theologians. Earlier this year we announced our first set of student paper contests. We were very pleased with the response, as well as the quality of papers submitted. Winners were selected based on the overall quality of writing, argumentation, research, and relevance to the local church and pastoral ministry.

After carefully reviewing all the submissions we are very pleased to announce the following results:

Contest 1: Creation & Doxology

  • First Prize: “Created to Be ‘Very Good’: The Unity of the Soul and Body and Its Implications for the #ChurchToo Movement” | Mackenzie MahonNorth Park Theological Seminary

  • Second Prize: “Let Every Victim of Evolution Join to Praise the Eternal Trinity, the Creator and the Redeemer: Constructing a Trinitarian Vision of Creation in an Evolutionary Context” | Jong Seock “James” ShinFuller Theological Seminary

  • Third Prize: “Creation as Justification: Affirmation and Recapitulation in the Soteriologically Oriented Anthropologies of Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer” | Koert VerhagenUniversity of St. Andrews

Contest 2: The Art and Science of Spiritual Formation

  • First Prize: “Bonhoeffer and Bowen Theory: A Theological Anthropology of the Collective Person and Its Implications for Spiritual Formation” | Jeremy RiosUniversity of St. Andrews

  • Second Prize: “Christ in Our Trauma: A Primer on the Integration of Psychology and Theology” | Preston Hill University of St. Andrews

  • Third Prize: “Trauma, Memory, and Healing: Transformation for Survivors of Domestic Abuse Utilizing a Neurospiritual Lens” | Ally KernClaremont School of Theology

Congratulations to the winners! And thank you to all who submitted entries for the contest.

Please note that there are no plans to publish or release the winning papers.