Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan 2024-05-09T12:25:45+00:00 Valentino Wariki Open Journal Systems <p>Matheo: Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan fokus pada isu-isu kontemporer yang bersinggungan dengan pemikiran teologi dan praktik pelayananan kependetaan gerejawi. Jangkauan Matheo: Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan adalah global dan lokal Indonesia. Tujuannya tentu untuk menghasilkan literatur-literatur teologi yang diharapkan dapat memberikan kontribusi bagi perkembangan pemikiran dan implementasi yang relevan bagi gereja, masyarakat, negara, dan dunia. Sebab itu Matheo: Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan menyambut baik artikel-artikel dari berbagai pihak dan denominasi.</p> KEHIDUPAN SETELAH KEMATIAN: SUATU KRITIK TERHADAP MATERIALISASI KRISTEN PETER VAN INWAGEN 2024-04-26T16:43:22+00:00 Andreas Budi Setyobekti Anggi Maringan Hasiholan Avchand Charli Mogontha <p><em>The afterlife is a topic that continues to invite theological and philosophical debate, particularly in the context of Christianity, which is influenced by ecclesiastical doctrines. This research evaluates the views of Peter van Inwagen, who proposes that personal identity and survival after death are explained through the connection with the physical body, a concept referred to as "Christian Materialism." Van Inwagen argues that survival after death does not require a continuing non-physical soul, but instead depends on the physical restoration of the body. This study employs a qualitative descriptive method with text analysis and conceptual critique, comparing van Inwagen's theory with alternative theories from relevant philosophical and theological literature. The results show that van Inwagen's view faces significant criticism for replacing the traditional concept of the soul with a theory of physical resurrection, raising questions about how personal identity and consciousness are maintained after death, and the theological implications of rejecting the dualism of soul and body.</em></p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan KEKUATAN PENGAMPUNAN: PENGARUH AJARAN KRISTEN TENTANG PENGAMPUNAN TERHADAP RESILIENSI PERSONAL 2024-05-07T02:15:45+00:00 Susanna Katryn Shinta Permanasari Ronaldo Yonathan Reni Purba <p><em>This study examines the role of forgiveness within the Christian context as a profound and influential concept on personal resilience. Given that forgiveness is considered essential for recovery and emotional and spiritual well-being, this study aims to explore how Christian teachings on forgiveness affect individuals' ability to recover from trauma and stress. The research method employed is a qualitative descriptive approach, primarily utilizing library research, focusing on the analysis of relevant literature to delve into the theological and psychological impacts of forgiveness. The findings indicate that forgiveness significantly promotes resilience by liberating individuals from the burden of negative emotions, enhancing skills to manage stress and trauma, and strengthening interpersonal relationships. This confirms that forgiveness not only plays a vital role in the spiritual context but also has practical implications in enhancing mental and psychosocial health.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan DINAMIKA PSIKOLOGIS LUKA BATIN DAN SAKIT FISIK PADA PEREMPUAN: STUDI MULTIDIMENSI DALAM KONTEKS KEKERASAN DOMESTIK 2024-05-07T02:17:17+00:00 Yudiahline Ruthasye Sodak Johni Hardori <p><em>Domestic violence is a serious issue that profoundly impacts women's mental and physical health. This study explores the psychological dynamics involved in the emotional and physical wounds experienced by women due to domestic violence, and examines the social and cultural factors contributing to the prevalence and persistence of this phenomenon. The findings indicate that experiences of domestic violence often leave long-term psychological effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety, exacerbated by social stigma and isolation. This research aims to understand the coping mechanisms used by women and to evaluate the effectiveness of various intervention models currently in use. The primary goal is to support the development of more effective policies and practices for preventing violence and supporting victims, and to provide practical benefits to mental health practitioners, policymakers, and activists in formulating better strategies for intervention and advocacy.</em></p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan SPIRITUALITAS PEREMPUAN DALAM DIALOG: ANALISIS TEOLOGIS PERTEMUAN YESUS DENGAN PEREMPUAN SAMARIA DI YOHANES 4:1-42 2024-05-07T02:14:11+00:00 M. Sonang S. Aritonang Fransina Wattimena Gernaida Krisna R. Pakpahan <p><em>The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman as recorded in John 4:1-42 offers profound insights into the social and religious barriers broken by Jesus through his transformative dialogue. This study aims to analyze the representation of women's spirituality in theological dialogue, highlighting the significant role of women in religious practices and theological discussions. The methods employed are hermeneutics and library research, which allow for a deep interpretation of the text and exploration of its historical and theological contexts. The findings of this study indicate that the Samaritan woman, through her interaction with Jesus, undergoes a spiritual transformation that impacts her community and challenges social and religious norms, affirming the vital role of women as agents of spiritual and social change in religious traditions.</em></p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan PERAN LEMBAGA KEAGAMAAN DALAM MENGEMBANGKAN KEWIRAUSAHAAN DI KALANGAN JEMAAT 2024-05-07T05:19:22+00:00 Irian Sitorus Pane Wiryohadi Wiryohadi Andreas L. Rantetampang <p><em>This study explores the role of religious institutions in supporting and developing entrepreneurship among their congregations, with a focus on church interventions in the economic empowerment of their members. A qualitative method was utilized to collect and analyze data from interviews with church leaders, entrepreneurial congregants, and participants in entrepreneurship programs, as well as surveys assessing the economic impact of these initiatives. The findings indicate that comprehensive support through training, mentorship, access to capital, and spiritual guidance significantly enhances the economic and social well-being of congregants. The study also emphasizes the importance of Biblical values in guiding ethical and sustainable entrepreneurial practices. Challenges such as the need for program adaptation to the economic and social diversity of congregants require more inclusive approaches. This research contributes to the literature on institutional economics and entrepreneurship, offering practical guidelines for religious institutions to design and implement effective entrepreneurship programs, and provides insights for stakeholders interested in collaborating with religious institutions on economic initiatives.</em></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan DARI KEHILANGAN KE PEMULIHAN: MENGEKSPLORASI PERAN PASTOR DALAM PEMULIHAN PECANDU NARKOBA FATHERLESS 2024-05-07T14:59:56+00:00 Yusach Dani Dubu Jefri Hosea Pandiangan Pudjo Sutoto <p><em>This study examines the role of pastoral counseling in the recovery of drug addicts who lack a father figure, with a focus on the psychosocial impacts of fatherlessness. Through a qualitative approach and library research, this research collected and analyzed data from relevant literature to gain a deep understanding of effective practices in recovery. The results show that pastoral counseling, through methods such as supportive-counseling, confrontational-counseling, educative-counseling, spiritual-counseling, and preventive-counseling, is effective in addressing the feelings of loss and incompleteness experienced by personal without a father figure. The study also highlights the importance of the religious community in providing empathetic and comprehensive support, as well as in developing mentorship programs and pastoral training to enhance intervention quality. Pastoral counseling not only strengthens physical recovery but also supports ongoing emotional and spiritual growth, which is crucial for long-term recovery.</em></p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan TEOLOGI MAKANAN DAN DIABETES: MEMADUKAN NUTRISI, SPIRITUALITAS, DAN KESEHATAN 2024-05-08T11:23:56+00:00 Naftali Untung Andrea Esther Bangun Gideon Billy Septiadi Imelda Jequiline Zusana Arnoldus Keren Hapukh Elegani Br Ginting <p><em>This article explores the interaction between food theology and the management and prevention of diabetes, highlighting the importance of a holistic approach that integrates nutrition, spirituality, and eating behaviors. Diabetes mellitus, as the third leading cause of death in Indonesia, not only imposes high costs on the healthcare system but also affects the mental health of patients, creating an urgent need for effective prevention strategies. This study employs a literature review method, analyzing various sources including journal articles, books, and other publications relevant to spirituality, dietary practices, and diabetes management. Key findings indicate that poor eating habits, such as high consumption of sugar and processed carbohydrates, significantly increase the risk of diabetes, while maintaining dietary practices within Christian spirituality traditions can serve as a preventive measure. This study also discusses how maintaining dietary practices is an act of developing Christian spirituality. Therefore, this article argues that the practice of mindful eating, which acts as a preventive measure against diabetes, is a way to establish a relationship with God and all of His creation through food.</em></p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan TEOLOGI ISTIRAHAT SEBAGAI SUATU USULAN ATAS ISU DEPRESI: MELIHAT PERISTIWA ELIA DALAM NARASI 1 RAJA-RAJA 19 2024-05-08T11:54:59+00:00 Herry Heryadi Joseph Sujanto Otsetus Mandik Walangitan Kristian Imanuel Walangitan Kristian Imanuel Voler Clin's Lalamentik <p><em>This article proposes the concept of a theology of rest as an innovative approach to addressing depression, utilizing the narrative of Elijah in 1 Kings 19. Depression has long been acknowledged as a serious and widespread mental health condition, affecting millions globally and significantly impacting their quality of life. This study explores how principles of a theology of rest, often overlooked in clinical treatments for depression, can be integrated into recovery strategies. Through narrative analysis of Elijah's experiences—particularly the events at Mount Horeb—this article demonstrates that rest plays a crucial role not only in physical recovery but also supports psychological and spiritual healing. With a literature review, this article examines sources that discuss the issue of depression in psychological findings, as well as the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19 related to depression issues. In its conclusion, the article proposes that a theology of rest can serve as a fundamental principle in depression recovery, offering a new perspective that integrates physical, psychological, and spiritual care.</em></p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan MENAVIGASI MISI MISIONAL DALAM MASYARAKAT POSTMODERN: STRATEGI GEREJA DALAM MENYEBARKAN PESAN KERAJAAN ALLAH 2024-05-09T12:25:45+00:00 Bahtiar Manik Junifrius Gultom <p><em>This study aims to explore how the church can integrate and communicate the concept of the Kingdom of God in a missional context in the postmodern era, characterized by skepticism towards grand narratives and truth relativism. Through a literature research approach, this study examines more effective and resonant church communication strategies with the postmodern society. The findings indicate that the use of relatable narratives, adaptation of symbolism, and a dialogic approach are key to reaching a postmodern audience. The strategies adopted by the church should include an integration between eschatological hope and contextual social responsibility, emphasizing cross-sectoral cooperation and the use of modern technology to strengthen the church's missional mission. This study concludes that a holistic and inclusive approach in communicating the Kingdom of God strengthens the church's role as a unifying and social transformation agent in a fragmented society.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Matheo : Jurnal Teologi/Kependetaan