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Becomming a Christian Teacher - Introduction My first teaching experience was in a Christian school. In retrospect, I recognize that I taught in the same secular way as I had been taught when I was a public school student. What dictates the focus of the classroom is the degree to which the teacher reflects on their teaching and seeks to teach from a Christian world view. Van Brummelen (2009) notes that, "Christian teachers, in both public and Christian schools, often accept common approaches to curriculum without reviewing their world view roots....   [tags: A Christian Educator]
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My Personal Christian Worldview - ... Our last child, and only girl, is little Annabelle, who was born while we lived there. We attended the same church that I went to as a child with my own little family, and many people were still there that I had known before. Yes, even Mrs. Morley, who was over ninety years old by now, if I remember right. Of course, she was not teaching Sunday school any more, but she was still as loving and passionate as ever before, and as fiery in her prayers over the church as well. She became ill and weakened quite a bit before we left, but after our daughter was born, at her church dedication, Mrs....   [tags: Christian beliefs] 1454 words
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The Role of Christian Ministry - The pastor of the author’s church has revealed a concern about the direction of the church to the author on a number of times. He revealed that more time is spent devising programs and events than on true discipleship. That concern is on many pastors surrounding the globe. Some college students also voiced their lack of interest in continuing to attend church. The writer questioned some of the college students at his church and discovered that many were discouraged by what they called “reruns.” When pressed, they continued that the Sunday School materials and the sermons were the same....   [tags: christian ministry, church, worship] 1348 words
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A Christian World Viewpoint - Having never considered much about world views until after visiting a Christian world view camp, I wanted to know more about mine. As a Christian, naturally I would have a Christian world view, but I did not really know what that meant. I did not think much about the nature of God, or man, or even the cause of evil and suffering. Although I did not doubt my Christianity, I only doubted my knowledge of it, and ability to defend the Christian faith. I knew the root of all suffering came from sin, and that since Adam and Eve sinned, all man is burdened with sin....   [tags: christian, viewpoint, god]
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Bring America Back to its Christian Roots - “The church needs to take back America!” is what many Christians say. The question is, should that really be what the church is focused on. According to John Stead in his chapter from the book Think Biblically. Recovering a Christian Worldview, that is not a proper purpose of the church. Speaking personally, this excerpt has truly started to make me think more deeply on how the church relates to government and the systems that have been in use before the political activism seen among professing Christians today....   [tags: church, christian roots, christians] 667 words
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Tthe Christian Virtue of Fortitude: Aeneas - Aeneas during his “labor of love” (2.881) and “exile” (3.197) demonstrates the Christian virtue of fortitude. Virgil, even though he is a pagan, was called a “naturally Christian spirit”, by Tertullian. He was one of the great writers of the early Christian church. Even Dante, in his “Divine Comedy” has Virgil lead him through the spiritual realm. To be a good Christian, one must have virtues. A virtue helps one “do the good”, and by doing the good one gets closer to heaven. Aeneas is a virtuous person....   [tags: christian spirit, tertullian, troy]
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Christian Ideals and Hollywood - The Hollywood Industry has already begun promoting Christian ideals. We see this through the recent epic of Christian Movies that have materialized in the theaters. Movies such as: Fireproof, Courageous, Fifth Quarter, The Grace Card, and Facing the Giants are a few examples of such films. In 2010 “The Grace Card” movie hit the cinemas only after 28 days of shooting the film. That is more than double the time it would normally take to make a movie. The fact that this is true, admittedly tells these Christian people that God was with them throughout the making of this film, and that He was quite pleased with their works....   [tags: christianity, The Grace Card, christian film]
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Religion: Christian Science - Christian Science is an idealistic and most radical form of transcendental religiosity. The study of Christian Science teaches a feeling of understanding of God's goodness and the differences between good and evil, life and death. The purpose of this paper is to address how the study of Christian Science helps us better understand the impact of globalization in America, as well as the impact of American on globalization. This paper is important because globalization features a dominant worldview....   [tags: christian science, globalization, healing] 1387 words
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Analyze and explain the work of one Christian’s agency working for world development. - Tearfund is a Christian aid organization, they work with various other churches to try and destroy poverty, transform unfortunate lives and bring integrity and equality in this world. It was unofficially started by numerous sympathetic Christians who decided to send funds to the Evangelical Alliance who sent gifts of money, clothing and food to refugees all around the world. Basically, The Evangelical Alliance was set up to manage the aid that needed to be given to refugees. Later on in 1968, the organization, Tearfund was officially started when they changed the name from The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund to Tearfund....   [tags: christian charity]
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Christian Truths in the Screwtape Lettters by C.S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a book of thirty –one letters in which a retired, senior demon named Screwtape coaches his newly educated nephew, Wormwood. Wormwood is quite troubled when it comes to tempting his “patient.” Nevertheless, he need not fear because faithful uncle Screwtape has offered his services. A unique character featured in the letters is, “The Enemy.” This character refers to God, the natural enemy of Satan. Of course Satan is referred to as “Our Lord.” In the letters, and Wormwood and Screwtape try their very best to please Satan and bring him glory....   [tags: demonds, christian faith, wormwood]
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What Is Required To Be A Good Christian - What is required to be a good Christian. Such strong language seems to indicate a rejection of the body, of human relationships, of human reason, or any good which is not God. Is such a rejection required if one is to be a true Christian. Human relationships, the body, and human reason are presupposed to be good in Ms. Kreis's statement. Although Saint Augustine, the author of Confessions, would not consider those to be of the highest good (God), he would be hard-pressed to deny that each does not maintain some degree of good....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1872 words
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The Mysteries Of The Christian Church - From the beginning of the establishment of the Christian church there have always been controversies about how the organization has been run. The Da Vinci code and The Secret Supper deal with an alternative interpretation of early Christianity and the gospels, far different from that of the orthodox Catholic Church, both novels also deal with mysteries behind some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous paintings. The Da Vinci code describes the attempts of Robert Langdon, Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University, to solve the murder of renowned curator Jacques Saunière of the Louvre Museum in Paris....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1953 words
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Christian Mission in the Carribean - The Caribbean's Response to the Great Commission History and Models of Response Introduction The Caribbean has been greatly criticized for losing its vision for missions. Indeed, the Caribbean region has changed from being a mission field to being a mission force. With this change, the region has been challenged to become involved in cross – cultural missions and aid in fulfilling the Great commission. Author Las G. Newman examines this critical issue in his article – "The Caribbean's Response to the Great Commission - History and Models of Response, published in the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology, Issue #1....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1365 words
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Christian Elements in Indonesian and Singapore Contemporary Art -   The Art-Religion Symbiosis originated from the inceptive purpose of commemorating and exalting the divine through art-making. Christian elements in contemporary art are apparent from the previous influence of colonialism in South East Asia. This essay compares Indonesian Artist Ariadhitya Pramuhendra (Pramuhendra) with Singaporean Artist Boo Sze Yang in the use of Christian elements and its extent in their artworks and how this is affected by their individual societal backgrounds and distinct local influences....   [tags: religion, christian art, inner spirituality]
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Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality - Gary Collins, a Christian counselor, helps individuals to comprehend their full potential using a God-centered way of coaching. He believes that, through coaching, an individual builds up a vision for their life and a desire for a good future. The book aids coaches to acquire skills that they require to help others, to emerge winners during difficult and challenging moments in their life. The book is also designed to develop Christian coaches’ in questioning, listening and responding. These can help Christian coaches to assess themselves and build up a strategy for their work....   [tags: Gary Collins, Christian Counselor, Counseling]
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Approval for Use of Feminist Christian Literature from Lectern - Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened. Sir Winston Churchill After much detective work and research, I have come to the conclusion that we should allow the Women’s Book group to present the readings proposed for March. I also feel that they should be allowed to read these texts from the lectern. While I do not believe that any of these readings should be labeled as scripture in the bulletin, I do believe that with the exception of the piece by Hildegard of Bingen (written probably in mid-1100) they could be labeled as ancient religious texts....   [tags: hildegard of bingen, christian texts, sirach] 1048 words
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How to Navigate Pagan Parenting in a Christian Society - Among American Pagans today, there are many opinions on raising their children in a predominately Christian society. While it is true that in general most Americans are more tolerant of other’s religious beliefs, there are, however, still those that are not so tolerant. It is because of those few less tolerant that many Pagan parents have a hard time in navigating between these two worlds. Even though, in general, Christians are concerned with how another religion may be raising their own children (out of misunderstanding of another religion) they need not fear....   [tags: pagan parents, paganism, christian society]
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We Need Less Christian Bands and More Christians Making Music for God and the Culture - While driving in my car after church last week, I was listening to my favorite radio station. Once it started playing those annoying commercials, I decided to give my childhood go-to station -- 88.7 WAY-FM a try (I haven't listened to Christian music in years). The song "We Fall Down (At the Feet of Jesus)" by Chris Tomlin was playing. How long has this one been on the air. Since 1998 -- and that's a problem. Contemporary Christian music (CCM) is the genre of choice of most worship leaders for youth retreats, Christian camps, Sunday morning worship, and Wednesday night Bible groups....   [tags: contemporary christian music]
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How Do You Define Christian Fundamentalism? Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism - What comes to mind when you hear the term Christian fundamentalist. Many people immediately think it is someone who has ultra-conservative Christian based religious beliefs. There is a negative connotation associated as well; many think of Christian fundamentalists as closed-minded, prejudiced and discriminatory, and “right wing” when it comes to political matters. Christian fundamentalists themselves will tell you that the Bible is to be interpreted literally as it is the sacred word of God. They will also tell you that they have been “reborn” or converted, and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior....   [tags: Religion, Christian Fundamentalist, The Antichrist] 2926 words
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A Christian View Of Suffering - A consistent theme of mine is how critically important it is for us to have a foundational understanding about what Christianity is about. Most of us who have been in the church for a while know a few things: God loves us. Jesus forgives our sins. Unless you believe in Jesus you're going to Hell. We can have a relationship with God. We have these scattered bits of theological facts, but what we don't often have is an understanding of how it all fits together. I was wondering today what could be more important for the church than what I'm about to talk about....   [tags: Christian Religion Religious] 1961 words
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The Three Facets of the Christian Walk - The Three Facets of the Christian Walk As I begin this essay, I pray that I might be able to "rightly divide the word of truth", so that I need not be ashamed (2 Tim 2:15). This being my goal, I hope that you the reader might learn something from this essay. Remember though, to be as the Christians in Thessalonica, and examine all teachings based on their faithfulness to the scriptures (Acts 17:11). As Christians, we are to go through life in a certain way. In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus tells us that the proper path in life is narrow....   [tags: Biblical Bible Christian Religious Essays] 976 words
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Christian Discipleship - Research Paper: Discipleship Because I became a Christian at an early age, there are many terms and ideas used in the church that I never pondered upon; I simply accepted them. For example, the term "disciple" I identify as one of Jesus' twelve closest followers, one of the paper characters placed on the felt board during Sunday school. Through my research, I have discovered that while accepting Christ through faith alone grants us salvation, to become a disciple of Christ, or practice discipleship, requires work and commitment from the believer....   [tags: Religion Christian] 996 words
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Christian Rhetoric in The History of Mary Prince and Second Class Citizen - Christian Rhetoric in Mary Prince’s The History of Mary Prince, and Buchi Emecheta’s Second Class Citizen It is true, perhaps, that women are the subset of humanity whose rights had been the longest stripped of them, and who had been abused the worst and for the longest time. Even today, many people believe that women still do not have the equality that ought to be afforded them. Since women first started making steps to approach that ideal equality, they have used various means, including literature, to further their cause....   [tags: Christian Rhetoric in Black Women’s Literature]
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John Wesley: Living a Perfect Christian Life - Perfection is what some people, and not necessarily just Christian people, strive for all their lives. I believe, along with Wesley, that a Christian can live a perfect life, but it does not happen right at salvation but that it is a continual work. I believe the order of a Christian's walk is salvation, justification (sanctification), the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and then perfection. I plan to prove that Christians can live a perfect life and that it can be achieved before death. A person goes to the alter in church and gives their life over to God....   [tags: A Perfect Life, Christian Perfection]
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The Effects of Political and Demographic Variables on Christian Coalition Scores - The Effects of Political and Demographic Variables on Christian Coalition Scores One of the most interesting phenomena in American politics is the recent rise of the Christian right. First termed the "Moral Majority" by Jerry Falwell in the late 1970s, the Christian Right has undergone a name and a leader change. The Christian Coalition is currently led by Pat Robertson who seeks to continue much of the early work pioneered by the Moral Majority. The Moral Majority sought to reintroduce Christian principles into the political sphere....   [tags: Christianity Christian Religion Essays Research]
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Christian Persecution in Nigeria - Since the beginning of the 21st century, the persecution of Christians has taken place in northern Nigeria. In the poverty-stricken nation, tension between Muslims and Christians runs high. The discrimination against Christians in the North along with violent attacks at the hands of the infamous Boko Haram violates several international laws and has led to the interference of the International Criminal Court and United States. Although the violence began in recent years, the conflict has been rising for centuries....   [tags: muslims, christians, horrific violence]
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The Life of a Christian - In life we want to be the best, have the best of everything, and be surrounded by only the best people that can help us to achieve our desired goals. But as a Christian it takes more than just wanting the best, you have to put forward the effort, and follow the path that God has set forth. But unfortunately when you are a Christian, some things will get in your way, your faith can become tested, and your decision making can become clouded. But you probably ask your self why. You have love for your fellow Christians and have helped those that were less fortunate than you....   [tags: Description of Deontology ]
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Christian Churches Should Have Opposed the Nazi Holocaust - "...and we say that the war will not end as the Jews imagine it will, namely with the uprooting of the Aryans, but the result of this war will be the complete annihilation of the Jews. (Adolf) Adolf Hitler said this in a speech in 1942. Obviously he by this point he was not being subtle about his plans to exterminate the Jews. The fact of the matter is that the German people knew about his plans and still didn’t do anything about them. One group in particular who did not do anything that probably should have more than any other group was the churches, specifically Christian churches (including the Catholic church)....   [tags: Christians Supported Hitler]
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Christian Teachings Concerning Racism - Racism can be defined by the formula prejudice + power = racism. Racism is when racial prejudice is turned into action that harms others. Racism is the belief that one race of people is superior to another because of their colour or race. Racism is simply based on the colour of a person's skin. Racism is destructive and it disembowels people by shattering their identity. It destroys community cohesion and creates divisions in society. It is the opposite of the democratic principle of equality and the right of all people to be treated fairly....   [tags: Racism and Christians] 3030 words
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The Christian Crusades - The origin of the Crusades is rooted in political upheaval. The mid seventh century to the mid tenth century CE saw a gradual expansion of Islam (Riley-Smith 1). Half of the Christian world was conquered by Arab armies. This included countries in which Christianity had been established for centuries, such as Egypt, southern France, southern Italy, Sicily, Spain, Syria, and Turkey (Riley-Smith 2). By the late tenth century, Europe and the Middle East were divided into Christian and Muslim hemispheres of influence....   [tags: Religious History ]
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A Christian Worldview - I am originally from Boston, MA and was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, as are most people from that area. I have completed all three of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), one of the Sacraments of Healing (Penance) and most recently, one of the Sacraments of Communion (Marriage). I also served as an altar server and sang in the youth choir. I was very active in my church and did as much as a child\kid could do. As I have grown older, I find more comfort in the Catholic Church; something about it just feels like home....   [tags: ]
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The Christian Life - The Christian Life Introduction The Book of Romans is what Martin Luther called the most important letter that Paul ever wrote. The theological arguments and implications of Romans are far-reaching and the many topics are interconnected and entirely consistent with one another in argumentation and style. Within this cogent and comprehensive theological statement of belief and faith, Paul writes extensively on what it means to live a Christian life. He combines his understanding of the fall of humankind, the Old Testament law, and the fulfillment of the law in Jesus Christ with the post-Pentecostal period where the Holy Spirit dwells in believers who have professed their faith in Jesus as the...   [tags: bible, book of romans, paul, god]
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The Christian Worldview - Due to the "highly subjective nature of most scientific theorizing... [we should] let the Bible speak for itself and modify our scientific view of origins accordingly." (as cited in Downey, D., & Porter, S., 2009). God is an intelligent, creative, relational Being. God created all that exists (Gen 1-2) and right from the beginning God affirmed and blessed man’s participation in His creation (Gen 1:28-30, Gen 2:19-20). He created man in His image (Gen 1:26-27, 2:7) and for His fellowship (Gen 3:9)....   [tags: Christianity]
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How Culture Defines the Organization Campus Christian Fellowship and Repudiates Misconceptions - ... Unfortunately, there are actual hypocrites that set bad examples to other and sometimes, other students think these hypocrites are the representatives of the organization. However, this should not make someone waver in their faith in GOD or question about the legitimacy of Christianity. A female member of CCF says “everyone is guilty of sin; it’s impossible to escape from sin by oneself.” She also said Christians shouldn’t live in a way that hides their sins. Instead, Christians should confess their sins to one another....   [tags: christians, homosexuals] 1012 words
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A Brief Research of Christian Science - ... Christian Science is a religion that mainly focuses on healing, that is what the practice and work on, their healing skills. People who are Christian Scientist work on their healing so they can be more like God, God is able to cure any illness, sin, illnesses and even death. Christian Science was founded by Mary Baker Eddy, Massachusetts USA 1879. In 1866 Mary Baker Eddy started studying and went on for many years. By 1875 Mary Baker Eddy published a book called, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures....   [tags: religious beliefs and expressions] 782 words
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The Composition of a True Christian - In a world full of people who consider themselves Christians, people on the outside wonder what distinguishes Christians from everyone else. The hope for Christians is that others will see the differences in the behavior and attitudes. If not, one could question how Christian that person is. Conversely, viewing Christians who exemplify Christian qualities provides a strong example of Christian life is like. From an examination of consummate Christians such as William Wilberforce, Saint Augustine, and Mother Theresa, one can see the qualities that good Christians possess....   [tags: Christianity ]
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Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? - ... That itself would defy rules or laws that would be set in a nation founded around Christian principles. The American population had become very diverse by the time America became founded. However, a large amount of the population of the New England colonies had an Anglican background connected to the Catholic church which held a large amount of power in Europe. Intellectuals who explored the possibilities outside the explanations of the church used to be punished by law of the church in early European culture....   [tags: diverse country, catholic church] 940 words
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Diversity of Christian Culture In India - Finding common ground with Hindu culture and practices Christianity in Southern India tried to influence Indians to convert, which broken up with a Christian form vastly different from traditional Christian practices in Southern India. Christianity opened Indian door in 1813, when the abolition of the East Indian Company’s monopoly over Indian trade allowed the entry of commercial and religious trade. India was named as Hindustan, nation of Hinduism long way before during 18the century. Thus, when Christianity began to spread its roots into West India in the early 19th century, they were having minimum chances to spread Christianity widely due to the deep rooted believes and customs of Hindu...   [tags: Hindu culture, Christitanity practices]
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Fasting in the Christian and Muslim Faiths - Would one dare to go a day without food. Food in the twenty first century can be used as medicine, energy and center piece for social gatherings. However in many religions people take time to separate themselves from such consumption in an activity called fasting. The practice of fasting is incorporated in several denominations of Christianity, the Muslim faith, and Hinduism. Fasting can be personal and completed any time of year or seen specific times of year in forms of a holiday. In particular some denominations of Christianity people celebrate Lent whereas Muslims commemorate receiving the Quran by celebrating Ramadan....   [tags: Islam and Christianity]
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Christian Tradition: THe Importance of Baptism - ... It marks the transition of the individual from one stage or state in life onto the next. In terms of the Christian community it marks the transition of a person from being outside of this community to becoming a fully initiated member. For most denominations it also has significance as a statement of a person's beliefs in the Christian tradition and is an integral part of our salvation and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Baptism also allows Christians to share in the death and resurrection of Christ and cleanses people from the stain of original sin....   [tags: church, god, gospel] 803 words
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A Case Study of Christian Influences - Christianity is one of the major religions of the world. It is a global religion in which majority of the countries of the world partake in. Christians believe in God as the Supreme Being and the creator of the world. They also believe in his Son Jesus Christ and refer to him as the Messiah and the Savior of the World and the Messiah as they believe He died to save their sins. What makes Christianity different from other religions of the world is that it has more followers than other religions, it is more widely distributed around the world, and it is better documented with the start of the bible most especially (Hinnells 2005, p....   [tags: Comparison: Nigeria and Canada]
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The Importance of a Christian Education - You can not put a value on a Christian education because it creates a setting of respect for God, His Word and His authority. It gives students a foundation of discipline, morality and a proper work ethic that can also be applied in other areas of life. Christians were actually the first to advocate universal education. The term university confirms this as it breaks down to “uni veritas” which literally means “one truth”. It was Christians in Europe who launched the first universities in France and the United Kingdom....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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The Place of Scripture in Christian Faith - As part of revivals in Christian faith during 18th century onward three practices evolved into their own interpretation on the place and authority of Scripture in the Christian faith. The first of these were the Liberals who “viewed themselves as the saviors of a defunct out of date Christianity” (Bingham 149). Their founder, Friedrich Schleiermacher an 18th century pastor, “did not view traditional, authoritative doctrines, creeds and biblical texts as the preeminent sources in theology (150). Instead the Liberal perspective of Christianity put more emphasis on the doctrines of sin and grace and less attention on the holiness of the trinity (Kerr 213)....   [tags: evangelism, neo-orthodox, theology, bible]
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A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW IN A POSTMODERN CULTURE - I would like to explore one of the questions posed to us by Professor which is “How can we make the positive aspects of postmodernism work in our favor?” Or even more specifically, the positive and neutral elements of postmodernism, work in the favor of the Christian worldview and thought. We will start by first exploring the basic tenants of postmodernism and a brief history of where it has been and where it is currently, revealing multiple advantages for the Christian worldview in the engagement of a postmodern....   [tags: Religious Pluralism, Ideal Community]
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Christian and Pagan Elements in Beowulf - In eighth century Anglo-Saxon society, history was passed down as oral stories, as writing historical events was too troublesome as there were too many dialects. In addition, in eighth century Anglo-Saxon society, there was an important transition from the old pagan traditions to the new theology of Christianity. Thus, as new stories were being told, to make them apply to the audience, Christianity had to be incorporated. Coming out of this age of transition, Beowulf has various Christian colorings along with the pagan traditions of old....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]
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The Role of the Biblie in Christian Education - In this paper I will discuss the Authority of Scripture and how it has a role in the way the Bible is taught in Christian Education. I will discuss and tell what the Bible is. I will discuss different interviews on what other people think the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith and what I believe the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith. I will also discuss how I will teach the Bible in Christian Faith after having listened to others and having completed this class. Authority of Scripture What is the authority of scriptures....   [tags: Christianity, God, Scripture]
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Christian's Relationship to the Old Testament - ... Actually, the Old Testament is part of the written revelation or word of God to an extent that it generates much interest by old and young people. Consequently, the Old Testament is applicable to all Christians or believers since it is part of God’s written law. This is demonstrated in the fact that failure to acknowledge the unity of Scripture contributed to the emergence of false truths by some of the early Bible expositors. False truths emerged because some Christians considered the Old Testament as unhelpful or sub-Christian....   [tags: Christianity, literary analysis, bible, Jesus] 584 words
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Christian Teaching on Wealth and Poverty - Coursework (a) (i) Outline Christian teaching on wealth and poverty. Christians do not think money is a bad thing. However, they believe the way money is earned and used is the issue. Most Christians believe that wealth is a gift from God to benefit others. Christians believe that all money belongs to God and he gives them stewardship of his money to use wisely. The Bible teaches, “You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matthew 6:24). For Christians this means that they must be careful not to replace their love for God with the love of money....   [tags: World Development, Christianity, Poverty]
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Can Education be Classical and Christian? - Can an education be both classical and Christian. Many parents ask this question every year, unknowingly echoing an age-old question. Tertullian, an early church father, was perhaps the first to consider whether these two ideas are compatible when he asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” The church fathers continued to wrestle with the question for centuries, most concluding that all ideas that are taken captive for Christ may be used profitably by Christians. Examining this ongoing conversation about classical, Christian education will serve to answer many of our own questions today....   [tags: Informative, Church Schools] 1352 words
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The Responsibilities One Has as a Christian - What are your “responsibilities” as a Christian. It’s hard to listen to the news today without hearing about “rights”. We have “civil rights”, “equal rights”, “women’s rights”, “human rights”, and even “animal rights”. Everyone is demanding to have his or her rights. Conversely, few of these people stop to think of the other side of that coin and that is what are his or her “responsibilities.” Rights and responsibility go hand in hand. There can be no separation of the two. To separate them would be to create an unhealthy and dysfunctional person or group....   [tags: religion, theology, bible] 1388 words
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America is NOT a Christian Nation - On a daily basis we lie to, hassle, hustle, persecute, degrade, judge, kill, leave to starve, and envy not only our fellow American, but we do these things to the man sitting right next to us, but “In God We Trust,” right. Wrong. How can we possibly claim to be a Christian nation when we have been through hundreds of years of religious rights violations, when we have people who are in diar need but no one as a whole no one cares enough about them, and when the African-American species faces endangerment....   [tags: Religion in America]
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The Christian Crusades and Their Effect on the West - The welting heat, full armor, horse mounted knights with lance and shield in hand, waited on the anticipation of the sound of a horn or wave of a flag to begin the tournament. This would indicate the commencement of the jousting event. A form of personnel combat in order to settle a variety of issues ranging from honor, rank, disputes and or overall prizes to the victor .These events were live, they had men dueling with lances on horseback even hand to hand combat with swords and shields. These were exhilarating events, the sounds, crashes and the echoes of the swords hammering their opponents shields, and the visual impact of the lances hitting there target and knocking there victims off th...   [tags: expansion, feudalism, violence] 652 words
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Why I Chose to Be a Christian - People may think I had no choice in becoming a Christian since I born and raised in a Christian family. It is true that I accepted the fact that I was sent to this world as His beloved daughter and as a disciple without doubt as I acknowledged myself as a daughter of my physical parents. Having parents that serve God as other missionaries would do and living in spiritually healthy environment made everything too easy for me to become a Christian. However, there have been special leads of the Lord and my unshakable obedient to those callings to truly become a committed Christian as right now....   [tags: obedient, child, follower, teach] 603 words
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History of Christianity and the Christian Church - ... Things that contributed to the schism were the fact that the Roman Catholics tended to be in the west and the Orthodox in the east, and as time went on language differences got in the way. Also, the west put more emphasis on Jesus’s humanity while the east focused on his divinity. Today, the churches accept each other but they cannot take communion in each other’s churches. 3) Luther believed salvation could be reached by faith alone, not faith and works which is what the Catholic Church believed....   [tags: Paul, Martin Luther, splitting of the Church] 587 words
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Into the Mind of Hans Christian Andersen - Into the Mind of Hans Christian Andersen “Hans Christian Andersen was a product of two towns, two social environments, two worlds and two ages.” Said Johan de Mylius. Andersen was born on April 2, 1805 in Odense, Denmark. The only child to a poor shoe maker and a washerwoman, Andersen experienced the lower quality of life. As a young child he would roam the local town. He would often visit the home for the elderly in Odense where the old women would tell him aged stories and legends they were told when they were children themselves....   [tags: Biography]
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The Christian View of the Disabled - What does disability mean. We witness individuals that live their lives with specific challenges on a day-to-day basis, but we do not consider it part of life, until it becomes part of reality. People with disabilities have challenges because they either have an invisible, visible, sensory, mobility, or intellectual disability, which causes them to be distinguished as ‘different’ in the public eye. I will not be discussing disabilities, but discussing people with disabilities; it is the person we should focus on and not the disability itself....   [tags: Christianity, The Golden Rule, Disabilities]
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Worldview Reflection as a Christian Theist - Worldview Reflection I began this course thinking my worldview was that of a Christian Theist, as I had come to discover, as the course progressed, my worldview was a mixed bag of beliefs outside the elementary belief of Christian Theism. I was not disheartened by this finding, but surprised. The realization then set in that I was uneducated or did not know God like I thought. In fact my beliefs appeared to be more influenced by society than the deity of God. Fortunately, this is a learning experience intended to bring me closer to the truths of Christianity and an understanding of the beliefs of others....   [tags: religious beliefs]
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Taking a Look at Christian Culture - ... In other words, God is the one and only true God. We shouldn’t make an image of ourselves. In other words, don’t have people worship you. You shouldn’t take the name of God only when you are in a hopeless or desperate situation. When we swear we shouldn’t say God’s name. Keep Sundays your day “off” rest and worship God on this day. We should respect our parents, we shouldn’t be unfaithful to them. We shouldn’t steal or rob. Also, lying is seen as a very bad sin in Christianity. Treat others like you would want to be treated....   [tags: world religions] 876 words
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Top Sites for Christian Singles - Top Sites for Christian Singles "You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." --Wayne Dyer While I enjoy being single, I do occasionally like male company for dinner, dancing or just good conversation. Fortunately, there are many sites for singles to find friends, dates and even mates; however, I was interested in sites for Christian singles. After contacting several megachurches to inquire as to which sites were most used by their singles, we learned that the directors for the ministries were not asking this question and the singles where not volunteering the information—although the felt the services were being used....   [tags: Social Media] 1143 words
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Personal Philosophy of a Christian Ministry - Philosophy of Ministry Philosophy of Ministry: God's desires come first, I must always live my ministry God's way. I must live as a Christian (1 Corinthians 9:27) I must have a proper relationship of surrender to the Leader. In my personal life or in the Church I must understand that Christ is Head and Chief Shepherd (Ephesians 1:22, Hebrews 13:20). The “management” of Church is about relationships with God and Man, not just maintaining a social organization. The church meeting is for worship and for the growth of the saved....   [tags: Church, Evangelism, Preacher] 1841 words
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Development of Doctrine in the Christian Church - ... He suggests that his view of God the Father is no different from the faith he learned from Alexander, his own teacher and bishop. The very fact that Arius attempts to create harmony rather than discord demonstrates how his opponents put him in a very different light - forgoing points of agreement in the debate. As far as points of disagreement on Christology, one characteristic was made important in this debate: the changeable or unchangeable notion of the Son. Athanasius saw it critical that Christ was fully united with God the Father because a mere man is changeable and incorruptible, unable to be the propitiation of the world’s sins....   [tags: history of Christianism] 1442 words
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Living An Authentic Christian Life - The term Christian, literally meaning little Christ, should clearly express to every believer their ultimate goal. Everything a believer says, does and strives for should be unmistakably in line with the words, actions and goals of Jesus, as they daily strive to become more and more like Him. In order for this to happen there are two detrimental aspects that need to be considered. Character and service are two key ingredients in the life of one alive in Christ that go hand in hand as described in Romans 12....   [tags: religion, christ]
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The Christian Representation of God in Poetry - The voice of passion and intelligent mystery is a natural mixture used when projecting an image of God by both Milton in When I consider how my light is spent and Donne in Holy Sonnet XIV. Religion plays a huge part in the sonnets and how they make the reader perceive God. The two authors’ religious practices are so important that their troubles all stem from what they believe is an inability to serve. This is why even when the writers’ immediate demands are not met they still continue to love God....   [tags: Christianity, God, religion, John Donne, Milton, ] 1062 words
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The History of Christian Art and Structure - ... Interiors are covered on the upper portion by amazingly colorful mosaic s with iconographic domes over open spaces and marble columns with craved capitals for a dematerialized effect . Craving s are made in low relief. In contrast with the remarcable interior, the exterior is smooth and plain. After the second war, the First Golden Age of the Byzantine art ended with the “iconoclasic controversy. First to the newly built and existing churches were added paintings, icons, expensive Greek mosaics and stained glass windows with images of saints....   [tags: emperor, byzantine architecture, church] 733 words
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The Church as a Christian Community - ... 28:19). The Church does this in a special way by being a presence in the world, to spread the Gospel through preaching, and to practice the Gospel in everyday life. Natalie Kertes Weaver, a theologian and religious scholar at Ursuline College describes this presence in her book Christian Thought and Practice, saying that: “As a community of believers, the church plays a vital role in the way individual Christians experience their faith. It is also critical to Christians’ understanding of the way in which Jesus’ grace is made available to them” ....   [tags: world, business, fraternal organizations]
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Wang's Theology on Christian Living - Unknown to many Western Christians, Mr. Wang Mingdao (1901-1991) is one of the most influential and respected Chinese Christian leaders of the 20th century. He was a pastor of an independent church in Beijing founded on the “Three-self principle”. He was the conscience of the Chinese church boldly confronting false teachings and evils at his time. He was a prisoner for Jesus Christ spending two decades in prison suffering for his faith. Wang Mingdao was born in Beijing where his parents had taken refuge within the Foreign Quarters of Beijing during the Boxer Uprising in 1900....   [tags: Theologians ]
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Christian Counseling and Secular Psychology - Theory Critique In our fast passed and ever changing society, personal experiences built up over time and often make life difficult to deal with over time. Everyone has their own prospective on what is important and how they will tackle various problems they face from day to day. It is the responses to our harsh environment and experiences that can often manifest into feelings such as: anxiety, resentment and possibly guilt (Crabb, 1977). It is those that have negative experiences in life that seek out the help of counselors, to better understand and change the root of those problems....   [tags: education, spiritual beliefs, bible]
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No Euthanisia in Our Christian Community - ... Secondly, if the act were to be legalized, it could give the chronically ill and dying patients the contagious idea of self-abuse and suicide. The idea of performing suicide by euthanasia if encouraged by doctors for the patient leaves an unintended consequence on society, more especially to the family, as it causes extreme guilt for the patient while they go on the idea that they are no longer needed by their loved ones. This gives the instinct that they are nothing but a burden if they were to live longer under such conditions, and would agree to the idea of performing the action of "mercy killing" by their respective physicians....   [tags: moral, suicide, physician] 799 words
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What Becomes of the Christian-Hearted - In general, living a life of Christianity is difficult. It means giving up your whole heart and oppose all the temptations and “enjoyments” in the world for God and your Savior. It is no walk in a park; it takes a lifetime of discipline and love just to come close to this kind of living. The devil can easily lure your mind into all these worldly pleasures but imagine if the devil is not your only enemy. What if the people around you, your family, your friends and even the government, will add to these hardships of being a Christian....   [tags: Christianity] 848 words
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Some Christian Precepts and Concepts - ... Paul of Tarsus taught that the Church community is the body of Christ, Jesus on earth. Therefore through this addition to the community is the Son of God able to be revealed to adherents. Christianity teaches that humans are born with original sin, however also that God, is a forgiving and loving God. Therefore, denominations such as Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox and Anglicanism believe that through the Sacrament of Baptism and the cleansing of water, the candidate is baptized as an infant through Jesus’ death and resurrection, is freed from sin and is reborn as a new person of Christ....   [tags: Catholicism, baptism, original sin] 1036 words
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The History of the Christian Church - The fall and decline of the Roman Republic became an act of survival and it destroyed Rome completely. The only way for farmers to survey, would be to make their own fighting equipment and they would struggle everyday, they had nothing. The land would be ugly, not maintain because, they had nothing to maintain it with, and they were poor. The farmers had no choice but to sell their property to the Romans, also know as the Socrates. Also, in 133 B.C the Gracchi brothers were trying to make situation better by relocating farmers in the North Africa, but along the way they were both killed....   [tags: religion, christianity, history] 855 words
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The Fundamental Christian View of Providence - ... With all the different spins on Providence, what attitude should one adopt to find some peace of mind. If a person believes in providence, then there can be some peace of mind naturally inherent in the concept. When an individual trusts God and knows that he is always in charge and looking out for your best interests and highest good, then one always has the attitude of hope. No matter how hard or bad things gets, possessing a sense of hope can get one through things and give a peace of mind....   [tags: destinity, god, bible] 994 words
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A Model Of Christian Charity's Irrelevence - Times have changed since the Puritans came to America in 1630. Our culture’s values have changed from strict, religious morality to uninhibited and loose. Religion is no longer a major part of most of our lives. John Winthrop, the leader of the Separatists who left England for the New World in 1630, was the governor and religious model of the colony. His sermon A Model of Christian Charity was designed for a community of 700 Puritan ideologists. The sermon emphasizes God’s total power. People in modern times have realized that God doesn’t punish them for keeping their surplus or making a profit....   [tags: Modern Society, God] 1179 words
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History of the Eartly Christian Church - ... In addition to Siricus’ belief in his authority, he also was the first bishop to give himself the title of “Pope,” although this title would not be officially given to any Bishop until a later date. Although these bishops did not have a direct impact on the formation of the hierarchal Catholic Church, their ideas and beliefs carried over into what would became a main part of the church. As stated previously, the church became a source of protection for the people in the west. One such example of this protection comes during the time of Bishop Leo of Rome....   [tags: Roman catholisism]
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Christian Hypocrisy: An Inevitable Crisis - On a universal level, it is safe to presume that every individual could be deemed as a fraud based on the general characterization of the expression. Moral values, ethics, even spiritual beliefs are often compromised or purposely overlooked in subtle situations, extraneous circumstances, unplanned mishaps, stressful positions. Yet, when does this insincerity develop into a serious problem; especially when one looks at the religious issues and conflicts which derive from these predicaments. Considering how America is frequently attached to the Christian religion, it is no revelation that there are Christian hypocrites that may dwell in the country....   [tags: Religion]
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A Christian Perspective on Genetic Testing - ... Some scientists believe that this form of creating children is “ethically justified to help prevent serious adult diseases for which no safe effective interventions are available.” Ethicists have said that “there is no obligation to use it for diseases that do not start until adulthood.” Also to discard embryos that care a gene defect can increase the risk for the disease. As a Christian, we must first recognize that diseases of all forms result from the fall of Adam from Genesis 3:16-19. Also in Romans 8:18-22, Paul tells us that we have to consider that we have present suffering, but is incomparable to the coming glory of Christ....   [tags: Genes, Ethics, Children] 546 words
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Being Gay and Staying Christian - Introduction Homosexual. Deviant. Abomination. Sodomite. Pervert. Vocabulary such as this is used every Sunday in churches across the United States of America. While the majority of believers within a conservative congregation might proudly shout “AMEN!” each time one of these terms is spouted off from behind the pulpit, others cringe as they sink further and further down into their seats. These believers sit quietly and pray that their discomfort isn’t noticeable to others; desperately hoping that the person behind the mask they wear remains undiscovered....   [tags: homosexuality, spirituality, religion]
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Fashion Creations of Christian Lacroix - “For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.” –Christian Lacroix The creations of fashion designer, Christian Lacroix, are the epitome of the perfect spontaneous combinations of what he truly embodies. Inspiration for these comes from his southern France roots, his passion for the Provence traditions and customs, and his continuing fascination with the history of clothing. Lacroix’s artfully unexpected mixtures express a new form of luxury, simultaneously playful, baroque, and sophisticated....   [tags: biography, fashion, research paper] 1477 words
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