Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "church"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
The Reformation and the Church - The Reformation was a decisive period in the history not only for the Catholic Church, but also for the entire world. The causes of this tumultuous point in history did not burst on the scene all at once, but slowly gained momentum like a boil that slowly festers through time before it finally bursts open. The Reformation of the Church was inevitable because of the abuses which the Church was suffering during this period. At the time of the Reformation, a segment of the Church had drifted away from its mission to bring Christ and salvation to the world....   [tags: Church History]
:: 4 Works Cited
1602 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Crusades and Their Benefits to the Church - The Crusades were the type of person who demanded many things, if not everything. They used their power and the backing of the Catholic Church to advance their movements and take control of cities. Many may believe the Crusades were mean, dangerous people who did not care about others and only wanted control. This, however, was only one view and many do not see how the Crusades benefited the church, help unite its members, and enabled the church to evolve in certain areas. The Catholic Church benefited from the Crusades in certain ways....   [tags: Church History ]
:: 9 Works Cited
1051 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Reflections on Leaders In a Connectional Church - In January 2010, I was privileged to be able to take a class at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, KY called "Leaders in a Connectional Church". The course aimed to show how the leadership of the Presbyterian church connected with the presbyteries and congregations that make up its body through working intensively with the General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) and researching how the current structure had come to be. My assignment was within the Executive Director and Communications offices, which I was excited to be a part of, given my background in radio and broadcasting....   [tags: The Christian Church]
:: 10 Works Cited
2317 words
(6.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
AUGUSTINE AND THE EARLY CHURCH - Augustine and the Early Church Augustine of Hippo by Peter Brown Live Oak Public Library, STACKS 270.2 BROW Q5. In Augustine’s unfailing attempt to fight the heresies that plagued the early church, he realized that much of his colleagues and congregation lived by unquestioned faith in the Catholic Church. He also realized that this left them without a strong foundation for which they believed. (Brown, 354) His contributions to the written theological doctrines of Catholicism helped to strengthen the Church’s authority on controversial topics....   [tags: Church History ]
:: 1 Works Cited
1245 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Experience at a Church Service of the Amazing Grace Church - 1.1 History of Christianity Christianity is the religion based on the life, death and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, also known as the Christ or Messiah. Jesus was a Jewish teacher and prophet who lived in Palestine in the first century CE. He revealed himself to be the Son of God in fulfillment of Hebrew scripture, and taught that the Kingdom of God was imminent, bringing with it forgiveness and new life for all who believed. His claim to be the Messiah roused opposition from religious and political authorities and he was imprisoned and crucified....   [tags: churches, religion, Christianity, church services,] 1587 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Church, Money and Power in Medieval Times - With the fall of Rome, the world saw the rise of Christianity, specifically the Roman Catholic Church, which was created when a Roman Emperor named Constantine adopted Christianity as his own personal and the Roman Empire's official religion. From that time through the middle ages, Christianity grew in power and influence, the church enjoying a cozy relationship with the state. By the early fifth century, a mere one hundred years after Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, the church and state's power structure were deeply intertwined....   [tags: Church History] 920 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Church of God in Name Only - I must first begin by saying I do believe that God has one, universal church, the church of God. “The Church of God in Name Only,” is an effort to criticize those who profess a high claim, yet fall very short in living to that claim. In my estimation many who profess to be God's holy people are not, because the scripture deems such individuals unholy. Such people are not the Church of God. In order to comprehend the reasoning behind such a subject one must already have a general idea of the Church of God's standard....   [tags: Church, God, Religion] 1736 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Dynamic Figures in Church History I - Dynamic Figures in Church History II January 30, 2007 Part I I. Up to Now The ecclesia reformanda translated means the church always in need of reformation. With time, many ideologies and practices strayed from the original purpose of the Church. Over the years, people tend to forget the fundamental principles. People put their own ideas into the ideals that may be very different from the original intent. Changes are justified due to cultural changes. Human weaknesses also lend to the changes....   [tags: Church History ]
:: 16 Works Cited
1659 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Separation of Church and State in Public Education - The United States of America has dynamically grown in diversity of religion, culture and ethnicity over time. Religion is a part of many lives; nevertheless, due to the wide variety of Christians, Jewish, Catholics, Muslims and many other religious groups, not to mention non-religious individuals, the country must accommodate citizens by remaining neutral and secular. Over the years citizens have sometimes forgotten the meaning of freedom, especially when it applies to religion without government intrusion....   [tags: Church and State ] 1731 words
(4.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Church: The Guardian of Culture in the Middle Ages - The Middle Ages were characterized by a rigidly hierarchical society, which was justified by the view that, like the branches of a tree, every level of society was preordained and important. While the nobility and the clergy stood at the top of the society hierarchy, Jews and those who pursued dishonorable professions were branded outsiders. The Church acted as guardian of culture, particularly within its monasteries and convents. They preserved the scholarship of antiquity, often through the mediation of Muslim scientists....   [tags: Church History] 1150 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Roles of Women in the Church - In today’s society the controversial subject of what positions in the church a woman can hold; has become incredibly debatable among the nation. Some people believe that women have equal rights with men and can uphold any position that a man can. Today’s society also believes that because a woman can be in political and business power, then a woman can also be in authority in the church. However, that could not be farther from the truth a women’s positions in the church are defined by God. First, a woman’s position in the church as a teacher has many standards set by God....   [tags: Controversy, Church Positions, Women]
:: 5 Works Cited
1149 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Early Church and Romans - ... Research indicates that Mark’s audience were gentiles, he was trying to build the early church and therefore convince the Romans that believe in a single deity was the true way forward in life. Nearly 2000 years on since Mark recorded this story for posterity, a good question is how relevant is this story for Christians and non-Christians today. In order to reach a modern young audience I wrote a children’s book. My goal was to make it easier for children to understand this important message....   [tags: jesus, god, rome, church] 586 words
(1.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Church as the People of God - What is the church. This can be a very deep question, or a rather simple one depending on one’s context, theology, and general understanding of Scripture and faith. From my personal experience, most members of the congregations I grew up in if asked this question would point to the church building or sanctuary. This is not that surprising in my opinion when we consider the gorgeous monuments we have built as houses for God. As a child, I would have answered the exact same way as most people in a congregation, and it was not until later in my adulthood that I came to understand “the church” not as a physical building, but as much more....   [tags: Church, Religion, God, Beliefs, Theology]
:: 4 Works Cited
1239 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Haslett Community Church - Although the history of Haslett Community Church may not be as long and storied as other churches, it is nevertheless a rich history. The roots of our community church began to grow on March 23, 1954 when several persons met at the home of Conrad and Rose Haney to discuss the need for a new church in Haslett. An open meeting was held at the Township Hall on March 31, 1954 to plan for a church. At that meeting, forty-nine people elected a steering committee and planned for services. One month and two days later on April 25, 1954, and one week after Easter, one hundred forty five people attended the first worship service and Sunday school above the old Township Hall and fire station on the nor...   [tags: Church History] 1064 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Separation of Church and State - Introduction The fusion or separation of church (or in greater sense, religion) from the affairs of the state (nation) is an issue whose relative importance in any society cannot be overemphasized. This stems from the impact of having state affairs directly influenced by religious beliefs and practices in the case of the fusion of the state and religion. Better still the separation of the state from the clutches of religious beliefs has the propensity to significantly affect way of life as well as the rate of development in a society....   [tags: religion, religious beliefs, catholic church]
:: 2 Works Cited
2392 words
(6.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Need for Business Training in the Modern Church - Churches, like any organization, have a high potential for disorganization. Pastor and church leaders are called to manage their church. This requirement is often a source of frustration for these leaders. In their minds, management is associated with bureaucracy with all its endless details, rigidity, red tape, and routine. The training institutions, seminaries, know that the ability to administer is often the difference between pastoral effectiveness and ineffectiveness. Members within a church organization are often hesitant to seek counsel with work related problems because they see problems in the church management itself (Knapp)....   [tags: pastors, church leaders, governance]
:: 4 Works Cited
1180 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Role of The Papacy: The Early Church to Present Day - This essay gives a brief outline of the major developments in the role of the Papacy between the Early Church and the present day. It will cover four aspects. The development of the papacy as a temporal ruler, Papal elections, the Curia and the development of the ‘mission role’ of the Papacy. It will explore how the papacy changed from being an organisation that had the influence to appoint kings and arrange state borders to one with a billion followers. These followers see the papacy as being responsible for the administration, pastoral and spiritual care of their membership....   [tags: The Catholic Church]
:: 7 Works Cited
1075 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Beliefs and Actions of the Late Medieval Church - The period, 1300 to 1500 was the time period of the crisis in Christianity. In the Medieval church, there were issues with the papacy, clergy and Christian followers. Obviously, this crisis led European Christianity to weaken and even risk the danger of everything falling apart. In fact, the crisis began from one cause, wealth over faith and smaller (more specific) problems revolved around the one common problem. In the late medieval period, there was one big factor causing all the troubles between the church and the society, money....   [tags: history, christianity, medieval church, ] 537 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Church Arson: Hate Crime or Not? - In 1150, the Fantoft Stave Church, a church made out of thin narrow pieces of wood, was built in the small village of Fortun in Sogn. It “…moved to Fantoft in 1883…” (www.bergen-guide.com) because it was threatened with demolition along with some other churches in Norway. However, “…Fantoft church was damaged by fire in 1992, and it took 6 years to build it up again” (www.fantoftstavkirke.com). Today, it’s still standing in Fantoft where it was originally burned down. The man that was charged with burning down the Fantoft Stave Church was a Norwegian musician named Varg Vikernes....   [tags: Fantoft Stave Church, Arson Crimes, Norway]
:: 4 Works Cited
1027 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Differences Among The Hope Christian Reformed Church and Vineyard Church of Houston - A.) The first church I went to was my coach’s church; Hope Christian Reformed Church. I went to a Sunday morning service. The service was very serious and well planned out. I felt as if every minute was planned and we had to follow it to the tee, everything was very robot like. The program was sort of like a conversation filled with chants and paper turning. The “Liturgist” would say something and then the “People” would reply and ten we would sing a song. I felt like I was at a business meeting rather than a place to worship....   [tags: lord´s super, church service]
:: 3 Works Cited
1064 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Church and Its Participation in God's Mission - Introduction The church –local and universal– and her participation in God’s mission to the world is one of the central themes in the discussion of theology of mission. However, this focus on the church per se, seems to overshadow other important factors such as the pastor’s role and how him/her can lead the local church in God’s missional task. There is scarce literature dedicated to this particular topic; hence this paper seeks to be a contribution as it underscores the role of the pastor as an agent of mission, specifically among Latino American Christianity....   [tags: bible, tradition, puerto rico, church]
:: 24 Works Cited
1529 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Holiness in the Church - Holiness in the Church According to the O.T. things or places were holy that were set apart for a sacred purpose; the opposite of holy is therefore common or profane. Similarly a holy person meant one who held a sacred office. The Israelites were a holy people because they stood in a special relationship to Jehovah. under the guidance of the Prophets it was seen that what distinguished Jehovah from the gods of the heathen was his personal character. The word HOLY therefore came to refer to moral character....   [tags: Religion Religious God Church] 1735 words
(5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
How Important is a Drama Ministry Team for Your Church? - The experience of having theatre in one’s church is unique. It not only provides a visceral engagement for the congregation of sermons starters, but also gives opportunity for social engagement and community outreach. Researchers in the field have explored these benefits and discovered that, ‘Theatre has the ability to communicate multiple streams of content on multiple levels (intellectual, emotional, kinesthetic)’ (Savidge, 2009, pg.10). However, theatre in the church is often only used for special occasions such as Easter, Advent, and Christmas....   [tags: theatre in one's church]
:: 5 Works Cited
1119 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Chaucer's Revelation of Corruption in the Medieval Catholic Church - Corrupt and deceitful practices run among the Church’s clergy. Selfish acts such as the selling of indulgences occur all over. Many ignorant people buy into these lies and become the victims of the corrupt clergy of the Church. Author Geoffrey Chaucer shows how he views the Church in his acclaimed work The Canterbury Tales. In the book, Chaucer mentions how many people who are associated to the church take advantage of common people. Such exemplar characters of the book are The Pardoner and The Summoner....   [tags: Chaucer, Corruption, Catholic Church, ] 892 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Supreme Court Cases on Separation of Church and State Clauses - The United States of America was founded on the basis of religious freedom. Judgment on the legality of the Separation of Church and State should not be based on one’s religion. The phrase “Separation of church and state” sometimes known as the “wall of separation between church and state,” is a phrase used by Thomas Jefferson in understanding the two clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause. The Establishment Clause is prohibits the government fro making any laws dealing with religion....   [tags: religious freedom, church]
:: 8 Works Cited
1897 words
(5.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Effect on Clergy and the Catholic Church during the Black Death - Little was known about the clergy during the Black Death. For a long time people believed that the Catholic Church had fled from its duty to serve the people, but that could not be further from the truth. In recent discovery it was found that greater than 50 percent of clergy were killed during the Black Death. This was not because the clergy were running away; rather, the clergy stayed and helped the people in villages, knowing the likelihood they would survive would be slim throughout this epidemic....   [tags: history, the black death, catholic church]
:: 2 Works Cited
869 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Against the Separation of Church and State - Against the Separation of Church and State Without a God how do we know what is right from wrong. What is good or bad. The Ten Commandments tell us what is right or wrong and good or bad, but the constitution says the church has to be separate. If there is no God in our government we cannot have our Ten Commandments, how do we know what is right or wrong. The current opinion of courts is that the First Amendment bans religion in our government to protect the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from the government....   [tags: Church State Argumentative] 1749 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Sexual Abuse In the Catholic Church - The Catholic Church is right now struggling with a very serious and grave scandal, Sexual Abuse of catholic priests and Paedophilia. Within the last year the Catholic Church has had to dispense over 100 million dollars in sexual abuse settlements*** (find source). However, the crisis became mainstream when two Catholic priests in Boston were accused of abusing over 100 boys and young men. The church worldwide has felt repercussions from this scandal. In fact, it even resulted in the call of all American cardinals who are healthy enough to travel to a summit in the Vatican with Pope John Paul the second....   [tags: Paedophilia Catholic Church] 3983 words
(11.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - A cult may be defined as a group of people centred about one person’s religious, social or political ideology (Martin, 2003). It is a movement that venerates a specific person, and uses manipulative techniques to recruit members and raise funds. Cults demand complete obedience from the members and use them to work, provide money and provide sexual favours for the benefit of the leaders. Most cults engage in criminal activities such as child marriages, sexual abuse, kidnapping, assault, arson and even murder (Snow, 2003)....   [tags: cults, flds church, warren jeff, polygamy]
:: 5 Works Cited
1168 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Philip Larkin's Church Going - Larkin's "Church Going": A Failed Exploration for Religious Faith Murdoch's artistic and natural beauty critique, called The Sovereignty of Good and Other Concepts, quotes Plato’s belief that "beauty is the only spiritual thing we love by instinct." Therefore, beauty is the only spiritual connection Atheist Philip Larkin seeks in a church. Larkin's poem Church Going, begins as a confessional since he mentions how he often stops at random churches, perhaps because he is searching for a place of worship that is beautiful, both naturally and artistically....   [tags: Church Going 2014]
:: 3 Works Cited
1380 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Many people have varying ideas about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It has been said that the Mormons are a cult out to destroy the beliefs of the other Christian churches. Some believe that they are not a true Christian church, that they hide their beliefs from investigators of their religion, and they keep important details of their religion secret until after you have become a member. It is also said that they are not Christian because they use The Book of Mormon instead of the Bible....   [tags: Mormon Church] 434 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Witchcraft and the Inquisition of the Catholic Church - Witchcraft and the Inquisition of the Catholic Church Witchcraft. The word in itself evokes a certain kind of eeriness. In past centuries, people who were accused of being witches were thought of to be the worst kinds of people there are. There were several kinds of witches and several ways in which they operated. Whatever the reason, the Catholic Church saw witches, or those accused of being witches, as sinful. Partly to stop this kind of sin and other forms, the Inquisition of the Catholic Church was implemented....   [tags: Essays Papers Witch Catholic Church Essays]
:: 5 Works Cited
1839 words
(5.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Eastern Orthodox Church - Eastern Orthodox Church Behind the elaborate fresco paintings and splendid architecture, Eastern Orthodox Church has played a significant role in the preservation of Christian tradition throughout history. Since the transfer of the imperial capitol of the Roman Empire from Rome to Constantinople, the Eastern Orthodox Christianity has evolved into a distinct branch of Christianity (Steeves). As Timothy Ware, the author of The Orthodox Church, suggests, major intellectual, cultural, and social developments that were taking place in a different region of the Roman Empire were not entirely consistent with the evolution of Western Christianity (Ware 8)....   [tags: Church Religion Religious] 1514 words
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Baptist Church Visit - Baptist Church Visit I decided to go to a Baptist Church here in Miami. The reason that I chose Coral Park Baptist Church was because most Baptist Churches that I called here in Miami had the service in Spanish but Coral Park Baptist had an English service as well. I went to the eleven o’clock service on Sunday. The whole church itself was pretty big. There is the main temple that has the regular service in Spanish and then there is a whole other building that has separate classrooms where the English service is held and other Sunday school type classes are held....   [tags: Personal Narrative Church Essays] 707 words
(2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Growth of Mormon Church - On, April 6, 1830, a then 24-year-old young man named Joseph Smith Jr. gathered in a small room along with six other people to organize a Church that would change American history. Since the age of 14, Joseph Smith had always been a source of contentment and ridicule by people of all social classes and religions. Ten years earlier, in the spring of 1820, this young boy declared that he had seen a vision, that he had been visited by both God, and His Son, Jesus Christ. This vision is a cornerstone of the Church that is known today as, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nicknamed the “Mormons”, a religion that was built on the ideals of communal living and strict obedience to re...   [tags: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]
:: 8 Works Cited
1703 words
(4.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Church - Edward P. Clowney book titled The Church deals with the doctrines of the church. He takes a deep look at the issues the modern church has neglected. He believed that the demands of the market and the growth of the church threaten to quench theological reflections on its nature and mission (Back cover). He believes that the means to revive the church will be done through theological works. His methodology is based off of his experience in biblical, historical, and systematic theology. However with being stated, much of his work comes across inconsistent and structured poorly....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Clowney] 1791 words
(5.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Galileo, Science, and the Church by Jerome J. Langford - Galileo, Science, and the Church by Jerome J. Langford      Science and the church, two things that you would not ordinarily think would go together until until Galileo came along. Galileo, a man that stuck his head out to the world, but especially to the church, when maybe he should have done things a little differently. This particular book shows many accounts of the troubles between Galileo and the church, and with other bystanders. The book goes through the ups and downs of Galileo and the church, the hardships, and friendships that people held, and how hard it was to keep those friendships during the days of Galileo....   [tags: Galileo, Science, and the Church] 757 words
(2.2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Church History: Reformation-Present CH-102-B - David Walker, an African American, born in 1785. David’s life began in the deep south of North Carolina in a town called Wilmington. In spite of the fact that his father was a slave, Walker was born into freedom. The laws in North Carolina dictated that children would inherit the status of their mother; who in this case was a free woman. Slavery was prevalent in the United States especially in the South at the time Walker was born. His father was not a part of Walker’s life because it is believed that he either died before his birth or when Walker was very young....   [tags: Church History ]
:: 2 Works Cited
1629 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Lutheran Church and The Catholic Church - ... It was done not only to defend the Lutheran faith, but also to provide a statement of their theology which was acceptable to the Roman Catholics. Of the articles, twenty-one presented the Catholic faith as taught by the Lutherans and seven dealt with medieval Roman Catholic practices and beliefs which reformers believed were abuses. On August third of 1520, the Catholic theologians replied condemning thirteen articles, accepting nine without qualifications, and approving six with qualifications....   [tags: god, spirit, churches]
:: 5 Works Cited
790 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Status Confessionis and Social Commentary from the Current Church - Status Confessionis and Social Commentary from the Current Church Throughout my ongoing investigation of the interactions between religious values and social behavior, I have become thoroughly intrigued with the role of the institutional church in the realm of social commentary and criticism, as well as political activism. That there is a long standing concept within the church tradition relating to my curiosity is not terribly surprising after just an overview of the language that sociology theory has applied to religious bodies....   [tags: Religion Religious Church Essays Papers]
:: 2 Works Cited
1279 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Objectification in An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard - Objectification in An Elegy Wrote in a Country Church Yard   In "An Elegy Wrote in a Country Church Yard," Gray symbolizes the objectification of the poor as well as the commodification of nature. In doing this, Gray arranges a hierarchy of objectification within the poem. The hierarchical arrangement begins with nature and continues through the poor with the upper class at the apex of the "pyramid." Gray uses the recurring images of nature to illustrate this organization of classes. To accomplish this arrangement, he shifts the focus from nature to the poor through these images....   [tags: Elegy Written Country Church Yard]
:: 1 Works Cited
1378 words
(3.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Philip Larkin’s Poem Church Going - Philip Larkin’s Poem "Church Going" When it comes to religion, we can choose either to believe or not to believe. Some have faith in a supreme being, and week after week, devoutly cram into the church of their choice and recite their prayers. In contrast, there are nonbelievers. They see religion as an escape from reality-- a false hope that after living a long and difficult life, an omniscient, unconditionally loving deity will welcome them into an eternal existence. In Philip Larkin’s poem, "Church Going," the speaker is also a nonbeliever....   [tags: Philip Larkin Church Going Essays] 902 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Representation of Church in Dulles’ Models of the Church - Church is a universal word that can be defined in multiple ways. It can have numerous models and images that can represent the church. In Avery Dulles’ Models of the Church there are five models of church that the author discuses. Church as institution, mystical communion, sacrament, herald, and servant are all of Dulles’ primary models. In Lumen Gentium there are also other models and images that are discussed. This document is also known as the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church. It was created during the Second Vatican Council and is one of the key documents from the council....   [tags: gospel, congregation, bible]
:: 1 Works Cited
1410 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Church of the Trinity - The Church and the Trinity 1st Corinthians 3 Chapter four addresses the divisions within the Corinthian church, such as jealousy, quarrelling and their defective view of the church. The apostle Paul links their view of the church to church leadership stating “If they had a true view of the church, they would have a true view of the leaders of the church” (p79). The situation was that their view was lower for the church and higher for the leaders thus they were boasting about the leaders. Paul’s view was that the Corinthian church was spoon feed Christians not maturing as they should....   [tags: corrinthians, God, dwelling place] 890 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Practices of the Church - 1. St. Christopher’s Anglican Church is a Chinese parish, has two locations and three congregations. Its emergence was come from a vision in twenty years ago. Canon Edmund Der of St. John Anglican’s Church, which located in Chinatown, had noticed a lot of Chinese, mostly from Hong Kong, have immigrated to Canada and settled in the northern area of Toronto. Canon Der called some dedicated parishioners and formed a fellowship who has seen the mission to serve that large group of Chinese. In less than two years, St....   [tags: Proclamation, Witness, Holidays] 895 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Crusades and The Church - The Crusaders and the Church Introduction This research paper will address the Crusades as a typical phenomenon of Western Christendom in the Middle Ages. This paper aims at investigating the motivating factors and some positive and negative of consequences the crusades. It also determines that whether the Crusades advanced the cause of Christ and whether they were representative of a Christian worldview. The crusades are some well known events of middle age. The Crusades initiated in 1095. It was the time, when Christians’ armies from Western Europe reacted to pleas of Pope Urban II to enter a battle in opposition to forces of Muslim in Holy Land....   [tags: Western Christendom, Middle Ages]
:: 10 Works Cited
2036 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Unification of the Church - Context The letter of Ephesians is the tenth book in the New Testament, its authorship is attributed to Paul after his conversion from a persecutor of Christians to apostle. The legitimacy of his authorship is still debated by scholars. Harold Hoehner in his book “Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary,” lists a number of reasons why many scholars reject Paul as the author. But, for the purposes of this exegetical Paul is considered the author of the letter. It is estimated that the letter was written in A.D 60-61 (Arnold, 3)....   [tags: bible, new testatment, ephesians]
:: 2 Works Cited
1295 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Images of the Church - The images of the Church are extremely important in Church history. They explain how and why the people of a certain time viewed the church. There are many different images that people associate the church with. Most of these images are based on a time period, whether it’s a time of suffering or a time of triumph. The first image is one of the earliest images to describe the Church and it comes from the New Testament. In the first century, the church was identified as the “New Vine.” (Isaiah spoke of Israel as a vineyard of God) This image helped answer the questions of how Gentiles could become members of God’s chosen people without first becoming Jews....   [tags: Catholicism, Christianity] 654 words
(1.9 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Women in the Church - Since the death of Jesus, to the modern era, the Christianity has gone through many changes in doctrine, practices, splits, and beliefs. As the church grew from charismatic communities to a global church organization, certain groups lost power while others gained a comparative advantage. No more has the shift in power affected a group more than the role of women in the church. The role of the woman in Christian Churches transformed from their role as leaders in small charismatic communities to supportive roles, to a quiet and almost invisible role to that of silently praying for the men in the background....   [tags: christianity, carismatic communities]
:: 3 Works Cited
1452 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Church of the Annunciation - The Carmelite Friars occupied the Church of the Annunciation until their petition to Archbishop Michele Giovanni Balaguer Camarasa to relocate them to Mdina was acceded to in 1659. They took possession the Vergine della Rocca chapel dedicated to the Birth of Mary. Demolition of the old building commenced on 16 February, 1660 to make room for a newer, grander church. The construction of the new church proceeded in fits and starts, as cash frequently ran out. The design of the temple may be attributed to the French architect Blondell, with Lorenzo Gafa' and Francesco Sammut overseeing the construction work....   [tags: Priory, Choir, Chapels] 1146 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Church of Scientology - “I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is.” L Ron Hubbard The Church of Scientology began in the year 1953 and is one of the world's newest religions. In this essay I will address three questions: Who was L Ron Hubbard. What is the doctrine of Scientology. How does Scientology qualify as a religion. Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was born on March 13, 1911 in the town of Tilden, Nebraska and died on January 24, 1986. His nickname growing up was “Flash,” but later in life he was referred to by his initials “LRH.” Since his father was an US naval officer he moved frequently and traveled extensively in Asia and the South Pacific. Hubbard was admitted to George Washington Un...   [tags: L. Ron Hubbard, The Scientology Cult]
:: 3 Works Cited
3427 words
(9.8 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Church and Facebook - There are over 350 million active Facebook users and 70 different language translations. More than eight billion minutes combined are spent on Facebook per day worldwide. Of the 350 million Facebook users, 5.4 million of them claim some denomination of Christianity (Zuckerberg 1). Facebook has been knocked by the media for issues such as online predators, hackers, and low productivity. A bigger issue to be concerned about is the overuse of Facebook replacing the imperative physical relationships we need to fellowship with each other....   [tags: Social Issues, Religion, Social Networking]
:: 4 Works Cited
1603 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Doctors Of The Church - ... Teresa had never seen these gifts as rewards to her from God but the way he disciplined her. The more love she endured the harder it became to offend God in any way. Teresa states, " The memory of the favor God has granted does more to bring such a person back to God then all the infernal punishments imaginable. " In April 1567, The General of the Carmelites, Giovanni Battista Rossi, made a visit to approve Teresa's work and command her to establish several convents with the nuns from the convent of the incarnation at Avila....   [tags: teresa avila, nun, god] 933 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Church of Bob - There’s no way to define Bob Dylan. His persona has changed with such frequency that his personal life has become shrouded in mystery. One thing can be certain; his music inspired revolutions and it provoked a sea change in the hearts and minds of a generation. Musicians, college students, politicians, civil rights leaders, varying shades of skin, and collars of blue and white were all bound together by the music of Bob Dylan. The Beatles may have brought sophisticated chords into pop music but it was Dylan who brought poetry into the mainstream....   [tags: Bob Dylan, Musician] 739 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Church - The Church Church buildings have a special significance that distinguishes them from public hall or commercial meeting places. They are set apart, specially dedicated to God for specific purpose of worship, religious education, fellowship, and service. Priority in the use of church buildings should be given to those spiritual ministries of the church itself and to the community it serves through its witness and program. Individuals and groups who traditionally use church buildings include church staff members, the congregation, church organizations, wedding parties, funerals, and denominational agencies....   [tags: Papers] 529 words
(1.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Unifying the Church - ... The purpose of the church is identified in 1 Corinthians 12 when Paul talks about the unity in diversity of spiritual gifts and the unity in diversity of the body. There is no such thing as an isolated, solitary Christian life. Upon the conclusion of this paper the reader will be able to make a distinction between the concept of visible and invisible church. Also the reader will be able to identify how they are both related and that, when perceived spiritually, cannot be explained antithetically....   [tags: God, bible, sacraments] 1805 words
(5.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Church Industry - Is the church a social club where handsome young men come to window shop for pretty young ladies. Is the church a beautiful architectural masterpiece like the 50,000 sitter church auditorium – “Faith Tabernacle” reputed to be the single largest church building on Earth, according to Guinness Book of Records (2007). Should we liken the church to a football club, where only valuable players (big boys in Nigeria context) sit in front roles and drop big money for church project. No, is the church is a money-making venture piloted by pastors who use tithe and offering to buy flashy cars, fly private jet and live in lavish houses....   [tags: Entertainment, Poverty, Media] 1335 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Church and Disability - Literature Review Disabled people should be able to access all service providers, whether this would be in a place of work, place of education and a place of worship. The implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 and then the 2005 Act, coming into effect from 2004 meant that churches are required by law to comply by making reasonable adjustments and not to treat disabled people unfairly (DDA 1995, 2005). This proved to be a challenge as reported by the BBC (2004) that many Church of England buildings are ancient and listed....   [tags: Civil Rights]
:: 30 Works Cited
1544 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Early Church - Over the past years of my life I have seen many changes, some for the good and others not as good. Change can be demanding and also crucial. The early believers would encounter this. One can see that significant change happened, when reading through the gospels and the book of acts it is obvious to the reader that the believers who followed Jesus would never be the same again. They had enjoyed a time of fellowship with Jesus and teaching from Him. But He was now preparing them to understand that he was going to leave them....   [tags: Religion, Jesus] 1469 words
(4.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Mormon Church - On Sunday afternoon when I pulled into the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints (LDS) the plain “A” frame type building with a steeple; made partly of red brick was not what I had expected and at one point questioned if I was indeed at the LDS church, It looked a bit different than ones I have seen in the past, but as I walked towed the entrance I saw the church name in large letters to the left of the door. Entering the building was a foyer or entrance hall that consisted of offices, a seating area, and a few pictures on the wall....   [tags: Expository Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
2087 words
(6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Church's Template - Women play a complex role in Robert Orsi’s The Madonna on 115th Street, at some points exercising power and at other points exercising less power than men. In Italian Harlem when describing a “domus,” the woman at the center is the one actually being described. A domus, according to Emmanuel LeRoy Ladurie, “constitute[s] a formidable reservoir of power and counter-power which could hold out with some degree of success against the external powers surrounding it.” Italian women in Harlem had no direct power in the outside world, but they were able to use their sphere of influence to leave their mark....   [tags: Gender Studies]
:: 2 Works Cited
946 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Church Visit: The Community Church at Murphy's Landing - In my paper I will talk about my visit to The Community Church at Murphy's Landing (CCML). I have chosen this particular Church because it is a family church type and my neighbor goes there and she encouraged me to go with her. I went there with my neighbor on April 6, 2014.This church is an appropriate for this assignment because the people there are welcoming me with an open heart and they are willing to help and provide me with information. When I visit the Church’s site I read these words “We know visiting a new church can be intimidating....   [tags: prayer, family, neibours] 1239 words
(3.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Roman Catholic Church vs Eastern Orthodox Church - Before the split of 1054, the Roman Catholic Church or Western church and the Eastern Orthodox Church or Byzantine church were almost one with each other. The two churches held the same ideals and got along with one another the majority of the time. They had previous splits in the past but they were never a permanent situation because they usually found a solution to their issues and differences. The split between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in 1054 seemed to have no resolution when their theological, political, and cultural differences became too much for them to harmonize upon....   [tags: Religion, Compare and Contrast Essay, Catholic]
:: 6 Works Cited
927 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Church Must Church Stop the Pornograhy Epidemic in America - Pornograhy consumption has increased markedly over the last few decades, primarily due to advent and popularity of regular, affordable, and high speed internet connections (Eberstadt & Layden 13; "The History of Modern Pornography."). While pornography has been around for thousands of years, never has porn been as used or abused (8). This increase in usage is causing more problems than it is solving. Healthy perceptions of sexuality are being skewed as people are now relying on porn’s vivid and explicit images to provide sexual education, causing true intimacy to be lost amidst a desensitized sexual libido (Struthers 1; “What’s Wrong With Pornography?” 1; Dubinsky 1; Zillmann 27)....   [tags: Anti Porn Essays]
:: 17 Works Cited
2123 words
(6.1 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Church is Holly in Three Ways - ... Cyprian of Carthage stated "Outside the Church there is no salvation." This is because "all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his body" (CCC). Since Christ, the founder of the Catholic Church, is the only way to salvation it is easily achieved through the Catholic Church his instrument here on Earth. "Organized religion is a faith system with a structure in place to define doctrine, standardize worship practices, and administrate the organization"(Compelling Truth)....   [tags: holly spirit, christ, god] 640 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Influence of the Roman Catholic Church - The Roman Catholic Church had complete influence over the lives of everyone in medieval society including their beliefs and values. The Church’s fame in power and wealth had provided them with the ability to make their own laws and follow their own social hierarchy. With strong political strength in hand, the Church could even determine holidays and festivals. It gained significant force in the arts, education, religion, politics as well as their capability to alter the feudal structure through their wealth and power....   [tags: Medieval Society, Power] 1137 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Church of St. Martin in the Fields - ... Other than James Gibbs’ St. Martin’s-in the-Fields, the statue of Charles I is the only other item on the landscape of Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square that was there before 1800 and had survived entirely to the present day (Mace 26). From 1914 to 1927 Dick Shepard the Vicar during that time started programs for the area’s homeless through the church and deemed it the “Church of the Ever Open Door”. The church is widely famous for its work with homeless people through The Connection at St....   [tags: history and architecture, Trafalgar Square]
:: 5 Works Cited
1908 words
(5.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Impact of Martin Luther on the Church - Introduction Martian Luther was born to a German family in 1483. His father was born a peasant, but raised to own a Coppermine. Because of this he was determined to see Martin Luther go into the civil services. By the time he was 19 he had earned his first bachelors degree, and planed to continue with a masters in law. However in 1505 there was a terrible storm, and lightening bolt struck near him. Upon this he cried out “Help, St. Anne. I’ll become a monk”. Because of how religious everyone was during that time, if a person promised something to a saint or god, they had to keep it, or otherwise they would go to hell....   [tags: Religious History ]
:: 16 Works Cited
1001 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Relationship between Church and State - Question #2 Separation of the church and state is not a new concept. Within the past two thousand years of Christian history however the strategies and ideas of Christian leaders have changed several times. During the time that Christ walked the earth we can anecdotally perceive a very adversarial relationship between Jesus’ ministry and the local Jewish and Roman governments. This type of relationship continued for the first three centuries of the Christian Church. There was an almost total separation between the emerging Christian Church and the ruling governments at the time due to consistent and violent persecutions of the Christian Church and Christians personally....   [tags: History, Separation, Christianity]
:: 1 Works Cited
1331 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales - From St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in France, architects have designed some of the most beautiful Churches in the world. Expressing every little detail and nuance, they have relentlessly taken the time to develop these remarkable centers of worship. However, tourists of these Churches seem to fail to go “behind the scenes” and appreciate all the decision making and planning used to create these magnificent wonders. Thus, we the architects have put together this detailed synopsis to allow worshipers to appreciate every aspect and feature of The Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales....   [tags: Church]
:: 5 Works Cited
2626 words
(7.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Heresies in the History of the Church: Nestorianism - Throughout the history of the Church, it has struggled to reach a state of unity. A challenge that has presented itself is the teachings of heresies. Through the centuries, many different heresies have threatened the unity of the Church, one significant heresy being Nestorianism, named after its teacher Nestorious. It claims that Jesus was only human when born to Mary, denying Mary to be the Mother of God, and therefor jeopardizing the unity of the Church. A heresy is defined as “the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and Catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same” (CCC 2089)....   [tags: Catholisism, religious beliefs]
:: 5 Works Cited
920 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 4 Works Cited
1253 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Hinderances to Spiritual Growth in the Church - “Take up your cross, and follow Jesus” the powerful words of the hymn resound in the magnificent walls of a well re-known church in Nairobi's city center. Many of the faithful brethren eagerly bellow the words from the pits of their stomachs. However, how many of these have actually taken up their crosses and and followed Christ. Many believe that going to church every Sunday is enough. No one actually puts in time to read the Bible or pray for themselves. Yet for a relationship with God to grow, one has to put in effort....   [tags: religion, Kenya]
:: 3 Works Cited
914 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Church in the Postmodern World - The Pastor’s Role I must say that I learned a lot from this class both through the readings and through class discussion. I really, honestly do not have anything that I starkly disagreed with in either. I found it all to be very valuable information for me and this class was extremely helpful in assisting me to better understand the current paradigm shift the church is going through. There are three take-a-ways in particular that helped me to better understand the post modern shift in the church and my role as a minister in this changing paradigm....   [tags: Religion]
:: 2 Works Cited
1619 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Birth of the Church of England - The sixteenth century was a tumultuous time for England. For years, the country had been steadfast in its Catholic beliefs, until the reign of Henry VIII. The monarch, infamous in history for having had six wives, founded a new church free from papal control. Thus, the Anglican Church, or the Church of England, was born in the midst of a growing European Reformation. A brief history of the monarch is needed in order to understand the split from the Catholic Church. Henry Tudor was born the second son of King Henry VII who became the heir upon the death of his older brother in 1502 (Phillips 99)....   [tags: monarchy, annulment, reform] 770 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
History and the Roman Catholic Church - Christianity most specifically, the Holy Roman Catholic Church has been involved in the world throughout time. Since Christianity, when if first became a major religion in society the involvement of the Roman Catholic Church has affected many areas of history. The Roman Catholic Church has affected the world historically, as demonstrated by it's impact upon the historical figures like Hypatia, Joan of Arc, and Jan Hus, historical events such as the Salem Witch Trials, and many other eras and events....   [tags: christianity in politics, society and economics] 2797 words
(8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - ... Today it stands as a picturesque silhouette, bright multicolored decorations and forms of their Old Russian is a sharp and unexpected contrast surrounding classic architecture. The Tabernacle Church rises to a height of 265 feet tall. It accommodates 1,600 people. This temple is the representation of the pre-Petrine church architecture of Moscow Russia on the Neva River. Church of the Resurrection is in the purely Russian style" built under the project Parland Alfred, who used many compositional techniques and forms of churches in Moscow and Yaroslavl XVII century....   [tags: russian mosaic art, t sar-liberator] 914 words
(2.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 7 Works Cited
1242 words
(3.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Napoleon Bonaparte and the Catholic Church - Tension grew between the Catholic Church and France during the French Revolution, leading to a schism, which deeply devastated the Church’s economy. Pope Pius VII and Napoleon Bonaparte came into power as the French Revolution was ending. For different reasons they both saw the importance of restoring Roman Catholicism’s position in France. The Catholic Church’s initial support of Napoleon greatly affected both parties (O’Dwyer 12-14, 43, 49). This statement has led me to ask the following question: To what extent did the support of Napoleon affect the Church’s role as a political and economic power in France....   [tags: French History ]
:: 6 Works Cited
2191 words
(6.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Church of Scientology: Religion Or Cult? - The church of Scientology has been the subject of controversy since its inception. Its methods and beliefs have attracted the attention of scholars from around the world. The church has been under government investigation and has endured a countless amount of lawsuits (Reitman 14). It is also a hot topic by the media with several endorsements by some of the most recognized Hollywood celebrities. However, the main topic of debate regarding the Church of Scientology is its status as a religion....   [tags: Scientology Essays]
:: 6 Works Cited
1787 words
(5.1 pages)
Term Papers [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "church"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>