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William Carey and His Ten Strategies - "Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God" is a quote by William Carey, a missionary to India, and encarved on his tombstone. Carey's goal was to build an indigenous church "by means of native preachers" and by providing Scriptures in the native tongue, and to that end he dedicated to his life. Carey had an intriguing life and he developed ten strategies which missionaries use today. Carey was born on 17th August 1761 at Paulerspury, a pleasant village in Northamptonshire, England....   [tags: Evangelism]
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Evangelism Beliefs According to Romans - ... This also gives an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to work and convict those who live in any segment of our cities by witnessing a life of service. This also allows non-Christians to begin to open their hearts to God’s love. (Sjogren) This method can be the moment when the seed is planted in the process of spiritual farming, where the process of salvation happens over time. Servant evangelism in itself is not a complete method of sharing the Gospel message. This is simply a means of planting the seed which needs to be harvested at the right time by presenting the Gospel and asking the individual to be repentant by accepting Jesus as their Savior and giving their life to God....   [tags: evangelistics, salvations, romans book]
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Four Spiritual Laws: Methods of Evangelism - Four Spiritual Laws Summary of Method – The method that I choose was “Four Spiritual Laws.” The basic summary of this method of evangelism is there are four simple and straight forward points that evangelist must present in order to reach the person who is being evangelized. In other words, these four laws are constant and are needed in order to understand the Gospel and salvation. These laws include: God loves you, man is sinful and separated from God, Jesus Christ is God's only provision for man's sin, and we must individually receive Jesus as Savior and Lord....   [tags: Sharing the Gospel, Godly Character]
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Christianity and Evangelism in Jane Eyre - Christianity and Evangelism in Jane Eyre There were great changes in the religious arena during the time of Victorian England. John Wesley had his warm heart experience, India had been opened to missionizing, and a Utilitarian and Evangelical shift had occurred. Charlotte Brontë would have felt the effects of these things, being a daughter of the clergy, and by simply being a daughter of the Victorian era. Her novel, Jane Eyre, serves as a reaction to Utilitarianism, and the protagonist Jane emerges as an Evangelical figure....   [tags: Religion Religious Biblical Jane Eyre Essays]
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Evangelism: From Paul to Modern-Day Korea - The Evangelism Theology of Paul Apostle Paul was a man who dedicated himself to the evangelism, church planting, and disciple making. This author will examine the biblical answers of relationship evangelism for contemporary churches through the research on Paul’s ministry revealed in Acts. Synagogue-centered Evangelism The main concern of Paul to witness God’s gospel was on the Jews (Rom. 1:16). It approves why he visited synagogues whenever he went to each towns. Except for Philippi , he mostly employed synagogues strategically as contact points to deliver Good News....   [tags: Christianity] 1156 words
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Evangelism - Evangelism Jay Smith is an American Christian in London. He believes Muslims need to leave their faith because their holy book, the Koran, is flawed. He also believes that God has called him to confront Muslims in Britainwith the Gospel, which he has done since 1993. CBN.com -Jay Smith is an American Christian in London. He believes Muslims need to leave their faith because their holy book, the Koran, is flawed. Smith, who holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, believes that God has called him to confront Muslims in Britainwith the Gospel, which he has done since 1993....   [tags: Papers] 1524 words
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My Philosophy on Evangelism - My Philosophy on Evangelism The word “evangelism” can arouse various feelings. Historically, practices of “evangelism” disrupted lives and caused deaths around the world. Today some would still attribute it to imperialism and intolerance. However, “evangelism” has also been known to bring hope, healing, and even financial confidence to many unfortunate lives. Essentially, this simple word unravels many complex definitions. Fundamentalists hold to its brighter meanings, while many skeptics frown from even the sound of it....   [tags: Papers] 767 words
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Urban Evangelism - Urban Evangelism "…and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8 This commandment, given by Christ to his apostles, was one of action. First they were to go into their homes, or Jerusalem, then to their community, or Samaria, and then finally to the ends of the earth. The Christian church of today, however has lost sight of that directive. For too many years now we have sent thousands of missionaries abroad while ignoring the mission field next door....   [tags: Papers] 2007 words
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Review of the Book, Outbreak: Creating a Contagious Youth Ministry through Viral Evangelism - Greg Stier is the executive director, president, and originator of Dare 2 Share Ministries International as of 1991. Stier has instructed over 30,000 Christian adolescents around North America in how to live out their faith in confidence and with boldness. In 1997 he was the guest speaker at the Youth for Christ’s DC/LA events, and he revisited that speakership at Y2K the Fellowship of Christian Athletes forum. “Youth ministry became his full-time focus on April 20, 1999, due to the Columbine High School massacre.” Stier has written such published works as ‘You're Next!’ and ‘Dare 2 Share: A Guide to Sharing the Faith (Focus on the Family)’ as well as several curricula on evangelism prepara...   [tags: religion, teen ministry] 1406 words
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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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Churches Working Towards Being Multi-Racial - During the 1st century there is this historical moment recorded in the book of Acts when the Spirit of God filled a crowd so they could speak in each other languages which made them all understand each other. Later, Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, preaches a sermon to this crowd which consists of many different races gathered together in Jerusalem and they are all converted. The book later describes that this forms the early Christian church which is made up of many different races. Fast forward 2,000 years and in America where Christian churches hardly make up two different races....   [tags: races, christian churches, leadership, evangelism]
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Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career - Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career "This is the Hour of Decision with Billy Graham, coming to you from Minneapolis Minnesota" Billy Graham, has preached to more than 210 million people through a live audience, more than anyone else in history. Not only that, but Mr. Graham has reached millions more through live televison, video and film. This has led Billy to be on the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World" from the Gallup Poll since 1955 a total of thirty-nine times. This includes thirty-two consecutive more than any other individual in the world, placing him as the most popular American for about forty years....   [tags: Billy Graham Religion Evangelism Essays]
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The New Guidebook for Pastors: A Book Review - ... First, Timothy 3 and Titus 1 address the qualifications of the elder or pastor. The issue the apostle Paul is addressing is the faithfulness of the person who desires to serve the church in this capacity. First Corinthians 4:2 clarifies this by saying, “Moreover it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.” The authors of this book build their case on a solitary phrase. “The question is what is the meaning of ‘the husband of one wife’ in 1Timothy 3:2, 12, and Titus 1:6?” (Bryant and Brunson 2007, 55) These men rightly defend God’s plan for marriage as being one man and one woman for life....   [tags: Pastors, evangelism, Bible]
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I Was a Mac Evangelist - He was dressed professionally, wearing a suit, tie, and dark black overcoat. His glasses falsely spelled “nerd.” He was short, or at least shorter than I. I’d say he was in his late thirties, but who knows. I returned to playing Minecraft, a video game released the previous year. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the man approach me. He walked straight for me, no doubt about it. I tried to act calmly but couldn’t restrain my heart’s rapid beating. I wiped a bead of sweat from my forehead, glanced to my left flank....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 1050 words
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St John The Evangelist - Throughout the human history there have been many saints who have lived among us. They followed Jesus’ principles and they did God’s will. One of the earliest saints was St. John, and he lived during the times of Jesus. His childhood and his date of birth are unknown, but it is well known that he was one of the best followers and students of Jesus. St. John was the son of Zebedee, and the brother of St. James the Great with whom he was brought up to the trade of fishing. While Jesus was spreading his teachings and his miracles St....   [tags: essays research papers] 1190 words
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What It Means To Be a Christian In Our Current Climate - In our current climate there is a rush to defend and define what it means to be Christian. These 4 theses are meant to encapsulate the key presuppositions of my alternative to what is currently the dominant methodology of spreading the Gospel embraced by Evangelical Christians. The case I am attempting to make is that Christian evangelism is most effective when non-Christians are given the opportunity to judge the Christian message according to their own terms, and that the most important task of the Christian evangelist is to provide a trust-worthy opportunity for non-Christians to witness the work God is doing in our lives....   [tags: Christianity, argumentative, persuasive] 712 words
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Evangelical Christianity in Contemporary America - The term “evangelical Christian” has become an extremely loaded term in our modern day society. In recent years the number of people who identify themselves as evangelical Christians has increased dramatically, making their presence impossible to ignore (Sweeney, 3). Their strong political and social viewpoints have put them in the middle of a significant amount of controversy in past and present times. This paper will explore the history and meaning behind the evangelical Christian movement, specifically in the United States, and shed light on how it evolved from a religious reformation to a contentious entity....   [tags: Christianity ]
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comparitive book review - Comparative Book Review Rediscovering church – Lynne and Bill Hybels This book was written the founder and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and his wife. Willow Creek is located in suburban Chicago. It has a weekly attendance approaching 20000. In this book the Hybels share part of their story in pasturing Willow Creek and a little bit of their philosophy of ministry. The underlying theology assumed by the author is that the church has the power to change the world. His theology seems to be more church-centric rather then Christocentric....   [tags: essays research papers] 1482 words
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Importance of Education in Kingdom Education: God´s Plans for Educating Future Generations - In Glen Shultz’s (2003) book Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations he addresses the importance of education in coordination with the family and church in developing and training future generations within a biblical worldview. He describes moral decline, increased crime rates, the disintegration of the family and the church’s inability to be the salt of the earth as examples of the increased secularization because of the removal of God and His word from our schools. The author’s answer for these dilemmas is biblical principles that are consistently taught in the home, church and school....   [tags: Glen Shultz, family, church, christianity]
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Taking Heaven by John H. Storm Wiggers - In his book Taking Heaven by Storm, John H. Wiggers argues that Methodism has played a vital role in shaping current day American society by developing an innovative method of blending Methodist pious ideals with American values (191). A History Professor at University of Missouri, Wiggers adequately supports his thesis with three main arguments of Methodist innovation in America and their effects evangelism, community, and equality. Wiggers argues these points through a combination of personal stories of “early Methodists, particularly the itinerant preachers” (7) and impartial evidence....   [tags: methodism, members]
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Spiritual Battle Against Spirits in The Air. - ... Jesus refers to this as the seed of Abraham women. All this shows that women are believers. If this is true, then this case is very similar case with Job. Although he is a righteous man (Job 1:1), but God still gave permit the devil to touch his Body (Job 2:4-6). The devil does not just attack people believe in certain forms of physical weakness, But he is also sometimes works through the persecution of believers. Devil throwing Believers into prison so that they can be suffered. From the above it is seen that the devil is in the certain stage can strike believer....   [tags: bible, devil, believer, attack]
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The Pros of Becoming a Missionary - ... Similarly, animal proteins are even harder to find because it does depend on location. Typically the more wealthy people own cattle or they have the money and are blessed enough to have this sufficiently balanced diet "Countries and Their Cultures." Looking back on the early times of St. Lucia, it was once under French control. While the people were under the French authority, the St. Lucians were mostly Roman Catholics. At the present time most of the priests in St. Lucia are St. Lucian. This is a large change from in colonial times in St.Lucia when almost all of the churches had French priests....   [tags: missionaries, the great commision, religion]
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American Evangelicalism - This paper will cover the topic of American Evangelicalism addressing the Twentieth Century ideologies. While viewing how Christianity interacted with the terms of the activities of evangelicals and the ecumenical movement. This paper will also cover how Christianity interacted with the terms of the activities of the Vatican II, religion, and politics and the global aspect of Christianity. It was in the year of 1942 in St. Louis Missouri when a group of nationally known leaders came together and formed what would be known as the National Association of Evangelicals....   [tags: Christianity ]
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The Indian Mutiny of 1857 - “What was the Most Important Factor Leading to the Indian Mutiny of 1857?” Shariq Khan Word Count: Plan of Investigation: This investigation is to determine what caused the Indian Mutiny of 1857. In order to determine the origin, the investigation will evaluate the various factors which have been proposed as to why the Indians mutinied. The factors which will be assessed include the British East India Company’s expansionist economic policies, cultural and religious clashes including British evangelism, and comparatively poor treatment of Indian Sepoys within the British army....   [tags: World History ]
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The Children of God (COG) - During the late 1960s, California experienced an influx of "Jesus Freaks" and free love fanatics. Among these groups was the Huntington Beach Light Club, or as they are known today the Family, also known as the Children of God. The Family was just one of many groups to begin in this time of change but they are one of the few surviving groups today. Not only are they surviving but with over ten million members worldwide, the Family is thriving. As an evangelical denomination of Christianity, the Children of God (COG) minister to people around the world to those in need....   [tags: Religion, Academic Essays]
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Spiritual Gifts: Cessationalists and Charismatics - ... 12:8). The gift of faith deals with more than just faith needed for salvation, but rather, it is the faith that God can do the impossible. The other two gifts are believed to not be direct gifts given but gifts from God. Man is told that they should pray for healings (James 5:14–15), but God never promises to heal unless it is in his direct will and plan. Miracles took place during the time of Jesus and the apostles, but they are believed today to not be a direct result of someone’s action. Both Cessationalists and Pentecostals believe these general principles, but the Third Wave group believes that these are still active and should be expected....   [tags: New Testament, Church, Christ's ascension]
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Using the Law to Witness to Others - Using the Law to Witness to Others Today I am going to share with you something that I have found to be the most important part of how we witness to other people. In the late 1970's, a man named Ray Comfort began to explore Church growth records. He found that 80 to 90 percent of those making a decision for Christ are falling away from the faith. A major denomination in the United States reported to have 11,500 churches in the U.S. This same denomination reported to have obtained 294,000 decisions for Christ in 1991....   [tags: Papers] 719 words
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An Example of Southern Literature and Imagery: Flannery O’Connor’s "Wise Blood" - There are many widely recognized characteristics that are apart of Southern literature that are present in Flannery O’Connor’s novel Wise Blood. Among the most familiar characteristics of Southern literature is a writing style that is based upon imagery. Another common characteristic which can be drawn from Southern literature is the struggle to understand the difference between what is real human experience as opposed to what is believed to be real, as well as the human/God relationship. Flannery O’Connor’s use of consistent imagery reinforces one of the major themes of Wise Blood – that man seems to only scratch the surface of things, and not see deeper into them....   [tags: Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor, Imagery, Southern L] 1229 words
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Analysis Of The Kingdom Of Mat - Analysis Of The Kingdom Of Mat In order to understand the ramifications of Matthias's formation of his kingdom, the social,financial, ethnic, and sexual conditions of the times must be realized as the catalysts that cause the cults to form. A whole series of evangelic congregations appeared in the early decades of the nineteenth century in order to serve the poor, the emotionally needy, those barred from the new prosperousness, hopefulness, forbearance, personal freedom and sensible thought of the business classes....   [tags: Kingdom Mat Essays Papers] 1436 words
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The Possibility of Being a True Disciple of Jesus in the Modern World - The Possibility of Being a True Disciple of Jesus in the Modern World I believe that to be a Christian you have to be a disciple. Each must be willing to participate fully in the church to help spread the word of God and to promote Christianity. At Baptism and Confirmation Christians promise to follow the example of Christ in their everyday lives seeking to act correctly and do good. They also publicly declare their faith in God and they repent their sins. Christians disciples in today’s world try to witness their faith to others and follow Jesus along the way of the cross living through today’s persecutions....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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The Destruction of the Igbo Indigenous Culture in Things Fall Apart - In Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe showed us the richness of the Igbo traditional culture as well as the destruction of it through the activities of British missionaries. The appearance of Christianity on the Nigerian tribal land led to the disintegration of belief in the Igbo society, and made way for British colonization. Were the British the only cause of the destruction of the Igbo culture. The appearance of a new religion was not the sole reason for the loss of a tradition. The Igbo people also lost their culture because of many unreasonable conceptions in their spirituality....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]
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Christian Church Services: The Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ - ... How not , the apostle Peter once preached , three thousand people repented . The power of God is revealed through the judgment of Ananias and Sapphira . Many miracles happened . The lame walk , the deaf hear , the blind see , even with just Peter's shadow healed the sick . In short, they are very successful in reaching souls . (Glasser) Core Values In The Service Christian Leadership which could serve must love God first and follow His command to love one another. This can be achieved through leaders with wholeheartedly serve others by seeing Christ as an example....   [tags: marturia, diakonia, christianity]
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The Gates to Our Homes and What We Let In - THE GATES TO OUR HOMES AND WHAT WE LET IN By Wildman Liberty University I assert that television has become two very different things in our homes; it has been a great tool for many things to build and enhance our lives, however it also has developed a slow decay of its majority content that has greatly degraded our culture. The question is does the good outweigh the bad. Some say it is important to use any tools available, while others say that the risk of allowing damaging content into our homes is too big of a chance to take....   [tags: television, content, culture, decay, Bible, Christ]
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Divine Rescue: A Pathway Forged by the First Great Awakening - “Walking with God is like a spiritual roller coaster.” Statements like this unrealistically express the experience people have in the “highs and lows” of a particular religious relationship. In fact, evangelism does not decline. Perhaps it levels out for a period of time, but eventually it continues to progress in swift, expansive phases (Worrell 4). When a civilization experiences an amount of time in religious staleness, it is imminent that it will, in time, intensify into what is generally referred to as an awakening (4)....   [tags: Religion, The Great Awakening]
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World Religion: Christianity the Most Widespread Religion in The World - ... In the Talmud, it sums up the basic Jewish approach to belief: “people are not judged not on what they say, but on what they do” (Wool 85). According to tradition, there are 613 commandments and 248 are positive commandments like “love your neighbor” and the other 365 are negative commandments such as “you should not murder” (Wool 10). Out of the 613 commandments, only a few are able to be kept because of the modern world. The covenant that God made with Abraham and his descendants is that God would make them His sacred people and bring them to the holy land....   [tags: judaism, islam, hinduism]
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The Cultural and Political Life of Saudi Arabia - Crimes punishable by the death sentence in Saudi Arabia include murder, serious attacks on the Islam religion, adultery, dress codes, and since 1987, drug smuggling. Under Saudi Arabian law, serious crimes merit serious consequences. Repeated theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand, administered under anesthetic. Because most meals in Saudi Arabia are eaten by hand from a communal bowl and only the right hand may touch the food, this punishment effectively bans the convicted thief from society....   [tags: Culture]
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Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality - ... The book also shows how to evaluate the spiritual gifts and their purposes. Collins encourages prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. These spiritual gifts involve administration, faith, hospitality, mercy and evangelism among others. The first approach on how to evaluate the spiritual gift is the inventory approach (Collins, 2009). It involves taking single standardized spiritual gift inventory, which are present in Christian Bookstores. The other method is the checklist approach. This involves making three copies of the spiritual gift list....   [tags: Gary Collins, Christian Counselor, Counseling]
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A Critique of “Share Jesus Without Fear” - Liberty Theological Seminary A Critique of “Share Jesus Without Fear”   Bibliographical Entry Fay, William. Share Jesus Without Fear (2nd edition). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2000. Author Information William “Bill” Fay experienced life on a rollercoaster. His seemingly normal childhood and youth was followed by a double dose of selfishness with a little crime to go along. He was a self-made man, so long as you didn’t count the victims of his crooked gambling. Fay became aware of a growing emptiness that could not be satiated....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Jehovah's Witnesses: A Study on Intentional Community - Jehovah’s Witnesses, a sect of the Adventist movement, founded in 1872 by Charles Taze Russell are one of the most unusually strict biblical literalist groups in the world. They are strict to their interpretation of scripture to a fault, as intentional communities go this, as most religion based groups, is one which depends upon the charisma of the biblical character Jesus while looking almost yearningly forward to the “end of days” a time during which the supposedly wicked will be cast into purgatory and the chosen will ascend to heaven, and the righteous will inherit the earth to live in paradise for eternity....   [tags: Religion ]
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Christianity Depicted in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - Biblical Christianity is a very simple thing in essence. God incarnate gave his life for our sins so that if we believe in Him we shall have eternal life. Most would agree that this is very basic in nature. The actual life leading up to and following this decision happens to be the interesting part that is shrouded in much confusion in the world today. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury actually manages to offer loads of simple clarity on what this Christian life basically consists of through the life of Guy Montag as a fireman, his pursuit of knowledge and knowledge’s pursuit of him, and his ultimate escape into freedom....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451] 812 words
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Emotional Fundamentalism in River of Earth - James Still's River of Earth presents the bleak realities faced by an Appalachian family that struggles with meeting their most basic needs. The Baldridge's struggle with poverty is surely representative of many Appalachian families during the Depression era. The hardships of poverty, and its psychological and physical effects, are worsened by the isolation and sense of helplessness felt by the characters within River of Earth. Religion functions as the combatant to these struggles; the form of Christianity offered by Still strays from the standard fundamentalist fire-and-brimstone preachings often associated with evangelism in the Appalachian region....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Vincent Van Gogh: Depression and Disorders - Vincent Van Gogh was a really unique individual. He was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Holland. He was raised by both his father and mother while growing up, and shared his parents with three sisters and two brothers. He was sixteen years old he when he started working at an art gallery and started to learn a lot about being an art dealer. He ended up moving away in order to sell art, but in 1875 he decided to leave the art dealing and devote his life to evangelism. His parents supported the decision and helped him to begin a ministry with miners in Borinage....   [tags: Biography, Treatment] 1111 words
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The Kingdom of God and Missions - Missions have always revolved around Christians reaching out to others and living out their lives to glorify God. Jesus displayed this evangelical mission throughout his ministry in the early church when he was living with the disciples. Through reading different articles I have discovered that the new emerging church in the postmodern context has a kingdom view of missions. The kingdom of God is the key to missions which is portrayed in the early church and in Jesus ministry; it is also an evident necessity in recent emerging churches in postmodern context, and reveals itself through ministries that serve to help the needy....   [tags: christianity, church, Mark Beach, youth]
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Wesley for the Armchair Theologians - This was a very interesting book and presented John Wesley in a very understandable format. It not only allowed me to gather a richer and fuller understanding of the Methodist foundation and had it was formulated. It allows a more universal conduit to help other to reflect upon the Methodist foundational people and doctrines. Chapter One I was intrigued by John Wesley’s family background. Of how, “John Wesley began life as a happy by-product of a family dispute” (p. 3, Abraham) of praying for King William III....   [tags: Theology]
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Schools of Thought in Chrisitanity - Christianity has a rich history rife with division over the Scriptures. Many of these differences come from improperly interpreting scripture sections, or omitting parts of scripture from theology. Three major schools of thought exist in Christianity, Evangelicalism, Theological Liberalism, and Neo-Orthodoxy. This paper will provide an in-depth analysis of all three schools of thought, comparing and contrasting them, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of each one, provide an opinion by the author on which school of thought is best, and provide reflections from the author about his personal lifestyle....   [tags: theology,liberalism, evangelicalism, neo-orthodoxy]
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Van Gogh's Starry Night - When I was taking art in high school the artist that stood out to me was not Monet or Michelangelo. I was at awe of an artist that chopped his ear off and put it in an envelope to give to his mistress at a brothel. How would you react to someone giving you his or her ear and want you to keep it. That would be like Evander Holyfield giving away his ear to a person saying, “Hold this is will be worth millions one day.” That artist was Vincent Van Gogh. I want to compare the oil painting of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” to the lyrics of Don McLean and the lessons they tell....   [tags: Painting, Art] 1019 words
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Critique on Kingdom Education - Critique on Kingdom Education Summary Kingdom education is a process that begins with a child accepting Christ as their Lord and Savior and continues with the goal of that child reaching maturity in Christ. As such, evangelism and discipleship are part of a kingdom education that will train children to know God and have a biblical worldview. This worldview is taught through Bible stories, but is also incorporated into every subject and into educational methods that reflect a biblical philosophy....   [tags: Literature Review ] 879 words
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The Invisible Man's Identity - Upon opening Ralph Waldo Ellison’s book The “Invisible Man”, one will discover the shocking story of an unnamed African American and his lifelong struggle to find a place in the world. Recognizing the truth within this fiction leads one to a fork in its reality; One road stating the narrators isolation is a product of his own actions, the other naming the discriminatory views of the society as the perpetrating force infringing upon his freedom. Constantly revolving around his own self-destruction, the narrator often settles in various locations that are less than strategic for a man of African-American background....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ralph Waldo Ellison] 2067 words
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