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Christian Existentialism

- Christian Existentialism Webster's Dictionary defines Existentialism to be, "the philosophical movement centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for his acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad." This seems to be the very antithesis of Christian doctrines in that it asserts the autonomy and independence of man rather than views them as subjects to a supreme being, however, Existentialism and Christianity can coexist....   [tags: Philosophy, Religion, Faith]

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Christian Reformation

- The Protestant Reformation Many ideas of the Renaissance like humanism, individualism and secularism stimulated a strong critique of the church´s policy and the clergy´s behaviour. Many people regarded it as a scandal that the catholic church sold indulgences. Indulgences were documents, stamped by the church which could reduce your sins. People who bought indulgences believed that this document could pave their way to heaven. In northern Germany they went so far that they even sold indulgences which could reduce the sins which you are going to commit in the future....   [tags: Religion, History, Informative]

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Science and the Christian Church

- The relationship between science and the Christian Church has never been viewed as a positive one. The Christian Church has often been ostracized for their role in the history of science, and to some degree is most commonly held responsible for most, if not all the struggles that science had to undergo to achieve it's status today. In David Lindberg's article titled "Science and the Christian Church" Lindberg explores this idea by not taking sides with the Christian church, or the sciences, but by examining other possible explanations as to why the scientific struggle was so hard....   [tags: World Literature]

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Personal Narrative- Christian Apologetics

- Personal Narrative- Christian Apologetics Two weeks of this past summer rank high as some of the most rewarding times of my life. Next to my salvation, the experience has become an important turning point of my youth. This experience changed my worldview into a biblical perspective, and strengthened my faith in the Lord. For the first time, I was on my own, flying cross-country to spend two weeks in Colorado, not for a vacation I might add. I was to attend a Christian apologetics course sponsored by Summit Ministries....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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The Work Of Christian Aid

- The Work Of Christian Aid “We Believe in Life Before Death.” This is Christian Aid’s Motto; Christian Aid is a charity, a company, and an aid to those in less developed countries than our own. It is one of many charitable based organisations that works on many projects set up to improve the lifestyles of the people in these country’s. Justice and compassion are principles, which Christian Aid has; they are closely linked to many Churches and other organisations run by Christians....   [tags: Papers]

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A Christian Funeral Service

- A Christian Funeral Service When somebody dies it can be a very hard for people to take. Christians take hope from the fact that they believe in the afterlife. The funeral service reminds Christians that even though that person is no longer with them on the earth they are going to heaven to be with God. For Christians death is not the end and the funeral service reminds them of this. This is shown by the first words said at a Christian funeral service: I am the resurrection and the life....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian & Pagan Influences

- Christian & Pagan Influences There are Christian influences in the episode of "Grendel's Mother's attack." Primarily, the Christian influence is seen Norton text(43): Grendel's mother, woman, monster-wife, was mindful of her misery, she who had to dwell in the terrible water, the cold currents, after Cain became sword-slayer of his only brother, his father's own son. Then Cain went as an outlaw to flee the cheerful life of men, marked for his murder, held to the wasteland. From him sprang many a devil sent by fate....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Christian Beliefs

- Christian Beliefs The Christian belief is that life is sacred and therefore they have a responsibility to others throughout their life. "Respect your father and your mother, so that you may live a long time in the land I have given you. "Do not commit murder." (Exodus 20.13) Because Christians believe in the sacredness of life they believe that all people should be treated with respect and that they should offer help to anyone in need. "Christ is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body even though it is made up of different parts....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Beliefs

- Christian Beliefs Some Christians believe that Satan, or the devil, is a real being who has the power to corrupt us and turn us from God's will. These people's lives often revolve around "resisting Satan" and may ban the music of rock groups with satanic lyrics. They also hold exorcisms, to rid people of satanic influence. They say that, if they are able to resist Satan, God will be pleased and let them into heaven. Some Christians, who believe in the balance of nature, may claim that they should do nothing about suffering and evil since God is inflicting pain for a reason, which is beyond our understanding....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Cosmology

- Christian Cosmology Cosmology is the word given to the study of the origin and structure of the universe. The Christian cosmology according to the first two chapters of the book of Genesis in the Bible says that God created the whole universe in six days and rested on the seventh. The account says that God created the world form ex nihilo (from nothing): “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1) This quote from the Bible means that God created the heavens and the earth on the first day....   [tags: Papers]

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Greek and Christian Gods

- Greek and Christian Gods Throughout the ages religion has been a very important part of history. It shaped many cultures and allowed us to further understand numerous civilizations. Through art we have been able to interpret the beliefs, and value of each culture. Two of these cultures include the Christians and Greeks. Both which had many similarities and differences in their beliefs and their depiction of God/gods. The concepts of Christianity and the religious concepts of the Greek gods are comparatively alike....   [tags: Papers]

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A Christian Pilgrimage

- A Christian Pilgrimage Pilgrimage is a journey that that many Christians take. It is a journey a physical place of importance; this could be somewhere, which an important event in Christianity happened. However pilgrimage is also a more inward, spiritual journey as well. It is an important part of Christian life, and many Christians go on pilgrimage to various places. At different centres of pilgrimage vastly different approaches are taken on the role of pilgrimage. Lourdes is a relatively recent pilgrimage site, which has a different approach to the more traditional pilgrimage sites....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Humanism

- Christian Humanism Christian humanism was the humanists’ efforts to unite classical learning with the Christian faith. The Christian humanists rejected what they regarded as medieval Christianity’s excessive emphasis on other worldliness. They desired to bring their knowledge of the classical languages to bear in their effort to attain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. Christian humanism was properly nothing but a reclaiming of the basic inheritance of history and the natural connection of culture with the religious vistas of the human being....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christian Attitudes to Abortion

- Christian Attitudes to Abortion For Christians there are many sources of authority; leaders of the church, religious teachers, and even their own conscience. The main source however is the Bible; it helps guide Christians, and affects their attitude towards everyday life. Abortion, the act of terminating the life of a foetus (unborn child) before it has had a chance to live, was legalised in England in 1967 (The Abortion Act), however many Christians are still undecided on whether the act is morally correct....   [tags: Papers]

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Christians' Response to the Variety of Christian Festivals

- Christians' Response to the Variety of Christian Festivals Festivals can affect us in many ways; they can affect our lifestyles, attitudes and behaviour. This can happen due to the example and teachings of Jesus. The first festival I will be looking at will be advent. Advent is a time for preparation, we think about how we too can prepare for the birth of Jesus. Just like John the Baptist prepared by baptising the people. We can do this by going to confession. This can change our lives because Christians believe that by going to confession our sins will be cleansed....   [tags: Papers]

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Psychological and Christian Theories

- Psychology and biblical teachings have history of being considered the opposite of each other. Regardless, there are still Christian counselors or therapists that use (or in a sense, have to use) techniques that come from psychological theories. They key here is to evaluate these psychological theories while using the truth of the bible as a guide. Doing so will help determine what may be helpful to use in certain situations and what will be opposed to God. Considering psychology is such a vast field, a Christian counselor will have to research many varieties of these psychological theories....   [tags: god, bibilical, freud]

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Christian Festivals

- Christian Festivals For a Christian, a festival is a time for celebration marked by special event or occasion. In Christianity there is a calendar which is made up by seasons, in which Christian festivals take place. In each season there are a number of cycles. There are two main cycles in the Christian calendar. One of them is the Christmas-cycle. The other cycle is the Easter-cycle which is made up of Lent, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. In the Catholic Church the Easter cycle usually falls between March 22 and April 25....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian

- The Beginning of Christian Art In the first two centuries of Christianity there weren’t any form of art recorded. Christians meet in small groups in a private phone and conducted simple services. In these services they would eat wine and bread that reminded them of Christ sacrifice on the cross. (Lamm 175) Christian symbols were a major form of art in the earlier years of Christian art. The Egyptian, Greek, and Romans artist had different symbols that represented different things....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Christian Story with Bits of Paganism

- The story "Beowulf" is thought to have been written by Christian monks. But the story could be either a Christian story, or a Pagan story. Scholars have argued that the author of "Beowulf" relates the story to Christianity in some ways. He talks about Cain, and the flood. The only people during this time that can read are Christians. In other ways the author relates it to Paganism. The story has trolls, and idols, and sacrifices to things other than God. Also the story talks about giants fighting wars with God, which is not mentioned in the bible....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes

- The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Back in my high school, one day out of the month was dedicated to student-led clubs. On these so-called club days, most kids will go to any club just to get out of class. Some exclusive clubs, such as the Chess club, would look down on this. These groups would happily kick some kids, but there was one club happy to see everyone who came: the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The little exposure to Christianity found at this club was all that some kids would get and the moderators of my school’s club knew this....   [tags: Expository Essays]

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Benefits Of Attending A Christian College

- 5 Benefits of Attending a Christian College You can attend a Christian college online or in-person to get an education that not only rivals educations at public universities but also provides fellowship with people who share your values and beliefs. Most Christian schools teach classic academic subjects as taught in nondenominational schools and Christian interpretations of science and history that reconcile physical evidence and spiritual beliefs. Religious Beliefs Often Conflict with Traditional Curricula The curricula of most nondenominational schools often teach theories that conflict with religious beliefs, but religious schools usually present a more balanced education that includes bo...   [tags: School, Education, University, College]

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The Church Of The Christian Faith

- The people of the Christian faith had to endure a great deal of pain and suffering throughout their time in Rome in (place date here). For example, one of the worst men to ever persecute the Christians was Nero. To better elaborate, according to Dr. Favol’s lecture, Nero burned hundreds of Christians at night as a source of light. That being said, it is important for people to know how the Christians were treated in Rome during the 300’s, the influences Emperor Constantine had on the Christians, and the separating of the Roman Empire did for Christianity as a whole....   [tags: Christianity, Roman Empire, Ancient Rome]

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God And Living With A Christian

- Raised as a Christian, I am not a traditional Christian that attends church every Sunday, but attend church sometimes. I believe in God and living with a genuine caring heart along with his words from the Bible. The ultimate goal of my belief is to have everlasting life in Heaven. Christianity is considered a dominant religion; therefore I hold privilege in this area. As a Christian, I do not have to worry about being judged by my belief or the way I live my life. People do not try to convince me to change my belief or show discrimination towards me....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Christianity, Shame]

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Christian Day Schools Vs. Christian Schools

- Since the start of the 21st century, having the alternative to settle on Public instruction and private schooling has turned out to be progressively pervasive in normal white-collar class families. This is particularly valid for families that have a Christian establishment and wish for their values to be reflected through a great Christian instruction for their kids. Albeit these settings have massively profited an inconceivable populace of understudies, learning institutions such Christian Day Schools have seen an expansion in their enlistment rate in the course of recent years....   [tags: School, Education, Teacher, High school]

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Early Christian and Byzantine Art

- Early Christian and Byzantine Art Early Christian and Byzantine art started after Jesusí death in the first century ranging and ending to the fourth century AD. The art produced during this period was secretive because Christianity was not a formal religion but as a cult; the Romans and rest of Europe persecuted Christians so the artist disguised their work with symbols and hints of Christian aspects. Christianity was the first cult to not involve rituals of sacrifice of animals and refused to worship an Emperor causing the Roman Empire to make Christianity illegal....   [tags: Art History, Religion, San Vitale]

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Christian Contradictions

- Christian Contradictions THESIS STATEMENT: If only the Christians were allowed to profess their faith and do what ever they want to in express to their faith, then non of these would have happened. Way back before when Christianity was still a bud starting to grow and become a full-bloom flower, a lot of people especially the Roman emperors could not accept it. They condemned and persecuted the Christians who would profess their faith. When Christianity was finally accepted, still there were still people who contradict with the Christian faith....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Factors That Influence My Academic Work And Goals At Colorado Christian University

- An experience that I have had that will influence my academic work and goals at Colorado Christian University is my transition from military life to civilian life. When I joined the Air Force I was 18 years old, fresh out of high school, and without much life experience. I joined the Air Force so that one day I would be able to pay for a college education and so that I could experience the world more than I was able to do in my small town of Gladewater, Texas. The Air Force taught me so much about myself and really shaped me in to the person I am today....   [tags: Psychology, Mind, Colorado Christian University]

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Christian Education : Spiritual Formation

- Spiritual Formation in Christian Higher Education Christian higher education has a distinctive role in the kingdom of God and in the academy. More than simply educating students in a Christian environment, “sponsors of strongly Christian colleges and universities have tried to imagine a more excellent way’” (Plantinga, 2002, p. 123). They believe, as Holmes (1987) suggested, “education has to do with the making of persons, Christian education with the making of Christian persons” (p. 25). Recognizing the sacred nature of their mission and seeking to permeate Christ through every aspect of education, Christian educators endeavor to spiritually develop students for the kingdom of God; thus, th...   [tags: Higher education, Education, Theology]

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Christian Discipleship

- Christian Discipleship Discipleship means ^one who follows^ or ^one who learns^ and this meaning has not changed over the centuries. The first disciples must have felt very special just as do today. Also, the first disciples were not fully understood and were rejected. This is true for disciples today aswell. The Bible is the most important reference for a Christian today. It contains all sorts of stories from the Old Testament and the New Testament. The New Testament concentrates on the life of Jesus which is probably more important to Christians than the Old Testament because Jesus^ death means that everyone has a chance to have all of their sins forgiven....   [tags: Religion Jesus Christianity Essays]

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Christian Fundamentalism And The Nature Of Christianity

- Jesus said, “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (New International Version, Matt. 10.16). Does the troubling dichotomous nature of Christ’s words reflect the overall nature of Christianity. Not only was Jesus Christ a pacifist in name, but he was a living testament of unabated altruism, love and compassion. Yet, in some ways, the Christian tradition, in particular, Christian fundamentalism, is diametrically opposed to Christ’s teachings....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Jesus]

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Being A Christian College Student

- Being a Christian College Student There is a coexisting relationship between being a Christian and being a student. A Christian must pursue all avenues of life with Christ as the center of their focus. A student seeks to learn and must challenge oneself to gain knowledge throughout life. For a student, college is one avenue available for them to travel to attain this goal. If someone is a Christian student, they must realize that there is no separation of meaning between the two words. They exist together....   [tags: Education, Learning, University, Student]

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Analysis of the Work of Christian Aid

- Analysis of the Work of Christian Aid The agency I have chosen to analyse and explain about for my chosen religious agency is ‘Christian Aid.’ I have chosen them, because I believe overall that they do the correct thing to help the needy. Christian aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland; Christian Aid works wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of religion. Christian Aid supports local organisations, which are best, placed to understand local needs, as well as giving help on the ground through 16 overseas offices....   [tags: Papers]

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Christians Are Too Sheltered And Oblivious

- Many people believe that today’s Christians are too sheltered and oblivious to the real world around them. When asked, many outsiders compared today’s Christians to “The Titanic - a ship about to sink, but unaware of its fate” or “a hobby that diverts people’s attention” (Kinnaman 120). It is important Christians to not just stay secluded in one group (church group), but to be talking to others (outsiders) so we are aware of the problems and thing that are going on in the world around us. As Christians we are called to be disciples of Jesus by reaching out to those in need, praying for those around us, and calling people to become the church....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christ, Christian]

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What Makes A Christian Life Christian?

- What makes a Christian life Christian. To me a Christian life is where you believe that God is your lord and savior and that you have faith that what happens in your life is by the grace of God. Also in a Christian life, many events can happen that test you as a Christian. God has made a plan for every single person’s life and many people try to change Gods plan with their own plan for their life. A Christian life is Christian when you have faith that God has a plan for you and that in the end the plan will work out in your favor....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, God, Bible]

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The Identity Of A Christian

- For a Christian, the questions they may have on their identity is beyond that of just a mere psychological issue. If where a Christian finds their significance were to be an issue that was just merely psychological, the answer would be more so that of which one could gather from therapy or just a higher self-esteem. This is no answer to people that were indeed created by God and made into a new person by nothing less than that of the bloodshed of God’s own Son, Jesus Christ. The identity of a Christian is rooted in God, formed by Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit (Fisher 1996, 27)....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, New Testament, Holy Spirit]

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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]

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Branded (Christian)

- The book Branded, by Alissa Quart is an amazing book that talks about how much money, time, and energy is spent by our corporate culture to effectively change the lives and habits of teenagers. The book is written by, and she does a marvelous job of documenting the teenage-corporate-media relationship throughout American history. With degrees from Brown University and Columbia, her journalism and research skills are unparalleled. Every statement and point is backed up by countless facts, studies, and statistics that leave no room for doubt....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Is God A Christian?

- Is God a Christian. Godsey begins with his view of how Christians look at God. He states, “Christians often think and behave as though God were a Christian.” I believe that he may be right. When I self-reflect on my own Christian beliefs I do not always step back and think of the other religions inspired by God and his word. I believe, along with Godsey, that it is important to recognize and understand the religions that claim God as a significant figure. Godsey wrote, “If religion is more than a language to learn or beliefs to recite and becomes, instead, a prism through which we begin to see our presence in the world, we should at least learn more about the prisms through which others are...   [tags: Christianity, Religion, God, Judaism]

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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]

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Christian Faith, Heaven Is Helpful For Christians

- Believing in heaven for Christians means more than just seeing a pretty blue sky with big radiant evaporated clouds around themselves. As that has been shown through many generations in numerous glamorous of ways. In Christian faith, heaven represents more than just a pretty picture. It relates to the four distortions; list of requirements, in group/out group, ignoring this world, and selfishness. Christians understand these four points when relating back to heaven. One aspect that believing in heaven is helpful for Christians is that they follow certain “rules” that they believe Jesus has sent them to do....   [tags: Christianity, Heaven, Jesus, Kingdom of God]

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How Does Bonhoeffer 's Own Life Embody What He Describes Theologically About The Christian Life

- How does Bonhoeffer’s own life embody what he describes theologically about the Christian Life, in Life Together. Bonhoeffer’s life embodies many elements he describes theologically about the Christian life in Life Together. This is initially seen in his life when he felt he had to make a choice; Christianity or Germanism. As with many of us, the choice to live completely for Christ is not always our first choice. With Bonhoeffer, however, this choice would lead to his identity. He believed that a Christian Community makes it possible for us to live the Christian life in the world....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian theology, Religion]

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Christian Is A True Christian

- True Christian The World has many annotations on what it means to be a true Christian. Some want you to believe the truth and some leads you towards the lie. The bible defines a true Christian as a person who accepts, Son of God, Jesus Christ as his lord and savior, and believes god sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins and his resurrection on the third day. There is so many denomination of Christianity now days, people are left confused on who to believe. Being a Christian is not only believing in Jesus Christ but also having to obey and spread the gospel and being saved with baptize....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, New Testament]

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a christian nation

- There are many different opinions regarding the idea that the United States is a Christian nation. After reading the Church book, however, I believe it is obvious that our country was not in fact founded on Christianity. Even though many religious right groups insist our laws should enforce the doctrines of Protestant Christianity. The documents written by our founding fathers say otherwise. The U.S. Constitution has no mention of Christianity or Jesus Christ, and is evidence within itself that our country was not founded as a Christian nation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Prince Christian

- Salina and I often wondered why we heard so many bad things about the prince. He turned out to be a perfectly good person. “Maybe he has some angry outbursts,” I speculated, “or maybe he only gets angry when someone crosses him.” However, he never once lost his equanimity since we arrived. We decided to ask Aunt Evelyn. “On the way here,” I began, “we heard lots of bad rumour about Prince Christian but he is very different from what people said. Could you tell us, why is there such a discrepancy between him and his image?” “You heard,” she answered, “you cannot believe everything you hear....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Truth Of The Christian Faith

- What is sin. Why do the people of the Christians faith even fall to sin. These are questions that are present in many conversations of non- believers. Theologian Jean- Francois Collange defines sin as a fault (Er. original: faute) committed against the godhead. This fault concerns an action or a specific incident, which is thought to "hurt" or "offend" God 's holiness and his eminent dignity. Tradi- tionally, this offense is seen to express itself through the symbol of an act that renders a man unclean and hurts sainthood, and which can be ritually cleansed....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Heaven]

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The Violence Of Christian Soldiers

- Thoughts run through every human beings mind constantly, and some of those thoughts can torment even the strongest of people. When someone is struggling with sin, they can have thoughts like, “I am ashamed and a disgrace to God.” “God cannot ever use me because I am a totally mess up.” When people fall into sin, they can believe God is going to punish them, and they willingly take abuse from others believing it is what they deserve. They are weak and vulnerable because they fell into sin, and into condemnation....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, New Testament, Love]

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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]

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The Christian Faith

- In a world where lacking a gender or having more than one gender are considered socially acceptable life choices, a solid foundation is vital to the survival of the Christian faith, both to individuals and the religion as a whole. When the primary worldview is relative truth, secular ideals blend black and white to gray. This problem may seem absent in religion, but it bleeds into the lives of once-passionate Christians, rendering their faith lukewarm. Revelation 3:15-16 states, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Reality, Christian]

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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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The Death Of The Christian Movement

- St. Paul, an apostle to Jesus Christ, wasn 't always proclaiming the word of God as true and everlasting, but actually persecuted anyone who said that. When Saul was on his way to Damascus to arrest followers of Christ so that he could bring them back to Jerusalem and execute them, he was knocked off of his horse, and this event made Saul convert to Christianity. After his divine intervention on the road to Damascus, Saul started going by the name Paul, stopped persecuting Christians, notably made history by spreading Christian teachings throughout that area of the world, and helped to preserve the Christian movement from his conversion around 36 AD until his death in 65 AD....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Judaism, New Testament]

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Christian Views on Wealth And Poverty

- Christian Views on Wealth And Poverty In the following essay I will include and discuss the Christian views on wealth and poverty. I will also include why there is need for world development, and I will also explain the work of one Christian agency working for world development. Christians believe earning money should be done in an honest work style. They believe earning money should not take over there lives as it says in Mathew 6:24 “You cannot serve both God and money,” Here it tells Christians to not allow money to over power their lives and they should stay loyal to God....   [tags: Global Poverty Essays]

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Christian Roman Empire

- To be a Christian during the time of the fall of the Roman Empire would not be a pleasant time to live. Christians believed in a higher power and devoted their lives, souls, and minds to God. And by doing this, they inevitably sealed their fate to be persecuted. Christianity began to rise slowly, but began to rise rapidly after the death of Jesus. The Romans had many problems with the Christians and they showed their anger by pursuing the Christian’s faith, which proved to back fire because the Christian belief just grew stronger....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Christian Theology And Religious Beliefs

- Everybody has some idea of theology. Sikhs, Muslims, Confucionists and Buddhists have a theological standpoint. Agnostics, Mystics, and Atheists have theological arguments for what they believe. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientists have strong theological points for their beliefs. Webster’s definition of theology is “the study of religious faith, practice, and experience: the study of God and God’s relation to the world: a system of religious beliefs or ideas.” Everybody has a thought about theology....   [tags: Christianity, Theology, Christian terms, Bible]

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Marriage Within Christian Denominations

- Marriage Within Christian Denominations Marriage, within any chrisitian denominations consists of these three main purposes: · Lifelong companionship · Ability to have sex · Children Within the denominations of the Anglican and Orthodox Church, traditions vary between the wedding services, but the principles remain the same for both of them. In the Orthodox marriage service, it is split into two parts; the Betrothal and the actual wedding ceremony. The Betrothal Service includes a series of petitions, a few small prayers, the exchange of the rings, and a lengthy prayer....   [tags: Papers]

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The Philosophy Of Christian Ministry

- Christian ministry is, in its simplest form, how we share the wonderful news of the Gospel, the hope we have in Jesus, and the life that Christ grants us through the death and resurrection of his son. While all Christian leaders need a philosophy of ministry, this philosophy can and should look different depending on their calling, station in life, and personal experiences. The Foundational Realities and Tasks that I find most important for my life may not be found important by others, merely due to the fact my calling is unique to me alone; therefore, God will use this unique calling to shape the Realities and Tasks that I put into practice and how I put them into practice....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christian terms, Religion]

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Christian Monks And The Christian Teachings

- Monks are known to live in seclusion and to focus their mind on spirituality. Yet, there is more to their lives than just that. Early Christian monks strived to protect Christianity. Christians during this time were being persecuted for their religion. Many were in danger of pagans whose religion maintained a stronghold on theirs. In order to protect the faith, monks tried to get people to remain resilient in their faith. Monks wanted ideas like this to be passed down to other fellow Christians....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, New Testament, Jesus]

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Perpetua And Augustine : Christian Faith

- Perpetua and Augustine were both Christian saints who lived in different time periods of Christianity. Perpetua lived during a time when Christianity was largely an underground religion, while Augustine lived later once the Christian faith had been declared the official religion of Rome. Due to these differences in the way in which the religion was viewed, people of the Christian faith held differing views, lived different lives, and were regarded in different ways by their family members. Perpetua and Augustine’s writings help demonstrate these distinctions....   [tags: Christianity, God, Saint, State religion]

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Contemporary Christian Music

- "No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor we won't bow; Neither can be bought nor sold. We all defend the right; Jah - Jah children must unite: Your life is worth much more than gold. We're jammin' (jammin', jammin', jammin') And we're jammin' in the name of the Lord" Lyrics from "Jammin", a song performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers Change is a major part of every teenager’s life. Teenagers experience physical, mental, and social changes. The most major change in my life was when I developed my own taste in music....   [tags: Music]

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Christian Attitudes to Abortion and Euthanasia

- Christian Attitudes to Abortion and Euthanasia Christian Attitudes: Christians have different views about abortion and euthanasia, but they all take the issues very seriously. They are part of the discussion about the Sanctity of Life. Christians believe that all life is sacred and was given by God. It is a gift from God. To have an abortion or to accept euthanasia are very serious decisions and Christians believe that they should not be encouraged for social reasons. E.g....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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Christians And Non-christian Culture

- In the world today there are believers and non-believers. There are those who devote themselves whole-heartedly to God and those who choose the lukewarm approach to Christianity. Regardless, humans are all from God and God is in all of them. It is the duty of the human race to unite as one under God and rise up against the evil forces of the world. In order to do this everyone, both religious and the not religious, need to be aware of and recognize the lifestyles of each other. Non Christians should at least study the Philosophy of Christianity, as Christians should explore the philosophy of infidelity....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Christian Initiation And The Holy Communion

- Another sacrament observed in our ministry is Holy Communion. The Holy Communion was instituted by Jesus during the Last Supper. Holy Communion is taken in remembrance of Jesus Christ and what He has done for us. The bread represents the broken body of Christ. The wine represents the blood that was shed on the cross for the remission of our sins. This sacrament is also observed in many denominations in Christianity. Christianity is an adopted lifestyle. No one is born to this world as a Christian....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Baptism, Christian terms]

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Pagan and Christian Rituals in Beowulf

- Pagan and Christian Rituals in Beowulf         Beowulf was written in a time when Christianity was a newly budding religion in England. Throughout the book there are obvious references to both Christian and Pagan rituals.  The characters in the epic are newly found Christians who are trying to remain true to their new faith but are weak and hence, in times of great trouble, they resort back to their Pagan traditions and gods out of fear.  Pagan rituals in the book are usually present only as reflections of the past or in times of the characters's greatest turmoil....   [tags: Epic Beowulf christbeo paganbeo]

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Christian Denominations

- According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity there are over 635 Christian denominations in the United States alone (Wilson, p.145). Why is there such a diverse number of denominations all coming from the same foundation, from one religion. How and why did the Christian Church split into denominations in the first place. Duke University assistant professor of church history, Ted A. Campbell, explains denominations this way: “...those who ended up starting new denominations did not set out to do so...Instead, denominations are, by and large, formal and final results of various theological/social/political/ ecclesial movements that took shape over the course of several years, pe...   [tags: Christianity, Great Schism]

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The Nature Of Man And The Christian Worldview

- The Nature of Man This student has distinguished the significant factors, which reinforces and supports his concepts of the Christian worldview of the nature of Man. Some individual components of the Christian worldview have an extensive assessment pertaining to the earth from a scriptural perspective originating with the Bible. As a result, this Christian’s understanding of the world is it is complete, encompassed with a sum of separate, scriptural components....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, Christianity, Bible]

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Christian Teachings on the Just War

- Christian Teachings on the Just War The just war theory is guidelines to countries about the implications of war. The theories about just war began in the 4th century BC with Aristotle. During 1st-4th century AD, most Christians refused to join the Roman army because they felt that war went against Jesus' teachings on loving you enemies. The Christian pacifists also believed that joining the army would violate one of the commandments, 'Thou shall not have false idols', as the enrolment involved an offering of incense to the emperor....   [tags: Papers]

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Their Beliefs As A Christian

- 1. Their beliefs as a Christian (Include sacraments) As Christian I believe in a Triune God -God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit-, and they are consubstantial “of one substance or one in Being”. God the Son is eternally “begotten” of God the Father own being, likewise, God the Holy eternally “proceeds” from God the Father. Therefore, we recite Apostles or Nicene Creeds, not because UMC is creedal church, but because it helps members come to our own understanding of the Christian faith....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Trinity, Jesus]

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The Decline Of White Christian Americans

- Seeing as I identify as a Half-White Christian American, my understanding of Religious Ethics was most challenged by the readings “Pointless and Preventable” and “The Decline of White Christian Americans” due to the extreme depictions of Christians in both these articles. Although I will admit I am entrenched in my moral code and abide by the Bible’s teachings, I am baffled by the ignorance of Susan Heilman in “Pointless and Preventable” and in awe at the portrayal of all Christians as parochial and unaccepting in “The Decline of White Christian Americans”....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Ethics, Faith]

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The Lord 's Supper As A Sacrament For The Christian Religion

- In this essay, I seek to elucidate the importance of the Lord’s Supper as a sacrament for the Christian religion within John Calvin’s Institutes, and then move forward to one of the practical or pastoral concerns that John Calvin brings up in his refutations over the Lord’s Supper. This essay assumes that it cannot deal comprehensively with every argument on account of its limited space. So, the singular concern for this essay will be Calvin 's refutation against consubstantiation. Additionally, the essay presupposes the soundness of Wim Janse thesis that Calvin’s belief on the Lord 's Supper cannot be static but instead is an "underdetermined or [opened]" view developing through his interac...   [tags: Eucharist, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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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]

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The Gospels And Acts : The Gospel And Initiation Of The New Christian Church Era

- The Gospels and Acts provide a meaning connection to Christ ministry on earth, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the initiation of the new Christian church era. The Pentecostal experience was a great outpouring upon the believers with the ability to speak in other languages. However, this was not the overarching meaning of the Pentecost occurrence. The believers that were in the house during the experience were able to witness to other people because of the Holy Spirit. It was the witnessing that promoted Christ and the deeds of God’s power....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Baptism, Christian terms]

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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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Analysis Of Calvin 's Institutes Of The Christian Religion

- Knowledge of God – This is the first section of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559). True wisdom, according to Calvin, consists of two different types of knowledge – the knowledge of God and the knowledge of self. It is only by comparing oneself to God that humans can fully understand their identity. Meaning, after they see the brilliant and overwhelming majesty of God, they begin to understand how despicable they are because God is the standard to which all try to measure up against....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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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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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]

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The Christian Teachings Of Jesus And Be Perfect

- In many modern day Christian teachings there is an emphasis on the individual to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and be perfect. If human beings are able to be perfect then they are following the Christian path correctly and are able to reach salvation. Many Christians would question where or not it is possible to be as perfect as Jesus. Is it possible to be like Jesus. Is it possible to be perfect. Follow the teachings of the Lord, do not lie, do not steal, do not cheat, do not hurt others…do not sin and you will be perfect....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Baptism, Human]

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