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Christian Leadership Essentials : A Handbook For Managing Christian Organizations

- ric...………………………………………………………………………………...6Introduction As I began my reading David S. Dockery 's Christian Leadership Essentials: A Handbook for Managing Christian Organizations, (Broadman and Holman Academic), I must say that I stepped into it with a great deal of skepticism as to its relevance in my life. I work for a church. I do not run a Christian organization. So, I was not really believing there to be a lot of relevant material in a book about boards and fundraising. While there were some sections that did not grab my attention, I was surprised to find some very insightful tidbits throughout this book....   [tags: Management, Leadership, David Dockery]

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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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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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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 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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Diversity of Christian Culture In India

- Finding common ground with Hindu culture and practices Christianity in Southern India tried to influence Indians to convert, which broken up with a Christian form vastly different from traditional Christian practices in Southern India. Christianity opened Indian door in 1813, when the abolition of the East Indian Company’s monopoly over Indian trade allowed the entry of commercial and religious trade. India was named as Hindustan, nation of Hinduism long way before during 18the century. Thus, when Christianity began to spread its roots into West India in the early 19th century, they were having minimum chances to spread Christianity widely due to the deep rooted believes and customs of Hindu...   [tags: Hindu culture, Christitanity practices]

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Kenya And Christian Persecution Of Kenya

- Kenya, of which main religion is Christianity, is ranked number nineteen on the World Watch List. “Homegrown radical Muslims and militants crossing the border from Somalia are severely persecuting Christians (“Kenya & Christian Persecution”). Somalia is the second worst country in the world for persecution, therefore, Kenya being next to Somalia puts them at high risk. “The future of Kenyan Christians will continue deteriorating as long as the underlying issues are not properly and adequately tackled” (“Kenya & Christian Persecution”)....   [tags: Islam, Islamic terrorism, Christianity, Jesus]

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Fasting in the Christian and Muslim Faiths

- Would one dare to go a day without food. Food in the twenty first century can be used as medicine, energy and center piece for social gatherings. However in many religions people take time to separate themselves from such consumption in an activity called fasting. The practice of fasting is incorporated in several denominations of Christianity, the Muslim faith, and Hinduism. Fasting can be personal and completed any time of year or seen specific times of year in forms of a holiday. In particular some denominations of Christianity people celebrate Lent whereas Muslims commemorate receiving the Quran by celebrating Ramadan....   [tags: Islam and Christianity]

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Christian Tradition: THe Importance of Baptism

- ... It marks the transition of the individual from one stage or state in life onto the next. In terms of the Christian community it marks the transition of a person from being outside of this community to becoming a fully initiated member. For most denominations it also has significance as a statement of a person's beliefs in the Christian tradition and is an integral part of our salvation and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Baptism also allows Christians to share in the death and resurrection of Christ and cleanses people from the stain of original sin....   [tags: church, god, gospel]

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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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The Christian Faith And A Reflection On God

- God spoke this world into existence and created man in his image. God had given us basic instructions for living within the pages of the bible. In God’s ultimate love for us he sent his Son in the flesh just die for our sins and through him give us eternal life. In this paper we will look at what is God like, humanity, who Jesus is, restoration, an analysis of the Christian faith and a reflection my belief in God. God God is like the ultimate parent who is loving, caring and corrects us when we need it....   [tags: Christianity, God, Jesus, Bible]

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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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A Case Study of Christian Influences

- Christianity is one of the major religions of the world. It is a global religion in which majority of the countries of the world partake in. Christians believe in God as the Supreme Being and the creator of the world. They also believe in his Son Jesus Christ and refer to him as the Messiah and the Savior of the World and the Messiah as they believe He died to save their sins. What makes Christianity different from other religions of the world is that it has more followers than other religions, it is more widely distributed around the world, and it is better documented with the start of the bible most especially (Hinnells 2005, p....   [tags: Comparison: Nigeria and Canada]

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The Importance of a Christian Education

- You can not put a value on a Christian education because it creates a setting of respect for God, His Word and His authority. It gives students a foundation of discipline, morality and a proper work ethic that can also be applied in other areas of life. Christians were actually the first to advocate universal education. The term university confirms this as it breaks down to “uni veritas” which literally means “one truth”. It was Christians in Europe who launched the first universities in France and the United Kingdom....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]

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The 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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Two Secrets Of The Christian Life

- Time and time again we often come across questions like, “How does a Christian live a Christian life?” or “How should does God help us?” Should we work hard towards perfection or should we just let go and let God do the work He has planned. Reading Hodges there are some key facts he includes in His book Six Secrets of the Christian life. We can confirm these facts through biblical passages that are important to the Christian life. As Christians I believe that we are walking with a shallow meaning of what it is to be a true follower of Christ....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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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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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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The Christian Perspective On The Business World

- The Christian perspective on the business world is part of society and even though it has specific morals that can be seen in the workplace, many overlap into the secular businesses. Christians can often be seen to blend in with the secular world and see the business world as a place where their Christian beliefs cannot be displayed. However, the moral codes that can be seen in the business world used by many organizations can be seen to follow the morals of the Christian faith. Not only do these values and beliefs bring people closer together and develops relationships, product and profit can be an outcome of simply abiding by the Christian beliefs....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Jesus, New Testament]

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Christian and Pagan Elements in Beowulf

- In eighth century Anglo-Saxon society, history was passed down as oral stories, as writing historical events was too troublesome as there were too many dialects. In addition, in eighth century Anglo-Saxon society, there was an important transition from the old pagan traditions to the new theology of Christianity. Thus, as new stories were being told, to make them apply to the audience, Christianity had to be incorporated. Coming out of this age of transition, Beowulf has various Christian colorings along with the pagan traditions of old....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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The Stories Of A Christian Life

- The Stories of a Christian Life “He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15). As Christians we are given the duty of preaching God’s Word to all and to extend the knowledge of salvation to the expansions of the Earth. We are taught to be pure examples and to avoid and rebuke all forms of evil. Knowing this to be our calling, how to stories fit into this picture. I believe that stories play an important role in our role as Christians in the following ways: to communicate the Gospel, to rebuke evil, and to enjoy God’s creation....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Good and evil, God]

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A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW IN A POSTMODERN CULTURE

- I would like to explore one of the questions posed to us by Professor which is “How can we make the positive aspects of postmodernism work in our favor?” Or even more specifically, the positive and neutral elements of postmodernism, work in the favor of the Christian worldview and thought. We will start by first exploring the basic tenants of postmodernism and a brief history of where it has been and where it is currently, revealing multiple advantages for the Christian worldview in the engagement of a postmodern....   [tags: Religious Pluralism, Ideal Community]

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The Roman Emperor Of The Christian People

- If people were willing to risk their lives and property for loyalty to an intangible being and an emperor can convince these people of having been elected by this being, the potential power gained by this is impressive. For over 200 years Christians maintained their practices in the Roman Empire despite intermittent state sanctioned persecution including burning sacred texts, forcing them to fight in Coliseums for pagan entertainment, etc. Roman emperor Constantine ceased this persecution in 313 A.D., who in an effort to improve approval ratings in the empire, sought out a new group of constituents for support....   [tags: Byzantine Empire, Roman Empire, Christianity]

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The Role of the Biblie in Christian Education

- In this paper I will discuss the Authority of Scripture and how it has a role in the way the Bible is taught in Christian Education. I will discuss and tell what the Bible is. I will discuss different interviews on what other people think the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith and what I believe the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith. I will also discuss how I will teach the Bible in Christian Faith after having listened to others and having completed this class. Authority of Scripture What is the authority of scriptures....   [tags: Christianity, God, Scripture]

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Christian Beliefs On The Toowoomba Community

- A large community that shares a common belief can greatly influence the social and cultural aspects of a population. According to Profile ID statistics, in 2011 75% of residence in Toowoomba had an affiliation with the religion, Christianity. The dominate Christian values and beliefs of scripture become relevant in modern communities. Therefore, secular and other religious communities are influenced socially by Christian scripture. In Toowoomba, the Christian community’s belief to preserve life has limited the available options for support before and after the termination of a pregnancy....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Fetus, Christianity]

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Personal Worldview As A Christian Counselor

- How we look at the world is our personal worldview, how we were raised plays a big part of that. Being raised a Christian and the bible is an important part of my upbringing. I believe understanding who I am lets me better help others. The bible is naturally integrated into my entire life. The creation, fall, redemption and restoration is a big part of the reason we need to help struggling people in this fallen world. Can you imagine creation, when the world was new, and nothing was keeping us from a pure relationship with God....   [tags: God, Theology, Monotheism, Creator deity]

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Islam And The Islamic And Christian World

- For many in the United States, Islam is a perplexing religion. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many American’s viewed the Islamic faith with suspicion and hostility. Muslims today are often stereotyped as radical, violent people whose goal is to terrorize and destroy the western world. To take a more broad perspective, this current development is one that is not totally foreign in light of world history. Tensions between Islam and the West, particularly Western Christendom, have arisen throughout the centuries....   [tags: Jesus, Islam, Christianity, Muhammad]

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Christian Teaching on Wealth and Poverty

- Coursework (a) (i) Outline Christian teaching on wealth and poverty. Christians do not think money is a bad thing. However, they believe the way money is earned and used is the issue. Most Christians believe that wealth is a gift from God to benefit others. Christians believe that all money belongs to God and he gives them stewardship of his money to use wisely. The Bible teaches, “You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matthew 6:24). For Christians this means that they must be careful not to replace their love for God with the love of money....   [tags: World Development, Christianity, Poverty]

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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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Can Education be Classical and Christian?

- Can an education be both classical and Christian. Many parents ask this question every year, unknowingly echoing an age-old question. Tertullian, an early church father, was perhaps the first to consider whether these two ideas are compatible when he asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” The church fathers continued to wrestle with the question for centuries, most concluding that all ideas that are taken captive for Christ may be used profitably by Christians. Examining this ongoing conversation about classical, Christian education will serve to answer many of our own questions today....   [tags: Informative, Church Schools]

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Calls For Change Of The Christian Church

- Calls for change of the Christian church started right off the bat in its history. As Europe recouped from the infection, issues inside of the congregation started to emerge. During the time men and ladies trusted that the early Christian church spoke to a brilliant age, similar to the brilliant age of the traditional past celebrated by Renaissance humanists. At the point when Christianity turned into the official religion of the Roman Empire in the fourth century, numerous devotees imagined that the congregation had deserted its unique mission, and they required an arrival to a congregation that was not connected to the state....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Christianity]

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The Christian Belief on Wealth and Poverty

- Wealth, the state of being affluent which is a highly desirable characteristic in life and opposing this is poverty, the state of having little or no money and very few possessions. The Bible teaches us that wealth in your life is absolutely worthless in Heaven and holds no value under the eyes of God. This goes against almost every human’s attitude to earning more money to be content by a better lifestyle. Currently Christian leaders are heavily concerned of how corrupt the world is and believe the unfair distribution of wealth across the globe and how less economically developed countries have to suffer from this disadvantage, are the causes of our world being corrupt....   [tags: Christianity, Wealth, Poverty, religion, ]

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The Culture Of A Christian Culture

- When people intersect with life itself, the experience a form of culture. Depending on how they deal with it or express their feeling towards it, culture plays a part in it. We live in a fast pace world and we do not always understand what it means to step into someone else’s shoes. Cultures are not exclusive, however it is not something a person just automatically joins. To be fully submerged within a culture, one must possess feelings, interests or have common actions of other people within the culture group....   [tags: Atheism, God, Religion, Spirituality]

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The Divorce Of A Christian Marriage

- Did you know that there is one divorce every 36 seconds. That’s almost 876,000 divorces a year, 16,800 a week, and 2,400 a day. Individuals dependably think, “Oh, that won’t happen to us, solely others get separated.” It’s like we think our marriage is resistant to battling, heartache, and who is parenting children correctly, if kids are in the picture. After all, why would we walk down the aisle if we knew our marriage would end in a barbaric divorce. Marriage and divorce are not 50/50....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Monogamy, Alimony]

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Was Paul A Jew Or A Christian?

- Was Paul a Jew or a Christian. Paul, once being a highly religious and zealous persecutor of Christians because he was passionate about keeping the Mosaic laws, encountered Christ while on his way to persecute more Christians. As he encountered Christ, Paul’s life was changed from a highly zealous man to one who emptied himself to become a follower of Jesus and spread the gospel. Thus, making him one of the most important characters in the history of Christianity. Paul was highly educated and he came from a religious background....   [tags: Christianity, Judaism, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Biblical Elements Of The Christian Worldview

- Our worldview defines who we are. In religion, the Christian Worldview is part of a Monotheistic worldview which is part of the three worldviews families which also includes, Pantheism and Atheism. Christianity is special in the Monotheistic view as we believe that Jesus Christ provided us with Salvation; a notion not shared by Muslims and Jews. In this paper, I will explain the essential elements of the Christian Worldview, why faith in Jesus Christ is an essential part of our lives here on earth, and how my faith has impacted my life....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Trinity, God in Christianity]

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The Purpose Of Christian Educational Practice

- Humanity is made in the image of God. Therefore, all people have unique and valuable gifts to contribute to society. Every individual is also a sinner in need of redemption through Christ’s death and resurrection. Developing a relationship with Christ is the foundational purpose of my Christian educational practice. Instruction must be differentiated because each student is a unique creation. Effective differentiation is impossible without the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the use of research-based instructional methods and formative evaluation....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Humanism, Secular humanism]

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Christian Beliefs Of Christianity And Christianity

- 1. Christianity is considered “two religious”, which contains “head” and “heart” (Tallon, 113). “Head” is relate to cool and rational practices of Christianity, and “heart” is the “warm and emotional” practices. Apollo, the god of reason, represents “form, structure, rational thoughts”, and Dionysian represents “enthusiasm and ectasy”(Tallon,114). Christain’s thoughts varied because they have different approaches to Christianity. Some people would interact with Christianity by having in rational ways, such as watching a sculpture of Jesus since it takes serious thinking to build a formal image of Jesus....   [tags: Ritual, Religion, Christianity, Rite]

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A Philosophy Of Christian Education

- A philosophy of Christian education encompasses many aspects that overlap areas of a child 's life that could not be nurtured and molded in a public school setting. Therefore, the Christian philosophy of education must include so much more. The Bible must be used as the basis for the education of children. A child should be taught in a way that will best benefit the individual that God created. He should be trained in his own way, the way he learns best. In order to do that, teachers must be able to assess their students in a manner that will reveal the learning styles that best fit each child....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Learning]

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The Responsibilities One Has as a Christian

- What are your “responsibilities” as a Christian. It’s hard to listen to the news today without hearing about “rights”. We have “civil rights”, “equal rights”, “women’s rights”, “human rights”, and even “animal rights”. Everyone is demanding to have his or her rights. Conversely, few of these people stop to think of the other side of that coin and that is what are his or her “responsibilities.” Rights and responsibility go hand in hand. There can be no separation of the two. To separate them would be to create an unhealthy and dysfunctional person or group....   [tags: religion, theology, bible]

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America is NOT a Christian Nation

- On a daily basis we lie to, hassle, hustle, persecute, degrade, judge, kill, leave to starve, and envy not only our fellow American, but we do these things to the man sitting right next to us, but “In God We Trust,” right. Wrong. How can we possibly claim to be a Christian nation when we have been through hundreds of years of religious rights violations, when we have people who are in diar need but no one as a whole no one cares enough about them, and when the African-American species faces endangerment....   [tags: Religion in America]

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Christian Beliefs On The Salvation Order

- This paper is general theological descriptive research on how an individual may get to salvation and also some of the diverse Christian beliefs on the salvation order. One can all see the person and the larger new world church development. The author attempts to show the reader a very tiny sample, of a far-reaching subject, salvation, but God, the Rock, loves the world, and he is at the helm, beyond it all, and he sent his son Jesus to save, reveal and restore the world . This paper is set in present time after the death and resurrection of Jesus....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Theology, Jesus]

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Premodern Islamic And Christian Thought

- Premodern Islamic and Christian Thought in the Western Mediterranean. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2011. Print. Justin Stearns’s work is a comparative piece written on the ideas of contagion in Islamic and Christian society, focused primarily in the Iberian Peninsula following the Black Death. His thesis explains that his book “deals with how Muslims and Christians in the premodern world conceived of contagion and what meaning they gave to it in their theological, medical, and literary writings” (1)....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Middle Ages, Theory]

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The Goal Of The Christian Self Actualization

- 1. Person-Centered Therapy posits that mankind is good and trustworthy and has with himself an innate desire to self-actualize toward wholeness, in addition to a freedom of the will that is ultimate. While the goals of self-actualization seem to be a positive end, being that it is the non-objective one always loses sight of the target. We as believers live our lives knowing that we will be forced to give an account of our actions. The goal of the Christian self-actualization is Christ, not some ghostly target, no he has a name: Jesus....   [tags: Psychology, Alfred Adler, Viktor Frankl]

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The Bible And The Christian Bible

- Bible comes from the Latin word biblia meaning group or collection of books. When the word “Bible” is heard many think of the Christian Bible, however, it is not the only one. It is, still, very prominent. Given this acknowledgment the Christian Bible is the most important book of the Christian faith. Despite a unity between the many books there is debate on which should be included for the proper worship and instruction from God. Different interpretations have led to some of these disagreements which also led to sects forming and creating a bible under that particular group’s beliefs....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Tanakh]

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Christian Interpretation Of The Jewish Torah

- Possibly mimicking the Jewish Torah, Christians have their beliefs written down in the Bible. Like the Torah, the bible contains rules to abide, miracles, guidance and history (Biblica, 2013). But in my academic opinion, the main similarity is that both texts contain the Pentateuch/old testament. Yes, Christianity has the added New Testament with stories of Jesus Christ, but it’s important not to forget the Jewish origins of the Bible and that Jesus himself, and even the word messiah, is Hebrew....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Christianity, Bible]

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Personal Conversion Of The Christian Faith

- Personal conversion to the Christian faith is never a solitary journey. No one begins the Christian walk alone. Each individual Christian begins the journey in community in the Sacrament of Baptism. Similarly, consider the game of hockey. Not even a great hockey player like as Sidney Crosby can achieve greatness by himself or demonstrate how the game of hockey works with just himself on the ice. Success in hockey and revealing its intricacies depends on teamwork. Indeed, the game itself is greater than the greatness of any one player....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God in Christianity]

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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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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 Faith And Ethos Is The Class

- Christian faith and Ethos is the class I am taking this term. The professor 's name is Reverend Leroy Leach Jr. The class is about God, the creation, and how to read the Holy Bible. When I first enrolled in this course, I felt all different kinds of emotions and was not exactly sure what to expect from THE 101. I had thoughts in my head leading up to this class spinning in my head each night before the first day. I have never taken a Religion class before. I had some thoughts like, “Maybe this will be my best class!” because I would love to learn more about my religion as a Catholic....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Bible, Easter Bunny]

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Why God Is A Christian Man

- Why God. A Christian man, went to church his whole life. Raised his family in the church and has never committed and evil act. He is the example of a god fearing man. Another man has never been to church, does not believe in God. This man lives life without regret or worries. He decides to drive his vehicle drunk and hits the Christian man’s family and kills his wife and kids. The drunk driver survives. The God fearing man loses his whole family. In 2015 Somali Militants take over a university in Eastern Kenya....   [tags: God, Omnipotence, Problem of evil, Omniscience]

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The Christian Crusades and Their Effect on the West

- The welting heat, full armor, horse mounted knights with lance and shield in hand, waited on the anticipation of the sound of a horn or wave of a flag to begin the tournament. This would indicate the commencement of the jousting event. A form of personnel combat in order to settle a variety of issues ranging from honor, rank, disputes and or overall prizes to the victor .These events were live, they had men dueling with lances on horseback even hand to hand combat with swords and shields. These were exhilarating events, the sounds, crashes and the echoes of the swords hammering their opponents shields, and the visual impact of the lances hitting there target and knocking there victims off th...   [tags: expansion, feudalism, violence]

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Why I Chose to Be a Christian

- People may think I had no choice in becoming a Christian since I born and raised in a Christian family. It is true that I accepted the fact that I was sent to this world as His beloved daughter and as a disciple without doubt as I acknowledged myself as a daughter of my physical parents. Having parents that serve God as other missionaries would do and living in spiritually healthy environment made everything too easy for me to become a Christian. However, there have been special leads of the Lord and my unshakable obedient to those callings to truly become a committed Christian as right now....   [tags: obedient, child, follower, teach]

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A Christian Home And My Family

- I grew up in a Christian home and my parents were very good about instilling Christian dogmas and doctrines into my mind from a young age. That being said, I most likely first heard the word theology from them, but I cannot remember the specific instance since I was only a mere child. If I did not in fact hear it from them first, the only other likely option would be that I heard the term while attending church. My parents played the biggest part in exposing me to theology in my house. Most nights when I was younger they would read me stories from the Bible, they would always discuss with my brothers and I what we learned in Sunday school after church and they played a major role in helpin...   [tags: God, Trinity, Christianity, Bible]

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Christian Faith : The Existence Of God

- The Oxford dictionary defines faith in regards to religion as a strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof (2016). This definition of faith contributes to the assumption that Christian faith is only based on spiritual understanding because factual proof must not exist. This is contrary to the truth. Although a Christian’s faith in God can exist completely through a spiritual understanding, Christians have not been left to their own devices to develop a faith based only on spiritual understanding....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, New Testament, Septuagint]

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The Religion Of Egypt : A Christian Nation

- Before 33 A.D. and the year 642, the religion of Egypt was polytheism and filled with gods and goddesses such as Anubis, Seth, Horus, Sekhet, Nephthys, Bastet, Re, and Isis. In 33 A.D., however, when Egypt was under the rule of the Roman Empire, Christianity became the primary religion of the middle eastern country (BBC News). “The religion of the ancient Egyptians proved remarkably resilient, and survived well into the Roman period. The Roman emperor, Theodosius I, did not order the old temples closed until the end of the 4th century A.D., and we must presume that the ancient gods continued to be worshipped in secret for some time after that....   [tags: Islam, Egypt, Muhammad, Christianity]

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Spiritual Leadership As A Christian Leader

- Blackaby states “given the opportunity, people gravitate to what gives them meaning, to what engages to the fullest their commitment, talent, energy, and skill.” (2011. p. 13) For me, this opportunity is teaching. I am called to teach. Furthermore, there are several key spiritual leadership qualities found in Spiritual Leadership: Moving people on to God’s Agenda written by Henry and Richard Blackaby (2011) that are imperative to being an effective Christian leader that include being led by the Holy Spirit, allowing God to guide and teach me, using the life of Jesus as a leadership model, and leading by doing....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Into the Mind of Hans Christian Andersen

- Into the Mind of Hans Christian Andersen “Hans Christian Andersen was a product of two towns, two social environments, two worlds and two ages.” Said Johan de Mylius. Andersen was born on April 2, 1805 in Odense, Denmark. The only child to a poor shoe maker and a washerwoman, Andersen experienced the lower quality of life. As a young child he would roam the local town. He would often visit the home for the elderly in Odense where the old women would tell him aged stories and legends they were told when they were children themselves....   [tags: Biography]

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Research And Christian Organization Of The Schools

- Parachurch Research and Christian Organization Involved in the Schools FCA FCA is involved with Jefferson Forrest, E.C. Glass and Brookville. They each hold club events within the school. Jefferson Forrest holds their huddles on Thursday mornings before classes begin. They use this time to teach God’s word and pray before the beginning of school. Jefferson Forrest has a very active FCA. This ministry would be great to be involved with, because they offer opportunities for student pastors to come in and guest speak during their huddle events....   [tags: High school, Education, A Great Way to Care]

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Christian Bible And The Conversion Of Waldo

- In the Middle Ages, conversion stories acted as a means to enlist more lay brethren to help sects like the Dominicans with preaching and recruiting activities in urban cities. The main character in "The Conversion of Waldo" specifically was influenced by the conversion story of Saint Alexis. Saint Alexis gave up all of his possessions from his secular life and lived the life holy man as a beggar, where he eventually became canonized after he died at the entrance of his parents ' home. Although "The Conversion of Waldo" mainly focuses around a man 's self-inflicted penance of giving up his possessions, since he previously practiced usury, it incorporates the theme of the urbanization of educa...   [tags: Catholic Church, Christianity]

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The Christian Bible and the Islamic Quaran

- Similarities and difference exist between the two sacred texts of Islam and Christianity and although the Qur’an and the Bible are considered sacred text and their impact on modern society is ever present. Sacred texts are a collection of historical writings that date back thousands of years and are used by many traditions to have a special significance especially scriptures and holy books as they are often used to show hoe to live an honest and meaningful life. The Qur’an is the sacred text of Islam....   [tags: religion, prophets, scriptures]

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Christian Education Is The Mystery Of Christ

- God has ordained that Revelation is transmitted to all people, to all generations, and to remain intact forever. This mandate is performed by the Church through evangelization. However, the desire to proclaim Jesus Christ, to “evangelize” and to lead others to the “fiat” of faith in Jesus Christ, which at the same time arouses the need to know this faith better, does not come from human inspiration. It springs from the loving knowledge that Jesus Christ has of us. In this way, we need to understand that the primary and essential object of catechesis and religious education is the mystery of Christ....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel, Trinity]

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The Christian View of the Disabled

- What does disability mean. We witness individuals that live their lives with specific challenges on a day-to-day basis, but we do not consider it part of life, until it becomes part of reality. People with disabilities have challenges because they either have an invisible, visible, sensory, mobility, or intellectual disability, which causes them to be distinguished as ‘different’ in the public eye. I will not be discussing disabilities, but discussing people with disabilities; it is the person we should focus on and not the disability itself....   [tags: Christianity, The Golden Rule, Disabilities]

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The Moral Responsibility Of Christian Ethics

- There are countless social justice issues that Christian ethicists have the opportunity to address. The aim of Christian ethics is to determine one’s moral responsibility based off of a biblical framework. When discussing many social justice issues, it is easy to decipher precisely what scripture has to say, and what humanity’s moral stance should be. Yet, in many ways, humanity will still struggle to accept that moral and ethical responsibility, even when that moral stance is clearly mapped out in scripture....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity, Ethics]

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Christian Churches ' Teaching Of Death

- heaven exists, but they do offer parallels to the Christian Churches’ teaching of death. Hinduism preaches a similar message of eternal happiness (Moksha), except they do not believe that it can be reached in one lifetime like Christians do. However, Christians do not believe in the concept of reincarnation like Hindus do. Instead, they believe that those who do not live a moral life are sent are sent to hell, where they suffer eternal pain. The standards for living a life free of ego are higher for Hinduism, but they receive more chances to reach this state....   [tags: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Karma]

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The Crusades And European Christian Warriors

- The definition of belief is the trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something. It is the sole source of power for any idea, opinion, and most importantly, religion. A belief can relent the possibility of anything to happen. The only thing that matters is what the belief is put into, whose faith is put into what. Time stretches and ignites the way for people to conquer anyone or anything, to topple buildings and strain people to unimaginable limits. In times such as the Middle Ages, also known as the Medieval Period, belief was common and death, a result of it, even more so....   [tags: Crusades, Middle Ages, First Crusade]

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A Reflection On Being A Christian

- As I go over all the concepts that this course has taught me I can see a positive effect it has made on my work. Although this course has been short, there has been much it has offered me for my writing. By applying this new knowledge to my work, it has given each of my papers better quality and guidelines to go by. Noticing the improvement of my work by following the steps we have gone over, has made me feel better as a writer and researcher. My introduction should include the thesis that would give a general idea of what the paper is discussing....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Better, Research]

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Pagan Symbols And Christian Symbols

- For many centuries, Literature critics have constantly debated on whether it was more inspired by Pagan or Christian beliefs. These said critics have constantly been trying to differentiate between the symbolism used to describe the Pagan symbols and Christian symbols within the halls of Horathgar and the Castle lived in by the King of the Geats. These symbols can be argued to symbolize Pagan or Christian symbolism due to the fact that they can either describe the beliefs of Pagan or Christians....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, God, Sin]

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The Philosophy Of Christian Education

- When one considers their philosophy of Christian Education, one must first define Christian education. From a previous class taken at Virginia Union University Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Christian Education was described as the process of helping Christians grow spiritually. I see Christian education also as helping persons to lives that are Christ-centered. This doesn’t mean that we do everything right all the time. Rather, our lives are based on the principles in the Bible. Three components of Christian Education were introduced: teacher, learner and curriculum....   [tags: Education, Learning styles, Learning, Teacher]

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Worldview Reflection as a Christian Theist

- Worldview Reflection I began this course thinking my worldview was that of a Christian Theist, as I had come to discover, as the course progressed, my worldview was a mixed bag of beliefs outside the elementary belief of Christian Theism. I was not disheartened by this finding, but surprised. The realization then set in that I was uneducated or did not know God like I thought. In fact my beliefs appeared to be more influenced by society than the deity of God. Fortunately, this is a learning experience intended to bring me closer to the truths of Christianity and an understanding of the beliefs of others....   [tags: religious beliefs]

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Top Sites for Christian Singles

- Top Sites for Christian Singles "You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." --Wayne Dyer While I enjoy being single, I do occasionally like male company for dinner, dancing or just good conversation. Fortunately, there are many sites for singles to find friends, dates and even mates; however, I was interested in sites for Christian singles. After contacting several megachurches to inquire as to which sites were most used by their singles, we learned that the directors for the ministries were not asking this question and the singles where not volunteering the information—although the felt the services were being used....   [tags: Social Media]

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The Christian Views Of The Bible

- Children growing up in religious families are thrust into the ways and belief systems of the church. Usually, children that are born into religious families are baptized before they ever have a chance to question the beliefs of the church they are being baptized into. Religion is based purely on faith in a higher omniscient power. No one has ever seen this power, but yet have complete faith that it exists. In order to continue this thought process, believers must get others to believe, the easiest of those being their children....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, God, Ten Commandments]

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Personal Philosophy of a Christian Ministry

- Philosophy of Ministry Philosophy of Ministry: God's desires come first, I must always live my ministry God's way. I must live as a Christian (1 Corinthians 9:27) I must have a proper relationship of surrender to the Leader. In my personal life or in the Church I must understand that Christ is Head and Chief Shepherd (Ephesians 1:22, Hebrews 13:20). The “management” of Church is about relationships with God and Man, not just maintaining a social organization. The church meeting is for worship and for the growth of the saved....   [tags: Church, Evangelism, Preacher]

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The Gothic Style Of A Christian Cathedral

- Imagine a Christian cathedral. The image conjured up by the phrase “cathedral” is probably a massive stone building with soaring towers and spires, intricate ornamentations covering the building, and beautiful stained glass windows. If one imagined such a building in response to being asked to imagine a cathedral, one would be accurate. Why exactly are these attributes associated with cathedrals. Well, many cathedrals such as these were built during the Gothic period in medieval Europe. The Gothic style of architecture is an easily recognizable one with its unprecedentedly tall towers and wide windows....   [tags: Gothic architecture, Romanesque architecture]

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Living An Authentic Christian Life

- The term Christian, literally meaning little Christ, should clearly express to every believer their ultimate goal. Everything a believer says, does and strives for should be unmistakably in line with the words, actions and goals of Jesus, as they daily strive to become more and more like Him. In order for this to happen there are two detrimental aspects that need to be considered. Character and service are two key ingredients in the life of one alive in Christ that go hand in hand as described in Romans 12....   [tags: religion, christ]

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The Music Of Christian Music

- Inspirational Christian music, more commonly termed Contemporary Christian music happens to dominate the listening genre of worshipers in Christianity. This genre has evolved over time to accommodate younger listeners, and the key to this success is the incorporation of popular or modern elements of other song genres like pop, rock and other non-classified Christian music. Contemporary Christian music in actuality “boast of its reach to younger listening audiences with peculiar and unconventional lyric choices....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Musical instrument, Bible]

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The Credibility Of A Christian God

- Over the last several weeks I have put more thought into the idea of God than I have in quite some time. Some segments of this this course reaffirmed my disbelief, while others greatly improved the credibility of a Christian God. In this paper, I will specifically be writing on the credibility of providence and grace presented by Brian Davies, as well as the credibility of religion in relation to natural science presented by Stephen Evans and Zachary Manis. Before I begin my discussion on the credibility of a Christian God, let me first say I have no formal background in the Christian faith....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Happiness, Science]

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I Am A Christian Or Not

- In my opinion, I think this question is asking me about something that is personal because the question not asking me “who is Jesus” but it asking me “who is Jesus to me.” So that’s why I feel it is something personal. I think this question has something to do with my faith. The reason why I say that it’s because by answer this question people will find out whether I am a Christian or not, so this is the reason why I think this question has something to do with faith. For example, if I say Jesus was just a prophet, he was not the Son of God, then people would think that I am not Christian because that’s not what the Christian believe in....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God, Heaven]

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Christian Beliefs Of The Holy Trinity

- My Grandfather Solomon, on my father’s side, was of Austrian descendence and born amoungst the choosen. Although he passed away nearly two years ago, he continues to be the most dedicated and justified man that I had ever known. He was born Jewish and I was baptized Christian. My entire family shares memories of celebrating the religious holidays of both Christianity and Judaism; I was taught the virtues and rejections of both. Although both Christianity and Judaism are ancient, monothestic religions, they maintain vast differences in their ideas of God, original sin, and conversion....   [tags: Christianity, Trinity, God, Monotheism]

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The Church as a Christian Community

- ... 28:19). The Church does this in a special way by being a presence in the world, to spread the Gospel through preaching, and to practice the Gospel in everyday life. Natalie Kertes Weaver, a theologian and religious scholar at Ursuline College describes this presence in her book Christian Thought and Practice, saying that: “As a community of believers, the church plays a vital role in the way individual Christians experience their faith. It is also critical to Christians’ understanding of the way in which Jesus’ grace is made available to them” ....   [tags: world, business, fraternal organizations]

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