Christian Church Essays

  • Homosexuality and the Christian Church

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    Homosexuality and the Christian Church In today’s Christian churches there has come about a very controversial subject, one that has been developing for many years, and is now at the fore front of controversial issues dealing with the church. The issue at hand is homosexuality and the Christian church. This controversy has caused there to be a split between the church into two different beliefs, liberal and evangelical, which one is right and which and which one is wrong? Issues such as should

  • Christian Formation Session At Holy Trinity Church In Washington

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    Last week, I attended an RCIA formation session at Holy Trinity church in Washington, DC for the first time. Being that I’m not Christian, this was actually my first exposure to Christian church services, and to learning about Christianity outside of a classroom. Coming into the experience, I did not know what to expect in terms of whom I would meet, what I would discover, and what value I would find in the session. My rough expectation was that the session, especially given that it occurred the

  • The Importance Of The Holy Church In The New Christian Church

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    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

  • Chapter 12: The Christian Church

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    currently the senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Monroe, Louisiana. On June 13, 2008, Malone gave a homily that entailed a very key component of the Christian faith, the church. In this homily, the main concept of the homily is the church as being one whole entity. Throughout the homily, numerous examples are given that exemplify this concept. I will be discussing two themes more in depth throughout this paper, the Christian Church as one entity, and the universality of Christianity

  • Christian Church Research Paper

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    obstacle they might face. Although this television show didn’t have any religious affiliation, the Christian Church shares a similar belief. The Christian bible teaches that two are better than one (Ecclesiastes 4:9, MSG). The church has the same stance when it comes to the community. Think of the church as the uncles (Jesse and Joey) and the church as the daughters (D.J, Stephanie and Michelle). The church serves as a positive resource for the community by introducing them to Jesus, growing in Jesus

  • Christian Church Observation Paper

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    I am wary if the modern day Christian church embodies a full appreciation or understanding of the genesis of the Christian church. There is certainly a reverent acknowledgement that Jesus, a native of the slums in Nazareth, emerged as a great and impactful spiritual leader. There is an equal recognition that Jesus didn’t live a life of splendor and privilege, yet he had tremendous influence on hundreds and perhaps thousands of followers during his day. But the narratives that record the ministry

  • History of the Eartly Christian Church

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    to try to stop the Christian populace from spreading with none succeeding (demonstrated by the fact that Christianity is still in existence today). It was not until 322 A.D. when Constantine united all of Europe under his throne that Christianity could be spread without threat of persecution. Under Constantine, Christianity, in terms of numerically, thrived. Councils were held, doctrine developed, and great strides were taken in order to have Christianity be one catholic church. However, in the

  • The Catholic Church Christian Theodicy

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    The Catholic Church uses Social Teachings as a form of guidance to respond to evil institutions such as the CIA and bring about justice. When asked how the Catholic Christian theodicy helps make sense of institutional evil, Nicole Young (2017) said “Institutional evil is a very difficult concept to comprehend. It is a turning away from righteousness and love, and it’s a turning away from our own innate humanity. I suppose the Catholic Christian theodicies help me to understand that I need to work

  • A Lifelong Calling into the Orthodox Christian Church

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    The Orthodox Christian Church holds true to the teachings of Christ as given by Him to His apostles. The Orthodox Christian Church is universal and Orthodox Christians have a faith and doctrine of Jesus Christ Our Lord as Head of the Church. To date, the Orthodox Church teachings promote the central role of youth and children in the mission of the church. Being an Orthodox Christian is a lifelong calling to whoever is baptized and chrismated in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

  • A Proposal For The 21st Century Church Of Christian Discipleship

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    In Multiply, Chan presents a proposal to the 21st century church in support of Christian discipleship. The author feels that many have strayed from the mandates of the New Testament church by failing to make disciples and disciple-makers. Further, defining a disciple as: “a student or apprentice. [16]” Aligning his presentation with the Holy Inspired Scripture of Jesus’ teaching, training, and leading his disciples. Encouraging Christians to return to their roots of becoming disciples, then becoming

  • Letter To A Christian Internship With Canby Foursquare Church

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    thank you for taking the time to read this letter! Over the past year and a half, I have been attending a Christian internship program with Canby Foursquare Church in Oregon. I am attending this program to learn how to work in ministry. This has been an incredible experience for me. Through the internship, I have already been able to serve in all kinds of ways both within and outside of the church (i.e youth conferences, homeless outreaches, and much more) and I have learned the joy that comes with

  • Explain What Role Does The Church Play In Christian Life

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    Tom: What role does the church play in a Christian’s life? Me: There are three main functions the church plays in the Christian’s life. They are fellowship, service, and witness. I like to think of it as a three legged stool, if you eliminate one, they others will eventually collapse. You need all three to function properly. Let me explain. When the Holy Spirit was introduced to the church, Jesus said he would give us power to become witnesses (Acts 1:8). The sharing of our faith and the reception

  • Challenges to the Roman Catholic Church by Christians Prior to Martin Luther

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    The first Christians who challenged the doctrines of the Catholic Church had already pleaded their cases long before Martin Luther, the acclaimed founding father of Protestantism, ultimately broke away from the Catholic Church. Prior to the Reformation and official formation of Protestantism, many philosophers, theologians, and logicians who led the inquiry for greater knowledge and education, spoke out against the doctrines of the Catholic Church. Peter Abelard, John Wycliffe, Jan Hus, and Peter

  • Christian Church Analysis

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    According to Dr. King the proper role of the Christian Church should be seen as a force for social change and human betterment. He makes specific points about how the Christian Church should still follow the same organized religion as they once did in the early Christian times. In the early Christian times we saw people risk their lives and even persecution to help build the world into a better place and create justice within. King argues that the Christian Churches are becoming irrelevant as they seek

  • John Wesley and the Methodist Church- Analysis of “Methodism and the Christian Heritage in England”

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    I have been a firm believer that if one does not understand where you come from you can have little understanding of where your heading. The first thirty-two pages of the book on “Methodism and the Christian Heritage in England” gave a background as to Wesley’s foundation that so many authors overlook. The first page summed it up best in: “The long course of English ecclesiastical history met the force of a new concern for renewal, both individual and institutional. A long tradition of propositional

  • The Mysteries Of The Christian Church

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    From the beginning of the establishment of the Christian church there have always been controversies about how the organization has been run. The Da Vinci code and The Secret Supper deal with an alternative interpretation of early Christianity and the gospels, far different from that of the orthodox Catholic Church, both novels also deal with mysteries behind some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous paintings. The Da Vinci code describes the attempts of Robert Langdon, Professor of Religious Symbology

  • A Christian Experience: My Experience In A Christian Church

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    has been quite the experience. I was raised in a Christian family. My parents met in church. We attended church every Sunday. Sometimes we would go to more than one church on a Sunday. On those particular days we were at church from 9 am until 5 pm. As a child and teenager, I remember being so bored at the church services and couldn’t wait until it was time to go. I remember playing hangman and tic tac toe with my brother or cousins on the church bulletins, just to pass the time. I was not really

  • The Christian Church in the Middle Ages

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    The Christian Church in the Middle Ages The Christian Church in the Middle Ages played a significant role in society. Unfortunately though, the church is often regarded as the capital of corruption, evil, and worldliness. Today, so many people depict the medieval church as being led by materialistic popes, devouring tithes from poverty-stricken peasants, having various illegitimate children, and granting indulgences for money from wayward believers. Yes, circumstances like this may have been

  • Five Pillars of Islam

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    Islam rather has a long rich history that is full of some of the same principles and morals of Christianity that are seen in the western world as the foundation of good. Islam has what it calls The Five Pillars that are in purpose much like the Christian Ten Commandments. They are a set of rules that are the foundation of the Islam as a whole. The Five Pillars are: Shahadah, Salah, Zakah, Sawm, and Hajj. Shahadah is the first pillar that is the act of believing and saying the words “There is no

  • Neifile’s Tale in Boccaccio’s Decameron

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    Neifile’s Tale in Boccaccio’s Decameron The second story of Day 1 in Boccaccio’s Decameron is about a Jew named Abraham who becomes a Christian after his friend, Jehannot, convinces him to visit the court of Rome. At first glance, the storyteller, Neifile, presents it as a tale of a Jew’s conversion. On closer inspection, it becomes evident that the story focuses on language, labels, and popularity. In Neifile’s story, Boccaccio represents language as a way of labeling socially unpopular religious