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    The Ecumenical Movement

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    Christianity went through a lot of major Christian movements, but one movement that was important in the twentieth-century was the Ecumenical movement. The Ecumenical movement involved three of the major branches of Christianity, which are Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant. The Ecumenical movement was used to restore the unity and faith between the Christian branches and world. It also tried to mobilize Christians to confront social problems of poverty and injustice (Young). The branches

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    Wesley's Theology

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    reading considered the application of Wesley’s theology in today’s terms. Cobb summarized how Wesley used scripture, tradition, reason, and experience throughout his theology which led to the quadrilateral tradition that bears his name. I appreciated the scholastic breakdown of how the four aspects related to one another. I overheard a few arguments in the last couple years that Wesley favored one quadrilateral component over another in terms of superiority, scripture being the favored. I was relieved to

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    Review of Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics. By Margaret A. Farley. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2006. Xiv + 322 pages. N.P. Margaret A. Farley, a Sister of Mercy and a leading ethicist, taught Christian ethics at Yale University Divinity School from 1971 to 2007, where she held the Gilbert L. Stark Chair in Christian Ethics. Farley was the first woman appointed to serve full-time on the Yale School Board.

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    Why Christians Should Go on Mission Trips Mission trips are defined as “the process of Christians from reached people groups sharing the gospel with unreached people groups” (Lull). God has given us the commandment to go and preach to people who have not heard about him numerous times in the Bible. One example is Matthew 28:19-20 which says, “Go therefore and make disciples into all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all

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    it is time to see what Dispensationalism teaches. Dispensationalism has three distinct characteristics: Rapture of Christians, Millennium Rule of Christ, and the Unfulfilled Prophecies of the Bible. For the purpose of this paper they will all be examined separately. The Rapture is the belief that Christians will be brought up and not have to endure the Tribulation (Robinson). The term “rapture” does not occur in the Bible but instead comes from a Latinized version of the word arpadzo which comes from

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    The Kingdom of God and Missions

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    Missions have always revolved around Christians reaching out to others and living out their lives to glorify God. Jesus displayed this evangelical mission throughout his ministry in the early church when he was living with the disciples. Through reading different articles I have discovered that the new emerging church in the postmodern context has a kingdom view of missions. The kingdom of God is the key to missions which is portrayed in the early church and in Jesus ministry; it is also an evident

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    In Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity”, he expresses his ideas and opinions on the difference within the body of Christians, wealth in a spiritual society. In today’s modern view of Christian charity, Christians tend to spread charity through simply giving to the less fortunate, or spreading God’s endless love through acts of kindness. While many believe that John Winthrop’s writing does not connect with today’s view of Christian charity, “A Model of Christian Charity” shares certain aspects

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    23, 25; 6:1, 8. 199].” The Galatian Christians had begun in the arena of the Spirit (3:3) and, as far as Paul is concerned, it is in this arena of the Spirit that they must to continue to walk (5:16). However, the train of thought throughout the moral exhortation in terms of the emphasis on the Spirit seems to suggest that “the terminology ‘walking in the Spirit’ serves as a definitive expression of Paul’s talk of ethical living.” The command to ‘walk’ in the Spirit is Paul’s primary terminology

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    A. Smith, a Christian philosopher who in his book “Who’s afraid of Relativism? Community, Contingency and Creaturehood” offers an analysis of relativism. Smith brings the voices of three defenders of relativism, pragmatist Wittgenstein, Rorty and Brandom in hopes that Christians will embrace what they have to offer. He argues that as Christians we should not fear relativism but that we could learn a lot from what’s been offered in terms of what it means to be a creature . Christians reject relativism

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    contemplation on the Word. This contemplation is of critical significance in the theology of Calvinism. Alternatively, it is insufficient for Christians to merely just read the Word or simply hear the Word, the process of spiritual hydration must be accompanied with a deep determination to contemplate the Word, in tandem with both being read or heard. A negligent Christian in this area ensures the potential of many critical doctrinal errors to creep in. Our thoughts begin to rust with disuse. The Word must

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