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    the "mainline" Churches of Christ in the last ten or fifteen years to distinguish them from the International Churches of Christ -- before that, both groups were just called Churches of Christ. The ICC was also influenced by the "Discipling" movement which started among the Assemblies of God in the late 1950s, and to some extent by the general "Jesus People" revival which accompanied the social upheavals of the late 1960s and early 1970s in the United States. This sounds like an odd combination

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    The international church of christ

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    congregations. These hundreds of congregations are in fact racially integrated and made up of a very diverse population of people from different age groups as well as economic and social backgrounds (ICOC HotNews). Apparently, this New Religious Movement has been deemed a “cult” due to its intense recruiting tactics as well as its controversial discipleship practices, and has been banned from dozens of college campuses across the country including those of Boston University, Marquette University

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    The Churches of Christ: A Comparative Essay Over the past ten years there has been much controversy in the Christian and secular media about the International Churches of Christ (ICC), and the United (or mainline) Church of Christ (CoC). This controversy has stemmed from the ICC's misuse of funds, doctrinal problems, member abuse, and mind-control. The differences between the CoC and the ICC are important for Christians know and understand. The CoC began in 1957 when these four groups merged The

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    Christianity in Nigeria

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    Christianity in Nigeria Several religions coexist in Nigeria, helping to accentuate regional and ethnic distinctions (Kane 86). Religion is often times the source of customs, culture, happiness and wars: it influences nearly every facet of our life. In Nigeria, the main religions are Christianity, paganism, and Islam. Christianity began to spread in the 19th century and has continued to spread up through the 21st century. The major spread of the Christian church in Nigeria is clearly credited

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    The History and Identity of Christianity

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    Missions. 1st ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications. Van Buskirk, James Dale. 1931. Korea, Land Of The Dawn. 1st ed. New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada. Walls, Andrew. 2000. 'The Expansion Of Christianity: An Interview With Andrew Walls'. Christian Century 117: 2--9. Walls, Andrew F. 1996. The Missionary Movement In Christian History. 1st ed. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books. Walls, Andrew F. 1997. 'Christianity'. In A New Handbook Of Living Religions, 1st ed., 59-92

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    After understanding the belief system of the International Church of Christ, it may be easier to understand their religious practices that include the following: prayer buddies, discipleships, the One Year Challenge, and the ICOC Ministry Training Academy. Each has a pivotal role within the International Church of Christ and therefore will be discussed further in the following paragraphs. Once a week Bible studies are held within a group of members of the church. People are typically paired up with

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    The Causes of the Showa Restoration Sonno joi, "Restore the Emperor and expel the Barbarians," was the battle cry that ushered in the Showa Restoration in Japan during the 1930's.Footnote1 The Showa Restoration was a combination of Japanese nationalism, Japanese expansionism, and Japanese militarism all carried out in the name of the Showa Emperor, Hirohito. Unlike the Meiji Restoration, the Showa Restoration was not a resurrection of the Emperor's powerFootnote2, instead it was aimed at

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    Buffalo Restoration Debate

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    Buffalo Restoration Debate Restoration of the Bison is something that has been going on for the past two decades. As a matter of fact, several Native American tribes have come together to form the Inter Tribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC) which has been set out to bring bison back onto the American plains in the midwest. Bison have an intimate relationship in the traditions and rituals of Native Americans. The importance of bison within the culture has made bringing back the bison an important issue

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    Technical Theater During the Restoration Lighting and Scenic Design England 1660-1800 The Restoration in England was an era ripe for the development of new ideas in the arts. The return of the Stuart monarchy under Charles II marked the end of eighteen years of almost dictatorial control by Oliver Cromwell and his Puritan parliament. Cromwell had campaigned actively to halt all theatrical activity. In the end, however, his laws were actually responsible for helping move England forward in theatrical

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    Obadiah's Oracle Against Edom

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    Yahweh Himself is severe and without hope for future restoration of this people. Edom¡¦s crime and reason for judgement is explained by Obadiah in this sense, ¡§you stood by on the day of your brother¡¦s captivity; and rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction .¡¨ Edom has displeased God by their consistent violence and hatred for their brother Jacob. Now Yahweh¡¦s judgement is passed, and there is no hope of restoration. This seems very contrary to the promise God gave Abraham

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