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I Will Keep You, Anna Bennett 2019 Southern Adventist University

I Will Keep You, Anna Bennett

The Main Thing Devotional

No abstract provided.


Easter 6 Series C 2019, Phillip L. Brandt 2019 Concordia University - Portland

Easter 6 Series C 2019, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

This PDF comments on the Propers for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Series C and offers ideas for proclamation and preaching.


Jesus: Ancient Architype, Sacrificial Son, Divine Messenger, Liz Hood 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University

Jesus: Ancient Architype, Sacrificial Son, Divine Messenger, Liz Hood

Consensus

No abstract provided.


Easter 5 Series C 2019, Phillip L. Brandt 2019 Concordia University - Portland

Easter 5 Series C 2019, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

This PDF comments on the Propers for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Series C and offers ideas for proclamation and preaching.


The Church And Social Responsibility: Contributions To Contemporary Social Ethics From The Ecumenical Social Method Of The Oxford Conference On Church, Community, And State Of 1937, Gary B. MacDonald 2019 Southern Methodist University

The Church And Social Responsibility: Contributions To Contemporary Social Ethics From The Ecumenical Social Method Of The Oxford Conference On Church, Community, And State Of 1937, Gary B. Macdonald

Religious Studies Theses and Dissertations

Cultural and political realities, and doctrinal differences among faith traditions challenge unified theological and ecclesial contribution to political dialogue. Within the work of the Oxford Conference of the Universal Christian Council of Life and Work on Church, Community and State of 1937, organized by Joseph Oldham, are elements of an applied understanding of social responsibility, offering resources to enable such contribution. Here, I call this “Oxford Responsibility,” defined as a society in which its members and institutions act in accordance with human value and freedom, in obedience to the will of God, toward the achievement of justice within the limits ...


Christianity, Economics And The Poor, Hannah VanFossen 2019 Messiah College

Christianity, Economics And The Poor, Hannah Vanfossen

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

Christianity and economics are rarely seen as interconnected. When was the last time you heard a preacher talk about economic systems from the pulpit? Politics are seen as taboo to discuss in church, but I would argue that the topic of economics is even less approached, leading many Christians to believe that there is no relationship between their faith and the economy they participate in. The fact that Christians are not even considering how the economy is impacting the kingdom work they are striving to expand shows a deep disconnect between ‘church’ and ‘daily life.’ In addition, there seems to ...


Pornography In The Church: Spiritual, Relational, Economic And Social Implications, Hannah Fogle 2019 Messiah College

Pornography In The Church: Spiritual, Relational, Economic And Social Implications, Hannah Fogle

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

Knowing our media-saturated culture, it’s not surprising that in 2018 Hollywood, Netflix, and the NFL snagged some of the top revenues of America’s entertainment industry (estimates of $11.1, $11.7, and $14 billion, respectively) (“Estimated US entertainment-industry revenue in 2018”). However, a little-reported dark horse lurks as another major player in the entertainment industry: pornography. Due to the taboo nature of the industry as well as private ownership of firms, concrete data is hard to solidify (Pinsker, 2016). Low-ball estimates of the porn industry’s revenue fall in the 6 billion range, right behind the NBA at ...


Christian Moral Disengagement And Exclusion Of The Lgbtq+ Community, Charles Byrd 2019 Messiah College

Christian Moral Disengagement And Exclusion Of The Lgbtq+ Community, Charles Byrd

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

Christian Moral Disengagement and Exclusion of the LGBTQ+ Community Despite the overwhelming presence of evil in the world, it is incredibly rare to find people who will, in the moment, look at what they are doing and think that it is evil. Humans do not like to view themselves as evil, at least in ways that matter to them. In psychology, when there is a discrepancy between the way one sees themself and the way they think they ought to be, this is called dissonance. The discrepancy between evil’s presence in the world and people’s perceptions of the ...


Worldview, Aspirations, Folkways, And Perceptions Of Folk Muslims: Promising Pathways For Adventist Missions, Jiamah Adil 2019 Mountain View College

Worldview, Aspirations, Folkways, And Perceptions Of Folk Muslims: Promising Pathways For Adventist Missions, Jiamah Adil

Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association

An ethnography conducted in a Muslim community reveals that the incarnational example of Jesus Christ may be relevant in Muslim ministry as the missionary participates in people’s lives and engages them in meaningful conversations. Such approach opens up gospel avenues and wonderful opportunities for Muslims to know about the authentic Adventist faith and lifestyle.


Supernatural Pilgrims: A Journey To A New Apostolic Reformation Congregation In The Ozarks, Samuel Wayne Gingerich 2019 Missouri State University

Supernatural Pilgrims: A Journey To A New Apostolic Reformation Congregation In The Ozarks, Samuel Wayne Gingerich

MSU Graduate Theses

Birthed out of the revival events of the 1990s, the New Apostolic Reformation is known for its charismatic leaders and provocative theology. As an emerging third wave Pentecostal movement, the New Apostolic Reformation is redefining the edifices of American Pentecostalism. While academics and journalists are currently focused on exposing the influence of some of its leaders such as C. Peter Wagner, Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, and Heidi Baker, there is little scholarship regarding the congregations and communities of believers who find themselves a part of this dynamic movement. This thesis takes a step towards understanding the larger story of the ...


Beliefs And Practices Of The Members Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Church Of Mexico, Ramon Diaz-Valladares, Raul Rodriguez, Paola De la Cruz Ing. 2019 Universidad de Montemorelos

Beliefs And Practices Of The Members Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Church Of Mexico, Ramon Diaz-Valladares, Raul Rodriguez, Paola De La Cruz Ing.

Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association

The Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA) in Mexico is organized into five geographic zones (Conferences). The instrument Survey 2017 for Members of the SDA, created by the General Conference of SDA, was applied in order to identify the SDA members’ profile in Mexico in relation to aspects related to belief and practice. The sampling scheme used was non-probabilistic for convenience. The sample size was n = 2,351 members of the SDA in Mexico. An exploratory descriptive analysis was carried out in seven key aspects: personal demographics, household demographics and religion, religious behavior and religious roles, attitudes and experiences, wellbeing, beliefs and ...


Easter 4 Series C 2019, Phillip L. Brandt 2019 Concordia University - Portland

Easter 4 Series C 2019, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

This PDF comments on the Propers for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Series C and offers ideas for proclamation and preaching.


In Pursuit Of Healing And Memories: Cross-Border Ukrainian Pilgrimage To A Polish Shrine, Iuliia Buyskykh 2019 College of the Holy Cross

In Pursuit Of Healing And Memories: Cross-Border Ukrainian Pilgrimage To A Polish Shrine, Iuliia Buyskykh

Journal of Global Catholicism

I present an analysis of Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic and Orthodox pilgrimages to Kalwaria Pacławska in south-east Poland near the Polish-Ukrainian border. Before World War II, there were two pilgrimage sites in Kalwaria Pacławska, one Roman Catholic and the other Greek Catholic. Today, Ukrainian pilgrimage is quite a diverse phenomenon, consisting of people of both Ukrainian and Polish origin, and the three Christian denominations. The approach to pilgrimage as a palimpsest can broaden the research perspective of mobile religiosities and reconsider the interactions between religious motivations, sacred sites, memories, experiences, and storytelling through space and time. In my research case ...


"This Is A Glimpse Of Paradise": Encountering Lourdes Through Serial And Multisited Pilgrimage, Michael Agnew 2019 College of the Holy Cross

"This Is A Glimpse Of Paradise": Encountering Lourdes Through Serial And Multisited Pilgrimage, Michael Agnew

Journal of Global Catholicism

Based on fieldwork conducted with pilgrims traveling from England to the Marian apparition shrine of Lourdes, this article will focus on the experience of serial pilgrims, those who have made the journey to Lourdes repeatedly for several years. Serial pilgrimages to Lourdes are often a family affair, spanning multiple generations, and become compulsive for those who undertake them. Yet the stories of several Lourdes pilgrims reveal that they do not feel this compulsive need to go to Lourdes alone. Many frequently navigate the European circuit of Marian pilgrimage shrines, including Walsingham in England, Knock in Ireland, Fatima in Portugal, and ...


On The Productivity Of Pilgrimage Palimpsests: Traces And Translocations In An Expanding Field, Simon Coleman 2019 College of the Holy Cross

On The Productivity Of Pilgrimage Palimpsests: Traces And Translocations In An Expanding Field, Simon Coleman

Journal of Global Catholicism

No abstract provided.


Spiritual Struggle And Gregory Of Nyssa’S Theory Of Perpetual Ascent: An Orthodox Christian Virtue Ethic, Stephen M. Meawad 2019 Duquesne University

Spiritual Struggle And Gregory Of Nyssa’S Theory Of Perpetual Ascent: An Orthodox Christian Virtue Ethic, Stephen M. Meawad

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This project utilizes virtue ethics as an especially suitable lens by which to develop an Orthodox Christian ethical model generally. At the same time, virtue ethics carries with it some complexities that are in turn mitigated by the particulars of this Orthodox model—spiritual struggle and perpetual progress, or epektasis. Spiritual struggle in this project, which ultimately shifts the emphasis from virtue’s acquisition to its pursuit, is defined as the exertion of effort in all conceivable dimensions—physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual—with intent to attain a semblance of, knowledge of, and intimacy with Jesus Christ in community ...


Theology Of Arcavatara And The Eucharist: A Comparative Study, James Adeoye 2019 Duquesne University

Theology Of Arcavatara And The Eucharist: A Comparative Study, James Adeoye

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The diversity in the world today is undeniable and quite imposing. The claim to uniqueness and universality of faith in each religious system cannot be sustained without factoring the implications and impacts of this claim on the well-being of humanity and reality hermeneutics. The postmodern world favors pluralism and encourages mutual respect for particular opinion, praxis, faith, theology and all forms of epistemology as they exist in the individual culture, religion and society. With this in mind, this work is a comparative analysis of the notion of avatars in Vaishnavism, a religious sect in Hinduism and the concept of the ...


Why The Words We Use To Describe Faith Matter: A Review Of Learning To Speak God From Scratch, Kayt E. Frisch 2019 Dordt College

Why The Words We Use To Describe Faith Matter: A Review Of Learning To Speak God From Scratch, Kayt E. Frisch

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"God has gifted us with language—both to communicate with each other and (more importantly) to communicate with us through the written sacred texts."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Learning to Speak God from Scratch from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/why-the-words-we-use-to-describe-faith-matter-a-review-of-learning-to-speak-god-from-scratch/


From Bird-Woman To Mermaid: The Shifting Image Of The Medieval Siren, Claire Cannell 2019 Portland State University

From Bird-Woman To Mermaid: The Shifting Image Of The Medieval Siren, Claire Cannell

Student Research Symposium

During the Middle Ages, the siren transforms from its classical status as grotesque bird-woman into an alluring mermaid. A female monster, the siren represents what is considered monstrous in women. I plan to examine the unstable image of the siren in order to better understand the religious and social status of the medieval European woman. The siren is contextualized among contemporary secular images of female sexuality and the writings of religious authorities such as Leander of Seville, who wrote that all women were either nuns or sirens. I plan to analyze the implications of the nun-siren binary created by Leander ...


Easter 3 Series C 2019, Phillip L. Brandt 2019 Concordia University - Portland

Easter 3 Series C 2019, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

This PDF comments on the Propers for the Third Sunday of Easter, Series C and offers ideas for proclamation and preaching.


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