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Caring For Mind, Body, Heart, And Spirit: A Holistic Model Of Ministry, Sierra A. Gramm 2019 Carroll College

Caring For Mind, Body, Heart, And Spirit: A Holistic Model Of Ministry, Sierra A. Gramm

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Every human is made up of mind, body, heart, and spirit. In the medical realm, there is a tendency to focus only on the biology, or the physical aspects of an illness. Within the last 100 years, more and more emphasis has been placed on the need of medicine to deal with the whole person. In ministry, similar reform has also begun. Instead of focusing solely on the spiritual, ministers strive to see the whole person and the many needs that an individual has. The Bible offers compelling stories that highlight the needs of the whole person. The evidence in ...


Our Journey: A Look Into Catholic Social Teaching, Marko Prizmic, Sophia Rodrigues, Maija Hadwin 2019 Carroll College

Our Journey: A Look Into Catholic Social Teaching, Marko Prizmic, Sophia Rodrigues, Maija Hadwin

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

The mission of the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice is to encourage, foster, and support a culture of service that shapes the whole person. Its dedication to service, action, and education is continually renewed through shared fellowship and prayer with all people of good will. In this mission, Catholic social teaching is an essential foundation in which the work of the Hunthausen Center is focused on. At the heart of Catholic teaching, the importance of human dignity is expressed through all aspects of life. Three student workers from the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice will talk about their ...


The Importance Of Spiritual Care In Mental Health Treatment, Ashley Maes 2019 Carroll College

The Importance Of Spiritual Care In Mental Health Treatment, Ashley Maes

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Typically, treatment for mental health seems to focus on chemically balancing the brain using medications, emotional and behavioral treatment using psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and more recently, anatomical treatment using brain stimulation therapies to 'rewire' neural pathways in the brain. The piece that is often forgotten is spiritual care. Everyone may not believe in something greater or consider themselves 'religious' or 'spiritual', but as human beings, we are all born with a spiritual side. Human beings innately crave to be loved, to love others, and to have some deeper connection and find meaning in something greater. When treating mental health ...


Towards A Renewed Mysticism: Epistemic Standards In Theory And Practice, John Cooney 2019 Carroll College

Towards A Renewed Mysticism: Epistemic Standards In Theory And Practice, John Cooney

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

This paper seeks to contribute to an important debate in philosophy of religion that asks whether a subject is epistemically justified in forming beliefs about God based on a mystical experience. In this paper, I survey the most prominent standards used to secure epistemic justification and consider their respective strengths and shortcomings. I then compose my own set of criteria to use in evaluating the veridicality of putative mystical experiences which draws upon the subject’s religious tradition, rationality, and affectivity. I defend the utility and efficacy of my criteria by showing how they better capture the well-known and contextually-distinct ...


Providing Social Services To Latino Immigrants - A Theological Perspective, Olivia Mahon 2019 Carroll College

Providing Social Services To Latino Immigrants - A Theological Perspective, Olivia Mahon

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Each year, thousands of people immigrate to the United States, and many are from various Latin American countries. The motivation for leaving their home is a result of economic burdens, violence, corruption and much more. For many, the experience of immigration is one filled with challenges and dire circumstances. Many families arrive in the United States with nothing. These communities are in need of support, often provided by social workers. However the diverse backgrounds and the extensive set of challenges these people face hinder social workers’ abilities to provide the necessary services. The present research looks at the approach of ...


The Value Of What We Owe God, Sofia Minudri 2019 Carroll College

The Value Of What We Owe God, Sofia Minudri

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

There is a widely-conceived notion amongst Christian communities that people owe it to God to be virtuous and good. John Milton’s Paradise Lost – an elaborated re-telling of the biblical beginning of the human race – gives a glimpse of what God expects from mankind through his condemnation of Adam and Eve’s first sin. Yet in his examination of this first sin, Milton distorts the ignorant state in which it was committed. This topic of ignorance is elaborated upon by Aristotle in his Nicomachean Ethics, where he argues that vices committed out of ignorance ought not be treated as severely ...


Being And Action: A Metaphysical-Ethical Analysis Of St. Thomas And Friedrich Nietzsche, John Cooney 2019 Carroll College

Being And Action: A Metaphysical-Ethical Analysis Of St. Thomas And Friedrich Nietzsche, John Cooney

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

In this paper, I seek to identify the applicability of the theorem that we only ever act in accord with how we perceive things to be—generally viewed as self-evident until the advent of modernity—to Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica and to Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals. More specifically, I seek to determine the relationship between these author’s metaphysical presuppositions (or lack thereof) and their respective ethical theories which differ in both content and aim. More generally, I ask: what can the differences in these authors’ metaphysical and ethical beliefs teach us about what we ...


Lyrics In Congregational Song: A Biblical And Historical Survey, Michael May 2019 Liberty University

Lyrics In Congregational Song: A Biblical And Historical Survey, Michael May

Senior Honors Theses

Is there a standard as to what constitutes biblical, God-honoring congregational song lyrics? In this paper, I will seek to address this question through a review of relevant biblical principles and positions of prominent leaders throughout church history. The Bible provides a language of worship in the Psalms and includes some information regarding singing in the New Testament. Biblical principles have been applied throughout the centuries by various church fathers. The synthesis of biblical principles and historical contributions will produce a set of guidelines by which congregational song lyrics may be evaluated for the purpose of contextual application in modern ...


The Moral Argument, Existential Problems Of Evil, And A Non-Existential Alternative, Jonathan Smith 2019 Liberty University

The Moral Argument, Existential Problems Of Evil, And A Non-Existential Alternative, Jonathan Smith

Senior Honors Theses

Within this paper, it is shown that certain ethical assumptions are implicit within the claim that certain kinds of evil exist. When taken in tandem with the moral argument for the existence of God, these assumptions can be arranged in such a way as to provide a contradiction. To avoid this contradiction, I posit a non-existential alternative to direct inductive arguments from evil, but the non-existential alternative gives rise to novel objections. When considering their respective ethical implications, both the existential and non-existential variations of direct inductive arguments fail. Since any direct inductive problem of evil must be either existential ...


Atheist Controversy In The United Church Of Canada: A Review Of Gretta Vosper, Jacob A. Shaw 2019 The University of Western Ontario

Atheist Controversy In The United Church Of Canada: A Review Of Gretta Vosper, Jacob A. Shaw

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Rev. Gretta Vosper (1958–), currently a serving United Church of Canada Minister in Scarborough, Ontario, has sparked debate in Canadian religious circles as a self-proclaimed atheist. In 2015, her unorthodox approach to public worship and her media statements about the high concentration of atheism among Ministers in the United Church brought matters to a head, and Vosper came under formal review by the Church’s Toronto Conference Ministry Personnel Committee. Meantime, the surrounding controversy left many people asking questions about what the United Church of Canada really believes. This thesis will examine the origins, progress and implications of the Vosper ...


2019 Petersheim Academic Exposition Schedule Of Events, Seton Hall University 2019 Seton Hall University

2019 Petersheim Academic Exposition Schedule Of Events, Seton Hall University

Petersheim Academic Exposition

2019 Petersheim Academic Exposition


Anthropology Embedded In Worldview Studies: Modernity’S Failure And The Response Of Christian Philosophy Of Life In A Postmodern Age Of Expressivism, Nathan Sexten 2019 Liberty University

Anthropology Embedded In Worldview Studies: Modernity’S Failure And The Response Of Christian Philosophy Of Life In A Postmodern Age Of Expressivism, Nathan Sexten

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis examines two divergent streams of thought in Christian philosophy of life represented by the works of Francis Schaeffer and James K. A. Smith in an effort to help Christians live in a postmodern culture. Schaeffer and Smith ultimately address differing, but complementary, realms of anthropology and the human experience. To see how these two authors might complement each other effectively, this thesis will analyze each author’s work and then explore whether or not the application of Smith's liturgical anthropology and utilization of phenomenology can improve Schaeffer’s system of thought and the worldview concept.


Watering Hope, Katie Kooiman 2019 Dordt College

Watering Hope, Katie Kooiman

Student Work

"In the cross of Christ, we find the most profound tension of opposites: life and death."

Posting about resurrection hope 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/watering-hope/


The Divinity That Shapes Our Ends: Theological Conundrums And Religious Scepticism In Hamlet, Kyler Merrill 2019 Brigham Young University

The Divinity That Shapes Our Ends: Theological Conundrums And Religious Scepticism In Hamlet, Kyler Merrill

All Student Publications

This paper proposes that Shakespeare deliberately incorporated speculative theology into Hamlet to stimulate religious scepticism. It explores the troubling implications of the ghost’s behaviour, cinematic adaptations of the murder testimony, and the characters’ moral failings in the purportedly Catholic cosmos of Elsinore.


The Peacemakers: Navigating The Intersection Of Biblical Justice And Contemporary Policing, Nathan Brown 2019 Liberty University

The Peacemakers: Navigating The Intersection Of Biblical Justice And Contemporary Policing, Nathan Brown

Senior Honors Theses

For Christians seeking to enter the field of policing, the question of justice is answered by two separate sources. Conceptions of justice are presented by both the contemporary justice system and the Bible. The history and current state of American policing reveal a sense of justice that is concerned with fighting crime and defending the rights of the vulnerable. There are, however, inherent limitations when operating within a system made by man. Biblical justice goes further by prioritizing restoration and redeemed relationships within its conception of justice. Reconciling these two perspectives equips Christian police officers with a framework with which ...


A Christian Response To The Impact Of Nietzschean Philosophy On Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, Amanda N. Staufer 2019 Cedarville University

A Christian Response To The Impact Of Nietzschean Philosophy On Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, Amanda N. Staufer

Musical Offerings

This article explores the way Friedrich Nietzsche’s worldview influenced the compositions of Richard Strauss, specifically Strauss’s most famous work—a tone poem called Also sprach Zarathustra. This tone poem is a fascinating piece of music because it reflects Strauss’s philosophical inquiries into the nature and meaning of life. Although Strauss left relatively limited explanations of Also sprach Zarathustra, his few words regarding the tone poem reveal his intention to convey in music an idea of man’s evolution from his original state up to Nietzsche’s idea of a superman. First, this article surveys the philosophy of ...


The Physio-Emotional Effects Of Audio In The Global Christian Church, Evelyn Hanks 2019 Liberty University

The Physio-Emotional Effects Of Audio In The Global Christian Church, Evelyn Hanks

Senior Honors Theses

Audio, specifically as researched by the film industry specialists, has physical and emotional effects on those exposed to it. These effects follow from manipulation of sound’s characteristics in specific and measurable ways. The responsibility of the Christian is to share the gospel with others and support the kingdom of God with his or her skills. In light of these truths, Christian audio specialists should have a thorough knowledge of the physio-emotional effects of audio. Further, they should not shy away from applying strategies from secular audio research to benefit local churches across the globe.


South China Chimes Volumes 10-11, 1937-1938, 2019 Abilene Christian University

South China Chimes Volumes 10-11, 1937-1938

South China Chimes

This file contains seven issues of South China Chimes: Volume 10, number 9 (November 1937) and Volume 11, numbers 1-6 (January-September 1938). South China Chimes was published ten times per year.


The Open Arena, 2019 Abilene Christian University

The Open Arena

Open Arena

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Sfa Student Involvement In Religion And Spirituality, Jannah Wright 2019 Stephen F Austin State University

Sfa Student Involvement In Religion And Spirituality, Jannah Wright

Undergraduate Research Conference

Understanding how others interact with religion and spirituality in both broad and narrow terms can aid in successfully reaching a captive audience. Here, information regarding relationships with religion and spirituality will be reported to understand trends in spiritual involvement among SFA students. The latter of these two is a potentially useful resource for campus spiritual organizations looking to understand and expand their current audience and increase service attendance.


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