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2005

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On My 40th Birthday, Lori Dabbagh Dec 2005

On My 40th Birthday, Lori Dabbagh

The Angle

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Full Issue, No Author Dec 2005

Full Issue, No Author

Verbum

This is the full issue of Volume 3, Issue 1 of Verbum, published in Fall 2005 by the REST Club at St. John Fisher College. Articles from this issue are available as separate PDFs at http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol3/iss1/


Other Gods, Carl Dates Dec 2005

Other Gods, Carl Dates

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"Siddarta G, he might have sat underneath his bodhi tree, With the thoughts running in and out of his head. And then he said; “I think what the world needs is a good teacher, a good preacher,” “someone who could lay it all down for them.” And then he thought; “Why not me? I could be that man as well as anybody else could Be! Why not me? I’ll go and show them what they need to set them all free.” Because it’s about time that ...


Living Our Faith, Jodi Rowland Dec 2005

Living Our Faith, Jodi Rowland

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"Recently I was at the Hands of Christ award ceremony, which is an award for current high school seniors who display leadership qualities within their catholic communities. At this ceremony, fourteen of the youth from Holy Trinity inWebster, where I am currently youth minister, along with hundreds of other seniors within the Diocese of Rochester, were honored for their service and leadership. During the ceremony, the celebrating priest asked how many of those seniors knew what he or she wanted to do with his or her life. A ...


Broken Truth On The Ocean Floor, Jeff Frate Dec 2005

Broken Truth On The Ocean Floor, Jeff Frate

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"The following paper will confuse you; there are several seemingly unrelated themes starkly juxtaposed throughout. The topics are thrown together in seemingly random order to mimic what we see on television everyday - coverage of genocide in Rwanda immediately followed by Michael Jordan in Hanes boxers. The world is far more confusing than this paper."


Living With Other Gods, Utsav Bansal Dec 2005

Living With Other Gods, Utsav Bansal

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"We are all so different And yet so utterly one, bound forever in our humanity. Million leaves, but one tree. Multitude religions, but one God. A banquet of diversity, Creation celebrating its ingenuity, a dance of its unity."


Holy Spirit, Justin Miller Dec 2005

Holy Spirit, Justin Miller

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Crumbs, Dogs, And Border - Crossings: A Postcolonial - Feminist Rereading Of The Syrophoenician Woman Story, Jane E. Hicks Dec 2005

Crumbs, Dogs, And Border - Crossings: A Postcolonial - Feminist Rereading Of The Syrophoenician Woman Story, Jane E. Hicks

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"Recent scholarship in New Testament studies affords new insight into the character of the Syrophoenician woman in the Gospel of Mark, where she argues with a reluctant Jesus, urging, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” New insights build from materialist approaches to scripture, and taken together, the figure of the Syrophoenician woman as set in her likely social-historical context is suggestive for moral agency today. The passage as a whole has been interpreted in various ways. Some traditionalist Christian readings have found a ...


Prayer Of Bones And Rags, Catherine Agar Dec 2005

Prayer Of Bones And Rags, Catherine Agar

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Love, A True Fruit Of The Spirit, Courtney Ren Dec 2005

Love, A True Fruit Of The Spirit, Courtney Ren

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"Love. Where would we be without love? Love is a strong reoccurring theme in our everyday lives and in the Bible. It is one of those emotions that we can not live without. Love causes so many different reactions and sensations that sometimes it is very overwhelming in both good and bad ways. But then again love makes everything better and the world would be nowhere without love. This raises another question; what is love and how do we know if it is “true” love or not? The ...


Untitled, Jeff Frate Dec 2005

Untitled, Jeff Frate

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Sufism: Islamic Mysticism, James L. Smith Jr. Dec 2005

Sufism: Islamic Mysticism, James L. Smith Jr.

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"Sufism is the esoteric aspect of Islam. The aim of Sufis is to gain direct knowledge of the eternal, in this life, as opposed to the exoteric, or traditionalist, aspect of Islam which focuses on achieving a state of blessedness after death by way of carrying out divinely prescribed works. The history of Sufism is a long one, some tracing it directly back to The Prophet Muhammad."


The Margarets Of The World, Catherine Agar May 2005

The Margarets Of The World, Catherine Agar

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"It is my first time inside a city school. Signs on the doors tell me to sign in at the main office, but the there are no directions to the main office. I ask a girl walking by; she points down a hallway to my left. As I walk I notice the floors are old; some of the tiles cracked and dirty. In the main office the principal, to whom I have spoken on the phone but never seen, rushes past me just as I explain to someone ...


Tibetan Buddhism, Corinne Bidnick May 2005

Tibetan Buddhism, Corinne Bidnick

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"Upon entering the Amitabha Foundation for the Sunday gathering at ten o’clock in the morning I noticed colorful prayer flags from the facade on the front of the house that distinguish it is a center of Tibetan Buddhism culture in Rochester’s east side. Entering the house I was greeted by the director of the center, Frank Howard. My first instructions were to take off my shoes and place them in a closet. He gave me two books titled “The Thirty- Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas” and a ...


Forgiveness And Moral Obligation, Jodi Rowland May 2005

Forgiveness And Moral Obligation, Jodi Rowland

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"The questions surrounding forgiveness produce varying thoughts in regards to the action. Is forgiveness a moral obligation? Is this moral obligation tied to religious duty? And, if forgiveness is tied to religious duty, then does it become a moral prerogative? In order to answer these questions, there is a need for much philosophical and theological debate. Rather than allude to the pretense that I know a lot about philosophy or theology, I intend to focus on forgiveness as a moral obligation—one that includes all of us."


Joys And Sufferings Of Youth Ministry, Jodi Rowland May 2005

Joys And Sufferings Of Youth Ministry, Jodi Rowland

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"Recently, I received a youth ministry position at a cluster parish in Palmyra and Marion. During my two months at this parish—St. Anne’s Church and St. Gregory’s Church—I have had the opportunity to explore the field of ministry, meeting and interacting with many individuals. From these experiences, which have been both joyful and challenging, I have had the chance to learn, enjoy, and grow as a Youth Minister."


The 5 Pillars Of Islam, Jennifer Hitchcock May 2005

The 5 Pillars Of Islam, Jennifer Hitchcock

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"The basic rites of Islam that were revealed to the Prophet are the “pillars” of Islam. These are considered to be the entire ritual structure of the Islamic religion because they are the five essential and obligatory practices that all Muslims follow. These pillars also “have certain disciplinary effects in curbing the excess desires of the believers, in teaching them to do things together for the welfare of the group and for the purification of their souls” (Farah, 135). The five rituals consist of: 1.) Shahada, the profession ...


Connections Between Christian Communion And The Jewish Seder, Erin K. Mcintyre May 2005

Connections Between Christian Communion And The Jewish Seder, Erin K. Mcintyre

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"For many years, I have been trying to find a religious faith that was right for me. During these past few years I have found Christianity to be the faith that was right for myself but did not have a full understanding as to why I felt this way. By attending the State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton, NY, I was given the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith and the ceremonies that accompanied it. At the church, Communion ceremonies were held on the first ...


Who Reads Bishop Butler?, David White May 2005

Who Reads Bishop Butler?, David White

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"The work of the Bishop Butler Historical Society is, informally, “to spread the word by and about Bishop Butler.” The Society takes Bishop Butler’s work to be a paradigm of philosophy. None of his works were written for purely academic reasons. All his publications derived either from the discharge of his duties as a priest in the Church of England or from an attempt to advance himself in that career. Thus, by the pragmatist standard, they made a difference in the world."


Full Issue, No Author May 2005

Full Issue, No Author

Verbum

This is the full issue of Volume 2, Issue 2 of Verbum, published in Spring 2005 by the REST Club at St. John Fisher College. Articles from this issue are available as separate PDFs at http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol2/iss2/


Religious Education 101, Jonathan Schott May 2005

Religious Education 101, Jonathan Schott

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"In the spring of 2004, I began interviewing for positions as a Director/Coordinator of Faith Formation for several parishes in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester. To my luck, beginning in June of 2004, I was hired to the pastoral staff of the Church of the Transfiguration in Pittsford, New York."


A Day At "Operation Good Neighbor", Caroline Randall May 2005

A Day At "Operation Good Neighbor", Caroline Randall

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"As I tour the facility, I feel a sense of guilt for all that I have in my life. My clothes are fresh, in style for the most part, and when I have had enough of them, I give to the “unknown” and “unseen” people for whom I feel distance. After my tour is over it is time to go to work. We open the doors and place the sign carefully out in front of the old church that was donated to this venue, which was so foreign ...


Schizophrenia, Jeff Frate May 2005

Schizophrenia, Jeff Frate

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"The Hospital: such a sterile atmosphere, clean smelling, but one knows it is cleanliness as a precaution, a disinfected smell and a guard against disease. People come to the hospital when they are sick, when they are born and when they are dying; no one should live at the hospital."


Driver's License, Meghan Prichard Jan 2005

Driver's License, Meghan Prichard

The Angle

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The Honeycomb, The Coloring Book, And The Painting, Michael Reilly Jan 2005

The Honeycomb, The Coloring Book, And The Painting, Michael Reilly

The Angle

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Sleepless Sundays, Erin Dorney Jan 2005

Sleepless Sundays, Erin Dorney

The Angle

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Park Avenue, Jonathan C. King Jan 2005

Park Avenue, Jonathan C. King

The Angle

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The Virgin Affair, Jonathan Howard Jan 2005

The Virgin Affair, Jonathan Howard

The Angle

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Quiet, Jesse Bartolis Jan 2005

Quiet, Jesse Bartolis

The Angle

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In Windy Circles, Erin Dorney Jan 2005

In Windy Circles, Erin Dorney

The Angle

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