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The Sex Trade, Evil And Christian Theology, Glenn M. Harden Dec 2010

The Sex Trade, Evil And Christian Theology, Glenn M. Harden

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Just War As Christian Discipleship: Recentering The Tradition In The Church Rather Than The State, Brian Stiltner Nov 2010

Book Review: Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Just War As Christian Discipleship: Recentering The Tradition In The Church Rather Than The State, Brian Stiltner

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

From his conversations in church settings and classrooms, Daniel M. Bell, Jr. has observed that Christians by and large do not know the church’s just war tradition very well, but that they are receptive to learning about it. Most theologians would likely agree that they know a number of Christians who are hungry to see better thinking and more effective action in response to war in our time. Bell, a Lutheran seminary professor and ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, wrote this book to interpret ‘the just war tradition in terms of concrete practices that might contribute to ...


Business As A Calling Of God (China), C. William Pollard Aug 2010

Business As A Calling Of God (China), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at KongFok Church (China), Pollard outlines his vision of the integration of work and faith, noting how business can be seen as a calling from God.


Management As A Liberal Art (China), C. William Pollard Aug 2010

Management As A Liberal Art (China), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered during a business trip to China, this speech outlines Pollard's vision -- adopted from noted theorist Peter Drucker -- of management as a liberal art. In particular, he focuses on how corporate leadership cannot be oriented to simply utilitarian goals but must also consider the whole person physical, spiritual, and moral being.


What Is Your Business? (China), C. William Pollard Aug 2010

What Is Your Business? (China), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking during a 2010 trip to China, Pollard reflects on Peter Drucker's influence on his own life and thought, noting in particular Drucker's emphasis on the business leader's duty to understand employees in a holistic manner, that is, as capable of being enriched by their work.


The First Amendment’S Religion Clauses: The Calvinist Document That Interprets Them Both, Leah Farish Esq. Jul 2010

The First Amendment’S Religion Clauses: The Calvinist Document That Interprets Them Both, Leah Farish Esq.

College of Arts and Cultural Studies Faculty Research and Scholarship

This paper suggests that the Westminster Confession of Faith's provisions about church and state, revised in Philadelphia at the start of the Constitution's ratifying convention, furnished much of the syntax and vocabulary for the First Amendment's religion clauses. Recognizing the cultural links between the new American government and the Presbyterian Church, the author argues that it was natural for the founders to look to how the new Westminster Confession situated church and state. The author argues that Fisher Ames's proposed wording for the First Amendment won immediate adoption because it resonated with the Confession, standing as ...


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Grand Rapids, Mi), C. William Pollard Jun 2010

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Grand Rapids, Mi), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the Acton Institute (Grand Rapids, MI), Pollard contends that leadership must be person-centered and oriented to cultivating a "moral community for the development of human character."


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (St. David's, Pa), C. William Pollard May 2010

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (St. David's, Pa), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech to the PhD students at Eastern University (St. David's, PA), Pollard contends that leadership must be person-centered and oriented to cultivating a "moral community for the development of human character."


Two Rabbinic Views Of Christianity In The Middle Ages, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 2010

Two Rabbinic Views Of Christianity In The Middle Ages, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper compares and contrasts two rabbinic views of Christianity that arose in the Middle Ages and was presented at the 45th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 14, 2010.


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Darien, Ct), C. William Pollard May 2010

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Darien, Ct), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In a speech sponsored by the New Canaan Society (Darien, CT), Pollard contends that leadership must be person-centered and oriented to cultivating a "moral community for the development of human character."


"The Harmony Way:" Integrating Indigenous Values Within Native North American Theology And Mission, Randy Woodley Apr 2010

"The Harmony Way:" Integrating Indigenous Values Within Native North American Theology And Mission, Randy Woodley

Faculty Publications - Portland Seminary

Given that Western models of mission have failed among Native Americans and that colonial practices have devastated native communities, this research sought a better way of pursuing Christian mission among Native Americans by asking two questions: (1) Do Native Americans have a generally shared set of values that could guide the construction of new models for mission in North American Native communities, and, if so, to what degree are these values shared among Native American communities? and, (2). What resources (particularly values) are available within the Native American communities themselves for developing appropriate models of mission and could such resources ...


Business As A Calling Of God (Seattle), C. William Pollard Feb 2010

Business As A Calling Of God (Seattle), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In his keynote address at Seattle Pacific University's 2010 Day of Common Learning, Pollard considers the issues surrounding the 2008-2009 financial crisis and calls for a transformation of business leaders and business education.


Revitalization 17:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2010

Revitalization 17:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

No abstract provided.


Revitalization 17:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2010

Revitalization 17:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

No abstract provided.


Growing In Christ Together : Facilitating Spiritual Maturity Through Marital Enhancement, Ronnie Neal Burton Jan 2010

Growing In Christ Together : Facilitating Spiritual Maturity Through Marital Enhancement, Ronnie Neal Burton

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Introduction To America's Four Gods: What We Say About God And What That Says About Us, Paul Froese, Christoper Bader Jan 2010

Introduction To America's Four Gods: What We Say About God And What That Says About Us, Paul Froese, Christoper Bader

Sociology Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Despite all the hype surrounding the "New Atheism," the United States remains one of the most religious nations on Earth. In fact, 95% of Americans believe in God--a level of agreement rarely seen in American life. The greatest divisions in America are not between atheists and believers, or even between people of different faiths. What divides us, this groundbreaking book shows, is how we conceive of God and the role He plays in our daily lives.

America's Four Gods draws on the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and illuminating survey of American's religious beliefs ever conducted to offer a systematic ...


Christian Realism And Immigration Reform, Victor C. Romero Jan 2010

Christian Realism And Immigration Reform, Victor C. Romero

Journal Articles

Drawing upon President Barack Obama’s admiration of Reinhold Niebuhr’s work, this Essay outlines a Protestant, Christian realist approach toward immigration policy, with specific focus on the role of the executive in providing providential leadership. Embracing realism in its political, moral, and theological dimensions, Christian realism offers a pragmatic, yet optimistic, alternative to secular liberalism’s faith in reason by striving instead to adhere to God’s guidance on matters, taking into account the fundamentally flawed nature of man. The specific policy prescriptions described here mirror the twin virtues of Christian realism by promoting the hope in pursuit of ...