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Against A Process View Of Divine Patience, Luke Asher May 2015

Against A Process View Of Divine Patience, Luke Asher

Global Tides

When one chooses to tolerate suffering, waiting calmly without reacting emotively or physically, he is demonstrating the virtue of patience. Process theology claims that the patience of God is more or less identical to the experience of human patience. That is, when we sin and rebel against God, He refrains from smiting us, that we might repent and return to Him. In other words, God demonstrates patience when he restrains Himself temporally from interfering with or punishing mankind, waiting for their repentance. Such an explanation of divine patience may seem intuitive, but the patience of God is much greater, much ...


The Awakening Of Knowledge In The Heart Of Egypt: An Exegesis Of Exodus 7:1-5, Andrew Krawtz Jan 2013

The Awakening Of Knowledge In The Heart Of Egypt: An Exegesis Of Exodus 7:1-5, Andrew Krawtz

Global Tides

Exodus 7:1-5 is the fourth reiteration of God’s commands to Moses regarding Pharaoh and the Israelites, with the others being in Exod 3, 4:21-23, and 6:1-13. With these passages and the resulting plagues, readers have raised questions regarding God’s powerfulness and good nature. For example, if God is all-powerful and good, why does he not just liberate the Israelites immediately, instead of dragging it out through ten plagues while manipulating Pharaoh, seemingly exacerbating the general suffering of people and land? My proposed answer to these concerns lies in the focus of this passage, which is ...


The Missional Approach Of The Acts 29 Church Planting Movement, Marylyn Sohlberg Jan 2013

The Missional Approach Of The Acts 29 Church Planting Movement, Marylyn Sohlberg

Global Tides

Missional churches, those that bring Jesus outside the walls of the church and into the unknown, unreached, and uncomfortable areas in the United States and the world, seem to have taken center stage in the realm of popular Christian discussion over the past few decades. However, roughly thirty percent of the globe remains untargeted by “missional churches.” In his book “Planting Missional Churches,” Ed Stetzer highlights the need for missional churches in the U.S. in particular, citing a Gallup poll that observed eighty percent of American churches in decline. In 2011, Gallup also estimated an average of forty-five percent ...


Sola Fide, The New Perspective On Paul, And The Involuntariness Of Belief, Peter Zuk Jan 2011

Sola Fide, The New Perspective On Paul, And The Involuntariness Of Belief, Peter Zuk

Global Tides

This article argues that the doctrine of sola fide is deeply problematic on the basis of two widely accepted philosophic principles, and then attempts to treat the problem exegetically. The article begins by showing that the “ought implies can” principle, which states that agents can only be held morally responsible for performing or not performing acts within their power, presents apparent problems for sola fide when examined alongside doxastic involuntarism, which holds that agents are incapable of choosing their beliefs. Sola fide, however, has been essential to the traditional interpretation of core Pauline texts. The author attempts to resolve the ...


The Journey To Jesus: John 4:19-26, Andrew Hagen Jan 2011

The Journey To Jesus: John 4:19-26, Andrew Hagen

Global Tides

John 4:19-26 is a part of Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well. This portion of the conversation includes Jesus’ first revelation of himself as the Messiah and the only way to the Father in what Eric John Wyckoff calls an “astonishing self-revelation unparalleled in its explicitness.” Jesus’ later claims develop these ideas further (John 8:24, 28, 58; 13:19; 18:5) but this scene serves to not only reveal Jesus as the Messiah-Christ but also to demonstrate how Jesus transcends all the expectations which are associated with the title.


Changing Hearts: The Future Of The Environmental Movement, Emily Casey Jan 2011

Changing Hearts: The Future Of The Environmental Movement, Emily Casey

Global Tides

For many, the environmental movement is a consumer fad with very little intellectual or emotional investment. Generally, sustainability is deemed a “good thing” but given low priority at both the personal level and the public policy level. In this paper, I argue that environmentalism must be modified to meet the needs of the general populace in order to gain momentum as a contemporary political movement. In other words, I examine how the environmental movement can attract the massive number of active members necessary to change public policy and conclude that this movement will need to adapt to the public in ...


What Does The Mob Want Lot To Do In Genesis 19:9?, R. Christopher Heard Jan 2010

What Does The Mob Want Lot To Do In Genesis 19:9?, R. Christopher Heard

Religion Division Faculty Scholarship

Most English Bible translations render [Hebrew text A-B] in Gen 19:9 with some variant of “Stand back!” However, a very few interpreters recommend a translation along the lines of “Come closer!” more in keeping with the typical gloss on [Hebrew text A]. A detailed study of the syntax and semantics of both [Hebrew text A] and [Hebrew text B], as well as constructions similar to [Hebrew text A-B] demonstrates the strength of the minority suggestion.


Newspaper Editors’ Attitudes Toward The Great Awakening, 1740-1748, Lisa Smith May 2004

Newspaper Editors’ Attitudes Toward The Great Awakening, 1740-1748, Lisa Smith

Humanities and Teacher Education Division Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Dao Of Qoheleth: An Intertextual Reading Of The Daode Jing And The Book Of Ecclesiastes, R. Christopher Heard Jan 1996

The Dao Of Qoheleth: An Intertextual Reading Of The Daode Jing And The Book Of Ecclesiastes, R. Christopher Heard

Religion Division Faculty Scholarship

Of all the world's literary works which may appropriately be labeled religious classics, the Hebrew scriptures and the Daode Jing stand out as two of the most popular across cultural and linguistic boundaries. One might suppose that the cross-cultural popularity of these classics would have brought them into frequent contact with one another. However, not much seems to have been done to relate the Bible to the Daode Jing in a constructive way. In this article, I seek to begin redressing this lack of conversation by offering a reading of the biblical book of Ecclesiastes using the Daode Jing ...


Does God Bend The Rules?, Barry D. Fike Mar 1989

Does God Bend The Rules?, Barry D. Fike

Religion Division Faculty Scholarship

A brief meditation on Jonah and Hezekiah.


What A Wonderful Idea!, Barry D. Fike Apr 1987

What A Wonderful Idea!, Barry D. Fike

Religion Division Faculty Scholarship

A brief meditation on unity in the Christian church.


Hanging On To One String, Barry D. Fike Aug 1986

Hanging On To One String, Barry D. Fike

Religion Division Faculty Scholarship

This article provides six suggestions based on the Bible's teachings for keeping positive and overcoming adversity.


Do We Speak Where The Bible Speaks?, Barry D. Fike May 1986

Do We Speak Where The Bible Speaks?, Barry D. Fike

Religion Division Faculty Scholarship

A meditation on the expression: "We speak where the Bible speaks, and are silent where the Bible is silent."


Political Disciple: The Relationship Between James A. Garfield And The Disciples Of Christ, Jerry Rushford Aug 1977

Political Disciple: The Relationship Between James A. Garfield And The Disciples Of Christ, Jerry Rushford

Churches of Christ Heritage Center

James A. Garfield (1831-1881), the only preacher to ever occupy the White House, was a product of the profound social, intellectual and religious ferment of the early decades of the nineteenth century which produced the American religious movement known as the Disciples of Christ. The first fifty years of Disciple history closely paralleled Garfield’s life. The purpose of this study is to focus on the intimate Garfield-Disciples relationship, and to show its reciprocal nature. Garfield was helped by Disciples in the building of a political base (he won ten consecutive elections in the Western Reserve), and they in turn ...


Faith Was His Fortune: The Life Story Of George Pepperdine, Bill Youngs Jan 1976

Faith Was His Fortune: The Life Story Of George Pepperdine, Bill Youngs

Churches of Christ Heritage Center

This biography builds on and updates Faith is my Fortune by Richard Clark and Jack Bates. George Pepperdine (1886-1962) was the founder of Western Auto Supply and, later, Pepperdine University in Southern California. Pepperdine was a noted businessman, philanthropist, and a lifelong member of Churches of Christ.


"The Apollos Of The West": The Life Of John Allen Gano, Jerry Rushford May 1972

"The Apollos Of The West": The Life Of John Allen Gano, Jerry Rushford

Churches of Christ Heritage Center

The purpose of this thesis is the presentation of the life of John Allen Gano, a man important in the history of both early Kentucky and the Restoration Movement. Research toward that end resulted in the recovery of many important documents concerning the period. Basic materials are his own writings, whether in his “Biographical Notebook,” his frequent letters to the Millennial Harbinger, or that found reported to or copied in other brotherhood papers. In addition, a wealth of secondary sources are utilized to complete the overall picture of his life and times.

Information gathered from primary and secondary sources is ...


Faith Is My Fortune: A Life Story Of George Pepperdine, Richard L. Clark, Jack Ward Bates Jan 1962

Faith Is My Fortune: A Life Story Of George Pepperdine, Richard L. Clark, Jack Ward Bates

Churches of Christ Heritage Center

This memoir, dictated to the authors by George Pepperdine, is subtitled “actual experiences, business success and reverses, stewardship and philanthropy, which have proved that strong religious faith is a greater fortune, more to be desired than riches, or any other assets.” This is the story of George Pepperdine (1886-1962), founder of Western Auto Supply and, later, Pepperdine University in Southern California. Pepperdine was a noted businessman, philanthropist, and a lifelong member of Churches of Christ.


Prayer: An Examination Of The Scriptures As To The Rules And Purposes Pertaining To This Part Of The Divine Worship, Hyram Pharris Jan 1893

Prayer: An Examination Of The Scriptures As To The Rules And Purposes Pertaining To This Part Of The Divine Worship, Hyram Pharris

Churches of Christ Heritage Center

Authored by Hyram Pharris of Gainesboro, Tennessee.