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Faith, Spirituality, And Sustainability, C. William Pollard Nov 2011

Faith, Spirituality, And Sustainability, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech was delivered at the University of Arkansas's Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace (Fayetteville, AR). In it Pollard considers the 2008 financial crisis, which he believes requires business leaders to adopt new models of leadership and new ways of educating future managers. Such measures will ensure that corporate firms will always consider profit alongside the more significant goal of forming moral character.


Business As A Calling / The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard Oct 2011

Business As A Calling / The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this Ambrose University College (Calgary, Albert) chapel address, Pollard outlines his vision for the integrating of faith and work, noting in particular how God has both temporal and eternal plans for our lives. Regarding the former, he argues that whatever vocation we have is a calling from God.


Serving Two Masters? Reflections On God And Profit, C. William Pollard Oct 2011

Serving Two Masters? Reflections On God And Profit, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this public lecture at Ambrose University (Calgary, Canada), Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.



Review Of "Thinking With The Church: Essays In Historical Theology", Brent A. R. Hege Oct 2011

Review Of "Thinking With The Church: Essays In Historical Theology", Brent A. R. Hege

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

A review of "Thinking with the Church: Essays in Historical Theology" by B. A. Gerrish.


Business As A Calling Of God (La Quinta, Ca), C. William Pollard Sep 2011

Business As A Calling Of God (La Quinta, Ca), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at a retreat for the students of Talbot Seminary (Biola University), Pollard outlines his understanding of business as a calling of God.


Born To See; Meant To Look, C. William Pollard Jul 2011

Born To See; Meant To Look, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the 2011 ServiceMaster Clean Convention (Memphis, TN), Pollard considers the relationship between God and business, noting how God must be the starting point of any truly successful business endeavor.


Business As A Calling Of God (Wheaton, Il), C. William Pollard Jun 2011

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

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking on the occasion of College Church's (Wheaton, IL) 150th anniversary, Pollard posits whether God and profit can actually mix. He answers by arguing that business is as much a calling from God as any other field of work, but that the proper integration of faith and business requires servant-like leadership.


Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman May 2011

Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

A review of Missionaries And Their Medicine: A Christian Modernity for Tribal India, by David Hardiman, Manchester University Press, 2008.


Redemptive Leadership, C. William Pollard Apr 2011

Redemptive Leadership, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary hosted its "Salting the Workplace - How?" seminar in 2011. For his speech at the workshop, Pollard chose the topic of redemptive leadership, which he understands as being fundamentally concerned with the development of the human person. This type of leadership can never be divorced from the ultimate questions, i.e. those pertaining to God and faith.


The Virtue Of Profit (Boston), C. William Pollard Apr 2011

The Virtue Of Profit (Boston), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at a ministry conference hosted by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Boston, MA), Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.


Business As A Calling Of God (Boston), C. William Pollard Apr 2011

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

C. William Pollard Papers

Pollard addressed the 2011 Boston Business Breakfast alongside Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's David Gill. In his address, he spoke of how the 2008-2009 financial collapse had caused many to ask whether businesses could make money while also being moral communities. For Pollard, this is possible only if leaders focus first on people rather than profit, a reorientation of priority which will require a transformation in how businesses are run and how future corporate managers are educated.


Solitude And Journey: Two Central Themes In The Spirituality Of John Henry Newman, Ono Ekeh Apr 2011

Solitude And Journey: Two Central Themes In The Spirituality Of John Henry Newman, Ono Ekeh

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

John Henry Newman is widely known for his ideas on doctrinal development, education, conscience, and his reflections on faith and reason. However, it is important to remember that, among the many hats Newman wore, he was mostly a preacher and spiritual director. So in his role as a preacher, pastor, and spiritual leader, did he have a distinct spirituality? If so, what features or ideas would define Newman's spirituality? This paper will explore two prominent and pervasive themes in his spirituality looking primarily at his Parochial and Plain Sermons from his Anglican period and also at some of his ...


The West's Feet Of Clay: Transmuting The Pillars Of Liberty From Gold Into Dross, Jin Seock Shin Apr 2011

The West's Feet Of Clay: Transmuting The Pillars Of Liberty From Gold Into Dross, Jin Seock Shin

Senior Honors Theses

This study seeks to support the centrality of the Judeo-Christian heritage to the growth and sustenance of liberty, a form of individualism limited by moral values. The pillars of liberty—self-government, private property, representative government, and limited government—reflect the structural contributions made by the Judeo-Christian heritage. Unfortunately, much of Western civilization suffers from a spiritual crisis, which has introduced and exacerbated fractures in the pillars. Pitirim Sorokin’s social and cultural analysis of Western civilization provides a framework to better understand the fractures evident in the history of liberty in Europe and America, and developed in each pillar of ...


Investors, Not Donors, C. William Pollard Feb 2011

Investors, Not Donors, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech was delivered at the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities Conference on Marco Island, FL, in 2011. In it Pollard encourages Christian institutions of higher education to consider donors as stewards investing in the long-term well-being of these organizations.


Cross-Cultural Sharing Of Spirituality, John Skrzypaszek Jan 2011

Cross-Cultural Sharing Of Spirituality, John Skrzypaszek

Theology Conference Papers

This paper explores the nature of the Australian Aborigine and Christian spirituality. It demonstrates that the indigenous spirituality shows a strong tie between the spiritual realm and life's journey. The cultural symbolism, which reflects cosmology, shows that the mystical nature of the spiritual journey is deeply immersed in the totality of the Aboriginal life and consciousness. The study recognizes that the Aboriginal and Christian worldviews are distinctly different. However, it argues that the Aboriginal Christian spirituality may be enhanced by the qualities embedded in its indigenous roots. The study demonstrates that, at the point where propositional creed-based structure of ...


Institutions, The Rise Of Commerce And The Persistence Of Laws: Interest Restrictions In Islam And Christianity, Jared Rubin Jan 2011

Institutions, The Rise Of Commerce And The Persistence Of Laws: Interest Restrictions In Islam And Christianity, Jared Rubin

Economics Faculty Articles and Research

Why was economic development retarded in the Middle East relative to Western Europe, despite the Middle East being far ahead for centuries? A theoretical model inspired and substantiated by the history of interest restrictions suggests that this outcome emanates in part from the greater degree to which early Islamic political authorities derived legitimacy from religious authorities. This entailed a feedback mechanism in Europe in which the rise of commerce led to the relaxation of interest restrictions while also diminishing the Church's ability to legitimise political authorities. These interactions did not occur in the Islamic world despite equally amenable economic ...


C. S. Lewis And Rene Girard On Desire, Conversation, And Myth: The Case Of Till We Have Faces, Curtis A. Gruenler Jan 2011

C. S. Lewis And Rene Girard On Desire, Conversation, And Myth: The Case Of Till We Have Faces, Curtis A. Gruenler

Faculty Publications

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Kjv In The Usa: The Impact Of The King James Bible In The Usa, Brian C. Wilson Jan 2011

Kjv In The Usa: The Impact Of The King James Bible In The Usa, Brian C. Wilson

Comparative Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


The Roman Empire: The Defender Of Early First Century Christianity, John Toone Jan 2011

The Roman Empire: The Defender Of Early First Century Christianity, John Toone

Senior Honors Theses

All of the events, authors, and purposes of the books in the New Testament occurred under the reign of the Roman Empire (27 B.C.—A.D. 476). Therefore, an understanding of the Roman Empire is necessary for comprehending the historical context of the New Testament. In order to fully understand the impact of the Roman Empire on the New Testament, particularly before the destruction of the Jewish Temple in A.D. 70, Rome’s effect on religion (and the religious laws that governed its practice) must be examined. Contrary to expectations, the Roman Empire emerges from this examination as ...


Book Review: Practical Theology: An Introduction By Richard R. Osmer And Studying Christian Spirituality By David Perrin, Glenn J. Morrison Jan 2011

Book Review: Practical Theology: An Introduction By Richard R. Osmer And Studying Christian Spirituality By David Perrin, Glenn J. Morrison

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

The future of Christianity is a concern at the heart of being and faith. In the passivity of encountering people’s faces, dreams and hopes, we can be exposed to feelings of loneliness, failure, suffering, outrage and brokenness. And it is here, in the face of our neighbour, that we begin to appreciate the depth of the Church. The future of Christianity may remain secret, yet the extent to which we journey into another’s life, offer a welcome and benediction of peace, gives hope to envision a messianic era and a future world of ethics, prayer and love. And ...


The Life And Teachings Of The New Testament Apostles, Gaye Strathearn, Joshua M. Sears Jan 2011

The Life And Teachings Of The New Testament Apostles, Gaye Strathearn, Joshua M. Sears

Faculty Publications

In the well-known 1842 Wentworth letter, Joseph Smith included thirteen statements about the beliefs of The Church ofJesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known today as the Articles of Faith. The sixth statement says: "We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth" (Articles of Faith 1 :6). Later, Elder James E. Talmage wrote: "In the dispensation of the meridian of time Jesus Christ established His Church upon the earth, appointing therein the officers necessary for the carrying out of the Father's purposes.