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Respect: A Bridge Between Inupiaq Tradition And Christianity, Ashley Sharpe Jan 2018

Respect: A Bridge Between Inupiaq Tradition And Christianity, Ashley Sharpe

Honors Theses

For the indigenous peoples of Alaska, there is an ever-present tension between maintaining cultural identity and participating in the modern world. Like the indigenous peoples of most of the rest of the world, they have experienced colonization, subjugation, and appropriation by other cultures, starting with the arrival of Russians and improving but continuing with the transition from Russian control to American statehood. While the relationship between the United States and the indigenous peoples of Alaska has improved, the influence of other cultures on the First Nations peoples is undeniable, and they have been left to figure out how to identify ...


Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus?: O'Connor's Critique Of Protestantism In Wise Blood, Jessica Saunders May 2017

Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus?: O'Connor's Critique Of Protestantism In Wise Blood, Jessica Saunders

English Class Publications

Published in 1949, Flannery O’Connor’s first novel, Wise Blood, satirizes not Christianity itself, but rather man’s twisted practice of the faith that O’Connor held so dear. O’Connor, a devout Roman Catholic living in the Bible Belt, writes to critique the heresy, hypocrisy, and apathy that pervaded the lives of Protestants in the South—a region that O’Connor describes as “hardly Christ-centered” but “most certainly Christ-haunted” (Mystery and Manners 44). O’Connor portrays the characters in Wise Blood as Protestants, non-Christians, or the nihilistic protagonist and hero himself, Hazel Motes, who in his rejection of ...


Prescott First Baptist Church Records, Archivists Jan 2017

Prescott First Baptist Church Records, Archivists

Guides and Finding Aids

Prescott First Baptist Church was organized in 1876 in Nevada County, Arkansas. The congregation of eight members worshipped in the Ansley Academy on West Main Street on the second Sunday of each month. A frame church was built in 1877, and a Sunday School was added in 1884. Through the years various other church structures have been constructed. The First Baptist Church of Prescott is currently affiliated with the Red River Baptist Association, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, and Southern Baptist Convention.

This collection includes church minutes, membership lists, Sunday School minutes, correspondence, and Woman's Missionary Aid Society records from ...


Shelby Sutton: In An Interactive Worship Experience, Shelby Sutton Nov 2016

Shelby Sutton: In An Interactive Worship Experience, Shelby Sutton

Music Performances, Programs, and Posters

This is the program for Shelby Sutton's Interactive Worship Experience held at Park Hill Baptist Church.


Story-Based Spiritual Formation For College Students, Anna Sikes Apr 2015

Story-Based Spiritual Formation For College Students, Anna Sikes

Honors Theses

The typical way that spiritual formation of college students is approached tends to be therapeutic instead of centered around God's big story. I believe the current approaches to spiritual growth do not adequately meet the needs of today's emerging adults because they are self-centered and simplistic. College is a time when those who want to grow can if they are placed in intentional, story-based process that allows them to realize their part in God's grand story. This becomes a way for those who are on a search for deep, authentic faith to find out how to grow ...


Effects Of Modern History On Welsh Theology Post-1904, Hannah Diaz Jan 2015

Effects Of Modern History On Welsh Theology Post-1904, Hannah Diaz

Honors Theses

The Welsh Revival of 1904 transformed the Welsh Church interdenominationally for an entire generation; however, the church has since been affected by global and local events, causing it to stray from conservative evangelical theology, and largely fragmenting believers between traditional and charismatic leanings. The principles of Welsh theology have been little studied since the revival other than isolated segments focusing on sermons, journals, or biographies of revival leaders. The Welsh Revival has become recognized as a definitive event in Welsh history but little work has actually been done to trace the effects of it until present day. This research merging ...


Spiritual Leaders And Political Resisters: The Confessional Church In Nazi Germany, Heidi Johanna Klarhorst Jan 2001

Spiritual Leaders And Political Resisters: The Confessional Church In Nazi Germany, Heidi Johanna Klarhorst

Honors Theses

As the Weimar Republic deteriorated and Adolf Hitler rose in popularity, individual church leaders, like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, began to worry. Others, like Martin Niemoller, rejoiced at first, thinking that Hitler could restore Germany to its former glory, but changed their opinions and denounced Hitler's government when the Nazis attacked the churches. What motivated those two men and others to stand up for what they believed, and what obstacles did they overcome in order to be heard? To fully understand their story and the story of the Confessional Church in Nazi Germany, it is necessary to look at some of ...


A History Of The Independent Bible Church, Karen Lynn Dearing Jan 2001

A History Of The Independent Bible Church, Karen Lynn Dearing

Honors Theses

Increasingly more influential in America today is the Independent Bible Church. Bible churches, in general, are denominationally unrelated, believing that the local church can best function independent of a denominational hierarchy. The Independent Bible Church is one of many nondenominational or independent churches that are attended by 5% of the adult population in America. In order to understand this church, it is necessary to trace its roots back to the beginning of certain ideas that eventually led to the foundation and became the theology of the Independent Bible Church.

Revolutionary events have taken place over the last five centuries that ...


Touch The Community: 1998 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1998

Touch The Community: 1998 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 145th Annual Session and the 150th year.


Build The Church: 1997 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1997

Build The Church: 1997 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 144th Annual Session and the 149th year.


Arkansas Awakening: 1996 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1996

Arkansas Awakening: 1996 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 143rd Annual Session and the 148th year.


An Examination Of The Salvation Teachings Of Eastern Orthodoxy And Southern Baptist Protestantism, Pamela K. Blackmon Jan 1996

An Examination Of The Salvation Teachings Of Eastern Orthodoxy And Southern Baptist Protestantism, Pamela K. Blackmon

Honors Theses

A green dot on a watch face; a bracelet with plastic beads in red, yellow, green, white, and black; the dozens of Christian T-shirts ranging from humorous to gory: these are the images which come to mind when I think about salvation at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The green dot several students wore to lure others into asking, "Why do you have a green dot on your watch?" The reply was, "I am wearing it to remind me to tell others about what Jesus has done for them. Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?" Ah! The ...


Live The Word: 1995 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Oct 1995

Live The Word: 1995 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 142nd Annual Session and the 147th year.


Reach People: 1994 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1994

Reach People: 1994 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 141st Annual Session and the 146th year.


Perform Ministry In Jesus' Name: 1993 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1993

Perform Ministry In Jesus' Name: 1993 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 140th Annual Session and the 145th year.


Grow Churches, Changed Lives In Growing Churches: 1992 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1992

Grow Churches, Changed Lives In Growing Churches: 1992 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 139th Annual Sessiona and the 144th year.


Hope For The Home: 1991 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1991

Hope For The Home: 1991 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 138th Annual Session and the 143rd year.


Building God's Family: 1990 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Oct 1990

Building God's Family: 1990 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 137th Annual Session and the 142nd year.


"Stir Thy Church": 1989 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1989

"Stir Thy Church": 1989 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 136th Annual Session and the 141st year.


God's Way To The World: 1988 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1988

God's Way To The World: 1988 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 135th Annual Session and the 140th year.


Strengthening Missions: 1987 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1987

Strengthening Missions: 1987 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 134th Annual Session and the 139th year.


The Paradoxical Relationship: Evangelical Christian Church-State Relations In The Soviet Union, Rhonda Clark Jan 1987

The Paradoxical Relationship: Evangelical Christian Church-State Relations In The Soviet Union, Rhonda Clark

Honors Theses

Throughout the history of the Soviet state, its leaders have dealt with the question of Christian evangelical religion in varying manners utilizing anti-religious propaganda, legislation, and interpretation of this legislation. Dealing with religion in terms of balancing ideology versus practicality has always been a complex question for these leaders. Since the Stalin era, the state has utilized a system of registration to control the church. This registration produced a paradoxical leadership role for those in charge of the registered churches.

In the past thirty years, these recognized leaders of registered groups have been a liaison between church and state, a ...


Renewal, Revival, And Rejoicing: 1986 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1986

Renewal, Revival, And Rejoicing: 1986 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 133rd Annual Session and the 138th year.


A Christian Perspective On World Religions, Regina Sullivan Jan 1986

A Christian Perspective On World Religions, Regina Sullivan

Honors Theses

Throughout the history of Christianity, Christians have questioned how they, individually as well as collectively, should view other religious traditions. From the musings of Christian thinkers, one can discern four possible relationships between Christianity and other faiths. Some thinkers see Christianity as having continuity with other traditions. Those who hold this view strongly contend that Christianity is no different from other traditions as a means of existence.

Christianity is similar to other faiths but has special status as one's heritage or cultural background describes the weaker continuity position. Others hold that discontinuity exists between Christianity and other faiths. The ...


Celebrating Arkansas Baptists' 100 Years Of Ministry Through Christian Education: 1985 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1985

Celebrating Arkansas Baptists' 100 Years Of Ministry Through Christian Education: 1985 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 132nd Annual Session and the 137th year.


Strengthening Families: 1984 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1984

Strengthening Families: 1984 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 131st Annual Session and the 136th year.


Disciples Working Together To Grow The Local Church: 1983 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1983

Disciples Working Together To Grow The Local Church: 1983 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 130th Annual Session and the 135th year.


Reaching People, Developing Believers, Strengthening Families: 1982 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1982

Reaching People, Developing Believers, Strengthening Families: 1982 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 129th Annual Session and the 134th year.


Confronting The Dying World With The Living Word: 1981 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1981

Confronting The Dying World With The Living Word: 1981 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 128th Annual Session and the 133rd year.


Grant Unto Thy Servants, That With All Boldness They May Speak Thy Word: 1980 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1980

Grant Unto Thy Servants, That With All Boldness They May Speak Thy Word: 1980 Annual Of The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annuals

This is the 127th Annual Session and the 132nd year.