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Session Iii English, Religious Studies & Marketing Presentation 3: From The Window: Liberating Michal Through A Prophetic Reading Of 1 – 2 Samuel, Harley Burgess Mar 2019

Session Iii English, Religious Studies & Marketing Presentation 3: From The Window: Liberating Michal Through A Prophetic Reading Of 1 – 2 Samuel, Harley Burgess

Life of the Scholar Multidisciplinary Conference

This presentation will discuss utilizing original languages and literary-feminist criticism to re-evaluate the role of Michal as a prophet in 1-2 Samuel.


I A Religion And Philosophy Presentation 1: What The Theology Of Hebrews Reveals About Authorship, Austin Childress Mar 2019

I A Religion And Philosophy Presentation 1: What The Theology Of Hebrews Reveals About Authorship, Austin Childress

Life of the Scholar Multidisciplinary Conference

Traditional approaches to studying the authorship of Hebrews have employed many literary methods, but they have notably excluded large-scale theological studies of the ancient book. My hope in this exercise was to survey the theological themes in Hebrews with the hope of coming to a better understanding of who the author mayhave been. The three major theological themes I noticed were Christology, Ecclesiology, and theology of Scripture; inside of each of these branches of Christian theology I found several implications that could provide a clearer understanding of who the author was. My next step was to look behind the ...


I A Religion And Philosophy Presentation 3: An Effort To Harmonize Omniscience And Free Will, Joy Clarisse Saavedra Mar 2019

I A Religion And Philosophy Presentation 3: An Effort To Harmonize Omniscience And Free Will, Joy Clarisse Saavedra

Life of the Scholar Multidisciplinary Conference

The research in this presentation reflects an approach to finding a resolve to one issue presented by God’s omniscience. God’s omniscience raises the question of how much freedom humans have to make choices if God, who created all things, already knows (in the sense that God determines) the choices that humans have made, are making, and will make. Furthermore, if God’s omniscience determines humans’ choices then God’s omniscience is the cause for everything that happens and, thus, God’s omniscience is the cause for everything that is evil. To the issue that omniscience creates, this presentation ...


A Predictive Model For Tck Identity Development: What Role Do Faith Development And Religious Motivation Play?, Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lorene R. Heuvelman-Hutchinson Oct 2018

A Predictive Model For Tck Identity Development: What Role Do Faith Development And Religious Motivation Play?, Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lorene R. Heuvelman-Hutchinson

Journal of Counseling and Psychology

This study examines the predictive association of 86 Third Culture Kids’ (TCK) faith development, religious commitment, and identity development statuses. TCKs’ low levels of faith development and religious motivation were associated with lower levels of identity statuses while TCKs’ achieved identity statuses were associated with high levels of faith development and religious motivation. The results of the direct logistical regression revealed that the full model containing the two predictor variables (intrinsic religious motivation and faith stage) significantly predicted identity achievement status. The model accounted for between 18.7% and 29.2% of the variance in identity status. It correctly classified ...


The Cost And Value Of Your Education, T. Perry Hildreth Apr 2018

The Cost And Value Of Your Education, T. Perry Hildreth

Journal of Counseling and Psychology

This brief address explores the issue of the dominance of the economical way of valuing education over a more traditional idea of education as moral formation. An education in a Christian liberal arts university uniquely gives priority to the idea that education should shape the student's moral understanding and consequent actions. The address is an invitation to consider how one, professionally and personally, might serve members of a culture shaped largely by the idea that human meaning and purpose are reducible to economic value as merely producers and consumers.


The Divine Collaborative Effort: Agency As A Tool For Examining Power And Relationship In The Exodus Narrative, Harley Burgess Jan 2018

The Divine Collaborative Effort: Agency As A Tool For Examining Power And Relationship In The Exodus Narrative, Harley Burgess

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Excerpt from Introduction

The character of Moses as seen within the Old Testament is perhaps the most dynamic and powerful character within the biblical text. Continually throughout the Exodus narrative, Moses faces opportunities for growth and development that lead him toward becoming the archetype for leadership. Moses’ journey is rife with choice. Though many would place Yahweh at the forefront of the narrative, it is truly Moses whom the audience witnesses generating change, making decisions, and even influencing the decisions of his God.



Improving Ministerial Effectiveness In A Multi-Site Church, Randa M. Ross Jan 2018

Improving Ministerial Effectiveness In A Multi-Site Church, Randa M. Ross

Education Dissertations and Projects

In the modern church, it is not uncommon for churches to be comprised of congregations that worship at multiple locations offering several worship times and some even offering a virtual worship experience. In order to effectively manage Sunday worship along with other church activities, churches rely heavily on their congregants to volunteer in the various church ministries. The need for actively engaged volunteers is only amplified when the resources are spread across multiple campuses. The Park Church is one of those churches presented with the challenge of Improving Ministerial Effectiveness at a Multi-Site Church.

The Park Church desired to improve ...


Increasing Ministry Participation Through Effective Recruitment And Retention, Lyndon F. Robinson Jan 2018

Increasing Ministry Participation Through Effective Recruitment And Retention, Lyndon F. Robinson

Education Dissertations and Projects

For many years churches have found it to be a great challenge to staff programs and ministries, and that challenge will become greater. There are many churches that face difficulties getting people to volunteer and stay engaged volunteering. This is a critical issue for churches to figure out. Volunteering is crucial to many ministries in the church. Most ministries would not be able to function without volunteers. Increasing Ministry Participation Through Effective Recruitment and Retention was a challenge The Park Church, as other religious organizations, were facing on a daily basis.

The Park Church (as known as The Park Ministries ...


Transforming Organizational Climate After A Transitional Change In Leadership At The Unitarian Universalist Church Of Catawba Valley, Elizabeth Lee Braun Jan 2018

Transforming Organizational Climate After A Transitional Change In Leadership At The Unitarian Universalist Church Of Catawba Valley, Elizabeth Lee Braun

Education Dissertations and Projects

In the summer of 2016, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley saw the retirement of its long-time minister and the hiring of a quarter-time consulting minister. In the 3-5 years leading up to that, the church had been experiencing a drop in general attendance, a decrease in overall membership, minimally functioning committees, defunct committees, and low morale.

Applying Morgan’s (2006) metaphor of organizations as cultures, which shows “how organization ultimately rests in shared systems of meaning, hence the actions and interpretive schemes that create and re-create that meaning” (p. 138), and which allows organizations “another means of creating ...


Making Room: Conversations About Race And Faith Between Members Of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church In Charlotte, Nc And St. John's Baptist Church In Charlotte, Nc, Martha Dixon Kearse Jan 2017

Making Room: Conversations About Race And Faith Between Members Of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church In Charlotte, Nc And St. John's Baptist Church In Charlotte, Nc, Martha Dixon Kearse

Divinity Projects

In this project, the candidate recorded personal stories from members of two different Baptist congregations: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (a church made up predominantly of members identifying as African-American) and St. John’s Baptist Church (a church made up predominantly of members identifying as Caucasian). Using those recordings, the candidate created a podcast called “Making Room,” and invited participating group members to listen to each other’s stories. In addition, the candidate invited these same group members to participate in conversations about issues of race, especially as they present themselves in Charlotte, NC. The candidate and group members challenged themselves ...


Practicing Sabbath To Reduce Stress Among Ministers In The Tyger River Baptist Association, Spartanburg, South Carolina, James Hailstock Jan 2017

Practicing Sabbath To Reduce Stress Among Ministers In The Tyger River Baptist Association, Spartanburg, South Carolina, James Hailstock

Divinity Projects

The Sabbath is the zenith of God’s creation and the climax of living. The key to reducing stress among ministers is the Sabbath lifestyle which includes practicing the disciplines of prayer, silence, feasting and fellowshipping in addition to identifying the signs and symptoms of stress. The Sabbath lifestyle empowers ministers with coping skills that can be personalized and implemented consistently as they progress and deal with the daunting demands and responsibilities of ministry. This project tested and compared the stress levels of the research and control groups before and after teaching four courses (disciplines) in the context of a ...


Engaging Millennials: The Quest To Revive Their Participation And Commitment At Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Gastonia, Nc, Kimberly Moore Jan 2017

Engaging Millennials: The Quest To Revive Their Participation And Commitment At Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Gastonia, Nc, Kimberly Moore

Divinity Projects

There are times when a church can have the look of success, but the zeal of that ministry is slowly diminishing. The older generation continues to do their best to keep ministry viable and moving, but there is a younger generation who does not see the importance of committing to anything beyond the Sunday morning experience. Through a series of Bible studies, sermons, outreach and moments of fellowship, this project engages the millennial generation and discovers ways to move them toward some level of commitment and participation within the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Gastonia, NC. It is becoming more and ...


Guiding The Members Of Polkville Baptist Church In Polkville, North Carolina Toward A Greater Awareness Of Their Place In The Body Of Christ, Richard Lee Hamrick Jan 2017

Guiding The Members Of Polkville Baptist Church In Polkville, North Carolina Toward A Greater Awareness Of Their Place In The Body Of Christ, Richard Lee Hamrick

Divinity Projects

A church-wide emphasis, with preaching and teaching, provided the platform for instilling in members of Polkville Baptist Church a better understanding of the individual's role in the community of faith, the goal being that a greater percentage of members take an active role in the church. The twelve-member research group was tracked individually, and the control group was tracked as a unit. Following the emphasis, care was taken to discover if there were more members involved in the life of the church than before the emphasis. There was a clear growth in understanding and in the number of active ...


Meditation And Contemplation: Framework For A Coping Mechanism Among Small Groups At The Mount Moriah Baptist Church In Spartanburg, South Carolina, Gary W. Jordan Jan 2017

Meditation And Contemplation: Framework For A Coping Mechanism Among Small Groups At The Mount Moriah Baptist Church In Spartanburg, South Carolina, Gary W. Jordan

Divinity Projects

“Don’t say God is silent if your Bible is closed.” - Church Sign This project aimed to encourage and enable a small group class at Mount Moriah Baptist Church to adopt meditative and contemplative prayer as a framework for a coping mechanism. In practicing this type of prayer life, participants anticipated to receive the benefit of being better able to cope with stressors of life. Utilizing a small group study, Lectio Divina, biblical examples, breathing techniques and various surveys, participants were enabled to experience a deeper interaction with Scripture, aided by the ministry of the Holy Spirit, to hear God ...


Chaplain Spiritual Assessment And Its Efficacy For The Palliative Care Team At Roper St. Francis Healthcare: An Interdisciplinary-Phenomenologic Inquiry, Yhanco Monet Jan 2017

Chaplain Spiritual Assessment And Its Efficacy For The Palliative Care Team At Roper St. Francis Healthcare: An Interdisciplinary-Phenomenologic Inquiry, Yhanco Monet

Divinity Projects

A qualitative phenomenological research methodology was designed and implemented to answer the question: what is it that chaplains assessed which is perceived as useful for the Roper St. Francis Palliative Care team? Twelve Palliative Care practitioners, representing diverse specialties, were interviewed and surveyed to answer the research question. Evidence suggested that spiritual care and chaplaincy assessments were perceived as relevant to the Roper St. Francis’ Palliative Care praxis. However, the gathered data indicates that chaplains and Palliative Care practitioners would benefit from a more standardized/consistent spiritual assessment practice. A set of “Teaching Guidelines” and educational “Activities” was created with ...


Educating Calvary Baptist Church, Asheville, Nc, On The Value Of Following The Christian Year As A Means For Spiritual Renewal Through Worship, Jeffrey C. Hayes Jan 2017

Educating Calvary Baptist Church, Asheville, Nc, On The Value Of Following The Christian Year As A Means For Spiritual Renewal Through Worship, Jeffrey C. Hayes

Divinity Projects

This project introduced the spiritual value of following the Christian year in worship. Through a series of sermons and study lessons that focused on eight major seasons (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, and Ordinary Time), participants were exposed to the history and spiritual purpose of each, respectively. Two surveys were administered, along with weekly evaluations, and interviews, to measure the project’s effectiveness. The desired outcome was a greater degree of knowledge and interest in worshipping through the Christian year. According to the final analysis, increased understanding, spiritual growth, and desire to worship through the Christian year ...


1972, Feb 01 - Cleveland County Native Historical Group Topic, Shelby Daily Star Sep 2016

1972, Feb 01 - Cleveland County Native Historical Group Topic, Shelby Daily Star

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


1984, May 29 - Dixon Story Has A Publisher, Shelby Star Sep 2016

1984, May 29 - Dixon Story Has A Publisher, Shelby Star

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


1993, July 04 - Dixon Daughters Blazed A Trail, Shelby Star Sep 2016

1993, July 04 - Dixon Daughters Blazed A Trail, Shelby Star

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


1994, Oct 15 - Shelby's Departed Still Have Stories To Tell, Charlotte Observer Sep 2016

1994, Oct 15 - Shelby's Departed Still Have Stories To Tell, Charlotte Observer

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


2000, Nov 27 - The Preaching Dixons, Shelby Star Sep 2016

2000, Nov 27 - The Preaching Dixons, Shelby Star

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


Undated - Dixon Admirer, Shelby Daily Star Sep 2016

Undated - Dixon Admirer, Shelby Daily Star

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


Undated - Thomas Dixon Met Destiny, Unknown Author Sep 2016

Undated - Thomas Dixon Met Destiny, Unknown Author

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


Undated - Thomas Dixon Story Would Make Great Movie, Charlotte Observer Sep 2016

Undated - Thomas Dixon Story Would Make Great Movie, Charlotte Observer

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


1967, Jan 03 - Dr. Zeb Wright Brilliantly Probes Mind Of Cleveland's Thomas Dixon, Unknown Author Sep 2016

1967, Jan 03 - Dr. Zeb Wright Brilliantly Probes Mind Of Cleveland's Thomas Dixon, Unknown Author

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


1968, Dec 03 - Dixon Bio Published, Cleveland Times Sep 2016

1968, Dec 03 - Dixon Bio Published, Cleveland Times

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


1968, Dec 28 - Dedmon Couple Married By Dixon, Kings Mountain Herald Sep 2016

1968, Dec 28 - Dedmon Couple Married By Dixon, Kings Mountain Herald

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


1968, Sept 02 - 'Southern Apologist' Thomas Dixon Is Dr. Zeb Wright's Dissertation, The Times Sep 2016

1968, Sept 02 - 'Southern Apologist' Thomas Dixon Is Dr. Zeb Wright's Dissertation, The Times

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


1969, Jan 09 - No Book Sales, Unknown Author Sep 2016

1969, Jan 09 - No Book Sales, Unknown Author

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.


1963, Aug 08 - Dixon Dwelling Is Relocated, Unknown Author Sep 2016

1963, Aug 08 - Dixon Dwelling Is Relocated, Unknown Author

Series 7. News Clippings, 1902 – 2000, and undated

No abstract provided.