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Charles Finney, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2014

Charles Finney, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The thesis of this short paper is that Finney’s own conversion experience and his ministry experience provided the theological framework for his understanding of revival and for his institution of new methods.


Charles Finney, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2014

Charles Finney, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The thesis of this presentation is that Finney’s own conversion experience and his ministry experience provided the theological framework for his understanding of revival and for his institution of new methods.


The Toronto Blessing Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2014

The Toronto Blessing Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

This is a presentation that accompanies my paper on the Toronto Blessing.


Critique Of Bones Of Contention (Lubenow), Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

Critique Of Bones Of Contention (Lubenow), Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

A short critique of Marvin Lubenow's book, Bones of Contention


Critique Of Coming To Grips With Genesis (Mortenson/Ury), Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

Critique Of Coming To Grips With Genesis (Mortenson/Ury), Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

A short critique of the book Coming to Grips with Genesis by Mortenson and Ury


A Case For The Pretribulational Rapture Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

A Case For The Pretribulational Rapture Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The doctrine of the pretribulational rapture of the church has been the subject of heated debate between dispensationalists and covenant theologians for over one hundred years. Additionally, the timing of the rapture has been controversial among scholars for the past forty years or so. Some believe that the rapture of the church will occur before Daniel’s seventieth week known as the Great Tribulation. Others believe that the rapture of the church will occur halfway through the Great Tribulation or even sometime later, before the wrath of God falls upon the world. A third group believes that the rapture will ...


Critique Of Progressive Dispensationalism (Blaising/Bock), Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

Critique Of Progressive Dispensationalism (Blaising/Bock), Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

A short critique of the book Progressive Dispensationalism by Blaising and Bock


Coming To Grips With Genesis (Mortenson/Ury) Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

Coming To Grips With Genesis (Mortenson/Ury) Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

A presentation of a short critique of the book Coming to Grips with Genesis by Mortenson and Ury


Critique Of The Evolution Of Adam (Enns), Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

Critique Of The Evolution Of Adam (Enns), Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

A short critique of the book The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns


Critique Of Progressive Dispensationalism (Bigalke), Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

Critique Of Progressive Dispensationalism (Bigalke), Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

A short critique of the book Progressive Dispensationalism by Bigalke (editor)


Evangelism And The Emergent Church Movement, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

Evangelism And The Emergent Church Movement, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The Emergent Church Movement (hereafter ECM) is an offshoot of evangelical Christianity which seeks to reform or re-imagine Christianity in light of postmodern philosophy in order to reach an emerging generation of postmodern twenty- and thirty-somethings which have largely become disconnected from evangelical churches. The ECM has evolved from a small, relatively unnoticed movement in the 1990s to become a major influence on evangelical Christianity in the twenty-first century. The movement began when its leaders recognized that many American churches were not reaching college students and young adults, but many evangelicals have expressed their concern and/or disapproval of the ...


How Did The Universe Begin?, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

How Did The Universe Begin?, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The origin of the universe is one of the important and perplexing subjects known to mankind. The subject is important because of its implications for mankind’s place in the universe, and it is perplexing because of the vastness and complexity of everything in the universe, from the distant galaxies to the virtual particles of the quantum vacuum. Two basic questions about the origin of the universe must be addressed. First is the question, “Did the universe have a beginning?” which can be answered by utilizing three sources of information: philosophy, science, and theology. The second question is, “How did ...


How Did The Universe Begin? Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

How Did The Universe Begin? Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The origin of the universe is one of the important and perplexing subjects known to mankind. The subject is important because of its implications for mankind’s place in the universe, and it is perplexing because of the vastness and complexity of everything in the universe, from the distant galaxies to the virtual particles of the quantum vacuum. Two basic questions about the origin of the universe must be addressed. First is the question, “Did the universe have a beginning?” which can be answered by utilizing three sources of information: philosophy, science, and theology. The second question is, “How did ...


A Case For The Pretribulation Rapture, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

A Case For The Pretribulation Rapture, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The doctrine of the pretribulational rapture of the church has been the subject of heated debate between dispensationalists and covenant theologians for over one hundred years. Additionally, the timing of the rapture has been controversial among scholars for the past forty years or so. Some believe that the rapture of the church will occur before Daniel’s seventieth week known as the Great Tribulation. Others believe that the rapture of the church will occur halfway through the Great Tribulation or even sometime later, before the wrath of God falls upon the world. A third group believes that the rapture will ...


Evangelism And The Emergent Church Movement Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2013

Evangelism And The Emergent Church Movement Ppt, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The Emergent Church Movement (hereafter ECM) is an offshoot of evangelical Christianity which seeks to reform or re-imagine Christianity in light of postmodern philosophy in order to reach an emerging generation of postmodern twenty- and thirty-somethings which have largely become disconnected from evangelical churches. The ECM has evolved from a small, relatively unnoticed movement in the 1990s to become a major influence on evangelical Christianity in the twenty-first century. The movement began when its leaders recognized that many American churches were not reaching college students and young adults, but many evangelicals have expressed their concern and/or disapproval of the ...


Hermeneutcs, Prophecy, And The Church, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2012

Hermeneutcs, Prophecy, And The Church, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The principles of interpretation, known as hermeneutics, are essential to interpreting the text of Scripture and to identifying the overarching storyline of the Bible. Principles of interpretation are needed because the Bible is an ancient text which is separated from the modern reader in terms of distance, time, language, and culture. Evangelical scholars begin with the method of grammatical-historical exegesis to analyze both the original language and the cultural context of the text in order to properly understand Scripture. Grammatical-historical exegesis includes studying the context, grammar, semantics, syntax, and historical and cultural backgrounds of the text. The grammatical-historical method is ...


Identifying Immanuel In Isaiah 7,14, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2012

Identifying Immanuel In Isaiah 7,14, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The purpose of this paper is to bring to the discussion table a comprehensive study of the issues surrounding the Immanuel prophecy. By way of introduction, this paper will review the nature of the controversy through a brief summary of the historical setting, but the priority of this paper is given to conducting an exegetical study of the Immanuel prophecy. Afterwards, this paper will proceed with a presentation of interpretative options regarding the historical fulfillment of Isaiah 7:14, including strengths and weaknesses of each, with a view to helping the reader understand how scholars arrive at various positions. The ...


Isaiah 7,14 - Virgin Or Maiden?, Jordan P. Ballard Jan 2011

Isaiah 7,14 - Virgin Or Maiden?, Jordan P. Ballard

Jordan P Ballard

The best definition of ’almah is “young, unmarried woman who is a virgin.” This definition is derived from the use of ’almah in Genesis 24:43, and it easily fits each of the verses where ’almah appears, depending on the interpretation. The term ’almah includes both the idea of age and virginity with an emphasis on “marriageableness.” This definition also makes good sense of Isaiah 7:14 LXX and Matthew 1:23 which translate ’almah with parthenos, the normal Greek word for “virgin.” Although the interpretation of the Immanuel prophecy involves more than the meaning of ’almah, the proper translation ...