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The Resurrection Of Jesus: A Clinical Review Of Psychiatric Hypotheses For The Biblical Story Of Easter, Gary R. Habermas Dec 2014

The Resurrection Of Jesus: A Clinical Review Of Psychiatric Hypotheses For The Biblical Story Of Easter, Gary R. Habermas

Gary R. Habermas

Jesus’ resurrection to bodily life after death by crucifixion is foundational to orthodox Christianity. The disciples had encounters with Jesus after his crucifixion which caused them to believe he had been bodily resurrected to life again. Psychiatric hypotheses have been proposed as naturalistic explanations for his disciples’ beliefs, which include hallucinations, conversion disorder, and bereavement experiences. Since they propose hallucinatory symptoms that suggest the presence of underlying medical pathology, clinical appraisal of these hypotheses for the disciples’ encounters with the resurrected Jesus is warranted. Psychiatric hypotheses for the disciples’ belief in Jesus’ resurrection are found to be inconsistent with current ...


Election, Moral Performance, Culpability, And The Character Of God, A. Thornhill Dec 2014

Election, Moral Performance, Culpability, And The Character Of God, A. Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

No abstract provided.


God And Discipline: Religious Education And Character Building In A Christian School In Jakarta, Chang Yau Hoon Dec 2014

God And Discipline: Religious Education And Character Building In A Christian School In Jakarta, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Hacking For The Kingdom?, A. Thornhill Nov 2014

Hacking For The Kingdom?, A. Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

No abstract provided.


The Royal Dignity Of Christ And Its Implications, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Nov 2014

The Royal Dignity Of Christ And Its Implications, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 23, 2014: Ez 34:11-17; Ps 23; 1 Cor 15:20-28; Mt 25:31-46.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Wisdom In The Life Of Faith, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Nov 2014

Wisdom In The Life Of Faith, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, November 9, 2014: Wis 6:12-16; Ps 63; 1 Thes 4:13-18; Mt 25:1-13.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


The Efficacy Of A Manualized Group Treatment Protocol For Changing God Image, Attachment To God, Religious Coping, And Love Of God, Others, And Self, Jacqueline D. Rasar, Fernando L. Garzon, Frederick Volk, Carmella A. O'Hare, Glendon L. Moriarty Nov 2014

The Efficacy Of A Manualized Group Treatment Protocol For Changing God Image, Attachment To God, Religious Coping, And Love Of God, Others, And Self, Jacqueline D. Rasar, Fernando L. Garzon, Frederick Volk, Carmella A. O'Hare, Glendon L. Moriarty

Frederick A. Volk

This study compared the efficacy of a manualized group treatment protocol on God image and attachment to God to a manualized Christian Bible study and a waiting list control group in a sample of undergraduate college students attending a Christian college. Thirty students were randomly assigned to one of the treatment conditions and assessed with measures of God attachment, God image, religious coping, and general spiritual outcomes. It was hypothesized that significant God image and attachment change would occur among the God image treatment group participants only. In addition, it was hypothesized that significant religious coping and spiritual outcome change ...


The Mission And Challenge Of Teaching, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Nov 2014

The Mission And Challenge Of Teaching, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 2, 2014: Mal 1:24-2:2, 8-10; Ps 131; 1 Thes 2:7-9, 13; Mt 23:1-12.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Making Room: A Place For Children's Spirituality In The Christian Church, Heather Ingersoll Oct 2014

Making Room: A Place For Children's Spirituality In The Christian Church, Heather Ingersoll

Heather Ingersoll

A relatively uncharted territory until recently, the concept of children as innate spiritual beings has garnered significant attention among scholars over the past two decades. The more that is learned about children’s spirituality the more apparent it becomes that the Christian church in the United States generally fails to provide sufficient space for children to explore, develop, and share their spirituality. This potentially leads children to suppress or disconnect from their spirituality in later years and also deprives a Christian community of the ability to learn and grow from children’s unique experiences of God and spirituality. This paper ...


Love Of God And Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell Oct 2014

Love Of God And Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 26, 2014: Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18:2-4, 47-51; 1 Thes 1:5-10; Mt 22:34-40.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Love Of God And Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Oct 2014

Love Of God And Neighbor, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 26, 2014: Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18:2-4, 47-51; 1 Thes 1:5-10; Mt 22:34-40.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Moral Challenges In The Social Sphere, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Oct 2014

Moral Challenges In The Social Sphere, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 19, 2014: Is Is 45:1-6; Ps 96:1-10; 1 Thes 1:1-5; Mt 22:15-21.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Chiefs Establish New Christian Group: Assisting Chiefs To Live Their Faith Professionally And Personally, Patrick Oliver Oct 2014

Chiefs Establish New Christian Group: Assisting Chiefs To Live Their Faith Professionally And Personally, Patrick Oliver

Patrick Oliver, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Call And Response To The Heavenly Banquet, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Oct 2014

Call And Response To The Heavenly Banquet, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 12, 2014: Is 25:6-10; Ps 23; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Becoming Productive Workers In The Vineyard, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Oct 2014

Becoming Productive Workers In The Vineyard, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 5, 2014: Is 5:1-7; Ps 80; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Pastoral Care: From Past To Present, Ann Marie Kerlin Sep 2014

Pastoral Care: From Past To Present, Ann Marie Kerlin

Ann Marie Kerlin

According to the U.S. National Conference on Mental Health, “Nationally, an estimated 45 million Americans suffer from illnesses like depression, schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress syndrome.” In a speech at this conference, President Obama stated that one out of five Americans experience mental illness in any year. A study published in 2013 surveyed prescription drug use and found that the second most common prescribed drugs were anti-depressants. Obviously there is a great demand for counseling and psychological care in the United States, and both secular and religious approaches to care are available. The purpose of this article is to review ...


Christian Commitment Reflects Christ's Obedience, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Sep 2014

Christian Commitment Reflects Christ's Obedience, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 28, 2014: Ez 18:25-28; Ps 125; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


The Problem With Others, A. Thornhill Sep 2014

The Problem With Others, A. Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

No abstract provided.


Forgiveness As A Demand Of Love, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Sep 2014

Forgiveness As A Demand Of Love, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 14, 2014: Sir 27:30-28:7; Ps 103; Rom 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Prayer And Correction Of Others' Faults, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Sep 2014

Prayer And Correction Of Others' Faults, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 7, 2014: Ez 33:7-9; Ps 95; Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Prayer As Arguing And Listening, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Aug 2014

Prayer As Arguing And Listening, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 31, 2014: Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-17.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Human Representatives Of Divine Authority, Lawrence E. Frizzell Aug 2014

Human Representatives Of Divine Authority, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 24, 2014: Is 22:19-23; Ps 138; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Human Representatives Of Divine Authority, Lawrence E. Frizzell Aug 2014

Human Representatives Of Divine Authority, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 24, 2014: Is 22:19-23; Ps 138; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20. This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Human Representatives Of Divine Authority, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Aug 2014

Human Representatives Of Divine Authority, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 24, 2014: Is 22:19-23; Ps 138; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Privileges Of Jews And Christians, Lawrence E. Frizzell Aug 2014

Privileges Of Jews And Christians, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 10, 2014: Is 55:1-3; Ps 145; Rom 8:35, 37-39; Mt 14:13-21.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Privileges Of Jews And Christians, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Aug 2014

Privileges Of Jews And Christians, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 10, 2014: Is 55:1-3; Ps 145; Rom 8:35, 37-39; Mt 14:13-21.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Hallowing And Sharing Food, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Aug 2014

Hallowing And Sharing Food, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 3, 2014: Is 55:1-3; Ps 145; Rom 8:35, 37-39; Mt 14:13-21.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


What A Wonderful Idea!, Barry D. Fike Jul 2014

What A Wonderful Idea!, Barry D. Fike

Barry D. Fike

A brief meditation on unity in the Christian church.


Does God Bend The Rules?, Barry D. Fike Jul 2014

Does God Bend The Rules?, Barry D. Fike

Barry D. Fike

A brief meditation on Jonah and Hezekiah.


Hanging On To One String, Barry Fike Jul 2014

Hanging On To One String, Barry Fike

Barry D. Fike

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