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014. Humble Servants, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge Dec 2014

014. Humble Servants, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge

Table Talk: Family Devotions

A family devotion based on the announcement of Mary that she will deliver the Messiah, what does Mary's response mean for your family.


013. Our Witness, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge Dec 2014

013. Our Witness, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge

Table Talk: Family Devotions

A family devotion based on the role of John the Baptist and his witness for Christ, what does that means for our life and our families life.


Immigration In The New Testament.Pdf, Felix H. Cortez Dec 2014

Immigration In The New Testament.Pdf, Felix H. Cortez

Felix H. Cortez

No abstract provided.


Pharmacy Practice: Integrating Faith, Learning, And Life, Kelly J. Wright Dec 2014

Pharmacy Practice: Integrating Faith, Learning, And Life, Kelly J. Wright

Kelly J. Wright, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

No abstract provided.


012. Prepare The Way, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge Dec 2014

012. Prepare The Way, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge

Table Talk: Family Devotions

A family devotion based on the role of John the Baptist and what that means for our life and our families life.


Every Good Endeavor Author Katherine Alsdorf On Why Faith@Work Is Important, Katherine Leary Alsdorf Dec 2014

Every Good Endeavor Author Katherine Alsdorf On Why Faith@Work Is Important, Katherine Leary Alsdorf

Theology of Work Project

More than ever before, humanity is in a crisis over work. People change jobs and careers 6 times or more in their lives. Robotics will threaten even professional level vocations over the next decade. Darwinian competition trumps teamwork and human dignity. Our work – our commitment to bring God’s truth, love, and human dignity to the work lives of all people – has never been so important! How can we better equip ourselves for our work, for our calling? How do we help others work in a world that is increasingly unaware of and even hostile to the hope of the ...


The Forgotten Movement: Church Planting Trends And Lessons (Part 2 Of 2), S. Joseph Kidder, Dustin Serns Dec 2014

The Forgotten Movement: Church Planting Trends And Lessons (Part 2 Of 2), S. Joseph Kidder, Dustin Serns

Faculty Publications

Church planting is a challenging enterprise. Realistic expectations are essential, and adequate support systems and coaching are helpful. Our research revealed that those who commit to church planting encounter significant obstacles. Based on data and interviews from the top four conferences in church planting over the last decade in North America, part two of this article will address three common obstacles to church planting and show how God transforms them into amazing opportunities.


The Word, The Spirit Of Prophecy, And Mutual Love: Lessons From The 'Daily' Controversy For Conflict Resolution, Denis Kaiser Dec 2014

The Word, The Spirit Of Prophecy, And Mutual Love: Lessons From The 'Daily' Controversy For Conflict Resolution, Denis Kaiser

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Word, The Spirit Of Prophecy, And Mutual Love: Lessons From The 'Daily' Controversy For Conflict Resolution, Denis Kaiser Dec 2014

The Word, The Spirit Of Prophecy, And Mutual Love: Lessons From The 'Daily' Controversy For Conflict Resolution, Denis Kaiser

Denis Kaiser

No abstract provided.


Facilitating Holistic Spiritual Formation At The Northside Church Of Christ In Laredo, Texas, Kirk R. Cowell Dec 2014

Facilitating Holistic Spiritual Formation At The Northside Church Of Christ In Laredo, Texas, Kirk R. Cowell

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This thesis describes a project to facilitate holistic spiritual formation at the Northside Church of Christ in Laredo, Texas. A program consisting of seven weekly sessions of intergenerational religious experiences was enacted at the church in hopes of catalyzing growth in the cognitive, relational, affective, and behavioral domains. These sessions were constructed on a foundation consisting of the experiences of the non-class Churches of Christ—a group of congregations that has historically rejected the Bible class model—and informed by the intergenerational formation literature. Evaluation of this project showed relational and affective growth greater than what the congregation had experienced ...


Christians And Creation Care, Jo Ann Davidson Dec 2014

Christians And Creation Care, Jo Ann Davidson

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


Millennials: The Unreached In Our Midst. A Practical Theology Of Reaching Millennials Through Organic Church Principles And Repurposing The Church, Janelle Anderson Dec 2014

Millennials: The Unreached In Our Midst. A Practical Theology Of Reaching Millennials Through Organic Church Principles And Repurposing The Church, Janelle Anderson

Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (MAML)

There is an unreached people group in your community--you interact with them on a consistent basis, but they are beyond the reach of the Church right now. The Church has missed her opportunity to reach and disciple Millennials as children and is now struggling to connect with them at all. The first step to reaching this people group is understanding them. This thesis presents the three major longings of generalized Millennial culture, in hopes of highlighting ways to interlace individual lives with faith and Christian community. Each of the three cries of this generation has varied implications for the world ...


The Santa Clara Strength Of Religious Faith Questionnaire (Scsorf): A Validation Study On Iranian Muslim Patients Undergoing Dialysis, Amir H. Pakpour, Thomas G. Plante, Mohsen Saffari, Bengt Fridlund Dec 2014

The Santa Clara Strength Of Religious Faith Questionnaire (Scsorf): A Validation Study On Iranian Muslim Patients Undergoing Dialysis, Amir H. Pakpour, Thomas G. Plante, Mohsen Saffari, Bengt Fridlund

Psychology

The Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire (SCSORF) is an often used and validated scale that is uncommonly utilized in culturally diverse populations. The purpose of this research investigation was to adapt the SCSORF for use among Iranian Muslim patients undergoing dialysis and to examine the reliability and validity of the scale among this population. A total of 428 patients (228 females, 200 males, M age = 52.2 years, SD = 10) were selected from five dialysis center in Tehran and Qazvin, Iran. A comprehensive forward–backward translation system was used for cross-cultural translation. Patients completed a baseline questionnaire obtaining ...


Hacking For The Kingdom?, A. Thornhill Nov 2014

Hacking For The Kingdom?, A. Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

No abstract provided.


Spiritual Care And Psychotherapy, Thomas St. James O'Connor, Elizabeth Meakes Nov 2014

Spiritual Care And Psychotherapy, Thomas St. James O'Connor, Elizabeth Meakes

Consensus

No abstract provided.


From Pastoral Care And Counselling To Spiritual Care And Psychotherapy: A Growing Web, Thomas St. James O'Connor Nov 2014

From Pastoral Care And Counselling To Spiritual Care And Psychotherapy: A Growing Web, Thomas St. James O'Connor

Consensus

No abstract provided.


The Care Of The Soul And Treatments For Sufferers Of Borderline Personality Disorder, Nancy Calvert-Koyzis Nov 2014

The Care Of The Soul And Treatments For Sufferers Of Borderline Personality Disorder, Nancy Calvert-Koyzis

Consensus

No abstract provided.


The Balance Of Fairness In Family Relations: A Contextual Family Therapy Case Study, Derek J. Macleod, Agus B. Sadewa, Ruth Ann Arthur, Kelly L. Collins, Tracey L. Hand-Breckenridge, Yvonne Runstedler, Kellie A. Van Hooren Nov 2014

The Balance Of Fairness In Family Relations: A Contextual Family Therapy Case Study, Derek J. Macleod, Agus B. Sadewa, Ruth Ann Arthur, Kelly L. Collins, Tracey L. Hand-Breckenridge, Yvonne Runstedler, Kellie A. Van Hooren

Consensus

No abstract provided.


The Diamond Approach And Christian Ministry, Gord Alton Nov 2014

The Diamond Approach And Christian Ministry, Gord Alton

Consensus

No abstract provided.


Christ In Evolution, Thomas St. James O'Connor Nov 2014

Christ In Evolution, Thomas St. James O'Connor

Consensus

Title: Christ in evolution. Author: Ilia Delio. Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2008. ISBN: 9781570757778


Honor Among Christians: The Cultural Key To The Messianic Secret, Ron Bestvater Nov 2014

Honor Among Christians: The Cultural Key To The Messianic Secret, Ron Bestvater

Consensus

Title: Honor Among Christians: The Cultural Key to the Messianic Secret. Author: David F. Watson. Publisher: Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780800697099


Hoping For More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith And Accepting Grace, Oscar Cole-Arnal Nov 2014

Hoping For More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith And Accepting Grace, Oscar Cole-Arnal

Consensus

Title: Hoping for More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith and Accepting Grace. Author: Deanna A. Thompson. Publisher: Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2012. ISBN: 9781610979818


Church Of Mercy: Vision Of The Church, Elizabeth Meakes Nov 2014

Church Of Mercy: Vision Of The Church, Elizabeth Meakes

Consensus

Title: Church of Mercy: Vision of the Church. Author: Pope Francis, edited by Giuliano Vigini. Publisher: Chicago: Loyola Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780829441680


The Other Side Of Jabbok, Mark W. Harris Nov 2014

The Other Side Of Jabbok, Mark W. Harris

Consensus

Sermon on Genesis 32: 22-31


Asking The Questions And The Importance Of Saying No, Kristine Lund Nov 2014

Asking The Questions And The Importance Of Saying No, Kristine Lund

Consensus

Sermon on Matthew 21:23-32


011. For The Least Of These, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge Nov 2014

011. For The Least Of These, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge

Table Talk: Family Devotions

A family devotion based on service to all of God's people and what that means for our life and our families life.


010. Wise Steward, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge Nov 2014

010. Wise Steward, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge

Table Talk: Family Devotions

A family devotion based on the parable of the Talents and how are we as family and member of the family using our talents for Christ.


Indian Horse, Ken Deboer Nov 2014

Indian Horse, Ken Deboer

Consensus

Title: Indian Horse. Author: By Richard Wagamese. Publisher: Vancouver: Douglas and MacIntyre, 2012. ISBN: 9781553654025


009. Ready, Set, Wait, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge Nov 2014

009. Ready, Set, Wait, Anthony Cook, Jason Broge

Table Talk: Family Devotions

A family devotion based on the Ten Virgins and as a family to always be ready for Christ to come.


Sing To The Lord A New Song: John Calvin And The Spiritual Discipline Of Metrical Psalmody, Brandon J. Bellanti Nov 2014

Sing To The Lord A New Song: John Calvin And The Spiritual Discipline Of Metrical Psalmody, Brandon J. Bellanti

Musical Offerings

The purpose of this essay is to evaluate the way that psalmody - specifically metrical psalmody - serves as a sort of spiritual discipline. In other words, this essay seeks to demonstrate how the singing of psalms can be a tool to aid in spiritual growth. Much of the research for this essay focuses on the theological writings of the Protestant reformer John Calvin, as well as the way in which he incorporated metrical psalmody into his liturgical framework. The research also comprises primary writings from Aristotle, Plato, Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Basil, and Saint Augustine - all of whom influenced Calvin’s ...