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Biblical Authority And Apologetics, Christopher C. Elmore Aug 2019

Biblical Authority And Apologetics, Christopher C. Elmore

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

There are various apologetic methods in the current evangelical milieu that claim biblical authority, yet deny authority in their methodological approach. This study evaluates the nature of biblical authority in two specific areas the Scriptures as authoritative standard and demonstrative power. Further, the study evaluates the various apologetic methods, such as the classical, evidential, and presuppositional methodological approaches. It is the conclusion of this study that only the presuppositional approach gives the proper emphasis on biblical authority.


A Man Of One Book: John Wesley's Theology Of Scripture, Hope V. Dornfeld Aug 2019

A Man Of One Book: John Wesley's Theology Of Scripture, Hope V. Dornfeld

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

As the founder of Methodism and the Wesleyan tradition, John Wesley is a key theological figure. However, one area of his thought remains murky: his theology of Scripture. A rousing scholarly debate exists today concerning Wesley's views on biblical characteristics as well as some issues of interpretation. This paper will seek to determine by analysis what John Wesley believed about the Bible and how these beliefs influenced his life, ministry, and teachings.


A Forgotten Light: Rediscovering The Illuminating Power Of The Holy Spirit, Veronica H. Powers Aug 2019

A Forgotten Light: Rediscovering The Illuminating Power Of The Holy Spirit, Veronica H. Powers

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

The individualistic culture of the 21st Century has seeped into the fabric of God’s people and Christianity has been reduced to an abstract mechanism whereby individuals can plug into God’s grace whenever they want God to make them feel better about their own lives. As such, Christianity has been privatized to individual renewal and, in the same way, the Holy Spirit has been restricted to the same privatization and is thus merely seen as the means by which this renewal takes place in the individual alone. Unfortunately, this privatization of Christianity results in a watered-down Biblical message ...


Reading The Bible Together: The Virtue Of Patience As A Resource For Navigating Interpretive Disagreements In Congregations, Mason Lee Jun 2019

Reading The Bible Together: The Virtue Of Patience As A Resource For Navigating Interpretive Disagreements In Congregations, Mason Lee

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

Disagreements over the meaning of Scripture and how it should shape congregational action can be great sources of conflict in congregational life. Yet as contentious as these disagreements can be, appeals to method have been unable to resolve them. This article proposes that a fruitful way of navigating these arguments within our congregations is not by trying to establish a single way of reading Scripture or of determining what Scripture “means,” but by becoming people able to peacefully hold an irreducible diversity of interpretive options. This article focuses on one virtue in particular—the virtue of patience—and suggests that ...


Faith Matters: Reflections On The Christian Life, Kerry S. Walters Jun 2019

Faith Matters: Reflections On The Christian Life, Kerry S. Walters

Gettysburg College Faculty Books

In a day in which Christians too often reduce faith to mere sentimentality and atheists decry it as superstitious nonsense, Fr. Kerry Walters offers a series of reflections intended to show that, indeed, faith matters. Drawn from his popular weekly newspaper column “Faith Matters,” these short meditations explore Christian faith from the perspectives of doctrine, spirituality, ethics, politics, art and science, the saints, and the holy seasons that mark the Christian year and set the rhythm of Christian living.


Narrating Motherhood In The Hebrew Scriptures, Katie Rosenson Apr 2019

Narrating Motherhood In The Hebrew Scriptures, Katie Rosenson

Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS)

Old Testament theology, like many of its sister disciplines, is an area of study, which brings with it a problematic history. Moving through four distinct phases of methodology—(1) systematic, (2) historical or reconstructive, (3) dialogical, and now (4) narrative—Old Testament theology has often excluded voices, which have traditionally been viewed as “Other.” Thankfully, the budding narrative approach, which seeks to trace the development of the character called God in the Hebrew Scriptures, may create space for more voices to enter into the conversation. Divorced from many of the troubling consequences of the earlier phases of Old Testament theology ...


How Moses’ Intercession Changed The Trajectory Of Israel (Exodus 33:12-23), Hannah Kent Apr 2019

How Moses’ Intercession Changed The Trajectory Of Israel (Exodus 33:12-23), Hannah Kent

Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS)

The book of Exodus plays a crucial role in the development of God’s relationship to Israel, as the Israelites recognize theglory of YHWH and are allowed only glimpses of what they hope tosee in full. Exodus 33:12-23 is wedged between the Israelites’ golden calf idolatry and the renewal of God’s covenant with Israel. Moses’ intercession is the crucial turning point where God decides to keep His promise to be present with His people as they continue their journey through the wilderness. This promise is later realized as God’s presence descends on the tabernacle at the end ...


A Theological Framework For Adventist Urban Ministry, Kelvin Onongha Apr 2019

A Theological Framework For Adventist Urban Ministry, Kelvin Onongha

Journal of Adventist Mission Studies

"Early Adventism typically advocated the need to flee the cities for simple rural living because cities were regarded as Babylon (Jer 50:1-3; Rev 18:2-3). Consequently, in those regions of the world where the church’s presence has the longest history with sometimes larger congregations, many church properties are located in the countryside or rural areas. A major reason why the Adventist Church is only so lately coming to terms with the exigency of urban ministries is the deficiency of a theological framework for engagement in missions to the cities. Stone (2015) agrees that the failure to develop a ...


Toward An Adventist Theology Of Urban Mission, Gary Krause Apr 2019

Toward An Adventist Theology Of Urban Mission, Gary Krause

Journal of Adventist Mission Studies

"As the Adventist Church looks at modern cities, the vista can be overwhelming. The city is an enigmatic phenomenon, a conglomeration of hundreds of disparate cultures, languages, and people groups. It is a complex and complicated place, resistant to easy categorization or description. Just as soon as one feels one is getting a grip on the nature of a city, a street corner is turned and another unfamiliar world opens up. The way the church views the city is of fundamental importance to the way it conducts its urban mission; therefore, in this chapter I will propose a theological window ...


Country Versus City Tension: Historical And Socio-Religious Context Of The Development Of Adventist Understanding Of Urban Mission, Allan Novaes, Wendel Lima Apr 2019

Country Versus City Tension: Historical And Socio-Religious Context Of The Development Of Adventist Understanding Of Urban Mission, Allan Novaes, Wendel Lima

Journal of Adventist Mission Studies

"The Adventist engagement in the evangelization of cities has been timid and, for many decades, even discouraged by an anti-urban attitude. This mentality of criticism and resistance to the cities was largely sustained through an incomplete and/or misreading of Ellen White’s writings (Jones 2013:716). This article seeks to describe Adventist rural/urban tension, the historical and social context of its origin, and how it has been softened by a contrasting broader view of Adventist urban mission."


Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 31 (Boxes 291-300), Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 31 (Boxes 291-300), Ats Special Collections And Archives

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Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 32 (Boxes 301-310), Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 32 (Boxes 301-310), Ats Special Collections And Archives

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Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 27 (Boxes 251-260, Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 27 (Boxes 251-260, Ats Special Collections And Archives

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Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 28 (Boxes 261-270), Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 28 (Boxes 261-270), Ats Special Collections And Archives

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Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 34 (Boxes 321-331), Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 34 (Boxes 321-331), Ats Special Collections And Archives

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Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 33 (Boxes 311-320), Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 33 (Boxes 311-320), Ats Special Collections And Archives

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Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 29 (Boxes 271-280), Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 29 (Boxes 271-280), Ats Special Collections And Archives

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Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 30 (Boxes 281-290), Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Frank Bateman Stanger Arc1988-003 Part 30 (Boxes 281-290), Ats Special Collections And Archives

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An Overview Of The Theology Of Oral Roberts, R. Samuel Thorpe Oct 2018

An Overview Of The Theology Of Oral Roberts, R. Samuel Thorpe

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Oral Roberts’ life and healing ministry were shaped by his theology of God. Roberts viewed God as good, who personally worked in the lives of people in the present, and who had good plans for each believer. The manifestation of these plans depended, however, on the faith of the individual believer. God was affected by events in time, was limited in his ability to act by the cooperation of the believer, and suffered emotional distress even as people do. The overriding element in all of Roberts’ message is that “Something good is going to happen to you.” Christians should expect ...


Christian Versus Heathen Ways Of Praying: A Look From The Age Of Postmodernity, Yuri N. Drumi Jul 2018

Christian Versus Heathen Ways Of Praying: A Look From The Age Of Postmodernity, Yuri N. Drumi

Journal of Adventist Mission Studies

"In many respects, postmodernity resembles paganism, but certainly it does not totally overlap with it. People around us are searching, but they do not search for answers and explanations as much as they are searching for people who are living answers. If prayer is a metanarrative, then my life must be a metanarrative too. In this context, I find helpful the analogy drawn by Crossan between Paul’s metaphor of spiritual maturation and that of an individual Christian growing in prayer. Paul says, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought ...


The Doctrine Of Prophecy, Harold Willmington May 2018

The Doctrine Of Prophecy, Harold Willmington

The Things to Come File

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The Doctrine Of Angels, Harold Willmington May 2018

The Doctrine Of Angels, Harold Willmington

The Hosts of Heaven File

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The Doctrine Of Man: Introduction, Harold Willmington May 2018

The Doctrine Of Man: Introduction, Harold Willmington

The Adam File

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The Doctrine Of The Church, Harold Willmington May 2018

The Doctrine Of The Church, Harold Willmington

The Body and Bride File

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The Doctrine Of Salvation, Harold Willmington May 2018

The Doctrine Of Salvation, Harold Willmington

The Good, Great, and Glorious File

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The Doctrine Of Satan, Harold Willmington May 2018

The Doctrine Of Satan, Harold Willmington

The Lucifer File

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The Doctrine Of Sin, Harold Willmington May 2018

The Doctrine Of Sin, Harold Willmington

The Forbidden Fruit File

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The Power Of God’S Word: Jeremiah Speaks To Kenya Today, Jared Otieno Magero May 2018

The Power Of God’S Word: Jeremiah Speaks To Kenya Today, Jared Otieno Magero

Master of Art Theology Thesis

Magero Jared Otieno “The power of God’s Word: Jeremiah speaks to Kenya today.” Master of Arts Thesis. Concordia Seminary, 2018. 106pp.

This thesis searched what moved Jeremiah to keep proclaiming God’s Word when the people opposed it, when by proclaiming God’s Word Jeremiah himself went through a lot of suffering and persecution, and when the people instead heard and delighted in the words of false prophets. My research explored how the theology of the powerful Word of God and the task of its proclaimer speak to my church in Kenya where, even though we are a confessional ...


The Doctrine Of Man: What Do The World's Philosophical Systems Say About Man's Destiny?, Harold Willmington Apr 2018

The Doctrine Of Man: What Do The World's Philosophical Systems Say About Man's Destiny?, Harold Willmington

The Adam File

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The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit (V-W), Harold Willmington Apr 2018

The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit (V-W), Harold Willmington

The Third Person File

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