Christian terms Essays

  • My Experience Of Worshiping At St John Eastbourne

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    primary tool for mission. It makes use of my experience of worshiping at St John’s, Eastbourne. It discusses how mission and worship works at St John’s and proceeds to discuss the relationship between Christian worship and Christian mission with consideration to St John’s and the origin of Christian worship. It explains why the essay affirms that there is a positive correlation between mission and worship and discerns the need to be aware of the relationship between the two. St John’s Church St

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Christian Sociology

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    sceptical as to whether a Christian Sociology is possible, let me explain. Barger (1982:3) defines Christian Sociology as “the systematic study of the social order that, in its theory, methodology and reporting is explicitly related to the framework of understanding that is identifiably Christian.” Furthermore, Barger (1982:3) mentions that “Christian Sociology begins in the values which guide the sociologist in her work.” I agree that it is possible for sociology be to ‘Christian’ in its values, in its

  • The Trinitarian Doctrine Of God

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    JESUS AND HIS FATHER The key to the Trinitarian doctrine is the Father-Son relationship. In Christian theology, God is symbolised as a divine Father primarily because Christ is symbolised as the divine Son. Not the other way around. The Gospel of Mark describes Jesus as the Son of man and the Son of God. The contrast and connection are dramatically portrayed in the anguish of the Gethsemane prayer where Jesus begins: “ “ Mark 14:36.The untranslated Aramaic address to the heavenly Father, abba, seems

  • Christian Rock And Roll Essay

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    Throughout the discourse surrounding the genre of Christian rock, it is often relegated to critical ridicule and audience’s disdain. Perfecting a Creed impression is an old comedic punching-down pastime, and those engaged in genuine listening are excluded from the joke. According to Randall J. Stephens, author of The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ’n’ Roll, Christian rock’s public reception as “dorky” and “uncool” lies in the paradox of being sincerely insincere

  • Blessed Be Meaning

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    Blessed be is a sacred term that has fallen into misuse in the modern days. Today the term is used many ways such as a greeting or farewell much like the Christian, God Bless you, to have a blessed day. The term is used to invoke the blessing of the divine in a person during a ritual and should not be used in a frivolous way. Over use of the term in the wrong context takes away the power of the term. The term is primarily used in the Wicca faith. It is used as a part of the Drawing Down the

  • Confirmation In The Twelfth Century

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    the general term “sacrament” was getting broader and more vague. So, the Second Council of Lyons stated that “there were only seven official sacraments of the church” (108). The explanations were then laid out and became more uniform and standardized. We can attribute Thomas Aquinas for our modern-day discussion and understanding of the sacraments. Confirmation is one of the seven critical rituals that christians undergo in their spiritual journey. It is “a special moment when Christians consciously

  • Discussion On The Dichotomy Between Active And Passive Christians

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    church today is between active disciples and passive Christians. We know that the Bible teaches that all Christians are disciples and all disciples are Christians. However, vast numbers of people quickly identify themselves as Christians but are slower to recognize themselves as disciples. Once while speaking about discipleship, I asked the audience of 100+ long time Christians/church-goers to raise their hand if they considered themselves Christians. Immediately every hand shot up. I then asked for

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer's 'Cheap Grace'

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer Questions 1. What does Bonhoeffer mean by the term “cheap grace”? Factually, By the term “cheap grace” Bonhoeffer was referring to a multitude of things. Quoted from his book, Cost of Discipleship, he said “The preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without Church discipline,” are among many phrases he used to describe “Cheap Grace.” He also used phrases like “Communion without confession,” and “absolution without contrition.” He after stated that

  • Christianity In The Early 20th Century Essay

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    In the early 20th century, a reawakening of Christianity emerged This spiritual revival emerged and drastically changed the face of Christianity in the later part of the century. Out of this Christian revival several movements were birthed and philosophies were revolutionized, from the dawn of the modern evangelical movement to social justice initiatives, which still shape society in the present day. In this essay, we will explore why this spiritual awakening occurred, what were its impacts during

  • B F Skinner's Theory Of Behaviorism

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    human choice. Christians term this idea with the name “predisposition”. The belief in predisposition is that God has a plan for each and every one us and that individuals do not have control over their own lives, rather, that everything is predestined for them. Predisposition echoes the idea in Behaviorism that Skinner outlines, that we are unable to truly make personal decisions. Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Christians choose to

  • How God Became King Analysis

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    involves the epicenter of practically the entire Bible, and thus the entire Christian message, there is no doubt that it is worth bringing to the table and clarifying. This then, is the point of the gospels that Wright is trying to get at: Jesus came to reestablish his kingdom. Wright begins by clearly stating the problem that he has with certain interpretations or ways of observing the gospels. His problem is that the Christian creeds do not seem to do a decent job of integrating both the ends and

  • Christianity In A Community Research Paper

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    influence of Christians in a community Nova Southeastern University RESD 600 Summer Term 2017 Peterson Philippe   Table of Contents Abstract 2 Introduction 3 Research questions 3 Limitation of the study 4 Literature review 5 Christianity. 5 Community. 5 Christian role on their community. 6 Method 7 Sample Selection 7 Research Design 7 Survey 7 Interview 8 Data analysis 8 References 9   Abstract The main purpose of this paper involves discovering the impact of Christians in a community

  • The Idea Of Purity In The Christian Religion

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    Purity is an idea derived from the Christian religion that has been used multiple times throughout the bible. The idea of purity is one that is up to opinion. Many see the term purity as being an adjective describing one who lacks knowledge about oneself. Others who are faithful in the Christian religion may define this term as one who has a freedom from adulteration or contamination. Purity is first mentioned in the bible in the story Adam and Eve. The story goes that God warns the people of the

  • Rabbi David Chernoff's Messianic Judaism

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    beliefs of the followers of these religions, the traditions that they uphold, and the identity of their respected ancestors. Fisher describes Judaism as, “ having no single founder and central leader group making theological decisions.” In religious terms, Jews are those who experienced their long and often difficult history as a continuous dialogue with God. In a religions sense, Israel refers to all those who answer the call of God, through the Torah or teaching given to the patriarchs, Moses, and

  • Robert Coleman Evangelism Master Plan Summary

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    Robert Coleman's Evangelism Master Plan is a clear and biblical perspective on discipleship. Perhaps that is the reason why great evangelists like Billy Graham recommend it as a sure model. The author sees discipleship as a way of life and a continuous cycle of the church, not as a plan for a few months. Many churches today lack a solid discipleship plan, perhaps because they think it is an additional burden for leaders and the pastor, however, I believe that this book provides an easy guide for

  • The Importance Of Inadequacy

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    allowing us to know first-hand, how the people we are trying to reach are feeling in their present existence, thereby breaking down barriers and earning the trust of the people to whom we are hoping to minister. First, we must die to self, becoming Christians in the truest sense, seeing our vocations as giftings from God, given to us as tools for walking out our faith. We must clearly hear, without doubt, God speaking to us, proceeding only after we receive succinct instruction from our heavenly Father

  • Kevin J. Vanhoozer's Everyday Theology

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    16). Then the author calls Christians to interpret the signs of the times after learning how to read and write culture; something he calls cultural literacy. In order to read the signs of the times, people need to engage with their context in an active and critical way. Context refers to the physical places where people live their daily lives, and also the moral, intellectual and spiritual atmosphere in which they find experiences. Thus, everyday theology equips Christians to understand and interpret

  • Summary Of The Bible Makes Sense By Bonhoeffer

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    How does Bonhoeffer speak to the opposite extreme? That is, what does the call to Christian community mean to the introverted anti-social Christian? Can a person live just as much of a fulfilled life for the Kingdom through engrossing one’s self into theological study and writing to inspire the populace without actually interacting with humanity? We can see in the epistles of the Bible that often the apostles took this position when they were isolated in exile from the community, proving that one

  • Modern Day Cultural Issues In The Secular Creed By Rebecca Mclaughlin

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    today’s world. She speaks as someone who has experienced same-sex attraction and still managed to become a renowned Christian speaker. The main idea of this book is to present Christians, as well as anyone else who would read it, with the real biblical views on topics that are so heated today. The first chapter of the book talks about race. McLaughlin talks about how the Christian community of America helped to stir up the notion that racism is embedded deep inside each of us. She

  • Jesus Made In America Analysis

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    value and want in their spiritual lives, rather than what is Biblical and upright. The book follows American history from the time of the Puritans to present day, looking at issues like Christian music, movies, marketing and politics tackling all of these issues in the terms of when they were popular in Christian culture. Toward the end of their time together Jesus asked his disciple Peter who he would say that Jesus is, Peter replied by saying that Jesus was the Messiah, the one who had come to