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Pentecost 20 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 20 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Gleaning As A Transformational Business Model For Solidarity With The Poor And Marginalized, Bruce D. Baker 2016 Seattle Pacific University

Gleaning As A Transformational Business Model For Solidarity With The Poor And Marginalized, Bruce D. Baker

SPU Works

“Gleaning” refers to the mandate within the Mosaic Law that harvesters should leave behind “gleanings” for the sake of the poor who subsist on the literal and figurative margins of society. Although this biblical mandate is generally neglected and considered irrelevant in modern business practice, it holds powerful lessons to help guide modern businesses into transformational solidarity with the poor and marginalized. This paper interprets the biblical significance of gleaning, to discern how the principles of gleaning, though rooted in ancient agrarian culture, might be applicable to modern business which is generally far removed from agriculture. The exegesis and analysis ...


Pentecost 19 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 19 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Pentecost 18 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 18 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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The Grace Of God In The Law Of Moses: A Second Look At Israel’S Written Code, Jeffrey S. Krause 2016 Liberty University

The Grace Of God In The Law Of Moses: A Second Look At Israel’S Written Code, Jeffrey S. Krause

Fidei et Veritatis: The Liberty University Journal of Graduate Research

For centuries, the Mosaic Code (“MC”) has been viewed as Israel’s prescriptive legislation, whereby Jewish leaders were to judge infractions by the “letter of the law.” This view is one which permeates both pulpit and pew alike, even in this modern era. However, recent developments in scholarship are challenging this understanding of MC, concluding instead that this “law code” was not utilized in Israelite jurisprudence, but rather as a covenant contract that worked not prescriptively in the lives of the Jews, but rather descriptively, in that it relayed the heart of YHWH to its reader. Accordingly, MC was to ...


Pentecost 17 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 17 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Pentecost 16 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 16 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Spiritual Innovation: A Faith-Based Model To Equip Men To Become The Spiritual Leaders For The American Family In Crisis, Leonard Kitchens 2016 Liberty University

Spiritual Innovation: A Faith-Based Model To Equip Men To Become The Spiritual Leaders For The American Family In Crisis, Leonard Kitchens

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The American culture is experiencing the degradation of the family. James Dobson describes this as “America in peril.” This is not solely because of lack of spiritual leadership in the household, but the lack of which is a prominent factor for the American family in crisis. Through qualitative and quantitative analyses of 203 Christian men, this doctoral project identifies shortfalls, provides evidence of biblical responsibility, and develops a model to assist Christian men to lead their families spiritually, which is the mandate of God. Proposing a faith-based approach to preserving the Christian family, this thesis underlines the importance of the ...


Pentecost 15 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 15 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Pentecost 14 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 14 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

No abstract provided.


(En)Visioning Resistance: Applications Of The Battlefield Myth In The War Scroll As A Window Into The Theological Development Of The Community, James R. Prather 2016 Abilene Christian University

(En)Visioning Resistance: Applications Of The Battlefield Myth In The War Scroll As A Window Into The Theological Development Of The Community, James R. Prather

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The War Scroll (1QM) from Qumran is a composite document and is the result of a complex redactional process. It is the goal of this thesis to provide a historical proposal for the redaction of 1QM based on conflicting eschatological combat theology found within. Beginning with the earliest roots of ancient Israelite combat mythmaking and its continued evolution into the late Second Temple Period, writers appropriated and adapted the Israelite Battlefield Myth to envision theologies of resistance against oppression. Looking at the various adaptations and the social milieu in which each was written, it is possible to identify different trajectories ...


The Root Of וְשַׁבְתִּי In Psalm 23-6.Pdf, Philomena M. French 2016 Independent Researcher

The Root Of וְשַׁבְתִּי In Psalm 23-6.Pdf, Philomena M. French

Philomena M French

The correct root of וְשַׁבְתִּי which is found in Psalm 23:6 has occasioned a considerable amount of scholarly debate.  As it is written in the Masoretic Text it should be interpreted as coming from the root שׁוב and this is how it is invariably interpreted on the nine other occasions on which it is found in the Tanach. 

This paper proposes that the root of the final verb in Psalm 23v6 is שׁוב and that this is a finite verb which reflects repeated action.  The form of the verb - the waw consecutive perfect ...


Pentecost 13 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 13 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

This PDF comments on the Propers for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Series C and offers ideas for proclamation and preaching.


Pentecost 12 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 12 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

This PDF comments on the Propers of the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Series C, and offers up ideas for proclamation and preaching.


The Gospels Of Matthew, Mark, And Luke And The Acts Of The Apostles [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair 2016 Department of Religiion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California

The Gospels Of Matthew, Mark, And Luke And The Acts Of The Apostles [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair

Religion and Philosophy Course Materials

A detailed study of the New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke and of the historical Jesus. We will reconstruct the social setting of each gospel and examine the gospels' major theological themes. Then we will examine the life, teaching, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Some attention will also be paid to the contents and message of the Acts of the Apostles.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate:

  1. A knowledge of the social settings of the New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke and the Acts of the Apostles
  2. a knowledge of the basic theological ideas ...


The Gospel And Epistles Of John [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair 2016 Department of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California

The Gospel And Epistles Of John [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair

Religion and Philosophy Course Materials

This course will study the major themes of John's Gospel and Epistles. It will pay special attention to the gospel's Christology and presentation of the stages in the Christian spiritual life.

Student learning outcomes: Students will:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge of the social setting and major ideas of the Johannine Epistles
  2. demonstrate a knowledge of the social setting of John's Gospel
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the Gospel's major themes, especially, its Christology and its presentation of the stages in the Christian spiritual life
  4. reflect on whether the course material is helpful in the students’ own quest for ...


The Book Of Revelation [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair 2016 Department of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California

The Book Of Revelation [Course Lecture Notes], Scott Gambrill Sinclair

Religion and Philosophy Course Materials

An examination of the context, message, and contemporary relevance of this extraordinary final book of the Christian New Testament.

Student Learning Outcomes: Student will demonstrate a knowledge of

  1. the literal contents of the Book of Revelation
  2. the cultural and/or historical situations to which they respond, and 3) the enduring theological perspectives that appear in these responses.


Formulating An Intentional Curriculum For Spiritual Leadership Development At The West University Church Of Christ, Daniel A. McGraw 2016 Abilene Christian University

Formulating An Intentional Curriculum For Spiritual Leadership Development At The West University Church Of Christ, Daniel A. Mcgraw

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This project addresses the lack of a formal curriculum for spiritual leadership formation in the West University Church of Christ in Houston, Texas. While the West University Church of Christ has been blessed by strong congregational leaders in both the past and present, recent conversations revealed the need for a deeper connection to God and a better understanding of spiritual leadership on the part of the congregation’s leaders. The problem I identified was a lack of understanding about spiritual leadership in contrast to secular understandings of leadership and the lack of a formal curriculum to help address this problem ...


Ashes In Bethel: Bearings Of Second Millennium Bce Ugaritic Mythology Upon First Millennium Bce Israelite Religion, Taylor Thomas 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Ashes In Bethel: Bearings Of Second Millennium Bce Ugaritic Mythology Upon First Millennium Bce Israelite Religion, Taylor Thomas

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Pentecost 11 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Pentecost 11 Series C 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

This PDF comments on the Propers for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Series C, and offers up ideas for preaching and proclamation.


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