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Poems By William K. Floyd, William K. Floyd 2019 Harding University

Poems By William K. Floyd, William K. Floyd

John Allen Chalk: Personal Correspondence

No abstract provided.


Touro Torah Volume 4 Issue 9, Lander College for Women 2019 Touro College and University System

Touro Torah Volume 4 Issue 9, Lander College For Women

Yearbooks and Newsletters

Adar Sheini issue of Divrei Torah newlettter.


Collection 0180: Berlin Fellowship Collection, 1952-2015, Fuller Seminary Archives and Special Collections 2019 Fuller Theological Seminary

Collection 0180: Berlin Fellowship Collection, 1952-2015, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The Berlin Fellowship Collection, 1952-2015 consists of physical and digital materials received from the Berlin Fellowship U.S.A. and Berlin Fellowship, Germany. The records document the activities of an informal group of Presbyterian laypeople and pastors who maintained an ecumenical visitation ministry with Christians in the German Democratic Republic, 1961-1996.

Formats include subject files, correspondence, photographs, reports, minutes, financial records, clippings, scrapbooks, publications, audio cassettes, and digital files. Materials were created from 1952-1996.


Fostering Hope: The Christian Healthcare Chaplain In A Caring Relationship, Felix O. Otuorimuo 2019 Liberty University

Fostering Hope: The Christian Healthcare Chaplain In A Caring Relationship, Felix O. Otuorimuo

Masters Theses

In 2017, the data from suicide prevention resource center (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) showed an increasing rate of 10.6 million persons between the ages 18-65 that have had suicidal thoughts, a precipitating factor from hopelessness that triggers the goal of killing themselves. Given this challenge, the study seeks to understand how the Christian healthcare chaplain in a caring relationship, fosters biblical hope as spiritual care intervention to persons with suicidal thoughts to promote recovery, repair and restoration. The research was designed to use purposeful sampling to collect responses by anonymous online survey from 35 Christian healthcare ...


An Expositional Approach To The Parables Of Jesus And Applications For Unchurched Korean-American Christians, Junyong Cha 2019 Liberty University

An Expositional Approach To The Parables Of Jesus And Applications For Unchurched Korean-American Christians, Junyong Cha

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Korean-American churches like many immigrant churches often play a role as the ethical and cultural refuge for members. This failure to be a faith-based spiritual community causes ripple effects, in a negative sense, that pastors should not preach uncomfortable messages to the congregation and not to focus on spiritual matters and that this spiritual downspin leads to conflicts and frustrations in church and ultimately to numeral declining in either form of a church split or leaving church. While the reasons for leaving the church are varied, the ultimate source of individual believers’ healing, restoration, and growth is the Word of ...


Resolving Intergenerational Conflict Within The Rural Black Churches Of Central Virginia, Patrick Ward Bland 2019 Liberty University

Resolving Intergenerational Conflict Within The Rural Black Churches Of Central Virginia, Patrick Ward Bland

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this project is to assist church leaders and their congregations in the rural black churches in Central Virginia to become more aware of the intergenerational conflict that has governed and, in some instances, legitimated the church. Qualitative and quantitative analysis and academic research revealed a majority of rural black churches in central Virginia are challenged with limited increase in membership because of the frequency of blatant disregard shown among the various generations. This thesis proposes a biblical model for Christian pastors and church leaders to provide resourceful methods of leading their congregations into more productive growth.


Maximizing Discipleship Via An Adult Small Group Ministry, Wendell Jeff Jackson 2019 Liberty University

Maximizing Discipleship Via An Adult Small Group Ministry, Wendell Jeff Jackson

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Since its inception in 1996, First Redeemer Church has been firmly committed to Jesus’ commission to make disciples. While all of the church’s ministries aim to do this, First Redeemer Church relies heavily on its adult small group ministry to facilitate discipleship. One indication of this ministry’s strategic importance is the considerable financial investment the church has made, and plans to make, to provide on-campus spaces for adult education. Such investments have been considered worthy in light of the expected spiritual growth of the ministry’s participants and their involvement in and financial support of the church. This ...


Leadership Factors That Influence Church Growth For Western North Carolina Churches Of God, Harold Jordan 2019 Liberty University

Leadership Factors That Influence Church Growth For Western North Carolina Churches Of God, Harold Jordan

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this project is to identify and describe the essential leadership factors required to stimulate and sustain church growth for Church of God churches operating in Western North Carolina. This will be accomplished using a grounded theory research approach. Sample (N = 30) analysis of statistics provided by the Western North Carolina State Offices of the Church of God showed 3% of the churches in this region to have recorded significant overall growth in attendance and membership (=>10% per year) from April 1, 2014 to April 30, 2016. Few of the sampled churches recorded benchmark conversion growth for the ...


The Unifying Theme Of The Mind Of Christ In Philippians Demonstrated By Paul's Use Of Rhetorical And Linguistic Devices In An Oral/Aural Culture, David Alan Posey 2019 Liberty University

The Unifying Theme Of The Mind Of Christ In Philippians Demonstrated By Paul's Use Of Rhetorical And Linguistic Devices In An Oral/Aural Culture, David Alan Posey

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Among the debatable issues arising from Paul’s epistle to the Philippians are questions concerning the structure, integrity and thematic emphasis of the letter. This dissertation argues that the “Christ Hymn” (2:6-11) is the central point of a chiastic structure of the letter, establishing the “Mind of Christ” as the primary and, thus, unifying theme of this correspondence. Four primary fields of research lend support to this hypothesis. First, rhetorical criticism seeks to understand the meaning of the biblical text through recognized persuasive devices utilized within first-century literature and speech. Second, linguistic studies, in its simplest form, examines the ...


Frontmatter (Volume 39, Issue 2), Paul B. Mojzes 2019 Rosemont College

Frontmatter (Volume 39, Issue 2), Paul B. Mojzes

Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe

No abstract provided.


Moral Teachings In The Holy Books, The Bible And The Quran, About The Relationship Of The Human To Nature: A Macedonian Research Project, Ruzhica Cacanoska, Pande Lazarevski PhD, Margarita Matlievska PhD, Hanif Dauti, Vesna Zabijakin Chatleska, PhD, Gjoko Gjorgjevski PhD, Duca Zvrleska 2019 Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje

Moral Teachings In The Holy Books, The Bible And The Quran, About The Relationship Of The Human To Nature: A Macedonian Research Project, Ruzhica Cacanoska, Pande Lazarevski Phd, Margarita Matlievska Phd, Hanif Dauti, Vesna Zabijakin Chatleska, Phd, Gjoko Gjorgjevski Phd, Duca Zvrleska

Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe

The subject matter of this manuscript is the separation and actualization of the thematic areas of the holy books, the Bible and the Quran, in which the human-nature relationship is elaborated, indicated or specified. The emphasis is on the moral teachings contained in the holy books, the Bible and the Quran, which, refer to the human–nature relationship and their influence on the development of ecological awareness in that context, are supported by or grounded in the holy books. The empirical research point to the conclusion is that religion is an important source or basis of morality, and it determines ...


How Hugging Mom Teaches Me The Meaning Of Love And Perhaps Beyond, Ethan Trinh 2019 Georgia State University

How Hugging Mom Teaches Me The Meaning Of Love And Perhaps Beyond, Ethan Trinh

The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community

Hugging mom is unconventional in a traditional Vietnamese family. I write this piece to articulate my thoughts to describe different ways to look at the meanings of hugging. During my writing process, I use a walking meditation as a Buddhist practice to calm my mind so that I can see my true self and a clearer picture of different layers of the act of hugging. I believe hegemonic gender roles and patriarchy happen everywhere in the world, not particularly in Vietnam. I do not plan to devalue my home country’s cultural values in this paper. This is not the ...


The Walls Within Our Classrooms, Mary Beth Pollema 2019 Dordt College

The Walls Within Our Classrooms, Mary Beth Pollema

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Sinful hearts are prone to build walls that cause others to be excluded, but God has given us the ministry of reconciliation (II Cor. 5:18) that we are to bring to our classroom communities."

Posting about breaking educational barriers from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-walls-within-our-classrooms/


Medical And Ethical Issues And Latter-Day Saints, Kevin J. Black 2019 Selected Works

Medical And Ethical Issues And Latter-Day Saints, Kevin J. Black

Kevin J. Black, MD

Handout for a lecture in the Washington University School of Medicine elective course “Major religious traditions and health care.” This document represents my personal views and does not necessarily represent the opinions of the University or of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


What’S Down In Mdiv Town ...:Summer Time In The Springs!, Fernando Ortiz 2019 Andrews University

What’S Down In Mdiv Town ...:Summer Time In The Springs!, Fernando Ortiz

MDiv Update

Newsletter of the Masters of Divinity program at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University


All That Has Breath, Jeff Gladstone 2019 Dordt College

All That Has Breath, Jeff Gladstone

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Outwardly we grinned and hooted for the day’s technological success, but inwardly we knew the day had delivered to us a richer treasure."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­technology and aesthetics from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/all-that-has-breath/


Reconsidering Christianity As A Support For Secular Law: A Final Reply To Professor Calhoun, Wayne R. Barnes 2019 Texas A&M University School of Law

Reconsidering Christianity As A Support For Secular Law: A Final Reply To Professor Calhoun, Wayne R. Barnes

Washington and Lee Law Review Online

This symposium has revolved around Professor Calhoun’s article, which posits that it is completely legitimate, in proposing laws and public policies, to argue for them in the public square based on overtly religious principles. In my initial response, I took issue with his argument that no reasons justify barring faith-based arguments from the public square argument. In fact, I do find reasons justifying the prohibition of “faith-based,” or Christian, arguments in the public square—and, in fact, I find such reasons within Christianity itself. This is because what is being publicly communicated in Christian political argumentation is that if ...


A Qualitative Study Of Ramadan: A Month Of Fasting, Family, And Faith, Zahra Alghafli, Trevan Hatch, Andrew H. Rose, Mona M. Abo-Zena, Loren Dean Marks 2019 Brigham Young University - Provo

A Qualitative Study Of Ramadan: A Month Of Fasting, Family, And Faith, Zahra Alghafli, Trevan Hatch, Andrew H. Rose, Mona M. Abo-Zena, Loren Dean Marks

All Faculty Publications

Islam is a major world religion and the Muslim population is one of the fastest growing religious populations in the Western world, including in the United States. However, few research studies have examined the lived religious experience of U.S. Muslim families. Much of the attention on Islam among researchers and the media tends to be on controversial aspects of the religion. The purpose of this paper is to examine the unique religious practice of the month-long fast of Ramadan, especially its perceived role on marital and familial relationships from an insider’s perspective. Content analysis of in-depth, qualitative interviews ...


The Bridge Between Beauty And Functionality, Justin R. Vander Werff 2019 Dordt College

The Bridge Between Beauty And Functionality, Justin R. Vander Werff

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"While our human creatureliness and limited understanding often lead us to pit form and function against each other, God provides glimpses of their unity."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­balancing aesthetics and practicality in design from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-bridge-between-beauty-and-functionality/


Series Iii. Folder 7. Handwritten Notes, N.D, Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Iii. Folder 7. Handwritten Notes, N.D, Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

The final folder contains a miscellaneous assortment of letters, sermon manuscripts, and sermon notes or outlines. Topics include “Mutual Dependence” (1 Cor. 3), “A Stairway to Heaven” (Gen. 28:12), “The Misunderstood Christ” (Mark 15:36), and “The Looks of Christ” (several verses in Mark and Luke).


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