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    Cecil Robeck’s The Azusa Street Mission and Revival offers the response of on African American church to the social and religious segregation we learned from last weeks reading of Methodists and the Crucible of Race. As a licensed Nazarene pastor, I enjoyed that we were also given a reading that revealed the Holiness movement’s response to the dark times of segregation in our country. In The Azusa Street Mission and Revival Cecil Robeck’s explains that the worship practices of the black church tradition sparked a revival in the midst of a nation in social and religious turmoil. In order to illustrate Robeck’s argument we must first dissect the cultural setting of American prior to the revival, explain the black church aspects that sparked the revival, and finally review Robeck’s thoughts on what ended the revival. Robeck explains that the Azusa Street Revival had strong ties to American slavery and the bondage of blacks in our country. The most evident link to slavery laid in the heritage of William Seymour, the pastor of the revival, who was the son of two slaves. Because of this William Seymour understood firsthand…

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    the most rapidly growing element within Christianity today. With its growth in Asia, Africa, and South America, what started as a fringe movement in Kansas and California at the turn of the 20th century has turned into a global movement that has had a profound impact on mainstream Protestantism. As Robert Owens writes, “What began at this Azusa Apostolic Faith Mission in April of 1906, can be described either as the greatest Christian revival in American history or as the most influential…

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    According to Women in Scripture, “Although these versus are not missing in any New Testament manuscripts, v. 34 and 35 are found after v. 40 in several bilingual Greek/Latin manuscripts.” Consequently, there is ongoing debate about whether Paul wrote these versus or not and these judgements will continue to be discussed in Christian communities to this day. There are numerous issues as evident that Paul’s argument about women’s coiffure in Church, which is ambiguous and two-sided. As a result,…

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    Who would have ever thought in a million years that I, Bridgett Fifer would be speaking to people about the goodness of God? Although I was raised in the church, I did not always comply with the rules and regulations of the church or listen to God. God has a way of using our adversities and life experiences to bring us back to him. We are given the choice; choose you this day whom you will serve. For many years I chose the worlds way. It wasn’t until I had a Job experience that I found myself…

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    I was standing in the middle of the hall at Church on the Rock in Toronto, Canada, a completely foreign environment where I knew no one other than my father who stood beside me throughout a religious experience that has in some sense, changed my outlook on Christianity. From a young age my father had instilled the importance of faith within our household, motivating my family and I to attend church every Sunday and most importantly, to read the Bible and apply the principles to our daily life.…

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    Ken Archer Essay

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    There is a divine calling on Theologian’s Ken Archer’s life. Born in Ohio, his parents, Ken and Charlotte Archer were always very loving, supportive and encouraging of anything he wanted to do. He is very thankful towards them for all that they have done for him. At the age of nineteen, Dr. Ken Archer accepted the Pentecostal way of life, it is evident that God has a plan like no other on his life and has used him in many glorious ways. His in-laws, Revd Norman and Nancy Beetler, introduced him…

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    Are Humans Selfish Essay

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    As time goes on, the question of whether humans are selfish or not becomes a controversey and is widely disscussed. After reading true stories of unfortunate situations and observing many reaserches, it all becomes clear that mankind is greedy and will do anything to benefit themselves. Authors such as;Charles Montgomery, Todd Schwartz, Richard Lemiux and John Chapman knew this all along and that is why they chose to share their eye-opening stories and research with the public. In any time of…

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    by a Weather Channel Meteorologist. And I’ll be honest, at a times it has felt so much easier to just be black. Being a minority is hard enough, but being a minority of a minority? That 's simply too hard sometimes. Too much ignorant questions to answer to and too little time to educate that ignorance, and sometimes you can frankly tell that they genuinely don 't care enough to want to be educated. But I’ll take the time to do so today, because knowing about where I came from very much will…

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    It was a good idea that you used logical reasons from the beginning especially after the story you started about the parents that do not like the trash around there children at school. You stated, “City Hall needs to respond to your needs, and to meet those needs on the street, by cleaning the streets and keeping it clean for the youth.” That itself covered the reason behind why you did all these things such as the trash cans. You gave a logical reason of why you are doing this and why we should…

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    a whole as a result. As of today, many of the people who desperately need healthcare cannot afford it. Having healthcare available to everyone is something that the government needs to prioritize. Allowing only those who can afford treatment is wrong and will cause people to continue to distrust the government to the needs of society as a whole. In order for the government to improve, the voices of everyone must be heard. With a topic such as universal healthcare, where everyone would benefit…

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