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    handle the issue of sin simultaneously. Men and women who struggle with sin are not welcomed in our buildings because their sin looks different than ours. How or will we ever be able to overcome this without compromising our beliefs? After reading Noll’s book, The Work We Have To Do, we can see that our Church needs more heroes of the faith such as Daniel Payne. Payne lived through a time where the Church was attempting to overcome the sin of racism. Just after the Civil War had been fought, Payne began to help open churches for the AME. He preached a strong message of inclusiveness, and he preached even stronger against those who were not allowing people in. He said, “I believe that the pastor who could turn away from God’s sanctuary any human being on account of color was not fit to have charge of a gang of dogs (Noll 77).” If more churches loved inclusively like we are called to do, I believe more lives would be freed from the bondage of sin, and thus, causing our churches to…

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    Philosophy Of Doing Pastoral Ministry Church Revitalization Church Revitalization is the process of renewing the passion and desire of a stagnate or declining church to grow. True revitalization can only be achieved through prayer and guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is best to make modifications and/or changes that are led by the Lord. Revitalization can be achieved by introducing a sense of urgency to a congregation. It should be noted that revitalization is a process not a program; therefore…

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    I broke the folkway, or the minor everyday social habit, of appropriate topic of dress at church (Lecture). Outside of school, I am a peer to peer sex educator for Planned Parenthood, because of this I own Planned Parenthood clothing. I attended three conservative churches dressed in a t-shirt, hoodie and jeans. The t-shirt is bright pink and says “Planned Parenthood” on the front in lighter baby pink. Over this, I wore a light grey zip-up sweatshirt which stated “Teen Council” on the front and…

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    I attended my very first worship service on November 22, 2015. It was at Destiny Christian Church. Destiny Church is a non-denominational church that believes that God has a perfect will for us, to give tools to be successful Christians, and to provide practical advice to live a life that portrays God’s love. Their mission is, to reach the lost, restore the fallen and renew the passion. They have a three part philosophy; belong, believe, and become. They believe that anyone can belong to…

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    In chapter 18 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor the main idea is how drowning is symbolic of baptism. In Morrison’s Song of Solomon, Milkman gets wet three times, an allusion to the form of Christian baptism in which the person is submerged three times in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. But it is not always baptism, it can mean something different like in Africa, drowning is associated with the Middle Passage. The Middle Passage is the mysterious, treacherous, and a…

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    Though family for one church might hold a different perspective in comparison to another church, at the same time, Galindo mentions that churches like to pay attention to what the culture around them, in other churches is. (16) This is to encourage a feeling that is deprived of any threat. I am reminded of my Field Site, the Evanston Vineyard Church which is a non-denominational church. This church focuses on hospitality, welcome, pastoral care, hospital visits, small groups, prayer teams,…

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    How are Christmas carols celebrated in many different ways? Well,according to research, in the Roman pagan festivals for the early Christians to avoid precautions they would deck their homes with Saturnalia holly or otherwise known as a mistletoe. The early church did not actually celebrate the birth of Christ in December until Telesphorus, who was the second Bishop of Rome had declared that Church services shall be held during the time of Christ being born to celebrate. However, no one…

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    given to someone that knows Christ. For grace means pleasure, delight, sweetness, favor that which affords joy and the merciful kindness from Christ. This grace the belongs to Christ…

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    Praxis Of Worship Essay

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    reform. But the impetus for social change now dwells outside the Church. The Church - the radix of human existence - is the first representation of God 's creative act in Jesus Christ. Therefore, Christian worship represents the first social reform. Divine worship prepares individuals and communities for social action. But if the praxis of worship contains cultural bias, ignores the disenfranchised, marginalizes children, shuns contemporary musicians, or denies female pastors, how then can…

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    Children in the bible times and even still today is some parts of the world are considered of no importance, expendable, in the way, not of any notice (Manning, 2002). But Christ noticed them just as he searches out each and every person. We each have to have a childlike faith and acceptance, trusting in the fact that we can do nothing to be good enough but that Jesus already did it all for us. Just as the little children of Christ’s day were not thought of as important, we must realize that…

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