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    theologian. However, he came from a family of brothers who considered the church to be “a poor, feeble, boring, petty, bourgeois institution.” He was an identical twin, and one of 8 children in his large family. Surprisingly, Bonhoeffer did not grow up in a family of theologians, but actually in a family of humanists who preferred to spend their holidays outside of the church (Marsh, 4) He was the son of one of the most famous neurologists in Berlin at the time who was the director for the center of nervous diseases at the University of Berlin. Dietrich…

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    youngest of his 3 brothers and was treated as such. The oldest brother, Karl Bonhoeffer, a chemist, had a very close relationship with Dietrich. Their mother, Paula von Hase, homeschooled Dietrich till the age of 8. She was a middle and high school teacher in an all girls school, in Königsberg, Germany. Paula was from a wealthy, upper class, family full of pastors and theologists. Unlike Paula’s aristocrat background, Dietrich’s father took honor in being a self made middle-class-man. Dietrich’s…

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    As Hays points out, an emphasis on the “realistic” approach to Christian ethics comes with one danger for the church which is that it could lose its own particular voice in the process. This danger is one that many churches have fallen into today, in an attempt to be contemporary to the culture, it has adopted many many values that are not in line with scriptural teaching. Thus we find that although his methodology is comprehensive, Niebuhr’s ethical position is too selective in its use of New…

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived a life that was fully dedicated to God. He was born into a religious family and decided at an early age that he was going to share the gospel with everyone he possibly could by becoming a pastor. Bonhoeffer went to seminary for a few years and then ran the Confessing Church- which pledged it’s allegiance to Jesus Christ first, not the government. The church was unfortunately shut down by the Nazi government. Later in his life Bonhoeffer was arrested and hanged for his…

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    I was not able to influence those people. I was great at inspiring, because I could smile and follow directions. I think each summer I picked up another skill off the what social management looks like. I began to be more confident in myself and my team. I began to find out more information about each church to know how to make the situation better. I learned that forming a relationship first and then trying to change was much better approach to being a catalyst for change. This past summer, one…

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    Introduction/ History Remembering one’s history is important in creating a productive and successful future. The Met does just that. During the early 1900s, the founding fathers of the Met experienced financial difficulties. These struggles helped orchestrate a new vision and inspired them to create an innovative PATH (prayer, attendance, tithes and offerings, and hospitable invitation), which continues today with nearly 1,100 members. The Metropolitan Baptist Church was established in 1917…

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    should be a repetition of creating more disciples and so forth. The question of are we doing things that we are called to do is brought up and it was especially concerned with us as people and not as the church building. With the advancement of women in the workforce and absentee fathers the church was needed more than ever for the development of families. Agencies and non-for-profits were created to support the youth because the adults were the sole focus of the church on at that time. The…

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    gives the building durability, strength and resistance against bad weather. Unlike the Chartres Cathedral, the construction techniques of the chapel is not as complex. The chapel does not have pointed arches, or flying buttresses to support the structure. It looks like the walls are the main supporting elements of the building. Although, the chapel has an elevated cylinder roof it does not have a clerestory, which is a part of a high wall that have windows that allow light to penetrate in the…

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    The Counter-Reformation, or the Catholic Revival was a period in church history from 1600 AD to 1960 AD and it was a response to the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation was a split from the Roman Catholic Church which began with Martin Luther followed by John Calvin and others (The Reformation - Facts & Summary - H...). It is said that the Protestant Reformation had begun with the publication of the “95 Theses” by Martin Luther(The Reformation - Facts & Summary - H...). The…

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    The fourteenth century was the last century before mayhem rang throughout the Catholic Church. In the beginning of the fifteenth century, the Church had become overrun with un-eligible bishops, priests, leaders, and weak popes. With the leaders of the Church so corrupted, many seized this opportunity to expose the workings of the Church and to challenge its doctrine. Although the pope responded to these challenges, a reformation occurred. This division of the church and people led to…

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