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  • St. Patrick Informative Speech Essay

    We all come from different backgrounds and places. On March 15, 2017, I attended a speaker I thought would help me gain better knowledge on my Irish heritage. Professor Fredrick Suppe, of Ball State University, gave a forty-five-minute speech on the history of St. Patrick. He gave this informative speech at Bracken Library in room 104. The general purpose of his speech was to inform. We know this because he wanted to inform us on the history of St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day. During the speech, he spent the first thirty minutes discussing the life of St. Patrick and his journeys. Some of these include, when he was taken to Ireland at the age of sixteen, the meaning behind the clover and how he used it to show God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and how he died in 400 AD. He then spent the rest of the speech explaining how thousands of years later St. Patrick’s Day evolved into the holiday it is today (Q1). This topic Professor Suppe presented is a subject that does not receive much discussion. Therefore, the central message of this speech was to inform an audience on a part of history that is unclear to many people. Many think that St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate Irish Heritage. They are not wrong, but he wanted his audience to understand from whom they were really celebrating. He made this message indefinable within the introduction saying, “Many people do not know much information about St. Patrick.” The central message was able to be seen because…

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  • The Shortcomings Of The Protestant Revolution

    embodied at the heart of the Protestant Revolution, was that all Christians have the right to interpret the Bible for themselves.” However, this dangerous new idea brought about developments which no one could have predicted. It caused chaos, controversies, debates and, in general, a situation which caused havoc in the church. There emerged from this spiritual democracy several movements whose goal and purpose were spiritually correct but whose interpretation were different thus creating…

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