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  • Apollinarianism Essay

    means that the members of the church are called to deliver the good words and make new disciples of people throughout the church and world. These congregations should be like Apostles for the Bible and the works of Jesus Christ. The practice of Ecclesiology comes from the idea of restoring the church to the one that Christians read about in Acts. Christians have to learn that the church is going to fold, but the only way to help the process of changing the church is through continuous prayer and…

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  • Theological Convergence Summary

    H. Edward Pruitt starts 100 Years of Theological Convergence: Edinburgh 1910 to Lausanne 2010 with an introduction. In this introduction, he starts off with his thesis; “This thesis argues that a theological convergence developed out of the ecumenism that existed within the Edinburgh 1910 Global Missions Conference, and that this ecumenism grew from Edinburg 1910 until the Lausanne Movement that began in 1974, at which point it began to flourish” (Pruitt 5). He then defines some terms and lists…

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  • The Importance Of Being Spiritual But Not Christianity

    ecclesial dimension of the faith through the use of models empowers one with the tools and language to enter more intimately into the mystery of God. However, they cannot solve the mystery of God but further unpack it. Christians exist as an ecclesiology community that interprets and seeks understanding of the mystery of God individually and together. The faith cannot be separated from the individual and the Church. For without both, it cannot…

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  • Congregational Analysis

    How best should pastors present the Gospel to their congregations? This question plagues every pastor. Effective communication of the Gospel should be the primary goal of any local pastor. One cannot effectively communicate the Gospel without taking the dynamics of their hearers into consideration as part of the preparation of delivering a sermon. Tisdale advocates for careful congregational exegesis as part of any good sermon in her book Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art. Tisdale suggest…

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  • What Is Sanctification?

    Sanctification: Finally, after working through the meat of the ordis salutis, I arrive at the heart of soteriology: sanctification, a union with Christ, and a covenantal partnership with God to be kingdom-bringers. Although sin nature still affects us as Calvin notes, the election and mercy of God, the imputation of Christ, and the impartation by the Holy Spirit lead me to a point in which I no longer am defined by my sin nature. Literally, my sin nature died when Christ died. When Jesus died…

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  • Analysis Of 1 Peter Epistle

    Both tradition and the internal evidence of 1 Peter agree upon the authorship of this epistle. 1 Peter 1:1 claims Simon Peter the apostle as the author of this letter. One of the original twelve disciples, this Peter is the only one mentioned in the New Testament. In 1 Peter 5:1, the author claims to be a “witness of the sufferings of Christ”. Along with this internal evidence, various early Christian sources also agreed that Peter was the author. The epistle also has a strong influence…

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  • The Apostles Creed Analysis

    begin with the essay will define a Creed, later providing context as to why they were. Furthermore, the essay will explain and explore numerous avenues for the Church initiating the creation of Creeds, issues, Church identity, theology, evangelism, ecclesiology, and politics. A Creed has been described as an expression that elaborates on essential Biblical truths, with an attempt to try and encapsulate scripture (Bromiley, 1984, pp283), leading to the definition of a Creed as, “a concise…

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  • Practicing Christian Doctrine Chapter 7 Analysis

    Chapter six of Practicing Christian Doctrine, by Beth Felker Jones, chiefly discusses Christology and the various heresies that have surrounded it over the years. Christology, which is the study of Christ, helps one to learn more about Jesus and his identity and how to live a good Christian life by forming a relationship with the Lord. In order for Christology to work, the person of Jesus must be known and a major idea discussed in this novel is homoousios, Jesus is full and truly God. Two other…

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  • Galatians Sparknotes

    While there is controversy about the authorship of Galatians due to the style and context of the book, it is evident that the author is Paul according to most historians. James Boice notes in his commentary, “Paul, as the author, is mentioned by name not only at the beginning (1:1) but also toward the end of the letter in verse (5:2).” The first people who first became known as the Galatians were known as Celts from the barbarian tribal stock, also known as the Gauls. There are difficulties in…

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  • Being Consumed By William T. Cavanaugh: Analysis

    William T. Cavanaugh, a professor of theology at DePaul University whose passion is seen in political theology, economic ethics and ecclesiology has once again written an attention-grabbing book on economics. In “Being Consumed” the writer challenges Christians to put forward our values in the current economy. He does not give a black or white answer to matters such as the free market, consumerism, globalization, and scarcity rather succeed in unveiling what they are, what they portray to be,…

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