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    In the aftermath of the enlightenment, which led to a revolutionary use of human reasoning over God’s will, the colonial religious society was in desperation for a revival to restore dependence towards God. Among the revivalists came Jonathan Edwards, a puritan reverend, speaking a sermon to a Christian congregation in Connecticut with the purpose of turning people back to God and persuading them to repent, through fear of what would occur if they chose the otherwise. Edwards effectively persuades his audience by his use of analogy, imagery, and accusatory tone. To begin with, Edwards had strong use of analogy throughout his sermon in order to effectively show the audience’s helplessness relative to the omnipotence of God. The first metaphor…

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    do not know if it is true, can he separates how he feels about the church with how the client is feeling? From personal experiences I have had a counselor who could not separate the church from the counseling. She would bring in religious aspects the few times I went to her, and it was not something I brought up myself. Yes, I chose to go to such a place, however I did not know that religion was going to be the main theme of the sessions with this particular counselor. That experience has…

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    Nonfiction versus fiction is very different for me. Fiction stories are usually intriguing, filled with suspense and drama. They always have an unexpected twist that keeps you wanting more. With nonfiction, the stories are about personal experiences and not always as exciting as a fictional story. If the nonfiction story is not correctly written, the story becomes very boring. For this assignment, I chose Joan Didion’s On Going Home and Langston Hughes’ Salvation. The two stories had an area…

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    The bell is tolling once again as the congregation makes their way to the church. They take their seats at per usual, and wait for Mr. Hooper to arrive. The people of the church have gotten so used to the Minister’s black veil, that they are not even phased anymore. As Mr. Hooper makes his way into the church, he greets, nods, and repeats as he makes his way down the center aisle. Mr. Hooper notices that the gray haired man who usually sits in the aisle is not present. He is a little confused…

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    chapel depicting the Savior’s journey to Golgotha. The priest, dressed in a red-violet robe (as this was during Lent, I discovered) and the altar boys carried a large wooden cross and candles towards the front of the chapel. A female leader of the congregation gave a short sermon on the need to trust in God, to rely on Him for all of our needs. After her sermon there were three other lectors who discussed the need to give to the poor, to do what we can to uplift others and to encourage other…

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    Maxwell's Reflective Essay

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    Maxwell lists a few types of thinking: poor thinking (negative progress), average thinking (no progress), good thinking (some progress) and great thinking (great progress). Minister 's need to articulate their own thinking to the members. The author lists eleven skills that good thinkers must have. They must think with the big picture in mind and yet also keep focused on the task at hand. While being creative (innovative) they must know their limits based on reality. Being strategic and…

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    engage in the concept and calling of The Upside Down Kingdom. I further hope to engage the congregation, as well as individuals, in new ways of thinking about liberation, ethics, and justice. Within the context of the Abundant Life Center, I believe the true meaning of these words have been minimized or lack of direction given in our ministries. Kraybill states, for example, “Justice has become a worn out, hallow expression, an abstract and detached battle cry.” The congregation struggles,…

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    Although his resurrection is significant, his transcendence is lived forever to those of related experience. Lastly, questions about the Church concerning the role they played Gutierrez suggests that the mission of the church is to be actively supporting the poor. In efforts to do so, the Church created intuitions to exercise religious practices, studies, and other physical activity. Gustavo’s representation of Liberation Theology in Latin America influenced many to continue revolution of the…

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    Notre Dame is an adventure that will develop more than just your intellect. Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, believed that to provide a true education “the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.” What excites you about attending Notre Dame? (required response, 150-200 words) I am excited about attending Notre Dame and discovering that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The world class education offered by its dedicated professors, the…

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    be fluent English speakers. Martin Espada and Richard Rodriguez, two revered essay writers both possess conflicting opinions about how bilingualism should be handled. Espada believes that language has ties to culture, and they should all be preserved; however, Rodriguez’s view of bilingualism is more methodical, he thinks learning the language used for public communication is the most beneficial method, regardless of any cultural ties that may be abandoned. Martin Espada’s view of bilingualism…

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