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  • Women Preaching in the Church

    Women Preaching in the Church

    There has been disagreement among Christians and in the last few years on the question of women preaching. The scope and degree of disagreement varies depending on cultural and denominational conditions. The focus of this paper will be on women preaching in the context of Tanzanian Adventism. Some of those who oppose women preaching base their argument on some Pauline texts which they allege prohibit women from preaching. They argue that, based on the uncleanness

    Essay Length: 3,656 Words / 15 Pages
    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: David
  • Word Study

    Word Study

    In this particular passage, the key words are elementary principles, wisdom, appearance, revealed, glory, live, commandments, raised, set your minds, and hidden. The word, “elementary principles” would seem like it was pretty self-explanatory, but it has a wide range of meanings. There were no figures of speech or synonym usage, but quite a few conflicts in Scripture. In the NIV, it says “self imposed worship, their false humilty”; in the NASB it says “self

    Essay Length: 636 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Mike
  • Words of Wisdom in the Bible

    Words of Wisdom in the Bible

    C: RELY ON GODS RESOURCES His Sprit I cor 3:16 Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? I cor 2:12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. His Strength Isiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am

    Essay Length: 1,066 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Anna
  • Work, Play, and Worship in "whose Life Is It Anyway?"

    Work, Play, and Worship in "whose Life Is It Anyway?"

    In the film Whose Life Is It Anyway? we are introduced to the character of Ken. Ken’s life is changed after a life-altering car accident leaves him a quadriplegic. Ken, being unable to live the life he is accustomed asks to be released from the hospital and refuses medical treatment. Throughout this paper I will delve into the roles that work, play, and worship played in Ken’s life both pre-accident and post-accident. The roles of

    Essay Length: 2,246 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • Workplace Ethics

    Workplace Ethics

    The judicial system in the United States is in desperate need of Christians with high ethic principles to take control of our courts. More Christian lawyers in our courts is one way of getting ethics into the judicial system. There are major controversial issues lawyers encounter when dealing with their clients and business in general. Firstly, many people question if an honest lawyer can defend a guilty client. “t is true that a lawyer is

    Essay Length: 472 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • World Religion

    World Religion

    Religion is a hard word to define. Some might define religion as believing in a high power, deities, or a single God. Others define it as a belief system that has more to do with culture and traditions being past down from generation to generation than anything. According to (n.d.), religion is define as the belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe. No

    Essay Length: 2,178 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Andrew
  • World Religion Report

    World Religion Report

    World Religion Report The religion I chose to gather further information in order to gain more knowledge on the subject is Hinduism. I currently live in a small town in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Most of the religion practiced in our community is Catholicism, which I practice to. I found a gentleman who is different amongst the community who practices Hinduism. I have conducted a formative interview in order to find the information

    Essay Length: 2,113 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • World Religions

    World Religions

    Zen Lifestyles For this project my topic was the Lifestyles of Zen Buddhism and I learned a lot of things that I didn't know came with this religion and I really got to expand my mind on it. Most of Zen Buddhism is pointed toward simplicity and the truth. Everything else comes secondary. With in this Zen religion it contains methods, practices and influences that are expressed daily in a Zen Buddhists' life. In Zen,

    Essay Length: 802 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Mike
  • World Religions

    World Religions

    Religion Early Civilizations • Practiced animism (Zoroastrianism) and polytheism • Animism: the belief that spirits are present in animals, plants and other natural objects • Polytheism: a belief in many gods • Believed that the success of their harvest depended upon the blessing of the Gods. • Religious priest were considered as a link between the gods and people and held a lot of power. • Priests collected the crops as taxes for their service

    Essay Length: 324 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Monika
  • World Religions Report

    World Religions Report

    World Religions Report This report will be an in-depth and inside look at the Pentecostal Christian denomination. Pentecostalism is a newer branch to Christianity, and actually had roots in Methodism. Pentecostal is one form of conservative Christianity and developed from the Holiness Movement around the early 1800’s (Christian Meta Groups, 2007). The Articles of Faith are Christian dotrines that the Pentecostals follow such as the Bible being inspired by the word of God, the creation

    Essay Length: 2,112 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Bred
  • World Religions Report

    World Religions Report

    Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recounted in the New Testament. As of the early 21st century, it has between 1.5 billion and 2.1 billion adherents, more than any other religion, and representing about a quarter of the world's population. It is the state religion of at least sixteen countries. Its followers, known as Christians, believe Jesus to have been the Son of God and

    Essay Length: 1,759 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Bred
  • World Religions Report

    World Religions Report

    Jesus and Muhammad were the two most influential people in all of religious history. From the moment Jesus and Muhammad were born, they taught many people about their religions and their teachings continued into the future. In the year 6 B.C.E.(before common era) the son of God, Jesus Christ was born near the town of Bethlehem. (Fisher, 2006) About 600 years later in a town called Mecca, the Prophet Muhammad was born. The experiences of

    Essay Length: 1,179 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Stenly
  • World Religions Report

    World Religions Report

    World Religions Report Justin Fox Western International University HUM 127 Religions of the World Jim McAlhaney December 3, 2006 Here is a riddle. When does 1.5% equal 50%-70%? The answer? When discussing the percentage of Mormons in the United States of America compared to that of Salt Lake City, Utah (Demographics) (Salt Lake). The numbers can be a point of some debate but using even the most moderate numbers are astounding. What do we know

    Essay Length: 2,094 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Tasha
  • World Religions Report: Catholics

    World Religions Report: Catholics

    The world has more than a billion Catholics and with the ever growing religion, it will only get larger in number. To be a Catholic means to have complete faith in God and his divine grace. Having God’s divine grace means to obey it and keep it holy as it was created by God and given to his people. The religion itself is based on this and the people take it very seriously. Catholics believe

    Essay Length: 1,922 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Worldview Essay

    Worldview Essay

    Worldview Essay A person with a Christian worldview understands that God is good, holy, and pure. He wants the best for his children. God is not only a loving God, but He is just (Exodus 33:19-20. 34:6-7). Therefore, since he is good, he can only create good. The Bible says that He has created us with good thoughts and has given us a future and a hope. Mankind, the earth, and all the living beings

    Essay Length: 741 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: regina
  • Worldview Essay (no God Ect, I Got an A+)

    Worldview Essay (no God Ect, I Got an A+)

    Worldview Essay (No God Ect, I Got An A+) When you hear preaching from a pulpit telling us that we should all be "good" and obey God's law, it is hard to dispute, and yet it is often very disturbing. Sure it's true that we all have a rebellious nature and tend to shy away from rules and regulations, but there is something much deeper going on here. Even sincere believers who've known God for

    Essay Length: 403 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2008 By: Monika
  • Worship Vs Doctrine

    Worship Vs Doctrine

    For centuries, Christians have debated as to whether doctrine or worship was more important. This debate has been the cause of wars and the splitting of the Christian world in many separate factions. But in the end, no matter how much this is debated, the truth is worship is more important than any doctrine. Worship is the act of physically showing what it is that a community believes, it is the acting out of doctrine.

    Essay Length: 1,079 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Steve
  • Yin-Yang: A Taoist Symbol

    Yin-Yang: A Taoist Symbol

    Yin-Yang: A Taoist Symbol Introduction It’s everywhere. The classic yin-yang symbol, seen more and more these days, is a circular symbol, half-black and half-white, with a small dot of white on the black side, and a small black dot on the white side (see example in Appendix A). It is recognized by most people. This symbol is also called the Tai Chi Tu. The term "yin-yang" is drifting into popular speech, usually along such lines

    Essay Length: 1,055 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Yoga and Christianity

    Yoga and Christianity

    Today, many people are taking up yoga techniques for physical exercise, and most don’t know the history of yoga. They believe there is nothing wrong with implementing this form of exercise into their daily regiment to promote a more healthy body. However, the practice of yoga is much more than a system of physical exercise for health. Yoga is an ancient path to spiritual growth, and originates out of India where Induism is practiced. The

    Essay Length: 1,874 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • Zen and Buddhism

    Zen and Buddhism

    Zen is a branch of Mahayana Buddhism which strongly emphasizes the practice of meditation. It emerged as a distinct school in China (as Cha'an) and spread to Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and, in modern times, the rest of the world. The common English name derives from the school's name in Japanese, zen (禅). History Traditionally, Zen traces its roots back to Indian Buddhism; it takes its name from the Sanskrit term, dhyāna, which means meditative concentration

    Essay Length: 858 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Zen Buddhism and Japan

    Zen Buddhism and Japan

    Zen Buddhism and Japan Japan and the development of Zen Buddhism went hand in hand towards the beginning of the sixth century. Buddhism was in full bloom in India and the Chinese were adapting it to there Lifestyle when several Japanese clans began picking it up. Zen Buddhism Zen Buddhism is a combination of Indian and Chinese thought process revolving around the world as it is and the discipline of finding enlightenment. The idea

    Essay Length: 1,856 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Zen Buddhism from a Western Perspective

    Zen Buddhism from a Western Perspective

    Zen Buddhism from a Western Perspective University of Phoenix World Religious Traditions Zen Buddhism from a Western Perspective Introduction The student’s thesis for this paper is elements of Zen Buddhism can benefit a person of any faith or of no faith.Religion plays a role in today’s world both spiritually and in society. A full spectrum of wars being waged to peace agreements being reached can be traced to religious roots. Some fanatical religion zealots

    Essay Length: 656 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Zephaniah


    Zephaniah ZEPHANIAH A. Judgment upon all nations, especially upon Judah: 1. The word of the Lord came to the prophet 2. The whole world to be punished for ignoring the moral law of the universe. 3. The judgement will fall especially upon Jerusalem and Judah 4. The judgment is described 5. The day of judgment is near and its devastation will be great B. A plea for repentance: 1. All the people of earth are

    Essay Length: 724 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Edward
  • Zephaniah Essay

    Zephaniah Essay

    Zephaniah Essay The book of Zephaniah contains messages of divine judgment against Judah and Jerusalem, as well as against other nations. It addresses a rare concentration of references to central issues in the history of ancient Israel. Idolatry, violence, and deception abound in Judah when Zephaniah began prophesying. Zephaniah’s prophesying made it clear that Yahweh would execute vengeance upon unrepentant wrongdoers. His adverse judgments would be visited not only upon Judah and Jerusalem, but also

    Essay Length: 1,476 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Vika
  • Zoroastrianism


    Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest living religions. It was the religion of the ancient Persian Empire. Its origins are a mystery. Today, it is a relatively small religion with only about 250,000 followers. Even so, this religion cannot be overlooked because of its great contributions to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The major scriptures are the Gathas. These are hymns of early Zoroastrianism and are considered the very words of the prophet Zoroaster. All

    Essay Length: 408 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Zoroastrianism


    "Zoroastrianism is the oldest of the revealed world-religions, and it has probably had more influence on mankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith." Mary Boyce. horizontal rule Introduction: Zoroastrianism is a small religion with about 140,000 members. Yet its importance to humanity is much greater than its current numbers might suggest, because: bullet Their theology has had a great impact on Judaism, Christianity and other later religions, in the beliefs surrounding God and

    Essay Length: 814 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: regina
  • Zoroastrianism


    Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions in the world today. Its adherents number 250,000, but thousands of years ago it was the state religion of the mighty Persian Empire and one of the most powerful religions in the world. In this paper I will tell you about the history of Zoroastrianism and its founder, Zoroaster, also known as Zarathushtra. I will discuss their scripture, doctrines, and end by examining in detail the

    Essay Length: 1,327 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • ‘only God Has the Right to Interfere with Our Genes' Do You Agree?

    ‘only God Has the Right to Interfere with Our Genes' Do You Agree?

    The word gene comes from the word for ‘origin’ in Greek. Genes are sections of DNA that determine the structure of a protein. They are the foundation of all life on earth. They form and decide the characteristics of every living creature and the genes that exist today are there because they have been successfully reproduced in the past. The DNA that determines the person that we grow into is created from half of each

    Essay Length: 1,346 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Fonta
  • “the Church”

    “the Church”

    Baptism is the first ordinance of the gospel. It can be explained as a ceremony, in other words, according to Jesus Christ, people were born of the water and that’s why this rite is related with going into water. “Then shall he immerse him or her in the water, and come forth again out of the water.” The most important thing though is to believe and want to repent yourself or to get rid of

    Essay Length: 713 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Edward

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