Ministry Of Jesus

The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church With the advent of the feminist movement, the role of women in all parts of society has come under increasing scrutiny. One area of recent controversy is the role of women in the Christian Church. Some churches whose traditions and practices are less rigidly tied to Biblical doctrines have begun placing women in leadership positions such as pastor or teacher. Other churches which interpret the Bible more literally have been slow to adopt such changes. Much of the
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia Euthanasia Euthanasia (Greek for ‘easy death’) is the practice of ending a life so as to release an individual from an incurable disease or great suffering. Voluntary euthanasia involves a request to terminate their life by the dying patient or that person’s legal representative. Passive or negative euthanasia involves not doing anything to prevent death that is allowing someone to die, active or positive euthanasia involves taking deliberate action to cause a death. The growth in the
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
Malcolm X 1. Many believed that the oppressed people needed a leader or savior who could improve their life conditions, and Marcus Garvey would fit that description. Marcus Garvey was a black leader who started a Back-to-Africa movement in the United State. Garvey\'s main beliefs were that blacks would never receive justice in the countries where most of the people were white. He preached that blacks should go back to Africa, their homeland, and settle there. With Malcolm X\'s father strong beli
Shua
Shua
shua Reflection Paper on Shua 1. The movie Shua opens with John 1:14. This passage is an appropriate opening for the movie because the passage describes Jesus becoming God’s word in the flesh. It describes Jesus as God’s actually son, that Jesus is the savior of the world and through Him we gain salvation. It also says that Jesus is human and he too does make mistakes and has feelings. 2. As the film began, the film felt happy. I thought that the movie was cute and funny. As the film went on, th
Women in Religion
Women in Religion
Women in Religion Religion has existed for as long as man has. Both men, and women believed in a superior being to explain the existence of life. Now with the different varieties of religions, men and women play different roles that are permitted by each one of them. Men are allowed to do as they please in the church as far as the worshipping of god is concerned, but women have been and still are restricted from performing some of the same task. Women are expected to follow and obey the word of
Christianity
Christianity
Christianity Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.1 A simple directive spoken by God himself through Jesus Christ in the Sermon at the Mount, this Great Commission has impacted a countless number of lives throughout the years. The command given by Jesus at that time was actually to act
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness Christ Jesus some two thousand years ago came into this world to bring redemption for our sins. He did this through his death and resurrection, or what we refer to as the pascal mystery. We still encounter the saving presence of the Lord in the sacraments and in the Word. In each and every sacrament we come face to face with the grace of God our Savior (Titus 2:11). It is this redemption of sins aspect of the sacraments that I will be examine. In the past couple of century we have
Priesthood
Priesthood
Priesthood The position of priesthood in the church has been evident since the earliest existence of the church. Jewish priests first were established in the seventh century BC performing religious ceremonies. They were even more established around 950 BC due to the establishment of the Temple in Jerusalem. The major role of the traditional Jewish priest was to perform sacrificial rituals. According to the Bible, the Temple was built as a place for God to live with the people. It was the holiest
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John Theocentric Studies-Part I February 2, 1996 The four Gospels are neither histories of the life of Christ nor biographies. They are portraits of the person and work of the long promised Messiah, Israel\'s King and the world\'s Savior. As portraits they present four different poses of one unique personality. Matthew by the Holy Spirit presents Christ as King, Mark as Servant, Luke as Man, and John as God. Although featuring Christ as King, Matthew sketches His role as
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ No other event in history has been the object of as much scrutiny and criticism as the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Christ is the basis upon which all Christianity stands. If the resurrection never happened, then there would be no Christianity, as the Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:14, And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. This is why opponents of the Christian faith have tried to attempt t
Baptism
Baptism
Baptism Baptism is the door to life and to the kingdom of God. Baptism in Christian churches, the universal rite of initiation, performed with water, usually in the name of the Trinity or in the name of Christ. Orthodox and Baptist churches require baptism by total immersion. In other churches, pouring and sprinkling are more common. Most churches regard baptism as a sacrament, or sign of grace; some regard it simply as an ordinance, or rite, commanded by Christ. Therefore, Baptism is the sacram
Corinthians
Corinthians
Corinthians Corinthians, the seventh book of the New Testament, was written by Paul to get across that Jesus is alive (15:3-18) and that we will be resurrected (15:35-38), among other things. Today there is no dispute that Paul is the author of I Corinthians. “Both external and the internal evidence for the Pauline authorship are so strong that those who attempt to show the apostle was not the writer succeed chiefly in proving their own incompetence as critics.”1 As internal evidence, Paul ident
Joseph
Joseph
Joseph Joseph Joseph was born in the royal line of King David, but in his time the descendents of David no longer held power or wealth. He left his ancestral home of Bethlehem in Judea to become a builder and carpenter in the town of Nazareth in Galilee. There he met Mary and became engaged to her. When she became pregnant before their marriage, he was uncertain as to what he should do. He finally decided to break off the engagement in accordance to the Law; but do to so quietly, so that she wou
The Elizabethan Age underwent a continuing crisis
The Elizabethan Age underwent a continuing crisis
Kkk The Elizabethan Age underwent a continuing crisis of religion that was marked by a deepening polarization of thought between the supporters of the recently established Protestant Church and the larger number of adherents to the Roman Catholic faith. Of these latter, Edmund Campion may be taken as the archetype. Well known as an Englishman who fled to the Continent for conscience\'s sake, he returned to England as a Jesuit priest, was executed by the English government in 1581 and was canoniz
THe Marriage Feast
THe Marriage Feast
THe Marriage Feast In Luke chapter fourteen, verses sixteen through twenty-four, Jesus speaks to the crowds about the parable of “The Marriage Feast.” The parable itself begins with a certain man who gives a great supper and extends his invitation to the rich and well to do. However, those invited begin to make excuses. One had bought a piece of ground and said he must go see it. Another had bought five yoke of oxen and wanted to test them. A third said he had just gotten married and could not c
Holy Year of Jubilee
Holy Year of Jubilee
Holy Year of Jubilee Holy Year of Jubilee The ultimate derivation of the word jubilee is disputed, but it is most probable that the Hebrew word jobel, to which it is traced, meant a ram\'s horn , and that from this instrument, used in proclaiming the celebration, a certain idea of rejoicing was derived. Further, passing through the Greek iobelaios, or iobelos, the word became confused with the Latin jubilo, which means to shout , and has given us the forms jubilatio and jubilaeum, now adopted in
Contemporary Thinkers: Plato, Aristotle, Augustine
Contemporary Thinkers: Plato, Aristotle, Augustine
Contemporary Thinkers: Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aguinas Question #1 : Please discuss the political organization of the Greek city- states, particularly Athenian democracy at the time of Pericles, Plato, and Aristotle. Also discuss the backgrounds of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and the fate of the Greek city-states historically. During the time of Pericles, Plato, and Aristotle, Greece was divided into city-states with a wide variety of constitutions, ranging from Sparta\'s military dictato
Jesus: The First Anarchist
Jesus: The First Anarchist
Jesus: The First Anarchist an essay by George Stark In God We Trust, reads the American dollar, mouths the American government. The bosses put their hands on bibles and take office, they put their hands on bibles and swear to be truthful and honest and follow the teachings of the people\'s God. But are they following God\'s will? Have they ever been? JESUS: AN ANARCHIST? Throughout history Jesus Christ has been regarded as a revolutionary, but an anarchist? Yes, the answer. As time has passed
The Use Of Propaganda In The Nazi Regime
The Use Of Propaganda In The Nazi Regime
The Use Of Propaganda In The Nazi Regime When one thinks of the term propaganda , what comes to mind? Would it bring a positive response? Would it bring a negative response? When one thinks of propaganda in association with the Holocaust, what comes to mind? A positive response or a negative response? Most likely a negative response. Why is propaganda any different from what any political party or regime does, namely to disseminate its views? Is propaganda simply the name we give to views which
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of the Christian faith. He was born in Bethlehem in what was then called Judea. No one knows the exact date of the birth of Christ, but he was born some 2000 years ago. The principal sources of information concerning Jesus\' life are the Gospels as read in the Bible. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Jesus was miraculously conceived by his mother, Mary. He was born in Bethlehem, where Mary and Joseph had gone to comply with the Roman order
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics, as described
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics, as described
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics, as described By Elisabeth Schuessler Firoenza Hermeneutics Seminar February 29/00 Box #260 Table of Contents I. Introduction………………………………………………………………..p.3 A. An Historical Overview…………………………………………..p.3-4 B. An Overview of Feminist Hermeneutics………………………..p.4-5 VI. Presuppositions A. Introduction and Preface to the Hermeneutics of ……………..p.6 Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza B. Scripture: Mythical Archetype vs. Historical Prototype………p.6-8 C. Egalitarianism and Gender
Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism About 2,500 years ago, an Indian prince named Siddharta Guatama, dissatisfied with his spiritually barren life, left his home, his wife, and his son and set out to find enlightenment. After a period of period of six years spent in constant searching, Guatama finally reached enlightenment, or Nirvana, while sitting under a tree in a long, profound state of meditation. Henceforth he became known as the Buddha (Clarke,149). In my religion Christianity, Jesus Christ was born on a “mission f
Patristic Views on
Patristic Views on
Patristic Views on Gender and Women Patristic History and Thought December 6, 2000 Women, gender, and the roles given or expected to play, have been of great debate throughout human history. In the last century, western society has undergone a dramatic shift in their understanding(s) of women. Women now have the vote, property rights and other important legal protections. Besides these legal guarantees, social attitudes and norms of the feminine have also changed. A women’s place is no longer “b
Jesus and Buddha
Jesus and Buddha
Jesus and Buddha Assignment week 10 Assignment 5-4 Portfolio Question Question # 1 The lives of Jesus and the Buddha are strikingly similar; each created a movement that bears the founder\'s name. A Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, sees Jesus and Buddha as brothers who taught that the highest form of human understanding is universal love. There is one great difference in the two religions however: a Christian never becomes Christ, while the aim of every serious Buddhist is to achie
Intro to Gospels
Intro to Gospels
Intro to Gospels Chapel In today’s chapel the Faith Team came to campus for a couple of days. This was a group of alumni that came and shared stories of their days at Ottawa University.. They talked about how going to Ottawa changed and affected their lives, and their faith. Our Provost, Maurice Bryan introduced Roger Fredrickson, the leader of our talk, and was then followed by the rest fo the group. I’ll go ahead, by naming some of the speakers and what they said about themselves. First to spe
Jesus
Jesus
Jesus If we investigate the NT we find numerous examples of who Jesus thought he was. There are those who object to using other sources in the NT besides the gospels. They claim that since it is not in the biography of Jesus himself it should not be used. Those people are forgetting one important fact, that is all of the epistles of Paul and most of the NT was written before the gospels. Therefore, they provide an even better source for what the eyewitnesses thought about Jesus. Paul for example
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church December 9, 2003 SOC of Religion The Role of Women in the Church With the advent of the feminist movement, the role of women in all parts of society has come under increasing scrutiny. One area of recent controversy is the role of women in the Christian Church. Some churches whose traditions and practices are less rigidly tied to Biblical doctrines have begun placing women in leadership positions such as pastor or teacher. Other churches which interpret the Bible
Luke
Luke
Luke The author of Luke wrote for a community which also awaited the arrival of God\'s Kingdom, but which was concerned about its life in another Kingdom.Tradition holds that the author of the gospel of Luke was a physician and a traveling companion of the apostle Paul. History offers no evidence to substantiate these claims, but the work itself suggests that it was composed by someone who lived in one of the cities where Paul had established his early churches. The composition and language of t
The Bible
The Bible
The Bible How did the Pharisees believe that they would obtain eternal life? By being related to Abraham. What was the Jewish traditional view of sickness and sin? How would they explain a man being blind? They believed that the only way to get sick was to commit a sin. Or if you were sick then you were sinful. They said the man who was blind either sinned himself or his parents sinned. What is the name of the small town outside Jerusalem? Bethany List the two women who lived in Bethany? Mary an
Two Empires in Japan
Two Empires in Japan
Two Empires in Japan Two Empires In Japan by John M.L. Young and The Christian Confrontation with Shinto Nationalism by Kun Sam Lee were the two books I used for this topic. The former, an intimate 100 year chronicle of the persecution by the Asian government with their demands that all people bow in Kyujo-yohai, ( worshipping the Imperial House from afar); and the struggle of the Japanese Christians in times of compromise and triumph under such totalitarian pressure. The latter a more detailed
WHAT'S INFLUENCING YOU?
WHAT'S INFLUENCING YOU?
WHAT\'S INFLUENCING YOU? INTRODUCTION Life is about making decisions. We decide daily about things like morality (should we cheat or take the honest route at school), sexuality (should we sleep with the person we are dating), and economics (what job should we look for). These decisions determine the course of our lives, and ultimately the place where we spend eternity, for the greatest decision is to decide to follow Christ or Satan. We all like to think that we are unique and that we are entire
Defining Social Ministry in the Local Community Co
Defining Social Ministry in the Local Community Co
Defining Social Ministry in the Local Community Context Monday, March 08, 1999 The Social Ministry of the Church Dr. David Maldonado Perkins School of Theology Mid Term Paper Submitted by: Jerry L. Johnson The social ministry is the first and foremost responsibility of the church today. In order for the church to do the work of Jesus Christ and of an Almighty God it must take the church outside of the institution itself. James 1:27 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is thi
Rhetorical Questions about Mark
Rhetorical Questions about Mark
Rhetorical Questions about Mark In the fifth chapter of Mark, we find an extremely interesting combination of two stories concerning faith: the story of the raising of Jairus’ daughter from the dead (5:21-24, 35-43) and the story of the healing of the woman who had a hemorrhage for 12 years (5:25-34). The story of the woman with the hemorrhage is embedded in the other story. This literary technique is known as an intercalation or “sandwich” structure. Scholars have attempted to explain the inter
Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics Introduction to Paper The passage that I chose to do my exegesis on was Ephesians four verses twentyfive through thirtytwo. This is significant from a practical perspective, It gives us step by practical solutions on how to live as Children of the light I have not completed any Greek or Hebrew courses, but am currently enrolled in Greek 1A. Outline of the book The following survey of the book of Ehesians is based upon the paragraph breaks contained in the New International Version
Culture from Cranium
Culture from Cranium
Culture from Cranium Eliot Brown 12/12/1997 Throughout the history of anthropology it has been a popular view that people are largely products of their culture, and not the other way around. Yet culture is an exclusively human phenomenon. While it is true that everyone lives within a cultural context, and that context accounts for varying degrees of who that person is (indeed, there are those who say that certain people are wholly products of their culture), the reverse is also true. Each person
BAHAI FAITH
BAHAI FAITH
BAHAI FAITH In the middle of the 19th century, there emerged in Persia (now Iran) a new religion the Bahai faith, which had its roots in Islam (see Islam). Orthodox members of the Shiah sect of Islam believe that the 12th and last imam, or successor of Muhammad, disappeared in the year 878 and will one day reappear to save the world. For a short time after his disappearance there was a succession of people who assumed the title of the Bab (meaning the gate) and acted as spokesmen for the imam.
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church With the advent of the feminist movement, the role of women in all parts of society has come under increasing scrutiny. One area of recent controversy is the role of women in the Christian Church. Some churches whose traditions and practices are less rigidly tied to Biblical doctrines have begun placing women in leadership positions such as pastor or teacher. Other churches which interpret the Bible more literally have been slow to adopt such changes. Much of the
THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY
THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY
THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY Religion is an impulse to explain. A natural impulse that everyone has and everyone one grapples with. It’s an impulse that, sadly and ironically, has been exploited to convince people to take actions that defy and demean that impulse. These exploiters are the ruling elite of nearly every society, in every era. It’s not hard to understand the false sense of security and comfort of faith that religion provides. Religious faith, which is a set of rules, is a tool used by
Physician- Assisted Suicide
Physician- Assisted Suicide
Physician- Assisted Suicide Recently, a patient with throat cancer was transferred to Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Halifax from Moncton Hospital. Queen Elizabeth II Hospital is a cancer specialty hospital. Six weeks after the transfer, the patient died and was returned home for burial. The family was shocked to find a doctor, who worked in the intensive care unit, was charged with first degree murder of a patient who was diagnosed with throat cancer. In Oregon, physician- assisted suicide was