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ET-302: Christian Theology 2

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Nazarene Theological Institute (Africa Region)

COURSE: ET 302

Christian Theology 2 is part of the approved course of study leading to ordination in the Church of the Nazarene, Africa region. For further information on the various certificates or the diploma in theology, please consult the NTI Program Handbook.

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BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! Interpreting Words and Images in Revelation.

The purpose of this essay is to suggest that Revelation could be interpreted as a series of images and sounds, rather than as a text, full of words. I have not done a full content analysis, but a quick review yields a number of clues to sensory images: “Revelation” itself is a visual term. The book itself was meant to be read aloud “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear it.” Rev. 1:3. One problem with a purely linguistic interpretation is the details.

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“We’ve Got Spirit, Yes we do:” Sanctification in the Acts Church

Abstract: The Greek word pneuma offers insight into the difference between salvation and sanctification as understood by the Acts church. Salvation is cleansing from sin, symbolized by water images including water baptism. Sanctification is filling with the Holy Spirit, symbolized by air images including a dove. The word pneuma means spirit, breath, air, or wind. This essay suggests that the Acts church would have conceived of sanctification as exchanging our human breath, for the Holy Breath of God.

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“Why Can’t We All Just Get Along:” A New Norm for Managing Conflict in the Church.

ABSTRACT The Jesus Model of conflict management has important implications for the future of the church. If we can make this the standard operating practice in our congregations, then we can manage potentially destructive situations. This essay presents a definition of conflict: An expressed struggle between two interdependent parties over perceived scarce rewards, incompatible goals, or unfulfilled expectations. There are several important ideas about conflict: it is unavoidable, sometimes unresolvable, but manageable. There are three basic components of conflict: ego, stasis, and pseudo.

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Presentation: Global English and the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene

Presented at the Faculty Research Symposium, Trevecca Nazarene University, 12 November 2018.

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00015015

School of Christian Ministry

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The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, A.M., Vol. VIII

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Thomas Jackson
John Wesley

Appeals and Minutes.

“The Other Side of Eden”

The Other Side of Eden : Genesis 4:1-14

January 24, 2019

APNTS Chapel Service

Cobb Center

11:00 AM

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DO: Engaging Youth in Discipleship

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Lisa Aparicio
Jaime Román Araya
Nicholas Barasa
Milton Gay
Nabil Habiby
Andrea Sawtelle
Bakhoh Jatmiko

It is too easy to assume that discipleship is happening just because our youth show up at church. The reality is that discipleship can be a part of every gathering — whether formal or informal — if you are giving careful attention to modeling the way of Jesus and inviting youth to follow. Engaging Youth In Discipleship will help you think intentionally about how you are growing in your love of God and love of others and how you are teaching others to do the same. It will help you see even the little moments of daily life as opportunities for shaping your youth to be more like Jesus.

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