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United Methodist Discipline and Polity Application Essay

… United Methodist Discipline and Polity

Describe the nature and mission of the Church: what are its primary tasks today?

The United Methodist Church has its roots founded in Christianity and believes in the Holy Trinity, Jesus, the Holy Spirit that the bible reflects the word of God, and the ideas that human beings were made in the image of God; these are all highly Christian beliefs. According to the official website of the United Methodist Church, the church believes that it is their duty to make disciples of Jesus Christ (2011). What this translates to transforming the world. Basically, the UMC reaches out to individuals, welcoming them into the church and tries to connect them to the gospel so that everyone can embrace the gospel…. [read more]


United Methodist Church the Structure and Mission Book Report

… United Methodist Church

The Structure and Mission of the UMC

As Thomas Frank recalls the early days of his childhood driving along the country roads as his father made his pastoral rounds, he realized that the United Methodist Church (UMC) formed an integral part of the American landscape. He recalls that in almost every town one could find either a Methodist, Evangelical United Brethren, or United Methodist Church. He also realized that the church body is unified, because his father knew someone in every congregation that they passed on the route (Frank, p. 15). It was not individual churches, but parts of a whole. This review will explore Thomas Frank's exploration of the UMCand the struggles with its structure, governess, and stated mission.

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Methodist Contributions to the Christian Tradition Essay

… ¶ … Christianity

John Wesley's many distinctive contributions to the Christian movement certainly set a worthy and powerful example for those Methodists who were to follow him and emulate his grace generations later. His iconic example, his organizational work and sermons planted the seeds for the good works that Methodists would actively engage in many years later -- and continue to do in the 21st Century. This paper will review many of the contributions that Wesley and the Methodists have made to the Christian movement, including the Methodist's moral decisions vis-a-vis social policy that reflected conscience-driven principles.

In the book Wesley and the People Called Methodists (Heitzenrater, 1994) the author touches on Samuel Wesley's son John as he makes what is apparently his first significant…. [read more]


Religion Entered the 18th Century Research Paper

… She had printed in Philadelphia a pamphlet of twenty-four pages entitled "The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee, a Colored Lady, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel" to let others know of her work and her mission. She also kept a journal while traveling which would later be transformed into her autobiography.The expanded version appeared in 1894 as: Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel. To meet travel expenses and room and board, she sold her book at church meetings and while she was on the road.

The book was met with some controversy since the book questioned sexism in the church. It was also controversial due to the…. [read more]


Social Justice and the Gospel Essay

… Over the last three to four decades, the global landscape has changed to embrace a process called globalism. Globalism is a key change in that economic, political and cultural movements throughout the world move closer together as a result of economic cooperation and communication. Globalization has shrunk many aspects of the world that prevented social justice in the past. The Internet is available almost everywhere, the news media accesses even the darkest regions or states, and it has transformed the way culture, society, and the economy work in the modern era. The world is richer than ever, communicates more, trades more, and cooperates more than ever. To date, the most robust paradigm of globalization has been the way many countries are integrating themselves with each…. [read more]


Nursing and Women's Roles Pre-And-Post Thesis

… Thomas Branagan wrote in The Excellency of the Female Character Vindicated that men would "sin and sin again" because they could not help themselves (quoted by Welter, 47). But a woman, Branagan asserted, was "stronger and purer" and had the resolve to resist a man's desire to "…take liberties incompatible with her delicacy" (Welter, 47).

However, if a woman should acquiesce to a man's attempts to engage in sexual activities, Branagan asserted in his book, "You will be left in silent sadness to bewail your credulity, imbecility, duplicity, and premature prostitution" (Welter, 47). The advice given to women in the early 19th century, as presented by Welter on page 62, clearly appears to the 21st century reader as propaganda designed to keep women in subservient…. [read more]

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