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Apologetics

Reasons for faith in Christianity including information on predictive prophesy, historical documentation, arguments for the existence of God, etc.


Ecclesiology

Papers on the nature of the Christian church with information on the body of Christ, Christian ministry and other key aspects of Christian community.


Old Testament

Information on certain Old Testament passages and concepts.


New Testament

Information on certain New Testament passages and concepts.


Counseling and Ethics

Information on topics such as roles of men and women, divorce, Christian ethics and more. 


General Theology

Overviews of who Jesus died for, our position in Christ, etc.


Ministry in Practice

Practical information on serving and ministering to others.


Church Movements in History

Studies of underground and house church movements of the past.


World Views

Reviews of other religions and belief systems.


Leadership

Resources for church and small group leaders.


Outlines & Charts

Brief overviews and charts on a variety of theological topics.


Book Reviews

Reviews and critiques of recent Christian literature by Xenos leaders.


Books by Xenos Leaders

An overview of the various books published by leaders in Xenos.

Category Archives: Conversation Paper Topics

Group 3 Video

Posted onApril 29, 2011bycmweid2

This video was made to supplement the presentation my group and I made. Our topic was social injustice, how it relates to the old testament and how it relates to the modern day world. Our prime example of social injustice … Continue reading →

Posted inConversation Paper Topics, Miscellaneous Discussion|

The battle of the sexes

Posted onApril 17, 2011bytdjohn8

After talking in class today about social equality and gender equality I found it almost ironic when I was working today because I had a discussion about gender equality with my one of my clients. I work as a personal … Continue reading →

Posted inClass Discussion, Conversation Paper Topics, Miscellaneous Discussion|

Eroticism and the Song of Songs

Posted onApril 10, 2011byAndrew Battista

When we encounter the Song of Songs, we read a strange book that seems to lie outside of the Old Testament’s theological triangle.  The Song is a compilation of erotic poetry.  At times it gets pretty explicit, or at least … Continue reading →

Posted inConversation Paper Topics|

Prospectus: OT Theodicy in Today’s Culture

Posted onApril 7, 2011bybethanyschuler

It’s easy to see the world as a bad place in today’s culture. So many horrible things happen to good people and why? Well no one quite knows the answer, but the Old Testament tries to shed some light and … Continue reading →

Posted inConversation Paper Topics, Research Essay Prospectus|

Futility: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Wisdom Literature

Posted onApril 3, 2011byAndrew Battista

Ecclesiastes and Proverbs represent our first significant foray into Old Testament theodicy. Both are collections of knowledge about life that seem to take the reader outside of the Bible’s “theological triangle.”  Ecclesiastes in particular dramatizes the teachings of “Koheleth, son … Continue reading →

Posted inClass Discussion, Conversation Paper Topics|TaggedEcclesiastes, God, Proverbs, theological triangle, Wisdom, wisdom literature|

Job and Evil

Posted onApril 3, 2011byAndrew Battista

Job is the quintessential example of Old Testament theodicy.  It is among the oldest parts of the Bible, and it asks questions that seem to occupy humans across cultures.  After reading examples from the text, consider the following questions.  Remember … Continue reading →

Posted inClass Discussion, Conversation Paper Topics|Taggedevil, Faith, Job, philosophy, suffering, theodicy|

Psalm 23 in Early Modern Culture

Posted onApril 3, 2011byAndrew Battista

On Monday’s class we’ll be considering one of the most famous poems in the Old Testament, Psalm 23.  Chances are, if you’ve heard of the Bible, you’ve heard of this poem.  For our class, we’ll read Psalm 23 as existing … Continue reading →

Posted inConversation Paper Topics, Supplementary Readings|TaggedEngland, lyric, pastoral, poetry, Psalm 23, Psalms, Renaissance, sheep|

The Aesthetics of Biblical Poetry

Posted onMarch 20, 2011byAndrew Battista

The “Reading Biblical Poetry” essay in the back of the Jewish Study Bible goes to great lengths to describe the form and function of biblical Hebrew poetry.  The chapter appears to be a smattering of information about formal devices and technical … Continue reading →

Posted inClass Discussion, Conversation Paper Topics|Taggedantithetical parallelism, biblical poetry, poetry, synthetic parallelism|

The Servant Songs

Posted onMarch 19, 2011byAndrew Battista

Next week, on Wednesday, we’ll be reading some sections of II and III Isaiah.  In addition to the selections indicated, please read Harold Bloom on the Suffering Servant.  This is a section from his book, Jesus and Yahweh:  The Names Divine.  … Continue reading →

Posted inClass Discussion, Conversation Paper Topics|TaggedCyrus, eschatology, Isaiah, Messiah, poetry, servant songs, Suffering Servant|

Psychological effects of Father/Daughter interaction

Posted onMarch 11, 2011bycmweid2

ENG 270 Lot and daughters My rough draft today is more like a mix of a draft and an outline. I have some book sources I plan on using and still have more researching to do. A couple things I … Continue reading →

Posted inConversation Paper Topics, Peer Review|

Posted onFebruary 25, 2011byAndrew Battista

Reading Focus: 1 Samuel 18-23; 2 Samuel 1. We’ve already seen how clothes function as a metaphors in the Joseph cycle.  The motif appears again in 1 Samuel (in many places, but most notably when David and Jonathan exchange clothing … Continue reading →

Posted inClass Discussion, Conversation Paper Topics|TaggedBromance, David, homosocial bonds, Jonathan|

Judges and Terrorism

Posted onFebruary 25, 2011byAndrew Battista

When reading through Judges, please consider especially chapters 13-16 There are several well-known episodes in the book of Judges, but perhaps none has drawn more attention recently than the account of Samson.   Samson’s calling as a Nazarite leader, his strength, … Continue reading →

Posted inConversation Paper Topics, Miscellaneous Discussion|TaggedJudges, royal ideology, Samson, Terrorism, violence|

Prospectus: Incest to save the human race?

Posted onFebruary 21, 2011bycmweid2

I think we can all recall the story of Lot and his two daughters. The story first starts out with Lot, being a humble host, welcomes in two men (really the angels sent from God) into his home. The men … Continue reading →

Posted inConversation Paper Topics, Research Essay Prospectus|

Deuteronomy and Revisionist History

Posted onFebruary 18, 2011byAndrew Battista

During the early part of this coming week, we’ll complete our reading of the Torah with Deuteronomy.  At first, it might seem odd that the book of Deuteronomy repeats many of the laws already mentioned in other places during the … Continue reading →

Posted inClass Discussion, Conversation Paper Topics, Miscellaneous Discussion|TaggedCharlie Wilson's War, conquest, Deuteronomy, history, ideology, revisionist history, theology, war|

Exodus and Theodicy

Posted onFebruary 4, 2011byAndrew Battista

One of the great scenes in the OT occurs in the beginning of Exodus (3:11-14), where God confronts Moses by a burning bush.  After some discussion between the two figures, God refuses to provide Moses with a name for himself, saying … Continue reading →

Posted inConversation Paper Topics, Miscellaneous Discussion|Taggedburning bush, covenant, Egypt, Exodus, Freud, God, Law, Moses, Oedipus, theodicy|

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