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Abram Edward Fitkin (September 18, 1878 – March 18, 1933) was an American minister, investment banker, businessman, public utilities operator, and philanthropist, who founded and ran dozens of companies, including A.E. Fitkin & Co.; the National Public Service Corporation; the United States Engineering Corporation; and the General Engineering and Management Corporation, which by 1926 managed 178 utility companies in 18 US states and over 1,000 local communities.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Acts of the Apostles (Πράξεις τῶν Ἀποστόλων, Práxeis tôn Apostólōn; Actūs Apostolōrum), often referred to simply as Acts, is the fifth book of the New Testament; it tells of the founding of the Christian church and the spread of its message to the Roman Empire.
Africa Nazarene University (ANU) is a private Christian-founded university in, Kenya, and an affiliate of The Church of the Nazarene Colleges and Universities around the world.
Agnosticism is the view that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable.
Alexandria is a city in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States.
An altar call is a tradition in some evangelical Christian churches in which those who wish to make a new spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ are invited to come forward publicly.
Ambrose University is a private Christian liberal arts university located in Calgary, Alberta.
The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) was among the first American Christian missionary organizations.
Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Indiana, United States.
Arminianism is based on theological ideas of the Dutch Reformed theologian Jacobus Arminius (1560–1609) and his historic supporters known as Remonstrants.
Ashland is a home rule-class city in Boyd County, Kentucky, in the United States.
Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as APAC, Asia-Pac, AsPac, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean.
Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) is a graduate-level theological institution located near Metro Manila in the Philippines.
Aspen is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States.
In western Christian theology, atonement describes how human beings can be reconciled to God through Christ's sacrificial suffering and death.
The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, subsequently Avenue Road Presbyterian Church,the Avenue Road United Church and later Church of the Nazarene, was a church located on Avenue Road on the northeastern corner of Roxborough Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand.
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Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into Christianity.
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Büsingen am Hochrhein ("Buesingen on the High Rhine"), commonly known as Büsingen, is a German town entirely surrounded by the Swiss canton of Schaffhausen and, south across the High Rhine, by the Swiss cantons of Zürich and Thurgau.
Believer's baptism (occasionally called credobaptism, from the Latin word credo meaning "I believe") is the Christian practice of baptism as this is understood by many evangelical denominations, particularly those that descend from the Anabaptist and English Baptist tradition.
Benjamin Franklin Haynes (1851–1923), usually known as B. F. Haynes, was a Methodist and later Nazarene minister and theologian from Tennessee.
Bethany is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
Bible colleges (sometimes referred to as Bible institutes or Theological Institute) are Protestant Christian institutions of higher education that prepare students for Christian ministry with theological education, Biblical studies and practical ministry training.
Bible Missionary Church, founded in 1955, is an evangelical, holiness Christian denomination headquartered in the United States.
William J. Gaither (born March 28, 1936) is an American singer and songwriter of Southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music.
Bioethics is the study of the ethical issues emerging from advances in biology and medicine.
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In some Christian movements, particularly in Evangelicalism, to be born again, or to experience the new birth, is a popular phrase referring to "spiritual rebirth", or a regeneration of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit, contrasted with physical birth.
Bourbonnais (pronounced or) is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States.
Sir Brian Souter (born 5 May 1954) is a Scottish businessman and philanthropist.
Brisbane is the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.
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Brock Speer (December 28, 1920 – March 29, 1999) sang bass for the Speer Family Southern Gospel musical group and was a leader in Southern Gospel music.
Bryan P. Stone (born 1959) is an American theologian who is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Boston University School of Theology, and a Co-director of the Center for Practical Theology.
A budget is a financial plan for a defined period of time, usually a year.It may also include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows.
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Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta.
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Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity, Reformed Protestantism, or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.
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The camp meeting is a form of Protestant Christian religious service originating in England and Scotland as an evangelical event in association with the communion season.
Campinas (Plains or Meadows) is a Brazilian municipality in São Paulo State, part of the country's Southeast Region.
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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
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Cape Town (Kaapstad,; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa.
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Cape Verde or Cabo Verde (Cabo Verde), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.
The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean) and the surrounding coasts.
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Caril Ann Fugate (born July 30, 1943) is the youngest female in United States history to date to have been tried for first-degree murder.
Carla D. Sunberg (born July 1, 1961) is an American ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, administrator, academic, author, speaker and former missionary and registered nurse, who is the 2nd woman elected as a General Superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene, and was the first woman and the 10th person elected as president of Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS).
Charles Raymond "Charlie" Starkweather (November 24, 1938 – June 25, 1959) was an American teenaged spree killer who murdered eleven people in the states of Nebraska and Wyoming in a two-month murder spree between December 1957 and January 1958.
Charles Bradley Templeton (October 7, 1915 – June 7, 2001) was a Canadian cartoonist, evangelist, agnostic, politician, newspaper editor, inventor, broadcaster and author.
Cheonan (Cheonan-si, sometimes spelled Chonan or Ch'onan) is a city located in the northeast corner of South Chungcheong, a province of South Korea, and is 83.6 km south of the capital, Seoul.
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Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
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A Christian denomination is a distinct religious body within Christianity, identified by traits such as a name, organisation, leadership and doctrine.
The Christian Holiness Partnership is an international organization of individuals, organizational and denominational affiliates within the holiness movement.
In Christianity, ministry is an activity carried out by Christians to express or spread their faith, the prototype being the Great Commission.
Christian perfection is the name given to various teachings within Christianity that describe the process of achieving spiritual maturity or perfection.
A church is a Christian religious organization or congregation or community that meets in a particular location.
The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) is a holiness Christian Movement with roots in Wesleyan pietism and also in the restorationist traditions.
A cigarette is a narrow cylinder containing tobacco that is rolled into thin paper for smoking.
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Clergy are some of the main and important formal leaders within certain religions.
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Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality that is the largest city by area in Colorado as well as the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County, Colorado, United States.
A commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good.
The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.
Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves.
The conditional preservation of the saints, or commonly conditional security, is the Arminian belief that believers are kept safe by God in their saving relationship with Him upon the condition of a persevering faith in Christ.
Congregational churches (also Congregationalist churches; Congregationalism) are Protestant churches in the Reformed tradition practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.
Congregationalist polity, or congregational polity, often known as congregationalism, is a system of ecclesiastical polity in which every local church congregation is independent, ecclesiastically sovereign, or "autonomous".
Contextual theology or contextualizing theology refers to theology which has responded to the dynamics of a particular context.
Conversion to Christianity is a process of religious conversion in which a previously non-Christian person converts to Christianity.
Crystal Lynn Lewis (born September 11, 1969) is an American contemporary Christian and gospel vocalist, songwriter and author.
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
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Cupertino is a U.S. city in Santa Clara County, California, directly west of San Jose on the western edge of the Santa Clara Valley with portions extending into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.
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Darrel R. Falk (born 1946) is an American biologist.
Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016) was an American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian, and mother of the actress and writer Carrie Fisher.
Divine grace is a theological term present in many religions.
In religion, divinity or godhead is the state of things that are believed to come from a supernatural power or deity, such as a god, supreme being, creator deity, or spirits, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy.
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Doctor of Divinity (DD or DDiv; Doctor Divinitatis) is an advanced or honorary academic degree in divinity.
Donna Fletcher Crow (born 1941) is mystery writer known for historical Christian fiction.
The Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is a private, coeducational college of the liberal arts and sciences in Quincy, Massachusetts, near Boston, in the New England region of the United States.
Edgar P. Ellyson (1869 - 1954) was a minister, theologian, and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
An editor-in-chief, also known as lead editor, chief editor, managing or executive editor, is a publication's editorial leader who has final responsibility for its operations and policies.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.
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Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S. Representative for from 1965 to 1972 and as the 50th Governor of Louisiana for four terms (1972–1980, 1984–1988 and 1992–1996), twice as many elected terms as any other Louisiana chief executive.
An episcopal polity is a hierarchical form of church governance ("ecclesiastical polity") in which the chief local authorities are called bishops.
Esther R. Sanger (1926–1995) was the founder of two nonprofit organizations: the Quincy Crisis Center, based in Quincy, Massachusetts, and the Mary–Martha Learning Center in Hingham, Massachusetts.
The Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper, among other names) is a Christian rite that is considered a sacrament in most churches and an ordinance in others.
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Eugenio Duarte is an ordained minister and 37th General Superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Eurasia is a combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia.
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The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) is an American financial standards association representing evangelical Christian organizations which qualify for tax-exempt, nonprofit status and receive tax-deductible contributions.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Missions Agencies was formed in 1946 as a result of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) recognition that there was not a sufficient amount of networking and communication between the missions arms of the NAE members.
Evangelicalism, evangelical Christianity, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide, crossdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity which maintains the belief that the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.
In Christianity, Evangelism is the commitment to or act of publicly preaching of the Gospel with the intention of spreading the message and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.
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Faith healing is the practice of prayer and gestures (such as laying on of hands) that are believed by some to elicit divine intervention in spiritual and physical healing, especially the Christian practice.
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States.
A federation (also known as a federal state) is a political entity characterized by a union of partially self-governing provinces, states, or other regions under a central (federal) government.
The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis and the 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.
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Floyd T. Cunningham (born September 22, 1954) is an American historian and ordained minister, who has been a global missionary in the Philippines for the Church of the Nazarene since 1983, who served as the fifth president of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary from July 1, 2008 until April 3, 2013.
Focus on the Family (FOTF or FotF) is an American Christian conservative organization founded in 1977 in Southern California by psychologist James Dobson, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Fred A. Hillery (August 25, 1854 – August 23, 1937) was an early leader in the American Holiness Movement; the founding president of the South Providence Holiness Association; the founding pastor of the People's Evangelical Church, the "mother church of the Church of the Nazarene in the East"; a co-founder of the Central Evangelical Holiness Association and also of the Association of Pentecostal Churches of America; one of the founders of the Pentecostal Collegiate Institute (now Eastern Nazarene College); one of the founding fathers of the Church of the Nazarene; and the publisher of holiness periodicals and books.
Free Grace theology is a Christian soteriological view teaching that everyone receives eternal life the moment that they believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
Gary Warren Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence; November 28, 1936) is an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer.
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General Superintendent is the highest elected office within the Church of the Nazarene.
A gentlemen's agreement or gentleman's agreement is an informal and legally non-binding agreement between two or more parties.
The Global Wesleyan Alliance (GWA) is an inter-denominational partnership of Christian communions who adhere to the teachings of John and Charles Wesley.
Globalization or globalisation is the process of interaction and integration between people, companies, and governments worldwide.
A Dove Award is an accolade by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry.
In monotheistic thought, God is conceived of as the Supreme Being and the principal object of faith.
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The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association, is a Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music.
The Governor of Chiapas is the chief executive of the Mexican state of Chiapas.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
In Christianity, the Great Commission is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples to spread his teachings to all the nations of the world.
Greenville (locally) is the largest city in and the seat of Greenville County, South Carolina, United States.
Greenville is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States, approximately northeast of Dallas.
Grove City is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States which was founded in 1852.
Haiti (Haïti; Ayiti), officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly called Hayti, is a sovereign state located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea.
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Haldor Lillenas (19 November 1885 – 18 August 1959) was "one of the most important twentieth-century gospel hymn writers and publishers" and is regarded as "the most influential Wesleyan / Holiness songwriter and publisher in the 20th century".
Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967) was an American magazine magnate who was called "the most influential private citizen in the America of his day".
Henry Orton Wiley (1877–1961) was a Christian theologian primarily associated with the followers of John Wesley who are part of the Holiness movement.
Henry Venn (10 February 1796 – 13 January 1873) was an Anglican clergyman who is recognised as one of the foremost Protestant missions strategists of the nineteenth century.
Hingham is a town in metropolitan Greater Boston on the South Shore of the U.S. state of Massachusetts in northern Plymouth County.
Hiram F. Reynolds (1854-1938) was a minister and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past.
The history of the Church of the Nazarene has been divided into seven overlapping periods by the staff of the Nazarene archives in Lenexa, Kansas: (1) Parent Denominations (1887–1907); (2) Consolidation (1896–1915); (3) Search for Solid Foundations (1911–1928); (4) Persistence Amid Adversity (1928–1945); (5) Mid-Century Crusade for Souls (1945–1960); (6) Toward the Post-War Evangelical Mainstream (1960–1980); and (7) Internationalization (since 1980).
The Holiness movement involves a set of beliefs and practices which emerged within 19th-century Methodism.
Holy Spirit (also called Holy Ghost) is a term found in English translations of the Bible that is understood differently among the Abrahamic religions.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
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Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County.
Indigenous churches are churches suited to local culture and led by local Christians.
Indigenous peoples, also known as first peoples, aboriginal peoples or native peoples, are ethnic groups who are the pre-colonial original inhabitants of a given region, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied or colonized the area more recently.
Infant baptism is the practice of baptising infants or young children.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.
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An inventor is a person who creates or discovers a new method, form, device or other useful means that becomes known as an invention.
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Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers to the west.
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James Blaine Chapman (1884-1947) was a minister, president of Arkansas Holiness and Peniel Colleges, editor of the Herald of Holiness, and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
James David Vaughan (December 14, 1864 – February 9, 1941) was an American music teacher, composer, song book publisher, the founder of the Vaughan Conservatory of Music and the James D. Vaughan Publishing Company.
James Clayton "Jim" Dobson, Jr. (born April 21, 1936) is an American evangelical Christian author, psychologist, and founder in 1977 of Focus on the Family (FOTF), which he led until 2003.
Jerald D. Johnson (born August 16, 1927 in Curtis, Nebraska) is a minister and emeritus general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Jerry D. Porter (born c. 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a minister and general superintendent emeritus in the Church of the Nazarene.
Jesse C. Middendorf (born 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a minister and general superintendent emeritus in the Church of the Nazarene.
Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader.
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Jesus (alternatively called The Jesus Film) is a 1979 biblical drama film that depicts the life of Jesus Christ.
The JESUS Film Project is an evangelical organization created in 1981 by Campus Crusade for Christ founder Bill Bright to distribute the 1979 film, ''Jesus'', not only in English, but also in many of the world's languages with the stated goal of reaching "every nation, tribe, people and tongue, helping them see and hear the story of Jesus in a language they can understand." The JESUS Film Project is also a member of the Forum of Bible Agencies International.
John J Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor.
John Miley (1813–1895) was an American Christian theologian in the Methodist tradition who was one of the major Methodist theological voices of the 19th century.
John Wesley (2 March 1791) was an English cleric and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield, founded Methodism.
Joseph G. Morrison (1871–1939) was an American minister and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Joseph Pomeroy Widney, M.D. D.D. LL.D (December 26, 1841 – July 4, 1938) was an American doctor, educator, historian, and religious leader.
Justice is the legal or philosophical theory by which fairness is administered.
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In Christian theology, justification is God's act of removing the guilt and penalty of sin while at the same time making a sinner righteous through Christ's atoning sacrifice.
Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.
Karl Willard Giberson (born May 13, 1957) is a physicist, scholar, and author specializing in the creation-evolution debate (see Creation-evolution controversy).
The Keep the Clause campaign was a privately funded political campaign organised in 2000 with the aim of resisting the repeal of legislation known as Clause 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 in Scotland and the United Kingdom, which forbade local authorities to "intentionally promote homosexuality".
Kent R. Hill is the Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Institute (DC).
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.
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The concept of the kingship of God appears in all Abrahamic religions, where in some cases the terms Kingdom of God and Kingdom of Heaven are also used.
is the sixth-largest city in Japan and the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture.
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Koinonia is a transliterated form of the Greek word, κοινωνία, which means communion, joint participation; the share which one has in anything, participation, a gift jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution, etc.
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Korea Nazarene University is a Christian based on university located in Cheonan, Republic of Korea.
Larry Wall (born September 27, 1954) is a computer programmer and author.
Lawrenceburg is a city in Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States, Lawrenceburg is the largest city on the state line between Chattanooga and Memphis.
Lenexa is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
A liberal arts college is a college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences.
The General Assembly and Conventions of the Church of the Nazarene (General Assembly, or GA) is the premier convention of the Church of the Nazarene, as it is provided for the supreme legislative body of the Church of the Nazarene.
This is a list of Bible colleges, liberal arts colleges, and seminaries owned and operated by the Church of the Nazarene.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Mary Lee (Harris) Cagle (12 September 1864–1955), sometimes called the Mother of Holiness in West Texas, was one of the first influential women and pastors in the early Church of the Nazarene.
Mesoamerica is an important historical region and cultural area in the Americas, extending from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica, and within which pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley, an Anglican minister in England.
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The Methodist Episcopal Church (MEC) was the oldest and largest Methodist denomination in the United States from its founding in 1784 until 1939.
Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.
Michael Lodahl is a theologian in the Church of the Nazarene.
MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a Christian liberal arts college in Olathe, Kansas, United States.
Milan is the second largest city after Humboldt in Gibson County, Tennessee, and the largest entirely within the county.
Mildred Olive Bangs Wynkoop (born September 9, 1905 in Seattle, Washington died May 21, 1997 in Lenexa, Kansas) was an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, who served as an educator, missionary and theologian, and the author of several books.
In Christianity, a minister is a person authorized by a church, or other religious organization, to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community.
Missiology is the area of practical theology that investigates the mandate, message, and mission of the Christian church, especially the nature of missionary work.
A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to proselytize and/or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Christian liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States, with satellite locations in the surrounding area.
Mount Vernon is a city in Knox County, Ohio, United States.
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist.
Multiculturalism is a term with a range of meanings in the contexts of sociology, political philosophy, and in colloquial use.
Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya.
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Nampa is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho.
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is an association of evangelical denominations, organizations, schools, churches and individuals.
Nazarene Missionaries are missionaries trained and supported by the Church of the Nazarene.
Nazarene Publishing House (NPH), the publishing arm of the Church of the Nazarene, is the world's largest publisher of Wesleyan-Holiness literature.
The Nazarene Theological College (NTC) is a theological college located in the Thornlands suburb of Redland City in Queensland, Australia.
The (NTC) is an affiliated college of the University of Manchester, offering theological degrees in various specialised disciplines across BA, MA, MPhil, and PhD.
Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) is a Christian seminary affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene.
Nazareth (נָצְרַת, Natzrat; النَّاصِرَة, an-Nāṣira; ܢܨܪܬ, Naṣrath) is the capital and the largest city in the Northern District of Israel.
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Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County.
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.
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Nina G. Gunter (born 1940) is a minister and former general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Nampa, Idaho, U.S.
Nova Scotia (Latin for "New Scotland"; Nouvelle-Écosse; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh) is one of Canada's three maritime provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada.
Nuclear physics is the field of physics that studies atomic nuclei and their constituents and interactions.
Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Olathe is a city in, and is the county seat of, Johnson County, Kansas, United States.
Olive May Winchester (1879–1947) was an American ordained minister and a pioneer biblical scholar and theologian in the Church of the Nazarene, who was in 1912 the first woman ordained by any trinitarian Christian denomination in the United Kingdom,.
Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) is a Christian liberal arts university located in the village of Bourbonnais, Illinois, United States.
Ongata Rongai is a town located in Kajiado County, Kenya.
Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada.
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The Ontario Liberal Party (Parti libéral de l'Ontario) is a provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Original sin, also called "ancestral sin", is a Christian belief of the state of sin in which humanity exists since the fall of man, stemming from Adam and Eve's rebellion in Eden, namely the sin of disobedience in consuming the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County.
Pablo Salazar Mendiguchía (born 9 August 1954) is a Mexican politician.
Palestine (فلسطين,,; Παλαιστίνη, Palaistinē; Palaestina; פלשתינה. Palestina) is a geographic region in Western Asia.
Papua New Guinea (PNG;,; Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.
Pentecostalism or Classical Pentecostalism is a renewal movement"Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals",.
Perl is a family of two high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages, Perl 5 and Perl 6.
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Perseverance of the saints (also referred to as eternal security as well as the similar but distinct doctrine known as "Once Saved, Always Saved") is a teaching that asserts that once persons are truly "born of God" or "regenerated" by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, nothing in heaven or earth "shall be able to separate (them) from the love of God" (Romans 8:39) resulting in a reversal of the converted condition.
The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.
Phineas F. Bresee (December 31, 1838 – November 13, 1915) was the primary founder of the Church of the Nazarene, and founding president of Point Loma Nazarene University.
Pilgrim Holiness Church or ' International Apostolic Holiness Church ' is a religious denomination associated with the holiness movement that split from the Methodist Episcopal Church by Martin Wells Knapp in 1897.
Pilot Point is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States.
Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a Christian liberal arts college.
A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government.
A polity is any kind of political entity.
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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
Presbyterian (or presbyteral) polity is a method of church governance ("ecclesiastical polity") typified by the rule of assemblies of presbyters, or elders.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Prevenient grace is a Christian theological concept rooted in Arminian theology, though it appeared earlier in Catholic theology.
Prohibition is the illegality of the manufacturing, storage in barrels or bottles, transportation, sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol including alcoholic beverages, or a period of time during which such illegality was enforced.
Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.
Pulpit is a raised stand for preachers in a Christian church.
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Quincy is the largest city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.
Robert Tillman Kendall (born June 06, 1936) is a Christian writer, speaker, and teacher who pastored Westminster Chapel for 25 years.
Ralph Earle Jr. (January 17, 1908 – May 23, 1995) was a biblical scholar.
Randall J. Stephens is an editor and historian of American religion.
Religious views on love vary widely between different religions.
Repentance is the activity of reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by commitment to change for the better.
A revival meeting is a series of Christian religious services held to inspire active members of a church body to gain new converts.
Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.
Richard G. Colling is a former professor of biology and chairman of the biological sciences department at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, who was barred from teaching general biology after writing a book that attempts to reconcile Christian belief with a scientific understanding of evolution.
Richard Shelley Taylor (30 March 1912, Cornelius, Oregon - 19 June 2006) was a Nazarene educator and theologian.
Robert Pierce (1914–1978) was an American Baptist minister and relief worker.
Robert W. Faid (April 30, 1929 – May 30, 2008) was an American author, numerologist and former nuclear engineer from Greenville, South Carolina.
Ron Raines (born December 2, 1949) is an American actor.
Roy Tilman Williams (1883-1946) was a minister and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Rufus Anderson (August 17, 1796 – May 23, 1880) was an American minister who spent several decades organizing overseas missions.
Sacred means revered due to sanctity and is generally the state of being perceived by religious individuals as associated with divinity and considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; or inspiring awe or reverence among believers.
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Samaritan's Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work.
San Antonio (Spanish for "Saint Anthony"), officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populous city in the United States and the second most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States.
San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.
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San Jerónimo is a municipality in the Baja Verapaz department of Guatemala.
San José (literally meaning "Saint Joseph") is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica.
Sanctification is the act or process of acquiring sanctity, of being made or becoming holy.
A seal is a device for making an impression in wax, clay, paper, or some other medium, including an embossment on paper, and is also the impression thus made.
The Second Coming (sometimes called the Second Advent or the Parousia) is a Christian and Islamic belief regarding the future (or past) return of Jesus Christ after his incarnation and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago.
Seminary, school of theology, theological seminary, Early-Morning Seminary, and divinity school are educational institutions for educating students (sometimes called seminarians) in scripture, theology, generally to prepare them for ordination as clergy, academia, or ministry.
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The Senate of the Republic, (Senado de la República) constitutionally Chamber of Senators of the Honorable Congress of the Union (Cámara de Senadores del H. Congreso de la Unión), is the upper house of Mexico's bicameral Congress.
Seymour is a city in Jackson County, Indiana, United States.
In a religious context, sin is the act of transgression against divine law.
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South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa.
Southern gospel music is a genre of Christian music.
The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) is a non-profit corporation formed as an association of southern gospel music singers, songwriters, fans, and industry workers.
Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is a Christian liberal arts college located in Bethany, Oklahoma, United States.
The Speer Family was a Southern gospel family musical group.
Stanley A. Toler (born November 7, 1950; died November 18, 2017) was a minister and retired general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Susan Norris Fitkin (March 31, 1870 – October 18, 1951) was a Canadian ordained minister, who served successively in the Society of Friends, the Association of Pentecostal Churches of America, and finally in the Church of the Nazarene.
Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini since April 2018 (Swazi: Umbuso weSwatini), is a landlocked sovereign state in Southern Africa.
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Syria (سوريا), officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic (الجمهورية العربية السورية), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.
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Tabor is a city in Fremont County and extends northward into Mills County in the U.S. state of Iowa.
, officially the, (name), is a settlement_text in the province of,. According to the, it has a population of people.
Teetotalism is the practice or promotion of complete personal abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
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The Dakotas is a collective term for the U.S. states of North Dakota and South Dakota.
Theistic evolution, theistic evolutionism, evolutionary creationism or God-guided evolution are views that regard religious teachings about God as compatible with modern scientific understanding about biological evolution.
A think tank, think factory or policy institute is a research institute/center and organisation that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture.
Thomas Jay Oord (born November 10, 1965) is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multidisciplinary studies who teaches at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.
William Thomas Kinkade III (January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012) was an American painter of popular realistic, pastoral, and idyllic subjects.
Timothy Lawrence Smith (1924–1997) was a historian and educator, known as the first American evangelical historian to gain notability in research and higher education.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker.
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Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
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Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) is a private Christian liberal arts college in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Trevecca was founded in 1901.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (from Greek τριάς and τριάδα, from "threefold") holds that God is one but three coeternal consubstantial persons or hypostases—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as "one God in three Divine Persons".
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Tunney Morgan Hunsaker (September 1, 1930 – April 27, 2005) was an American professional boxer who also served as the police chief of Fayetteville, West Virginia.
The Turks and Caicos Islands (and), or TCI for short, are a British Overseas Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the Lucayan Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean and northern West Indies.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance.
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.
The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California.
Valparaiso is a city and the county seat of Porter County, Indiana, United States.
Van Alstyne is a city in Grayson and Collin Counties in the U.S. state of Texas.
Vimeo is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos.
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The Wesleyan Church is a holiness Protestant Christian denomination in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Indonesia, Asia, and Australia.
Wesleyanism, or Wesleyan theology, is a movement of Protestant Christians who seek to follow the "methods" or theology of the eighteenth-century evangelical reformers John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley.
Westminster Chapel is an evangelical free church in Westminster, central London.
William Burt Pope (1822 – 1903) was an English Christian theologian in the Methodist tradition.
William C. Wilson (1866–1915) was a minister and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
William Howard Hoople (August 6, 1868 – September 29, 1922) was an American businessman and religious figure.
William Marvin Greathouse (April 29, 1919 – March 24, 2011) was a minister and emeritus general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
The World Methodist Council (WMC), founded in 1881, is a consultative body and association of churches in the Methodist tradition.
World Vision International is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization.
Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (born on October 17, 1969) is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor.
York is a city in, and the county seat of, York County, Nebraska, United States.
Youth for Christ International (YFCI) is the name of a number of previously unaffiliated evangelical Protestant religious campaigns which led to the creation of Youth for Christ International in 1946.
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