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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 or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry.
The Acts of the Apostles (Πράξεις τῶν Ἀποστόλων, Práxeis tôn Apostólōn; Āctūs 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 is a liberal arts university located in Ongata Rongai, Kenya affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene.
Agnosticism is the view that the truth values of certain claims – especially metaphysical and religious claims such as whether or not God, the divine or the supernatural exist – are unknown and perhaps unknowable.
Alexandria is a city in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States.
An altar call is a practice 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 the Remonstrants.
Ashland is a home rule-class city in Boyd County, Kentucky, in the United States.
Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as Asia-Pac, AsPac, APAC, 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.
The City of Aspen is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States.
The nucleus is the small, dense region consisting of protons and neutrons at the center of an atom.
In western Christian theology, atonement describes how human beings can be reconciled to God.
The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, subsequently Avenue Road Presbyterian Church, subsequently 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 the most populous city 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 the Christian Church generally and also a particular church.
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Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles.
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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 Protestant churches, 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) are post-graduate institutions that prepare students for Church 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. "Bill" Gaither (born March 28, 1936) is an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music.
Bioethics is the study of the typically controversial ethical issues emerging from new situations and possibilities brought about by advances in biology and medicine.
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In some Christian movements (especially Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism), to be born again is to undergo a "spiritual rebirth" (regeneration) of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit, contrasted with the physical birth everyone experiences.
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 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 19, 1999) sang bass for the Speer Family Southern Gospel musical group and was a leader in Southern Gospel music.
Bryan 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 quantitative expression of a plan for a defined period of time.
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Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada.
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Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity 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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Cape Town (Kaapstad; Ikapa) ranks third among the most populous urban areas in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and has roughly the same population as the Durban Metropolitan Area.
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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 (or; Caribe; Caraïben; Caribbean Hindustani: कैरिबियन (Kairibiyana); Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles) 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) was the adolescent girlfriend and accomplice of spree killer Charles Starkweather.
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 is the third most populous city in the United States.
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A denomination in Christianity is a distinct religious body identified by traits such as a common name, structure, 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 (also known as perfect love; heart purity; the baptism of the Holy Spirit; the fullness of the blessing; Christian holiness; the second blessing; the second work of grace; the baptism of fire; and entire sanctification) is a doctrine of Methodism and its emerging Holiness movement.
The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) is a holiness Christian body with roots in Wesleyan pietism and also in the restorationist traditions.
A cigarette is a small cylinder of finely cut tobacco leaves rolled in thin paper for smoking.
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Clergy are some of the formal leaders within certain religions.
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Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County, Colorado, United States.
Commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good.
The Commonwealth of Nations, commonly known as the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.
Compassion is the response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help.
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 are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.
Congregationalist polity, often known as congregationalism, is a system of church governance in which every local church congregation is independent, ecclesiastically sovereign, or "autonomous".
In the field of Bible translation and interpretation, contextualization is the process of assigning meaning as a means of interpreting the environment within which a text or action is executed.
Conversion to Christianity is the religious conversion of a previously non-Christian person to some form of Christianity.
Crystal Lynn Lewis (born September 11, 1969) is an American contemporary Christian/gospel vocalist, songwriter and author.
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country in the Caribbean comprising the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos.
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Cupertino is a city in Santa Clara County, California in the United States, 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 major city in Texas and is the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States.
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Darrel R. Falk (born 1946) is an American biologist.
Debbie Reynolds (born Mary Frances Reynolds; April 1, 1932) is an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and film historian.
Divine grace is a theological term present in many religions.
In religious terms, divinity or godhead is the state of things that come from a supernatural power or deity, such as a god, supreme being, Creator-God or spirits, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy.
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Doctor of Divinity (D.D. or DD, Divinitatis Doctor in Latin) is an advanced or honorary academic degree in divinity.
Donna Fletcher Crow is an author best known for historical Christian fiction.
The Eastern Nazarene College (or 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 is a publication's editorial leader, having final responsibility for all operations and policies.
Education is the process of facilitating learning.
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The name Edwin means "rich friend".
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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.
The Eucharist (also called Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, and other names) is a rite considered by most Christian churches to be a sacrament.
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Eugenio Duarte is an ordained minister and 37th General Superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Eurasia is the combined continental landmass of Asia and Europe.
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The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) is an accreditation agency to promote fiscal integrity and sound financial practices among member organizations.
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, transdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity, maintaining that the essence of the gospel consists in the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.
Evangelism is the preaching of the gospel or the practice of giving information about a particular doctrine or set of beliefs to others with the intention of converting others to the Christian faith.
Evolution is change in the heritable traits of biological populations over successive generations.
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Faith healing refers to notably overt and ritualistic practices of communal prayer and gestures (such as laying on of hands) that are claimed to solicit divine intervention in initiating spiritual and literal healing.
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States.
A federation (from Latin: foedus, gen.: foederis, "covenant"), also known as a federal state, is a political entity characterized by a union of partially self-governing states or regions under a central (federal) government.
The financial crisis of 2007–08, also known as the Global Financial Crisis and 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Florida is a state in the southeast United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida.
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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 non-profit organization founded in 1977 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 they believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
Gary Warren Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence, November 28, 1936) is an American diplomat, politician, lawyer, author, professor and commentator.
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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 international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture.
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 monotheism and henotheism, God is conceived as the Supreme Being and 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.
This is a list of governors of the Mexican state of Chiapas.
A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.
In Christianity, the Great Commission is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples that they spread his teachings to all the nations of the world.
Greenville (locally) is the seat of Greenville County in upstate South Carolina, United States.
Greenville is a North Texas city located in central Hunt County, approximately 45 miles from Dallas.
Grove City is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States which was founded in 1852.
Henry Orton Wiley (1877–1961) was a Christian theologian primarily associated with the followers of John Wesley who are part of the Holiness movement.
Haiti (Haïti; Ayiti), officially the Republic of Haiti, is a country in the western hemisphere, and is located on the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean.
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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), an American magazine magnate, was called "the most influential private citizen in the America of his day".
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.
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 refers to a set of beliefs and practices emerging from 19th-century Methodism, and to a number of Evangelical Christian denominations, parachurch organizations, and movements which emphasized those beliefs as a central doctrine.
Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost is a term found in English translations of the Bible, but understood differently among the Abrahamic religions.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States.
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Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana and the county seat of Marion County.
Indigenous churches are churches suited to local culture and led by local Christians.
Indigenous people are those groups especially protected in international or national legislation as having a set of specific rights based on their historical ties to a particular territory, and their cultural or historical distinctiveness from other populations.
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 billions of devices worldwide.
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An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process.
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Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, a region sometimes called the "American Heartland".
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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 in the Church of the Nazarene.
Jesse C. Middendorf (born 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a minister and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Jesus (Ἰησοῦς; 7–2 BC to AD 30–33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God.
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Jesus (alternatively called The Jesus Film) is a 1979 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 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.".
John J Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), also known as 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 Anglican minister and theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as 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, in its broadest context, includes both the attainment of that which is just and the philosophical discussion of that which is just.
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Justification, in Christian theology, is God's act of removing the guilt and penalty of sin while at the same time declaring a sinner righteous through Christ's atoning sacrifice.
Kansas City, or K.C., is the largest city in the 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 Vice President for Character Development at the John Templeton Foundation.
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC).
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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 is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture.
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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, most widely known as the creator of the Perl programming language.
Lawrenceburg is a city in Lawrence County, Tennessee on the banks of Shoal Creek; originally called the (Sycamore River).
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.
A local church, sometimes called a particular church, is a Christian religious organization or community that meets in a particular location.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 514,417 in 2013.
Mary Lee (Harris) Cagle (12 September 1864–1955) was one of the first influential women and pastors in the Church of the Nazarene.
Mesoamerica is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica, 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.
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The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes referred to as the M.E. Church, was a development of the first expression of Methodism in the United States.
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 Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or 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 private Christian liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, 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) is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.
Multiculturalism describes the existence, acceptance, or promotion of multiple cultural traditions within a single jurisdiction, usually considered in terms of the culture associated with an ethnic group.
Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya.
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Nampa is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho, USA.
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is a fellowship of member denominations, churches, organizations, 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 Nazarene Theological College, one of several institutions of higher education affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, is a Theological College (and would be considered a seminary in many places because of its emphasis on Graduate level programmes as well as its Undergraduate degrees) in Didsbury, a leafy suburb in the south of Manchester, England.
Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) is a Christian seminary affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene.
Nazareth (נָצְרַת, Naṣrat; ܢܨܪܬ, Naṣrath; النَّاصِرَة, an-Nāṣira) is the largest city in the North District of Israel.
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The New American Standard Bible (NASB), also informally called the New American Standard Version, is an English translation of the Bible.
Newark (or also locally) is the largest city (by population) in the U.S. state of New Jersey, and the county seat of Essex County.
Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal constitutional 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, USA.
Nova Scotia (Latin for "New Scotland", pronounced in English as) (French: Nouvelle-Écosse) is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and constitutes one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces.
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, also locally known as Rongai or simply Rongaa, is a settlement in Kenya's Kajiado County located between the Kaputiei plains and the Western slopes of the Ngong hills.
Ontario is one of the ten provinces of Canada, 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 the Christian doctrine of humanity's state of sin resulting from the fall of man, stemming from Adam's rebellion in Eden.
Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, and the county seat of Orange County.
Pablo Salazar Mendiguchía (born in Soyaló, Chiapas, on August 9, 1954) is a Mexican politician and ex-governor.
Palestine (فلسطين.,,; Παλαιστίνη, Palaistinē; Palaestina; Hebrew: פלשתינה Palestina) is a geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
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 high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages.
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Perseverance of the saints (also referred to as eternal security as well as the corollary—though distinct—doctrine known as "Once Saved, Always Saved") is a teaching that asserts that once persons are truly "born of God", or "regenerated" nothing in heaven or earth "shall be able to separate (them) from the love of God" (Romans 8:39).
The Philippines (Pilipinas), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean.
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 (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") is a person holding or seeking an office within a government, usually by means of an election, voted for either by people or by a definitive group in the government.
A polity is a state or one of its subordinate civil authorities, such as a province, prefecture, county, municipality, city, or district.
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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the county seat of Multnomah County, located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Presbyterian (or presbyteral) polity is a method of church governance typified by the rule of assemblies of presbyters, or elders.
The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.
Prevenient grace is a Christian theological concept rooted in Arminian theology, though it appeared earlier in Catholic theology.
Prohibition is the legal act of prohibiting the manufacture, storage in barrels, bottles, transportation and sale of alcohol including alcoholic beverages.
Pulpit is a raised stand for preachers in a Christian church.
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Quincy (pronounced) is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.
Robert Tillman Kendall (born July 13, 1935) 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.
Islam is the largest Religion of Bangladesh; Muslims constitute 90.4% of the population, followed by Hindus, who constitute 8.5%, and Buddhists, Christians, those who practice other religions and those who do not are the remainders.
Religion in Brazil has a higher adherence level compared to other Latin American countries, and is more diverse.
Catholicism was the official religion during the colonial era.
Religion is professed by almost all Haitians.
Religion in India is characterized by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices.
According to the most recent census conducted by the National Institute of Statistics in 2007, 56.1% of the population of Mozambique were Christian, 17.9% were Muslim (mainly Sunni), 18.7% had no religion, and 7.3% adhered to other beliefs.
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.
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 (Bob) 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.
Roy Tilman Williams (1883-1946) was a minister and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene.
Rufus Anderson (1796–1880) was an American minister who spent several decades organizing overseas missions.
Sacred means revered due to sanctity, is in general the state of being holy (perceived by religious individuals as associated with divinity) or sacred (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 organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work.
Samoa (Sāmoa), officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Sāmoa), formerly known as Western Samoa, is an Oceanian country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
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San Antonio (Spanish for "Saint Anthony"), officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populated city in the United States of America and the second most populated city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1,409,019.
San Diego is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico.
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San Jerónimo is a municipality in the Baja Verapaz department of Guatemala.
San José ("Saint Joseph", San José) is the capital of Costa Rica, head of the province of San José, and the nation's largest city.
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 concept in Christianity regarding a future return of Jesus to Earth after his "first coming" and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago.
A seminary, theological college, divinity school is an educational institution for educating students (sometimes called seminarians) in theology, generally to prepare them for ordination as clergy or for other 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 violating God's will.
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South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011.
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, (also The Speers) a Southern Gospel family group, was founded in 1921 by George Thomas ("Dad") Speer (1891–1966), his wife Lena ("Mom") Speer, and his sister and brother-in-law Pearl and Logan Claborn.
Stanley A. Toler (born November 7, 1950) is a minister and 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 Swaziland (or; Swazi: Umbuso weSwatini ; sometimes called kaNgwane or Eswatini), is a sovereign state in Southern Africa.
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Syria (سوريا or سورية, Sūriyā or Sūrīyah), officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia.
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Tabor is a city in Fremont County and extends northward into Mills County in the U.S. state of Iowa.
The Municipality of Taytay is a first class, densely populated municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines.
Teetotalism is the practice or promotion of complete personal abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.
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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 or evolutionary creationism are views that regard religious teachings about God as compatible with modern scientific understanding about biological evolution.
A think tank or policy institute, research institute, etc.
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, bucolic, and idyllic subjects.
Timothy Lawrence Smith (1924–1997) was a noted 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 most populous city in Canada, and the capital of the province of Ontario.
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Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) is a private Christian liberal arts college in Nashville, in the U.S. state of Tennessee.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (from Latin trinitas "triad", from trinus "threefold") defines God as three consubstantial persons, expressions, or hypostases: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit; "one God in three 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, north of the larger Antilles island grouping.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the United States Government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid.
The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the U.S. House of Representatives makes up the U.S. Congress.
The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private not-for-profit and nonsectarian research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in the city area of 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 Christian denomination in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, Namibia, Sierra Leone, 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, and the theological system inferred from the various sermons, theological treatises, letters, journals, diaries, hymns, and other spiritual writings of the Wesleys and their contemporary coadjutors such as John William Fletcher.
Westminster Chapel is an evangelical Christian church in central London, established in 1840.
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, 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.
Wyclef Jeanelle Jean (born October 17, 1969), time.com, August 21, 2010: "Before he announced on August 5 that he was running for President of Haiti, Wyclef Jean was still listing his age as only 37 years old.
York is a city and county seat of York County, Nebraska, United States.
Youth for Christ (YFC) 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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