Citations with the tag: FRIENDSHIP -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

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  • Why we truly need the companionship of good friends.
    NORTON, JOHN // Our Sunday Visitor; 7/18/2010, Vol. 99 Issue 12, p2 

    The author reflects on the importance of cultivating good friends, those who bring their friends to Jesus Christ.

  • Faith-filled friendship.
    DeTurris Poust, Mary // Our Sunday Visitor; 11/7/2010, Vol. 99 Issue 28, p22 

    The article discusses the need for spiritual companions amidst the growth of social media.

  • Pastoral friendship.
    Cooper, Reid // Christian Century; 2/20/2013, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p6 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Pastor, Not Friend" by M. Craig Barnes in the January 9, 2013 issue, which discusses the nature of friendships between pastors and congregants.

  • Pastoral friendship.
    Rymph, Merton // Christian Century; 2/20/2013, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p6 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Pastor, Not Friend" by M. Craig Barnes in the January 9, 2013 issue, which discusses the relationship between pastors and congregations in the context of the notion of friendship.

  • Pastoral friendship.
    Kluber, George K. // Christian Century; 2/20/2013, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p6 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Pastor, Not Friend" by M. Craig Barnes in the January 9, 2013 issue, which discusses the issue of friendships between clergy and congregants.

  • Pastoral friendship.
    Cayton, Owen // Christian Century; 2/20/2013, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p6 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Pastor, Not Friend" by M. Craig Barnes in the January 9, 2013 issue, which discusses the possibility of clergy friendships with congregants.

  • Pick your friends wisely.
    Washington, James // Charlotte Post; 3/13/2014, Vol. 39 Issue 27, p4B 

    The author discusses how Jesus Christ's healing of a paralytic in the New Testament's Gospel of Mark shows the importance of choosing friends wisely and addresses assessing one's own qualities as a friend.

    Jamieson, Deacon Bill; Ryan, Mike; Rack, Jan; Kerler, Philip; Galik, Craig // Our Sunday Visitor; 6/15/2014, Vol. 103 Issue 7, p18 

    No abstract available.

    Jamieson, Deacon Bill; Ryan, Mike; Rack, Jan; Kerler, Philip; Galik, Craig // Agro Enfoque; jun2012, Vol. 27 Issue 182, p77 

    No abstract available.

  • Everyone won't appreciate your growth.
    Brown, Diedra // Charlotte Post; 9/4/2014, Vol. 39 Issue 52, p4B 

    No abstract available.

  • Godparents to Godfriends.
    OAKES, KAYA // America; 8/29/2016, Vol. 215 Issue 5, p33 

    A personal narrative is presented that discusses the author's experience of serving as a godparent for a friend who was being baptized as a Roman Catholic as an adult.

  • Friends and Lovers.
    GAFFNEY, JAMES // America; 5/7/1977, Vol. 136 Issue 18, p420 

    The article reviews the book "Friends and Lovers," by Robert Brain.

  • LIVING BY The Word.
    GAFFNEY, JAMES // Christian Century; 2/24/2009, Vol. 126 Issue 4, p18 

    The article presents two Lenten lectionary reflections on Christian living based off the Biblical passages selected for March 1 and 8. The first focuses on Genesis 9 and discusses natural disasters, the Flood, and the Christian understanding of the planet. The second is based off of Mark 8 and...

  • 'Partnership' or 'Fellowship': which, today, is truer to the biblical witness?
    RUTISHAUSER-JAMES, SIGRID // Expository Times; Apr2009, Vol. 120 Issue 7, p327 

    The language of society, and of the Church, changes. This paper focuses on contemporary concepts of 'partnership' and suggests that these renew and reinvigorate Christian understanding of what a 'shared life' in Christ may mean today.

  • Rediscovering John Macmurray.
    HOOD, ADAM // Expository Times; Apr2009, Vol. 120 Issue 7, p331 

    John Macmurray's name is widely known, but his life and work are somewhat neglected. This article introduces Macmurray, emphasizing the important role that Christianity plays in his thinking. Macmurray was brought up an evangelical Christian, but came to believe that Christianity, whilst of...

  • Coming Out Evangelical.
    Turner, Laura // Christianity Today; Dec2013, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p29 

    The author discusses why she celebrates her church upbringing. She is thankful for growing up in the middle of 1990s American evangelism and considers it as a rich experience. The friendship she developed with people who were committed to figuring out how much best to live out the Christian...

  • Our (In)Significance.
    STRONG, JESSI // Bible Study Magazine; Sep/Oct2014, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p8 

    The article offers the author's sentiments and views about establishing one's own importance through applying Paul's practical instructions for the Philippian church, which calls to imitate Christ's humility. The author accounts her experience about how Paul's gospel changed her approach in...

  • Christian Friendship as Faculty Development: A Narrative Account.
    Phelps, Matthew P.; Waalkes, Scott // Journal of Education & Christian Belief; Autumn2009, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p125 

    IN THIS ARTICLE we offer a narrative account of three faculty development groups on one campus: an interdisciplinary summer reading group, a writers group, and a spiritual formation group. Grounded in the literature on Christian friendship, the narrative testifies to the development,...

  • The Dialogic of Ælred's Spiritual Friendship.
    Russell, J. Stephen // Cistercian Studies Quarterly; 2012, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p47 

    An essay is presented on Saint Ælred of Rievaulx's treatise "Spiritual Friendship." It explores the functioning of dialogue in the aforementioned treatise and the imposition of the dialogue mode on the structure and content of the treatise. It also looks into the author's association of...

  • Thanks for what?
    Wells, Samuel // Christian Century; 1/8/2014, Vol. 131 Issue 1, p35 

    This article presents the author's reflections regarding his work as a priest of the Church of England, ministering to his friend who suffers from post-viral fatigue syndrome. Details are given describing their friendship and personal history. Topics then addressed include thanksgiving, prayer,...

  • Shared lives.
    Wadell, Paul J. // Christian Century; 9/20/2011, Vol. 128 Issue 19, p11 

    The article presents the author's reflections on the importance of friendships, especially friendships which are a source of conflict and interpersonal challenge. Anecdotes are given describing one such friendship which the author has shared throughout his life, highlighting the points where...

  • Just Friends.
    CONLEY, JOHN J. // America; 4/28/2014, Vol. 210 Issue 15, p32 

    The author discusses the difficulty of comprehending and promoting authentic friendship in modern society. Topics addressed include Greek philosopher Aristotle's theory of friendship in Books VIII and IX of "Nicomachean Ethics," the role of friendship's constitution in the political order, and...

  • Can introverts be missional?
    YOUNG, RACHEL // Presbyterian Outlook; 2/16/2015, Vol. 197 Issue 4, p27 

    The article offers the author's insights about the missionality of introverts. Topics include the power of willingness for establishing close friendships and demonstrating the Kingdom of God, the challenge of where to make friends, and the concept of missionality according to the Presbyterian...

  • Running the race.
    Belz, Mindy // World (0888157X); 1/11/2014, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p76 

    The article offers the author's insights on the promotion of friendship and courage in the Christian community. Topics discussed by the author include the significance of prayer in renewing and revitalizing a relationship, the religious aspects of running, and the life of her friend and cancer...

    Charry, Ellen T. // Journal of Ecumenical Studies; Winter2015, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p117 

    The article discusses the use of friendship as theological framework in interfaith and inter-ideological dialogue between Christianity and Judaism, which is emphasized in the teaching of theologian Prof. Leonard Swidler. The need for a friendly understanding between Jews and Christians is based...

  • Friendship as Sacred Knowing: Overcoming Isolation.
    de Graaff, Guido // Studies in Christian Ethics; Nov2015, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p502 

    No abstract available.

  • And Finally… Theological Friendship.
    Edwards, Aaron // Expository Times; Dec2015, Vol. 127 Issue 3, p156 

    The article presents the author's views on the challenges of creating faithful friendships between religion believers. The author mentions several biblical friendships of David and Jonathan, Paul and Timothy and Jesus and his disciples as religious model of close fellowship and friendship to...

  • La amistad del cristiano.
    BLANCO, Pablo // Scripta Theologica; dic2014, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p819 

    No abstract available.

    MOTTO, ANDRÉS R. M. // Teología; dic2013, Vol. 50 Issue 112, p21 

    This article tries to explain just one aspect of the thomistic conception of charity. Let us first, take into account the Aristotelian theory in relation to friendship, as it is specified in Ethics to Eudemo and in Ethics to Nicomaco. We submit to Aristotle because he is at a peak level in...

  • Creation and covenant in a via media position: The example of J.J.P. Valeton Jr.
    Becking, Bob // Hervormde Teologiese Studies; 2013, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p1 

    The year 2012 marked the centenary of the death of the Utrecht Old Testament scholar J.J.P. Valeton Jr (1848-1912). He was a representative of the 'via media' approach of Dutch theology, which aimed at joining critical scholarship and piety, by avoiding the pitfalls of modernism as well as...

  • Luigi Giussani on the Notion of Christian Friendship.
    Di Pede, Robert // Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought & Culture; Winter2011, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p91 

    The article focuses on the perception of priest Luigi Giussani regarding Christian friendship. It states that Giussani claims that friendship involves the triadic relationship of an io (I) and a tu (you) in association with destino (destiny). It mentions that the relation between the I and the...

  • Mission Mississippi.
    Reiff, Joseph T. // Christian Century; 3/8/2011, Vol. 128 Issue 5, p30 

    A review of the book "Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship," by Peter Slade is presented.

  • Friends and Family in the Wisdom Literature.
    McCreesh, Thomas P. // Bible Today; May/Jun2011, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p149 

    The article discusses proverbs or sayings about friendships and family life which can be mostly found in the wisdom books such as Proverbs and Sirach. In Sirach 22:21, a saying that describes a serious disagreement between friends is expressed as drawing a sword against a friend. Murder is...

  • Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics.
    Creamer, Debbie // Interpretation: A Journal of Bible & Theology; Apr2010, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p221 

    The article reviews the book "Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Antropology, and Ethics," by Hans S. Reinders.

  • Adventures in Witnessing.
    Strobel, Lee // Men of Integrity; Jul/Aug2014, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p33 

    The article reflects on Christian life and the theme of reconciliation and friendship as cited in 2 Corinthians chapter 5, verse 11-21 of the Bible, adapted from "The Unexpected Adventure," by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. Topics include personal evangelism, sharing Jesus Christ with others...

  • Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters.
    Boyagoda, Anna // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life; Jan2014, Issue 239, p66 

    A review is presented for the book "Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters," by Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith.

  • Sacrament of friendship.
    Weaver-Zercher, Valerie // Christian Century; 5/29/2013, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p34 

    The article reviews the book "Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters," by Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith.

  • Love's Obligations.
    MARTENS, JOHN W. // America; Sep2014, Vol. 211 Issue 5, p45 

    The article explains the Christian moral of love of neighbor, which is a theme for Catholic masses in the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time on September 7, 2014. Topics discussed include the view of love of neighbor by Jesus in encouraging others to correct relatives and friends from their sinful...

    Hughson, Thomas // One in Christ; 2012, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p24 

    In a session on 'Dialogue Beyond the Ecumenical Movement' at Assisi 2012, Thomas Hughson and Martyn Percy explored unofficial ecumenism. 'Beyond Ecumenical Dialogue' reprises a limit in official, modern dialogues and applies a theme in Aquinas?s analysis of love to ecumenism. Aquinas locates a...

    Gibbons, Robin // One in Christ; 2012, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p108 

    This article has a twofold aim. Firstly it examines in a personal reflection the interweaving of ecumenical activity to highlight the pastoral setting of grass roots ecumenism in ordinary life. In the personal realm doctrinal divisions are sometimes secondary to the common bonds of love and...

    Fogarty, Daniel // America; 7/7/1951, Vol. 85 Issue 14, p363 

    The article presents the implications of the parable of the unjust steward to people. It cites the parable that focuses on the wealthy and young businessman who keeps on investing his money for himself. It says that people are just the businessman who just waits for the sentence of death instead...

  • And Finally… My Friends.
    Mulroney, James // Expository Times; Nov2016, Vol. 128 Issue 2, p104 

    The article discusses friendship focusing on how to secure the bond of friendship in the face of unforeseen circumstances in life and how to restore friendship in the event of a possible break in relationship between friends citing the friendship shared between Jesus Christ and his disciple...

  • Daily thanksgiving.
    Swenson, Karen // Catholic Digest; Nov2015, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p97 

    The article discusses the lesson learned by the author regarding the real value of thanksgiving and the need to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day daily. The author mentions the mistake she made when she allowed her pride to overtake the blessing of family cooperation when she volunteered to do the...

  • F is for friendship.
    Marty, Martin // Christian Century; 2/24/2009, Vol. 126 Issue 4, p10 

    The article presents a discussion of the significance of friendship as a theological concept within Christianity. Comments are given highlighting the unpopularity of the term in theological circles in previous generations and offers clarification on its nature. The religious philosophy of Anders...

  • Uncovering the gems of the 'Catholic Epistles' (3):First, Second and Third John.
    Stegman, Thomas D. // Pastoral Review; Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p4 

    The article focuses on the theological values of three catholic epistles contained in the gospel of John in the New Testament of the Catholic Bible. It mentions the First John which demonstrates God's love by dwelling amongst humans through Jesus Christ, as well as the Second and Third John...

    COWLEY, CATHERINE // Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy; Spring2009, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p17 

    Benedict XVI's first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, treated the different characteristics of human love and their expression. The first section discusses eros and the second shows how agape provides the essential framework for Catholic charitable organisations. I will be arguing that by omitting...

  • Making Peace with Ourselves.
    Rose, Lincoln // Whosoever; May/Jun2009, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p11 

    The author emphasizes the relationship between living at peace and loving one's neighbor from a Christian point of view. He notes that loving oneself equates to loving one's neighbor based on the Bible. He mentions several questions he had asked himself related to voicing his own opinion and...

  • Marriage as Friendship: Aquinas's View in Light of His Account of Self-Love.
    FLOOD, ANTHONY T. // Nova et Vetera (English Edition); Spring2015, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p441 

    The article discusses how the concepts of proper self-love and self-friendship provide a relevant account of marriage according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. Topics covered include friendship between husband and wife, friendship's general nature and key properties, and comparing the type of union...

    Dutton, Marsha L. // American Benedictine Review; Mar2013, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p39 

    The article presents an examination into the influence which the writings of Saint Ambrose of Milan, particularly his work "On Duties," had on the 12th-century treatise "Spiritual Friendship," by Saint Aelred of Rievaulx. Introductory comments are given noting the frequency and directness in...

  • Bonds of affection.
    Bader-Saye, Scott // Christian Century; 11/26/2014, Vol. 131 Issue 24, p10 

    The author discusses the bond that could keep people together despite their differences and disagreements. He agrees that the theological significance of affection as the least discriminating kind of love can hold people together through sharing short conversations without relying on shared...

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