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Dr. Washington Transitions to Chair Business Department

Dr. Washington Transitions to Chair Business Department

“I love teaching courses that can help students to think strategically.”

Dr. Germaine Washington, a professor in the Business Department since 2016, is moving into a new role as department chair. Washington earned her associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University, and worked in the substance abuse and mental health field for nearly 20 years before pursuing graduate education in Business Management. She said, “I always wanted to get my master’s, so I was searching around.” When she looked into Phoenix University, her admissions rep suggested she pursue an M.B.A. Washington disregarded the idea, but “she kept calling. And I just gave up. So I said, ‘God, this must be what you want me to, do because she won’t leave me alone.”

Washington dove into the program, graduated in a year and a half with her M.B.A., and came back a few years later to earned her Doctorate. “I ended up loving writing, and research, meeting new people, learning how to network. I felt that I just found me.”

A connection with Dr. Skip Hessel, the chair of the department, brought Washington to Calvary to teach in the expanding program. “Dr. Skip asked me, ‘Have you ever thought about being a college professor and teaching business?’ [I had been] praying, asking God, ‘What do you want me to do with this degree?’ …It was like God just smiled on me.”

Washington came to teach at Calvary in 2016. She said, “I came to find out I had a love for teaching. I enjoy giving back what was given to me when I was in school.” Washington is excited to watch the department grow and watch Calvary alumni building successful businesses. “I’ve had several graduates come to Dr. Skip and I saying they’ve learned so much in the business program.”

As she steps into her new role as chair, Washington is excited for the overall direction the department is heading. “In the umbrella of the Business Department, I love it all. I love teaching courses that can help students to think strategically. I love pulling talent out of the students when they tap into talent they didn’t know they had. And working with the students helping them to master their craft.”

Radio Personality and Theologian Joins Calvary’s Ranks

Radio Personality and Theologian Joins Calvary’s Ranks

After 25 years in radio broadcasting, Dr. Tracy Haney is bringing his radio and business expertise to teach at Calvary.

Calvary welcomes Dr. Tracy Haney as Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Senior Program Producer. In his role at CU, he will teach business courses and partner with the marketing department, utilizing his expertise in radio and podcasting.

Haney discovered his talent for radio many years ago while working for Calvary’s radio station, KJLC. He graduated from CU with a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies and Radio Broadcasting. Moving on to work for Moody Radio, he recalled a life-changing experience interviewing people off the streets of Chicago. “We went out at 6 or 7 at night,” Haney said, “and I didn’t return until four in the morning. This was a world I knew nothing about.”

He interviewed people leaving bars in the middle of the night, asking them what they thought of the church, and was struck by the negative responses of individuals who “grew up in Awana” and now wanted nothing to do with the church. Haney felt a deep conviction that, “We’re just playing church. We’ve got to get out of here and tell people about Christ.”

Since then, his passion for teaching God’s word has “morphed into a desire to use Business Administration as a means of penetrating a secular society with the Gospel.” He funneled this passion into 25 years of radio broadcasting, and now brings the same eagerness to his work at CU.

Looking toward his future with CU, Haney is especially excited for the future of ministry-oriented business on campus. “The Lord has used my experience in broadcasting to fuse and mesh a different perspective. I’m hoping to help shape minds and hope to inspire the students to use their training.” He pointed out that, since everyone works, the workplace harbors a golden opportunity to make an impact. “That’s what I’m excited about… there is such a need to teach people how to apply their faith in the marketplace. I want to be the person who gives students that vision.”

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Strategy for Avoiding Being a Toxic Leader

Strategy for Avoiding Being a Toxic Leader

by Dr. Germaine Washington

Being a negative thinker can be detrimental to your wellbeing and others around you. Negative thinking can be the easiest way bring down an organization.  Expecting everything to be perfect can rob leaders of their happiness and motivation. Negative thinkers can have situations dead and buried because of excessive worrying and not allowing God to take full control.  Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  If God placed you in a position of leadership, you must trust is will and have faith in your talents.

According to Wren (1995), most leaders don’t make it to roles of influence without a moderate level of confidence and the ability to think rationally but even the most successful, self-assured leaders may occasionally get stuck in patterns of negative thinking. According to Goleman (2008), cognitive psychology theories propose that our emotions and behaviors are influenced by our perception or interpretation of events. For example, if a Senior Vice President obtains an annual report indicating that the organization’s fiscal year budget is 40,000 less than the previous year, then the VP can perceive the report in two ways: either start thinking their career is over and worry about the demise of the organization or begin discussing strategic and innovative ways to increase the budget that does not include layoffs or shutdown.  Our interpretations are guided by beliefs, understandings, and our environment (Wren, 1995).

When leaders start to amplify negative thoughts in their communication, their influential presence can be undermined (Goleman, 2008).  For example, their peers along with other stakeholders could pick up on weaknesses that may cause them to doubt decision-making processes and overall leadership abilities.  Leaders have bad days but when bad days are constant due to terrible thinking patterns, it can place an emotional strain on their followers.  Negative thinking breeds personality defects and gross distortions and it’s impossible to lead others when your thoughts are irrational.  Negative thinking will eventually bring about negative outcomes such as stress, burnout, physical and mental illnesses, or the loss of good employees.

Good leadership skills require emotional balance in tough situations because effective leaders can impress others when they make challenging issues appear easy. Followers normally mimic their leaders; therefore, it is important for influential people to watch their thoughts and actions. Leaders must understand that a flow of optimal performance depends on positive mental outlook, knowing that God is in control as Psalms 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God”.  When individuals move into influential roles, they stand on a bigger stage, and their executive presence becomes extremely important when it comes to driving innovative business results (Satija & Khan, 2013).  The more attuned leaders are to their own thinking patterns, the more they are able make good decisions during critical situation.

 

 

Pray Then Like This – A Study of Jesus’s Prayers

Pray Then Like This – A Study of Jesus’s Prayers

Author: David Allen – MS in Organizational Development
Submitted for Publication to The Warrior’s Pen

Introduction

Any study of how Jesus taught the disciples to pray, is by extension a lesson for all believers on how to pray.  There are many examples of Jesus in prayer recorded in scripture. Although the Gospels do not provide a detailed biography of Christ in prayer, they do offer captivating glimpses into His prayer life. “This model prayer is unequalled in any book or prayers.  It is unequalled in beauty and in its comprehensiveness.  It was given not to be repeated verbatim, but to use as a model.  Its design expresses the manner in which one should pray, not a prayer specifically to be use over and over again as the prayer itself” (Green, 1972. 244).

首先这将有助于回答这个问题,“为什么耶稣祷告吗?”这有时令人费解的基督徒。毕竟,如果耶稣是神,为什么基督需要祈祷?神学上来说,至少有三个方面的原因,耶稣祈祷。第一,耶稣祷告作为一个例子来他的追随者,这就是一个例子信徒继续从今天甚至学习。第二,基督的性质既神和人。从他的人性,它是一个犹太信徒完全自然的,如基督祷告。第三,三位一体的性质允许其成员之间的通信。作为上帝的儿子,耶稣会向上帝祈祷父亲。扩大第一神学教义的理由,耶稣怎样教他的追随者祈祷?当周围的人要求教他们祷告,耶稣给他们一个祷告模式,被称为“主祷文”。后来由于他的部是即将来到的气候结局,门徒看见他从事第三神学教义原因祈祷“的大祭司祷告。”但是,耶稣在共融与父亲只是他在花园里拍摄之前,耶稣效法他给在“主祷文”的追随者,还是他给弟子一个例子吗?

 

A Study of “The Lord’s Prayer”

This instruction on how to pray from Jesus, comes as part of a much larger teaching.  The Lord’s Prayer, as it is referred to today, came as a portion of the Sermon on the Mount when Jesus had just taught that He had come to fulfill the law.  He went on to teach about the evils of anger, lust, divorce, oaths, retaliation, and to teach that all who were listening were supposed to love their enemies and to pray for them.  He continues by telling them that, when they pray, they are not to pray as hypocrites.

Jesus must have given this lesson more than once, because in Luke’s account, Jesus repeats his instruction on how to pray.  “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. and lead us not into temptation’” (Luke 11:1–4).  Jesus follows this abbreviated teaching on how to pray with a story, as He was often known to do, illustrating what He had just taught.

Jesus gave a simple six-step pattern to follow, known as the “Lord’s Prayer.”  Jesus didn’t intend for the disciples to simply pray the same words he spoke in Matthew 6:9; He intended it to be an outline for prayer.  The example was to be a guideline to help keep their prayer-time on track.  “Pray, then, in this way”.

Our Father Who Art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy Name

这是赞美和崇拜呼叫。就像大卫王举目向上帝祷告(诗123:1),眼睛,思想,灵魂的提升,以及所有信徒的心脏对上帝的应是其位置就在神面前来。大多数人认为只有在天上的神驻留,但耶稣教导说,上帝是永远存在,并寻求他们崇拜他,“但时间快到了,现在在这里,当真正的信徒会在心灵和诚实拜父,对于父亲要这样的人拜他”(约4:23)。回想在旧约神给予的承诺即使这样表达了他对所有信徒的爱,“看,我已经刻你我的手......手掌”(以赛亚书49:16)。什么个人爱好神的美丽的描写和表达对所有的信徒。耶稣告诉那些谁听他的布道,需要时间来兑现主,考虑他的伟大。时间要记住他的忠诚和他的诺言来鼓励。

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done,

On Earth as It Is in Heaven

No King is a King without a kingdom to rule.  Christ is telling all those listening to align themselves with God’s will; to have their hearts in a position to say, “You, Oh God, our Father, are ruler of heaven and earth, and sovereign over all the universe.  Come establish Your sovereignty in my heart and the hearts of all men, even on the earth itself.” (MaClaren 1877, 96)   As believers pray this, they are proclaiming a desire for God’s will over their life, family, church, the lost, etc. they are to do so, while waiting and allowing the Lord to share His heart and will with them.  The biggest difference between a defeated, dismal, lukewarm Christian and a victorious, vibrant one, is in whether or not God, the Holy Spirit, has control of their life.  Has He taken sovereignty as well as residence in the soul, establishing within them His Kingdom?

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

In a transition, Jesus switches from the majestic will of God to the subject as earthly as bread.  This shows that believers are to pray for daily needs – food, shelter, finances, relationships, etc.  Nothing is too small for them to bring before the Father.  God wants believers to be in complete, daily dependence on him; He will satisfy their needs.  God’s will is that believers walk in His daily provision of health, wisdom, and joy.  Jesus is telling the disciples, and all who hear, that it is not selfish to pray for these things.  Mark expands on the principle by telling believers, “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24).  Christians are to ask God for their needs and the needs of others.  Believers should be specific, and ask in faith for anything they know the Lord wants to give them.

And Forgive Us Our Debts,

as We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors

一个基督徒应该请求原谅上帝已知罪的任何区域,和宽恕的人向信徒没有原谅讲出来。问题就来了,在这个祷告的话大多数的基督徒,“像我们。”基督徒明白神要赦免他们的罪,他们;他表明,送儿子为他们而死。他们可以接受的想法,他们应该去原谅别人,硬如可能。事情变得严重时,他们投入的话“就像我们。”他们都在问,在祈祷,求神赦免他们在完全相同的方式,因为他们原谅那些谁亏待他们。 “这是不可能提升我们的敌人了神的存在,并在同一时间继续恨他们”(法利,2007,135)。耶稣不是建立奖励制度;有没有办法他人的信徒的宽恕都不能赢得神的宽恕他们的罪。这只是上帝的恩典,任何人都不能被原谅的。耶稣在做什么,是建立宽恕的文化。他的追随者去原谅别人,因为这是应该做的理直气壮的事情,因为他们已经看到了这一点神自己建模。

And Do Not Lead Us into Temptation,

But Deliver Us from Evil

耶稣说信徒需要问上帝不来吸引他们?没有,上帝不引诱人犯罪。 “让任何人说,当他被试探,我是被神试探。因为神诱惑任何人。”(雅1:13)。上帝的确允许罪,但不提倡的。上帝不会引诱人犯罪,他不能让在他面前的罪。什么国王会吸引他的臣民违反法律,他自己建立的?那么为什么,如果信徒试图模仿耶稣,是他们教会祈祷“不要让我们陷于诱惑,(在不同的翻译,‘不要让我们陷于审判的时候’),但救我们脱离凶恶”?当耶稣祈祷这个祷告在花园里,父亲拒绝了他的请求。耶稣被输送到一个罪恶之手。然而,这也正是为什么信徒可以做这个祷告与信心;耶稣击败在十字架上的邪恶,让所有的信徒可以交付。基督徒应该问上帝的恩典在诱惑面前站稳脚跟,并抵御敌人的阴谋,记住仰望耶稣逃跑的方式。

For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power,

and the Glory, Forever. Amen

Some would argue that it is church tradition that added this doxology to the Lord’s Prayer.  After all, Luke did not have the doxology in his version of the prayer.  This issue can easily be explained.  In Luke’s version, Jesus was in prayer, and as he ended the disciples ask him to teach them how to pray.  In Matthew’s version, Jesus was in the midst of the Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus was teaching that the kingdom of heaven belongs to God, the folly of self-glorification; and the laying up of treasures in heaven. It was only natural that He would end the model prayer focused again on the Kingdom of God.

“Thine is the Kingdom”, All earthly things, the whole fate of man is ruled by him.  At the beginning of the prayer, the coming kingdom is being asked for.  Here Jesus teaches the disciples to declare it is already here. “Thine is the Power” This is a simple truth, deep but clear, that all power comes from God, “Thine is the Glory” God’s glory is the praise that comes from the completion of His perfect will.  The purpose of all creation is to glorify God.  Though initially separated from God by sin; through His sanctification, believers receive salvation as a result of the sacrificial death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.  They are once again with God on the correct side of the gulf between God and sin.

More important than simply being a benediction, this part of the prayer is a powerful expression of praise to the Father in heaven.  Just as the prayer opened in an attitude of reverence and honor, with the statement “Hallowed be Thy Name” here it closes with a reaffirmation to the greatness of God.

A Study of “The High Priestly Prayer”

约翰不使用术语“大祭司”来形容耶稣。然而,在上下文中,耶稣曾许诺另一个主张;这个称号祈祷的可能已经来临,因为耶稣为祈求他的门徒和那些来,作为倡导者。 “在‘​​主祷文’,他教导他的信徒祷告,他没有祈祷自己,因为他并不需要祈求罪得赦免。这一次是正确的,特异的,他的,和适合他只是作为一个中介,是他说情的样本,却是利用双方在祈祷指导和鼓励信徒”(亨利,2016)。 “到这个时候,基督作为一个在父亲的怀抱里与神宣告男子被占用;现在他变成神的男人”(1939年范伯格)。 “这祷告是调解,这是个人,前奏各各”(1971年桑德斯200)。大家读可以看到耶稣,都给予赞扬,并要求赞美后,花费在与父亲的代祷共融祈祷的剩余部分。这个祷告是主人的特殊的祈祷,是由约翰提供祈祷我们主的方法的例子。唯一的其他地方,约翰给耶稣的信徒祈祷的看法是他的眼睛的提升时,他叫拉撒路出来的父亲。这祷告,同时个人的交流,也与观众也告诉完成的事实。

It was Jesus’ practice to pray often, but scripture records that He would remove himself from others to pray.  He would rise early to commune with the Father, finding time to talk to the Father one on one.  This time He allowed the disciples to be present to hear this very personal prayer.  Jesus wanted the disciples to know they were in God the Father’s hands.  Even when separated from Him, they would still be part of Him.  They were going to suffer persecution because they would proclaim the truth of Christ, and even in that persecution, they were in God’s hands.

约翰,他记录了这个祷告,表演信徒工会是多么的个人确实是耶稣和父亲之间。耶稣使用单词“佩特”,“爸爸”来称呼上帝。他开始了他的祈祷与简单的地址“的父亲。”信徒们已经习惯了这种作为开始祈祷的基督徒的正常方式,但在这一天并不平常。已使用的地址是一个在说他的父母使用的一个孩子。决不会神已经提到这个非正式的;事实上,当上帝解决,这是通常添加一些修饰词。例如,一个人祈祷可能会说,“我们在天上的父。”上帝是如此之大和如此之高,他绝不能在语言适合在家庭中使用熟悉的加以解决。但耶稣不断用讲了他天父的这种方式。作为信徒研究这个祷告,这将有助于他们思考的时间和门徒的心脏需要,耶稣感觉如何知道尝试体验,正在等待他在接下来的几个小时。然而,他的重点仍然在赞美父亲,代祷为弟子。

Jesus Prays: Father Glorify Thy Son

Any study of the first section of this prayer must first look at how John begins.  “When Jesus had spoken these words,” John is referring back to the previous chapter and the instruction Jesus had been giving in the upper room.  Where Jesus had been teaching the disciples about, the work of the Holy Spirit, telling the disciples that their sorrow will turn into joy and that He had overcome the world.  Then John points out the position of Jesus: “He lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,” John was an eye witness to the prayer; if John felt it important enough to list here, it might well be something Christians need to heed.

Jesus knows the hour has come that He is to complete His ministry on the earth and to accomplish the mission for which He came. From the first moment Jesus entered His ministry until He said “it is Finished,” His one desire was to glorify the Father and finish the work the Father had given Him to do.  Jesus, knowing pain and agony coming in the hours that lay ahead of Him, was asking the Father to support him on Calvary as this portion of His work was completed.  Jesus continues by acknowledging the power the Father has given him over all creation, this includes the Church.  Jesus had a ministry given to Him by the father at the beginning of time, to carry out the work of redemption and, through His finished work, redeem all the Father had given Him to make up the body of the New Testament Church.  Jesus was the “Lamb without blemish and without spot: who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world” (1 Peter 1:19–20).

Jesus Prays for the Disciples

the Father has Given Him

荣耀上帝后,现在耶稣把他的祷告祈求为弟子。就像在祈祷的第一部分,耶稣带来了父亲一个重点完成的工作共融。耶稣道出了父亲的名字给那些父亲给了他离开这个世界。因为这揭示工作的结果,门徒收到父亲的字和认识耶稣的身份为SENT儿子,谁收到的所有的东西从他的父亲之一。耶稣确认弟子食言,他们已经知道一切,他已经从父亲。他们已经认识到,尚未完全,但在一定程度上,他的化身和使命。耶稣使它明显,他是祈祷那些谁在祈祷这一点已经听到并相信,不为世人。 “我祈祷代表他们。我没有祈祷代表着世界的,而是代表你所赐给我的,因为它们都属于你”(约翰福音17:9)。这些都是已经听到和他在地上的工作完成后的那些,得永生。

为弟子耶稣祈祷被关在一个方式在耶稣传道透露,是真实的父亲的属性。耶稣没有为父亲祈祷他们离开世界,但父亲会阻止他们的邪恶,因为他们没有这个世界长,就像耶稣这个世界的。 “他们不属于世界,正如我不属于世界”(约翰福音17:16)。耶稣问父亲通过他的真理使他们成圣继续他说情。问父亲,让他们成圣,因为他们被发送到世界各地,多为父亲送耶稣,耶稣现在发送弟子走向世界。耶稣已经花了三年的教学和训练的弟子。现在他问父亲与他的力量来覆盖他们,因为他们是他的使者走向世界。弟子为代表耶稣基督的,是他的部长和父亲在世界上的真理。他们是分体,在这个意义上,他们的生活和使命不是俗世,而是天上的;但他们的分离是不是世界隔离。

Jesus Prays for Those Who Believe

through the Disciples’ Word

Having prayed for the disciples, Jesus now prays for the entire Church, for all born again believers.  His prayer is for those who will believe on Him through the preaching of the Word, for all–even for the Church and believer in the 21st century Church.  Much as the disciples gave the message of grace and met the enemy head on, believers ever since then have needed the same sanctifying power and protections Jesus had prayed for the disciples to have.  His prayer, “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word…” (John 17:20), is a prayer every believer can claim as a direct connection to Jesus.

In His intercession, Jesus prayed very specifically for preservation (v11), joy (v13), protection (v15), sanctification (v17), unification (v21), believers might be with Him in glory (v24), and that believers might behold His glory (v24).  Jesus made these petitions on behalf of believers because all believers are His Church, a gift from the Father.  Throughout His intercession, Jesus consistently emphasizes the relationship between Himself and the Father, as well as His relationship between Himself and the disciples and the believers that would follow.

Jesus prayed this prayer in the looming darkness of Calvary.  He looked forward to that hour, not for the darkness it would bring as He accepted the sin of man, but for the glory He saw on the other side.  He was already looking forward to His reign on earth with the knowledge of the fact that sin was already defeated.

Comparing the Two Prayers

The Lord’s Prayer includes adoration; supplication for the Kingdom, for personal needs, for forgiveness, and for deliverance from temptation; and the ascription of glory.  It is both a prayer for individuals to use as a model and a universal model for the Church.  It sets the recognition of divine things first and clearly asserts sin nature and the need for forgiveness in relations of life.  As Jesus addressed the need to pray in the sermon on the mount, at this time it was not only the disciples that were present; Jesus was addressing all who would hear.  Much as Jesus had always done, Jesus gave a model of how prayer was to be.  However, this model was not a blueprint.  He intended those that heard Him to find a place in their relationship with the Father allowing them to come to the Father with adoration, intercession, and longing for the Father’s glory.

The High Priestly Prayer begins with expression of profound communion between the Son and the Father, followed by Jesus praying for His disciples, to whom He has revealed Himself and His relation to God.  Jesus continues His prayer–showing His relationship ultimately to the Church.  He seeks unity with the Church; not an external unity, but the deep, spiritual unity found by the indwelling of Christ in them and God in Christ.  This prayer is unique among the prayers of Jesus.  While it is distinctly a petition, it is at the same time a communion.  Jesus had to this point been directed towards His disciples on the earth, now He lifts His eyes to heaven as He addresses His Father.  The hour was come to glorify the Son, in order that from that glory He might glorify the Father.

Conclusion

Most believers know what it is to hear a true man or woman of God deep in prayer; there is something holy and awesome about it.  Far beyond all that, was the prayer Jesus prayed unto God, His Father (John 17). This is the only long, continuous prayer of Jesus recorded in the Gospels.  Jim Cecy quoting Melanchthon said, “The sentences are simple, but the ideas are deep, moving, and meaningful.  There is no voice which has ever been heard, either in heaven or in earth, more exalted, more holy, more fruitful, more sublime, than the prayer offered up by the Son to God Himself.”  (Cecy, 2016)

Genuine prayer often reveals a person’s innermost being.  John 17 is a unique opportunity to see the nature and heart of Jesus.  In this prayer, Jesus touches on many of these themes of His teachings recorded by John throughout his Gospel.  The glory of God and the glory of Jesus.  Jesus having been sent by the Father on a mission given to Him at the beginning of time.  The sanctification of the disciples as His messengers to the world’s believers. The love and unification of those that would believe because of the message the disciples would spread throughout the world.

Many of the same theological themes in the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) are in the High Priestly Prayer.  They may be in a different order but the concerns are present.  There are other examples of when Jesus taught those around him how to pray.  These are just two of the more well-known prayers.

Jesus after his resurrection continued to make known the name of God during the forty days He remained on the earth before His ascension, after He ascended He continued to make known the name of God through the Holy Spirit as the apostles preached the word.  His will making the known His name today by the ministry of the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the Word of God by men called and anointed by the Holy Spirit to preach the truth, and this will continue until Jesus returned to receive His own. (Green, 1967, 196)

Christians often ask the question, did Jesus follow the example (model) He gave in the Lord’s Prayer” in the “High Priestly Prayer given in John 17?  The answer would have to be yes, but, that answer is qualified by saying, though the components of the “Lord’s Prayer” are in the “High Priestly Prayer”: the “High Priestly Prayer” is an extremely personal prayer.  Jesus allows the disciples (all believers) to hear not the teachings of Christ with man, but to hear the desires of His heart when He pours it out to His Father for the blessing of those that are His own.

References

Cecy, Jim. Dr. 2016. When God Prays: We Listen, Campus Bible Church, Accessed Oct 17, 2016.  //campusbiblechurch.com/sermonnotes/071606.

Evans, Craig. 2003. The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew ~ Luke. Colorado Springs. Cook Communications

Farley, Julie. 2007. 30 Minutes Changed Forever. Northville, MI. Nelson Publishing

Henry, Matthew. Matthew Henry Bible Commentary. Accessed Oct 20, 2016 //www.christianity.com/bible/commentary.

Feinberg, Charles. 1939. Prayer in Its Relation to the Three Persons of the Godhead. Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra. BSAC 096:383. Accessed Apr 6, 2017. Theological Journals by Galaxie Software

Green, Oliver. 1967. The Gospel According to John Vol. 3, Greenville, The Gospel Hour Inc.

Green, Oliver. 1972. The Gospel According to Matthew Vol. 2, Greenville, The Gospel Hour Inc.

Longman, Tremper and Garland, David. eds.2007. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Luke ~ Acts. Grand Rapids. Zondervans.

Longman, Tremper and Garland, David. eds. 2010. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Matthew & Mark. Grand Rapids. Zondervans.

MaClaren, Alexander. 1877. Week-day evening address. London. MacMillan & Co.

Nolland, John. 2005. The Gospel of Matthew: A commentary on the Greek text. Grand Rapids. Eerdmans Publishing

Sanders, J Oswald. 1971. The Incomparable Christ. Chicago. Moody Publishings

Learning and Living at Calvary During the Summer

Learning and Living at Calvary During the Summer

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

Summer Learning

Did you know that students can take Calvary classes year-round?  Because our academic year is structured into eight-week cycles, learning never has to stop – even in summer!  The fall semester technically starts in July and concludes when Cycle 3 finishes in December.  The spring semester starts with a one-week J-Term and includes Cycles 4-6.  We are currently in Cycle 1, and there are several classes meeting during the day and evening hours.

Dr. Dodds is teaching Evangelism/Spiritual Life.

Mr. Williamson is teaching Introduction to Philosophy.

Summer Living

This summer is the first time that Calvary has kept the dorms open in June and July.  While the number of students living there is much smaller than during Cycles 2-5, we do have students taking advantage of that opportunity.  Of course, many choose to go home for a few months, but they are still able to take summer classes using our blended online model.

Dr. Washington is teaching Strategic Management.

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Calvary Business Professor Published in Handbook of Research on Human Factors in Contemporary Workforce Development

Calvary Business Professor Published in Handbook of Research on Human Factors in Contemporary Workforce Development

Workforce Development Textbook Includes KC Area Research

Dr. Germaine Washington’s publication found in Handbook of Research on Human Factors in Contemporary Workforce Development includes local research.  Published April 2017, the work provides business and government executives, students, and other researchers with valuable information for workforce development. Dr. Washington’s chapter joins many research efforts that tackle contemporary workforce issues. Her study explored issues that create high turnover rates among social workers, community support workers, and youth care workers.  Dr. Washington was named the Director of the Business Administration Program of Calvary University in January 2017.  She stated, “I believe it is important for believers to engage with other researchers so that the Christian voice is heard.” The textbook is widely available from online suppliers.