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Résumé for Michael Wayne Arnold

Technical Projects 🖥 GitHub Profile 🤓 Tech Writings Contact Information 📧 Education Bachelor of Science in Business Administration The University of Alabama (December 2006) Majors: Management Information Systems & German Minor: Computer Science Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Vanderbilt University Concentration: Chaplaincy Planned Graduation: May 2019 Experience Senior Data Development Engineer, Franklin American Mortgage Company, Franklin, TN, USA November 2018 - Present Manager of Software Engineering, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN, USA April 2016 - November 2018 Read more...

Posted: Wed, Nov 7, 2018, Words: ~1900, Reading Time: 9 min

Plene Esse, the Holy Spirit, & Intercommunion

“For a long time the Conference on Faith and Order shied away from and avoided directly addressing this problem [ecumenical Eucharist]. It was the type of issue so loaded with emotional dynamite, that we feared it might with the first little thrust set off a spark that would explode our entire movement into pieces.” Dr. Leonard Hodgson.1 The great scandal of the 20th and 21st Century Church is this, though we have done great work in recognizing each other’s work in the Kingdom of God and the validity of our shared baptism in the Body of Christ, we still cannot fully share in the Sacrament of Jesus’s Body and Blood at his Holy Table. Read more...

Posted: Wed, Oct 10, 2018, Words: ~2900, Reading Time: 14 min

Humanity & the Church

Introduction Humanity and the Church or, to cast them in more theological terms, theological anthropology and ecclesiology, are highly related doctrines that often get overlooked in the Christian theological community. First providing a brief history to setup a framework for theological discourse, I seek to better understand what humanity is in the eyes of and relationship to God and to define what the Church is and is called to be in the world. Read more...

Posted: Fri, Apr 28, 2017, Words: ~6100, Reading Time: 29 min

The Christology and Ecclesiological Vision of Paul in Philippians and Colossians with a Practical Application for the Modern Church

Introduction Both the epistles to the Philippians and Colossians pivot on hymns seeped in Paul’s Christology. The hymn in Phil 2:6-11 focuses on the unexpected nature of the Messiah who fulfills the prophesies of the prophets while the hymn in Col 1:15-23 focuses on the divinity of Christ and his preeminent status before all things in heaven and earth. Surrounding the two hymns, Paul’s exhortations for new patterns of life and he and his fellow servants’ Christ-template narratives call the “faithful brothers and sisters in Christ”1 in both Philippi and Colossae to a new way life. Read more...

Posted: Fri, Apr 5, 2013, Words: ~3300, Reading Time: 16 min