I am not suggesting revolting or secretive ways, But I believe witnessing through action is just as important as witnessing through professing one’s belief. In Matthew 5:16, it states, “in the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NIV). Christian educator’s classroom should embody principles that are reflective of a Christian worldview to implement a biblical worldview to support a Christian philosophy in education in a practical application. We must instill themes like love, wholeness, and responsibility of knowledge. Graham states, “biblical teachings concerning love, wholeness, and responsibility, as well as our experience of them in Christ, must be brought to bear on our studies and research” (Graham, 2009, 24).
My philosophy of education, is that as human beings who are made in the image of God should educate ourselves to understand God’s creation and have an eagerness to learn and grow. Not be ignorant to other things but rather be open to new ideas. Ultimately, we worship the one who created everything and give all the glory to him because “For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”(Proverbs
The transformation of being the holiest to the least holiest is clearly seen. However, when he was viewed as the holiest he was not with God and when viewed as an equal sinner to the masses he finally achieves acceptance of God. Through his feeble attitude Dimmesdale completely was transformed, becoming self loathing was a consequence of his weakness, and as a consequence of loathing he perished in front of all his previous
When someone hurts another, we care for the one who got hurt and show no compassion for the one whose fault it was. It is hard for us to show empathy toward the “bad”guy. It really does take God to help us. Father Boyle’s ability to care for everyone is incredible. His compassion toward the Homeboys has brought compassion to them.
The crematorium did not involve them looking death in the face, but with the gallows they were dehumanized because they could not look away from the facts that life is not fair and just, and that their beliefs should be doubted. When the young pipel with the angel looking face was condemned to die this idea grew. As the people were watching the boy about to die they wondered aloud, “[w]here is merciful God, where is He,” and “[w]here He is? This is where...hanging here from these gallows”(Weisel, 64-65). The Jews’ faith and beliefs in justice and a God who has a plan to save them and do right by them evaporized when the young pipel was killed.
After speaking with Elizabeth, John decides that he wants to live and signs a confession. However, his immense pride wants him to save his name. Proctor decides to tell the truth that he is not a witch and rips up the written confession. He preserves his pride and dignity and declares the truth at the same time, dying as a man with flaws yet a good man, allowing the readers the ability to categorize him as a tragic hero. Proctor 's downfall in the play is caused by human error, which qualifies him to be the tragic hero.
As a Puritan minister, he was well respected among the community. What they didn’t know, however, was that he was the culprit behind Hester 's adultery. Due to the lack of discipline received from the community, Dimmesdale ”loathed his miserable self”(99). The townspeople would never reprimand him, thus his guilt made him despise himself. Dimmesdale would also inflict pain upon himself using a “bloody scourge ”(99).
While recommending that we be more receptive to Life’s blessings, and with subtle reference to Jesus’ Parable of The Talents, on page 67 Ernest Holmes suggests the concept of stewardship. For a good steward, life is not a matter of accumulating and hoarding wealth; on the contrary, in order to have a greater experience of Life, you are required to make good use what has been entrusted to you. You must work with whatever talents you have, applying them in ways that make you useful and valuable to others; for that is how one finds value in life. We must keep in mind that in Biblical times, a talent was a quantity of gold or silver; and, the talents mentioned in the parable would amount to millions of dollars today. Analogously, talents are
Even though he suffered in self- loathing it could also be said that he fell into the sin of pride because he could have ended his suffering and Elizabeth’s had he removed in private the veil in her presence. There was one positive effect of the veil “Among all its bad influences, the black veil had the one desirable effect, of making its wearer a very efficient clergyman” (Hawthorne 642). People in his congregation eventually learned to respect the minister even if it was out of fear, when they faced death the minister was called on: “Dying sinners cried aloud for Mr. Hooper, and would not yield their breath till he appeared; though ever, as he stooped to whisper
The Bible states, “Thou shalt not kill” because killing someone or something is a sin (Exodus 20: 13). The Misfit and his acquaintances had committed a sin; however, grace stepped in and forgave them. O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” portrays violence and evil by a way of redeeming grace. The Misfit stated, “It’s no real pleasure in life” and he knew he had done wrong, yet Jesus Christ freed him from his sins by ending the curse on humanity (O’Connor 295). The Bible said, “ For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law; but under grace”; the Misfit, his acquaintance, and the grandmother were all under grace even though they had done wrong (Romans 6:14).