After much research and prayer I have decided to pursue a M.Div. at Regent for two reasons. The first is the interdenominational composition of Regent’s faculty, staff, and student body. The gospel of Jesus is all-inclusive without exception. Therefore, the Church must look to the cross for reconciliation, as we are all one body.
• They are used as a way of teaching those who are unable to read bible. • They remind the believers of God’s sovereign power over all the creation. • Symbols have also been used in order to memorialize God’s sacred activity in human history. During early times, the symbols of church were understood by initiates only. Later on, after the Christian religion was legalized, the followers started using more recognizable symbols.
Believers must hold a godly lifestyle. The church is a congregation of holy believers. To join the church, a person must repent of sin, place his faith in Jesus Christ, and begin living a new life. In this type of structure, each local congregation makes its own decisions rather than having its affairs controlled by the state or officials of a general church organization. They held that the basic form of church government should be congregational, not hierarchical.
by God into this world”. Missions is the word now commonly used for particular components that the church engages in to accomplish the redemptive purpose of God such as the Great commission, church planting, and increasingly, social justice. Missions is considered a sub-set of the mission of the
The concept of worldviews is an ongoing debate that continues to grow. A worldview is a belief about aspects in reality that shape the way one may think, know, and do. Everyone has their own worldview which really makes individuals who they are today. The good thing about worldviews are they can grow and change. Personally, I strongly agree with the christian worldview also known as, biblical worldview.
The book The Indian Great Awakening by Linford Fisher is part of the scholarly work on involvement to Christianity of the Native American. A lot of this work, for now, has addressed individuals as well as groups of people. The writer takes a broad scope of the engagement of conversion to Christianity especially in the New England which involved Connecticut, Long Island, Rhode Island as well as west of Massachusetts. This took place between the year 1700 and 1820. This great awakening focuses on the change, growth, and patterns of Indian involvement in Christian matters with less emphasis on the roughness or smoothness of Native religion encounters.
An obvious observation would be that my hometown doesn’t consist of a variety of cultures. With that, I grew up with an ethnocentric mindset. As I have grown up, I have learned that by being open minded to other cultures means that I can become more educated and expand my experiences. By carrying this mindset with me wherever I go, I can comfortably let my guard down and be willing to have a different perspective on life in general. As well as educate myself on the variety of cultures that make up our population.
During the 16th and 17th centuries a growing development of inward reflection and understanding, personal connections to God, and active societal roles began to permeate the fundamental interpretations of what it meant to be Christian. Ignatius Loyola and Marie de l’Incarnation became the figure heads of this movement because of their positions as Jesuit and Ursaline, but more importantly because of their lives’ works and writings. Together, Ignatius and Marie enveloped the highest forms of Christian values as they persevered through doubt and relinquished everything they had, spiritually and physically, to their God and
Striving to achieve my dream career of becoming a psychologist, I have made it imperative to do activities to enhance my passion for helping people. It 's crucial to partake in activities that ensure my personal growth, such as Students for Social Justice. Groups like these open my eyes to perceive the world in a new perspective, and it motivates me to want to make a change in this world. I truly believe that my place in society is in any position that will allow me to help the utmost people possible. I am from an immigrant family, and I hold my culture and family values to me dearly.
In the study of Rungduin and Rungduin (2013) on role of cultural values to forgiveness of Filipinos they have postulated that since the Philippines have a strong religious affiliation the culture of the country is greatly affected by the teaching of the church. Hence, the persons choice to grant forgiveness is highly related to his/her personal values and the society’s definition of forgiveness, which in this case is highly spiritual grounded. According to another study, by Batara (2015), there is an overlapping of religiosity and spirituality among Filipino youth from around the ages