These rules have become a locus on discernment. These help the retreatants in finding out the movements of the spirits in order that they grow in their commitment to Jesus Christ. There are always two persons in this process; the person making the retreat and the person guiding the retreat and God is present to both of them. In the discerning process, “The director helps the retreatant to discern the mysteries of the interior life in a practical way that is meant to lead to practical decisions and practical service of Christ.” Based on the rules the director interprets the experience of the retreatant in the light of the
The ideas that have been introduced to me by both reading and discussing the book, “You are What You Love”, by James K.A. Smith, will impact how I live my life. To be more specific the idea of liturgical practices forming the core of my being. This book has changed my viewpoints on what it truly means to be self-reflective. I have learned that a way to truly know oneself is by evaluating the choices they make.
The moves and plots, which produce different fields of understanding, should arise from the nature of scripture. There are moments in consciousness termed immediacy, reflection, and praxis. Symbol’s task in consciousness is in different ways. Since scripture functions in these different ways, sermons also are plotted to work in human consciousness to shift congregational consciousness. Immediacy is to change the congregational consciousness with immediate force.
Introduction A worldview is a particular philosophy or conception an individual develops during one’s lifespan. A biblical worldview is beliefs and principles that are constructed from a biblical framework that help Christians navigate through a life of sin and should be integrated into the many facets of one's life, including personal and professional settings. Christians who attempt to separate their biblical worldview from different aspects of their life may struggle to hold firm in their Christian beliefs. The Bible says in James, “Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do” (James, 1:8, New International Version). As an educator, I have a responsibility to influence young people positively.
In the endeavor to achieve this understanding, there are critical issues that one needs to analyze and put into consideration. One such factor is the context of culture concerning religion. For one to understand effectively a certain religion, one has to understand the culture and norms of the community since culture plays an important role in religion. The issue of identity is another important factor to consider in religious education. It is important to understand how a community or groups of people identify because it indirectly reflects on the religion they follow.
Grounded Theory approach for Sermon Analysis Introduction Sermon Analysis is an essential exercise to improve one’s preaching skill. It helps to evaluate communication skills as well as examine the interpretation and application of the text in respective context. There are many methods used by different homeliticians in different period of time. 1. Grounded Theory Grounded Theory has been effectively used in social research, in medical and health science, educational field, commercial research, political enquiry, psychological research and also in corporate world.
J. Donahue rightly stated, “Redaction criticism as a literary enterprise was a precursor to many of the literary approaches that later became popular in interpreting the New Testament.” Due to its attention to the creative work of the evangelists and its focus on the finished form of the text, it is an appropriate tool to be used in conjunction with newer literary methods. This method also made it clear that the authors of the New Testament were religiously sensitive, and were also struggling with their traditions on the question of how to present them to their changing situations. Thus, this method greatly contributed to New Testament scholarship, especially providing a framework to understand the author’s life situation and his/her theological
Dr. Watts’ Plain and Easy Catechisms is a book containing a collection of different Catechisms, Hymns and Prayers designed for children to memorize during the Antebellum Period in the United States. With the expansion of transportation methods and efficient ways of sending mail, as well as a rise in religious interest, this book portrays the authors participation during the second Great Awakening and his personal desire to spread his religion. A belief that can be merely explained through an answer to a Catechism toward the beginning of the book that states “I must serve god, by keeping all his commandments, that is by doing every thing he requires of me, and avoiding everything that he forbids me” (7). But, essentially, this book finds its importance in the fact that it not only expresses the
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen,” (Page 6). accomplished a few important things in this monologue. He establishes the plays inherent religious tone. He give the reader context for what will happened
It was viewed that moral development emerges from the action of people during the adolescent period by constructing and reconstructing their knowledge of the world as a result of their interactions with the environment and society. There is no doubt that one of the significant factors of moral development is religion. Different religious traditions emphasize on moral