The most surprising world view I discovered in the book, The Transforming Vision, by Walsh and Middleton was the ability for a follower of Christ to be open-minded toward other cultures that are different in their beliefs, practices, and values. The reading has taught me not to be so one-sided on issues, but to listen to others who have a different perspective than I do. We all come from different backgrounds and not everyone shares the same values. The book gives examples of how each culture practices their traditions and customs. For example, the Japanese value the trait of loyalty. We as Americans should analyze why this trait is valued. The same goes for the Dene, who value their land. Some people may think that valuing land is unimportant. …show more content…
I was unaware we could learn something positive from another culture. I was assuming that we should adhere to our own culture and be true to our beliefs. Partially of this is true whereas believers of Christ stay committed to faith, but also look at the other values and determine what we (North Americans) are lacking. What I knew about the nature of the world was that humans live in broken and sinful world. On the other hand, I thought of human identity as how a person defines him or herself and how is that person differs from others. New ideas should always be explored because they could be beneficial in gaining a new perspective on …show more content…
We must be able to actively listen and be open about to new ideas. Walsh and Middleton state, “We must recognize that our vision of life is always limited. It must be open to correction and refinement, even from other world views” (1984, p. 39). We can use the world views to better ourselves and see what we are doing wrong. More so, the authors challenge the reader by asking how can a Christian learn from other cultures when the bible is meant to be the guide of life? One can still accomplish this by understanding the Christian world view by seeing that every human is unique and created in the image of God. Walsh and Middleton state, “Yet we are different from the heavens and the winds, as well as from the plants and the animals, and we sense this difference. We are God’s servants, but the nature of our service is unique” (p. 52). This reading made me realize how different we all are, and it’ okay to be different from one another. God’s unique characteristic granted to every human allows new ideas to be crossed and
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“Personal experiences and intuitive feelings will shift over time and in different situations. A worldview based on Scripture will survive over time and across all the situations we will encounter” (McCullough, 2008, p. 19). Your biblical worldview beliefs should influence the way you think about, treat, and speak to others daily by allowing God’s light to shine through you unto others. McCullough says that we are to be influential for God’s glory in our lives, and that God must be involved (2008, p.7). Your biblical worldview beliefs might also influence the way you decide on a future career.
As soon as you understand more about a person, you can be more empathetic and understanding of different cultures. I come from a Hispanic and German background so I have had the chance to enjoy multiple cultures already. Yet, experiencing and learning about new cultures is important to create better more understanding
Many people today don’t now anything about their culture. They don’t now where they come form or who their ancestors. Which is very sad just because when you are closer to your culture you start to appreciate it and the struggles our ancestors actually had back in the day. When you start to actually learn about your heritage you can shape the way you live your life. Sada Mirea an archaeologist got closer to her heritage and it influenced her beliefs.
If we all actually try to look at their heart, they might have a good Christian heart that we can learn from. This book has taught me many lessons about being myself and loving others. Overall, I loved this book. I found it truly inspiring to just live and just be who we really are.
I think apostle Charles Neff described the attitude that the variety of aspects reminds us of, no matter what boundaries or differences we might face, we must never sense to find ways to teach. We must allow God’s grace to realize
In this sense, even though Christianity is not essentially a doctrine, nonetheless it contains a doctrine but this does not constitute the core and reason of being of the Christian faith. Accordingly, doctrinal information concerning Christianity must be employed with upbuilding in mind, lest they become the center of the matter, thereby transforming Christianity in something that is not – namely, the communication of a certain doctrine regarding human beings and the world they live in. In conclusion, direct communication can be used against those caught in the delusion of having become human. This, happens both at the level of understanding what being a Christian requires, hence on the level of the social practices which
(83 words) I grew up in a Christian home, so my worldview has always been from a Christian viewpoint. I accepted Christ at age five, so I have always grown up in church and have known the right answers, but it was not until sophomore year when I truly developed my worldview for myself. Sophomore year of high school is when I realized that I needed to stop going through the motions and truly live out the Christian life. It was then when I began making intentional decisions to stand up for what I believe in. For me, my worldview is looking through the Christian
Moving forward, according to our class textbook value “pertains to beliefs and attitudes that provide direction to everyday living” (Corey, et al., 2015, p. 12). As learned through my peers, it is important for me to have a present awareness of the probable moments when counter transference may be triggered to the point where I may even try to impose my beliefs on a client. Based on my cultural origins, some pressing values exist. Unconditional love is on the forefront. In my perspective, Christianity revolves around accepting God’s unconditional love and extending it towards others.
As a child I was raised with exposure to both Buddhism and Christianity, the faiths of my father and mother, respectively. My mother later converted to Buddhism when I was a teenager. As such, my journey toward Christian faith began with an analytical study of the religion, in which I sought out religious texts and scholars known to have influenced the tradition. I count many of these writers and theologians as formative in my journey, but none more so than Soren Kierkegaard.
And we can do the same in our own family and community. Let us continually raise children with faith, deep in knowledge and wisdom about God and His work. This work should be done not only to our own family but, more so, to families dear and near to us. Let us help build this
Biblical perspective should be our worldview, so when one states that we are integrating our worldview into the classroom, theoretically they should be integrating Biblical principles into the classroom (MacCullough, 2008) In his book , "The Universe Next Door", James Sire defines worldview as providing a foundation on which we live, move, and have our being based on stories from our heart whether they be true , partially true , or false . Another definition of worldview is defined as, “a set of presuppositions or assumptions which we hold consciously or subconsciously about the basic makeup of our world (McCullough p.14). Worldview also deal with our background; culture; values; philosophy of life; religious choices and faith together, creating our identity.
Such acts are possible via individualism and utilizing one’s faith as a guide; this is shown through proof of scripture, experience of others, infallible reasoning, as well as traditions in the church. Scripture does not specifically contain information about individualism by name; however scripture possesses what one should do in regards to the spiritual gifts that one may possess as well as performing favorable tasks for God. With individualism, one’s life is one’s responsibility. There is a famous poem that depicts
Through our readings and discussion of the Bible, I have had the opportunity to explore and broaden my perspective on the Catholic bible. I also understand that importance of incorporating the morals taught in the Bible into my life. In order to thoroughly understand the Bible, I must decipher between the facts and fiction. My worldview has been changed dramatically as I now have a different outlook of my origins.
For many Christians, we want to learn more about other cultures so that when we go we do fit in. We want to live in their world and get a feel of what it is like to live there. We want them to accept us as they are. We do not want them to see us as someone different. As Christian and Faithful did, they accepted the clothing and items that were given to them.
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.