Shane lives in poverty, chooses to spend his days with the poor, and ultimately serves his enemies. Whether Shane preaches that the Church has become apathetic and over politicized, he serves a purpose to change the way Christians think about their religion. Shane cannot be called a sideline spectator either, he walks the talk, Claiborne preaches in the city of Chicago, Philadelphia, in conventions, and in Iraq, risking his life. He absolutely has moral authority and credibility in his ideas and opinions. While I do not completely agree with his whole book, Shane Claiborne speaks some truths on many ugly topics of our society.
Tozer emphasizes the power of worshiping God. He criticizes a large number of Christians for their substitutes for worship. The reason for man’s existence is to worship God for how loving he is. What man does in the day must be somehow focused toward worshiping God in order to fill the role in his creation. Humans lack true worship for a few reasons.
We don’t do things for a reward in heaven but we do them because the sign of Heaven is already inside of us. With faith and works we need to not do it for salvation but do it because God is working inside of us. The works that we do is the outworking of the faith that is inside of us. By not doing good works that we have been called to do we are potentially pushing down the work of God that is inside of us. Lewis’ view here is so true.
A person may perceive a certain image of what God is, like a trinket or something they have seen that reminds them of God. Then they start to pray to that every time instead of praying to God. This is a point he is trying to make by saying that it is still a major sin but that sometimes we don’t notice the smaller things as being bad. This book teaches a lot about the nature of God. Screwtape has a hard time believing that God actually cares for His people, unlike, “Their Father Below”.
Always Remembering Does God judge people for who they are, or is God’s only duty is to save the world? In the Gospel of John, he states that God does judge people. John: 22-27 says, “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. The Father hath given him authority to execute judgment.” In another verse that we read God does not judge people for who they are, but came to this world to save the firm believers. In John 12: 47 we read, “And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” Therefore in my paper I’ll explore if God judges people of their personality, character, and reputation, or if God’s duty is to save the world.
Romans 1:20 says “that the creation has been seen and understood because of God’s invisible qualities, divine nature and His eternal power so that men may not have an excuse.” It, therefore, follows that God is seen through His creation. He has made everything showing mercy to those who spit on His face that He is the same God that created everything by the power of His word. People who have seen His glory through His creation have no excuse before Him for they have seen and experienced yet rejected Him (Frank, 2013). Our Human Identity According to Paul, Christians should find their human identity in knowing Jesus and their true nature. Genesis 1:27 says “that we are made in God’s image” and according to Romans 7:25, “are joined to the father in spiritual union through Jesus Christ.”In Him, we find who we are because of the fellowship we have with Him.
Performance feedback doesn't just mean telling people when they do something wrong. You want to make sure that you recognize when team members meet their commitments or do something great, as well as when they are not meeting your expectations. In fact, telling people they are doing a good job is easy. You can recognize them with a simple thank-you. You can write them a nice e-mail or a memo.
Gustavo Gutierrez: Poverty According to Gutierrez the bible responds to poverty by using an example of dealing with poverty on a personal level and teachings on how to help people in poverty. He offers the example of Job. Job is put to the test by the tempter, weaker men would have fallen short and cursed God. But Job resists the tempter. The bible also gives us Jesus’s teachings to show us how people in poverty and explain to us why it is so important to help people in poverty.
The cost of this course is $200 per member, totaling at an expense of $800. Even though this course will distract from stress, educate and bring the family closer together, it is $800 that they do not have in their pockets to spend, and it is money that they could be using to pay off their unresolved debts. A difficult decision now needs to be made. Although many would agree to let a family participate in this course, from a recreation professional’s standpoint, I do not believe that this is the most ethical action. There are many ethical routes that a recreational professional needs to reflect upon when making this decision, and we must take each of them into consideration.
Reflection Paper Kyle Patterson Mrs. Eastman EDUC 111 Reflection Paper Before I registered for Introduction to Teaching, I had a misconception of teaching. I just thought that teaching was going to be an easy and fun occupation, but at the same time very rewarding. I also thought that I was completely ready to enter the field. This conception wasn’t completely wrong, but I now know I will have to add in some missing parts. Teaching is fun, but at the same time it is very stressful.