Christian love must be guided by the moral teachings of scripture and the church. Sierra Brocks November 5, 2009 Experience Relations I do not believe that Foreman Audience can relate to the experience he present. The experience that he presents to his audience is not a experience of his own. Therefore, he does not have the passion to include in order to give his readers a more vivid picture of the situation. In order to write about an experience, one has to feel strong and have passion to really get through to the audience.
In particular, when speaking of Spies, the lines are not as clear as they do not accept the tenets of Christianity but see activities such as prayer or forgiveness as useful to the secular world. Because of this area of debate, the idea of absolutes is not possible. Without absolutes, how can we actually give someone guidance on how and where to go in their lives? Without a spiritual path that is laid out and definite, where does someone with a troubled soul go? I am grateful for the door that the book opens by illustrating how the two worlds of psychology and Christianity can be married yet as in any marriage, there is always areas that are not
The American Association of Christian Counselors & American Counseling Association: Code of Ethics Comparison Abstract Professional counselors are bound by a professional code of ethics. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) have provided the ethics for counselors to follow and hold true to. The ACA focuses on counseling in the secular scope however does not address issues that are related to counseling in a Christian forum. The AACC was designed specifically to provide counselors to integrate their Christian worldview into their practice. While there are many similarities between both codes there are also very distinctive differences as well.
Genesis 1-2 can show us that God is all-powerful and all-loving. As far as Genesis 1-2 goes, it is more important to understand the scripture, rather than prove it to be factual. “Although popular images of controversy continue to exemplify the supposed hostility of Christianity to new scientific theories, studies have shown that Christianity has often nurtured and encouraged scientific endeavor, while at other times the two have co-existed without either tension or attempts at harmonization” (Ferngren, 2). Genesis 1-2 is the cause of much unnecessary tension between the religious and scientific communities. The writers of Genesis 1-2 wrote it in a way that presents the Earth’s creation as a factual account of God creating the heavens and the Earth.
Many people would not agree that Christianity and theology cannot be integrated, but in actuality it can. This book helps the reader understand the basics of what psychology and theology is and how it can be integrated beautifully if you take the right steps and don’t remain open minded to your view of the world. Worldview, as defined by Entwistle, is “a set of presuppositions which we hold about the basic make-up of the world” (Entwistle, 2010 p.56). Our worldview assumptions whether it is true or not, plays a major role in how we relate psychology and Christianity. Every individual will have their own truth because the lens through which they see the world is biased.
Many examples in the book made me consider perspectives that I had never thought of before. In my opinion, this book definitely stirred up a reassurance of my place in society and what can be done to liberate the oppressed. I believe the voices represented in this book can cause negative reactions from some churches because it goes against what is and has been normal. Churches would not really like to change the view of “white” Christ to be a diverse Christ of another race because it would change certain aspects and power. The church is called to be one diverse body of God, but as churches can remain dominant to one race, it becomes difficult to incorporate diversity into what already is established.
Integrative approaches to Psychology and Christianity 4 MAT review Jennifer M. Liberty University Summary David N. Entwistle’ Integrative approaches to Psychology and Christianity, an introduction to worldview issues philosophical foundations and modes of integration, describes the history of integrating Christianity and psychology. He describes how Christians acknowledged science however when science interfered with God’s word and works, Christians began to reprimand those who attempted to provide empirical data. Tertullian believed that there were two forms of seeking knowledge through Athens human reason or Jerusalem faith (Entwistle, 2010, pg 8). Harry Blamires provided
Explain the main ethical principles of religion you have studied (25 marks) Christianity is a religion of many different branches and because of this there is no universal set of ethics. This lack of absolute ethics amongst Christians is due to the diversity of Christianity as there are many denominations for example Roman Catholic Christianity and Protestantism. Roman Catholic Christianity bases its ethics on the Holy Bible and the magisterium which consists of the Pope and the cardinals; in contrast to Protestantism that sees the Holy Bible as the only source of authority. Though both denominations follow the bible they interpret and accept the different parts of the bible. In general, there are similar ethical beliefs amongst Christians due to Judaism being the only root of Christian ethics.
Christian Worldview and Statistics Integration Karyn Reed Professor Lewis January 11, 2015 The practice of statistics has several ethical issues associated with it that must be dealt with by statisticians. While it is commonly argued that religion does not play a role in the practice of statistics, a Christian worldview and Christian values can be applied in the ethical situations that arise. In fact, this has been the focus of several discussions and scholarly articles. The purpose of this paper is to look at the ethical guidelines that I find personally applicable, how the scholarly articles that discuss this issue have affected my personal decision making regarding statistics and ethics, how the ethical issues raised
Below I will reflect on my encounter with the two disciplines, real life experiences and finally my class knowledge in introduction to Psychology. Christians and Psychologist have always been in war with each other. Christianity being a religious teaching based on the person and the teaching of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Psychology on the other hand is a science that seeks to study the mind, behavior and mental process of the human being. This has always been the problem! How do you study my mind and you are also a created being?