I have been to a few churches out here in Los Angeles and many Churches involve music, clothing and other things that separate them from others. Also Native Americans use visual rituals to talk to their ancestors, and this makes them similar to other religions like Catholics who use Saints as vessels to speak to God. All in all religion is a beautiful thing and this is what keeps some of us sane, because without it many of us will go crazy because we don’t have a set of rules we need to follow. Religion for me is a very hard subject to talk about because I have seen what religion ideals make you do. I have had friends who I consider brothers died in Iraq because of suicide bombers and I have had friends ridicule and harassed because they are Muslim.
A Christian could just say you know this due to the way God made the earth and humans. A more intelligent designer. Functionalists say that religion gives the answers to people. Functionalists say that religion offers common beliefs and shared identities which binds people together in society. They say it is conservative and when a community is cooperating such as practising worship together in church it creates a social harmony among everybody.
Every person in this world belongs to a different community within their society. A community can contribute to society because it creates solutions, provides security, reveals dedication and lastly discovers truthfulness. Communities can be found everywhere and can be created anywhere. You may be unaware of it, but anyone can be apart of some community not only based on your location, but also based on ones lifestyle, religion, heritage, education, or abilities. My community I happen to belong to is my church community.
Christianity for example has many different types of people like Catholics, Protestants among others. I find it interesting how there are similarities among different religions but most of the time they only see their differences in order to condemn each other and prove they are the only “right” one. Christianity caught my attention because as Stearns says how coverts brought religion, the Latin writing system, and different artistic and intellectual instruments associated with Roman Christianity. Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism are major religions around the world and millions of people practice them. An important factor for Christianity to be known around the world was the connection that Europe had with the Americas.
Most religious leaders out there serve the people and community first. The two religions that I’m going to associate servant-leadership too are Christianity and Judaism. In Christianity and Judaism you see that the pastor and Rabbi have the role of listening to the congregation and community that they serve to help make their followers and community grow and to help with any issues that they may have. The listening skills are important for them to have because they are the ones that the people come to when they have problems. As a pastor and rabbi are good listeners, they also need to be skilled in empathy.
Planet Wise: A Book Review In the book “Planet Wise,” written by Dave Bookless, we see a very compelling argument in favour of creation care being more than a simple care for the environment around us; for Bookless, creation care is written into the DNA of every Christian in the world. Not only is caring for creation a reflection of God’s will for the world, but it is something all Christians should do as an act of worship. All Christians are called to meet together, read the bible, pray and share the Good News; which is a joy held by all believers, but creation care is also essential to following Jesus. Bookless lays out his work in the same manner as the biblical story, moving from creation to Jesus and everything in-between. This creative format is followed in this review.
Coming from somebody who has somewhat of a strong faith in any religion, this is seen as a miracle and God has bestowed a blessing on his people. It all depends on the mindset of the person and how they see the world. Obviously, the world is run by religious beliefs and it controls the lives 99% of the people that live today. Personally, I would probably also believe that this is a religious miracle and it is a symbol bestowed onto us by God himself. I’m a Roman Catholic and have studied religion for some of my college time and things like this aren’t just passed by for somebody who cares about their
Lewis, a name many people associate with Narnia, is more than just a writer. Lewis is a role model, an inspiration, and most of all, a hero. He was faced with several challenges and obstacles that could have steered him away from God, but Lewis rose above each one and touched numerous people in the process. Because of him, countless individuals have been introduced to Christianity. It wasn’t his writings alone, however, that sparked the faith in these people.
In any search for truth, the issue of religion will arise at some point. The religious values, or lack of them, permeate out thinking about many issues, and most people naturally feel a deep personal interest in the whole question of God. There may be people who are indifferent to the possibility of God’s existence. Would be strange to be indifferent to an area of knowledge which claims to explain the nature of right and wrong, the purpose of life and what happens to us after death. Wayne Grudem writes in Systematic Theology that “First, all people have an inner sense of God.
In looking at all cultures religion seems to be one that all cultures can come together on. Throughout history there has always been some type of religion or higher power believed in through all cultures. Religion was used for strength to help those of minorities to get through the struggles. Regardless of ethnicity or culture it is beneficial for all of society to come together as one. In doing so it will teach others who are unaware of the differences to be able to see that others are putting forth an effort to change and