What Christian Humanism is to me is simply the fact that God is most satisfied by people when they put him first and live a righteous life because it’s the right thing to do, not because we believe living by his word will give everlasting life in Heaven. I believe this for many reasons; one of the fi... ... middle of paper ... ... Jesus gave his life so we could all have a second chance. I am thankful I am blessed with the ability to search for answer and follow down the right steps on my own. But with that choice comes great reasonability, we impact our communities in more ways than most of us are aware of, big reason why I’m glad I was able to attended Saint Joseph College and have the opportunity to view the professorial life from a religious standpoint as well from a non religious one. After completing Core nine I was able to tie a lot into my old beliefs together with what I recently learned, I feel a lot more confident with my relationship with God, and felt like the course has helped me tie a lot of loose ends.
Their really my friends and they like me” (227). Although he can’t understand social cues and is laughed at, he is satisfied with what h... ... middle of paper ... ...ld be to just disappear through death. Therefore, after the experiment, Charlie gained what he longed for, but lost the happiness he used to have, making him miserable. In conclusion, Charlie is better off without the surgery to make him intelligent because he gains knowledge about the evils of the world, forcing him to realize his past life as a laughingstock and making him depressed. Although he was unaware of being bullied, he still enjoyed his life and happiness, rather than acumen and realism, is vital in an optimistic life.
I believe that Mr.Shiftlet, the character from the story “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” by Flannery O’Conner is an innocent, truthful, and honest man. Although there are many misconceptions towards Mr.Shiftlet, this is mainly due to his complex character. My first example is as Mr.Shiftlet enters the story. At first he appears to the reader as innocent and pitiful. He shows an emotion to the reader as him being portrayed as helpless, innocent, and as a cripple.
God is GREAT! “No matter the size of your problem or need, God is greater” (Roberts 183). When we accepted Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, we became God’s “little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (BibleGateway). A great peace and joy came over me while reading Roberts words: “God has more people for you to reach with a message that God loves, God heals, God is the Source of every person’s total supply, and God sent His only begotten Son so that any person who believes in Him might be forgiven of sin and live with God for all eternity” (Roberts 163). This is only the beginning; God wants us to reach every person no matter their race, religion, culture or creed with His good news.
He fought fiercely, yet never committed an act of violence. Instead, he stood firm by his beliefs, encouraged his followers, and persevered to victory. His leadership led to one of the most radical social reform America had seen yet. That is a leader we can all relate to. For me, and on a more personal level, my college intern, Chris, at my church really showed me what it means to be a true leader.
T... ... middle of paper ... ...ven himself as so much more. Not only is he the Son of God, but he is a friend and the Savior for the multitude of followers that hold belief in his greatness. Jesus built the bridge over the chasm that previously separated us from God by conquering death and later resurrecting for all who put their faith in him. No single person’s life has altered the course of history like Jesus’. Through his lifelong message that inspired positive changes to the lives of his followers, many influential people in the future had become great after acknowledging the worthiness of Christ.
I stand before you tonight because of love — love that was given to me and displayed in its purest, sacrificial form. This evening, I would like to share with you how that love has changed my life. When my parents enrolled me at Milkins Academy 13 years ago, they recognized the fact that the value of a Christian education is far greater than a new house or car. The material possessions that they have forfeited through the years have allowed me to remain in an environment in which I can see Christ lived out every day. For the sacrificial love that my parents have displayed, together with the parents of all my class members, I am exceedingly grateful.
Finding the core to my beliefs has helped me find who I am and I could not be more thankful for that. The very first Core 9 lecture this year, Brother Rob defined Christian Humanism by splitting the phrase up. He defined “Christian” as “Jesus Christ is the fullest expression of what it means to be a human in God’s image”. Then “Humanism” as “recognizing and celebrating the achievements and potentials of human beings”. He also listed five themes of Core 9: Suffering, Creation in God’s Image, Who is Jesus the Christ, The Kingdom of God, and Christian Humanism as a way of life (Reuter).
Can God Love a Good Gay Guy? To begin my project, I’ll give you some of my background, so you can understand why the topic of Christianity and homosexuality is so relevant to me. I have been fortunate to be raised Christian with many family members who are regularly active within the church. We are members of the Fairland Brethren in Christ Church in Cleona. I have always felt very welcomed and loved by that Christian body, even during my younger years when I was dorky and rejected by many of my peers.
Growing up hearing and learning the word of God completely shaped my attitude towards other people to what it is today. I learned that hatred is unnecessary and befriending everyone was important, even those I was not fond of. I learned that opening up to others can help create friendships that could last a lifetime. Because of hearing the word of God and attending the small school of Sauers, I made friends with all my peers. Some of my classmates I learned to grow with at Sauers will always be my go-to people and my best friends.