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Understanding the True Meaning of Religion
As humans it is natural for us to be opinionated. I mean, in a sense, to have no opinions would make us your average John or Jane Doe; a flat, boring bundle of atoms that can walk and talk but can never do or think any differently than they do already. Humans aren’t like that. Humans can be arrogant and full of themselves....
A Discussion of My Arguments with a Friend Over the Existence of God
Adolescence is a time for teens to determine who they are. Teens question the world around them and the heavens above them. During this time, many teens wrestle with the existence of God. This, in my opinion, is important; it's good for teens to learn to be discerning. However, I hope that no teen would ever completely igno...
The Life and Theological Viewpoints of John Calvin
John Calvin born in 1509 was Martin Luther's successor as the one of the most well-known Protestant theologian during his time. Luther made a powerful impact on many key fundamental doctrines of Protestantism that still effect churches today. Calvin’s views based on God’s grace and God’s providence in the life of believers...
The Life and Writings of Martin Luther, the Spark of the Protestant Reformation
Born in Germany, in 1483, Martin Luther went on to become one of the most influential figures in Western history. His writings were responsible for changing the face of the Catholic Church and sparking the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther’s central teachings cented around that fact that the Bible is the central sourc...
A Comparison of the Similarities and Differences of Perspectives of Francis of Assisi and Thomas Aquinas
Francis of Assisi and Thomas Aquinas' Summa were both important men in the church. There teachings impacted the beliefs and practices of the church. Yet, they differed on their approach on theological methods, views, and concerns of to the church of their day. These two different perspectives are First as one looks at Fra...
An Overview of the Concept of Divine Foreknowledge
To understand this question, we must understand the terms within it that make it debatable. Firstly, Divine Foreknowledge operates under the pretenses that there is some all powerful being that created the universe. Primarily, given that statement, Divine Foreknowledge means that for any act that a person commits, there is...
An Examination of the Existence of a Morally Perfect, Omniscient, Omnipotent Being
Many people have pondered and fought over a common question: is there or is there not a God? There have been many arguments offered on both sides over the years as to whether or not there is a morally perfect, omniscient, omnipotent being. One of the most potent counterpoints to the belief that if an all powerful being was...
Can Human Rights Be Accomplished Through Theological Lessons
One of the first things that you will ever learn in school, and will have reinforced throughout your time in a public school environment, is the rule – treat others the way you would like to be treated. We can all recant vivid stories from grade school involving writing down pseudo contractual agreements that we cemented ou...
An Overview of the Concept of Worldview in Transforming Vision, a Book by Walsh and Middleton
Modern Age Worldview In the book The Transforming Vision by Walsh and Middleton, a worldview is “perceptual frameworks”, they are a way of seeing (Walsh and Middleton 17). Our worldview differs depending on what one has learned to see and consider important as they grew up. It is mentioned that a worldview is “a vision for...
A Personal Statement on the Theology of Beauty
Personal Statement on the Theology of Beauty Within the world that we reside we are constantly bombarded with stimuli that create reactions in an instant. Some are positive—the moment that we catch a whiff of our Mother’s bread baking in the kitchen, or a beautiful sunset behind lush mountains. Some inspire a negative resp...