Original citation Over the past century Western industrialized nations have attempted to reorganize the rest of the planet to live by their understanding of the natural and social world. In many ways they have been very successful in this endeavor. Over the period a world economic system has emerged with which communities must increasingly interact. Successful interaction seems to depend on internal reorganization of the political, economic and social lives of people, and so communities find themselves compelled, by their need to compete in the world system, to 'develop'.
This sermon is the first of six that will lift up the six core values discerned to guide Central Woodward Christian Church.
It is reposted from Words of Welcome. We discerned these values in a context of prayer, worship, and study. We talked about our community and what it means to be a Disciple in the context of this community, beginning with our 5-mile radius, and expanding outward in concentric to the ends of the earth Acts 1: As we discerned these values, we assumed that we are called to be a missional congregation, and that these values will help guide our practice of mission.
Each is equally important to our life together. We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord's Table as God has welcomed us.
Jesus is our Model As I was thinking about how to preach on this core value, I knew I had to choose a text that would fit the theme. The one that came to mind was John 11, where Jesus mourns the death of a close friend, a man named Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha.
I had us stop here, because that verse, and the words that precede it underline the centrality of compassion to the ministry of Jesus and the ways of God. If we affirm the principle that Jesus incarnates the word and wisdom of God, then we should affirm that he reveals to us the heart of God, which is full of compassion.
But is this the God of the Bible or the God revealed in the person of Jesus? Jurgen Moltmann, whom I had the privilege of hearing speak this past week, answered this question with this response: Compassion and Empathy There is another word that goes with compassion and that word is empathy. You may have heard this word recently in the news, because there was a lot of debate up on Capitol Hill about it.
The context was the Supreme Court hearings, and the question was whether an empathy standard was appropriate for a judicial nominee.
So what is empathy? According to the dictionary definition, it involves such attitudes and actions as understanding, awareness, and sensitivity. One online dictionary puts it this way: In fact, to be without empathy is to suffer from a mental illness.
In this case, according to John, moved by his own grief, he chose to raise Lazarus from the dead and restore him to life. While this story illustrates what it means to be a good neighbor, it also serves to encourage us to act on our compassion Lk The Letter of James also speaks of the centrality of compassion to the life of faith.
James defines true religion in terms of caring for orphans and widows who are in distress James 1: James goes on to say that faith without works is dead— that is, without acts of compassion our faith is meaningless James 2: Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes suggests that compassion is both the source and the manifestation of inner strength.
If we were to brainstorm, I expect that we could come up with a myriad of possibilities. In this case we will make room for those needing a roof over their heads and a meal to sustain them. Anne will be organizing this ministry — so be sure to see her soon.
The Stephen Ministry program is another place where we can live out compassionate ministry. Stephen Ministers are equipped and released to minister to those experiencing physical, emotional, and spiritual need.
It occurs whenever we sit and listen to someone who grieves or hurts. It can happen when we mow a lawn or paint a wall for someone who is physically unable to accomplish this task. It might involve providing meals for a person who is hungry.The political effects of The Protestant Reformation were quite gradual.
They involved one item or country at a time.
By:Lewis W. Spitz Reviewed by:D. Wang P.5 The Protestant Reformation is a book detailing the changes and procedure of the Reformation. It begins by describing the physical, religious, emtional, and political enviroment of the time directly preeceding the Reformation. FRQ Outlines. STUDY. PLAY. Discuss the political and social consequences of the Protestant Reformation in the first half of the 16th century. 1. Disregard of women's rights Analyze the impacts of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Reformation (Counter Reformation) on the social order of sixteenth-century Europe. Albrecht Dürer: The Genius with a Great Soul. Albrecht Dürer was not only the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance, but also a unique personality, his genius coexisting with a pure, noble character.
Luther tacked up his Thesis and the sale of indulgences ended. Henry VIII made. The Protestant Reformation impacted religion, philosophy, politics and economics worldwide. The dramatic effects of the Reformation can still be felt today. The Protestant Reformation was a long-term movement that challenged papal authority and questioned the Catholic Church's practices.
Reformists. Reformation Study Guide. Discuss the political and social consequences of the Protestant Reformation in the first half of the sixteenth century. Thesis: The Protestant Reformation brought many social consequences in family, education and religious practices, while politically, it sparked many wars as well as discomfort within the countries.
Here is a talk I gave last night (3/22/15) at The Church of the Holy Spirit in Montgomery, AL. The talk was titled “John Calvin and the Reformation: A Catholic Perspective.”. LETTERS OF CATHERINE BENINCASA. ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA AS SEEN IN HER LETTERS.
I. The letters of Catherine Benincasa, commonly known as St. Catherine of Siena, have become an Italian classic; yet perhaps the first thing in them to strike a reader is their unliterary character.
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