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Category Archives: Religious Practice
Published in Opposing Views on 7/12/13
The funeral for a deceased priest is both a regular funeral of a Christian who has died and an event of significance within a community of faith. The priest’s former role in the community will encourage particular people to be in attendance at the funeral, while attendance remains open for anyone who desires to pay final respects.
Published at Opposing Views on 7/10/13
Across the Christian spectrum, churches approach evangelism from different perspectives. A church may have a philosophy behind its approach to evangelism rooted within the traditions of their faith. Alternatively, a church may have an approach rooted within more practical matters. Because of these extremes, evangelism can take on different forms.
Published on Opposing Views on 7/2/13
Focusing on any one Christian source to determine what is right or wrong often does not clearly resolve a particular moral dilemma. Instead, Christians can address different situations more effectively when they derive their morality from a variety of sources, such as the Bible, the Holy Spirit, church doctrine, and local authority.
Published on Opposing Views on 7/1/13
While there are numerous things in common between Catholics, Lutherans and Presbyterians, significant differences exist at their core. These differences are evident in how they organize themselves as well as in what they believe. Regardless of whether these are historic or more contemporary differences, the ways their cores are distinct affect modern-day practice.
Published on Opposing Views on 6/11/13
Funerals serve both an emotional or pastoral as well as a theological purpose. The manifestations of these purposes vary somewhat from person to person as well as from denomination to denomination. However, within these variations, the final hymn of the funeral service that many refer to as the recessional hymn does take on a common meaning.
Published on YourTango on 12/24/12
Kids and the twelve days of Christmas – turn stress to learning what’s behind Christmas traditions.
In society, Christmas begins earlier and earlier. In fact, it often starts before Advent even begins. In religious tradition, it actually starts on Christmas day and continues to be observed for twelve days until Epiphany (January 6th). This is also a time when children are often off from school which can lead to added stress in families. Here are twelve video clips that you can watch with your children during this time. As you do, you and your child(ren) will explore different aspects of the Christian meaning behind different Christian traditions. You may simply use the viewing as an activity to do each day or you may chose to do something together in response to what you have heard. However, you use these twelve steps, may they help you have peace in your family during this time.
Hopefully, this journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas has deepened your relationship with your children, your individual faiths and allowed you to have some fun together. In so doing, may you find wholeness and peace in your lives.