God’s Poem

23 01 2013

By: Jocelyn
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When looking for a good quote to upload to this blog, I stumbled across this one which i really enjoy. Sometimes it is hard to understand what your purpose in the world is or even what your own identity truly is. The thing to remember is that your identity is what you believe in, your own values, and visions.

I know that I have had troubles figuring out what my own identity truly consists of. Especially now being in school, at Luther College, I am having troubles figuring out what exactly my faith consists of and who I truly am. College is a tough time for many people; deciding what to study, who to be friends with, and even just make decisions like right from wrong.

At times like these where we are confused on life,  it is really nice to be reminded that I am a piece of God’s poem, which makes me beautiful. It does not matter if I decide what my identity is now or later because God will love me no matter what I decide. I am my own person and I have my own beliefs, values, and visions of my own life. God understands.





I’m Ron Burgundy…?

22 01 2013

by Angela

 

Who can forget this scene from Anchorman? Someone accidentally typed a question mark instead of a period on the teleprompter and Ron Burgundy stated his name as a question. Hilarious! Students do something similar in classes. They turn a statement into a question and immediately the professor retorts with “are you stating something or asking me a question?” in a very sarcastic tone. We only do this to show hesitation. We’re unsure of our answer and don’t want to commit to the statement.

I have the same initial reaction when telling people I’m a Christian. I turn a statement into a question. As soon as I tell someone that, I can immediately see the stereotypes placed onto me. With the label “Christian,” people might assume that I’m a creationist, extremely conservative, judgemental, or intolerant of other religions. The stereotypes we imagine are negative, so I hesitate when telling people my religious beliefs.

College forces us to think critically. We’re forced to rethink everything we’ve thought. We have to consider all the possibilities and challenge everything we learn. Because of my religion classes, I started to see how labeling myself a “Christian” could change how people saw me. I don’t want to become part of the faceless crowd if my beliefs don’t quite match up to the stereoptical “Christian.”

Is it possible to break from the crowd, yet still identify as Christian? Whether or not it is, I think it should be. No one agrees 100% of the time on anything. Why should religion be any different?








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