Gothic Architecture Reflection

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In this class I have learned far more than I ever hoped to learn. At the beginning of the year I was most excited for this particular course, as it had been two years since I had taken a history course. History being my favorite subject I was prepared to absorb as much information as I could. Through out this semester I have learned material, some on topic, some not, but all to my advantage. Hosea 4:6a says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge. ” I strongly believe in the acquisition of knowledge and the application there in.

In Chapter four of, How Christianity Changed the World, The Topic of Women’s freedom was explored and enlightened. Schmidt brings to light the true conditions of
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We discussed how many people believed the ornate nature of Cathedrals to be excessive and nothing but “junk”. They discussed how they believed it to take away from the focus of God, and simply were there as a show of money and power of the church. However these same people praised what we do with modern technology, saying that the lights sound and graphics were pointing towards Jesus and were a great asset to the church. What most people fail to realize it that we are doing the same thing that the church did all those years ago. We are setting atmospheres with pictures, lights, and sound to bring people into a place of worship and oneness with God. As a Tech Arts member I see such value in the arts expressed in the church. I find it very important that we look back to see where we came from and recognize that we are still the church, trying to bring people closer to God with our artistic abilities. We must be careful because the technology and art we so highly praise can become just a show of wealth and power, if we do not have our hearts set on the things of God and look to express who He is in what we do. Colossians 3:23 say, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” When we set our gaze on the Heaven we cannot help but what to bring what we see to the earth however we …show more content…
However instead of getting my backings from scripture I received it from the media outlets and my friends around me. This caused me to pick up the war cries of a cause in which I had only half of the story. Once I reached senior year I had shifted my thinking to the things of God and all of my arguments had scriptural backing. However no one around me who was a Christian was passionate about the same things I was. I still saw and am heavily burdened the injustice in the world and the racism that still plagues our nation, but I had new basis for my response than I had before. No one seemed to share my burden or even want to talk about the obvious injustice in the world; they simply wanted to discuss the fact that the civil rights act was already passed and why do we need to still “beat this dead horse”. I was still cast off as a crazy liberal who didn’t want to talk about “real issues”. It was not until our class discussion where I realized that Godly, scripturally grounded people shared my same concern and viewpoint. This discussion gave me hope and an affirmation in my spirit that I was not wrong or stuck on some unnecessary irrelevant cause. I know that there are people who care about the injustice in our world and are willing to respond to like Jesus

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