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CFOR 101 (Fa '15) T04 - Paradigm Spirituality 1

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Hartmut Scherer

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Transcript of CFOR 101 (Fa '15) T04 - Paradigm Spirituality 1

Life Is a Journey but Where Are We Going?
(Paradigm Spirituality I)
If you knew you had only
one more year to live,

a) how would you spend your time?

b) how would this differ from the way you are
presently spending your time?
current view of life
biblical view of life
current view of life
biblical view of life
What is the biblical view of life?
Let's learn from Ps. 90:1-11
Ps. 139
Life is shorter than we think
Death is certain
new life in Christ
possible because of the ressurection
Paradigm Spirituality
“A paradigm is simply a belief system (or theory) that guides the way we do things, or more formally establishes a set of practices. This can range from thought patterns to action.”
Adopted from http://www.erm.ecs.soton.ac.uk/theme2/what_is_your_paradigm.html
Speaking about
life in this world
, which are the two opposing paradigms or perspectives?
a) we live as if this world is all there is
b) we view our earthly existence as a brief journey
-> the temporal
viewed as eternal
-> our journey in this temporal world

us for eternity.
Think of a Paradigm Shift as a change from one way of thinking to another
pursue things that will last
a brief journey
struggle between the temporal and the eternal
All of us are designed for eternity
Watch a part of “Dead Poet’s Society” - Carpe Diem
What did the English teacher try to accomplish with this lesson?
According to the verses in Psalm 90:12-17 what helps us to live life with heaven or eternity in mind?
Being heavenly minded
Results of being heavenly minded:
Heavenly minded people will . . .
- not be overwhelmed with the problems of life;
- have a greater appreciation for the preciousness
of present opportunities
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