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My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator In an all powerful God, In Christ Jesus, who died and rose again for me, and in an eternal life in Heaven with him.
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator At the Lutheran National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, in the Superdome with 25,000 other believers
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator When my parents divorced
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Knowing that I have life after death
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That Christians are stuck up, and won't listen to, or accept people who have other beliefs. I can disagree with what you believe but I will still respect you as a person.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My Mom

My Faith History

I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Lutheran(LCMS)
Are your beliefs or practices different from your parents? If so, how and why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes, my mother and I disagree on some of the ethics concerning issues such as Stem Cell Research, and Evolution. She sides with the more scientific approaches because she majored in science in college.

How I Practice My Faith

Where and when do you practice your faith? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I try to put my faith into practice wherever I go, and all the time.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Sometimes easy, sometimes difficult. It depends on who I am around. When I'm with other Christians, it is easy, but when I'm with people who don't believe, it can be hard.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My Bible

Religion & the Public Square

Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Interfaith dialogue is extremely important. Religions and belief systems need to be aware of the other beliefs surrounding them. It is important that each faith have a good relationship with the others in order to avoid conflicts.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I do feel comfortable, but I will not push my faith on someone who does not believe in the same things I do. It is important to simply share my beliefs with other people, even if they have a different opinion.
Do you feel that you have a duty, because of your faith, to put your beliefs into action? What are some of those actions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I believe that it is important to share my beliefs with others. Just to make what I believe known to those around me.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator They can be, if the person is not strong enough in their faith

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Published October 11, 2010

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