Often times, missionaries speak about the term ‘support raising,’ but some people don’t really know what that means. Support raising is used when a missionary, or a person going on a mission trip, has raise money for their trip. It also includes raising awareness toward the trip to encourage prayers. But support raising isn’t as…… Continue reading Support Raising – What is it?
Politics is a heavy topic, but when religion, specifically Christians, the topic is unbearable to hold up. There is a stereotype for Christians within politics. Conservatives (Republicans) and Christians are believed to be one in the same. If someone says that Republicanism is where that person stand, then it is assumed that that person is…… Continue reading Christians in Politics
When I was researching what places of worship were around the Bible Belt and particularly in the Tri Cities, I found quite a few places I wasn’t expecting. One was the Catholic Center on ETSU’s campus, talked about in this blog post. I also found a Jewish synagogue in Bristol and an Islamic Center in…… Continue reading Places of Worship in the Tri Cities
While I was searching for places of worship within Johnson City, Tennessee, I found a Catholic group right on East Tennessee State University’s campus! In this area of the Bible Belt, I have found it hard to find places of worship that aren’t Baptist or Non-denominational Christian. I was excited to find that there was…… Continue reading ETSU Catholic Center
Easter is just around the corner, this Sunday actually, but what is it really about? Easter is much more than the Easter egg hunts, or the Peeps sold in every grocery store. There is a huge religious background to the holiday. Many religions start remembering Easter early in the year, while others start the Friday…… Continue reading Easter Season
How many of you have seen the movie Easy A? Have you at least heard of the movie? Well, the film is closely related to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Actually, it’s the theme of the film. The difference in the film is the main character doesn’t actually do what the rumors say she did.…… Continue reading Religious Satire: Easy A
So it’s Monday and I’ve missed a couple opportunities to talk about some of the other campus ministries across East Tennessee State University. So I’m getting back to it this week with the Wesley Foundation. According to Wesley’s website, there is a Tuesday dinner that starts at 6 p.m. After the meal, they have a…… Continue reading Wesley Foundation