Review and Discuss
Quick Questions about Jesus Christ, Teresa of Ávila, and Singing Hymns
The early church spent several hundred years of study and debate to develop the formula that we accept today to describe Jesus' divinity. How does that formula affect your understanding of your salvation and of God's care for you?
Jesus had people of widely different political viewpoints among his followers. Should the church stay silent on secular matters to avoid offending persons who disagree? Why?
Teresa of Avila was a reformer in the church. The Presbyterian Church likes to say it is the church reformed and always reforming. Why is reform always important within the Church?
Teresa of Avila experienced mystical visions as part of her ministry. How do mystical images and personal experiences of religious ecstasy relate to your faith?
If singing hymns is central to Christian worship, what does that say for persons who are not musical, who are deaf, or who cannot speak?