Forgiveness in Religion

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Jordan Smith

The research topic I chose to write my paper on is forgiveness and what influences it has in the Christian faith. I have decided to explore the term forgiveness from a minister’s perspective, meaning I have been sitting down discussing and looking for specific scriptures regarding the actions and lessons of forgiveness with my mom and sisters. I founding this process to be very interesting and surprising being that the bible is so old, but I’m realizing a lot of the wisdom it shares is so timeless. Another aspect of exploration I plan on taking is interviewing a pastor in my neighborhood. Her name is Pastor Sally and she and her husband go back and forth ministering at the congregation. I choose her because I wanted a female’s perspective just to get a different point of view, which will hopefully give me a closer look at the topic forgiveness. I plan on asking on her at least 5-10 questions although I have I have yet to come up with the questions, but I know I want I want to get a little personal with it being that I want to get as honest as possible in my interview without stepping on any toes. My second source I plan on looking into from a philosophical standpoint is a book given to me from Pastor Sally called forgiveness written by Carl Reinhold Brakenhielm. It was recommended because of the extensive amount of work he put into, he even looks at forgiveness from a political point of view, which is something I’m looking forward to. But to get the most out of my topic Pastor Sally and I are scheduling a time where we can really examine the bible so that I can get the most out of the scriptures regarding forgiveness. But to answer the next question the only problem I’m having in the process is my bad habit of procrastinating, I don’t know why but I am founding it very hard to get motivated to do this project. Maybe because I’m atheist and religion really doesn’t factor into my life, but whatever the reason maybe I can honestly say I really...
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