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Thursday, January 17, 2008

PY 319

So me and Rach are taking this class together, Psycopathology and Culture. Thought it would be good, but it turns out our teacher, interesting as he is, chases every rabbit trail that is laid before him! I took a few lines of notes, and he covered ONE POINT of his outline...but I digress. Our discussion on psycology, if you could call it that, ended up being a discourse on materialism in the US. It started as a discussion on racism and then moved to entitlement, so that naturally lead to people, particularly this (our) generation having a sense of entitlement and wanting all that the World has to offer. But the general concensus of the class (well, of those that were paying atttention) was that, no matter what your parents gave you, what car you drove, what sports you played, etc, etc, NOTHING satisfies. A few ideas were thrown around, such as parental acceptance and love and notions of "religion".....but no one came forward with What Truely Satisfies.
Which leads me to another thing...I must confess I have been far too shy with proclaiming what I know to be True. I know the Truth, yet why have I not said something? I am not a shy person. I think mostly why I do not say anything in class is that I do not want to come across as the typical, judgmental Christian that no one takes seriously. I believe whole-heartedly that our actions and the way we lead our lives can make an enormous impact on others for Christ's Sake, but I feel proddeed now to make more of a vocal stand for His Name's Sake.
So the question I pose is this: What do you feel/believe is the BEST way to make an impact for God on campus/work/where ever? Please post your thoughts...this is something I'm searching out too!

4 comments:

RDJones said...

Well Reefus... I am obviously not the person to give you advice in this area considering I give off bad vibes apparently, but just know that I am right there with you... besides the fact that I sit next to you in class, I face the issue everyday. And in all of my 50+ hours of class I am yet to find a good answer to that question.

teagirl79 said...

RACH!
you do NOT give off bad vibes...

rvzcallahan said...

My personal experience from school and interacting with unsaved people there is that the best way to reach them is to befriend them, and show them Christ's love before ever proclaiming Christ on purpose. Then when we were friends and they understood who I was and my integrity, I would share with them and they would really take me seriously at that point, because they would see that I had something that they didn't have. I didn't do it nearly enough, for sure, but the times I did do it, God always had success through me. It was really cool!

rvzcallahan said...

p.s. - who is your teacher? I took a few psych classes at uab too. . . had some interesting teachers.