Week 9 (2016) – Prayerfully Considering Politics

This week, Journey Academy focused on celebrating our country and the faith that we were founded upon. We kicked off the week by praying for our nation’s leaders and discussing how God can use our leaders to protect us and guide us. There were differing political feelings, but everyone agreed that prayer was necessary regardless of who would be elected to office.
Throughout the week, we then learned how our founding fathers actually used principles from the bible to shape our nation’s government. We  found that though some of our nation’s founding fathers were not proclaimed Christians, their life choices seemed really good. This brought up some really great conversations such as What makes someone a Christian? and Is it good to vote for leaders based on their faith? We also explored the question, Is America really “One Nation Under God?
dip” (you start off excited but lose momentum). These heroes came up with an action plan to help themselves finish what they need to do to be prepared.
Heroes are all preparing for next week by finishing their session goals (in Core Skills) and working towards their Colonial Quest Badges. We are excited to share what we’ve been learning with you next Thursday at our exhibition!
Here were some Interesting Discussion Topics from the week:
  • Is it better to elect people to office based on their faith, or to have a variety of different people in office?
  • Should there be a separation between church and state?
  • How is a believer’s “American Dream” different from a nonbeliever’s “American Dream”?
  • Does fame or fortune make a person more powerful?
  • What are ways that power can be good? What are ways that power can be corrupt/bad? Is it “corrupt/bad” to do nothing when you notice something is wrong?
  • What are some things you can do to help yourself when you are a “dip”?
  • How do you decide which tasks you need to work on?
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