Last Tuesday, students in Bible IV visited three houses of worship in the Milwaukee area as part of their unit on worldviews and religions. During the all-day field trip, we visited the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin, Congregation Shalom, and Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians At Holy Hill we took a self-directed tour. At the other locations we were given tours by clergy members who explained features of the worship environment and worship practices as well as answering questions. Since our return, we have continued discussion in class, reviewing the beliefs and practices of these religions and more, comparing and contrasting their beliefs with the truths of the Bible. It has been a very interesting study. As we tackle the challenging ideas of other religions, we see the truths of the Bible shine even brighter.
Greg Edge, Bible Teacher