Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Open Access Thesis


College of Arts & Sciences



Degree Name

Theology, BA

First Supervisor

Chad Lakies, Ph.D.


Imagine you are a child once again. You are sitting in a pew at church, and you hear the pastor say to the congregation, “Let us pray,” but you don’t know what to do. You look around and make eye contact with a little old lady across the aisle; she smiles, motions for you to fold your hands, close your eyes, and bow your head. You do as she indicates and participate in the congregational prayer in the best way you can. In this manner, we all learn from those who come before us.

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Religion Commons