In what ways do churches commonly struggle in showing God’s love to others both inside and outside of the church? Reflect on 1 John 4:20 in your response. Discussion 1
When speaking about God, why does theology not limit itself to only the words and terms found in the Bible? Why must we have a theological vocabulary in talking about God?
Please make notes on the topics given below. Give information relevant to these topics and describe them in detail.
-key differences between creation accounts in ch. 1 (Priestly source) and ch. 2 (Jahwist source)
-the story of eating the forbidden fruit and its consequences in ch. 3
-the names of God revealed to Moses in the burning bush
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I, q. 2
-what it means to know something per se (For example: a triangle has three sides. This is known per se because three-sidedness is part of the definition or essence of a triangle.)
-whether God can be known per se by us
-whether we can know God’s essence
-Aquinas’s five ways of proving God’s existence “from effects”
Rahner, Encounters with Silence, chs. 1–3, 7, and 8
-the questions that Rahner asks God and the answers (or non-answers) he receives
-how God’s infinity is expressed through the human word of Jesus
-how his theology differs in style from Aquinas’s
-his experiences of prayer and silence
Johnson, “The Living God in Women’s Voices” and “The Living God in Cosmic Perspective”
-three rules for speaking about God
-three problems with exclusively male imagery for God
-biblical and traditional sources of female imagery for God
-key elements of the new universe story and environmental ethics
-key terms such as “panentheism,” “pneumatology,” and “anthropocentrism”
Job 1–14 and 38–42
-meaning of the term “theodicy”
-the prose author’s section (Job 1–2 and 42:7–15)—featuring the dialogue between God and “the satan” about whether it is possible for persons to have pure motives if God rewards the righteous and punishes the wicked
-the poetic author’s perspective (Job 3–14 and 38–42:6)—in which the question is about how God would respond to the complaints of an innocent sufferer, including God’s mysterious speeches and presence near the end
-the theology of Job’s friends (Job 3–14)—which leads them to argue, in their view quite logically, that if Job is suffering he must have sinned (blaming the victim)
The Song of Solomon
-the sensuous imagery and use of other creatures to describe human beauty and love
-the message of the daughters of Jerusalem
-two reasons why this collection of love poetry is in the Bible (allegorical reading, celebration of romantic love as part of the goodness of God’s creation)
Augustine, Confessions, bks. 1–9
-the meaning of “confession”
-Augustine’s desires and how he channels them
-the Manichee religion, what was appealing in it, why Augustine left it
-the Platonists, what Augustine likes about their philosophy, what he finds unsatisfactory
-the pear tree incident and its meaning
-key characters in his story, such as his anonymous friend who died, Monica, Alypius, Faustus, Ambrose, Simplicianus, Victorinus, Ponticianus, St. Antony
-his moment of conversion and how the conflict in his will is resolved
-his experience with his mom at Ostia
Write down who believed to have been the first Christian.
Next, take some time and research who actually brought Christianity
to the masses. Here, the masses will mean pagan people. How does the
process of conversion for non-Jews begin?
Please write a paragraph 3-5 sentences to answer.
Question 15 PointsWhat are the three narrative themes of a biblical worldview that reframe a Christian view of education?Revelation, Redemption, Judgment
Creation, Fall, Judgment
Creation, Evangelism, Vocation
Creation, Fall, Redemption
Question 25 PointsFill in the blank. Christians view education as more than career development because “learning is an intrinsic good rooted in the doctrine of ____________________,” meaning we are designed to be learners and lovers of God.Creation
Question 35 PointsChristians can learn from non-Christians about God’s world.True
Question 45 PointsThe fall compromises the goodness of God’s creation making it impossible to apply his wisdom to our academic study.True
Question 55 PointsThe life of Jesus gives us a picture of God’s ongoing involvement with the physical world through:His judgment of the world
His ascension to heaven
Question 65 PointsWhen Ostrander says Christians must flexibly work in a fallen world, he means:Christians must be prepared to align truth with cultural trends.
Christians must use discernment in their interaction with cultural trends.
Christians must be prepared to withdraw from culture when it is evil.
Christians must be prepared to make church more important than social involvement.
Question 75 PointsOstrander says the doctrine of redemption helps us see our role in cultivating:Evangelism
Question 85 PointsIn chapter 5, Ostrander’s discussion of the “sacred” Kingdom of God and “secular” Kingdom of the world relates to the following worldview we studied earlier this semester:Postmodernism
Question 95 PointsAccording to chapter 5, what are three ways redemption relates to education? Please list below.Blank 1
Question 105 PointsWhich sentence best summarize Ostrander’s idea of “broadcasting Mozart”?Classical music is the best representation of musical beauty.
A character in Shawshank Redemption plays Mozart over the loudspeaker.
Christians should be excellent at their vocations.
Christians should inject truth, love, beauty, and order into the world.
Proposal for the Research Paper (1@70points).
Learning Outcomes Targeted: 8.
To successfully complete this assignment, the student must write a proposal for the research paper.
The proposal must include the following elements.A general description of the paper’s topic. (20 points possible)
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A description of source material that you will likely consult. (20 points possible)
Late policy:Late proposals will lose five (5) points.
Proposals turned in after a student submits the final draft of the research paper will lose thirty-five 35 points. This is in addition to a late penalty.
Attached is a guide of writing our proposal(topic) for our research paper. I will need to first submit the topic to my professor before I actually turn in an actual paper so I will updated you once my paper is good to start writing.
Please discuss the following prompt:
How does science contend with or complement Buddhism? Please support your points with supporting evidence.
The essay should be approximately 1000 words and include the following:
Use at least one source from our assigned readings for class;
Use at least one peer reviewed source found outside our course readings;
Use at least once concept found and cited from the courses lectures;
Use Chicago Manual of Style with footnotes and bibliography for citations.
I need these questions to be answered due to the group assignments and please try to answer them by knoledge and having an idea of the rading
Read the short article “The Impact of Religiosity on the Sexual Behaviors of College Students,”
Write down thoughts/insights that came to you as you look over data that interests you, and share them with the class. Write, at minimum, three to five sentences per each thought/insight.
I would like the paper to be as collaborative as possible. i have collected and read a varied list of articles and watched numerous videos dealing with the subject matter. i can email the writer selected for the paper a list of articles and websites that i have read for this paper as needed. I am seeking a writer who can help me synthesize these rather broad concepts related to work into a meaningful analysis of the history, meaning, and purpose of work through a contemporary lense. the paper is intended to be orally presented to my group in the beginning of November.
My interest in the subject arise from being part of a team within an organization dealing with office culture, working environments, and policies, including post Covid-19 transition back to the workplace. i would like to do a deeper dive into the etiology of work, looking at the concept of work from a philosophical, spiritual, anthropological point of view, and towards what ‘work’ would mean or look like in the future, past our AI, YouTubers and gamers, and the meta universe.
the paper is intended to be presented to a diverse group of thought leaders with the premise of why we work, do we even need to work, and how/ how long we should be working based on the where society is headed in our post industrial, post-covid world.
The paper is intended to be loosely structured in the following manner:
Part 1- Preface- why i chose this subject in particular based on the experiences i had heard from friends and colleagues, seen, read and experienced at a personal level that piqued my interest into the questioning the notion of why we ‘work’ in the first place, what does it actually entail, as it is the basis of what has ailed societies throughout history. It is intertwined to the essence of who we are as individuals, as cultures and societies.
Part 2- Anthropology of work and the current interest in this topic at this juncture and time.
– the meaning of work in world religions
. hindu caste system and work and its influence on Nietzsche
. in judaism, christianity and islam
. the Protestant Ethic of Spirit of Capitalism (Max Weber)
. intellectual vs. physical work
. the 40 hour work week Pre and Post Industrial attitudes
. Nazi attitudes towards work and the inverted ’B’ as a form of resistance in the Concentration Camps
. the Chinese concept of 669
. ‘Lying flat’
. quiet quitting
. purpose driven work
Part 3- Why work
. hard work and unhappiness/ general malaise in the US workforce in particular
. parody of meaninglessness
. rest and vest jobs
. post industrial, post- Artificial Intelligence work
. attitudes towards work of the Millennials
. what is the future of work
Part 4- A brief synopsis of the paper
. where do we go from here
. is a re-definition of ‘work’ needed?
. guaranteed income strategies to address job losses to robots and self driving vehicles
. ‘strength’ based workAnthropologists that I have read papers of include David Graeber and his book BS Work , James Suzzman’s book “Work: A deep history…’. Others I have heard and read are Economist Scott Galloway, Social Theory professor Barry Schwartz, and many others.
The goal is to present a paper that is a critical analysis of the concept of work and its future.