John Jay and the Bible (SLO 11)
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Among the many influential roles that John Jay (1745-1829) held, he is most known for co-authoring the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, as well as becoming the First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.Consider these words from a letter that Jay penned to Jedidiah Morse in 1797:“It is to be regretted, but so I believe the fact to be, that except the Bible there is not a true history in the world. Whatever may be the virtue, discernment, and industry of the writers, I am persuaded that truth and error (though in different degrees) will imperceptibly become and remain mixed and blended until they shall be separated forever by the great and last refining fire.”Provide a 250-word response on how Jay’s comittment the exhaustive truth of the Bible reflects Paul’s view of Scripture in his letter to Timothy:2 Timothy 2:16-17All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
For this discussion, read George Washington’s Inaugural Address (linked in “Other Readings”), and post a 250-word response to the following question:What impressed you in his speech?For your grade, you will need to:(1) Read Washington’s Inaugural Address and post a 250-word response to the question that demonstrates that you read the address.https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/president-george-washingtons-first-inaugural-speechhttps://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp
Submit map and explanation as one pdf document.
Geographical/Exposition Study: Present a series of 1-3 maps (which may be photocopied, scanned, or downloaded) and develop accompanying explanations to assist in the study of the Old Testament Prophets. They can have text on the maps but the student should indicate (highlighting, circling, etc.) the specific names or regions on the map so they can easily be noticed.
The second map could show the main cities and routes of ancient Canaan, especially those referred to in the Scriptures. Since this course covers the prophets, a map showing which countries the prophets addressed might be considered. Maps do not have to be original, but each map taken from a source should be properly footnoted.
Each map should be followed by at least a page (perhaps 2 or 3 might be needed for some maps that have a number of sites) which will contain:
1) a verse from the Prophets that refers to the site/region/country [if the term is not used in the Prophets then you should choose another verse where it is used],
2) a statement that describes how the information that is on the map helps one to appreciate of understanding the Scriptures when they refer to this place. Another way of saying this is how does the geographical knowledge on this map help one appreciate this geographical reference by the prophet?Joel
Hosea or Hoshea
Select one of the Constitutional protections found in Amendment I (below) and answer the question (found after).Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press.Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble.Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.QUESTION: Why is this protection essential to maintaining personal liberty? What would likely happen if this protection was not in place?For your grade, you will need to:(1) Select a Constitutional protection found in Amendment I and post a 250-word response to the question.https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript?_ga=2.10419004.805296010.1643151986-1486030026.1643151986Remember I am a Christian and I attend the Church of Christ. I also attached the chapter we are studying this module just incase you need more information about this course.
Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1777 and All Things Sacred
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Psalm 24:1The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.Given that everything belongs to God, then the matter of the sacred vs. the secular is a false division. All things are sacred. Christianity has the philosophical and theological resources to establish a nation that protects the freedom of religious belief, even if a belief is false. Love does not force religious belief, but allows the freedom to pursue the truth, so that it may be found.First National Thanksgiving Proclamation – 1777Links to an external site.Read the Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1777 and provide a 250-word response to the following question:How does the Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1777 reflect a commitment to Psalm 24:1, namely, that governmental leadership understood the responsibility to foster flourishing under the truth of Jesus Christ in all things–that all things are sacred?https://pilgrimhall.org/pdf/TG_First_National_Thanksgiving_Proclamation_1777.pdfIncluded the chapter we are studying this module just incase you needed it.
Watch the video “The Human Condition” in the “Response Essay” section of this module and write a 250-word essay to the following questions:-What is the Christian view of human nature?-How do the goals of liberty and justice paired with a three-branch government for checks and balances help protect the nation from the tendencies of human nature?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l_voemim7sRemember I am a Christian and I attend the Church of Christ. I also attached the chapter we are studying this module just incase you need more information about this course.
Watch the four video lessons in the “Response Essay” portion of this module and write a 250-word response to the following questions:-Why was theism, particularly Christian theism, essential for the establishment the United States?-How were the philosophical resources of Christian theism used (ex. a God who created the laws of nature, created moral laws, established the equality of human persons through making them in His image, etc.)?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGGx7sTDnMYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waGj1WUCPz0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP97Xi-srnchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=squSO3A24dg
For this discussion, read Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” (linked in “Other Readings”), and post a 250-word response to the following question:Henry proclaims the value of liberty over security. I’m interested in whether or not you agree with him–or to what extent either way. All other things being equal, which nation would you prefer to live in: (1) a nation with greater personal liberty and less personal security, or (2) a nation with lesser personal liberty and greater personal security? Why?For your grade, you will need to:(1) Read Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” and post a 250-word response to the question that demonstrates that you read it.(2) Respond to the original posts of at least 3 others. Your response needs to be substantive, pointing out what you agree with, disagree with, or something else. For example, “I agree with you that _____ because ______” works well. Yet, a simple “I agree” is insufficient.https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/patrick.asp
If you can read my dissertation from Chapter 1 to the beginning of Chapter 2, you can see that I’m researching the absence of African American in the African American church. In Chapter 2 there is a red section where my professor ask for me to write something on how Covid and black lives matter might have effected the view of black men going to church. Do they trust the church after the George Floyd incident? Please write 1 1/2 pages on this subject.