Religion and Theology

1: Luke 12:42-48 gives its reader a working definition of responsibility. We ar

1: Luke 12:42-48 gives its reader a working definition of responsibility. We are all stewards, as we give of ourselves for good or bad purposes. Ethical responsibility gives us a communal duty to give in a way that looks out for the collective good of the community. Give some examples of how this works (either …

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This Discussion will serve as the first of your interactions with the text and y

This Discussion will serve as the first of your interactions with the text and your classmates and will assist you in thinking through one of the prevailing worldviews in American culture. Christian Smith calls this “moralistic therapeutic deism.” After watching the presentation titled Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, respond to the following prompt: Do you think Moralistic …

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Overview Sulmasy observes that “Like, the Babylonians, the Jews attributed heali

Overview Sulmasy observes that “Like, the Babylonians, the Jews attributed healing and sickness to God” (49). Sulmasy discusses this within an idea called Deuteronomic retribution (52), a theme that recurs in the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) as the Jews attempted to find reasons behind— and meaning for— evil and suffering. Illness and misfortune were …

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Consider Sulmasy’s claim that “In Christianity, sick persons are regarded as hav

Consider Sulmasy’s claim that “In Christianity, sick persons are regarded as having a truly ‘preferential’ position in society” (Sulmasy, 76). This matches the Catholic Social Teaching (CST) notion of Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable. Tasks Do you see Sulmasy’s understanding of “preferential treatment” incorporated into healthcare practice? Explain. Include a reference to one …

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Research the topic of the Period as informed by the Dialogue Forum and the assig

Research the topic of the Period as informed by the Dialogue Forum and the assigned readings for that Period. Expand your research beyond the assigned readings by looking at the articles they reference and any other resources you can find. Note: refereed, scholarly articles and books published by well-known publishers carry much more weight than …

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Tim Chang and Ashley E. Chang. Christian Intercultural Communication: How to Sha

Tim Chang and Ashley E. Chang. Christian Intercultural Communication: How to Share God’s Love with People of Other Cultures. Dubuque, IA: KendallHunt, 2021. ISBN: 9781792458071 The purpose of these papers is for you to apply the content of the book(s) to a current or future ministry context. Following the purpose of the course, each book …

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In this assignment, you will be reviewing a Christian education curriculum and p

In this assignment, you will be reviewing a Christian education curriculum and providing a critical critique of the framework, lessons, and content. You will be using your textbooks and the attached curriculum evaluation tool to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum and provide a report. The focus of this review is on preschool-aged …

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Supersessionism aka Supercessionism aka Replacement Theology Listen to Rabbi J

Supersessionism aka Supercessionism aka Replacement Theology Listen to Rabbi Jack Zimmerman’s exposition and refutation of Supersessionism (aka Supercessionism aka Replacement Theology). Replacement Theology in 6 Minutes by Messianic Rabbi Jack Zimmerman: a-Explain Supersessionism in your own words. (Notice that Romans 9 – 11 are key biblical chapters when considering this huge issue.) b-Explain what Rabbi …

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