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In our contemporary modern and global context, theology more concretely understood, is critical reflection on historical praxis. This definition emphasizes human action (praxis) as the point of departure for all reflection and as the determining factor in our encounter with the Lord and with other humans. Our actions in history (past, present, and future) shape has to shape our theological reflection and understanding.
Today’s society has many problems such as poverty that causes numinous members of the society to look for solutions to these issues. A common way that the people of today’s society use as a solution to solve the problem of poverty is to give money to those individuals who are...
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Discovering Initial Workplace Applications
The ability to reflect, grants one the opportunity to engage within an interpersonal evaluation utilized for the purposes of assessing where the individual is presently and determining where they need to be. Without the disciplined practice of reflection the demise of an individual’s personal growth and development is inevitable. Therefore, reflection serves less of a noncompulsory approach towards the progressive mobility of oneself occupationally, but rather the dire necessity of which assists in facilitating the developmental maturation of one’s life holistically.
This assignments primary task requests for the development and operational plan...
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Several topics in this class have reminded me of what it means to be a Christian and how to be a Christian. The two topics I will discuss in the Reflection paper are Temptation and Sins of Commission. Temptation often leads to sin which can include sins of commission.
Part One -Temptation
a. Theological Definition
Temptation is something experienced by a person with thoughts or desires which are contrary to how God desires man to act. When a person acts on these thoughts sin is committed. A person can be tempted by thoughts of money, lust and greed. If a person falls into temptation against God’s word they will be separated from God unless they have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal...
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The reflection paper that I will discuss touches on some topics of importance to me that have been outlined in the first four weeks of this Course. I would like to discuss two topics that have proven relevant to me which are Mind, Reason and Logic and most importantly Faith and the Heart. I would like to start off by stressing that I am in a continual daily process of improving my beliefs and striving for my faith to become stronger daily. Fundamentally, the readings would not serve to be prudent if one did not get spiritually aroused in some capacity
a) Theological Definition: The Bible defines reason as the cause, ground, principle or motive...
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The Coagulation of the Paper Cutlets
The formation of a community is based on at least one commonality. Various communities intersect because, as complex individuals, humans have an exponential range of interests. However, the maintenance of the links within and between these communities is also dependent upon these commonalties. Therefore, a few people’s interest in theatre has significant effects upon their wider community. Community Theatre is a convocation and celebration of shared talents. The complexity and vibrancy of the tapestry it produces is also a reflection of the diversity of its creators. This paper explores the evolution of community theatre’s reparative role within its...
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Jordan StaatsComp Stud 2370, Fall 2014Interview Paper (Field Report #1)Puja, Monday at 9:10I first met Ben Rosenberg when I was 14 years old. We joined the same central Ohio travel soccer team, and played together for several years. Ben grew up in Dublin, a generally wealthy Columbus suburb only fifteen minutes from my hometown of Marysville. Though Dublin is fairly diverse, it is not home to a particularly large Jewish community. I did not know Ben was Jewish when I first met him, but after spending plenty of time with him and his parents, I learned much about his religious background and traditions. He was one of the only Jewish kids I knew growing up. Ben is...
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Come and Die: The grace that leads to death
Costly versus cheap grace
The grace that leads to death
Grace that demands a response
Bonhoeffer's theological intersection with Wesleyanism
Grace is a word that can seem dull and lifeless in the church today due to its overuse and familiarity. Dietrich Bonhoeffer sees grace, costly grace, as the summary of the true Gospel. In Bonhoeffer's day, such costly grace had been exchanged for a cheap imitation of grace that was little more than empty religion, demanding little effort and no obedience. Bonhoeffer, who was eventually martyred, knew intimately that , “When Christ calls a man [sic], he bids him come and die.”1 For Bonhoeffer, then,...
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The book of Hebrews is hailed by many scholars particularly for its Christology. The authorship of this great has been a complex puzzle that scholars are yet to provide the needed solution. Roger Haln confirmed the above when he said “The literary form of the book is uncertain. The author and time of writing are unknown. The logic and flow of thought are unusual for most modern people.” Some scholars even call Hebrews as a delight for the person who enjoys puzzles.
The rhetorical skills of the author coupled with the background of the addresses make the book of Hebrews instructive for understanding of mother tongue biblical interpretation. The book of Hebrews like any other...
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In January 2010, I was privileged to be able to take a class at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, KY called "Leaders in a Connectional Church". The course aimed to show how the leadership of the Presbyterian church connected with the presbyteries and congregations that make up its body through working intensively with the General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) and researching how the current structure had come to be. My assignment was within the Executive Director and Communications offices, which I was excited to be a part of, given my background in radio and broadcasting. Much to my surprise, however, the GAMC had only within the past 5 years started to reach out in a multimedia...
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Abstract: As Roland Barthes declares "the death of the author", the conventional author-centered theory is overthrown; the whole literary pattern goes through an unprecedented revolution as well. Thus this paper will devote to explore its influence towards three main constituents of the pattern: writer, reader and text from a post-structural perspective to see their new roles in producing meaning from literary works and the relationship among themselves.Key words: "the death of the author"; reader; text;...
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This seminar paper seeks to convey the developments I have experienced whilst creating my special study; detailing the mechanics of the procedure and all the theoretical components that contributed to the construction of the play. The task I set myself at the beginning of this process was to create a play informed by ‘real life events’. Initially, I intended to focus on a controversial issue in the media as a means of accessing genuine source material. However, after compiling these secondary resources, I soon came to realize the miscalculation of my advances. Although newspaper articles are competent in their deliverance of current news; I feel that obtaining interviews provides a play ...
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Leadership 1 Essay 1
Take one leader in the Bible, other than Jesus, and evaluate his or her leadership style from using the framework of modern thinking on leadership and your own theological reflection.IntroductionIn her book "Leadership Can Be Taught", Sharon Parks (2005, p.3.) suggests that the study of leadership is "important for the common good" in today's "complex changing world". The term "complex changing world" could easily be used to describe the time covered by the early years of King David as described in 1 Samuel chapter 16 to 2 Samuel chapter 5, and 1 Chronicles chapter 11. This was the beginning of a turbulent Kingship for a dichotomous...
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An Analytical Approach to Truth and Religion
ABSTRACT: I discuss some of the problems of the application of the notion of truth to religion. After introductory remarks on the problem called truth and religion to show the peculiarity and the actuality of the problem discussed, I examine the different meanings of the notions of truth and religion, in order to formulate some comments on the different concepts of the truth of religion. I name the main types of religious truth, and consider the competencies of the diverse types of the study of religion to determine the truth of religion, and to analyze how to understand the truth of distinct types of religion. I conclude with some remarks on...
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Over the past thirty years, America and much of the developed world have experienced tremendous increases in technology and information. The “information age” has led to rapid gains in the flow and availability of data. Personal computers, emails, texts, tablet computers, cable or satellite television, and the internet are now within the budget of most American consumers. The advent of such remarkable communication methods brings exponential increase in the amount of information stored and transmitted.
In contrast to today’s exceedingly abundant flow of information, society suffers greatly from a dearth of wisdom. Crime, divorce, greed, lack of discipline, poor relationships and other...
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Counseling � PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT �2�
Running Head: COUNSELING THEORYCounseling Theory and the Christian Worldview[Name of the writer][Name of the institution]�AbstractModern Christianity has been given access to a vast array of knowledge and technological advancement, better materialistic blessings and can help their clients in a more profound way than their predecessors ever could. However, there are self-indulgent rules in counseling that interfere with Christian concepts of focus and concepts of how to live one's life in the imitation of Christ's. There is a lack...
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Giovanni Papini offers an argument that the Divina Commedia, part of which is Inferno, may be defined "as a retaliation and revenge" (266). He gives a short background of Dante's humiliations; that the latter was forced to take second place as he was born of an ancient family, had to content himself with the duties of a subordinate, became a victim of Boniface VIII despite of having wished for moral reform for the church and hoped to re-enter his native city that obstinately repulsed him (266).One literary theory is psychological criticism which deals with a work of literature primarily as an...
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In this paper I will discuss the Authority of Scripture and how it has a role in the way the Bible is taught in Christian Education. I will discuss and tell what the Bible is. I will discuss different interviews on what other people think the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith and what I believe the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith. I will also discuss how I will teach the Bible in Christian Faith after having listened to others and having completed this class.
Authority of Scripture
What is the authority of scriptures? Let me first start by defining the word authority. Authority is “the power to influence or command thought opinion or behavior” (Webster Ninth New...
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The Existence of Evil
Ten children are killed every day in the United States by guns; people are murdered senselessly; Columbine High School; Over one-third of middle school children in Cascade County have used illegal drugs and over one-half have tried alcohol; innocent people in foreign countries are being wiped out (Kosovo); The Holocaust; Hiroshima; Vietnam; poverty, starvation and oppression in third world countries; Capitalism; environmental decay and neglect; the media; Oklahoma City; the uni-bomber; earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, airplane crashes; domestic/child abuse; disease, birth defects and mental disorders. Why?Why?Why?… The question never...
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Studying the Old Testament is not as straightforward as some may think. Being able to recall stories of the Bible does not necessarily mean you have a thorough grasp on the history of Israel and the surrounding nations. Some people read and discuss the Bible without a solid understanding of the history and social issues that were going on at the time. Being able to relate to the stories in the Bible and struggle with some of the same problems faced by the people in the Bible gives you a greater appreciation for the works in the Bible. I feel that having a firm understanding of all the related history of Israel gives a student of the Old Testament a far greater understanding of why...
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AbstractUnited States of America is one of the most industrialized nations globally and is viewed as unique in several ways. The uniqueness of this country is famously known as American Exceptionalism and sets America as special among all other nations. This uniqueness sets the country as a model that other would desire to follow. This explains why the county has been referred to as "a city on a hill that cannot be hidden". The concept has persisted in American history of all times and is believed to be unfading. Despite the strong belief by the American society that the concept of Exceptionalism is...
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Eichmann, the Banality of Evil, and Thinking in Arendt's Thought*
ABSTRACT: I analyze the ways in which the faculty of thinking can avoid evil action, taking into account Hannah Arendt's discussion regarding the banality of evil and thoughtlessness in connection with the Eichmann trial. I focus on the following question posed by Arendt: "Could the activity of thinking as such, the habit of examining and reflecting upon whatever happens to come to pass, regardless of specific content and quite independent of results, could this activity be of such a nature that it 'conditions' men against evildoing?" Examples of the connection between evildoing and thinking include the distinction...
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As the Heart of Darkness snakes its way into the savage shadows of the African continent, Joseph Conrad exposes a psycho-geography of the collective unconscious in the entangling metaphoric realities of the serpentine Congo. Conrad’s novella descends into the unknowable darkness at the heart of Africa, taking its narrator, Marlow, on an underworld journey of individuation, a modern odyssey toward the center of the Self and the center of the Earth. Ego dissolves into soul as, in the interior, Marlow encounters his double in the powerful image of ivory-obsessed Kurtz, the dark shadow of European imperialism. The dark meditation is graced by personifications of anima in Kurtz’ black goddess,...
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Pilgrimage /Christian, Muslim
A Study of the Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land And the Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca
SSC 231 Cultural Conflict and Human Solidarity University College Utrecht May 2001
A French folklorist and ethnographer, Arnold Van Gennep (1908-1960) gave us the first clues about how ancient and tribal societies conceptualized and symbolized the transitions men have to make between states a statuses . He demonstrated that all rites of passage are marked by three phases: separation, limen or margin, and aggregation. By identifying liminality Van Gennep discovered a major innovative, transformative dimension of the social. He is credited for paving...
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"Africa," wrote Graham Greene, "will always be the Africa in the Victorian atlas, the blank unexplored continent in the shape of the human heart." The African heart described by Greene "acquired a new layer of meaning when Conrad portrayed the Congo under King Leopold as the Heart of Darkness, a place where barbarism triumphs over humanity, nature over technology, biology over culture, id over super ego." (McLynn, ix).The unknown and uncharted topography of the African continent first beckoned Conrad's narrator, Marlow, into its depths in his boyhood: "Now, when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would...