Read John 4:1-42 In this passage, you will consider Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman. This is a clear presentation of an evangelistic message by the Lord. You will also consider Jesus’ dialogue with His disciples following the evangelistic encounter. Please reflect on how Jesus used the encounter as a teaching opportunity with his disciples and how he might be teaching you by the Holy Spirit relating to the record of that encounter. While the content of this discussion is not graded, you are expected to actively engage the reading and questions. To fail to do so could result in less than full credit.
Make a list of 5 common questions that are being asked today by non-believers. Based on the discussion in the course materials for this week, formulate a question response to each.
Watch this TED Talk (Links to an external site.) from Gary Haugen, The Hidden Reason for Poverty the World Needs to Address Now. Explain your interpretation of the complexity of social class, poverty, and discrimination in terms of the interconnections among race, ethnicity, age, gender, and schooling. How are they related? How are they unrelated? APA Format 3-5 Paragraphs References needed NO PLAGIARISM
Make a list of 5 common questions that are being asked today by non-believers. Based on the discussion in the course materials for this week, formulate a question response to each. In your reply posts to peers, provide a question response that is different from the one supplied by the original author
I need assistance in finishing chapters 4 and 5. I have all necessary material and documents that will be needed to finish. If any additional information is needed, contact me via email. On chapter 4 you will see on the syllabus…. “Overview and Evaluation of the Data Generated by Project” can be one topic. I should only write and put into words what the data generated. You might have questions for me….just read out. This is totally Turban writing style.
This paper will be a religious site visit paper on I religion I’m not a part of, in this case, I picked Christianity and the site I picked was a Church called St. Agatha Catholic Church. The instructions on this are attached. I’ve also attached the earlier assignments that the class had me do to prepare me for the paper. This is to help you get a feel for the writing I do and the style of the professor. Lastly, the professor specifically asked to have any direct quotes or citations separate from the 1200-word count. Also of the sources used four must be scholarly. I know that this essay is about a site visit and that you may not be in the area of the specific Church I mentioned, but I think it would be ok for the paper to be more describing the ideas and general experience in that religion vs actual interviews.
p.s. Please message me if you have any questions that we can discuss if you need more information.
I included the “Selby Romance and the Male Secular Body” article that I need reviewed. I also included an example article review. The review should be around 2 pages long.
Here are some possible steps that you can follow in developing your analysis (I emphasize “possible”
because these are suggested questions rather than a fixed template. Some questions will be more
relevant to some articles than others.)
1. Identify and briefly describe the topic and central argument of the article. What is the subject matter
of the essay? What argument does the author make about the material? What other possible arguments
and interpretations does the article attempt to refute?
2. Discuss how the author supports the essay’s argument. How does the essay’s argument unfold? What
sources does the author use? Why would these sources be relevant to the argument of the essay? How
would you characterize the academic approach (ie., historical, sociological, anthropological, literary
3. Develop your own analysis of the article’s persuasiveness and success in accomplishing its goal. Do
you believe the essay’s argument in convincing? If so, why? If not, why not? What other kinds of
questions might the article have considered that would have been relevant to the essay? What kinds of
contributions might this essay make to the study of religion? That is, what kinds of broader problems
does the article help to explain (or fail to explain)?
The paper should approximate the style of an academic book review. This means that your heading
should be a bibliographic citation of the article (any style is fine) followed by a line stating “Reviewed By
[Your name].” One difference in format from an academic book review is that while most are single
spaced, the text of your paper should be double spaced (although the header citation can be single
So your paper should begin like this:
Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Article Title.” Journal Title volume number (Publication Date):
Reviewed By: You
Please use WORD, 12 font, single space responses next to the letter/item, then double space BETWEEN the prompts/letter questions.
F Faith & Belief Do I have a spiritual belief that helps me cope with stress? With illness? What gives my life meaning?
I Importance Is this belief important to me? Does it influence how I think about my health? Does it influence my healthcare decisions?
C Community Do I belong to a spiritual community (church, temple, mosque or other group)? Am I happy there? Do I need to do more with the community? Do I need to search for another community? If I don’t have a community, would it help me if I found one?
A Action What should be my action plan? What changes do I need to make? Are there spiritual practices I want to develop? Would it help for me to see a spiritual director, or counselor?
Years ago, a major editorial in the Seattle Times claimed that the primary divide among Americans is one of worldview. Indeed, we have seen that three major worldviews constitute the major struggle or the hearts and minds of people all around us. The fundamental debate today is not the truth of Christianity, though that is still important. The basic issue of dispute is whether or not we can know that Christianity is true.
With that in mind answer the next two questions. You may use any sources but please cite them.
1. What are some crucial areas where pointing out another’s violation of self-refutation would help Christians in this worldview struggle? Can you name a claim or two where Christians have erroneously labeled it as self-refuting and state why the claim is not self-refuting?
2. Explain simple seeing and provide your own assessment as to whether or not it is important for assessing the relative merits of different worldviews.
CO1: Explain what myth and ritual are and are not and compare myths to other “stories” such as legends and folktales.
CO2: Discuss the purpose of mythology and rituals, both in contemporary society and in ancient times.
CO3: Discuss universal characteristics or themes common to all myths.
CO6: Analyze various ancient and contemporary myths using theories of myth interpretation.
The purpose of the Myth & Culture Project is to develop a multi-media presentation using scholarly research choosing one of the following topics:
Interpret a literary work of fiction or an artistic creation, emphasizing its mythic content and symbolic meaning.
Analyze how modern society (in various media) uses mythic images and ideas to influence viewers and listeners.
Content should include the following:
The presentation should be a total of 20 slides, including a title slide and a Works Cited slide.
The use of at least five scholarly sources.
Good grammar, spelling and writing.
MLA citation in the body of the text and in a reference section.
For the specific details on what should be included in this assignment, please see the attached grading criteria.
PowerPoint – slides with text and/or audio narration. Here is a link to the PowerPoint User Guide.
Powtoon – is a free online way to create animated videos using “drag and drop” templates that are ready to use
Prezi – is a visual storytelling software alternative to traditional slide-based presentation formats. Prezi presentations feature a map-like, schematic overview that lets users pan between topics at will, zoom in on desired details, and pull back to reveal context.
Wix – is free and easy to use. Wix features user-friendly drag and drop technology, so you can easily change or customize your website. All that is required is to set-up an account using your email address and password. Here is an easy guide for creating Wix websites. Wix also has an excellent Help Center to address any questions you have while creating your website.