Week 1 Devotional

APA (edition "APA 7"), Religion / Theology
Many Christians dont realize that the story of economics begins with the creation of the earth.  God created an earth that was abundant and overflowing, filled with everything that mankind needed to adequately care for the earth and make it multiply and be fruitful.  That was Gods intended desire, for the earth to be fruitful and abundant and for mankind to enjoy a life of flourishing.But the tragic story is that sin separated man from God and caused serious damage to the created order.  No longer would abundance be the default, but mankind would need to toil and work hard, and the ground would fight back and produce thorns and weeds (Gen. 3:17-19).  In other words, sin brought about scarcity.The seeds of wealth (abundance) and poverty (scarcity) are found in…
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Case Study Project

APA (edition "APA 6"), Religion / Theology
A biblical character will be selected for each student to counsel. The counseling report will include taking the biblical background and dynamics found in the text and offer the character sound, theological, pastoral counseling. The paper will be divided into and graded according to four sections:a. Observation give a description of the background of the individual.  Note the dynamics that lead up to the counseling session as well as identifying additional characters who may have an influence on the counselee.  This should not be the time to make assumptions, just describe what is happening.  See this section (Observation) as an exegetical paper: Though you do not need to worry about authorship or audience. Here are some things to consider:i. Cultural Context (How does the culture inform the story?)ii. Historical Context…
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Annotated Bibliography for Counseling Project

APA (edition "APA 6"), Religion / Theology
A biblical character will be selected for each student to counsel. The counseling report will include taking the biblical background and dynamics found in the text and offer the character sound, theological, pastoral counseling. The paper will be divided into and graded according to four sections:a. Observation give a description of the background of the individual.  Note the dynamics that lead up to the counseling session as well as identifying additional characters who may have an influence on the counselee.  This should not be the time to make assumptions, just describe what is happening.  See this section (Observation) as an exegetical paper: Though you do not need to worry about authorship or audience. Here are some things to consider:i. Cultural Context (How does the culture inform the story?)ii. Historical Context…
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View Point Paper

APA (edition "APA 7"), Religion / Theology
Reference Book Chapters: 81-87 of  A Dispensational Theology by C.F. BakerReference Book Chapter: 11 of Know Your Bible by S. Craig MacDonaldArticulate your understanding of Dispensational theology and your own beliefs regarding such theology. Defend your understanding of theology as you espouse your particular view. It is not required that you fully adhere to the Mid-Acts Dispensational view, but you should be able to explain it and verbalize your own particular view of it.In this research paper,  articulate what you believe to be the core values of Dispensational theology (minimum of three) and substantiate your response with Scripture. You certainly cannot write a full Dispensational theology in this paper, but you can identify what you believe to be the most essential features from your understanding and studies in this course.Write…
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Religion and Science

Religion / Theology, Undergraduate
Expository Essay (cf. Appendix A, due Week 4).  Read the following article and reflect on the relationship between science and religion.Garber, Daniel. "Religion and Science, Faith and Reason. Criterion (University of    Chicago) 41, no.1 (2002): 2-9.  (Cf. Course Content, Week 1)Source CSSR Bulletin (cssr.org).  [The United States Copyright Code Title 17 prohibits the reproduction of full-text articles.  Access is legally provided through the public URL site.  Scroll down to the Winter 2002 issue, click, and turn to page 2, where you will find the article.  We recommend that you print out the article.]  The guidelines for this assignment are in Appendix A.
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Priorities Assignment (redo)

APA (edition "APA 7"), Religion / Theology
Some of the theological problems are essential to resolve to have a reasonable theological system, while others are not as essential, but worthy of future consideration and understanding. Within each theological viewpoint, there will be certain parameters within which multiple reasonable views can be considered. It is not essential to have 100% agreement on this view but to distinguish the views that are essential for belief.Consider the topic below and answer questions 1 & 2 as part of the writing. Response to the assignment entry that addresses the following two questions for THE FOLLOWING TOPIC:                The Relationship between Law and Grace1.    What are the areas of agreement on this topic that could be shared by both Covenant and Dispensational theology?2.    How essential is…
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Gospel of Matthew

MLA, Religion / Theology
we use this book: Mueller, J.J., S.J., ed. Theological Foundations: Concepts and Methods for Understanding Christian Faith. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2011. But you can Answer the questions below from Gospel of Matthew found anywhere online or text Answer these 10 questions in short answer format not essay format:In the Gospel of Matthew, from whose perspective is the story of Jesus birth told, Mary or Joseph? When Jesus is born, why does King Herod want him killed? What is Jesus teaching on retaliating against someone who harms you? In a strange story in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus is on a boat with some of his followers and calms a storm. How do his followers react? What kinds of criticisms do the Pharisees make of Jesus? In Chapter 16 of…
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Systematic and Biblical Theologies Paper

APA (edition "APA 7"), Religion / Theology
Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology have a significant role in the total theological development within Evangelical Christianity. The unique features of both will be appreciated and the contributions each makes will also be better understood by comparing and contrasting the hermeneutical principles involved with each. Research into understanding these two fields of study is essential.Prepare a research paper, 3-4 pages, that compares and contrasts the hermeneutical principles of Biblical Theology and Systematic theology as found within Christian literature and theology. You must first determine a definition of each for your own understanding and research of the topic.Address the following elements below in your writing.1. Define both Biblical and Systematic Theology.2. Give examples of Biblical and Systematic Theology.3. Explain how the two together can have a role in developing our theology,…
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Any topic (writer’s choice)

APA (edition "APA 7"), Religion / Theology
This will be a continuation of the assignment explained in Workshop One.For this assignment:Enhance your basic outline from Workshop 2, and include at least 3 subpoints for each main point.Verify that you are tracing your chosen focus through each period of the history of church theology.Continue to add to your research of reference materials as you find more material, and update the APA Reference page.Support your work with scholarly academic resources, textbooks, or other sources provided.  Use of APA format is required.
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Benchmark – Gospel Essentials

Religion / Theology, Undergraduate
See  attachment included on how the paper needs to be formed. This assignment must be written as a paper. That means you have a thesis statement and then the rest of the paper is formed out of that thesis statement.Based on the Christian worldview, write at least one paragraph for each of the following components. In the attachmentIn this assignment, you will write essay on Christian worldview. You will summarize and analyze the essential elements of the gospel (nature of God, nature of humanity, nature of Jesus, and restoration) and reflect on implications for the Christian worldview.Begin your paper with an appropriate introduction, including a thesis statement to introduce the purpose of the paper. Remember, to include the Bible ESV as one resource regardless of how many times you use…
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