Share
Explore BrainMass

Christianity

What literary aspects can the Letter to Philemon portray?

On what ground does Paul exhort Philemon to act, and what is it that Paul want Philemon to do? Are there any social implications of the gospel if so what are they? What are the events in this passage of scripture that Paul mentions and how does he tell the story. Which events fall into different orders in their poetic seq

Paul in I Corinthians

Does Paul's argument regarding hold up in today's culture? How are we to interpret I Corinthians 11 in the church today? What is the outline of I Corinthians 11: 2-16? What would an outline of the logic of the argument in 1 Cor 11:2-16 look like? What is the problem that this passage seeks to address? What does Paul

Christian Leader/Mentor Interview Questions.

Please help me establish a set of questions for a Christian leader/mentor interview. Here is a general list. Need specific questions for all, especially #3. 1. Who initiated the mentoring relationship? Mentor or the Mentee? 2. When and where do you meet? 3. How is the time spent? (format, accountability confidentiality,

Religious Interview Questions

What is your personal take on the religious questions below? Thanks. 1) Consider the religious images or phrases that you notice during the day (on television and the internet, music lyrics, and movie titles). How do you see religion integrated in the greater culture? What forms/patterns does it take? What issues recur? 2

The Chronology of Paul's visit to Jerusalem

Paul describes a visit to Jerusalem in Gal 2:1-10. To what Jerusalem visit in Acts (9:26-30, 11:25-30, 15:1-29, 18:22, 21:15-23:31) does Gal 2 correspond. Please explain the rationale for the response and could there be case for the other options? In the Acts of the Apostles we find five visits of Paul to Jerusalem. Are those

Sin in Israelite Writing

This solution deals with how sin is conceived in some prophetic books of the Bible. Actually, the idea of sin is very perceived in Israel and that explains why the special day of "Yom Kippur is very important. In this solution we treat Amos', Hosea's, Micha's, 1st Isaiah's (1-39), Jeremiah's and Ezekiel's definition of sin. Tho

Hebrew Prophets on Homosexuality

You might not agree with what the Hebrew prophets had to say, but what did they say about homosexuality? Can you find a quotation?

Martin Luther on Power of Efficacy of Indulgences

_Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences_ by Dr. Martin Luther, 1517 Published in: _Works of Martin Luther_ Adolph Spaeth, L.D. Reed, Henry Eyster Jacobs, et Al., Trans. & Eds.

Early Followers of Buddhism

Why did early followers of Buddhism believe in not displaying images of the Buddha, but later, began constructing huge sculptures of him?

Breath in World Religions

?In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word for Spirit and Breath is precisely the same: Ruach. "In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth... the Spirit-Breath of God was stirring the waters." ?In the New Testament, the Greek word for Spirit and Breath, as used by Jesus, is precisely the same: Pneuma. "And Jesus b

Native Americans Relationship with Nature

Indigenous religions, such as those of Native American traditions, claim a special relationship with nature. Give an example of this relationship. Some have said that urban people in the modern world romanticize the attitude towards nature held by indigenous peoples. Are there any examples of unnecessary damage made to the envir

Laissez-Faire leaders in the church

- Laissez-Faire leaders avoid influence and cause subordinates to act alone without leadership. In contrast, Active delegative leaders empower subordinates to work. - In Exodus 18, Jethro counsels Moses about share the weight of his responsibility. - Can Peter's admonishment of church leaders to be examples rather than t

Jesus and the Kingdom of God

Describe some of the values Jesus had in mind when he used the phrase "Kingdom of God." One scholar has called Jesus's message "ethical apocalypticism." What do you think this means in light of our discussion of apocalypticism in the text? (You might want to relate this to the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12.)

John and the Johannie Community

What is the christological split in the Johannine community? How are they different? Does both sides draw support from one another? Is there a theological suggestion about how we read and interpret scripture today?

Grace and Works

"How would you explain to someone about the difference between grace and works per Galatians 3? Be sure to (A) Explain the meaning of works (or keeping the Law), (B) Explain the meaning of faith. (C) Explain HOW the two (works and faith) are connected."

How can Jesus genealogy be understood? The New Testament presents Jesus as the promised Messiah and use Old Testaments quotations to support that. How can such quotations be explained?

1. Describe the significance of the genealogy of Jesus as recorded in Matthew's Gospel. 2. What does Jesus teach about in His Olivet Discourse and what does He state concerning His return in His Second Advent? (Matthew 24-25) 3. What is the Great Commission Jesus charged His disciples to carry out after His ascension

Judaism

The prophet Amos spoke out against the injustices of the Northern Kings of Israel. He set the tone for centuries of prophetical figures in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. A central theme of the prophetical tradition is social justice. Read Amos 2:6-16; 5:14-15. Do you think churches have done enough with regard to social inequ

Miracles of Jesus

Select ONE Miracle from EACH Gospel account and answer each of the following: A. Why did you select those miracles? (Give several reasons.) B. Are those miracles still being replicated today? Why or why not?

Can the gospel accounts of the life of Jesus be trusted

Q1: Christians put a lot of emphasis on the life of Jesus, which is reported through four different sacred writings, the gospels of the New Testament. Why do you think the tradition has four different reports on the life of Jesus? Why not just choose the one that is most authoritative? What does the fact that the early Christian

Theological terms are explained.

The medieval said the difference between grace and glory is one of degree, not one of kind. Why does hope look more like â??getting to workâ? rather than â??waiting around?â? Theology Vocabulary. Define the theological terms below. Definitions should be in your own words. 1. Apocalyptic 2. Eschatology/Eschatologica

Morality and spirituality inquiries are provided.

I need help with the following question. Texts I am using Christian Foundations: An Introduction to Faith in Our Time by Kathleen Fischer and Thomas N. Hart Book cover image The Good Life: Where Morality and Spirituality Converge by Richard M. Gula Open menu 1. What is â??spirituality?â? a. Christian spir

The constitution of new life for the early Christians is assessed.

Can you please help me answering the following question? the texts I am using are: Book cover image Christian Foundations: An Introduction to Faith in Our Time by Kathleen Fischer and Thomas N. Hart The Good Life: Where Morality and Spirituality Converge by Richard M. Gula Open menu Read Acts 1-15. Define renew

What does it mean to be a Christian?

The teacher asked the class: "What does it mean to be a Christian?" The class, made up entirely of Christians, raised their hands. The first student answered: "To be nice." In addition, the other students added "help each other" and "love one another" to the answer, " to be nice." The teacher responded, "So, according to