What would a charted outline of the biblical books look like in small, cartoonlike drawings that take the place of the verbal description? Each drawing should have a type of caption to tell what is in the picture (e.g. a picture of praying hands and the caption would be to pray for, or a picture of Christ on the Cross could h
1. Do you see any contradiction between the Daoist ideal of gracefully accepting death, suggested by the Daodejing, and the Daoist search for long life and immortality? Can the two goals be reconciled? Can you give 2 examples from TV, film and from family members and friends? 2. Consider your own "home culture." If Confuci
James 2:18-24 speaks of good works that demonstrates one's faith, thereby making an appeal to Abraham as a typical example.
(1) How does the appeal to Abraham work? (2) What type of argument is this and if there is any logic to this argument, how does it proceed? (3) How does this appeal if there is one fit into the immediate context or even into the large context of the book of James. (4) Why is James making this argument anyway could the peop
(1) Describe in detail a proposal for research on the pastoral implications regarding Euthanasia. (2) What are the pastoral implications of such an event.
In the fourth century Christianity was moved from being a persecuted minority of the population to the official state religion of the Roman Empire. Explain using references, how did this transition take place? As well, discuss what the pros and cons were of putting this movement into the center of society.
The Biblical Canon 1. How does the New Testament Canon possess and exercise normative authority for Christianity? 2. What is it about the history and exegesis of the canon that raises the question about the canon's normative authority? 3. How do Protestants and Catholics differ in their resolving of this issue? 4. What i
There are many Christological turning points in Rev 20, as well as diverse views in understanding them. Is there a reconcilable way of explaining the passage?
How many resurrections occur in Rev 20 and who participates in each? When do they occur, and what happens to the people who are resurrected? How would each resurrection be understood in the following positon and the different practical implications? a. Pre-, and post-millennial interpretation of Christ's return. b. Christ
What do the Letter to the Hebrews and Psalm 8 say to the effect of Jesus death and resurrection? Are there evidences of the relationship between the two books in the Jewish literature?
How does the interpretation in Psalm 8 referenced in Hebrews 2:6-8 relate to the evevation of Jesus above the angels? Does the life of Adam and Eve offer any assistance? According to Hebrews, where does Jesus present his atoning offering? What verse would reference this matter. Thanks.
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
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
A consideration of Paul's "thorn in the flesh" mentioned in 2 Corinthians 12. What are the various theories regarding this problem? Which one seems to best fit the context of 2 Corinthians?
What outline of Galatians 3:6-20, relative to flow of thought, would identify Paul's principal claims and support of them? How does Paul's argument compare to the argument in Rom 4? How would someone successfully refute Paul's argument regarding circumcision in the Galatians community?
State a possible outline of the First letter to the Thessalonians and compare its Eschatological Outlook with that of 2 Thessalonians.
1. How would the book of 1 Thess be outlined with standard epistolary forms and main topics with the various sections relating to one another? 2. Compare eschatological outlooks of 1 Thess 4:13-5:11 and 2 Thess 2:12. 3. Does the letters have any irreconcilable difference in thieir eschatological outlooks. If so, what are t
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,
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
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
I need your personal opinion in answering the following: Why are personal testimonies important in sharing the gospel? If a person is a Christian, does it matter how they live their life? What can one's local church do to better communicate God's love to his/her community?
How do you understand the facts when reading the bible, that one must be aware of numerous differences in the literature, the historical time, and the expectations of the reader in the twenty first century?
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
Analyze the interactions between the modern world and Confucianism.
Soren Kierkegaard claimed that all truth (in particular, religious truth) is subjective, inward, and immediate, not objective and universal. Kierkegaard argued that faith is not a belief but a sense of "trust" in someone. He asserted that one ultimately must make a "leap of faith" to believe in the saving message of Jesus. Kierk
You might not agree with what the Hebrew prophets had to say, but what did they say about homosexuality? Can you find a quotation?
_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.
Why did early followers of Buddhism believe in not displaying images of the Buddha, but later, began constructing huge sculptures of him?
?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
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 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
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?
In chapter 1, verses 22,23, Matthew references a passage by Isaiah. In chapter 2, verse 15, Matthew references Hosea. Are these direct quotations? Would a Jewish person see Jesus as the fulfillment of these prophecies? Does Matthew follow proper hermeneutical rules in his references?
"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."