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Religion in the Modern World

Peace and Conflict

I need some help on these scenarios, especially in providing situation examples and resolutions: 1. Environment of a conflict 2. Intervening in a conflict 3. Preventing the conflict 4. Resolving the conflict 5. Containing the conflict

Problem of Evil in Judeo-Christian Argument

The Unit 3 lecture includes a discussion of the problem of evil as well as why it is a problem and some proposed solutions. It seems that none of these proposed solutions will satisfy everybody; the contradiction between God's goodness and the presence of evil seems to be insurmountable. To better understand the source of the pr

God in Religions

We know that there are several major religions of the world that state that there is but one God. It is a significant philosophical question whether or not these religions are all concerned with the same Supreme Being. For example: Do Christians and Jews worship the same God. Or Do they differ. What about the God of Muslims or t

Potential Surprises in Major World Religions

Discuss one aspect of a WORLD RELIGION that is not your own. In a post that is between 150 to 250 words: include each of the following: Describe one of their beliefs that surprised you because it was completely different from your original perception of that religion. Explain why you found the belief to be surprising and d

Worship and Justice

What is the relationship between justice and worship? Please provide extensive detail information inclusive of references. Thank you!

Case Study for Christian Curriculum

A hypothetical local church scenario is presented in Scenario 3, requiring analyzing and assessment of the current curriculum practices and presents a plan of action which solves the problem and establishes curriculum selection criteria. Instructions Below you will find a hypothetical local church scenario, outlining the ne

Comparing Buddhism's Eightfold Path to Christianity

Here is a thought-provoking bit from Thich Nhat Hanh's book, Living Buddha, Living Christ: "Buddhism emphasizes an Eightfold Path in the daily practice of the way." Read it, think about it comparing and contrasting Buddhism and Christianity.

Understanding the Conscious Life

Accepting the assumption that something is there rather than that nothing is there is said to be the beginning of conscious life. What is meant by this statement and why is it important to the meaning of life? See p. 19

For a Muslim living in one of the first world countries (e.g. Germany, England, the United States, etc.), how feasible would it be to practice the Five Pillars of Faith? How are political and religious concerns related? How are they different? How should the two be coordinated? To what extent can a religious system bring about universal social and political harmony?

1. For a Muslim living in one of the first world countries (e.g. Germany, England, the United States, etc.), how feasible would it be to practice the Five Pillars of Faith? Which of the Five Pillars would be most doable and which would be the most challenging? Think of different occupations that would present special obstacles

Definition of religion

Please help with the following problem. I want to understand more about criteria to come out with a good working definition of religion. The definition should be specific, free of personal opinion, not too narrow or too broad, and functional and substantive; and if there is anymore.

Religion and Generational Differences

1. Based on Internet research of reputable sources, what are the current generational differences in attitudes toward the role of religion in America? 2. Based on Internet research of reputable sources, what are the principal reasons for the proportional decline of Protestant denominations in contemporary America?

System Theory of Church Administration

In looking at the System Theory of church administration, how does church long range planning relate to organization structures inclusive of the combination of human, physical, and spiritual resources, the church influences, the political structure and polity of the church, and the processes the church uses. Some examples of or

Managerial Finance & Relevant Scripture

Several factors, both internal and external, impact a company's stock price, and the subsequent perceived valuation of a company. Sometimes that perceived value matches that of the financial statements, and other times it is vastly different. Therefore, discuss the factors that lead to a valuation of a company's worth compar

The Convergence of Science and Religion

Essay: Read the article "The Convergence of Science and Religion" by Charles H. Townes in the Magazine Think published by IBM. The article can be downloaded from: In 400-500 words you are to summarize Townes argument: Be sure to include: 1. What people often believe about the dif

Arguments for the Existence of God to a Non-Believer

Read Peter Kreeft's webpage "Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God" at Evaluate arguments 6, 14, 16, 18, and 19 and select the one that you would feel most comfortable using when trying to convince an open-minded non-believer in the existence of God.

Methods Used to Study Religions

Please discuss this topi to help me to better understand it: Why should we study religions? What are some of the methods used to study religions? What are some of the problems and questions sometimes associated with them?

Views About the Reality or Unreality of God

What are the different views expressed about the reality or unreality of God? Provide detail such as: notions of monotheism, pantheism, polytheism, atheism, agnosticism, immanence, animism, and transcendence. (at least 250-300 words with credible reference)

Role of the Qur'an as Scripture

1) What is the Qur'an? In the Islamic faith, why is the Qur'an necessary? 2) What are the assumptions about the Qur'an? What makes the book different from all other books, or what makes it scripture? Let me say here, do not get caught up in the teachings of the Qur'an. I am discussing the book itself alone. Sharia practice

Providing peace in a personal or health care crisis

What are you able to do that promotes, or would promote, peace in a personal or health crisis? How willing are you to use this skill? What would make you more willing to do this? With your response please provide me with references to pursue follow-up. Thank you.

Discussing Healthcare and Spiritual Health

Recognizing that being a healthcare provider is a ministry of service, what are ways a healthcare provider can prepare to address spirituality in a healthcare setting for each of the following groups? 1. Oneself 2. One's patient 3. The patient's family 4. One's colleagues

Values and Historical Impact in Contemporary Culture

1. We define "values" as the central ideas that bind a culture together. We also define values as "things worth living for and dying for." As you look at contemporary culture, what things fit this definition in your opinion? 2. How important is history to the average person today? What kinds of things should cause us to devel