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    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: http://templetonprize.org/pdfs/THINK.pdf 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 http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics-more/20_arguments-gods-existence.htm 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

    Meditation

    Discussion: "Meditation." Please respond to the following: -Explain why non-Buddhists might choose to take up the practice of meditation. -Explain why a koan might help a person during meditation. -Create a koan that might serve someone trying to meditate.

    Desire and Considerations for Right Occupation

    Discussion 1: "Desire." Please respond to the following: - Explain what you think your life would be like if you did not make decisions or act on the basis of your desires. - One consideration of the Eight-fold Path is "Right Occupation." Identify an occupation and explain whether or not you think it would be a "right occupat

    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

    Islam and its Counterparts

    Please help me with the given question: Please provide an overview of Islam's central doctrine and background history.

    Primary Elements of Hinduism, Confucianism, and Buddhism

    Given the classification of Hinduism, Confucianism, and Buddhism as world religions in Eastern culture, can you help me to identify the primary elements of each religion and identify the elements that they have in common which render them "Eastern". What books do they consider sacred and in which way are they sacred? What teachi

    Christian Spirituality in Health Care

    Discuss: What does the Bible say about caring for the sick? How do the roles of the various team members within the Healing Hospital blueprint address caring for the sick from a biblical standpoint?

    Worship

    "Jesus taught about true worship in a variety of ways in Matthew 5:13-7:23. (A) Why do you think He described worship in these terms? (B) How might this description of true worship be different than what we usually think about worship today? (C) How can you improve your worship of God today?" Define important and key

    Garzon's article is summarized.

    1. Develop a brief summary of the article in your own words. Do not copy and paste from the journal article--this is plagiarism! Simply provide a brief description in your own words of the topic under consideration in the article. If the article describes a research study, include brief statements in your own words about the

    Christian Leadership

    We have many leaders in great psoitions with great responsibilities. Some are Christian and others are not. I am a Christian leader in a secular enviroment. I have a hard time leading people as a Christian; however, as a non-Christian everyone trust my decisions. So,I am trying to get someone's opinion on the follwoing qu

    The significance of the Exodus story to Real LIfe

    Answer the following question Locate an experience in your life that you can relate to the religious truth of the Exodus or the Exile. Apply the pattern to the situation in a few sentences. Thank you

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