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Maybe you have an initial thought on one of those prompts, but I don’t recommend

Maybe you have an initial thought on one of those prompts, but I don’t recommend that you start by trying to write directly in response to them. It’s almost always better to see what you really think of the big picture and then notice how that view comments on the prompt. So for the prewrite, I have generated a list of items designed to spur some inspiration. I’m calling these “inspiration spurs.” For the prewrite, in about two, double-spaced pages, write about any ONE (or at most two) of the following “inspiration spurs”:
A realistic social world that I think is worth striving for includes… This compares with what we’ve read by…
People do bad things or go along with them when…This compares with what we’ve read by…
In this class, the material (or materials) that I found myself thinking the most about were… because…
If I had to recommend one material from this course to other students, it would be … The reason I think they should encounter it is…
A Jesuit education is different from other forms of education that involve justice work because …
When I practiced the Examen, one aspect that emerged as particularly important for me was…
In the discussion boards for this course, one conversation that I was part of that kept me thinking was… because…
I recommend that you spend a good five minutes in silence without any materials or screens in front of you. Just turn the ideas over in your head and ask yourself what you think and why.
Once you have written two or so pages, look over what you what you’ve said, especially at the end. Does anything you’ve said pop or stand out to you? Look especially at the end of your “paper.” I often find that we need to write for two pages to make contact with what we’re actually trying to say. It’s very possible that the last line of this “paper” is the core of your final publish. If something you’ve said does strike you, feel free to put it in highlight or bold.
If your prewrite was done on paper, just take a picture of it and submit the jpgs as the assignment.
In the pre-writing, you will not be graded on style, mechanics, etc. You simply need to write in an unstructured way for a couple of pages, examine what you’ve said, and then upload it.

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What did the cross achieve? This deceptively simple question has beguiled theolo

What did the cross achieve? This deceptively simple question has beguiled theologians for millennia. On the one hand, sometimes the answer to this question has resulted in a misguided notion that there is a singular interpretation that dominates all others. On the other hand, there is at times a rejection of any model as sufficiently explanatory, effectively muting the preaching of the cross.
In an attempt to answer this question, write a 4-page position paper on how best to understand the work of Christ on the cross. To be sure, any analysis of the cross will necessarily acknowledge aspects of the whole complex of Christ’s soteriological work (his life, death, resurrection, ascension, session, etc.), yet remain focused on the cross in particular. Reference to classic “theories of atonement” is encouraged, and demonstrate your position using evidence drawn from the Scriptures, the tradition of the church, and primary sources from various schools of thought on the atonement.
Include 5 primary sources and the Bible (NIV version)

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Religious studies

What did the cross achieve? This deceptively simple question has beguiled theolo

What did the cross achieve? This deceptively simple question has beguiled theologians for millennia. On the one hand, sometimes the answer to this question has resulted in a misguided notion that there is a singular interpretation that dominates all others. On the other hand, there is at times a rejection of any model as sufficiently explanatory, effectively muting the preaching of the cross.
In an attempt to answer this question, write a 4-page position paper on how best to understand the work of Christ on the cross. To be sure, any analysis of the cross will necessarily acknowledge aspects of the whole complex of Christ’s soteriological work (his life, death, resurrection, ascension, session, etc.), yet remain focused on the cross in particular. Reference to classic “theories of atonement” is encouraged, and demonstrate your position using evidence drawn from the Scriptures, the tradition of the church, and primary sources from various schools of thought on the atonement.
Include 5 primary sources and the Bible (NIV version)

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Religious studies

Maybe you have an initial thought on one of those prompts, but I don’t recommend

Maybe you have an initial thought on one of those prompts, but I don’t recommend that you start by trying to write directly in response to them. It’s almost always better to see what you really think of the big picture and then notice how that view comments on the prompt. So for the prewrite, I have generated a list of items designed to spur some inspiration. I’m calling these “inspiration spurs.” For the prewrite, in about two, double-spaced pages, write about any ONE (or at most two) of the following “inspiration spurs”:
A realistic social world that I think is worth striving for includes… This compares with what we’ve read by…
People do bad things or go along with them when…This compares with what we’ve read by…
In this class, the material (or materials) that I found myself thinking the most about were… because…
If I had to recommend one material from this course to other students, it would be … The reason I think they should encounter it is…
A Jesuit education is different from other forms of education that involve justice work because …
When I practiced the Examen, one aspect that emerged as particularly important for me was…
In the discussion boards for this course, one conversation that I was part of that kept me thinking was… because…
I recommend that you spend a good five minutes in silence without any materials or screens in front of you. Just turn the ideas over in your head and ask yourself what you think and why.
Once you have written two or so pages, look over what you what you’ve said, especially at the end. Does anything you’ve said pop or stand out to you? Look especially at the end of your “paper.” I often find that we need to write for two pages to make contact with what we’re actually trying to say. It’s very possible that the last line of this “paper” is the core of your final draft. If something you’ve said does strike you, feel free to put it in highlight or bold.
If your prewrite was done on paper, just take a picture of it and submit the jpgs as the assignment.
In the pre-writing, you will not be graded on style, mechanics, etc. You simply need to write in an unstructured way for a couple of pages, examine what you’ve said, and then upload it.

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Religious studies

You are to develop a creative Travel Show Slide Presentation playing the role of

You are to develop a creative Travel Show Slide Presentation playing the role of a Human Aid Worker who is seeking the involvement and soliciting additional voluntary workers to accompany you on a humanitarian mission to a certain locale throughout the world where your team will study one of the major World Religions AND will be actively engaged in a humanitarian relief effort with the local residents as a way to experience the religion first-hand.
Your Travel Show Slide Presentation should include the following components:
The clear identification of (1) one of the World Religions we are studying in this course.
A purpose statement and objective for studying this religion and your humanitarian relief effort.
The identification and application of the most effective academic perspective of religious studies for your team presented in your Week #1 course materials.
Provide a brief descriiption of the major religious beliefs of your selected religion.
The clear identification of a specific location in the world – not a generalization like – India.
The significant role geography plays within this region and the impact on religion and the people.
Research this religion in an actual area of the world in need of humanitarian relief efforts. Possible areas of assistance for your topic may be found in (United Nations Website), (Access specific Christian Missions for examples, or Non-Profit Organizations.). You will need to design your humanitarian mission to include the following:
The reason humanitarian aid is needed in this area of the world
The type of humanitarian aid is needed and will be provided
The types of service projects your team will be engaged for distributing this aid
The anticipated results of your humanitarian relief effort
The benefits your team members will gain by participating in this effort
You will want to generate excitement for the service and religious study opportunities for persuading people to partner with you as member of your Mission Team.
You will want to maximize the advanced functions of your software to communicate your message with such things like:
Voice-Overs
Continuous Loop Presentations
Zero-Touch or Zero-Click Advancements
Or other multi-media software presentations
This is to be a research presentation, and you will need to use in-text citations directly on your slides to identify your resources and avoid plagiarism using your favorite academically approved citation format and resource page.
Your presentation will need to demonstrate strong research skills and incorporate a variety of different types of resources to support your objectives.
Your presentation can be in the form of any of the following formats. Please ensure that your presentation is accessible for your instructor by either uploading or linking to your project. Here are some free, online format suggestions:
Prezi.com
Infographic (visit “10 Free Tools for Creating Infographics” to gather ideas)
Storybook software like Storybird
A website like Google Sites
PowerPoint
You will need to upload your Travel Show Slide Presentation in one of the acceptable formats (above) for presentation and final grading by your instructor. The Grading Rubric for this presentation can be found in your Assignment File for your review.

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Religious studies

You are to develop a creative Travel Show Slide Presentation playing the role of

You are to develop a creative Travel Show Slide Presentation playing the role of a Human Aid Worker who is seeking the involvement and soliciting additional voluntary workers to accompany you on a humanitarian mission to a certain locale throughout the world where your team will study one of the major World Religions AND will be actively engaged in a humanitarian relief effort with the local residents as a way to experience the religion first-hand.
Your Travel Show Slide Presentation should include the following components:
The clear identification of (1) one of the World Religions we are studying in this course.
A purpose statement and objective for studying this religion and your humanitarian relief effort.
The identification and application of the most effective academic perspective of religious studies for your team presented in your Week #1 course materials.
Provide a brief descriiption of the major religious beliefs of your selected religion.
The clear identification of a specific location in the world – not a generalization like – India.
The significant role geography plays within this region and the impact on religion and the people.
Research this religion in an actual area of the world in need of humanitarian relief efforts. Possible areas of assistance for your topic may be found in (United Nations Website), (Access specific Christian Missions for examples, or Non-Profit Organizations.). You will need to design your humanitarian mission to include the following:
The reason humanitarian aid is needed in this area of the world
The type of humanitarian aid is needed and will be provided
The types of service projects your team will be engaged for distributing this aid
The anticipated results of your humanitarian relief effort
The benefits your team members will gain by participating in this effort
You will want to generate excitement for the service and religious study opportunities for persuading people to partner with you as member of your Mission Team.
You will want to maximize the advanced functions of your software to communicate your message with such things like:
Voice-Overs
Continuous Loop Presentations
Zero-Touch or Zero-Click Advancements
Or other multi-media software presentations
This is to be a research presentation, and you will need to use in-text citations directly on your slides to identify your resources and avoid plagiarism using your favorite academically approved citation format and resource page.
Your presentation will need to demonstrate strong research skills and incorporate a variety of different types of resources to support your objectives.
Your presentation can be in the form of any of the following formats. Please ensure that your presentation is accessible for your instructor by either uploading or linking to your project. Here are some free, online format suggestions:
Prezi.com
Infographic (visit “10 Free Tools for Creating Infographics” to gather ideas)
Storybook software like Storybird
A website like Google Sites
PowerPoint
You will need to upload your Travel Show Slide Presentation in one of the acceptable formats (above) for presentation and final grading by your instructor. The Grading Rubric for this presentation can be found in your Assignment File for your review.

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Religious studies

The are two parts to this project. Please use all the resources provided. Pleas

The are two parts to this project.
Please use all the resources provided. Please do not add questions to the paper but number each answer. Thank you
Part 1 on one-page
answer the following questions.
The Hebrew name for the book of Psalms is Tehillim, or “Praises.” Perhaps this is what we might expect from a book that concludes its very final chapter, “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!!” (Ps 150:6). It often strikes modern readers as shocking when they find out the single most prolific genre in the Psalter is “lament.” A lament is basically an expression of woe, a realistic examination of the writer’s tough situation and a raw depiction of the author’s desperation. And get this: This is the liturgical book of Israel! They sang these songs, often in corporate worship! With this in mind, answer the following questions:
1. Why do you suppose there are more laments than anything else in a book titled “Praises”?
2. Read Psalm 13 for a short example of a lament. How does this expression of lament in the Psalms differ from modern expressions of laments, even from your own laments?
3. Think about your life experience. First, has your background encouraged or discouraged lamenting in your life? Why?
4. What do you think would be the impact of regularly incorporating lament into your life? What would it look like? What might be some challenges?
PART TWO, SECOND PAGE
a) What aspect of the Kingdom is in view this week? Define and describe it briefly.
b) What is a quick synopsis of this part of the storyline? Summarize the chapter.
c) How does it seem that this aspect of the Kingdom fits into and flows from the previous parts of the story from the previous weeks?
d) How does this chapter contribute to the significance of seeing the holistic big picture of the Bible?
Read the following: Let me know if I need to provide the literature. Thank you
Introduction to Old Testament by Carson, D.A and Douglas Moo 103-188
God Big Picture by Roberts, Vaughan 93-110: Chapter 5 (the Prophesied Kingdom)
Psalms 1-10, 22-24, 150
Proverbs 1-3, 15-16, 31
Ecclesiastes 1-2, 12
Song of Solomon 1-8
Job 1-3; 40-42
Lamentations 5
Ezra 1-2, 7
Nehemiah 1-4, 13
Esther 1-10
Daniel 1-6

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Religious studies

The are two parts to this project. Please use all the resources provided. Pleas

The are two parts to this project.
Please use all the resources provided. Please do not add questions to the paper but number each answer. Thank you
Part 1 on one-page
answer the following questions.
The Hebrew name for the book of Psalms is Tehillim, or “Praises.” Perhaps this is what we might expect from a book that concludes its very final chapter, “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!!” (Ps 150:6). It often strikes modern readers as shocking when they find out the single most prolific genre in the Psalter is “lament.” A lament is basically an expression of woe, a realistic examination of the writer’s tough situation and a raw depiction of the author’s desperation. And get this: This is the liturgical book of Israel! They sang these songs, often in corporate worship! With this in mind, answer the following questions:
1. Why do you suppose there are more laments than anything else in a book titled “Praises”?
2. Read Psalm 13 for a short example of a lament. How does this expression of lament in the Psalms differ from modern expressions of laments, even from your own laments?
3. Think about your life experience. First, has your background encouraged or discouraged lamenting in your life? Why?
4. What do you think would be the impact of regularly incorporating lament into your life? What would it look like? What might be some challenges?
PART TWO, SECOND PAGE
a) What aspect of the Kingdom is in view this week? Define and describe it briefly.
b) What is a quick synopsis of this part of the storyline? Summarize the chapter.
c) How does it seem that this aspect of the Kingdom fits into and flows from the previous parts of the story from the previous weeks?
d) How does this chapter contribute to the significance of seeing the holistic big picture of the Bible?
Read the following: Let me know if I need to provide the literature. Thank you
Introduction to Old Testament by Carson, D.A and Douglas Moo 103-188
God Big Picture by Roberts, Vaughan 93-110: Chapter 5 (the Prophesied Kingdom)
Psalms 1-10, 22-24, 150
Proverbs 1-3, 15-16, 31
Ecclesiastes 1-2, 12
Song of Solomon 1-8
Job 1-3; 40-42
Lamentations 5
Ezra 1-2, 7
Nehemiah 1-4, 13
Esther 1-10
Daniel 1-6

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Religious studies

For the presentation, students must choose one hero to examine (either a hero fr

For the presentation, students must choose one hero to examine (either a hero from mythology or from popular culture like from a TV series, movie, etc.). Then, students will choose one or two stages of Campbell’s theory and explain how their chosen hero fits within those chosen elements of Campbell’s theory.
Presentations should be kept around 3-4 minutes in length – focused on the content
cannot be from the matrix, harry potter, Percy Jackson, hunger game or Heracles.

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Religious studies

For the presentation, students must choose one hero to examine (either a hero fr

For the presentation, students must choose one hero to examine (either a hero from mythology or from popular culture like from a TV series, movie, etc.). Then, students will choose one or two stages of Campbell’s theory and explain how their chosen hero fits within those chosen elements of Campbell’s theory.
Presentations should be kept around 3-4 minutes in length – focused on the content
cannot be from the matrix, harry potter, Percy Jackson, hunger game or Heracles.