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The Article Journal is simply a synopsis of ONE of these articles. The assignme

The Article Journal is simply a synopsis of ONE of these articles. The assignment will be a typed, double-spaced, 12-font paper detailing what the article was about, and MUST include your thoughts and ideas on the topic (agreements, disagreements, likes, dislikes, other views, etc). The paper needs to be at least 3 full pages. This is a one-time assignment, and there is no need for outside research (simply use the article provided).
I have attached the article to be used.

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From the story of King Hezekiah Brief History, his family, His Temperament, His

From the story of King Hezekiah
Brief History, his family, His Temperament, His Leadership figure
A. What to learn from the story of Hezekiah:
1. individual,
2. Family
3. Church
B. What our political leaders can learn from Hezekiah
The Links Below are Video summaries of the BIBLE book:
2Kings 16-21, 2 Chronicles 28-36, and Isaiah 36-39
Part 1. https://youtu.be/L3UZCf3JjeY
Part 2. https://youtu.be/IjwRPr9v258
Part 3. https://youtu.be/2BsLy35xHMM

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using ONLY the 11th verse of Ephesians 6, do the following in your presentation.

using ONLY the 11th verse of Ephesians 6, do the following in your presentation. Tell us what the armor of God is and then explain how an individual is able to “STAND” Using the verse explain some ways that an individual is able to stand.

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Please make sure to answer all questions in 75 words or less. last question answ

Please make sure to answer all questions in 75 words or less. last question answer with 300 words or less.

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give a brief summary of 2 Chronicles 20:1-22 with emphasis on verses 21-22. This

give a brief summary of 2 Chronicles 20:1-22 with emphasis on verses 21-22. This should be written as if it you were preaching before a congregation, and the approach should be in simple terms.

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Students will write a two-page, double-spaced, paper reflecting on what was said

Students will write a two-page, double-spaced, paper reflecting on what was said by the guest lecturer. These papers should be 1 page summary and a 1-page response

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List and give examples of three characteristics Black Elk holds in common with s

List and give examples of three characteristics Black Elk holds in common with shamans/mystical intermediaries as described in the Fisher textbook (51-55).
Summarize Black Elk’s Great Vision (Ch. 3), focusing on the gifts Black Elk receives which empower him as a healer for his people.
Focusing on the Horse Dance ceremony (Ch. 14) and the First Cure (Ch. 17), explain how Black Elk uses the gifts from his Great Vision to heal people and the community.

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Stewardship is a universal principle. Many philosophies, religions, and teaching

Stewardship is a universal principle. Many philosophies, religions, and teachings record the idea of being a steward (think about the Native Americans using every part of animals they killed). Stewardship requires us to view the world not as consumers but as caretakers. Biblical stewardship focuses our attention in a more traditional sense. While these ideas are similar, biblical stewardship is unique. These qualities allow us to have an intimate relationship with the Master.
Read the following three posts by The Higher Calling
https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/blog/leadership-stewardship-part-1#.VP9SpIHF_30
https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/blog/not-ownership-responsibility-leadership-stewardship-part-2#.VP9dv4HF_33
https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/blog/living-faithful-stewards-fallen-world-leadership-stewardship-part-3#.VP9SrIHF_30
It’s important to recognize the value of personal stewardship from both a biblical and secular perspective. Describe why, in your opinion, it is necessary to have a strong sense of stewardship both biblically and secularly. Ensure the following points are addressed:
The similarities and differences between secular stewardship and biblical stewardship
Why it is important to have both perspectives of stewardship

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Reading Assignment for references Telling a Better Story How to Talk About God i

Reading Assignment for references
Telling a Better Story
How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age
Joshua D. Chatraw
Joshua D. Chatraw, Telling a Better Story: How to Talk about God in a Skeptical Age (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2020), v. Chapters 1 – 10
Gould, Paul M. CULTURAL APOLOGETICS Renewing the Christian Voice, Conscience, and Imagination in a Disenchanted World. Zondervan Academic, 2019. Chapters 1 – 8
Smith, C Fred. DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW Seeing Things God’s Way. B&H Publishing Group, 2015. Chapter 1 – 7
Wilkens, Steve, and Mark L Sanford. HIDDEN WORLDVIEWS Eight Cultural Stories That Shape Our Lives. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2009. Chapters 1 – 10

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Three essay questions. I will upload the course material also which you need for

Three essay questions. I will upload the course material also which you need for the assignment. One essay question should be about a page and a half.
Respond to one of each of the following pairs of questions. In other words: choose 1 or 2 from Pair A; 1 or 2 from Pair B; and 1 or 2 from Pair C for a total of three responses, one from each pair.
Pair A: Be the Filmmaker
1. Imagine that Teresa Brennan and Émile Durkheim go on an expedition together to Saddle Creek, West Virginia to film a remake of the classic 1967 documentary Holy Ghost People. (I realize this is impossible, as they lived at different times; just run with it). Your mission is to write the voiceover for the documentary. What kind of text would Brennan and Durkheim agree on? What would they highlight about this religious gathering? Your response should use technical terms from both Brennan and Durkheim. While it should be narrative in form, talking us through what happens in this religious gathering, it should also make a clear argument. Tell the viewer why these events matter and why these religious practitioners are having such intense experiences. Humor is also a possibility in this assignment; the documentary can include an argument between the filmmakers, Brennan and Durkheim.
2. Imagine that Clifford Geertz has been hired to do a voiceover commentary for the first episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. You are the intern hired to post key extracts from his voiceover on Professor Geertz’s website. Your mission, in other words, is to figure out what Geertz would say about Sabrina. Your voiceover should avoid undue plot summary (the viewer can see what’s happening, after all). Instead, it should make clear arguments. Is the Church of Night a religion? What other scholars does Geertz mention while chattering? Humor is a possibility in this assignment. Professor Geertz can misspeak or say fusty old person things about this teen show.
Pair B: Dilemmas
1. In Week 6, we experienced Peter Shaffer’s Equus. It is now your turn to inhabit Dysart’s dilemma. What would you do if you were Dysart? Would you try to cure Alan of his worship of horses, or would you allow him to remain as he is? In crafting your answer to this question, please include quotations from the play but avoid plot summary (I’ve read Equus and don’t need you to tell me what happens in it). The best responses will also incorporate select ideas from other course readings.
2. In Week 7, we encountered two different approaches to thinking about religious conversion. Where William James sees conversion as a profoundly inward, individual experience, Gauri Viswanathan sees it as profoundly embedded in and restricted by social structures. You now have to decide which of these approaches is better for analyzing the religious experiences of Kateri Tekakwitha, as represented by Diane Glancy. Does James or Viswanathan make a better lens for understanding Tekakwitha’s experiences? Can her inward experience of Christianity be separated from institutional structures?
Pair C: Syntheses
1. Many of the theorists we’ve read this semester put forward reductionist accounts of religion. There are costs and benefits to reductionism, and this assignment will force you to grapple with both. Imagine that you’re trying to persuade a religious relative or friend why they should be interested in reductionist theories of religion. They’ll be resistant. Your job is to persuade them that these theories are good to think with, even they reject reductionism. How would you go about doing this? What would you say to your friend? Be as specific as possible with examples.
2. For a person to be religiously literate, do they need to be able to analyze the relationship between religion and popular culture? Should they be able to think about religion beyond just the major “world religions”? If so, why? If not, why not? Please use as many specific examples from theorists and other course materials as possible.