You must interview a visionary leader of a church, institution, or business. The choice of leader must be relevant to your intended occupational field. The leaders understanding of his/her organizations mission and his/her vision for fulfilling that mission must be clearly defined. You are to uncover how the leader initiates strategic planning.The paper will consist of two (2) parts.The first section will detail three to four (3 4) significant lessons gleaned from the interview.In the second section, analyze what you have learned from this leader and make application of principles to your own present or future leadership.The paper must comply with current Turabian writing style or the style guide that is applicable to your area of study. If using current Turabian style, use footnotes if citations are needed. Follow the criteria in the grading rubric for writing the paper.
Film Essay: This is a 500-word essay, which will focus on one of the documentaries we’ve watched so far. The goal in this essay is not to summarize, but to analyze. a question, a topic, etc. Analyze it, and try (if possible) to incorporate readings or ideas that have been explored in class.FILM LINK:https://youtu.be/Rmug_qvO15s
Each question answered in 1000 words (3000 total).1. Please describe Islamic purity law (?ah?rah). What are the main forms of impurity, and how does one get rid of those different forms of impurity? (Please describe the purification rituals in detail.) How does a concern for ritual purity impact one’s ability to perform one’s religious obligations? What special concerns do women face with regard to purity?2. Briefly describe the six pillars of faith (?m?n), and then give a detailed description of Islamic eschatology (the doctrine of the end times and final judgment).3. Briefly describe the five “ritual” pillars of Islam, and then give a detailed description of the Rama??n fast.
Study the following sources:?Christine Hayes, Understanding Biblical Monotheism, The Hebrew Bible, chap. 2 (pages 15-28). https://www.dropbox.com/s/vmggpmdyz4usfdh/Hayes_Introduction_to_the_Bible_chap_2.pdf?dl=0?Hayes, Lecture 2. The Hebrew Bible in Its Ancient Near Eastern Setting: Biblical Religion in Context (Yale Courses): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRPqtGywkCw&t=1sWrite,in a paragraph or two, your answer to each of the following questions:(1)Summarize the main thesis of this chapter(be sure to usebut no need to explainthe following words: evolution, revolution, worldview,internal cultural critique);(2)Describe why, if at all, people, religious and non-religiousalike,who seek to understand the history of biblical monotheism should read this chapter;(3)Write 3 guiding questions that can help readers better appreciate the importance of this chapter.Key terms: evolution or revolution; similarity in form and in content; monotheism, henotheism, and monolatry
Answer questions: 1. Describe the concept and formation of the Old Testament canon. 2. Chart out the development of the New Testament. What are the key historical markers and criteria that resulted in the selection of its 27 books? 3. How does knowing about the formation of the Bible affect your confidence in its reliability. Our textbook is Reading and Understanding the Bible by Ben Witherington. Chapt 16
1. Review the material posted under Unit 1 (Google Classroom).2. Read John Bowker’s article “The Paradox of Religions”.3. Answer the following questions:- Bowker says “religions are such bad news only because they are such good news”. He calls this “The Paradox of Religions”. According to Bowker, what creates this paradox?(Your arguments and reasoning should be based on Bowker’s article. Strive to draw a comprehensive/holistic picture of Bowker’s approach to the issue.)- In the article, he discusses whether Religion is man-made; explain his position on this issue. According to your understanding, would Marx agree?(Assume that the reader has no preconception about Bowker’s or Marx’s perspective / approach.)Times Roman, 12, (If you decide to use additional sources =Oxford/MLA/Harvard), MAX 2 pages.https://docs.google.com/file/d/1e-27aiRhQr-iQNzmL5w-JlreEJgHTwA2/edit?usp=docslist_api&filetype=msword
Teams are critical to the workplace. In order to contribute to a team, one must understand the purpose and function of teams. Working together towards a common goal is an essential characteristic of a team. By understanding the characteristics of a team, one can determine the necessary steps for building and maintaining a team.Reference Book: 17 Indisputable Laws of Team Work.- by John C. MaxwellReference Book: The FIVE Dysfunctions of a Team – by Patrick LencioniWrite a 1-page response entry giving your definition of what a team is and why teams are important to you. This entry can come from work, church, or home perspective. The goal is to allow you time to reflect on what a team is and how teams play an active role in our lives.Scholarly academic resources, textbooks, or other sources provided. APA format is required.
Assigned Reading: Gen 1-2:4; Exod 31:12-17; The Sabbath Amidah for evening, morning and afternoon. b. Berakhot 26b [from It has been stated to in the offerings]).Secondary Reading: Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath, pp. 73-76.Essay #2 (A): Beginning with descriptions of the three representations of the Sabbath in the Sabbath blessing in each Amidah (evening (348-50): You sanctified who sanctifies the Sabbath; morning (484-486: Moses rejoiced who sanctifies the Sabbath; and afternoon (612): You are one who sanctifies the Sabbath) discuss the theological concepts found in each, how they relate to one another, and their cumulative message and effect. Also discuss what they teach you about the Jewish conception of the Sabbath. This latter element may be presented as an addendum to the essay or integrated into your discussion if your thesis makes doing so reasonable. Due 4/13.Essays are to be approximately 5 typed double-spaced pages in length, organized around a thesis derived from the prompt. You are expected to back your arguments with references to the assigned text(s) and to cite correctly all sources (see the instructions on the last page of the syllabus for details). Essays should be submitted via email no later than 11:59pm on the day they are due. They must be proofread before submission. Three (3)errors or more will affect your grade, as will lateness. Each of these will result in your paper being docked one letter degree (i.e. B?B-): for every 3 careless errors or for each day they are overdue, respectively.
The AssignmentSelect a scholarly book or memoir written by a contemporary author (not a translation of an older work) on some topic related to Islam. The book can be written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (history, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, art history, etc.) Read the book carefully and then write a 2000-word book review of the work.The book review should include:1. An introduction to introduces the book and offers a brief, but clearly articulated, statement of the books particular contribution to the understanding of Islam.2. A summary of the books content, chapter by chapter or section by section (see me if you are confused about how to do this, it might be more complicated for memoirs). It should however, be in prose format. Please do NOT put this summary in outline or bullet point format!3. A paragraph indicating the particular strengths or shortcomings you see in the book, based on your own assessment of the authors argument and drawing upon the relevant material you may have learned in this class to make an informed assessment of the authors work.4. A final conclusion offering your overall assessment of the book.
1.) Select a parable from the New Testament (e.g., the prodigal son, or the good Samaritan) or a story from the Old Testament (e.g., Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz; David and Goliath). You may rewrite the whole story or a specific scene(s). Some ideas are listed below.Prodigal Son : Write a conversation between the father and older brother while the younger brother is away.The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) : Write a conversation between the Samaritan and the man at the inn after the Samaritan returned from his journey.Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz (Ruth 1-4) : Rewrite the scene at the city gate when Boaz meets with the kinsman redeemer, then offers to take Ruth and marry her.David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) : Write a story about David and his brothers once he arrived at the battlefield.2.) Read the story and take notes on the characters. Write a character list and descriptions.Sometimes characters are not named. You can either give them names or write them as a title and number (e.g., Son #1, Son #2).3.) Visualize and write the setting. Where and when is the story taking place? The story can be in the past or present; if there are multiple settings, please make sure to include them!4.) Write the theme, which is the lesson of the story. A well-written emphasis should be one sentence long. If you are having some trouble finding the emphasis, try asking yourself these questions:What is the lesson or moral of the story?What did the character(s) learn?How can I apply the emphasis to my own life?5.) Write the introduction, also called the exposition.6.) Rewrite the story in modern English as a story or a script. Copying and pasting from the Bible is not acceptable, even if it has modern language. You must have at least 400 words of dialogue, not including the other elements.7.) Proofread your paper for any errors.8.) Save your paper. The title must be your first name, last name, name of assignment (Brianne Johnson – Parable Essay)12-point Times New Roman or Arial font1-inch margins, double spacedHeading and headersWrite at least 400 words for the dialogue portion of the essay.Works Cited pageWhen saving your paper, the title must be your first name, last name, name of assignment (Brianne Johnson – Parable Essay).
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