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Evil the Humanity of Evil
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If humans are not the architects of good and evil, then, it is easy to see how a human cannot be wholly good or wholly evil. An architect may be trying to emulate the style of Frank Lloyd right, but his or her work will, ultimately, be different from right's in some ways. The emulating architect will create some aspects of his or her building that are entirely his or her own. In the same way, a person may be emulating the metaphysical creator of good or evil, but he or she will be flawed in some ways, meaning that he or she is not wholly evil or wholly good. Edgar Allen Poe gives a good example of this in his story "The Black Cat." hile the main character commits atrocities to his cat, Pluto, readers are able to find a glimmer of good through his actions before he commits…

Works Cited

Brians, Paul et al. "St. Augustine on the Problem of Evil." Washington State University.

18 December 1998. Resources for the Study of World Civilizations. 18 May 2009.

"Evil and Otherness."

Govier, Trudy. "Forgiveness and the Unforgivable." American Philosophical Quarterly.

Life and Time of Jesus
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Although many modern Christians do not realize it, an understanding of Jesus' historical context is extremely helpful, perhaps even essential to true understanding of Christianity. After all, it is only once one understands the geographical, political, religious, and social environment of Jesus' time period that one can truly understand the impact of Jesus Christ. One of the reasons that a historical perspective is important is because many modern-day Christians are separated from their Jewish roots. However, one must always bear in mind that Jesus was not a Christian; Jesus was a Jew and his life and death had been foretold in Jewish prophecies for hundreds of years. In addition:

Jesus addressed his gospel- his message of God's imminent kingdom and of judgment, of God's fatherly providence, of repentance, holiness, and love- to his fellow countrymen. He preached only to Jews. Not a syllable shows that he detached this message…

Works Cited

Edersheim, Alfred. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah. Grand Rapids, MI: Christian

Classics Ethereal Library, 2005. 15 Oct. 2006 .

Edersheim, Alfred. Sketches of Jewish Social Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics

Ethereal Library, 2005. 15 Oct. 2006 .

3rd Century and 5 Century Christianity
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Forgiveness of Sins in the Early Church: Doctrine Salvation 3rd Century and 5th Century Christianity

Christianity in the 3rd century was mainly the era when Ante-Nicene Fathers wrote after the Apostolic Fathers. Also, the oman Empire was had its height and experienced the Crisis of the Third Century. It was a time when the emperor Decius endorsed measures that were intended to reestablish unity and stability. However, in the 5th century in Christianity, there were many developments going which led to more fracturing of the State church of the oman Empire. However, it was the worse time for Christians because a came a time of heavy persecution. With that being said, forgiveness of sins in the early church from 3rd -- the 5th century became very important in the faith.

With two or three exceptions, the orthodox church of Tertullian's day had this belief that post-baptismal sins would not be…


Brattson, David. 2012. "The Forgiveness of PostBaptismal Sin in Ancient." Accessed September 23, 2015. .

Garrison, Roman. 2008. Redemptive Almsgiving in Early Christianity. Oxford: Bloomsbury.

Schaff, Philip. 2013. The Early Church Fathers - Ante Nicene Fathers Volume 5: Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian (The Early Church Fathers- Ante Nicene) . New York City: GraceWorks Multimedia.

Counseling Model a Practical Pastoral Counseling Model
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Counseling Model

A Practical Pastoral Counseling Model

Counseling Setting

Where Will Counseling Take Place?

oundaries for Safety and Security

Relational Style

Relational/Communication Style




Supportive Feedback

God's Riches at Christ's Expense

Annotated ibliography

A Practical Pastoral Counseling Model

This is an overview of the counseling position that I will take when working with clients/parishioners. I realize that this cannot encompass every eventuality that may occur during a counseling session, but it should be comprehensive enough to account for most of the possibilities that present themselves. I acknowledge that this is also the treatise of someone who is going to be practicing as a pastor first and a counselor second, therefore the relationship of a shepherd to his assigned sheep is the most important consideration in all of this. Also, the counseling relationship that a pastor enjoys with a parishioner is not as extensive as that between a patient…



Carlson, Dwight L. 2000. Overcoming hurts and anger. Eugene: Harvest House. ISBN: 0736901965

This book is a real help when dealing with anger. The author gives you steps on how to prevent your anger and deal with past anger in a Christian manner. He gives examples of mishandled anger, biblical principles about anger, and how to handle anger in a Christ-like way.

LaHaye, Tim and Bob Phillips. 2002. Anger is a choice. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. ISBN: 0310242835

Unfinished Life America Is a Diverse Country
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Unfinished Life

America is a diverse country with a diverse past, and therefore it myths are as diverse as the nation. One of the most prevalent types of myths in American history has been the western, and in a western setting, the most complicated personal, emotional, and social issues can be explored. One example of such a case is Lasse Hallstrom's An Unfinished Life, which looks at a number of different issues involved in a number of different types of characters lives all while taking place in a western location. Set on a ranch just outside a small western town, this western has a twist: the story takes place in the present. It is not the typical "old west" style of western, but still retains much of the western's character and themes while also incorporating modern issues and problems. This film tackles age old issues such as the loss of…

Jewish Holy Day Rosh Hashanah Life-Cycle Events
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Jewish Holy Day: osh Hashanah

Life-cycle events do not hold back Jewish festivities. Just like all other religions, Judaism observes certain holidays and remembrance days as their holy days. The Jews plan their holy days with respect to the Jewish calendar, based on moon cycles where each month starts with the appearance of the new moon (Hammer, 2005). This is contrary to the secular calendar based on the revolutions of the earth around the sun. Jewish holidays fall on similar date each year with regard to Jewish calendar, but on dissimilar dates with respect to the secular calendar. In every year Jewish celebrate two high holidays which are osh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This paper describes in detail osh Hashanah, how Jews celebrate it, and its significance to the Jews.

osh Hashanah is among the most significant holidays in the religion of Jewish, and it refers to the Jewish New…


Aaron, D. (2007). Inviting God in: Celebrating the soul-meaning of the Jewish holy days.

London: Shambhala Publications.

Bakley, K. (2011). Prophecies that have, will, or didn't happen. New York: AuthorHouse.

Hammer, R. (2005). Entering the high holy days: A complete guide to the history, prayers and themes. New York: Jewish Publication Society.

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
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Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

The Gift of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

In his brief but illuminating text, The Gift of Peace, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin did not only outline the received theological truths regarding forgiveness, reconciliation and suffering to the Roman Catholic Church to which he belonged. He discussed his own personal experiences regarding these issues as well, specifically as to how they pertained to the then-recent events that gripped his own reputation as a Cardinal and the Chicago Catholic community to which he ministered. Bernardin was accused of sexual misconduct by one of his parishioners, a young man dying of AIDS. Bernardin admits this caused him great personal difficulty, although he was eventually cleared of the accusations. He stated how one must always strive to admit God with "hospitality" into one's soul even though this may be a "struggle." (15)

Bernardin also explains how he was able to forgive the…

Christian Family Building a Strong
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e. non-conflict) situations. Applying the same techniques of maintaining a loving relationship and still communicating your own issues, while remaining calm and open to hearing the other person's complaints and issues, is a simplified way of viewing the majority of conflict management techniques.

Prioritization during conflicts, even those that ultimately lead to the dissolution of a relationship, is also essential to successfully managing the conflict (Chapman 340). Though conflicts ending in dissolution may make prioritization even more important (especially when there are kids involved), the same basic principles can be applied to any conflict. Instead of getting hung up on minor details or secondary problems, having the bravery, honesty, and insight to tackle the real underlying problems in the relationship is far more likely to lead to a satisfactory and frequently even a relationship-strengthening ending than petty bickering. Though this might seem quite obvious on the printed page, it can…

Works Cited

Chapman, Gary. The World's Easiest Guide to Family Relationships. New York: Northfield, 2001.

Parrott, Leslie & Parrott, Les. Saving Your marriage Before it Starts. New York: Zondervan, 1995.

California Tax Payers Who Commit
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Cancellation of debt in this instance may not be taxed in this manner but might be taxed another way.

Certain farm debts: This exemptions only applies to debt incurred directly from an operation of a farm. If more than half your income from the past three years came from farming, and the loan was owed to a person or agency regularly engaged in lending, your cancelled debt is generally not considered taxable income.


Since 2007 and 2008, California conformed, with modifications to IC section 108 (a)(1) (E) that allows a limited amount of COD income resulting from the foreclosure or short sale of a qualified principal residence to be excluded. This exclusion does not currently apply for any foreclosure or short sale that occurs on or after January 1, 2009. Danny made his short sale in 2012. "The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt elief Act of 2007 was enacted on December…


Foreclosure and Short Sales | California Franchise Tax Board, (2012) [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 16 June 2012].

New California short-sale law can help homeowners -- North Bay Business Journal - North San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma, Marin, Napa counties - Archive, (2012) [ONLINE] Available at: . [Accessed 16 June 2012].

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act and Debt Cancellation, (2012). [ONLINE] Available at:,,id=179414,00.html . [Accessed 16 June 2012].

Dutiful Children of Loving God
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Luther's concept of the "liberated Christian" allows for both an almost existential responsibility and an odd passivity on the other hand. Humans are responsible for creating faith within themselves, but having once accomplished the achievement of faith, they can simply allow themselves to exist in the cocoon of divine love. Christ has done the work for others through his life and death. (Countering this is the idea of Luther's that all Christians serve as a communal priesthood, although it is not entirely clear to what extent he means this to be literal and to what extent he may be allowing for the metaphorical.) This tension between the active and the passive (or perhaps "accepting" might be a better translation of Luther's ideas than "passive") brings us back to the seeming contradiction posed in Luther's opening statements. It allows us to see another level of complexity in Luther's understanding of the…

Hamlet's Emotional State the Oxford
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He questions whether he should try to clear the court of corruption or just give up and end his life now. It is this emotional doubt that drives Hamlet to act deranged at times, but he overcomes it, and almost manages to answer the difficult questions posed in his life. In Act V, when calm returns, Hamlet repents his behavior (V, ii, 75-78) (Lidz, 164).

In Lidz's book Freud is quoted as saying "that if anyone holds and expresses to others an opinion of himself such as this [Hamlet's "Use every man after his desert, and who shall escape whipping?"], he is ill, whether he is speaking the truth whether he is being more or less unfair to himself." Though Hamlet has proved his intellectual stability, he is quite obviously emotionally "ill."

This emotional illness and uncertainty is why Hamlet procrastinates in the killing of Claudius. On his way to…

Works Cited

Babcock, Weston. A Tragedy of Errors. Purdue Research Foundation 1961.

Charlton, Lewis. The Genesis of Hamlet. Kenniket Press, Port Washington, NY 1907.

Elliot, T.S. "Hamlet and His Problems." Sacred Woods. 1920.

Leavenworth, Russel E. Interpreting Hamlet: Materials for analysis Chandler Publishing CO, San Francisco 1960.

Conflict Relationships Ken and Jane How Do
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Conflict Relationships

Ken and Jane

How do you perceive Jan's effort to convince Ken to forgive her? Based on what you have learned in this chapter, suggest two ways she might more effectively seek Ken's forgiveness.

She could have used a time based intervention to talk about the instance further when the conversation would have not been as heated. If they both had a chance to calm down then the conversation might have went smoother. Another tactic Jan could have tried would be to apologize and to address Ken's concerns so that it could be formed into a win-win. For example, Jan could have said that she was sorry if she did ruin his chances with the girl, but she would try to help him find an even more suitable match.

What are two nonverbal cues used by Jan. What are two nonverbal cues used by Ken? In what ways…

Comparison of Plato and Aristotle's Political Theories
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Plato and Aristotle's political theories

The most capacious account of Plato's established philosophical views has been published in "The epublic" as a comprehensive handling of the most basic values for the behavior of human life. As it deals with a large number of matters, The epublic can be interpreted in a lot of diverse manner: as a discourse on political conjecture and observation, as an academic manual, or the manner in which to protect moral behavior for instance. (Plato: The State and the Soul) Politics written by Aristotle gives a substantial assessment of the beginning and configuration of the nation. (Theme Analysis: The Politics) A significant matter to keep in mind while taking into account the opinion and involvement of Aristotle in Philosophy is the fact that he was there 2000 years back. One of the early foundations done by him was Lykeion that was involved solely with pure sciences,…


Boeding, Ron. Ideals of Aristotle and Hayek: A Synthesis. Retrieved from  Accessed on 8 November, 2004

Conceptions of Equality/Plato, Aristotle and additions. Retrieved from Accessed on 8 November, 2004

Irbe, George. Aristotle's Spurned Legacy. 23 October, 2000. Retrieved from's%20legacy.html Accessed on 8 November, 2004

Kemerling, Garth. Aristotle: Politics and Art. 27 October 2001. Retrieved from  Accessed on 8 November, 2004

Women Come Out of an Abusive Relationship
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women come out of an abusive relationship, the negative psychological traumas they feel continue. This study makes a comparison between forgiveness therapy (FT) and alternative therapy (AT)-assertiveness, anger validation and interpersonal skill building for women who have been abused emotionally and had been separated permanently from their romantic partner or spouse for up to two years or more. A total of 20 women in Midwest city who were abused psychologically made up the participants. Psychological abuse from one's spouse characterizes a very agonizing infidelity, which often leads to very serious depressing psychological results for the partner who has been abused. There are reports of both standard deviations and mean scores for every measure at pretest, posttest, as well as follow-up for everyone in the forgiveness therapy group and both pretest and posttest for everyone in the alternative therapy group. This represents the first research for the demonstration of the efficacy…


Reed, G.L., & Engright, R.D. (2006). The effect of forgiveness therapy on depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress for women after spousal emotional abuse. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 74(5), 920.

Baptism Debate Theology
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Theology: The aptism Debate

Peter's encouragement sermon on the Day of Pentecost -- "repent and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you shall receive the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38) has been the source of raging debate, marred by conflicting views on i) whether Peter was referring to spirit or water baptism; and ii) whether through the phrase 'be baptized…the forgiveness of sins', Peter was identifying baptism as a requirement for salvation[footnoteRef:1]. In other words, should Peter's exhortation be interpreted at face value, or should it be understood some other way? This text purposes to interact with the opposing views on these issues, examine their theological and syntactic viability, and then conclude with an interpretation that aligns with both the immediate and the larger contexts of the verse in question. [1: 1 ruce Compton, "Water aptism and the…


Beach, Mark. "Original Sin, Infant Salvation, and the Baptism of Infants," Mid-America Journal of Theology 12 (2001): 47-79.

Calvin, John. "Doctrine: John Calvin's Argument for Infant Baptism," The Theologian (n.d.), Accessed September 15, 2014, 

Campbell, Alexander. Christian Baptism: With its Antecedents and Consequents (1853), Google Ebook.

Compton, Bruce. "Water Baptism and the Forgiveness of Sins in Acts 2:38," Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 4 (Fall 1999): 3-32.

Communication Here We Get Into
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Chapter 11 holds a lot of interest for me because I seem to like being a mediator sometimes, but other times want nothing to do with other people's problems. For the former times, knowing how to perform this role more effectively appeals to me. The authors describe the mediation process as intake, opening statement, describing the dispute, finding common ground, reaching a final agreement and ending the mediation. The process is fairly straightforward and I've seen it before, but what I liked was the idea of fractionalization. This is "breaking down complex issues into smaller, more manageable ones" (p.204). I also liked the idea of "reframing" (p.204). Both of these ideas are not just valuable to the mediator, although I will certainly work to add them to my mediation arsenal.

For me, looking at past conflicts, I see that both fractionalization and reframing can be used to resolve any dispute,…

Discipleship Counseling ' a Philosophy of
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Ultimately, every person is a child of God, and this positive sense of self must be upheld by the counselor, who ultimately points the client to self-healing and a better relationship with the world and the divine.


The American Association of Christian Counselors states the Christian counseling is a: "Ministry to persons acknowledges the complexity of humans as physical, social, psychological, and spiritual beings. The ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to help others move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity." This is clearly the goal of Anderson's approach to therapy. Anderson does not shy away from the difficult subjects that can arise in therapy, such as the subjects of incest, physical abuse, and depression. He acknowledges that forgiveness and coming to terms with pain is a difficult process, and one that cannot be easily healed with religious platitudes.

Anderson's book is particularly useful because…


About us. (2011). American Association of Christian Counselors. Retrieved September 22, 2011


Anderson, Neil T. (2003). Discipleship counseling. Regal.

Baker, Lyman. (1997). Repression. Critical concepts. Retrieved September 22, 2011 at

Zinbauer and Pargament 2000 The Counselor Ontologically
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Zinbauer and Pargament (2000).

The counselor ontologically stands in a different mode to the client and has his or her values. This necessarily extends to religion, or lack of it, and the problem may be that even though the counselor seeks not to impose his values on the client, his or her values and ways of thinking covertly rub off and may repel or influence the client. Many counselors deal with this problem by adopting a certain methodology that guides them, for instance a counselor may choose the humanistic approach and closely adhere to Carl oger's prescription of assuming a non-judgmental client-oriented position and refraining from directing the client in any which way. Humanism is a general approach that refers to the counseling methodology in general.

eligion is a subject that may often -- to some extent or other -- creep into the session. There are -- the authors suggest…


Malone, A., Meyer, D.D., Tarlton, T., Wasielewski, L., Reuben, P., West, C., & Mitchell, V. (2011). The relationship between forgiveness and emotional well-being. Retrieved from / vistas/vistas11/Article_23.pdf

Zinnbauer, BJ & Pargament, KI (2000). Working with the sacred. Journal of Counseling and Practice, 78, 601-609.


Tapping Into Young Children's Spirituality Temperament and Self-Control
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Tapping into Young Children's Spirituality, Temperament, and Self-Control

Years ago, when school systems actually permitted religious instruction, children were able to tap into their own spiritual sides, and were able to process their feelings about their emotions and their concerns about the world against a more nuanced and detailed spiritual backdrop. This allowed them to have a clearer sense about moral values, feeling obedient vs. disobedient, engaging in respect, honesty, truth and communicating their feelings with compassion. By allowing students to have some sort of spiritual education, educators were ensuring that they would be able to more confidently shape these children into good people who were well-rounded and who had a clearer understanding of how to behave in the world, along with stronger values of what matters most to them. Parents have to offer their children the following aspects of care and education: building confidence, self-esteem and self-worth, nurturing their…


Flanagan, K.S., & Loveall, R. (2012). The spiritual craft of forgiveness: Its need and potential in children. Journal of Psychology & Christianity, 3(1), 3-15.

Karlsen, M.L., Coyle, A., & Williams, E. (2013). "they never listen": towards a grounded theory of the role played by trusted adults in the spiritual lives of children. Mental Health,

Religion & Culture, 17(3), 297-312.

Roehlkepartain, E.C. (2006). The handbook of spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Justification From Scholars as Well
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The extent of the good works achievable by humans is not enough in the eyes of God. However, justification by faith does not negate the role of the law. Indeed, Chapters 4-7 of Romans are devoted to explaining the role of the law in defining sin and consequently how Christ had to fulfill the letter of the law absolutely.

Results of Justification

One of the most important consequences of God's justification as seen above is found in Romans 3:29 (Definbaugh). The question posed here is whether justification by faith is only meant for the Jews. This is, for the time, a logical question, as Christ emerges from the Jews, and the Christian doctrine emerges from the Old Testament, featuring the Jews as God's chosen people. Paul however emphasizes that the New Testament is also for a new people, where there is no difference between Jew and Gentile. This is a…


Agape Press. "Justification." 2004. .

Beker, J.C. "The Faithfulness of God and the Priority of Israel in Paul's Letter to the Romans." In the Romans Debate, edited by Karl P. Donfried. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1991.

Boers, Hendrikus. The Justification of the Gentiles: Paul's Letters to the Galatians and Romans. Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994.

Dunn, James D.G. "The New Perspective on Paul: Paul and the Law." In the Romans Debate, edited by Karl P. Donfried. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1991.

Socratic Method Dialogue Tony Hi
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What about being in love, for example? The feeling you have for a girl could override everything else and make you blind to her mistakes, right? Or what about the love of a parent? My mom's not blind to my mistakes, but she forgives me for them because she's my mother.

Tony: You're making this really difficult, aren't you?

Mark: I guess friendship is really difficult to define. Can you think of other definitions to apply to friendship?

Tony: Let me think. What about understanding and support? Surely you get these nowhere as deeply or as often as in friendship. A friend would support you in whatever you're going through. A friend would understand all of your moods and share all your good and bad times. There is no better support than a friend, is there? Take for example the thing with Gary. I'm providing you with understanding and support,…

Salient Theological Themes Psalm 51
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Psalm 51: Salient Theological Themes

Salient Theological Themes: Psalm 51

Psalm 51 is a penitential psalm presenting David's prayer for confession after he was confronted by Prophet Nathan for conspiring against Uriah and taking his wife Bathsheba. It is organized into four distinct sections, beginning with a plea for restoration, and ending with an intercession for the psalmist's people. This text identifies the salient themes in Psalm 51, and the specific strategies used by the psalmist to deal with his guilt and confession.

Psalm 51: Salient Theological Themes

Psalm 51 is a confession Psalm that basically presents David's prayer for forgiveness after he was rebuked by Prophet Nathan for plotting against Uriah, and taking his wife, Bathsheba, for himself. David organizes his prayer in four distinct sections, beginning with a plea for mercy (51: 1-14), followed by a plea for restoration (51: 5-12), a promise to do better (51: 13-17),…


Alan, S. (2010). Psalm 51. First Things, 206(1), 64

David, W. (2004). Lesson from a Mountaintop: Refusing to Confess Our Sins Leaves Us Carrying Awkward and Heavy Burdens. The Presbyterian Record, 128(8), 37-38.

Ellison, R. B. (1995). David, Bat Sheba and the Fifty-First Psalm. Cross Currents, 45(3), 326-339.

Vonk, B. C. (1995). Between Tetxt and Sermon: Psalm 51. Interpretation, 49(1), 62.

Christ Psych Mat Review Mark
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How would one find the patience to persevere with the methods and practices recommended by the author here when the patient, despite their best conscious intentions and statements, does not really (at least initially) want to devote themselves to the necessary spiritual and psychological tasks necessary to achieve healing? As effective as the methods McMinn describes may be, there are doubtless many cases of extreme resistance in counseling; how can the counselor find a balance between a vigorous attempt to encourage true healing and development and the level of spiritual understanding and theological distance that is required in order to provide effective Christian counseling?


After having read this book, I will make a conscious effort to obtain a greater knowledge of scripture and the ways in which it can impact day-to-day life. While I felt I had a decent understanding of scripture before, the way in which the author…


McMinn, M. (1996). Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling.

Forest, VA: Tyndal House.

Claudius' Sililoquy the Guilt of
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Cain's crime was committed over jealousy, as was Claudius's murder of King Hamlet. Claudius knows that he must be forgiven of his act in order to enter heaven, but he shows doubt that he can be forgiven fully for the act that he has committed. He doubts what his faith tells him, that if one asks for to be forgiven, then forgiveness is complete, without exception. hen Claudius says,

"Forgive me my foul murder"?

That cannot be, since I am still possessed.

Of those effects for which I did the murder," (Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 3, lines 52-54).

As when Cain murdered Abel, although God may forgive Claudius, he will have to live with the consequences of what he has done for the rest of his life.

Claudius questions his ability to be forgiven for his sins. He pleads for forgiveness, but continues to have doubts as to whether true…

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Alexander, Peter, ed. William Shakespeare: The Complete Works. London and Glasgow: Collins,

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Hirsch, E., Kett, J., and Trefil, J. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. 3rd. Ed. Boston, MA:

Houghton Mifflin Company. 2002. <  > Accessed

People You Meet in Heaven
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But now, here, in order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it…" uby served as the voice of Albom, and even God, acting as Eddie's guide to the path towards enlightenment, forgiveness (and self-forgiveness), and ultimately, happiness.

Indeed, this pivotal moment in Eddie's life culminated with the characters of Marguerite and Tala, symbols of love and forgiveness, respectively. With Marguerite, he began crying again, releasing repressed feelings he never thought he still had with him until he died. It was through Marguerite that Albom explicated true and lasting love, which permeates through life and death.

Eddie's ultimate emotional release was through Tala, the young girl whom he never forgave himself for not being able to save her from a fire while he was stationed as a soldier in the Philippines. It was with Tala that Eddie…


Albom, M. (2003). The Five People You Meet in Heaven. NY: Hyperion Books.

Doty, G. (2009). "Signs, Symbols, Meanings, and Interpretation." Missouri University of Science and Technology web site. Available at:

Wellek, R. (2003). "Symbol and symbolism in literature." University of Virginia Library. Available at: .

Solaris God and Ineffability the
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It can be argued that they have no way of knowing the outcome of their reactions. And indeed, nor does Chris. What differentiates Chris from the rest of the crew is the love he feels for Rheya. Love in the end is the essential force that enables him to forgive both Rheya and himself, and in the end love both redeems and kills him. This dichotomy furthers the ineffability of both death and the god force symbolized by Solaris.

Chris chooses to remain on the doomed station rather than face further life without Rheya on earth. He has no way of knowing what the outcome will be and most likely believes that he will simply die. His "redemption" is therefore not based upon faith, but rather upon the love emotion. Emotion in this case takes the place of faith in redemptive force. Furthermore, his "afterlife" entails life with his love…

Keynes Book Review of the
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The war had broken the economic back of Europe, as well as its political and transport structures. Another key aspect of later Keynesian theory was the need for maintaining economic infrastructures, rather than breaking them in revenge, and that cash infusions in the short run reap dividends for all in the long run. Keynes always took a long-term rather than a short-term view of economic policies. The current policies against Germany only satisfied short-term emotions, but could cause long-term economic destruction of a major power and thus injure the world. "It was only at a later stage that a general popular demand for an indemnity, covering the full costs of the war, made it politically desirable to practice dishonesty and to try to discover in the written word what was not there."

However, Keynes' perspicuous view of world events also showed that he did not merely focus on the immediate…

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Keynes, John Maynard. (1919) the Economic Consequences of the Peace. Available online in full text on 16 December 2004 at

Descendants Is a Film That Attempts to
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Descendants is a film that attempts to operate on several layers at once. While it may be said to be allegorical in one sense (taking place on what is popularly presumed to be an island "paradise," where falls are experienced and redemptions are sought), the film by Alexander Payne may also be said to be a simple story about a father and husband who learns (on his wife's deathbed) that he is actually a cuckold. What follows is a two-hour experiment in tolerance, as both the viewer and the characters in the narrative become aware of exactly where their threshold of pain stands. That threshold is then pushed to its limits, as Payne drives home one twist of the screw after another. In a way, the film is about the weakness of man -- Matt King's inability to love his wife, to be there for his children; Brian Speer's inability…

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Philbrick, J. (2012). IAR Exclusive Interview: Editor Kevin Tent Talks 'The

Doctor Faustus Reasons Why He Was Willing to Accept Eternal Damnation
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Faustus' Acceptance to Eternal Damnation

Many traditions and legends have been created all the way through the long history of western culture. Among which one of the most outstanding and well-known as well long lasting traditions of western culture is of the Faustus legend, where in this legend, a man called Faust or Faustus, sells his soul to the devil for almost twenty-four years for the purpose of worldly power. This makes it a very prominent story that has been narrated many times over by writers such as Goethe, Lessing, and Mann. However, most probably the famous telling is Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.

The social upheaval during the time period is the most prominent influence on Marlowe's version of Doctor Faustus. This novel has been suspected of being first performed in 1594, which was a time of great change in Europe. During this period the Medieval Times were over…

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Conflict in the Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. November 6, 1998.


Christopher Marlowe. Books and Writers.


Alcohol Drinking Among Young Jews
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Paenting Style Influence on Excess Alcohol Intake Among Jewish Youth

Clinical Psychology

The health hazads that ae associated with adolescent alcohol use ae well documented, and thee is gowing ecognition among policymakes and clinicians alike that moe needs to be done to addess this public health theat. The pupose of this study was to examine the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish college students in the United States. The study daws on attachment theoy, social leaning theoy, and a paenting style model as the main theoetical famewoks to evaluate the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish adolescents to develop infomed answes to the study's thee guiding eseach questions concening the elationship between peceived paenting style and excess alcohol use of male, Jewish, college students aged 18-26 yeas, the elationship between academic achievement and the alcohol use fequency of male Jewish…

references to gender.

Scoring: The PAQ is scored easily by summing the individual items to comprise the subscale scores. Scores on each subscale range from 10 to 50.

Author: Dr. John R. Buri, Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115

Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Source: Buri, J.R. (1991). Parental Authority Questionnaire, Journal of Personality and Social Assessment, 57, 110-119

Alcohol Drinking Among Young Jews
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Paenting Style Influence on Excess Alcohol Intake Among Jewish Youth

Clinical Psychology

The health hazads that ae associated with adolescent alcohol use ae well documented, and thee is gowing ecognition among policymakes and clinicians alike that moe needs to be done to addess this public health theat. The pupose of this study was to examine the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish college students in the United States. The study daws on attachment theoy, social leaning theoy, and a paenting style model as the main theoetical famewoks to evaluate the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish adolescents to develop infomed answes to the study's thee guiding eseach questions concening the elationship between peceived paenting style and excess alcohol use of male, Jewish, college students aged 18-26 yeas, the elationship between academic achievement and the alcohol use fequency of male Jewish…

references to gender.

Scoring: The PAQ is scored easily by summing the individual items to comprise the subscale scores. Scores on each subscale range from 10 to 50.

Author: Dr. John R. Buri, Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115

Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Source: Buri, J.R. (1991). Parental Authority Questionnaire, Journal of Personality and Social Assessment, 57, 110-119

Drinking With Younger Jews
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Paenting Style Influence on Excess Alcohol Intake Among Jewish Youth


Maste of Science, Mental Health Counseling, College, Januay, 2008

Clinical Psychology

Anticipated; Decembe, 2016

The health hazads that ae associated with adolescent alcohol use ae well documented, and thee is gowing ecognition among policymakes and clinicians alike that moe needs to be done to addess this public health theat. The pupose of this study will be to examine the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish college students in the United States. The study daws on attachment theoy, social leaning theoy, and a paenting style model as the main theoetical famewoks to evaluate the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish adolescents to develop infomed answes to the study's thee guiding eseach questions concening the elationship between peceived paenting style and excess alcohol use of male, Jewish, college students aged 18-26…

references to gender.

Scoring: The PAQ is scored easily by summing the individual items to comprise the subscale scores. Scores on each subscale range from 10 to 50.

Author: Dr. John R. Buri, Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115

Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Source: Buri, J.R. (1991). Parental Authority Questionnaire, Journal of Personality and Social Assessment, 57, 110-119

Gun Fu and Hong Kong Cinema
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Bonding Over Bullets: Gun Fu is the Way to a Better Tomorrow

John Woo redefined the action film genre with his 1986 Hong Kong film A Better Tomorrow. Staring the Asian TV star Chow Yun Fat and movie star Ti Lung, the film transcended the action genre already well-established in the West by using the various tropes of the genre (gangsters, the conflicted family, brother-against-brother, friend-in-peril, reformed hood, betrayal, and so on), mixing in elements of melodrama and morality (both Buddhism and Christianity appear in the film), and layering it with stylized gun violence -- gunplay like swordplay -- in a manner that had never before been seen. The film played, in certain moments, like a dance -- bullets being used like rain to wash away all the problems and issues that otherwise could not be resolved. For both Chinese and Western audiences, the film was something new: it appealed…

Deuteronomy Chapter 10 According to
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" Therefore, Spero says, there is the fifth requirement, calling the reader to keep the commandments and statutes. Spero explains: "where the reverence and love are weak, the actual observance of the commandments, with its evocation of the Presence of God, can strengthen these elemental emotions. Thus, the function of the practical commandments is both expressive and impressive" (p. 155).

The book of Deuteronomy, and specifically its tenth chapter, has multiple meanings and may be interpreted differently, depending on one's approach. But it is clear that the chapter speaks to us, to the community of faith today. Even in his secular interpretation, Nelson (2003) tried to link the book to values we consider important today (the system of checks and balances or democracy). But the book has a theological message, which is as relevant today as it was for Israelites thousands of years ago, as explained well by Tanner (2001).…


Blacketer, R.A. (2006) Calvin on Deuteronomy 10:1-2 Smooth Stones, Teachable Hearts. The School of God: Studies in Early Modern Religious Reforms, 3, 201-231. Retrieved on February 9, 2001, from SpringerLink.

Guzik, D. (n.d.) Commentary on Deuteronomy 10. David Guzik's Commentaries on the Bible. Retrieved on February 9, 2011, from 

Mann, T. (1995) Deuteronomy. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

Miller, P.D. (1990) Deuteronomy. Commentary. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

John 5 13-21 Passage -- John
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Gnostics believed that they belonged to the "true church" of an elect few who were worthy; the orthodox Christians would not be saved because they were blind to the truth.

Part E -- Content - if we then combine the historical outline of the "reason" for John's writings with the overall message, we can conclude that there are at least five major paradigms present that are important in a contextual analysis of John.

John 5:13 - I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This seems to point that John saw a clear difference between those who believed in Jesus as the Son of God, but were unsure about eternal life. However, if we look back at other parts of his Gospel, we do find repetition of this theme. In John 1:5-7,…


Raymond Brown, "Does the New Testament Call Jesus God?" Theological Studies.26: 1,


Clark, N. Interpreting the Resurrection. (London: SCM Press, 1967).

Hamilton, James. God's Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments.

Boy's Life Questions Form This
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Determining the nature of forgiveness in this scenario is of course a complex and largely abstract task, but the actual harm done or forgiveness-requiring character traits would need to be identified before this could be ascertained.


Toby's primary and only real mentor is his older brother, Geoffrey. Geoffrey acts as something of a father figure to Jack when he can, and is certainly more of a father figure to him than anyone else in the story, including Toby real father and his mother's men (like Dwight). Toby looks to Geoff not just for protection or a means of escaping the abuse he suffers, but also for some compassion and understanding as well as an assurance that it is possible to go somewhere else with his life. In other sense, Jack London is Toby's mentor; it is this author that Toby looked to for a name when he felt he…

Dierks Bentley's Prodigal Son's Prayer
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The whole concept of Christianity is that all people are sinners, but that God will forgive those sins and those sinners if they only ask for redemption. The lyrics say, "I lost my way but now I'm on my knees / if it's not too late won't you tell me please / You gotta place for me / a little grace for me" (Bentley). That lyric is not about the prodigal son, it is about all who have lost their way, which is every Christian. hat this song makes clear is that the idea of redemption as it has been portrayed in Christianity may have its beginnings in the parables told by Jesus, but those parables were broadened by the crucifixion and resurrection, and they changed them in the same way that they changed all of the other traditions of Judaism.

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Bentley, Dierks. "Prodigal Son's Prayer." N.p.…

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Bentley, Dierks. "Prodigal Son's Prayer." N.p. 2011. Web. 30 Mar. 2011.

Carter, Joe. "Finding God in the Gaps of Country Music." First Things: On the Square. N.p. 9

Feb. 2011. Web. 30 Mar. 2011.

Luke 15. New International Version. N.p. 2011. Web. 30 Mar. 2011.

Exegesis of Chapter 18 of
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The term conversion would be etymologically closer (Blenkinsopp 84)

By the charge of acting without principle (verses 25 and 29), the Israelites accused God of punishing the innocent along with the guilty. Implicit in his rejection of the charge is Ezekiel's belief that all deserved the punishment that had come upon the nation. The opportunity for each generation to live or die according to its own behavior is now extended to each individual within his life time. The possibility of the righteous dying because they turn to sin may seem harsh; but the opportunity for the wicked to leave past guilt behind is all the more significant for Ezekiel's sweeping condemnation of Israel elsewhere. The oracle of verses 30-32 is the climax of the chapter, commanding response to the possibility of attaining life that had just been declared.

In contract to the earlier promise of the people's spontaneous renewal by…

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Allen, Leslie C Word Biblical Commentary: Ezekiel 1-19 vol 28. Nashville: Nelson Thomas Inc. Print.

Blenkinsopp, Joseph .Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching: Ezekiel. Louisville:Westminster John Press. Print Block, Daniel I . The New International Bible Commentary: Book of Ezekiel chapters 1-24. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company. Print Craigie, Peter C. The Daily Study Bible Studies: Ezekiel. Westminster Press. Print New American Standard Bible. St. Joseph Edition.

Genesis 50 15-21 When Joseph's
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"This is my covenant with you: I will make you the father of not just one nation, but a multitude of nations. . . I will give you millions of descendants who will represent many nations. Kings will be among them" (Genesis 17:4, 6).

Then, in relation to how Joseph ended up where he did -- why was he loved more than his siblings? We know Joseph was born was Jacob was in his "old age" (Verses 2-3), but it was more than that. Historically, scholars say that Jacob recognized that having a child with Joseph's mother, achel, was a blessing from God because she was barren for many years. "Then God remembered achel's policht and answered her prayers by giving her a child. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son. 'God removed my shame,' she said. And she names him Joseph. . . " (Genesis 30:22-23). The…


Abela, a. (2001). "Is Genesis the Introduction of the Primary History?" in: Wenin, a.,

The Book of Genesis. Leuven University/Peeters Press.

Adar, Z. (1990). The Book of Genesis: An Introduction to the Biblical World. Magnes Publishing Company.

Alter, R. (1996). Genesis: Translation and Commentary. Norton.

Nursing Field in the Field of Nursing
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Nursing Field

In the field of Nursing there are a number of challenges that will have an impact on the ability to attract and retain qualified candidates. To fully understand how this is taking place requires comparing recruitment strategies and determining selection criteria. Together, these factors will highlight the best practices for locating competent personnel.

Compare recruitment strategies.

Two strategies that are used most commonly inside the industry include: traditional / online strategies and loan forgiveness. In general, traditional and online strategies are most popular among employers. This is because they believe that using these mediums will attract the right candidates. A few of the most notable include: help wanted advertisements in local newspapers, job fairs and posting on different online job boards. The effect of these activities is that most facilities are unable to address critical needs in a number of areas (i.e. pharmacists, radiologists, nurses, doctors and technicians).…


Health Care Recruiting Strategies. (2012). Med Zilla. Retrieved from: 

Marquis, B. (2009). Leadership Roles and Management Functions. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott & Williams.

Henderson a Cognitive Behavioral Study of Steven
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A Cognitive Behavioral Study of Steven Henderson: Case Conceptualization and Treatment Plan

Theories of Counseling


This is a case conceptualization of a 26-year-old man who experienced sexual abuse as a child and the haunting memories of the abuse have led to difficulties in his personal, social, and educational functioning as an adult. The client is experiencing anxiety, depression, problems with motivation, an inability to confide in those close to him, and difficulties in developing educational and occupational goals for himself. He complained of very low self-esteem and believes that his inability to deal with his past sexual abuse has led to these issues. The case conceptualization explores the proposed treatment of this individual's issues using a cognitive behavioral approach. Empirical evidence for the use of cognitive behavioral treatment for trauma victims is discussed. The specific issues that the individual is experiencing as a result of the abuse are…


American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.-text revision). Washington, DC: Author.

Beck, A.T., Rush, J.A., Shaw, B.F., & Emery, G. (1979). Cognitive therapy of depression.

New York: The Guilford Press.

Cloitre, M. (2009). Effective psychotherapies for posttraumatic stress disorder: A review and critique. CNS Spectrums, 14(1), S1, 32-43.

Jesus' Teachings Prayer & Christian Life He
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Jesus' Teachings, Prayer, & Christian Life

"He (Jesus) Took the Bread. Giving Thanks Broke it. And gave it to his Disciples, saying, 'This is my Body, which is given to you.'" At Elevation time, during Catholic Mass, the priest establishes a mandate for Christian Living. Historically, at the Last Supper, Christ used bread and wine as a supreme metaphor for the rest of our lives. Jesus was in turmoil. He was aware of what was about to befall him -- namely, suffering and death. This was the last major lesson he would teach before his arrest following Judas' betrayal. Eschatologically speaking, the above set the stage for the Christian ministry of the apostles, evangelists and priests. Indeed, every Christian is called to give of him or herself for the Glory of God and the Glory of Mankind. The message at the Last Supper was powerful. People have put themselves through…