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Discussion Prompt: Introductions and Conclusions, Part 1

Introductions (openings) and conclusions frame an essay and contribute to the unity of the whole. The introduction sets up the topic and the main idea (thesis). The introduction does two things: it hooks the reader’s interest and points to the direction and scope the essay will take. It prepares the reader for what he or she is about to read. The conclusion reaffirms (restates using different words) the thesis and rounds out the ideas. The conclusion brings the essay to a satisfying close for the reader.

Following are two introductory paragraphs for an essay on the importance of teaching children how to swim. After reading and analyzing the two paragraphs, answer the following questions:

  • Which introduction is more effective? Explain your answer. Point out the strengths and weaknesses of each introduction.
  • What would the body of this essay consist of (based on your choice of the more effective introduction)? What kinds of evidence would be included? Be specific rather than general in your response.
  • Write a suitable title for the essay.
  • Who would be suitable audiences for each of these introductions?

Remember to write your response in complete sentences that make sense on their own. In other words, your answers should reflect the question you are answering.

Introduction #1

Humans inhabit a world made up of over 70 percent water. In addition to these great bodies of water, we have built millions of swimming pools for sports and leisure activities. At one time or another, most people will be faced with either the danger of drowning or the challenge of aquatic recreation. For these reasons, it is essential that we learn to swim. Being a competitive swimmer and a swimming instructor, I fully realize the importance of knowing how to swim.

Introduction #2

Four-year-old Carl, curious like most children, last spring ventured out onto his pool patio. He fell into the pool and, not knowing how to swim, helplessly sank to the bottom. Minutes later, his uncle found the child and brought him to the surface. Since Carl had no pulse, his uncle immediately administered CPR until the paramedics arrived. Eventually, he was revived. During his stay in the hospital, his mother signed him up for beginning swimming classes. Carl was a lucky one. Unlike thousands of other children and adults, he got a second chance.

Adapted from:

Hacker, D., & Sommers, N. (2014). The Bedford handbook (9th ed.). Bedford/St Martin’s.

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I’m working on a case studies writing question and need an explanation to help me understand better.

Assignment Details

Models of Development in Children and Adolescents

For this Assignment, you will read the Unit 6 Case Study and write an essay to examine the situation and make treatment recommendations based on the information presented.

Please address each of the following:

  • Using your own words, summarize the key elements of the case study.
    • Describe at least one adaptive and one maladaptive characteristic of the client.
    • Identify one risk factor and one protective factor presented in the case study.
    • Differentiate how each factor leads to either an adaptive or a maladaptive behavior in the client.
  • Select two assessment approaches that can be used when working with the client and provide the following:
    • Identify and describe each assessment approach selected.
    • Provide reasoning for implementing each approach, using examples from the case study provided.
    • Compare and contrast your selected approaches and discuss why you would select one assessment approach over the other.
  • Select two strengths-based treatment plans that can be used when working with the client and provide the following:
    • Identify and describe each strengths-based treatment plan selected.
    • Provide reasoning for implementing each plan, using examples from the case study provided.
    • Compare and contrast your selected plans and discuss why you would select one strengths-based treatment plan over the other.
  • Conclude by selecting and describing the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS) ethical standard that supports your selected assessment approach and treatment plan.

Assignment Guidelines

Your Assignment should be 3–4 pages, not including the title and reference pages, and should include the following elements:

  • Title page: Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and section number, and date.
  • Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs, reflecting appropriate personal and professional insights.
    • Your responses should reflect professional writing standards using proper tone and language and be free of spelling and grammatical errors. The writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful, and should reflect knowledge of prevention and crisis intervention. Your viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.
  • Reference page: Sources in APA format
    • Be sure to use specific information from the text and outside research to support your answers.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced and left aligned.
  • Use standard 1″ margins on all sides.
  • Use APA formatting and citation style.
    • If you need assistance with APA style, please visit the Academic Success Center.

This Assignment assesses the following Course Outcomes:

HN377-2: Differentiate between adaptive and maladaptive characteristics in children and adolescents.

HN377-4: Create treatment recommendations for children and adolescents struggling with common mental health challenges.

GEL-8.03: Apply critical thinking to formulate a logical solution to a problem.

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  1. Understanding Christian FaithIn chapter 4 of Trevor Hart’s Faith Thinking, “Theologies Public and Private,” he examines some “contemporary approaches to theology which embrace objectivism and relativism as the only intellectual options” (p. 73), specifically the accounts of the rationality of Christian faith given by the German theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg, Scottish Anglican theologian John Macquarrie, and American Lutheran theologian George Lindbeck (pp. 74–89). In light of your own approach (or that of your specific faith tradition or denomination), how would you evaluate these three accounts? From your personal perspective (or that of your tradition), discuss anything you find helpful or useful about how these three contemporary theologians approach giving a rational account of Christian faith, as well as anything you find unhelpful or possibly detrimental. In conclusion, suggest what you see as the most faithful and commendable approach to giving a rational account of Christian faith (“faith thinking”), one which may combine or reconfigure or reject various elements of these approaches as you formulate your own.Write a three-page paper (not including title and bibliography pages) in response to this question utilizing Turabian Style for formatting and source citation. (See Turabian Requirements in the left-hand sidebar of this course in addition to A Manual for Writers for specific formatting and citation requirements.)It is recommended you develop an outline and working draft of several pages, then boil your thoughts down to the page requirement. By doing this you will be able to provide a concise and organized response that contains the most salient points and logical reasoning. You must come to a conclusion in your paper and support your position with citations from course resources, Hart’s text, and Scripture where relevant.Click on the Session 2 Paper link to submit your assignment by the posted due date. Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.
  2. By submitting this paper, you agree: (1) that you are submitting your paper to be used and stored as part of the SafeAssign™ services in accordance with the Blackboard Privacy Policy; (2) that your institution may use your paper in accordance with your institution’s policies; and (3) that your use of SafeAssign will be without recourse against Blackboard Inc. and its affiliates.

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Discussion: Salvation and the Church

Conversion seldom occurs outside the context of the church. If that statement is true, and based on all that you have digested over Sessions 4 and 5, where do you see the church being involved in the process of salvation? Address the issue either in the context of specific aspects of salvation (e.g., gospel call, conversion) or holistically (i.e., without referencing any specific aspect of salvation).


Personal Credo

It is now time to pull together your final assignment: your credo or “What I Believe” statement. First, you will finalize your section on the DOCTRINE OF SALVATION, incorporating now those aspects covered in this session. You know the drill by now:

  • Each section will be no more than two (and not less than one-and-one-half), single-spaced pages in length (not including Scripture references, should you list them all together as a block of text).
  • Per the grading rubric, you will be assessed on each statement’s comprehensiveness (i.e., did you cover all the important elements of the doctrine?), brevity (i.e., did you express those elements with the right amount of well-chosen words, refusing to fluff up the statement with wasted words?), and creativity (i.e., not that you made up new stuff – that would be heresy! – but that you communicated the important elements of the doctrine in personal, unique, integrative, and engaging ways).

All sections of your credo should make heavy use of Scripture. Unless otherwise critical to your statement, you are not required to quote entire Scripture verses. The “address” (e.g., Gen. 1:1) is enough.

You are expected also to cite (again, no need to quote; ruins your brevity) liberally from all pertinent course resources: Grudem, McGrath, even Elwell, or any of the session PowerPoints.

In this comprehensive submission of all the sections, make sure they say what you want them to say. That is, make sure you review what you wrote in each session’s work.

Tie everything together with a cover sheet, with the title simply “What I Believe.” Assemble the sections consecutively, per the order of the doctrines in this class (Doctrine of the Person of Christ, Doctrine of the Work of Christ, and Doctrine of Salvation) and number the pages as if this were one document (which it is!). Conclude your document with a bibliography formatted according to Turabian Style.

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For this assignment, watch the following film and relate topics regarding conflict presented in the class to interactions between characters in the film:

  • The Blind Side: The true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American boy who is adopted by a wealthy white family, the Tuohys. Michael begins to realize his potential with the support of the Tuohys and when he discovers football … but will it all unravel? NOTE: This video is available to rent on Amazon for a small fee.

Download the Conflict in television and movies.docx Conflict in television and movies.docx – Alternative Formats document and follow the instructions provided. Even if you have seen the film before, it is highly recommended you re-watch it with an eye toward this assignment.

Click on the Session 5 Conflict in Television and Movies link to submit your assignment by the posted due date. Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.

Conflict in Television and Movies

Instructions:

Watch the assigned film and answer the following questions. Type responses to the following questions and save as a new document entitled: Your Name–Conflict in Television and Movies (e.g. Bob Jones—Conflict in Television and Movies). Submit your completed assignment using the Session 5 assignment link in Blackboard.

Questions

1. How would you describe the overall communication climate between the main characters?

2. Give at least three examples of a confirming message between two characters and identify the type (recognition, acknowledgment, endorsement):

3. Give at least three examples of a disconfirming message between two characters and identify the type (impervious, interrupting, etc.):

4. Give examples of 2 types of defense-arousing messages based on Gibb’s Categories (evaluation, etc.) and identify the type:

1.

2.

5. List three of the main or side characters below and describe the main conflict styles (competing, collaborating, etc.) of each one:

6. Give examples of 3 types of direct aggression (character attacks, physical attacks, etc.) and identify the type:

1.

2.

3.

7. Give one example of passive aggression and identify the category from page 389 in your text:

8. Name two characters and describe the Relational Conflict Style between them (complementary, symmetrical, etc.)? Would you consider this conflict style generally constructive or destructive for the characters?

9. Give an example of each of the destructive conflict patterns identified as “The Four Horsemen”:

Criticism:

Defensiveness:

Contempt:

Stonewalling:

10. List two characters and give an example of how they could have used collaborative problem solving to minimize destructive conflict for one of the problems they encountered:

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As we seek to continue to explore worldview and the application of biblical principles, keep in mind there may be two types of assignments that you encounter as a student. One, which you encountered last week, will ask you to find specific verses of scripture that are relevant to a specific topic. The second will ask you to explore a biblical passage and glean, or find, specific applications of principles. This assignment will take you through a biblical passage step by step to show you how to look at a passage of Scripture to be able to identify concepts and principles that you can apply to your life specifically. Both of these exercises are key in being able to better understand a biblical or Christian worldview, how CCU arrives at that worldview, and what it looks like in application.

Let’s assume you are studying the topic of effective leadership. The Bible gives an account of Joseph who grew from a young man tending his father’s sheep to an influential member of the king’s staff. This assignment serves as a model for questions you might consider as you examine Scripture to identify various concepts, principles, theories, case studies, topics, etc. from a biblical worldview. It also relates to the overall theme of this course.

In a Word document, answer the following questions. Write your answers to the questions in a question/answer format, including each question bolded in your Word document and your answer written below each question:

Read Genesis 37:1-36 in your Bible. What were the circumstances that led to Joseph’s brothers’ treatment of him?

Read Genesis 39. In Genesis 39, what character traits do you see emerge in Joseph in response to his encounter with Potiphar’s wife?

  1. Read Genesis 40 and 41. In these passages, what circumstances led to Joseph’s favor with the king?
  2. Based on this biblical account of Joseph, what characteristics do you see in Joseph that led to his position of influence and leadership? How does this connect to your readings during your time in this course?
  3. Based on your experience as a leader or with leaders you have worked with, what are two principles of leadership you can take from the story of Joseph and apply to effective leadership? Use the verses in the passages to support each principle. For example:
  4. Principle 1 – Being faithful in tasks that are given you regardless of your current position. In Genesis 37:1-17, the Bible explains how the Lord gave Joseph skills in dreams and their prediction of future events. There were even some indications that his brothers might actually bow down to Joseph in some future circumstances. However, as a young man he continued to fulfill the tasks his father gave him of tending the flocks and checking on the welfare of his brothers. Faithfulness to tasks given, no matter the level of importance, is a worthy characteristic of effective leaders.
  5. Be sure to make direct connections to the reading and work you have already been doing in this course. Use APA citing and referencing. Also, be reflective in applying what you’ve learned to your own life.

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Question # 1( At most two paragraph)The Calvinist and Arminian Perspective

For the purposes of this exercise, and not necessarily as a reflection of what you really believe, assume the stance of either an Arminian or a Calvinist. From the point of view of your chosen perspective, and limited to the issues discussed in Chapter 16 of Grudem (see particularly his perspective, p. 316, note 1), present and develop two ideas: 1) the one which is most convincing to you about the Calvinist or Arminian perspective and 2) the one with which you struggle the most regarding that perspective. Use your own words in presenting your initial post, but reference Grudem, Scripture, and any other resource you would like to use, whether a class resource or not.

Question # 2( One Page) My Personal Lexicon

Throughout the entire three-course sequence of systematic theology courses you will be introduced to new terminology. To assist you in familiarizing yourself with these terms, you will construct a journal entry each week, focusing on at least three terms/words/concepts.

Each journal entry will be comprised of: 1) the term/word/concept; and 2) a definition of each term/word/concept, based on Walter Elwell, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, but articulated in your own words. You will define at least three terms/words/concepts each session.

This means that you will never quote Elwell, but you will synthesize his given definition into a seventy-five word, or so, long definition of your own making – again, your words, not Elwell’s. Given the journal nature of this assignment, you may feel free to add personal commentary along with your custom definition, but the definition itself should be about seventy-five words; commentary is over and above that word count.

Question # 3( One page) My Personal McGrath

Choose one of the McGrath selections you read and one of the questions McGrath asks at the conclusion of the reading. Then, answer that question as a journal entry, not only answering the question but also reflecting on how that selection, question, and answer impact you personally. Make sure you employ Turabian style as you quote and cite McGrath’s actual question as well as appropriate portions of the reading.

Question # 4( Two pages)

As you already know, your final assignment will be a credo – or “What I Believe” – document. As a reminder, it will be a brief yet comprehensive statement of what you believe regarding each of the doctrines covered in this course: the doctrines of revelation, God, humanity, and sin. Your document will also begin with a prolegomena or introduction.

More reminders: Each section will be no more than two (and not less than one-and-one-half), single-spaced pages in length (not including Scripture references, should you list them all together as a block of text). Per the grading rubric, you will be assessed on each statement’s comprehensiveness (i.e., did you cover all the important elements of the doctrine?), brevity (i.e., did you express those elements with the right amount of well-chosen words, refusing to fluff up the statement with wasted words?), and creativity (i.e., not that you made up new stuff – that would be heresy! – but that you communicated the important elements of the doctrine in personal, unique, integrative, and engaging ways).

Your credo should make heavy use of Scripture. Unless otherwise critical to your statement, you are not required to quote entire Scripture verses. The “address” (e.g., Gen. 1:1) is enough.

You are expected also to cite (again, no need to quote; ruins your brevity) liberally from all pertinent course resources: Grudem, McGrath, even Elwell and Kapic.

Each session you will work on that particular doctrinal focus. You are expected to submit something each week, even though you will not be graded on the quality or quantity of that submission. The final project, submitted at the end of Session 5, will earn you the grade. The weekly submission, therefore, is to keep you on track and away from trying to do your entire credo mere hours before you submit it in the final session.

This week’s assignment is your DOCTRINE OF GOD, especially your ideas about His work in creation and response to humans (e.g., prayer and miracles).

You may find it helpful to review the two guidelines from Session 2’s Milestone prompt.

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I’m working on a english question and need support to help me learn.

This week we are discussing originality, which is definitely something to be debated. Is anything original? Do you believe God is the the originator of all things? Do you believe in the superiority of man to craft his own destiny by choice? We could go on and on.

One type of art I personally enjoy is when and artist will take traditional cultural art forms (the “original”)and give them a new flavor, if you will. For example, think of Asian fusion cuisine or hip street tacos. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a place for authentic art that is well done; but as far as creativity is concerned, I like a unique spin that is influenced by our current culture or an artist’s unique perspective.

This week, begin thinking about your final project in terms of this: will you build on older methods but add your own spin? Will you try some new skill and attempt to master the craft in the traditional style? What excites you when you think of your talents and being given this time to create?

Here is a video that embodies that balance between traditional and contemporary. Supporting indigenous artists is essential right now because their voices were silenced for so long. Enjoy!

READING ASSIGNMENT

Reading Assignment

Please complete the following before the session:

READING:

Barrs, J. (2013). Echoes of eden.

  • Chapter 2: Imitation, the Heart of the Christian’s Approach to Creativity

DISCUSSION PROMPT: ART FORMS AND DOXOLOGY

  • Based on your reading, identify at least three art forms used throughout the Bible and the purposes for which they were used.
  • After presenting the different ways that art appears in Scripture, give three examples of ways that we, as Christians, can use art work (or any expression of creativity) as a doxology. How are these similar or different from the art that we see in the Bible?
  • What specific examples of creativity do we see within the contemporary Christian church?

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My Personal Lexicon (Question #1)

Each journal entry will be comprised of 1) the term/word/concept; and 2) a definition of each term/word/concept, based on Walter Elwell’s, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, but articulated in your own words. You will define at least three terms/words/concepts each session.

This means that you will never quote Elwell, but you will synthesize his given definition into a seventy-five word, or so, long definition of your own making – again, your words, not Elwell’s. Given the journal nature of this assignment, you may feel free to add personal commentary along with your custom definition, but the definition itself should be about seventy-five words; commentary is over and above that word count.

My Personal McGrath (Question #2)

The McGrath reader has been assigned to you for the purpose of engaging you with historically important, primary source, theological texts and personalities. A quick look at the book’s Table of Contents reveals a chronological arrangement (early to contemporary) of important writings for each doctrine indicated.

Choose one of the McGrath selections you read, per the assignment, and one of the questions McGrath asks at the conclusion of the reading. Then, answer that question as a journal entry, not only answering the question but also reflecting on how that selection, question, and answer impact you personally. Make sure you employ Turabian style as you quote and cite McGrath’s actual question as well as appropriate portions of the reading. 

Discussion ” Arianism and Divine/Human Relationship in Jesus.” (Question #3)

Grudem doesn’t spend much time on Arianism, the first of the Christological councils. After reading his meager contribution to the topic along with the Elwell article, discuss 1) why Arianism is so appealing as a solution to the divine and human relationship issue (in Jesus) and 2) where Arianism shows up in contemporary religious expressions.

In your initial post you must include at least one quote each from Grudem, Elwell, and Scripture. Other sources are welcome but not required. 

My Personal Lexicon (Question #4)

Each journal entry will be comprised of 1) the term/word/concept; and 2) a definition of each term/word/concept, based on Walter Elwell’s, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, but articulated in your own words. You will define at least three terms/words/concepts each session.

This means that you will never quote Elwell, but you will synthesize his given definition into a seventy-five word, or so, long definition of your own making – again, your words, not Elwell’s. Given the journal nature of this assignment, you may feel free to add personal commentary along with your custom definition, but the definition itself should be about seventy-five words; commentary is over and above that word count. 

My Personal McGrath (Question #5)

Choose one of the McGrath selections you read, per the assignment, and one of the questions McGrath asks at the conclusion of the reading. 

Reading:Grudem, Wayne. (1994). Systematic Theology.Chapter 26: The Person of Christ, 529-53.Chapter 29: The Offices of Christ, 624-33.McGrath, Alister. (2017). The Christian Theology Reader.4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.18, 4.27, 4.36 

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Discussion

(1) Choose one of Grudem’s “Four Characteristics of Scripture” and answer two questions:

  1. How does this characteristic impact the other three characteristics? (This question is aimed at the relationship among the characteristics and how interdependent they are on each other; e.g., how does Authority affect Clarity, Necessity, and Sufficiency?)
  2. How important is this characteristic to you? (e.g., “The fact that Scripture is authoritative is important to me because….” Don’t be merely subjective and esoteric in this answer. Address all important aspects of your chosen characteristic as you apply it to your own life and experience.)

Be sure to support your initial post with many quotes and/or citations from Grudem and Scripture. Feel free to cite any of the session presentations as well.

You must respond to the initial posts of at least two other classmates. Such responses can be questions about why that student chose his or her big idea, affirmation of that choice, or even gracious and appropriate disagreement with the student’s choice. Be nice.

My personal Lexicon

(2)Throughout the entire three-course sequence of systematic theology courses, you will be introduced to new terminology. To assist you in familiarizing yourself with these terms, you will construct a journal entry each week, focusing on at least three terms/words/concepts.

Each journal entry will be comprised of: 1) the term/word/concept; and 2) a definition of each term/word/concept, based on Walter Elwell, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, but articulated in your own words. You will define at least three terms/words/concepts each session.

This means that you will never quote Elwell, but you will synthesize his given definition into a seventy-five word, or so, long definition of your own making – again, your words, not Elwell’s. Given the journal nature of this assignment, you may feel free to add personal commentary along with your custom definition, but the definition itself should be about seventy-five words; commentary is over and above that word count.

Click on the Session 2 My Personal Lexicon link to submit your assignment by the posted due date. Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.

My Personal MCGrath

Choose one of the McGrath selections you read and one of the questions McGrath asks at the conclusion of the reading. Then, answer that question as a journal entry, not only answering the question but also reflecting on how that selection, question, and answer impact you personally. Make sure you employ Turabian style as you quote and cite McGrath’s actual question, as well as appropriate portions of the reading.

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The United Nations has continued to retain you as a consultant for a project that deals with climate and the environment. Most developed countries see the dangers of releasing too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and are committed to climate policies that attain a carbon-free future in the next 30 years. They already see the damaging effects that this gas alone is having on the living conditions of crops, wildlife, and humans. As a result, many member states are dissatisfied with the progress of the eight Millennium Development Goals for international development that they established in 2000. The member states see a substantial disconnect between several issues that developed and developing countries believe are priorities. For example, Burundi wants one of the goals to focus on food security, while Austria is adamant that a major global issue should be the negotiation of ceasefires in countries in the midst of civil wars. The UN wants you to work from the list below and prioritize two of the global community’s threats that it deems the most serious to environmental stability

1. Select two threats. Listed below are eight issues that the UN feels pose the most significant threats to global security. Some of these apply to the Earth’s 7.7 billion people, while others are limited primarily to developing countries. Regardless of where these threats are concentrated, your job as a consultant is to identify 2 of them that you consider the most critical to the globe’s population.

  1. The use of fossil fuels as an energy source.
  2. Globalization.
  3. Insufficient educational opportunities in developing countries.
  4. A lack of access to technology.
  5. Civil war (NOT the U.S. Civil War).
  6. The rise in oceans’ levels.
  7. Covid-19 and the global pandemic.
  8. The dangers of poor countries remaining poor
  1. Write a minimum of an 8 page persuasive paper about your two threats.
  2. Write an introduction paragraph of at least one-half page in length identifying the two threats you have selected and the purpose of the paper. Then, for the two threats you chose:
    1. Identify the factors that make it such a serious risk to the global environment that you would choose to present it to the UN.
    2. Analyze the role that humans have played in aggravating this threat to the Earth’s environment.
    3. Suggest initiatives that the global community can take to mitigate the worst effects of this environmental threat.
    4. Write a conclusion paragraph of at least one-half page in length that summarizes your impressions of these risks for global stability.

You must use at least 7 credible sources (excluding Wikipedia, dictionaries and encyclopedias) that are appropriate for the subjects under discussion.

include a graph, table or chart using quantifiable data that supports your argument.

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Case study: As the world’s population nears 10 billion by 2050, the effects of global warming are stripping some natural resources from the environment. As they diminish in number, developing countries will face mounting obstacles to improving the livelihoods of their citizens and stabilizing their access to enough food. The reason these governments are struggling even now is that our climate influences their economic health and the consequent diminishing living standards of their peoples. Climate changes are responsible for the current loss of biodiversity as well as the physical access to some critical farming regions. As such, these changes in global weather patterns diminish agricultural output and the distribution of food to local and international markets. These difficulties will become even more significant for these countries as the Earth’s climate changes for the worse. Temperatures are already increasing incrementally, and polar ice caps are melting, so the salient question is: what does this suggest for developing societies?

The issue before the developing world is not its lack of food, but rather how to gain access to food. Simply put, changes in our climate are affecting the global food chain, and hence, the living standards of entire populations. Added to this is the fact that food is not getting to where it is needed in time to prevent hunger or starvation. In many developing countries, shortages are due to governments’ control over distribution networks rather than an insufficient supply of food itself. In effect, these governments are weaponizing food by favoring certain ethnic or religious groups over others. When added to dramatic climate changes that we are experiencing even now, the future for billions of poor people looks increasingly dim.

write a 5 page persuasive paper for the UN that addresses the following questions about the relationship between atmospheric weather patterns and food security in the developing world: include at least a one-half page introduction and a one-half page conclusion and seven credible sources

  1. Climate change and global warming are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same phenomenon. What are the differences between the two concepts and what leads to the confusion between them?
  2. In 1900, the average global temperature was about 13.7° Celsius (56.7° Fahrenheit) (Osborn, 2021), but as of 2020, the temperature has risen another 1.2°C to 14.9°C (58.9°F). According to the Earth and climate science community, if the Earth’s surface temperature rises another 2°C (3.6°F), we will suffer catastrophic weather patterns that, among other things, will raise sea levels, cause widespread droughts and wildfires, result in plant, insect, and animal extinctions, and reduce agricultural productivity throughout the world (Mastroianni, 2015 and Lindsey & Dahlman, 2020). How much credibility do you place in these projections? Why?
  3. There is no question that the Earth’s food sources are threatened by changes in its weather patterns, but what specific challenges does climate change pose to the food security of people in the developing world?
  4. There is currently a debate among some multinational lending agencies like the International Monetary Fund, UNICEF, and AID over the financial support for food security has been misused by recipient government officials. On the other hand, U.S. authorities insist that misuse of its assistance is not occurring because it has strict monitoring oversight in place. What is your position on this matter? Is there evidence that financial assistance to developing governments is being widely misused by government officials?

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(1) Discussion Prompt: Titles to Describe Jesus

Reflecting on Grudem’s discussion of titles and words used to describe Jesus (“God,” “Lord,” etc.), as well as what Elwell may contribute, address this question: Why was “Messiah”/”Christ” not one of the major titles Jesus used for Himself? In your initial post you must include at least one quote each from Grudem, Elwell, and Scripture. Other sources are welcome but not required. 

The McGrath reader has been assigned to you for the purpose of engaging you with historically important, primary source, theological texts and personalities. A quick look at the book’s Table of Contents reveals a chronological arrangement (early to contemporary) of important writings for each doctrine indicated.Choose one of the McGrath selections you read, per the assignment, and one of the questions McGrath asks at the conclusion of the reading. Then, answer that question as a journal entry, not only answering the question but also reflecting on how that selection, question, and answer impact you personally. Make sure you employ Turabian style as you quote and cite McGrath’s actual question as well as appropriate portions of the reading.Click on the Session 1 My Personal McGrath link to submit your assignment by the posted due date. Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria. 

(3) Personal McGrath
The McGrath reader has been assigned to you for the purpose of engaging you with historically important, primary source, theological texts and personalities. A quick look at the book’s Table of Contents reveals a chronological arrangement (early to contemporary) of important writings for each doctrine indicated.Choose one of the McGrath selections you read, per the assignment, and one of the questions McGrath asks at the conclusion of the reading. Then, answer that question as a journal entry, not only answering the question but also reflecting on how that selection, question, and answer impact you personally. Make sure you employ Turabian style as you quote and cite McGrath’s actual question as well as appropriate portions of the reading.Click on the Session 1 My Personal McGrath link to submit your assignment by the posted due date. Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.

Grudem, Wayne. (1994). Systematic Theology.

  • Chapter 26: The Person of Christ, 529-53.
  • Chapter 29: The Offices of Christ, 624-33.

McGrath, Alister. (2017). The Christian Theology Reader. 

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