When is a blog due?

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Again for further clarification if you found yourself getting a zero today:
Before class starts is when blogs are due. You have one HW assignment every one to two weeks in this class which is probably the lightest homework of any of your core classes. Just get it done, when its due, follow the instructions = get 100%

Originally posted on hcabible12:

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Just a friendly reminder. Blogs are due before the start of Friday’s class. Back your stuff up in a word doc. If wordpress glitches (which it rarely does) you’ll have a back up to show me on time.

Remember its all or nothing. When its due, its due. Just trying to get you guys ready for next year when this will be normative policy of your professors.

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Gender Roles

Are there distinct roles to men and women in the church,family, and societal structure that are to be done exclusively by that gender?

Is what you believe an objective, cross culture, God established truth that transcends time and setting, applicable to all at any point in history or just your perspective on how our culture should behave at this moment in history?
Are “stay at home dads” wrong? What about female pastors or CEO’s? Can a boy play with a doll and a girl play with a GI Joe? Should wives always follow what their husband’s plans for their family?

Please stay civilized. Respectfully debate and share your thoughts.

Blog is due Wed April 16th because of Easter break!

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Wikinotes

As a class you will be creating “community notes” wiki-style for the next test on Deism and Naturalism.

Using unit questions from reading, your textbook, or even any additional info you gather from other sources online, we will create unit “WikiNotes” for our chapters on Deism and Naturalism.

Here are your instructions:

1. Someone starts  word documents for Deism and Naturalism (if others have already posted revisions, open the most recent)

2. In an outline format begin to outline (or add/change what someone else started) what you see as important points from our reading/questions/discussions/ and even other sources (if you use other sources please site them)

3. Format should be an outline similar to our other unit notes

4. Put your name at the bottom of the document with a brief footnote of the changes/additions you made

4. Save your revision as Microsoft Word 2007/2008 document (.doc NOT .docx)  with the date you revised ( i.e. DeismFeb8.doc)

5.Post a blog with the Title “WikiNotes: Deism or Naturalism Update” with the date and time you updated including the attached file with the Outline

6. At some point, everyone in the class should have contributed by addition or changing the the Deism document before Friday Feb. 7 for a homework grade and then the Naturalism notes by Feb 19 for another HW grade.

For the test next Wednesday, you will print off the latest revision (or if you liked an earlier revision better) of the unit WikiNotes and use  only  that to assist you in the test.

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When is a blog due?

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Just a friendly reminder. Blogs are due before the start of Friday’s class. Back your stuff up in a word doc. If wordpress glitches (which it rarely does) you’ll have a back up to show me on time.

Remember its all or nothing. When its due, its due. Just trying to get you guys ready for next year when this will be normative policy of your professors.

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Torture

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12 Years ago this past week, the first 20 suspected terrorists arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

As you can read in the link above, “Gitmo” is a prison that exists outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. legal system where suspects of terrorism (mainly Islamic terrorism) are imprisoned by the U.S. military. Its is difficult to pinpoint the objectives of the prison camp or what qualifications are used to identify someone as a “suspected terrorists” because operations at Gitmo are extremely secretive.

We do know that in the last decade there have been nearly 800 reported detainees. Hundreds of these detainees have been released back to their home countries without charges. Stories from many of these released prisoners detail intense psychological and physical torture techniques used on prisoners in attempt to get them to give information that the military, intelligence agencies (like the CIA), and the executive branch view as valuable in the “war on terror”.

The Bush Administration confirmed that “enhanced interrogation” techniques were used in Gitmo, but that the information these suspects had given up had prevented future terrorist attacks and assisted in the hunt for Bin Laden.

When Obama was running for president he vowed to close the detention camp and try these suspects in civilian courts in the U.S., but drastically changed his position while in office. Some argued that the information received at Gitmo thru “enhanced interrogation” was key to finding and killing Bin Laden (which is a whole ‘nother subject!). Other argue that torture or “enhanced interrogation” doesn’t actually work and other methods are far superior.

 Do you believe that there are incidences when torture is morally and ethically acceptable?

Would you support the continuation of Gitmo and “enhanced interrogation” if it meant that it could somehow prevent another terrorist attack from happening?

Is it wrong for other nations to torture us if they feel like it could save the lives of their people?

What would Jesus do?

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The Church of the Future

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It was just 75- 85 years ago that churches across Germany were giving their full blessing of the anti-Semitic Nazi regime, seeing no wrong with the systematic destruction of the genetic descendants of Abraham.
Less than 100 years before that in the U.S. “Christians” throughout the south were convinced of the biblical support for slavery.

We look back now and wonder how the church could have been so wrong about these issues, but what will the church of the future look back on and say “I can’t believe how they ever believed that back then” ?

Give me 2 issues that you think many Christians today are getting wrong that Christians in the future will get right. (Make your case boldly!)

Also, give me 2 issues that you believe the church 50 years from now will struggle to figure out right from wrong about and why you foresee them to be difficult issues

Make sure you follow all the blog requirements, as I’ve seen some dips in performance over the last couple blogs

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