One negative aspect to his essay would have to be his bias toward conservatives and the rich. He deliberately labels out the rich in many of his examples by pointing out how they claim to be Christian but do not wish to help aid the poor. As for conservatives, he not only points out George W. Bush but refers at times to religion as “conservative religion.” This clearly shows his bias toward them and could be a way for him to associate them with the American Christianity problem. I believe McKibben has a great point on this issue. As American Christians, we always believe that if we do good deeds or help ourselves we go to heaven.
Throughout my lifetime, I have always struggled with these. However, becoming a parent and running a household has helped me learn their value. Harry A Overstreet must have been referring to me when he stated “The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.” Before I became a parent, and learned how to manage my time wisely, I would jump from task to task. Project I had started would be left abandoned in a drawer or closet. I lived in a world of chaos.
He makes an extremely valid point asking the reader “ Have you ever not been able to handle a situation?” Personally, I have hit many different obstacles in my educational career. Up to this point in time, there has been nothing strong enough to hold me back and I can only believe that this will continue in the home stretch of my educational career. As Patrick Combs generally explains, “You have what it takes to make it through”. After reading this chapter on fear, I have helped my self to decide that fear is only an emotion that can set you back in life. Combs taught me that pushing through what you are scared of is only going to hold you back from being successful.
Robert Harsh, for example, declares in ‘Exposing the Lie: Inherit the Wind’ that "Christians, particularly William Jennings Bryan, are consistently lampooned throughout, while the skeptics and agnostics are consistently portrayed as intelligent, kindly, and even heroic. I simply cannot escape the conclusion that the writers of the screen play never intended to write a historically accurate account of the Scopes trial, nor did they seriously attempt to portray the principal characters and their beliefs in an unbiased and accurate way." Another perspective of critical sentiment is voiced by Carol Inannone in ’First Things’ when she states that "Inherit the Wind reveals a great deal about a mentality that demands open-mindedness and excoriates dogmatism, only to advance its own certainties more insistently... A more historically accurate dramatization of the Scopes Trial might have been far richer and more interesting - and might also have given its audiences a genuine dramatic tragedy to watch. It would not have sent its audience home full of moral superiority and happy thoughts about the march of progress." And so the film has had its share of controversy and
But, alas, people still play the Christianity card. And here’s why: the Bible appeals to ethics. As we all learned in AP Lang, ‘ethos’ is one of the three appeals that effective speakers and writers use in persuasive arguments. Our ethical reasoning is inborn and biased. If we try to mix in logic, we end up with a rhetorical disaster.
This act of nailing his Thesis to the church door has become a symbolic defining moment of the birth of the Protestant Reformation. * In conclusion, Martin Luther was disillusioned with the Church of Rome because of the unbiblical behavior of church officials, the sale of indulgences, and the amount of power given by the Church to its hierarchy. Luther became a prominent theologian; his desire for people to feel closer to God led him to translate the Bible into the language of the people, radically changing the relationship between church leaders and their followers.
It is all too often a familiar feeling when I think of my family responsibility and how I must often make decisions and carry the burden for my family. I quickly learned that others within the group had similar feelings of family obligation and responsibility which seemed to play a role in the tension they felt at the onset of the group. When Dr. Skjoldal asked the question, “What will happen if you don’t get something right or get a thing done?”, It was a moment of enlightenment, and it gave me insight. I have never been asked that question. Thinking about a possible answer reveals that I am not only living with fear but possibly an over-compensation of family obligation.
I have to do research in my current professional life and I feel that as I am not a master of these skills, I improve every day. I can utilize not only the physical written word effectively when obtaining information I can effectively navigate online resources as well. I feel that North Central University so far has given me valuable information with regards to these skills. I look forward to using them going forward in my future classes. I am a lifelong learner so I will never say I have a mastery of any skill as there is always something new to be learned, or changes made to existing skills.
I’ve always been a curious individual who requires reasonable explanations for almost everything I come across in my life. In spite of my inquisitive nature, I had lacked the yearning to constantly be reading. Over time I realized what a massive disadvantage I was creating for myself. Television and social networking had taken over all my free time. I was beginning to notice a deficiency in my vocabulary and I was no longer aware of current events.
I love helping my kids with their homework. While helping them with their homework there is a lot of things that I learn that I never knew. Even when I become a teacher there will be some things that I be learning as I teach my students. There are a lot of obstacles that I have to encounter on a day to day basis. As I am doing my schooling online there are times that I just want to quit but I know to myself that I have come this far and I refuse to turn around.