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    • Themes In Biblical Literature BIL120 Workshop 2 Glenn Johnson Welcome!
    • Wisdom Principle & Prayer I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the LORD; let all who are discouraged take heart. Come, let us tell of the LORD's greatness; let us exalt his name together. I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me, freeing me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. I cried out to the LORD in my suffering, and he heard me. He set me free from all my fears. For the angel of the LORD guards all who fear him, and he rescues them. Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who trust in him! Let the LORD's people show him reverence, for those who honor him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will never lack any good thing. (Psalm 34:1-10)
    • If There Is A God THEODICY The Problem Of Evil Theos=“God” Dike=“Justice”
    • If There Is A God “ When Bad Things Happen To Good People”
    • If There Is A God CLASS-WIDE DISCUSSION “ When Bad Things Happen To Good People”
    • Themes In Biblical Literature BREAK
    • If There Is A God The Problem Of Evil -ISSUE: How can we justify what we believe about God in relation to evil in the world? -2 Kinds of Evil -Both Types Highlighted in Luke 13:1-5
    • If There Is A God The Problem Of Evil THEOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING…What Do We Mean When We Say…….. OMNIPOTENCE? GOODNESS?
    • If There Is A God The Problem Of Evil NATURAL EVIL Moore, OK 1999 Tornado “ Active Will vs. Passive Will” Limited Creatures Live In Violent Energy System Chance Factors God’s Purposes Elsewhere… Not A Hedonistic Paradise Redemptive Possibilities…. Christian Hope…..
    • If There Is A God The Problem Of Evil MORAL EVIL Civil Warfare in Darfur Region Genuine Free Choice Required God Respects Freedom God Does Not Create/Will Moral Evil God CONCURS in the Natural….. Demonic Influence?
    • If There Is A God The Problem Of Evil HUMANS & MORAL EVIL Civil Warfare in Darfur Region Freedom Required for Goodness to be Possible Human Guilt Individual Sin Intensifies Impact of Natural Evil
    • If There Is A God The Problem Of Evil REDEMPTION & MORAL EVIL CROSS OF CHRIST: Solution CROSS & RESURRECTION (Romans 8:28) HOPE: In The End WE ONLY SEE IN PART….
    • The Old Testament Picture Of God
    • The Old Testament Picture Of God The Power of STORY and Personal Knowledge
    • The Old Testament Picture Of God GOD RELIES ON PEOPLE
    • The Old Testament Picture Of God GOD IS A CONTRACT MAKER
    • The Old Testament Picture Of God GOD IS PLUGGED INTO HISTORY
    • The Old Testament Picture Of God HISTORY WAS NOT OUTSIDE OF HIS CONTROL
    • The Old Testament Picture Of God GOD MAKES MORAL PRINCIPLE CENTRAL TO LIFE
    • The Old Testament Picture Of God GOD IS AWESOME….in the truest sense of the word.
    • Personal Verbal Presentations “Popular Conceptions of God” What’s The Picture? (Personal Verbal Presentations)
    • The New Testament Picture Of God JESUS: The “Self-Revelation Of God” JESUS: Human/Divine… READ IN CLASS: Mark 14:32-42
    • Themes In Biblical Literature BREAK
    • ASSIGNMENTS for WS3
      • -Reaction Paper: Life After Life Survey
      • Complete Survey as outlined in guide
      • Turn in one page reaction paper on the experience (bolster your paper with 2 website references)
      • Be prepared to give a brief, informal verbal report on your experience
    • ASSIGNMENTS for WS3
      • -The point of this exercise is to examine the components of your worldview by comparing them to ideas in the Bible.
      • -Two pages in length - not too long, but long enough to develop an idea with supporting references from the Bible. The point of your Personal Study Paper will be to answer these questions.
        • >What is the Bible's point of view on the Workshop's theme?
        • >What have I always believed about the Workshop's theme?
        • >How does my belief about this theme impact my life?
      • -The paper should speak to the following three questions as they relate to GOD.
        • >What is the Bible's message about who God is?
        • >What have you always believed about who God is?
        • >How does my belief about who God is affect the way I live my life?
      PERSONAL STUDY PAPER
    • ASSIGNMENTS for WS3
      • -Use the material that is presented in this workshop, and your own searches of the Bible, to prepare your paper.
      • -You might want to consider these questions as you work.
        • -What can we know about God based on the Bible?
        • -What are five attributes of God's character?
        • -What are some attributes of God's nature?
        • -What practical ways are these characteristics demonstrated in the Bible?
      • - Your paper will be graded on two criteria
      • How accurately do you describe the Bible's point of view? Evidence for this will be the way you use material presented in the workshop, and references from the Bible, to support your conclusions.
      • How thoroughly do you discuss the relationship between the Bible's point of view and your own worldview? In other words, there should be some discussion here about your point of view of God and how that point of view impacts the way you live.
      • -IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that there is no requirement here for you to agree with the Bible's point of view in order to get a good grade. You do need to be able to describe the Bible's point of view, but if you disagree with it, please feel free to say so and to say why. This will not adversely affect your grade.
      PERSONAL STUDY PAPER (cont’d)
    • ASSIGNMENTS for WS3 SCRIPTURE READINGS -Read Genesis, paying special attention to 2:4-2:25 -Read 1 Corinthians, paying special attention to 15:1 – 15:58 TURN IN YOUR ASSIGNMENTS!
    • Themes In Biblical Literature Study Group Time Groups may go anywhere in the building to do group work for their project.