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Themes In Biblical Literature BIL120 Workshop 5 Glenn Johnson Welcome!
Wisdom Principle & Prayer 7 Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:7-10, NIV) 6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6, NIV)
THE GOOD LIFE Individual Verbal Presentations
Share The Results of Your Lifestyle Research Project
How are we expected to arrive at the good life in our society?
Has this changed over the years? If so, how?
Is anyone excluded by these indicators? If so, how or why? Does this matter?
How comfortable are you with this definition of the good life?
How do you measure the quality of your life?
THE GOOD LIFE Everybody Wants It… These Guys Took “Not Gettin’ None” of THIS To The Top of the Charts in 1965…
THE GOOD LIFE Everybody Wants It… SMALL GROUP EXERCISE “ Detecting the Marks of Satisfaction” Handout (10 Minutes)
THE GOOD LIFE Everybody Wants It… “ Just being alive, having a wonderful family, good friends, watching the sunrise morning after morning — that’s what makes me feel good. I think people take their lives for granted. Some just haven’t hit that part of their lives where they stop and say, “I am such a lucky person to have the life that I have.” Sgt. Michael A. DiRaimondo, in a letter home from Iraq
THE GOOD LIFE Everybody Wants It… One Thing To THINK Your Life Is Going Well…. Another Thing to Think It Is Going WELL ENOUGH A Mere Belief Lacks Weight…
THE GOOD LIFE Everybody Wants It… LIFE SATISFACTION: Requires BEING Satisfied, Not Just Thinking About It Being Satisfied: Has Motivational Implications
Happy Planet Index , highest rank to lowest rank
THE GOOD LIFE Everybody Wants It…
DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF LIFE
Material Well Being
Political Stability and Security
Climate and Geography
THE GOOD LIFE Everybody Wants It… THEORIES OF HAPPINESS Traditionally Takes 2 Basic Forms: - Life Satisfaction View : BEING Satisfied, Not Just Thinking Things Satisfactory - Hedonism : Identifies Happiness With Pleasure EMOTIONAL STATE THEORY: Happiness Identified W/Favorable Emotional Condition; Focuses on Mood/Nonconscious Aspects of Affect and Disposition HYBRID VIEWS: Combine Life Satisfaction With Hedonism…To Be Happy Is To Be Satisfied and Have A Favorable Balance Of Pleasure Over Pain
THE GOOD LIFE Everybody Wants It… WHOLE CLASS DISCUSSION ACTIVITY What are the TRENDS present in society that are affecting well-being/happiness/contentment…..namely, the “good life?”
John 3:1-21 -The good life has spiritual foundations. -Most of us don't spend much effort or time cultivating these foundations. -If we feel dissatisfied with our lives—kind of like something is missing. -Even when we try to cultivate those spiritual foundations with such things as religion, meditation, yoga, and therapy, it doesn't quite work.
John 3:1-21 -Theres an indispensable key to the good life…Jesus gave it to Nicodemus.
What Did Jesus Tell Nicodemus? Your spirit has to be ALIVE To live in the Kingdom of God is to reenter a special relationship with God something like what Adam and Eve must have had in Garden The “abundant life” (good life) can be lived on our own
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What Did Jesus Tell Nicodemus? How does being “born again” happen? God’s Spirit makes it happen. PROCESS: Lot like the wind
What Did Jesus Tell Nicodemus?
God wants this for us so badly that He sent Jesus to make it possible.
How to Make It Happen? BELIEVE IN JESUS
Faith is a believing conviction
Faith is a trusting relationship
Faith is a lived life of love
REPENTANCE? Means to have GENUINE SORROW for the past, and to turn away from it. Affirm our belief in Jesus with a prayer at some specific place and time Not necessarily a bells and whistle kind of thing Doing this establishes a trusting relationship with Him
STUDY GROUP SPOTLIGHT Presentations
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THE COSMOS The Scientific Approach The Genesis Approach Evolution THE COSMOS THE COSMOS THE GOOD LIFE Good Life Indicators Born Again THE HUMAN RACE The Human Relationships Made Forever Life After Life Values vs. Sin The Fall Heart Signs SIN Evolution GOD If there is a God: Theodicy Old Testament Picture of God Popular Conceptions of God New Testament Picture of God
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 1 COSMOS Great Conflict Raging Through The Centuries The Scientific Approach Question Emerges For Christianity….
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LIMITATIONS OF SCIENCE: WHEN IT MAKES EXCESSIVE CLAIMS
When scientists speculate philosophically or religiously
There are parameters around which science can legitimately speak….scientific authority over and against biblical occurs because of it’s prestige
Often, the best scientific theorists found in philosophy or religion departments
-Scientist wanna be’s are not inclined to think theoretically
-Results in a tacit naturalism
-Theologians often wind up doing science
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-LIMITATIONS OF SCIENCE: WHEN IT MAKES EXCESSIVE CLAIMS
Both naturalistic scientists and fundamentalists share similar
false assumptions of science
-both want to assume science can speak to ultimate questions…on the same plane in their quest for knowledge
-naturalist science: gives no room for God
-creationists: scientific evidence suggests there must be a God
-BOTH: claim scientific basis for opposite conclusions for God
-science AS SCIENCE cannot do this
-the question of God is not scientific
Naturalistic scientists do not relate science to larger reality: value? Beauty?
-robs us of depth, transcendency, ultimacies of human experience….we need arts, philosophy, God, religion
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 1 COSMOS -KEY: Genesis does NOT give us a scientific explanation -THE CONTEXT OF GENESIS
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 2 GOD THEODICY NATURAL EVIL Limited; Violent Energy System; Chance Factors; Other Purposes In Universe; Not Hedonistic Pardise; MORAL EVIL Genuine Free Choice; God Respects Freedom; God Does Not Create It; God Concurs…; Demonic Influence
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 2 GOD REDEMPTIVE UNDERSTANDING OF MORAL EVIL CROSS: Provides Solution RESURRECTION: Romans 8:28 and Transformation in Ways We Can’t Comprehend HOPE: In The End
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 2 GOD THE OLD TESTAMENT PICTURE OF GOD -God Relies on People -God is a Contract Maker -God is Plugged into History -History was Not Outside His Control. -God Makes Moral Principle Central to Life.
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 2 GOD THE NEW TESTAMENT PICTURE OF GOD JESUS: Self Revelation of God
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 3 THE HUMAN RACE So What?......Which of these does the world “get?” -We live in a contingent universe. -Life is temporary. James 4:14 -Link with the eternal. John 11:25 -Cherish your friends. -Understand and love your enemies and intellectual adversaries . … all have eternal, existential implications for humanity.
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 3 THE HUMAN RACE TO BE FULLY HUMAN, YOU NEED TO BE IN RELATION TO OTHERS TO FULLY CORRESPOND TO ONESELF The Three-Way Relationship. ADAM>GOD ADAM>EARTH ADAM>EVE
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 3 THE HUMAN RACE The Nature of the Relationships. ADAM>GOD>CREATOR ADAM>EARTH>CARETAKER ADAM>EVE>COMPANION Corresponding Parts of Human Nature. ADAM>GOD>CREATOR>SPIRITUAL ADAM>EARTH>CARETAKER>PHYSICAL ADAM>EVE>COMPANION>SOCIAL
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 3 THE HUMAN RACE MADE FOR FOREVER: A GLIMPSE AT 1 COR. 15:1-58 The Resurrection -Our human existence, both natural and supernatural, is corporate, involves solidarity. In Adam . . . in Christ -Perspective expands to cosmic dimensions -Question of the nature of the risen body (what kind of body?) -Explain theologically how the change of properties from one image to another will take place : God has the power to transform, and he will exercise it.
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN Values are ideals that guide or qualify your personal conduct, interaction with others, and involvement in your career Values can be classified into four categories: Personal Values Cultural Values Social Values Work Values
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN Personal Values -Personal values are principles that define you as an individual. Personal values, such as honesty, reliability, and trust, determine how you will face the world and relate with people. Cultural Values -Cultural values, like the practice of your faith and customs, are principles that sustain connections with your cultural roots. They help you feel connected to a larger community of people with similar backgrounds.
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN Work Values -Work values are principles that guide your behaviour in professional contexts. They define how you work and how you relate to your co-workers, bosses, and clients. They also reveal your potential for advancement. Social Values -Social values are principles that indicate how you relate meaningfully to others in social situations, including those involving family, friends, and co-workers. -A social value typically lasts from 20 to 50 years.
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN - Changes in social values occur, to name a few reasons, because of (a) scientific findings, (b) evolution of religious beliefs, (c) changes in moral values, (d) the persistence of vision-driven advocates, (e) media, (f) changes in the economy, (g) technological innovation, (h) demographic shifts, or (i) for no discernible reason at all.
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN Dimensions on which social values evolve, or ebb and flow, are: -What is moral…………….……what is immoral -What is a personal sin……….…what is a crime (that merits state punishment) -Focus on the criminal…….……or focus on the crime -Pursue equality………………...allow or require inequality (gender, race, etc) -Societal rights prevail………… individual rights prevail -Less privacy…………………....more privacy for the individual
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN SIN -Difficult to discuss -We need to maintain an APPROACHABLE THEOLOGICAL VOCABULARY to speak about the relationship between sin and the reality of God
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN TED PETERS (“Sin”): 7 Steps of Progressive Sin that Result in Evil Anxiety Unfaith Pride Concupiscence Self-Justification Blasphemy
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN THE FALL -Which of the three relationships was attacked first? -Who attacked the relationship? -How was the relationship attacked? -What was the result of the attack?
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN ROMANS CHAPTER 1 Paul’s emphasis on the attributes of God Sin is believing and behaving in contradiction to the character of God
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN ROMANS CHAPTER 1 If I understand our text correctly, not only does God’s wrath respond to man’s sin, but it corresponds to his sin . (1) While God’s present wrath is largely passive, His future wrath is active. (2) God’s present wrath allows sin to increase; God’s future wrath will put an end to sin, causing it to cease. (3) God’s present wrath is often not recognized as such, and Christians must believe it by faith; His future wrath cannot be missed. (4) God’s present wrath is reversible; His future wrath is not.
Themes In Biblical Literature Putting It Together… Workshop 4 VALUES vs SIN Mark 7:1-23 Problem One : The Pharisees' system of rules had actually carried them away from God. Problem Two : The Pharisees focused their attention on exterior problems , when the real problem was an interior one . PHARISEES: Focused on words and deeds only; not hearts
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