WHAT WOULD JESUS DO ?
What does WWJD stand for? <ul><li>Christian “MOTTO” </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder to stop & think before acting </li></ul><ul...
From  the book :  On The Fringe WWJD   by Will Weaver After the Columbine High School shootings, Don Gallo had a goal of g...
<ul><ul><li>Suzanne  – the transfer student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eddie Halvorsen  – Suzanne’s tormentor </li></ul></...
What is the story about?
What does WWJD mean to you? RELIGIOUS ? STUPID ? A  CRUTCH ? OVER-RATED ? WISE ? “ COP-OUT ”?
 
References: &quot;WWJD.&quot;  On The Fringe: Short Stories about Conflict and Alienation . Ed by Don Gallo (Dial Press 20...
RELIGIOUS: <ul><li>Does it matter what religion you are?? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it mean “What would ______ do?”  </li...
STUPID: <ul><li>Money maker (selling products) </li></ul><ul><li>Cliché </li></ul><ul><li>Impossible </li></ul>
CRUTCH: <ul><li>The bracelet is a stimulus to live like Jesus? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shouldn’t we know how to live without...
WISE: <ul><li>Good for kids to have reminders of their beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Good for others to know what we believe <...
OVER-RATED: <ul><li>Parents are just making their kids wear the bracelets </li></ul><ul><li>Kids will be kids </li></ul><u...
COP-OUT: <ul><li>Should live our religion – not because of a phrase? </li></ul><ul><li>If we forget the bracelet at home, ...
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  1. 1. WHAT WOULD JESUS DO ?
  2. 2. What does WWJD stand for? <ul><li>Christian “MOTTO” </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder to stop & think before acting </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself what Jesus would react like </li></ul>
  3. 3. From the book : On The Fringe WWJD by Will Weaver After the Columbine High School shootings, Don Gallo had a goal of getting several authors together to address an issue such as school violence through the lens of fiction.
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Suzanne – the transfer student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eddie Halvorsen – Suzanne’s tormentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suzanne’s Aunt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking Lot Attendant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Klephorn - school counselor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychiatrist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ms. Jones – the school nurse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ms. Kaufman – the assistance principle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Patterson – the woodworking teacher </li></ul></ul>Characters :
  5. 5. What is the story about?
  6. 6. What does WWJD mean to you? RELIGIOUS ? STUPID ? A CRUTCH ? OVER-RATED ? WISE ? “ COP-OUT ”?
  7. 8. References: &quot;WWJD.&quot; On The Fringe: Short Stories about Conflict and Alienation . Ed by Don Gallo (Dial Press 2001)
  8. 9. RELIGIOUS: <ul><li>Does it matter what religion you are?? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it mean “What would ______ do?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gandhi </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buddha </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allah </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we even try to be like God? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. STUPID: <ul><li>Money maker (selling products) </li></ul><ul><li>Cliché </li></ul><ul><li>Impossible </li></ul>
  10. 11. CRUTCH: <ul><li>The bracelet is a stimulus to live like Jesus? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shouldn’t we know how to live without a stimulus… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A ‘branding’ - Conformity </li></ul><ul><li>Group membership – exclusivity… </li></ul>
  11. 12. WISE: <ul><li>Good for kids to have reminders of their beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Good for others to know what we believe </li></ul><ul><li>Good to help remind us to think before we do… </li></ul>
  12. 13. OVER-RATED: <ul><li>Parents are just making their kids wear the bracelets </li></ul><ul><li>Kids will be kids </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus reminders will not help angry, mean kids </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody is perfect – NO ONE can “BE” like JESUS! </li></ul>
  13. 14. COP-OUT: <ul><li>Should live our religion – not because of a phrase? </li></ul><ul><li>If we forget the bracelet at home, do we get to be bad? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a Christian way to discriminate/separation? </li></ul><ul><li>We should ALL stop and think before we act </li></ul><ul><li>– not just because of our religion . </li></ul>

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