Course: Theological English (In MTE)
Teacher: Pierce Hibbs
The Writing Section in Theological English Course Weekly Quiz. We were required to complete 7 or 8 multiple-choices questions and the writing section within 20 minutes. I post my answers(after correction) below. If you answer like this, you will get a perfect score in the writing section in the TE weekly quiz.
TE Week 1 Quiz (June 3, 2016)
In a brief paragraph (2-3 sentences), define the Creator-creature distinction and explain the role (purpose) of revelation with regards to it. After you have written your paragraph, underline the adjectives you have used.
Because of the distinction between Creator and creature, we are not able to know or acquire any true knowledge of God. However, God reveals himself by the means of revelation, whereby a bridge is built between him and human beings. Even though our nature and characteristics 继续阅读 »
Course: Integrated Skills
Teacher: Megan Reiley
Both Piper and the Calvin passage talk about topic of the self-authenticating of the Scripture from a different perspective. Piper mainly addresses the topic by using the testimony of Christ. From a different perspective, Calvin mainly illustrates the topic based on the testimony of the Spirit. First, Piper says that the Scripture is self-authenticated because he found that all Pauline epistles bear witness to Christ, and Christ proofs his life and ministry based on the authority of the OT. Second, Piper presents that the Gospels vindicates a same Christ and Christ based his whole life on the OT. He believes that what did Moses say are inspired by the Spirit. Third, Piper presents that Christ himself testifies that all OT are a verse from Genesis is spoken by God, even though the verse does not explicitly says that it is the word of God. Fourth, Piper says that Christ believes that all of the OT will be fulfilled. Fifth, 继续阅读 »
Course: Critical Thinking (In MTE)
Teacher: Trent Coker
The time limit is 1.5 hours. No materials are permitted except ESV bible and Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
1. What is the “traditional Christian” view of Scripture?
According to selection 1, the “traditional Christian” view of Scripture claims that the New Testament is inspired by God and it is the standard of Christian religion. Also, the whole bible is God’s word and has authority over Christian religion.
2. According to selection 1, the problem is that it is not the central information of Christianity. He supports his claim by presenting that the traditional view is not accept as a universal church creed in the period of early church. Many early Christians even had never heard about the NT.
Course: Reading and Writing
Teacher: Megan Reiley
Synthesis on the question, “How does Dr. Powlison’s story illustrate the model of biblical change?”
Both Dr. Powlison 1 and the reading passage “How People Change” 2 discuss the process of changing people’s heart in a biblical way. The first theme of the reading passage is “heat,” in which it points out that all of us may meet difficulties in our daily lives. Accordingly, Dr. Powlison presents his personal experience, in which he tells us that he had a heart injury. In addition, the second theme of the reading passage, “thorns,” says that people always show ungodly reactions when they confronting situations. In other words, people always focus on their secular needs. Similarly, Dr. Powlison points out that the injury would have caused a negative effect to his regular career. Furthermore, the third part of the reading passage 继续阅读 »