Tim Tebow, Luke Babbitt, and The Expression of Faith

Dear Dave,

I read the article that you had written in response to a letter that you had received about Tebow and Babbitt’s acts of faith. There are some points within this article that I agreed with you and then there were other points that I did not. I did agree with your third theological statement. It is weird when someone in sports makes that game-winning short or touchdown points their finger to the sky. They already have their six points so why do they need to do the whole expression of faith thing after they get what they want? Why not before? I do disagree though with the idea that expressions of faith in sports comes off as a distraction. I think that people who are not christians who follow sports make a bigger deal about expressions of faith then they need to? Since when are professional athlete’s not allowed to be religious or show their religious side during a game. Although I think that athletes expressing their faith is a bit iffy, I think that it shouldn’t matter what they do just as long as it is with good intentions. All I can say is that, if they express their faith I hope it’s expressing it to the God that I serve.

Sincerely,
Harrison Mitchell

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http://www.enotes.com/mass-media-article

This article  above is an opposing view of mass media, which I to an extent, agree with. The mass media has and still is changing. Although in some cases that is a good thing I could see it potentially becoming a bad thing. Media, in some cases pollutes the mind.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/482436/public-opinion/258760/The-mass-media

This article is the public view of mass media. People make good points in this article saying that we would not be able to understand what was going on in the world around us if it wasn’t for mass media (ie. The presidential debate)

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/The-Role-and-Influence-of-Mass-Media.topicArticleId-26957,articleId-26946.html

This article is the opposite of the opposing views side, which closely ties into the public views opinion of mass media. Media is how we hear about things these days, without it we would be clueless individuals who have no idea what is going on in the world around us.

 

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Kohleun’s Essay

In Kohleun’s essay, For Dear Life: Confessions of a Christian College Adjunct, Kohleun touches on some pretty controversial stuff that happens within the church. Although I am not a female and do not struggle with the issues that pertain to females and leadership positions in the church, it is still something that I think about a lot. Why is it that almost all preachers or teachers within the church are mainly male? What is it about males that is so much better in leadership than women can be? Kohleun pointed out how when we think about God we think of manly features, which then makes us think, since God only portrays the qualities of a man what does that mean for women, does that make time any less valuable? The answer is no, God created both male and female he breathed the breath of life into both Adam and Eve’s bodies. If God only wanted man on earth he would have only created man. There are many ways women are stronger than men. A lot of women are even better at running a business then men are! Although the church is not a business, it still takes some of the same sorts of skills that you would need in a business to lead a congregation. I don’t understand why women have to be overlooked just because people are pretty much misinterpreting the bible. It is for sure hard to stay connected with an organized religion when all they do is judge and argue about what gender is better for an open pastoral position or teaching position in the church. This is definitely something I hope to see change in the years to come as I enter into ministry as well.

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Funny Resume Mistakes

http://jobmob.co.il/blog/funniest-resume-mistakes/

  • This website is funny because people sometimes mistype things on resumes that auto-correct into a word that was not even going through their mind as they were typing up their resume. There are 150 of these mistakes on this website.

http://www.chequed.com/blog/40-funny-resume-mistakes

  • I find these errors funny because a lot of them have to do with modern-day stuff that does not even apply to the position that they are applying for. For example, ““I have a bachelorette degree in computers.”

http://www.rinkworks.com/said/resume.shtml

  • This post just goes to show that some people need to work on the way they word certain things. “Personal Qualities: Outstanding worker; flexible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.” I would also recommend getting more person qualities than just Outstanding Worker… It’s too vague!

http://toptensbest.com/top-10-funniest-resume-mistakes-infographic.html/

  • This website is hilarious, because it shows the errors people make and then put pictures next to them to represent what they said in the resume. For example, someone put a dog on their resume and there was a picture of a dog next to it on this website.

http://www.resumark.com/blog/andrew/top-15-of-the-most-hilarious-spelling-mistakes-on-resumes-and-cover-letters/

  • The mistakes on this website are just basic spelling errors that people made on their resumes. I’d be careful to make mistakes like these ones!
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Methods of Using Research Material

Summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting are the most important keys to writing a good research paper. When summarizing something remember to use your own words! There are many times when people get caught for plagiarism because they used the summary given to them in the article or whatever source you are using instead of coming up with their own summary. This is where paraphrasing comes into play as well. To write a good summary, you must paraphrase the source that is given to you. Without doing that you can be caught plagiarizing, which will then go on your permanent record. If you are going to use someone else’s idea, you must cite your sources or quote other people’s idea to give them credit for the work that they have published. All three of these tools are necessary to writing a proper research paper. It is crucial that you give other people’s ideas proper citing. You may find that keeping up with these things may become some sort of inconvenience but this is when you consider the consequences if you fail to follow these few simple guidelines. If I were to choose one method to use, I would probably use the summarizing method. If you are good at putting things in your own words this is also the method for you.

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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

In this article I feel as though Carr points out both the positive and negative of the internet. As a writer, Carr talks about and refers to the internet as a “God send” as a writer, I am sure that the internet now in days is a positive thing. Carr talks about how the internet has allowed people to read more than they probably ever would if they were just sitting down and reading a book. In this article I don’t feel like Carr is completely against the idea of the new age of online. Online databases provide us information the we must read first before we can even process what it is saying. I think I would be a little more concerned if google had a system that would read to us. But it doesn’t, which means we need to read the information still. In my opinion, there are many downfalls of the internet, even google. It’s giving us the answers to questions too easily and it is also a distraction. But in the long run I do believe that the internet eventually will make us smarter more intellectual people because of the amount of reading we need to do to even find something online. It is easy to see that the internet will be our downfall, but is that actually a true statement?

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Phenomena at Fox

The 80’s dance! Not often do you go to a private university that has dances like we did last Friday night! It was awesome but it could have been strange to someone who has more of conservative background then George Fox has itself. The dance was last friday night. People got dressed up in their wackiest and most horrendous 80’s outfit. You may be thinking, what the heck was the 80’s like anyways? The answer, it was a time of bright-colored clothing, and some of the best music you will find ever! After getting dressed up in our strange-looking outfits we went to a dance which was located in one of the buildings on campus. EHS (Edward-Holman Science Center) to put it in more exact terms. By now you are probably thinking, I thought Christians were not allowed to dance? Answer, it wasn’t really a dance. It was more of a gigantic mosh pit because of how little space we had to work with, which can’t be argued with at all! Although many private universities may not have stuff like this it does not mean that we are a “bad university” what it may mean is that we enjoy celebrating. The way I saw it was almost a celebration of the end of our first month at school! Although this may have seemed like a strange phenomenon to some people it was actually something that I really enjoyed!

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The Other Wes Moore Theme

In The Other Wes Moore there are many underlying themes. One of the major underlying themes that stick out to me is the theme of family influence. The author Wes Moore was positively influenced by his family, which made him the person that he is today. If it wasn’t for the love and support that Wes’ mom gave him he could have ended up in prison like the other Wes Moore. Both Wes’ were very similar before his Mom began to work two jobs to send the author Wes Moore attended Valley Forge Military Academy, which is where the author Wes Moore became the man that he is today. Although the other Wes Moore’s family supported him they had a more negative influence on him. Tony, Wes’ older brother was not a good influence to the other Wes. He got him involved in the drug industry and from that day on the other Wes Moore’s life would not be the same. He would go in and out of prison, he would be afraid of gangs coming after him because of the type of work that he did for his older brother. All this led to the other Wes Moore killing someone and then being thrown into prison for life not long after that. The Other Wes Moore is a good example about how family influence either economically or emotionally can really influence who we become in the future.

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The Other Wes Moore Interview

The Other Wes Moore Interview

What Wes Moore is ultimately saying in this interview with Stephen Colbert is that how we are cared for in our past can really affect who we become in the future. Which played out to be a big theme in the whole book itself. Stephen Colbert asked a very interesting question saying, “How does the other Wes Moore feel about being the bad Wes Moore? Does he like talking to you?” Moore who was being interviewed said that he reminds the Wes Moore in prison that the story that has become so popular is a story warning people about the consequences behind some of the decisions that Moore made. Both Moore’s went through some really hard things but one overcame those things over the other. I thought it was amazing that Wes Moore did not even know the incarcerated Wes Moore before this all happened. That was interesting because I read the book thinking that they had known each other or something. After hearing this interview and reading the book I really think that this story is God appointed. It’s crazy how coincidences like that happen to people with an uncommon name and I have no other reason to believe that God set up the relationship between both of the Wes’. Overall this interview gave me more of a background about what Moore was wanting to get out of the book in the long run.

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Bret Lott’s “Genesis”

In Bret Lott’s essay “Genesis” Bret thinks about the first time he received a bible. Not only that but Bret also reminisces about the first time he wrote his name on that first bible. This in my opinion can be somewhat symbolic. The fact that Bret wrote his name for the first time on his first bible could be the beginning of Brett realizing his identity in Christ. I remember the very first time I had written my name and I remember just how sloppy it looked the first time I wrote it. But after growing up and getting some practice my handwriting has turned out to be some very nice hand writing for a guy at least.  But just like Brett he started of with bad handwriting and over time he became better at it and is now a well known writer. I think this is essay tells us a few stories of Bret’s “beginnings” what I mean about beginnings is that this story tells us about the first time he got a bible and then the first time he wrote his name on that bible which ultimately resulted in Bret figuring out who his identity was in Jesus Christ. The title of this essay fits nicely with the overall meaning of this essay. Genesis is known for it’s “In the beginning” start. Our lives are full of Genesis’ every experience we have gone through started with a beginning and when we die one day we will encounter a new beginning.

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