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Part 1
In this assignment you will analyze the implications of an ethical issue according to your worldview.
Write a 1,000-1,500-word essay in which you analyze ethical thinking and use values-based decision making to
address a case study from the perspective of the Christian worldview as compared to your own worldview
assumptions. Choose one case study from the five options listed on Ethical Dilemmas.
After an appropriate introductory paragraph with thesis statement, in which you name the scenario you are choosing,
address each of the following six sections with at least one paragraph each. Use the underlined titles for each of your
heading.
1. Ethical Dilemma: Briefly describe the ethical dilemma in your own words, including (a) What in the scenario makes
it difficult to make an ethical decision? and (b) Name at least two options for resolving the scenario, providing a brief
overview of what sort of ethical decisions each option might make.
2. Core Beliefs: What beliefs about God and humanity from the Christian worldview are relevant to the scenario? How
might these core worldview commitments of Christians influence ones decision making with regard to this scenario?
3. Resolution: Describe the Christian worldviews proposal for resolving the ethical dilemma. How should the person
in the scenario act, according to the Christian worldview? What is the best course of action for a Christian? (Note:
The resolution should be consistent with Christian worldview commitments.)
4. Evaluation: What might be the unintended consequences and perceived benefits of the resolution proposed by the
Christian worldview?
5. Comparison: How does the Christian worldviews resolution compare to another option?
6. Conclusion: Synthesize the main points, pulling the ideas of the paper together.
7. References

Use and cite two course resources (textbook, lectures, and the Bible), and at least two scholarly sources that address
the issue from opposing sides.
Part 2
Please address each question below with complete sentences and clear, specific explanation. The total word count of
your writing should be between 750-1,250 words.
1. Select one teaching of Jesus from one of the following Bible verses: Matthew 5:21-24, Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew
6:19-24, Matthew 7:15-23, Luke 15:1-32, John 13:1-17 & 34-35, John 15:1-11. Answer the following questions:
a. What was Jesus point in the teaching?
b. What sort of relevance does this teaching have for other worldviews?
c. What does this teaching reveal about Jesus?
2. Identify at least one claim that Jesus made about His nature and/or the purpose of His ministry (such as Mark 2:112, Matt 9:9-13, Luke 7:18-23, John 5:16-18, John 10:25-38, John 14:5-11). What is the significance of this claim?
3. How would you personally answer Jesus question, But who do you say that I am? Describe your own beliefs
about Jesus.

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