Posted on: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:58:40 AM EDT
Congratulations to all of you for the completion of the first week of class. So far, you all did an excellent job completing the CRC and Contact Information quizzes on time. I pray that all of you had a great experience.
All assignments for Week #2 are due next Monday, March 30, 2015 by 11:59pm EST.
Here is what you should expect from Week #2:
Weider & Gutierrez, Chapters 2 - 3
Caner & Hindson (PEA): Logical Fallacies/ Reason and Faith
Video: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
This quiz covers all of the materials from this week's Reading & Study. Begin this quiz only when you are prepared to complete it. You are allowed to refer to your notes and textbooks at any time during the assessment, but understand that you will have just thirty minutes to choose the correct answers to twenty questions. The timer will continue if you leave this quiz without submitting it. If you go over the time limit, you may still finish the quiz, but your instructor will be alerted to your total completion time. Please note that you should not hit the BACK button on your browser while testing because this will lock you out and you will have to send an email to your instructor for re-access.
Should you encounter any other technical problems during the quiz, please submit a help ticket via the Services/Support menu item.
The quiz must be completed by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 30, 2015.
Discussion Board Forum 1 Replies:
Use critical thinking to review your classmates' threads and reply to 2 of them.
1. Your replies to at least 2 other classmates' threads should be 50–100 words each.
2. Title the subject line of the replies "Reply to John Smith," "Reply to Jane Doe," etc. so that it will be clear to whom you are responding.
Your replies must include:
• 2 positive comments or observations about the post
• 1 suggestion or question for them to think about
• EACH reply must be a minimum of 50 words
Please note "I like what you said," "That's a good comment," and "I disagree with your comment" in and of themselves do not count as complete replies.
Submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 30, 2015.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Video: An Introduction to Critical Thinking:
Acts 17: 11 -- “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”
Must investigate whether something is true. Don’t forward to an email until you have investigated whether it is true. Don’t become a cynic or skeptical but be a critical thinker.
Critical thinking: A self-guided, self-disciplined process which directs individuals to think correctly about themselves and the world around them. It is an essential method that guides its adherents toward truth, involving investigation, analysis and self-corrective decision making; and providing a consistent and coherent way to solve problems and come to conclusions.
Problem solving - we have to deal with every day.
5 Steps we need to take into consideration in applying critical thinking:
1. What’s the problem?
2. What are the alternatives? options?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantage to each of those options?
4. Coming to a solution
5. Doing an assessment. How well is this working? Do I need to make correction?
Sometimes our faith is tested as Christians. People may ask us, “How do we know Jesus rose from the dead?”
How do you know: Our reply should involve critical thinking.
Some will say in reply, ‘b/c bible says so’. So then they ask how do you know the Bible is true? Some will say, ‘b/c the Bible says it is: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”