John woke up to the sound of waves smashing against the shore he was soaking wet, covered in mucky sand, and as alone as he has ever been in his life. After a few minutes John had remembered what happened. His plane was trapped in the middle of a terrible storm and had crashed. The last thing he could recall was the pilot saying “we’re going down!”John began to explore the island and stumbled upon four ancient looking chests. In front of the chest was a sign “Choose one to survive the island”. The chests were labeled Books, Movies, Video games, and CD’s. John thought to himself which one is going to help me survive or maybe even get off this island. He decided that listening to music or playing video games wasn’t really going to keep him very entertained. It was between movies and books. John thought movies would be a good choice because he loved to watch them maybe there was a movie that could teach him how to hunt or what to eat and what not to. He also thought books would be a good choice because he enjoyed reading and could also learn valuable things from them. In the end John choose books because he knew even if the book wasn’t what he wanted he could always use it to start a fire. John opened the chest labeled books and inside he found three books. The first one was the Holy Bible, the second was Man vs. Wild Survival techniques for the most dangerous places on earth, and the last book he pulled out was a thick journal. John was happy; he thought the blank journal, Man vs. Wild, and the bible would give him a good chance at staying alive. The book that will be the most useful on the island will be the journal. John will be able to document his story to keep him occupied. John could use to the journal to write down what he did everyday so when he does get rescued he can tell his story to the world. John can also write down memories of his past to keep him occupied and remembering his family. He could draw pictures of things to keep busy and remember what his homeland looks like. John could even use the journal to write his own fictional story just to keep him occupied. Not only will the journal be useful for entertainment purposes but John can use it to document the things he sees on the island. He can make notes of where the good spots to fish are, what to eat and what not to, and even draw a map of the island. In addition to its writing uses, John can always use the paper in the journal as a great fire starter since islands are usually pretty green, and there are not many things around to get a fire going. Not only will the journal prove to be very useful on the island the Holy Bible can be very inspiring for John to keep his mind positive. The Bible is full of great stories of people overcoming adversity that are very motivating that will help John when he doubts himself. The Bible will also help John stay positive, staying positive on the island will be key to survival because if John gets down on himself he will start losing his will to survive. Another great thing about the bible is its length it’s very long and takes some people as long as a whole year to finish and most people read it over and over. The stories in the Bible will help John stay in touch with his emotions. There are many types of stories in the Bible touching on every single emotion the human body is able to produce. In addition to the reading what the Bible offers it will also help John get in touch with his religion and will remind him to pray and keep in touch with God. He can even use it to meditate, to put himself into a happy place. The Bible will provide some great reading on the island but…
25 November 2014
English- Bible as Literature
Of all the stories in the Bible, the Book of Ruth stands out due to its brevity and story content. What makes it a curiosity, is the main character is a woman, living in a time when women were not easily seen as central figures in tales told then. Except for a handful of female characters ( Mary , Mary Magdalene, Sara, etc) women were relegated within stories as second class citizens, sexual playthings or other…
Our precept readings for the semester guided us through different facets of the reformation which proceeded through England and Scotland. We progressed through the major changes made early on through bible translations and books of homilies. We then moved to books of order, worship, and discipline. Finally, we ended with personal reflection and opinion, now possible and appreciated in the new environment of the church.
We began with the prototypical igniter of the Reformation, Martin Luther…
October, 9am @ the Noelene Munns outdoor patio.
The Unity Club is a John Paul College parent committee dedicated to the pursuit of genuine understanding of all members in our eclectic community by creating opportunities to interact, learn and appreciate people of all backgrounds and faiths, in the hopes of achieving an authentic campus-wide solidarity.
It will be an opportunity to meet with like-minded parents from our diverse John Paul College community as well as a sneak peak at what the Unity Club…
(339-372). Please read through carefully and thoroughly. You can use all these devices in your arguments with your politicians, spouses, partners, parents, children, and anyone else you can think of with the exception of your professors - especially the English ones (we recognize the devices)!!!
Language in any context is very important and yet, when I ask my students on the first day of class how many are looking forward to the rest of the semester in my class, one hand or maybe two are held up. The rest…
July 17, 2012
John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights
John F. Kennedy not only changed the country, he changed the world. He was an inspiration to many generations. He was a great president and he was involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Kennedy built relationships with many Civil Rights Leaders and helped solve the problems with the Freedom Riders.
In 1952, John F. Kennedy was elected to the United States Senate. He took a strong interest in foreign policy…
Eng. IV (H)
Is Grendel Evil
John Gardner’s novel Grendel gives the reader a different perspective of Grendel. The reader gets a first person view of Grendel, so the reader gets to ride along and really gets to be in Grendel’s shoes.
Now one of the big questions about the novel is, Is Grendel Evil? In the book Beowulf we see that Grendel is just a scary and weird monster that the reader feels right about what the protagonist does to Grendel, due to the…
and Thompson's riveting, dead-on portrayal of the scholar, with fine supporting performances by the other actors, including a brief appearance by playwright Harold Pinter as her father.
English Professor Vivian Bearing (Thompson) is an uncompromising authority on 17th Century English poetry, especially that of John Donne, whose Holy Sonnet X ("Death, be not proud...") figures heavily in the film, an obvious device that could be tiresome in the hands of lesser artists. At age 48, Vivian is diagnosed…
Poet’s Intentions, Date, Gist and Tone
In Westminster Abbey by Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) is a bitingly satirical poem, set in the Second World War (1939-45) as we can see from:
Gracious Lord, oh bomb the Germans.
It is about the attitudes of those who believe themselves to be upstanding members of the Church of England, yet have far from Christian instincts. The “lady” promises God she will:
Send white feathers to the cowards
and petitions Him to show favouritism to “the whites”…
9 December 2009
The History of the Canonization of the Bible
The process by which the English Bible, as it is known to the English culture today, was compiled is an extraordinary thing to see. The Bible consists of two parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The process by which both Testaments were written and then canonized into one book transpired over a period of many years. Once the canonization of the Bible officially came to an end, it…
John Oswalt, in his book The Bible Among the Myths, presents his position to the reader that the bible is different and separate from other writings of the Ancient Near East. He asserts the Bible is both historically accurate and theologically sound. He makes the defense the Bible was divinely inspired and revealed to humanity and unique from other Ancient Near East literature. There was a time when the Bible, and the Israelite religion was different from its neighboring societies.…