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Faith Integration Please watch the following video on “Applying the Scriptures t

Faith Integration
Please watch the following video on “Applying the Scriptures to Coursework,” by Dr. Corne Bekker, Dean of Regent University’s School of Divinity.
Also, read this short article on “A Biblical Perspective for Research” by Dr. John Wesley Taylor V.
In this video, Dr. Bekker compares and contrasts purely academic (secular) scholarship and what he terms Ecclesial Scholarship (minutes 15-20 approximately in the presentation).
He notes that ecclesial scholarship is measured and evaluated quite differently than we might evaluate academic scholarship. Specifically, ecclesial scholarship is:
1. Measured by primary engagement with Scripture
2. Written to a believing community and
3. Measured by its ability to renew the church
He argues as well that everyone who practices Christian scholarship is a theologian, regardless of their discipline. This is because Christian scholars are always reading the Bible, being affected by the Bible, and thinking about the connections between their academic discipline and God’s teachings to us.
As you watch his talk (take good notes), prepare some answers to these questions in this week’s discussion forum.
Compare and contrast the standards which Johnson and Creswell & Creswell have iterated for academic scholarship (including causal relationships, reliability, prediction, replicability, falsifiability, verification, etc.) Do you feel that these standards for academic scholarship are at odds with, or complementary to the standards which Dr. Bekker describes for ecclesial scholarship?
What are the normative commitments which Dr. Bekker implies that an ecclesial scholar should have? Are these normative commitments (what you are attempting to prove or to do or change?) at odds with, or complementary to the project which one has outlined for oneself within a purely academic context? In other words, does having a set of normative Christian commitments pose an issue for the academic integrity of your scholarship in some way?
At minute 22:30, Dr. Bekker tells us that “Christ is the only answer to the problems that we face in this world.” In what ways is Christ the only answer to a public policy problem which you have identified as interesting to you as an RSG student? Is there a particular scriipture that speaks to you when you think about the public policy problem which interests you? (Remember, YOU ARE A THEOLOGIAN!!)
What is the relationship between Christian thought and action as spelled out by Dr. Bekker? Is this the same or different from the relationship between academic/research thought and action? What do you think?
Use the following links:
https://www.journalofadventisteducation.org/2019.81.3.2
https://www.regent.edu/video/home.cfm?address=8001172

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The logic model is a visual depiction of how the organization will engage in act

The logic model is a visual depiction of how the organization will engage in activities that allow it to achieve the organization’s mission by focusing on strategic goals and high priority objectives.
In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to create goals and objectives linked to a mission and then use a logic model to show how the objective will be accomplished.
Step 1: Identify an example of a mission statement (cite source).
Step 2: Provide one outcome goal (cite source). Explain how the outcome goal is linked to the mission.
Step 3: Create a SMART objective that will help the organization achieve the goal. Explain how the objective is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound.
An example is https://www.betterup.com/blog/smart-goals-examples
3 sources or less

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Please provide the name and the name of the organization that you will be interv

Please provide the name and the name of the organization that you will be interviewing.
NONPROFIT LEADER INTERVIEW PRESENTATION
Interview a nonprofit leader with regard to the following:
What ethical values are important for nonprofit organizations & their leaders? Why?
What actions reinforce important ethical values in the organization? How do these examples help lead the organization?
What particularly challenging or thorny issue(s) have they faced? How were those challenges met & what can be learned from these issues in terms of ethics?
What expectations & standards does the board hold? What expectations & standards do other constituents hold?
Create a Power Point presentation that you will present to the class asynchronously using Screencast-o-matic. Students will record themselves presenting their Power Point, upload the recording to the drop box.
The beginning of the presentation should include a brief summary about the organization, its history, purpose, and mission of the organization. You can use any additional sources, including the text. The last slide should be a reference slide. Check your APA citation manuals for the proper way to cite an interview. The presentation should include 8-10 slides.

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For the assignment this week, the goal is to construct a logic model for a progr

For the assignment this week, the goal is to construct a logic model for a program of your choosing (Grant Proposal). Use the format found in chapter 5 of the text (Figure 5.2, Sample Logic Model). This is attached.
Make sure to include assumptions and external factors. For additional help, review Logic Models at http://fyi.uwex.edu/programdevelopment/logic-models/.
The logic model must be included in the report using the proper template.
1. A descriiption of the program as well as a paragraph that explains the logic model, what was selected as important and why; focus on the difference between outputs and outcomes.
2. Does the logic model consider formative or process evaluation?
3. Explain how the mission, goals, and objectives are connected as illustrated in the logic model.
4. Make sure to cite your sources properly.

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Regardless of the discipline, the first step in developing a program is conducti

Regardless of the discipline, the first step in developing a program is conducting a needs assessment. This systematic approach seeks information from clientele or secondary sources as to a gap or need – a societal, personal, economic, or environmental issue, for instance, that must be addressed and that requires some planned actions to have a positive impact on improving or changing the identified situation.
To prepare for this discussion:
• Reflect on the process for conducting needs assessment and process evaluation.
To complete this week’s discussion:
Describe how you would design a needs assessment of a human service program (or program you are familiar with) that combines secondary data, impressionistic, and community surveys. Be sure to describe:
o The program
o The purpose of the needs assessment.
o How a logic model will inform the design of the needs assessment.

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Read MODULE 6- LEARNING OBJECTIVE FIRST! YOU ARE ONLY SELECTING A TOPIC base on

Read MODULE 6- LEARNING OBJECTIVE FIRST!
YOU ARE ONLY SELECTING A TOPIC base on the subject matter.
This is a literature review, and please read the instructions to understand what this paper is and is not!
The topic should be dynamic and on a master level.
Journals are : (1) Cooper-2004 (2) Greitens (2011) (3) Nelson-2004 (4) Raile-2013 (5) Rauh-2018 (6) Raile-2006 (7) Rohr-2004 (8) West-2004
The remaining documents are detailed instructions. I want to focus on the area of E-government and ethics.
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How a Literature Review is structured:
1st Step: Select one of the module topics from modules 2-7 (see syllabus pp. 14-17).
2nd Step: You need to narrow your topic to a specific research question. For example, you start with the topic of Collaboration. Now, you need to narrow your topic. It helps to create a specific research question. The narrower your research question the easier it is to conduct your research. Example: “What motivational determinants are needed for citizen-based collaboration in watershed protection?” Your narrow topic is due by 2/3/2023.

3rd Step: Search appropriate databases to find studies on your narrow topic. You need to limit your research to academic journal articles within a limited range of publication dates (see syllabus, pp. 8-9).
4th Step: Start searching for theoretical and empirical articles on your narrow topic. Begin to scan articles to get an overview of each (read abstracts; methods and summaries of findings). Prereading helps provide you with an overview of the purpose and contents of how scholars have explored your topic. In addition, prereading helps you to group the articles into categories. Grouping the literature is an essential step in this process.
5th Step: Begin to thoroughly read the articles and start taking notes (see examples below). Your messages should be consistent and detailed enough for you to be able to describe both differences and similarities across the literature (i.e. articles). This process will pay off later when you start to write your literature review. For example: What are the methodological weaknesses and strengths in each study? Note how closely your article relates to your topic. Do the studies use different terms or variables? Once you have completed this step, you are ready to write your literature review.
Example of notes:
1-Author and title of the article.
2-What are the main points of this article?
3-Describe the methodology used.
4-Describe the findings?
5-What is notable about this article? Is it a landmark study? Does it have flaws/limitations? What methodology: qualitative or quantitative, or mixed?
6-Note specific details you find especially relevant to your literature review topic. For example, identify the major trends or patterns in the results of the previous studies? Distinguish between assertions and evidence.
6th Step: Write your literature review.
1-Introduction of your topic, why is it important?
2-State what will and will not be covered.
3-Specify your point of view early in the review (after you have read the literature).
4- Use subheadings to separate each of the categories in your literature.
5-Use transitions between your subheadings to help trace your argument and highlight differences and similarities across your articles.
6-Conclusion should discuss significant developments in this body of knowledge, how has the literature advanced our understanding of your topic, and where you see future studies for this topic.
If you have any questions, please let me know.

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What are the ideals/values of public service? How do old Public Administration a

What are the ideals/values of public service? How do old Public Administration and New Public Management capture these ideas?
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POLS 7410s Capstone of PA: Read pages 5 & 6
Question: This is the question of the discussion post.
Chapter One: Are the book pages scanned. The title of the book can be found in the document Question.
Journals: (1) Bryson et al. (2) Lapuente and Van de Walle (2020) (3) Moe (1994) (4) Spicer (2004)
Please review all journal articles and chapter one before writing. Additionally, please use APA format when citing. I have attached an APA guidance paper. Please, review as needed.
This paper will be run through “Turnitin” before submission. DO NOT use more than one line to quote! Give credit to any writing that you did not write yourself. If in doubt, cite it!
You do not have to use all journals but try to.
I do tip. I am not cheap.

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Instructions: 1. From research, give a real-world descriiption of a legal duty

Instructions:
1. From research, give a real-world descriiption of a legal duty being applied appropriately or a failure of a duty to be upheld.
2. Now, discuss a legal duty from a discipline other than the one you wrote about in #1. Discuss applicable issues such as:
– is there is something about the obligation that surprises you?
– is there something about the obligation that you find problematic and, if so, what?
– is there something about the obligation that you believe may conflict with another obligation, either in the same discipline or another?
Required:
Your instructor will be looking for you to follow all required standards (APA 7th format; grammar; citations & at least 2 references as required).

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• A descriiption, in your own words, of the role of public policy in society •

• A descriiption, in your own words, of the role of public policy in society
• A descriiption, in your own words, of the substance of public policy—how is it formulated, adjudicated, and implemented?
• An explanation, based on your descriiption above, of three or more legitimate domains of public policy and three or more domains that are not legitimate
• A descriiption of how you think the policy process should work and a descriiption of how you think it actually works
Please write in APA 7th ed format. Included references and in-text citations in APA 7th ed format.

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First Page: Find an example of a program evaluation study published in an academ

First Page:
Find an example of a program evaluation study published in an academic journal. Briefly describe what the key variables are, how they were operationally defined, and how the program’s success was measured. Submit your findings via email in a one-page (double-spaced) Word document.
Second Page:
Part 1. Create an operational definition for each of the following concepts:
A. Economic Prosperity
B. Family Violence
C. Consumer Cultures
D. Mental Health
Part II. Researchers have found a consistent relationship between schools and crimes. More crimes occur in neighborhoods surrounding high schools and junior high schools than in neighborhoods far away from schools. The researchers conclude that schools cause crime and believe that this relationship may have something to do with teachers not teaching students the appropriate lessons in the classroom. By these data, do you find this argument compelling? Why or why not? If not, what could explain this relationship?
Part III. The U.S Department of Justice has found that of the children killed by their parents, 55% of the murders were performed by the child’s mother and the child’s father performed 45% of the murders. A researcher uses these data to support his contention that women are more violent than men. By these data, do you find this argument compelling? Why or why not? If not, what could explain this relationship?