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ICE week 2
In the midst of millions of webpages there are some that I regularly go to in order to help with sermon or note preparation. I will update you on these through the semester but to start with try these two:
Bible Gateway – http://www.biblegateway.com/ – has the Bible in many different versions as well as numerous languages – great to be able to pull up a passage in multiple versions and compare them.
Precept Austin – http://www.preceptaustin.org/ – loads of commentaries on every book of the bible, and so much more – invaluable in researching, getting insight and background information – be careful not to plagiarise this material – to plagiarise is to, ‘take without referencing from someone else’s writing or speech; of intellectual property‘ (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/plagiarise)
Reading Mark 3:1-2 I found myself ‘shouting’ at my Bible, “Go on Jesus, do it!” (Of course he did, I have read it before – see verses 3-6 for the full story). Yet there is still something so amazing about Jesus. In the midst of people many of whom had no desire to see anyone healed on a Sabbath, there he stands and defeats religion, defeats unbelief, defeats the effects of sin, and stands in all conquering power.
Renew your works in my day, in my life, King Jesus.
LORD, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD.
Renew them in our day,
in our time make them known;
in wrath remember mercy.
This extract is taken from Wikipedia.
Self-actualization is a term that has been used in various psychology theories, often in slightly different ways (e.g., Goldstein, Maslow, Rogers). The term was originally introduced by the organismic theorist Kurt Goldstein for the motive to realize one’s full potential. In his view, it is the master motive—indeed, the only real motive a person has, all others being merely manifestations of it. However, the concept was brought to prominence in Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory as the final level of psychological development that can be achieved when all basic and mental needs are fulfilled and the “actualisation” of the full personal potential takes place.