Theology Questions • What is religion? • What are some characteristics of God? Find evidence from general and special revelation. • Is there anything that God cannot do? • How can God be three and one at the same time? Philosophy Questions • On what basis do we trust human reason and senses? • On what basis should we distrust human reason and senses? • Does ‘faith precede reason’ or ‘reason precede faith?’ • Why should we accept special revelation as true? • What is the relationship between the natural and the supernatural? Ethics Questions • Why are Christian ethics and theology inseparable? • On what authority do Christians base their belief in moral absolutes? How specific is this authority? • Ethically, what are Christians called to do? • What motivates Christian ethical behavior? Biology – 5 marks • What is life? – describe what it means to be alive, think of everything that you can think of that you would consider ‘living’ what do they all have in common? (eg. trees, people, dogs, bacteria…) • Explain Theistic Evolution • Are there problems with the theory of theistic evolution? Explain them. • What aspects of the Christian WV were foundational to the development of science? Psychology – 5 marks • Why should Christians not accept many of the popular views of psychology as expressed by Freud, Skinner, Pavlov…? • Why should Christians bring God’s truth to the discipline of psychology? (5.1.1) • What is the Christian view of ontology (the study of being)? What is “unity of identity?” (5.1.2) • What is the key to healing non-organic mental illnesses? Sociology – 5 marks • According to the Bible, what are the three basic institutions of society? Why do sociologists differ when describing the origin of these institutions and their relationship to the individual? (6.1.1) • According to Christianity, what is the source of society’s problem. • What scriptural references support the institutions of family, church and state? • What was the Fall, how did it affect the Imago Dei? How does this relate to society? Arts and Law – 6 marks • Why do law systems that reject God as Lawgiver ultimately fail? • Why does public trust in law disappear if the fundamental principles of law are undermined? How could this affect other areas of life? • Why do Christians believe that law exists? Why do Christians believe it is possible to develop a just system of law? • In what two ways had God revealed his law to mankind? • What are the 5 basic precepts of Christian law? (7.1.5) Politics – 8 marks • What political systems make sense according to the Bible? • What should politicians not attempt to do? (Deut. 17) • What two aspects of human nature did America's founding fathers understand? • Why does mankind need a civil government? • How can mankind be protected from government abuses? • What are some current government activities that go beyond the limited sphere suggested by the text? • What explanations can be made for why Christians are hesitant to be involved in politics? What logically follows if Christians retreat from political involvement? Economics – 8 marks • What is the distinction between socialism and the free market system? • What biblical support is offered for private property? What happened when private ownership is denied? • What is the principle of comparative advantage? How does competition stifle mankind's sinful tendencies? • What are two mistaken assumptions often made about the wealthy? • What is the relationship between freedom and the economic system a country employs? • What principles should guide business? • GDP or GGL? In what sense are they not mutually exclusive? History – 7 marks • How important is historical validation to Christianity? • What are two common objections made against the Bible's reliability? How do Christians respond? • What external evidence exists to support the historicity of Jesus Christ? • Who witnessed Christ's resurrection? What effect did his resurrection have upon the disciples? • According to Christianity, what is the purpose of history? • What are the three ages of history according to Christian / Jewish thinking?