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    His criticism of the church was something that most people of the time may have found relatable, just as comedians today criticize political figures and institutions for comedic effect. Just as comedians may use their platform to entertain as well as tell a truth, like Comedy Central’s Daily Show, Chaucer also tells a truth about his time. His criticism of many clergy members’ hypocrisy and corruption gives us a picture of religion in the 14th century. His positive description of the Parson tells us that he is not criticizing religion itself, only the people who are using it for personal gain instead of joining for its godly aims. He is clearly against corruption and sees it as hurting common people, like the Pardoner taking peoples money in return for pardons of sins instead of them gaining forgiveness for free through God. Chaucer also shares a lesson on his views of men and women. His views of men seem quite standard with ideas of honor and chivalry and roles of service for the middle and lower class. His views on the roles of women are somewhat more outspoken. He does share some common ideas like…

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    individual’s career choice may be reflective of a learned outcome from their family members. As stated before, role models serve as an important part in a minority individuals career development. My family serves as examples to others and their descendants the importance of having a high self-efficacy and to seek after higher goals and greater career aspirations. Minorities internalize societal stereotypes just as any individual, but role models can serve as a positive influence for minority…

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    of the clergy, regardless of their faiths. Although the Catholic Church as a whole lost power during the Protestant Reformation, most individual clergy members benefitted from the Reformation. Catholic orders, such as the Jesuits, flourished. With the Jesuits came schools and increased devotion from parishioners, which helped decrease the widening gap between members of the congregation and members of the clergy that worsened with the dawn of the early modern era. Catholic and Protestant clergy…

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    For my pastoral interview, I choose to interview the Senior Pastor of Huntington Central Church (Disciples of Christ) Rev. Jacque Parlato. I started the interview by asking Pastor Jacque to describe her call to ministry. More precisely I asked her to describe her calling from the time she first received it up until now. During this question Pastor Jacque began by telling me about her background and early life. She informed me that she was born and raised in Santiago California, to parents that…

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    Heifetz offers three categories in which a person’s loyalties lay, colleagues, community, and ancestors. I have always experienced conflict when it comes to my loyalties to colleagues, community, as well as ancestors. My profession is ministry in a for-profit hospice in addition to the church which overflows into all parts of my life. I am perhaps more devoted to hospice due to the hurt that I have experienced in the church. Hospice affords me the opportunity to do more in ministry then the…

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    What do I want to be when I grow up? Am I doing what I really want to do for the rest of my life? Is being a youth pastor my calling in life? Did I make the right choice to come to seminary? Why am I forcing myself to go to church? Why am I dragging myself to finish seminary? These were some of the questions that I struggle to answer throughout my four years in seminary. As a pastor’s child without a direction and purpose, I was pushed into attending Fuller Theological Seminary right…

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    Clergy Self-Care

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    The importance of Clergy Self-Care and its profound implications on Ministerial Ethics "Do no harm."- I have often pondered the significance of the oath that is taken as a doctor prepares to embark upon the sacred work of caring for others. As the central tenet within the field of medicine the Hippocratic oath functions as a constant reminder that the medical professional has a moral and ethical responsibility to protect and preserve the right, dignity, and humanity of those in need of care.…

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    Clergy Malpractice Essay

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    Clergy malpractice occurs when there has been a breach of duty by the clergy (e.g., trust, loyalty, confidentiality, guidance) that results in harm or loss to his or her congregant members (Burek, 2013). Most clergy malpractice claims are claims of abuse of authority or power, inappropriate conduct, breach of confidentiality and trust, or incompetence (Burek, 2013; Eliason, Lepore, & Holmes, 2013). Minimizing liability for church-related counseling services is critical considering the frequency…

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    Section 2B Repression Clergy The Bolsheviks wanted only their own ideology existing in Russia, and so restricted faith by repressing the clergy. In 1918 many leaders of the Russian Orthodox church were brutally murdered - Vladimir of Kiev, who was mutilated, castrated, shot and had his corpse put on display for public, Archbishop Vasily who was crucified and burned. A key strategy of the Bolsheviks was to split the clergy, which they did through introduction of the Living Church in 1922.…

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    Auquan Holmes Mrs. Owens English IV, Period 3 3 December 2014 Chaucer’s Admonishing of the Clergy: A Character Analysis of the Friar in the Canterbury Tales Based on his description of the Monk as a man’s man whose favorite love is hunting and he has elegant horses and fast greyhounds. The Monk isn’t sticking to his religious figure, he shouldn’t be a hunter, over power his expensive habits, and be dressed in fur and gold jewelry. The Monk is able to admit though that he doesn’t live a…

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