Describe some of the values Jesus had in mind when he used the phrase "Kingdom of God.
" One scholar has called Jesus's message "ethical apocalypticism.
" What do you think this means in light of our discussion of apocalypticism in the text? (You might want to relate this to the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12.
Read through theProofs for the Existence of Godcarefully (see Webliography). Do any
of them convince you? If the answer is no (and it usually is), then what
purpose do you think those proofs serve? Would it make a difference to you if
the proofs were somehow made better? How would Jesus have responded
to attempts to prove the existence of God?