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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(March 2017, Vol. 71, No. 1)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]

Male and Female Ministers (Ferrari)
1. In this comparison of ordained deacons from two Christian denominations, which was NOT a conclusion?
a. Despite the differences between Catholic and Methodist faith traditions, all the deacons were similar in their Christian beliefs.
b. All deacons were similar in their personality structures.
c. All deacons reported similar servant leadership styles.
d. Female deacons were more compassionate and humble than male deacons.

Spirituality, Happiness, and Psychological Well-being in 13- to 15-year olds (Pandya)
2. According to the post-test HHS-AV scores, adolescents who had higher happiness
a. were from the UK, the US, Canada, and Australia.
b. had higher religiosity scores.

c. had done 3 or 4 rounds of the spiritual program sessions.

d. All of the above.

The Feagaiga and Faife'au Kids (Muaiava)
3. The Samoan practice of not allowing pastoral graduates to become pastors in their own villages or their wives' villages allows them to be called to ministry as

a. tagata'ese.
b. feagaiga.
c. sui o le Atua.
d. au'auna a le Atua.

4. Which of the following is NOT an expectation for pastors' children?
a. To not drink around church people.
b. To someday go into the ministry.
c. To be just like non-clergy Samoan youths.
d. To not date congregation members.

Strengthening Pastoral "Felt Knowledge" and Empathy through Contemporary Films (Baard)
5. Which film is a fine example of reconciliation between father and son, where the son now accepts with joy the parts of himself which once harbored only bitterness, and in which he feels blessed and cherished by his father?
a. Death of a Salesman (Schlondorff, 1986)
b. Field of Dreams (Robinson, 1989)
c. Shadowlands (Attenborough, 1993)
d. The Way (Estevez, 2010)

6. What was the nature of 24-year-old William's "father wound"?
a. William's inability to commit for fear of feeling locked in.
b. William often feeling bored and without purpose.
c. William being angry that God doesn't provide more direction to his life.
d. William wishing he had more life skills.

Celibate Gay Christians (Yarhouse)
7.Which is NOT true of the participants in this study?
a. All 8 participants reported that an awareness of their attraction to the same sex occurred during their preschool years.
b. One participant viewed his same-sex attraction as both a sinful lust and a non-sinful desire for friendship.
c. Five participants viewed their same-sex sexuality as just one form of sexual immorality that the Bible prohibited.
d. Four participants described their same-sex sexuality as an avenue for increased intimacy with God.

8. Of the gay Christians choosing to remain celibate, all of the following are true EXCEPT
a. Four of the participants considered reparative therapy to be unnecessary.
b. Five of the participants considered the relational benefits of celibacy, including being more available to others.
c. Five participants advised the church to design programs for singles that would help them to get married.
d. Five of the participants considered the loneliness of celibacy.

Alternative Visions for Pastoral Work with LGBTQ Individuals, Families, and Communities (Marshall)
9. Which is NOT true?
a. The author believes that in some ways, the Gay Christian network reifies theologies that are not life-giving, and that do not encourage non-heteronormative people to flourish.
b. All leaders in the Gay Christian Network believe that God calls all gay Christians to lifelong celibacy.
c. The author believes that celibacy can be chosen as a "vocation" rather than chosen because same-sex marriage is "immoral".
d. The author has a non-binary understanding of gender.

10. The author believes that the more conserving Christian perspectives view homosexuality as a sin because
a. They were taught that enjoying sexual experiences was inherently sinful rather than part of God's goodness because they view the body and spirit as enemies at war with one another.
b. They reflect a more narrow interpretation of Scripture and tradition when they assert that the union between a man and a woman is biblically mandated or ordained by God.
c. Their binary view of gender reinforces a sense of male sexism, thereby excluding much of the LGBTQ community.
d. All of the above.