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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(September 2020, Vol. 74, No. 3)
[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive
6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
  Toxic Theology in Complicated Mourning (Daniel)
1. The author defines "toxic theology" by all of the following EXCEPT
a. Religious pluralism is unacceptable.
b. Biblical texts are interpreted literally.
c. God is a collaborative partner in the traumatic event.
d. Natural disasters and community tragedies are curses from God.

2. The author does NOT support which of the following?
a. Matthew Fox wanting to switch from original sin to original blessing.
b. Matthew Fox saying we must move from theism to pantheism.
c. Bishop Spong rejecting the idea that Christ died for our sins.
d. Believing that suffering and death exist because of sin, our disobedience to God.

3. Which did the author NOT recommend for restoring spiritual health during the grieving process?
a. Not worshiping "the sun and the moon or any of the heavenly host" as commanded in Deuteronomy 17:2-5. b. Replacing rituals such as funerals, conventional liturgies, and routine prayers with more personal rituals such as a Hindu chant, a Hebrew chant, and grief laments from the Celtic Pagan tradition.
c. Creating "altars of the heart" (based on the tradition of the stations of Christ's cross).
d. Performing a Peruvian shamanic prayer ceremony called a kintu.

Preventing Soldiers' and Veterans' Suicide (Hirono)
4. What made combat-related students think that they were depressed?
a. Being away from family.
b. Encountering many dead bodies.
c. Fear of being labeled as weak.
d. All of the above

5. What can clergy do to help active duty soldiers and veterans who may be depressed or thinking of suicide? a. Remove their moral injury for having had to kill enemy soldiers.
b. Empower them by removing their guilty feelings.
c. Provide hope through active listening and introducing them to passages in the Bible.
d. All of the above

Lived Experience, Transparency, Help, and Humility (Hays)
6. A transparent, female pastor who had endured child sexual abuse and was a World Trade Center survivor found healing
a. through close female Christian friends in her Bible study.
b. by God through the soothing and comfort of the Holy Spirit.
c. from a very wise and empathetic counselor.
d. from her kind and understanding pastor.

Pastor Wellness among Chinese Churches (Poon)
7. Which best characterizes the assessment tool used in this study?
a. It is a brief, 10-item questionnaire.
b. It asks questions not asked in other assessment tools.
c. It is very similar to the majority of assessment tools used in other burnout studies.
d. It is applicable for other ethnic churches as well.

8. Both male and female pastors had 4 of the same wellness concerns in their top 5 concerns. Which was NOT one of them?
a. Marital and/or Family Satisfaction
b. Physical health
c. Burnout
d. Problem dealing with relationships in the church
e. Emotional health

Memoirs and the Ars Moriendi
9. Catholic Christopher P. Vogt offers a New Testament model for dying based on the example of Jesus. Vogt suggests that ____ is demonstrated when the dying allow themselves to be cared for by others.___ for Christians is grounded in the conviction that nothing will separate them from the love of God. ____ is shown when forgiveness is extended where there is brokenness.
a. faith, hope, love
b. letting go, generosity, courage
c. patience, hope, compassion
d. love, joy, peace

10. In his book, Dying Well:The Four Things That Matter Most, Ira Byock names four phrases he learned from hospice patients that matter most in preparing to die. Which is NOT one of these phrases?
a. "I have no regrets."
b. "Please forgive me."
c. "I forgive you."
d. "Thank you."
e. "I love you."