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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Summer 2011, Vol. 65, No. 2)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Merging Community and Faith-Based Organizations (Daniels)
1. Which is NOT true about African American men?
a. In 2007, 870,000 African American men were enrolled in undergraduate college programs.
b. In 2007, 837,000 African American men were incarcerated in federal, state or local prisons.
c. African American men have a shorter life expectancy than any other racial, gender, or ethnic minority subgroup.
d. Accidents are the leading cause of death for African American males ages 15 to 24 years.

2. Which was NOT a characteristic of the HAAM program?
a. It helped the participants take control of their lives physically, spiritually, mentally, and economically.
b. It enabled men to freely tell their own stories.
c. It promoted the importance of achieving a balance between work and play.
d. It discouraged participation in service-delivery systems that were not faith-based.

Spiritual Needs of Couples Facing Pregnancy Termination (Cowchock)
3. Ten of the fourteen couples in this study most wanted to talk to ____ about their spirituality/religious beliefs during this experience.
a. their family
b. a chaplain
c. their pastor
d. close friends

4. How did participants answer this question: “What was the best thing anyone did or said to you during this entire experience?”
a. “I love you and this is not your fault.”
b. “So sorry for your loss.”
c. “God knows your heart, and what you are doing is best for your baby and your family as a whole.”
d. All of the above.

Space in the Trinity and in Pastoral Care (Pembroke)
5. Which of the following represents the author’s use of David Cunningham’s description of The Trinity?
a. A polyphony in which 3 distinctive notes are sounded without any one note muting the other.
b. A hierarchy in which the Father is supreme over the Son and the Holy Spirit.
c. One substance manifesting itself in three modes.
d. Three entities, each operating out of their own particular consciousness.

6. Based on unity and space within the Trinity, the author sees pastoral counseling as maintaining a balance between nearness and distance. By distance, he means the pastoral caregiver
a. laying aside personal views and values and entering the client’s private world.
b. using unconditional positive regard alone to promote change.
c. sensitively confronting the person about destructive personal patterns he or she is refusing to acknowledge.
d. relying upon empathy, understanding, and support.

Who Needs Chaplain’s Visitation (Winter-Pfandler)
7. In this study, “spiritual struggle” meant
a. guilt over not attending church regularly.
b. feeling abandoned or punished by God.
c. anguish over inconsistencies in one’s fellow-believers.
d. questioning the relevancy of one’s faith in God.

8. What reason was given for why people 75 years of age and older did N OT report a lower psychosocial health than younger people?
a. Older people are more pleased with how they have lived their lives.
b. Older people have developed forms of resilience to the vicissitudes of life.
c. Older people have more money and fewer responsibilities than younger people.
d. Older people are more religious than younger people and are more likely to see meaning in their suffering.

Post Christian Pastoral Care (Blaine-Wallace)
9. How does the author approach people of other religions?
a. By becoming very familiar with their different doctrines and spiritual activities.
b. By being less committed to Christian doctrine.
c. By being a co-learner in collaborative conversations.
d. By viewing Jesus as someone who had knowledge of all things, not curiosity.

10. Which of the following LEAST characterizes the author’s ministry on campus?
a. Knowing enough to be considered an expert.
b. Respectful and attentive inquiry (holy naiveté).
c. Viewing another as someone to embrace rather than someone to diagnose and resolve (alterity).
d. Sitting in a dining hall with students he does not know (relocated hospitality).