Wk1: DevotionIn this current topics course, which focuses on change that is relevant to you as a professional, we will be studying issues that impact us. In a rapidly changing world, it’s good to know that God’s nature does not change and that He is a rock of stability when everything around us seems to be built on shifting sand. The weekly devotions, therefore, will focus on God’s stable, unchanging character. For this first week, the devotional looks, in general, at the times we live in—the societal and spiritual context for this current topics course. There are two parts to this week’s devotional:1. Define and discuss your denominational or faith tradition. Please keep this part short (maximum 100 words). For example, you might say, “I have grown up in the Church of the Nazarene and currently attend a Nazarene church. The Church of the Nazarene is a protestant denomination with a Wesleyan Holiness tradition.2. Read 2 Timothy, Chapter 3, and discuss its implications for current topics in leadership and management course. You are expected to support your initial posting with the use of scripture or a Bible commentary. You must cite your sources in your posting using proper APA format. This means that, at the bottom of your post, you should have a references section (with the heading References), followed by a listing of your references in APA format.
Note that when you cite scripture, you should include the book, chapter, and verse. The first time you cite scripture in your reflection, include the version of the Bible used, spelled out, in the citation, such as (John 3:16, New Living Translation, 1996/2015). If you continue using the same version, then later citations of scripture require only the book, chapter, and verse, as in (Matt 28:20). The book name may be abbreviated, for more information, see https://guide.unwsp.edu/c.php?g=199947&p=1315631#s-lib-ctab-3983352-2.Include the Bible in your list of references. Here’s an example of how to reference the New Living Translation of the Bible: Holy Bible, New Living Translation (2015). New Living Translation. https://www.tyndale.com/nlt/ (Original work published 1996).
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