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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Summer 2012, Vol. 66, No. 2)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Pastoral Identity in Care-Giving (Park)
1. This study proposes that pastoral caregivers actually form their identities from
a. their theological training.
b. their spiritual gifts.
c. a realization of God's calling.
d. a social construction of interacting with care-seekers.

Musings on Track (Kae-Je)
2. With Marvin, the author "liked it best" when Marvin
a. talked about his 1939 truck.
b. read his Bible to the author.
c. talked about picking cherries and falling in the barrel.
d. wrote memories in a book for his children.

3. In her drawing of a train, Martha drew a diner car because she
a. did not like the food she ate.
b. wanted to travel.
c. wanted someone to visit her.
d. did not have adequate food and shelter.

The Emergence of the New Chaplaincy (Thorstenson)
4. The author identifies himself as a ____ chaplain.
a. traditional Judeo-Christian
b. Evangelical
c. post-Christian
d. midwestern Lutheran

5. The author agrees with
a. using the words wholeness, raised consciousness, and personal integration instead of the words sinfulness, repentance, and substitutionary atonement.
b. emphasizing loving relationships with others rather than a right relationship with God.
c. viewing God as in all things and all things in God rather than viewing God as a separate Being.
d. All of the above.

Canadian Islamic Spiritual Care (Isgandarova)
6. One of the strongest factors that is shaping Islamic spiritual care is
a. the civilian uprisings against Islamic regimes.
b. increased discrimination toward Muslims after 9/11.
c. the perception of violence in Islamic teaching.
d. the misunderstanding of the practice of ihsan.

7. Which is NOT true?
a. Muslims believe Zabur, or Psalms of the Prophet David, is one of five holy books, alongside Suhufi-Ibrahim, Torah, Bible, and the Qur’an.
b.
The Qur'an and Hadith describe men and women as equals.
c. The majority of Muslim spiritual care givers do not refer their clients to other mental health professionals.
d. Most Muslim spiritual care givers are trained in family therapy.

The African American Pastoral Caregiver (Arnold)
8. Historically, the most important tool used by the African American pastor is
a. biblical theology.
b. oral storytelling.
c. music.
d. poetry.

9. Which of the following describes modern black pastors?
a. They are adept at connecting biblical stories with the emotions of their congregants.
b. They see each faithful member of their congregation as cared for, valued, and included in the coming of God's reign on earth.
c. They use the Bible as their primary and authoritative source for understanding God's eschatology.
d. All of the above.

Dementia and Grief (Temple-Jones)
10. The author described Maureen's dementia as the loss of rational language while still retaining the same feelings of despair, longing, and grief. How did the author help Maureen find meaning and purpose in the midst of her dementia?
a. She took her to church.
b. She helped her recall memories of her family.
c. She got her interested in a hobby.
d. She got her a dog.