200 words JC 1


Often what passes publicly as statements of apology, request for forgiveness and reconciliation, and calls for justice do not align with the biblical framework. What the public accepts as satisfactory does not necessarily mean that it is biblical. As Christians, we desire to be people of true, Christ-like character even in conflict, whether we have wronged someone, or someone has wronged us. This assignment invites to you to compare public and biblical ideas concerning apologies, forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice. This will help you begin to build a framework that will help you determine the difference between authentic and inauthentic acts of providing apologies, requesting and giving forgiveness, seeking reconciliation, and calling for justice. This becomes helpful as you evaluate how others and how you, yourself, handle these issues.
Chapter nine in the Jandt reading deals with commonly held ideas concerning public apologies, forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice.

  • google Jandt, Conflict and Communication, chapter 9
  • Discuss the following points related to this topic:
  • Briefly explain Jandt’s perspective on each of these topics:Include a biblical response that either agrees with or disagrees with Jandt’s claims.
    • apologies,
    • forgiveness,
    • reconciliation, and
    • justice
  • In your interaction with each other, help each other come to a greater understanding of Jandt’s material and the biblical material by bringing in ideas that your dialogue partner may have missed in his or her discussion.

Support your work with scholarly academic resources, textbooks, or other sources provided.  Quoting or paraphrasing from any source in discussion posts requires APA format by including an in-text citation and listing the reference at the end of the post.

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