1. What does Van Duzer mean when he claims that his book is both “priestly” and “prophetic” in purpose? Why are both purposes critical for us to consider as Christian business practitioners and academics?
2. Hardy provides a quote from the Apocrypha (Ecclesiaticus or Sirach 38:34, NOT canonized as part of the Bible) as introductory to his book, and the title of his book is pulled directly from this quote. How does this quote, along with Genesis 1:27 from the Bible, provoke Christian worldview thinking regarding HRD as a key focus for any business organization?
3. Analyze and assess the differences between a traditional/administrative view of HRD and a contemporary/strategic view of HRD. How does Christian worldview thinking apply here?
4. How do Equal Employment Opportunity-related statutes inform HRD practice? What are 2 or 3 key ways that the Bible and the creation-fall-redemption-consummation meta-narrative delineate both the inherent “righteousness” of, and the pragmatic “necessity” of, EEO statutes?
5. Review Reading 1.2 and Reading 4.2 from Mello (2015). What are 3 or 4 primary claims of both readings regarding human capital and employee engagement? Synthesize these claims/findings with Van Duzers and Hardys introductory thinking regarding the importance of working in business (as “vocation” or “calling”) in Gods world.