RT 5

CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW IN STRATEGIC HR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Write a 6 page paper that applies, reflects, and synthesizes the following questions:

1. What does Keller mean when he claims that work is intended for both “cultivation” and
for “service?” Why are both purposes critical for us to consider as Christian business
practitioners and academics?  Especially relative to HR?

2. Hardy provides a quote from the Apocrypha (Ecclesiaticus or Sirach 38:34, NOT
canonized as part of the protestant 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 1:27-28
from the protestant Bible, provoke Christian worldview thinking regarding HR as a key
focus for any business organization?

3. Analyze and assess 2 or 3 differences between a traditional/administrative view of HR
and a contemporary/strategic view of HR. How does Christian worldview thinking apply
here?

4. Delineate 3 or 4 key ways that Equal Employment Opportunity and Labor/Union
Management statutes (Valentine chapters 3 and 15) inform HR practice.  How does
Christian worldview illumines both the inherent “righteousness” and the pragmatic.
“necessity” of EEO and labor/Union Management statutes?

Required Sources
You must use the course texts as well as articles from scholarly and practitioner journals. Be sure
to use the current APA format, and include in-text citations for the following sources:
 At least 2 citations from Valentine (2020).
 At least 2 citations from Hardy (1990).
 At least 2 citations from Keller (2012).
 At least 2 citations from related scholarly journals (e.g. Human Resource Development
Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review, Human Resource Management
Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Strategic Human Resource
Management, Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, Christian Scholars Review),
 At least 1 citation from a related trade/practitioner publication (e.g. Harvard Business
Review, HR Magazine, T&D Magazine, Business Week, Wall Street Journal).
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.