‘Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.’ -James 3:13-8
After being irritated by both the style and content of the Article 17 document, I decided to treat it like a writing assignment and grade it, using a rubric inspired by those which I used for hundreds of student essays I marked while teaching as a grad student at University of Illinois (at U-C).
NB: at the time I marked this (mid-November 2015), I altered the names of the CVs, church and church coach to pseudonyms rather than to numbers.
Click here to see the Graded Article 17 pdf file.