Choose one of the four LAPU Distinctives for Christian Faith, Life, and Learning. What does this distinctive mean for you? How can you grow in connecting your faith to broader aspects of life and learning? Requirements Initial posts: minimum of 250 words 1 APA formatted in-text scholarly source required DISCUSSION 2 Critics of the juvenile court argue that the current philosophy of parens patriae is no longer relevant in dealing with 21st century youth, citing the violence and serious nature of the offenses juvenile offenders commit now vs. 19th century juveniles when the first juvenile court was established. Read Deuteronomy 21:18-21 and 2 Timothy 2:22 (opens in a new window). Respond And Discuss What should be the focus of the juvenile court to balance offender needs and public safety? Because there is not a nationwide standard, at what age, should juvenile offenders be tried as adults? What are the implications of imposing harsh penalties against young offenders? Does waiving juvenile offenders to adult court afford them the opportunity for Biblical promises of redemption and forgiveness? Ensure that you respond to at least two of your fellow learners’ initial postings, and any and all responses to the professor. Your follow up responses should be substantive and extend and promote class discussion.