A unique part of your experience as a student at Colorado Christian University is that the University presents courses and course content in light of a biblical worldview. Foundational to understanding a biblical worldview is understanding the message and purpose of Scripture. In our discussion this week, we asked you to practice applying Scripture to key words and topics. This is something that you will be asked to do throughout your time at CCU.
But, as in anything that you read, understanding the context is everything. Your reading in Bickel and Jantz (1998) this week also gives you a broad, sweeping view of the context of Scripture. After reading the story of the Bible in this format (with the five “acts”), answer the following questions in a question and answer format, but be sure to use complete sentences and check your spelling and grammar prior to submitting. In total, your assignment should be 250 – 500 words.
According to Bickel and Jantz (1998), what is the main theme of the Bible? (Provide cited support from your text for this theme.) How does this theme compare to your current view or understanding of the Bible? How can understanding the big picture of the Bible help you as you seek to apply Scripture to course content? (Provide specific examples to support your response.)
Click on the Session 3 Questions link to submit your assignment by the posted due date. Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.
How to reference the reading assignments for this session:CAGS adheres to APA Style for references, citations, and the general format of student papers. Examples of how to cite some of the reading assignments are provided for you.
Bickel, B. & Jantz, S. (1998). Knowing the Bible 101: A guide to God’s word in plain language. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers.
In-text Citations(Bickel & Jantz, 1998)(Bickel & Jantz, 1998, p. __) If you are using a direct quote.
*Remember, because Scripture is considered a classical text, you do not need to include it on your references page, but you do need to include an in-text citation. Be sure to include the version of the Bible you are using in your first citation. You may abbreviate subsequent citations as below.(John 3:16, New International Version)John 3:16 (NIV)