Overview of the Christian Narrative
Assignment Instructions: Assignment Explanation Write a 3-4 page critical reflection paper on one of the major themes from Velvet Elvis in light of what you’ve learned from the first two Overview of the Christian Narrative lectures. Here are just a few of the topics you could reflect on: The dynamic nature of the Christian tradition The centrality of doubts and questions on the Christian spiritual journey The unknowability/knowability of the Judeo-Christian God The idea that all truth is of God Jesus of Nazareth as the definitive revelation of God and ultimate truth of creation What it means to follow Jesus as a disciple The concept of the church The holistic nature of salvation The Garden of Eden narrative The Cain and Abel narrative The creation narrative and care for the environment RTW Requirements As with the previous Reflection Papers, your assignment needs to have three distinct parts: introduction paragraphbody paragraphsconclusion paragraph. An essay of this length should have between 3-5 body paragraphs. However, for this paper you do not have to use the RTW method to structure them. Think of it like riding a bike for the first time without training wheels: you want to enjoy the newfound freedom, but you still want to maintain the same sense of balance so as not to crash. Although you arent required to follow the RTW structure strictly speaking, your body paragraphs should still contain a strong topic sentence, a clear and compelling rationale for the point youre making, appropriate evidence, and a conclusion sentence that segues into the next paragraph. The same goes for your intro and conclusion paragraphs.