I would recommend you to be someone of a Christian belief or know the bible well to do this project. Please write a minimum of 2 paragraphs in each answer. Each paragraph should have 5-6 sentences. You will be answering 2 questions. Citation is recommended.
You will have to do a journal entry as well. At least two paragraphs and another paragraph to answer online discussions and experiences. You are writing as a person who does not believe in Christianity. For example, don’t write “I go to church, I read the bible every day, or your experiences of going to church.
Question 1: In a first thoughtful paragraph, consider “Together With All Creatures,” a document that comes from the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, which operates Concordia Saint Paul. The document asserts our common creatureliness and our distinctive creatureliness. In your first paragraph, identify at least three elements of the Christian story that lead Lutherans to assert a commonality with all creatures. Based on this and your Scripture reading for Module 6, how should we think about and approach our care for the earth?
In a second paragraph, consider “Faith Active in Love.” This document attempts to address the misconception that the church is or should be only concerned about spiritual matters. Instead, it calls for direct and intentional action on the part of the church to address the physical needs of people and the world. After you read the document, focus again on pages 18 to 23. These pages seek to find in the New Testament and church history a basis for intentional action by the church to care for the physical needs of others—i.e., faith active in love. Choose two of the examples cited and explain why you think they are particularly persuasive in calling for faith to be active in love.
( Please scan, I’ve attached the two articles)
Question 2: Module 6 has been largely about our place within creation. In thread 1, you discussed how and why we care for the earth. In this thread, I want you to consider that our bodies are a part of that same created order. Discuss in what ways our vocations within our families – child, spouse, parent, etc. – give us the opportunity to fulfill our call to care for creation through love. Be specific and concrete in your discussion, interacting not only with the text of God at Work but also the Scriptures (you might consider especially the Scripture passages that Veith uses in chapter six).
God at Work (Veith)
USERNAMES available for assigned writer
(We are using chapter 6)
(for the password, capitalize the C in christian first, click on “my account” at the top. Scroll down to see the red book “God at work” and click on “view all ebooks”. Then click read ebook.
Journal Question 3:
Your journal is a space to reflect on what you learned and communicate privately with me. This course challenges you to think about your future direction and sense of vocation through an interaction with course material. The journal charts your reflection and growth through the course.
In your sixth journal entry, I want you to reflect a little more on the ideas and themes of this module. You have read and discussed what it means to love one another and the creation. Read 1 Corinthians 13, where Paul speaks of true love and what it looks like. He concludes with the line, “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” In your reflection, consider how ‘love’ can be self-serving instead of self-sacrificial, and consider a time when you may have been loving toward someone simply to get something good in return. How do the realities of ‘faith’ and ‘hope’ help to restrain this temptation toward self-serving ‘love’?
Following your reflective writing, I ask you to write one additional paragraph, however short or long, about how your online experience is going so far. Is there anything I can do to help you? Do you have questions about the online environment or the activities of the module?