Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Engaging Christian Culture and the World Course

This is part of the core curriculum for International Online Bible College, but anyone may use this material free of charge. 

Scope of the Course: In this course, you will critique popular Christian culture and top news stories of the day, bringing your Biblical knowledge to bear.

Grading: Your grade will be based on the written assignments below and your completion of the Use Your Gifts final project.


To complete the course...

1. Choose a non-fiction Christian book published in the year 2000 or later. Read the book and write a 1,000-word minimum critique. What do you agree with? What do you disagree with? Are the author's arguments Biblical? (1,000 points)

2. Choose a fiction Christian book published in the year 2000 or later. Read the book and write a 1,000-word minimum critique. Is the book appropriate for Christians to read? Does the author portray Christianity accurately? (1,000 points)

3. Choose a Christian music album released in the year 2015 or later. Listen to the album and write a 250-word minimum critique on the Biblical accuracy of the lyrics. (250 points)

4. Choose a Christian movie released in the year 2000 or later and write a 1,000-word discussion guide for it, including any points you disagree with as presented in the movie. (1,000 points)

5. Choose three top news stories over the last week and examine the events from a Christian perspective. What should Christians be thinking about as they read the stories? Use Scripture to back up your argument. Each news story discussion you write should be a minimum of 250 words. (250 points each, 750 points total)

6. Use Your Gifts (1775 points) 

Choose one topic from this course for your final project. It may be writing a Bible study, recording yourself preaching a sermon, writing a worship song, creating a work of art, writing a research paper on a topic of interest, gathering a list of Bible verses on a certain theme, gathering a list of quotes on a theme, etc. – anything that shows you have engaged with and understood the subject.

Bible Helps may publish your final project as an example to other students and for the edification of our readers. You will be credited as the writer/creator, etc.


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