Essay Assignment Instructions
There are 2 short essays which require you to apply the knowledge you have gained in a creative and subjective way. Please read the instructions for each essay thoroughly, so that you know the issues that need to be addressed. You do not need to do extensive research or reading to complete this assignment, although it may require a small amount of exploration. Each Essay assignment must be 200-250 words and needs to include the word count in parentheses. Use your own words as much as possible, but if you include sources, you must cite your sources in current APA format. Also, I would suggest that you look over the Grading Rubric before you submit your assignment.
You will first submit a publish of each Essay assignment to be checked through Turnitin so you can make adjustments prior to your final submission. Please note that the publish submission is optional. Submit your publish by Thursday at 11:59 P.M. (ET) before the final assignment is due in order to receive feedback on it.
Essay: Greek Pride versus the Christian View of Pride Assignment
In chapter 8 we read about the Greeks’ justifiable view of pride in superior accomplishments. Compare the Greeks’ view of pride versus the Christians’ view of pride taught in Scripture. Why did the Greeks view pride as they did? What does the Bible say about pride? What do you feel is the cause of our present day view of pride within Western Culture? What about an individual’s achievements in sports? Can pride be both good and bad? Is there a balance? Just a few of the questions you can discuss.
Essay: The Reasons for Early Christian Persecution Assignment
Review the item Watch: Dr. Francis Schaeffer: How Should We Then Live? Episode 1 of 10 in the Learn section of Module 5: Week 5, and then address the following prompt: In ancient Roman culture Christians were marginalized and in many cases persecuted. Give examples of some of this that you saw in the video. Also, answer the following: We see similar instances of this type of marginalization and persecution within America and around the world today. Please give some examples of this and also why this persecution occurs.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool