Discussion Prompt: Whatâ€™s in a Worldview?
God has granted grace to each of us, so we can take an honest, critical and discerning look at ourselves. Indeed, it is not an overstatement to observe that when it comes to answering the question, What is Godâ€™s vocation on my life, there are really two critical questions. The first: Who am I? And the second: Am I willing to live in humble acceptance of the call of God? â€¦ for now consider that few things matter more than our capacity to know ourselves, to see ourselves truthfullyâ€¦[because] Godâ€™s purposes in the world are always consistent with the way that God has made the world. And, further, Godâ€™s redemptive purposes will always be in deep congruity with how God has made the world. So, to ask how is God calling you or me to act in this world, we go back to an earlier question: How did God make us? (Smith, 2011, p. 53)In this passage from Courage and Calling, Smith (2011) makes a statement that to understand our calling, you need to understand Godâ€™s design or purposes. This passage asks many important questions, but the one question to answer in this session’s discussion is “How does being familiar with a biblical worldview help us understand the big picture of Godâ€™s design, and how can you apply that understanding to your own calling?”
This course has several purposes, all of which are intended to prepare you to be as successful a student at Colorado Christian University as possible. The purpose of this course is to introduce you more deeply to Colorado Christian University, the beliefs that it holds as a faith-based institution, and how that will impact your experience here at CCU. Respond to the following questions:
- In Session 1, you were asked to read CCUâ€™s Strategic Priorities. Review the Strategic Priorities again in light of what we have talked about thus far in the course. Identify two of the Strategic Priorities that reflect a biblical, or Christian, worldview and explain how you see the elements of the worldview exemplified.
- After you have identified how the Christian worldview is evident in two of the Strategic Priorities, reflect on what you have learned throughout this course by answering the following questions:
- What did you discover about CCU that expanded your understanding of what it means to attend Colorado Christian University?
- What did you discover that may have the greatest impact on your approach to your education at Colorado Christian University?
Please refer to the Session 1, 2, and 3 Assignments to see how to appropriately cite any references you make in your paper. You must incorporate references from the Biblical Perspectives and our textbook readings. Click on the Session 5 Final Assignment link to submit your final assignment by the posted due date. Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.
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