Module / Week 1
Discussion Board #1 Topic: Christians & Literature
The lessons for this module/week have explained many important reasons for Christians to study secular literature. Choose something from the lessons that you agree with or disagree with and explain your reasons. Your Thread must be a minimum of 250 words.
How to Compose the Discussion Board
For Discussion Board Forum 1, your Thread must answer the discussion prompt in 250–300 words. For This parameter helps to promote writing that is thorough, yet concise enough to permit your classmates to read all of the postings. As you compose your Thread, use the citation format required by your degree program to cite all references to, or quotes from, external authors or sources (check theHarbrace Essentials Handbookand/or its companion website, MindTap to verify your citations).To let your instructor know which style of documentation you are using, write MLA, APA, or Turabian in the title of your thread as follows: Title–Citation style (e.g., “Christians and the Study of Literature – APA”).
Just an example. Mine needs to be apa
SAMPLE Discussion Board #1 = 250 words
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Christians & Literature – MLA
Thread (= your initial words)
I think Christians should study secular literature because all literature deals with human behavior, and the Bible gives insight into human behavior. It is important to look at the story, poem, or play in light of what the Bible has to say concerning the general topic of the reading material. In this way, Christians can help themselves grow spiritually—by actively thinking about a human situation or need—by figuring out what the biblical response might be—and finally by applying that principle to our own personal situations. Literature can also open up the rest of the world to readers and make us aware of how others think and respond to daily situations. Authors may or may not share a biblical perspective, so it is up to readers to discern this meaning.
Television and the media play a huge role in the life of everyone today, unless the individual has made a deliberate decision to cut the media out of life. I lived without television for about 20 years, and this included most of my children’s childhood years. At the time, I thought that face-to-face communication and ordinary activities were more important to their upbringing than media. Since their childhoods have now passed, I would say that anyone who has a computer at home cannot avoid media, and I am now one of those people. The nature of messages from the media is very insidious, and this means to me that greater awareness and vigilance from viewers is required in order to walk according to the truth.