Each student will write a 1250-1500 word reflection paper as an expression of their personal history with an intentional eye towards those things that have shaped their primary convictions / beliefs as he or she currently holds them. Your narrative should include reflection(s) upon the top 3 elements (persons, places, things, events, experiences, etc.) that have impacted what you believe and why you believe it: demonstrating at least 3 elements from personal history with thoughtful examples of their impact upon your personal belief system. At the end of the paper (in the space of 4 full paragraphs or more) use pertinent language and concepts from the text Who Needs Theology (pay special attention to chapters 8 & 9) to construct a detailed plan (step one, step 2, etc.) of how you might intentionally grow “theologically” while you are a student at APU. For this paper only students may use this parenthetical form to cite the text (Author, pg. #). i.e. (Grenz, 57).
Grading Ruberic as follows:
Demonstrated at least 3 elements from personal history with concise examples of their impact upon your personal belief system (i.e. primary convictions)
Construction of a detailed and well developed “theological growth plan” using language and concepts from the Who Needs Theology text – chapters 8 & 9 inparticular (at least 4 paragraphs long) with multiple viable steps.
Overall Quality of Writing (Punctuation, Grammar, Spelling, etc.)
In addition, your Belief Journey Paper must be properly formatted, double-spaced, and cannot exceed a maximum of 2000 words.
Type of assignment: Writing from scratch
Pages / words: 5/1400
Number of sources: 8
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English