But, as in anything that you read, understanding the context is everything. Your

But, as in anything that you read, understanding the context is everything. Your reading in Bickel and Jantz (2003) this week also gives you a broad, sweeping view of the context of Scripture. After reading the story of the Bible in this format (with the five “acts”), as well as referencing this week’s Biblical Perspective, answer the following questions in a question and answer format, but be sure to use complete sentences and check your spelling and grammar prior to submitting. In total, your assignment should be 250 – 500 words.
1
According to Bickel and Jantz (2003), what is the main theme of the Bible? (Provide cited support from your text for this theme.)
2
How does this theme compare to your current view or understanding of the Bible?
3
How can understanding the big picture of the Bible help you as you seek to apply Scripture to course content? (Provide specific examples to support your response, making sure to also incorporate this week’s Biblical Perspective reading.)
Click on the Session 3 Questions link to submit your assignment by the posted due date. Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.
How to reference the reading assignments for this session:
CAGS adheres to APA Style for references, citations, and the general format of student papers. Examples of how to cite some of the reading assignments are provided for you.
In-text Citations
(Bickel & Jantz, 2003)
(Bickel & Jantz, 2003, p. __) – If you are using a direct quote.
(Holy Bible, New International Version, 1973/2011, John 3:16)
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (Holy Bible, New International Version, 1973/2011).