Discussion Board

Choose 1 of the following options and respond in a thread.

Option One:

Using the material from Chapters 31–33 in Everyday Bible Study (both text and videos), how would you answer the following question? Remember to support your answer using material from Everyday Bible Study as well as the Scriptures.

How is a good study of a particular Bible passage connected to good teaching on that Bible passage?

Option Two:

You are part of the Pastoral Oversight Committee in your church. Part of the responsibilities of this committee is to evaluate the messages delivered by your pastor. The committee notices that he struggles with introducing and concluding his sermons. In general, his introductions seem to ramble on and lack a connection to the main point of the sermon. The conclusions are abrupt and give the impression that he simply ran out of things to say.

Using the material from Chapters 31–33 in Everyday Bible Study, (both text and videos), what 3 pieces of advice would you give to your pastor in order to help him with his introductions and conclusions? Your answer must provide a concise explanation for your 3 pieces of advice. Be sure to support your 3 points and their explanations from both Scripture and from the Everyday Bible Study text.

Replies: Once you have completed the assigned text readings (Everyday Bible Study Chapters 31–36), select 2 threads you wish to reply to and address your classmates’ thoughts and ideas. The content of each reply must reflect an excellent knowledge of the reading and interact with both the thread and relevant chapter material. You must support your thoughts and ideas by quoting from Everyday Bible Study and citing related Scripture.

Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7 and your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET)

 

Discussion Board Forum Instructions

Upon completing the Module/Week 1, 3, 5, and 7 Reading & Study items, you will be well equipped to respond to the provided prompt with a thread and 2 replies that demonstrate an understanding of the arguments for the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture. You will also be able to identify how the Bible relates to the theistic worldview and describe characters in the Old and New Testaments (Syllabus MLOs: A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I).

Each forum is completed in 2 parts over the course of 2 modules/weeks.

In the first module/week of the forum, you will create a thread that directly addresses the prompt provided by the instructor. In the subsequent module/week, you will respond with meaningful replies to at least 2 classmates’ threads.

The instructor will observe online discussions throughout the assigned modules/weeks and may interject his or her comments intermittently. Feel free to respond to the instructor’s comments in addition to the required replies to your classmates’ thread. Follow the guidelines provided below as you complete each part of the forums.

Thread:

· Respond to the questions/ideas that are presented in the instructor’s prompts.

· Summarize any related ideas that are presented in our Everyday Bible Study textbook related to the prompts.

· Submit your thread of 400 words or more.

Replies:

In your replies, you are seeking to build rapport and community around the topic. You are also seeking to maximize our collective understanding of the material. Keeping that in mind,

· Look for areas of common ground or diversity between your comments on the prompts and your classmates’ finding(s) and engage each other.

· Connect and comment on areas included or not included in your classmates’ thread that you would like to share.

· Each reply must be at least 100 words composed in 1 paragraph.

This course utilizes the Post-First feature in all Discussion Board Forums. This means you will only be able to read and interact with your classmates’ threads after you have submitted your thread in response to the provided prompt. For additional information on Post-First, click herefor a tutorial.

Submit each thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned module/week and your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the following module/week, except for the Discussion Board Forum 4 replies. Submit your Discussion Board Forum 4 replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET)

 

 

Discussion Board Forum Replies Grading Rubric

 

Criteria

Levels of   Achievement

Points Earned

 

Excellent

Average

Below Average

Unacceptable

 

Replies: Content

19 to 20 points

Content reflects an excellent   knowledge of the Everyday Bible Study   reading and interacts thoroughly with both the thread and the chapter   material.

16 to 18 points

Content reflects an average   knowledge of the Everyday Bible Study   reading and interacts satisfactorily with both the thread and the chapter   material.

13 to 15 points

Content reflects a basic   knowledge of the Everyday Bible Study   reading and interacts minimally with both the thread and the chapter   material.

0 to 12 points

Content reflects a poor knowledge   of the Everyday Bible Study reading   and does not interact with both the thread and the chapter material.

 

Replies: Support

19 to 20 points

Replies   expound on the thread, and provide excellent support from Everyday Bible Study and related   Scripture.

16 to 18 points

Replies   acknowledge the thread and sparingly relate answers to Everyday Bible Study and related Scripture.

13 to 15 points

Replies   are simply an affirmation of content in the thread and are negligibly related   to any material from Everyday Bible   Study and Scriptures.

0 to 12 points

Replies   lack any connection to the thread. There is no correlation between the thread   and Everyday Bible Study and   related Scriptures.

 

Replies: Specific   Requirements

9 to 10 points

· Replies to at least 2 classmates

· Replies   meet the required word count

· Replies   are free of spelling errors,   punctuation errors, or grammatical errors.

7 to 8 points

· Replies to at least 2 classmates

· Replies   meet the required word count

· Replies   contain minimal spelling errors,   punctuation errors, or grammatical errors.

5 to 6 points

· Replies to only 1 classmate

· Replies   do not quite meet the required word count.

· Replies   contain multiple spelling errors,   punctuation errors, or grammatical errors.

0 to 4 points

· Replies to only 1 classmate

· Replies   are well below the required word count.

· Replies   contain many spelling errors,   punctuation errors, or grammatical errors.

 

Total

/50

 

Discussion Board Forum Thread Grading Rubric

 

Criteria

Levels of Achievement

 

Excellent

Average

Below Average

Unacceptable

Points Earned

 

Thread: Content

19 to 20 points

Thread   demonstrates an excellent understanding of the Everyday Bible Study text and persuasively answers the prompt.

16 to 18 points

Thread   demonstrates an average understanding of the Everyday Bible Study text and satisfactorily answers the prompt.

13 to 15 points

Thread   demonstrates a basic understanding of the Everyday   Bible Study text and answers the prompt in a substandard way.

0 to 12 points

Thread   demonstrates a poor understanding of the Everyday   Bible Study text and does not address the issue in the prompt.

 

Thread: Support

19 to 20 points

Thorough support   is provided from Everyday Bible Study   and Scripture. This is demonstrated by quotations from both of these sources.

16 to 18 points

Adequate support   is provided from Everyday Bible Study   and Scripture. This is demonstrated by a quotation from one of these two   sources.

13 to 15 points

Minimal support   is provided from Everyday Bible Study   and Scripture. The above sources are mentioned but not quoted.

0 to 12 points

Thread lacks   support from Everyday Bible Study   and Scripture.

 

Thread: Specific Requirements

9 to 10 points

Thread meets the   required word count and is free of spelling   errors, punctuation errors, or grammatical errors.

7 to 8 points

Thread meets the   required word count and contains minimal spelling errors, punctuation errors, or grammatical errors.

5 to 6 points

Thread does not   meet the required word count and contains multiple spelling errors, punctuation errors, or grammatical errors.

0 to 4 points

Thread is well   below the required word count and contains many spelling errors, punctuation errors, or grammatical errors.

 

Total

/50

 

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