Rev Wil Gafney’s Sermon
1. Write a 2-3 page reflection on one of the supplementary readings and its interpretation of the biblical text (both attached)
Assignments should be written in the form of a traditional essay, with an introduction, a clear thesis, about three or four body paragraphs with topic sentences and citations from the texts, and a conclusion. The essay should be double-spaced and written in Times New Roman 12 or Arial font.
Supplementary text essay: In this essay, you should discuss how one of the supplementary texts engages a biblical text.
The supplementary text uses the Bible to engage contemporary needs, issues, or social concerns.
Describe what the method is for understanding the biblical text:
What are they using to interpret it?
Do you find their take persuasive (why or why not)?
Obviously, you don’t need to answer all these questions, but use them to think about what you want to reflect on (the essay should be structured around one argument about how the supplementary text reads the biblical text).