The purpose of Discussions is to foster student-to-student interactions, which help facilitate new learning, and to make meaningful application of the course concepts to personal experiences. You will be required to provide a thread in response to the prompt for each Discussion. Your initial thread should demonstrate knowledge of the course content while working to incorporate personal experiences as appropriate. Your thread should focus on demonstrating good engagement with others and mastery of the content rather than a word count. As you will notice, no minimum word count is required. In addition, citations are not required.
In addition to sharing your experiences and demonstrating mastery of the content within your thread, you will be required to reply to at least two classmates threads. Your responses should be more than I agree, great job, or “I really liked what you said about….” Rather, strive to build upon the topics and experiences discussed. In essence, you should work to “mirror” an in-person, face-to-face conversation.
In chapter 1 of the Scheer text, the author works to define worship. He outlines a number of elements and shares a few personal stories. After reading that chapter, think through your own past and being to explore how you perceived worship earlier in life and how/if that differs from what you think today. Compose a thread in which you share about your journey toward your current understanding of worship. In the thread, share your current definition of worship and highlight any influences (books, sermons, people, Scriptures, etc…) that had an impact on your perspective. Next, take time to compare your current understanding of worship to Scheer’s perspective (i.e. Worship is Turning Toward the Trinity) in chapter 1. Highlight the strengths and/or weaknesses of both perspectives in your comparison.