In this assignment, you will summarize beliefs about the origin of the universe and life, including what Christians believe, what you believe, and how people’s beliefs about origins might impact how they live.
After reflecting on chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis, write a 750-1050-word essay, using the “Origins Template” to respond to each of the following:
- Summarize the Christian beliefs about the following: origins, Genesis 1 and 2, general and specific revelation, and the three Christian approaches to creation.
- Explain and support your current understanding of the origin of the universe, evolution, and the age of the earth, and whether or not your view can be reconciled with the message of the Bible and science.
- Express how your current understanding of the origin of the universe impacts or supports your worldview, specifically your view of the nature of God, the nature of humanity (human value, dignity, and flourishing), and the responsibility to care for the earth.
Use two to four academic resources in addition to the Bible.
While GCU style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.