The following activities are included in this course to enhance your learning:
In each section, “Going Deeper” activities introduce you to a variety of resources CBE has developed over the years, ranging from podcasts, videos, blog posts, and magazine articles, to books and academic papers, providing you with an in-depth insight into the topics you find most interesting.
In a “Knowledge Check” activity, you will be asked to test some of your learning! Once you have completed the activity, we recommend taking some time to verbally process what you’ve learned, whether through conversation with a friend or in spoken prayer to God.
“Reflect” activities will have prompts to encourage you to further process the material. We highly recommend writing down your responses so that you can refer to them later.
Note on Bible Translations
There is a multitude of Bible translations, each employing different approaches (philosophies) to translation. Some translations do their very best to carry over the original language in a word-for-word approach (e.g., the NASB and ESV), while others attempt to convey the sense or meaning (e.g., the NAB, CEV, and TEV), which allows for easier reading but also tends to include more interpretation on the part of the translators. Here, we will use the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) unless otherwise noted by a translation tag for a particular verse.