What key takeaways did you discover from the documentary? Do you agree with the overall message of the documentary? How have you seen the culture around us impact how we view ourselves and others relationally? I agree with the Documentary.
Live Documentary. The mask you live in documentary and Miss Representation link.
Spiritual Reflection Assignment
MIN2106: Spiritual Reflection: Defining Self and Identity Formation Secure a quiet place where you will be uninterrupted. Try to make it an unhurried time where you can truly commune with God and reflect. In addition to your Bible, you may want to bring along a journal or your laptop/IPad/tablet to take notes. Review the following scripture passages, book excerpts, reflection questions, and respond as you deem appropriate. This assignment will be submitted for Quiz credit, only the professor will review your notes, share only what you feel comfortable sharing. 1) Read/Review: 1 John 2:28—3:10 Reflect: What a blessing it is to be called “children of God!” As you begin your reflection time, take a moment to take in the words of this passage and the joy, privilege, blessing, and honor it is to be a “child of God.” 2) Read/Review: Ephesians 1:3-14 Reflect: This passage deals with the image of Christ and our identity in him as believers and children of God. Take a few moments to reflect on the passage and what it means to be a child of God. 3) Read/Review: 1 Corinthians 13 Reflect: This is a well-known passage, often read and quoted during wedding ceremonies; however, it has much deeper, richer meaning than what it is often utilized for . . . consider the various aspects of the passage. Ask God to speak to you. What areas might you need to ask the Lord to work on in your life? Are you patient with others? Do anger you easily? Are you prideful or “puffed up?” What areas do you sense progress since following the Lord (whatever age that may have been for you)? Notice what passages this chapter is sandwiched between . . . what implications can you draw from this? Why do you think Paul places a discussion focused upon love directly between two sections on gifts and church body functioning? 4) Read/Review: Colossians 3:1-17 Reflect: Central to this passage is the idea of focusing on Christ, setting our hearts on things he would desire us to set our hearts upon, and following him as new creations. With such in mind, how well do you follow Christ? Have you “put to death” your earthy nature (which parts)? Are you living as one of “God’s chosen people,” a person who is filled with “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, . . .,” or otherwise? Take a moment to reflect on these questions, the passage, and ask the Lord to help you, “whether in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord.” 5) Read/Review: Real Relationships by Parrott and Parrott (see pages 29-41) Reflect: On page 36 of Real Relationships Parrott and Parrott suggest writing a personal purpose statement. Take a few moments to consider writing your own. What would a personal purpose statement look like for you? What relational aspects would you like to include? What has God put on your heart for this phase/stage of life? Keep your statement somewhere that you will see it often and be able to reflect/revise as life changes. 6) Read/Review: Covenant Marriage by Chapman (chapter 10—see page 75) Reflect: On page 75 Chapman points out the five key areas, as related to self-awareness, discussed in the chapter: experience, interpretation, emotions, desires, and behavior. Personally, how well are you doing in each area? How has your personality, social style, love style, and developmental background impacted these areas
This is the Book name follow-down.
Parrott, L., and Parrott, L. (2002). Real relationships: How to make bad relationships better and good relationships great. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House. ISBN: 978-0-310-33296-1