Upon completion of this course, students will:
- Value the power stories have to shape lives through a written response to Donald Miller’s A million miles in a thousand years.
- Discuss identity as people made in God’s image who are destined to display God’s glory to the world.
- Explore the concepts of work, suffering, and transition through selected readings and the study of select biblical passages and bible characters; and apply their growing understanding to their life story.
- Identify the biblical truths that correspond to Brown’s research on wholehearted living and practice Brown’s ten guideposts to wholehearted living.
- Develop greater self-understanding through engaging with the Enneagram and other learning activities.
- Make an oral presentation that weaves together their reflection on transition and calling in the life of a biblical character and explores how that story resonates with their own story and awareness of God’s calling at this time.
Brown, Brené. 2010. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. Center City, MN: Hazelden Publishing.
Miller, Donald. 2009. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I learned to live a better story.
This course is a communal exploration of work and vocation that is designed to help students answer two questions: Who am I as someone created in God’s image? What is God’s specific call on my life? The insights of ancient wisdom and modern social science will be discussed.
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes