“Pick two of the essay topics below and write complete essays answering them to the best of your ability. Your answers must be 800-1000 words each. You may write more. You may not write less. Format is unimportant, just be clear and consistent. Feel free to bring in any material you think useful. Our texts, class discussions, and the Bible are enough to answer these questions, but feel free to bring in other sources if you need to do so. I will look unfavorably on those who ignore our class readings in favor of internet sources….
My only requirement for biblical versions is that you use the NRSV or the NASB, as these are scholarly standards.”