I have placed sermons from Fleming Rutledge's Help My Unbelief throughout the course, next to particular themes and doctrines.
This essay has two parts.
First, based on what you know so far of Rutledge's preaching style, describe and evaluate what you think is her doctrine of Scripture. What is the Bible and what is it for, judging from the ways Rutledge uses it? How does her view of Scripture compare to your own?
Second, choose one of these sermons. Using other course materials (lectures, Scripture readings, Jinkins, Wilson, McLaren, or my own articles) evaluate the wisdom of my putting it where I did in the course. In what specific way(s) does the sermon shed light on the doctrine(s), or vice versa? In what specific way(s) does it distort? If the sermon does not belong where I have put it, where would be a better location in the syllabus, and why?
You would do especially well to tie these two parts together, using the second to illustrate what you claim in the first.
Please keep your paper three pages, double-spaced, and follow the directions in my handout for writing papers.
Remember, I want to see proper style, clear writing, a thorough answer to the question, and explicit citations of course materials.
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