There are plenty of problems in the world that isolate, divide, and destroy. We were created for community; we are called to be loving, redemptive, and edifying. How can we do that for God’s glory? The Social Problems 2 course continues to examine timely social issues affecting individuals and societies around the globe. Students learn about the overall structure of the social problem as well as how it impacts their lives and their communities. Each unit focuses on a particular social problem, including racial discrimination, drug abuse, the loss of community, and urban sprawl, and discusses possible solutions at both individual and structural levels. Scripture is used to bring an eternal perspective to each. For each issue, students examine the connections in the global arena involving societies, governments and the individual and how to confront them with the mind of Christ.
Social Problems 1
9th – 12th Grade recommended
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®)
- University of California (UC)
Course Types Available:
- Full course (0.5 credit, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
Biblical Integration Information:
The times and affairs of man are in the hands of the eternal and transcendent God. Human behavior and decisions often reveal our desire to grasp authority, coerce, manipulate, or intimidate others created in God’s image. Rather than being the master of our own fate, humans are created in the image of God and responsible to Him. Therefore, we should seek unity, justice, and reconciliation as we are guided by the principles of God’s Word. Our interactions with one another and with God can be patterned upon the historical person of Jesus Christ and sanctified as we relate to Him and seek His grace in our lives and times. Recognizing that our possessions and talents are to be used for the edification of our neighbor and the glory of God will lead us into true stewardship, citizenship, and social health as we wait patiently for His return and establishment of His eternal Kingdom.
To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
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