Spiritual Autobiography & Spiritual Will Assignment

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Part I:

Spiritual Autobiography: Recording The Past

A spiritual biography is the story of your life, and the extent to which God has been present (or absent) in your life. This essay should be typed, double-spaced, with Times New Roman 12 point font and 1 inch margins.

Word total is a minimum of 500 words, and you need to turn on the word count and include it at the end of your assignment. Papers that do not meet these criteria will not be accepted. Include in your essay the following:

  • What are your earliest memories about spiritual and religious matters? Who told you things about God when you were growing up? What did you learn about God while growing up? What things did you readily accept, and what things, if any, did you find challenging to accept?
  • How did your understanding of God change as you grew up? Give some examples of ideas that either are the same, or have changed for you.
  • What are some significant experiences that either strengthened or challenged your faith? How did you get through these things, and are they still issues for you?

Part II:

Spiritual Will: Preparing For The Future

A spiritual will is a list of things that you want to be remembered for, or statements of belief and wisdom that you want to leave behind for your loved ones. Using the article that was distributed in class as an example, you can do Part II as a list of things that you want your loved ones to know about you—insights you’ve learned that you want to share with those left behind, and what things you value most in life. You can use the list format (see p. 36 of the article given out in class) as a template.

The requirement for this part of the assignment is to make a list of at least ten statements that express who you are as a person, what you value, and what insights you want to leave behind for others. Note: humor is a wonderful gift, but the point of this assignment is not to list a series of one-liners and jokes, but things that you would be willing to have shared at your funeral.


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