I finally finished a pretty daunting task on Friday.  I finalized what the course reading would be for RELI 101: Sacred Texts and Ideas.

After spending hours of reading the scriptures of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, my mind is very overloaded.

The way these scriptures are written can be so completely different than another one.  Selecting passages to read in which students would be able to understand without having them kill their instructor was tough.  But after much work in Voorst’s Anthology of World Scriptures, I think I finally got it.

I selected passages out of each of those major world religions based on passages that focused on:

  1. History
  2. Organization
  3. Ethics
  4. Teaching
  5. Ritual

Now, all I need is to correct some errors that my wife caught on my syllabus, get some students in a classroom, and teach!

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.