Cultural Perspective Paper Instructions

Brief Description: Reflection Paper

Due Date: The Cultural Perspective Paper is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.

Purpose:   The purpose of this assignment is to take a look at God’s Word as it pertains to food, eating, and our cultural view of food.

Details:     Read the following passages of Scripture:  Romans 12:1–2; 1 Corinthians 10:31;        1 John 2:16–17a; Revelation 18; Proverbs 22:1–12; Proverbs 23:19–21; Ecclesiastes 5:18–20.  Write a two- to three-page, double-spaced essay, and integrate biblical references with the following talking points:

  • How do these passages of Scripture apply to the topic of nutrition?
  • In what way do these passages of Scripture point to our culture’s view of food?
  • Discuss our societal/cultural view of food (gratification, lack of discipline, etc.).
  • Discuss the personal meaning of these passages of Scripture to your own personal view of nutrition.
  • Examine your own eating habits and discuss how these passages of Scripture pertain to your current eating habits.

In your written paper, please refer to at least five passages of Scripture. Also, make certain you refer to at least one Scripture with each of the talking points above. Note: not all Scripture passages address each of the talking points individually.

Please cite references and Scripture using a superscript style described by the National Library of Medicine in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals:


Additional Help:

Superscript in the written text (example of what this should look like):

According to Romans 12:1-21, I am to present my body a “living sacrifice” . . .

Looking at our culture, Revelation 182 provides much insight . . .

Superscript instructions:

            For Mac/Pages:

At place where superscript is desired, put cursor.  Type desired number.  Then “select” this number.

Go to:  Format > Font > Baseline > Superscript and “select” Superscript


            For Word documents


Reference Section (matches superscripting in the sample text above)

  1. Romans 12:1-2. Holy Bible, New American Standard.  2nd ed.  Iowa Falls: Riverside Book & Bible House; 2004.
  2. Revelation 18. Holy Bible, New American Standard Standard.  2nd ed.  Iowa Falls: Riverside Book & Bible House; 2004.


For the Reference Section in summary:

The specific scripture passage.  Book, Version.  Edition if applicable.  Place of publication:  Company name; Year.

The super scripted number in the text matches the the number in the Reference Section.  The order of Scripture in the Reference Section should follow the order in which Scripture is discussed in your paper (i.e. #1 in the Reference Section should be the first Scripture passage discussed in your paper).  It is your choice if you create a Reference Section at the end of the paper or as footnotes at the bottom of each page – either is acceptable.

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