Exploring the Letters to the Churches

For this report assume you are an investigative reporter for the Roman newsvellum called, Textus Roma. The editor has tasked you with writing a story on the epistles being written and circulated to faith communities (churches) by apostles of the man called Jesus. Use traditional reporting practices that tell who, what, when, where, why, and how these writings are intended to impact their targeted audiences.

For your sources cite the biblical text, the course textbook, and other sources you might consult. Because this is a news story, direct quotations should be limited to the actual dialogue statements found in the biblical text. Cite the biblical Book and Chapter as you unfold your news story–you do not need to cite the specific Bible verse except for the direct quotations. Be sure to give your news story a descriptive headline (title). The New Testament passages to consult is Chapter 1 of any five of the following:

1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
1 Timothy
1 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
You can find these passages online by visiting www.BibleGateway.com and entering the Book name and the number 1 as your search words (e.g., 1 Corinthians 1). Use any translation you prefer, but the NIV is recommended for this Report.

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