“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as fait
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as fait
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice, to undo the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and break every yoke?” – Isaiah 58:6 “Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy” – Proverbs 31:9 We live in an Information Age where data is all around us. Statistics and data literacy can provide us with tools to be better stewards of information. Throughout the semester, you have encountered many ways that statistics is used (and misused) in our lives and society and how data can be harnessed to unearth knowledge, to illuminate injustices, and to tell stories that otherwise remain hidden. This has been a common theme throughout the textbook, our class discussions, and especially in your weekly discussion posts. In this assignment, you will write a reflection paper (400-500 words) synthesizing your thoughts on: stewardship of information in your own life how data and statistics can be used for social good the intersection between these ideas and your current understanding of Biblical themes of justice and shalom Some questions to guide your reflections: How/why does scripture call us to be good stewards? (e.g. see 1 Peter 4:10) What does it mean to be a good steward of something? What does it mean to be a good steward of information? How has your understanding of this changed/evolved as the result of taking this class? What does it look like for you, practically, to be a good steward of information in your own life? How does working towards social good intersect with ideas of Biblical justice and shalom? Why is social good something Christians should be concerned about? What role can data and statistics play in working towards social good, justice, and shalom? How has your understanding of this changed/evolved as the result of taking this class? Why is being a good steward of information important? What are the consequences of bad stewardship of information? Note, you do not need to address all of these questions explicitly

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