One thing that stood out to me from this course is the reminder that God is relational and active in our lives. He isn’t a “clockmaker” God that the Hellenistic worldview conjured. He’s a living God who plays an active role in our affairs. Personally, I have the tendency to forget that God is particularly interested in me—as well as every other individual. I often “systematize” my theology and political opinions, and I forget that each individual has their own lived experiences and relationship with God. Being reminded that the Hebraic God, the one we worship in the Christian faith, is a personal one who loves and cares about all his creation equally will encourage me to love my neighbors, friends and family more as a result of taking this course.