New Testament

  • The Gospel of Matthew

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    The Gospel of Matthew

    Matthew has some of the most familiar stories of Jesus’ life, making it a great study for beginners. It is also beautifully nuanced which should appeal to those who have spent some time reading and thinking about the scriptures of the New Testament.

  • The Gospel of Mark

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    The Gospel of Mark

    This study will delve into Mark’s storytelling. The Markan Gospel depicts a Jesus of both good news and urgent challenge. The clever author of this book masterfully weaves together episodes that encourage close and attentive reading, especially if we want to understand more about the audience that first heard this…

  • The Gospel of Luke

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    The Gospel of Luke

    The Gospel of Luke is undoubtedly a masterfully woven narrative filled with skillful characterizations and beautiful poetic verse. Contained within its chapters are some of the most theologically significant parables in the Christian community to this day. It is the first of a two volume work comprised of this Gospel…

  • The Gospel of John

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    The Gospel of John

    The Gospel According to John has long been a favorite of Christian readers of scripture. The Gospel's presentation of the life of Jesus is distinctive, the theological perspective is remarkable, and the significance of Christ is couched in a literary form that combines simplicity of expression with consummate literary artistry.

  • Acts of the Apostles

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    Acts of the Apostles

    Written by the same author as the Gospel of Luke, the Acts of the Apostles is a continuation of the story of Jesus' followers.  Luke, traditionally identified as a physician and Paul's traveling companion, makes his reason for writing these volumes quite clear.  In the opening verses of both Luke…

  • Romans

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    Romans

    Paul's letter to the Romans has been enormously influential in the development of Christian faith, Christian theological reflection, and Christian practice.  This course seeks to examine why Paul wrote to the Romans, what he seeks to say to them, and what this means in the context of Jewish-Gentile relations at…

  • 1 Corinthians

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    1 Corinthians

    Paul's often-quoted pastoral letter addresses many issues related to living in Christian community.  Problems facing the Corinthian congregation of the first century are remarkably applicable to life in Christian community in the twenty-first century.  This study offers an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of being in community where members…

  • 2 Corinthians

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    2 Corinthians

    This is a rich letter full of powerful imagery; however, it seems to be a collection of fragments, lacking a theme of a theological argument or addressing a particular issue.  This makes understanding Paul's message to the Corinthians challenging to understand.

  • Galatians and Philippians

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    Galatians and Philippians

    Galatians addresses a time when the early Christian movement was struggling with its identity and mission. Paul is angry and direct in his “advice”. His passionate effort to solve the problems the Galatians are facing is quite evident.

  • 1 and 2 Thessalonians

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    1 and 2 Thessalonians

    These letters are shorter than some Pauline writings and sometimes do not receive the attention that Romans and Corinthians get.  However, the first letter to the Thessalonians is likely the earliest written description of the Christian movement.  Paul was hard at work in his missionary activity and had not yet…

  • Hebrews

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    Hebrews

    Historically, Hebrews is thought of as a letter from Paul and is grouped with his other letters in the New Testament.  However, this assumption has been questioned from as early as the third century.  Equally mysterious is the identity of the audience of this document.  It is clear that Hebrews…

  • Revelation

    Duration: 8 week

    Free

    Revelation

    The Book of Revelation has often been quoted out of context, not necessarily conveying the meaning intended by the early Christian author.  Apocalyptic literature like Revelation is challenging to understand.  This study begins by helping the learner understand the context, origin, and history of this genre in the experience of…

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