Pastor Steve's Class

Pastor Steve's Sunday School Class:

       Currently teaching three Classes:

1. Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM. The "Minor" Prophets: The book of the Twelve. This is an introductory looks at the shorter prophetic books that come after Daniel in the Biblical order at the end of the Old Testament. Schecule:

4/1 Hosea

4/8 Joel

4/15 Amos

4/22 Off

4/29 Obadiah

5/6 Jonah

5/13 Micah

5/20 Nahum

5/27 Habakkuk

6/3 Zephaniah

6/10 Haggai

6/17 Zechariah

6/24 Malachi

 

The Sunday Evening class meets at 5:30-6:30 and we are currently reading 'The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity' by Robert Louis Wilken. RLW is Professor of the History of Christianity Emeritus at the University of Virginia, and a former President of the American Academy of Religion.

Carlos Eire says of it,  "A marvelous and unique survey, learned and authoritative, yet also a perfect introduction to the early history of Christianity. Robert Wilken redraws many boundaries, expanding horizons, summarizing and analyzing with consummate skill. This beautifully written book sets new standards on multiple levels, and should stand for a long time as the benchmark by which all other surveys are measured."

 

Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 We began a more in depth study of the Book of Genesis on April 2.  The theology of Genesis can be studied on three levels. The first level of study focuses on its message in and of itself. This is the attempt to determine what the meaning of the book is apart from its place in the larger canon of Scripture, and particularly relates to the question of what it might have meant to its original readers. The second level of study concerns the theology of Genesis within the Old Testament canon. This relates to how the rest of the Old Testament looks back to Genesis and draws upon its theology. The third level of study looks at the theology of Genesis from the New Testament perspective. This relates to how Genesis feeds into the Christian faith.