In the north woods of Wisconsin, at HoneyRock Camp, I will be using experiential education to teach Gap Year students about the grand narrative of the Bible. From creating a gigantic map on which to mark historical events to hiking through the woods to grasp concepts of "place" we are bound to have a ton of fun. This is in partnership with Wheaton College.
In partnership with Jerusalem University College.
The Institute of Biblical Context is holding a national conference. I am excited to be among the presenters, but very excited to be able to hang out with all the other presenters who speak my language! Studying the gospels in their geographical, historical, and religious context. It is going to be fantastic.
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Each Sunday in April we will be studying the continuation of the biblical narrative from the end of the book of Malachi through the whole New Testament. We will begin with a look at the significance of understanding Intertestamental history (events occurring between the narratives of the Old and New Testaments) and progress through the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistles.
Every Sunday night in February we will be meeting together to study the context and narrative of the Old Testament. We will look at maps, talk about the agricultural calendar, see many photographs of the land of Israel/Palestine.
Required reading prior to the first class in February is Sandra Richter's Epic of Eden.
This seminar, held over two afternoons, will give you an understanding of the tremendous changes that took place in the Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern world between what we call the “Old Testament” and the “New Testament”. Using this information, we will have a better understanding of both the world of Jesus and the gospels, and the wider world early Christians lived in and sought to influence with the gospel message.