We will be hosting our Old Testament Class April 25 and 26. This class is taught by Carol Miles. This course introduces participants to the content of the Old Testament and to the task of interpreting the Old Testament for contemporary Christian congregations. This is a wonderful class for Elders, Deacons, Christian Educator and anyone who whats to understand this wonderful Book of ours better.
You can sign up for this class or any other of our dozen classes at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-435-4264
MA, Univeristy of Southern California,
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Miles has served in ministry to youth, university students, and young adults for three decades. An abiding interest in theological education led Dr. Miles to teaching positions in the Southwest and the Midwest first, as Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, TX, and subsequently as Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, in St. Paul, MN. She served as the Executive Director and Pastor to Westminster House at Berkeley and Presently is teaching Preaching at the Lutheran Seminary in Berkeley
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BIBLE: OLD TESTAMENT
Instructor: Carol Miles 925) 817-9396 email@example.com
This course introduces participants to the content of the Old Testament and to the task of interpreting the Old Testament for contemporary Christian congregations. Questions of the Old Testament’s abiding authority for the church are addressed, and attention is given to the way its major literary forms (narrative, law, prophecy, psalm, wisdom saying) uniquely bear witness to the gospel of God.
The Bible – NRSV Study Bible (Harper Collins or Oxford)
Jeff S. Anderson, The Old Testament: Its Story and History (available as an e-book on lulu.com, or in paperback from amazon), 2011
Ellen F. Davis, Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament, Cowley Publications, 2001
Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggeman, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Petersen, eds., A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, 2nd ed., Abingdon Press, 2005
Walter Brueggeman and Walter C. Kaiser, eds., The New Interpreter’s Bible Old Testament Survey, Abingdon Press, 2006
- Attendance at both class sessions.
- Completion of all required readings.
- A final assignment TBA. DUE: May 15, 2014.
In order to receive a passing grade for the class, ALL work must be completed and turned in no later than May 28, 2014.
Prior to the first class session, please read the two required texts (Anderson and Davis) and come prepared to discuss what you consider to be the problems and possibilities of teaching and preaching the Old Testament in your current congregation.