Christian Foundations - NT

Spring 2016 Online

Welcome!

I am looking forward to beginning this journey with you all as we dive into our course: Christian Foundations - New Testament. Surveying the entire New Testament in seven weeks is no small feat. Our studies this session will be covering the key writings that have shaped the course of human history, many of which easily warrant their own thorough exploration.


While we will be using a variety of learning resources in this course, including video lectures and textbook readings, our weekly discussions will highly impact what you will take away from this experience. The online discussions will be our greatest opportunity to integrate what we are learning into our own lives. This is also where the words of the Biblical texts can begin to really come alive for us in new and exciting ways through rich conversation and dialogue.


My desire is for this course to be a safe environment for all of us, no matter what our experience with the Scriptures or our relationship with Christ has been up until this point. Whether this is your first time reading the New Testament or your one hundredth, one of my favorite aspects of the Bible is that there are always new insights to be gleaned; especially when we are studying them in a group and we open ourselves up to challenging and learning from each other. I trust that after this seven-week course, we will have all gained new insights and a richer understanding of the New Testament writings.


If you haven't already done so, please start by working through the Jessup Online Student Orientation. Next, download the course syllabus and take the time to read it carefully (note especially the topics and goals for each week as well as the assignments). Then tell us something about yourself in the Introductions Forum. After you have completed these tasks, you're ready for Week 1!


If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.


Sincerely,

Jessica Charney