5.1 Discipling in the New Testament
New Testament History
(Crown College online MA program)
oral, approximately 30 minutes each
Recorded   Lectures
5.2   The Book of Revelation
1.1  Roman Empire to 1rst Century
1.2  The Jews in the First Century
2.1  The Synoptic Gospels and John
2.2 Reliability of New Testament
     versus Liberal Criticism
4.2  Individual Salvation & New Life
4.1  Justification & Sanctification
3.2   The Book of Acts
3.1  Gospel of Luke
Note:       >>>>>      >>>>>>>
These are the topics the College-issued
syllabus assigned for each lecture, so I
tried to follow their order.
I recognize that they do not really
together constitute a class that would
normally be entitled "NT History."
But one would like to hope that they
might be useful.
Life of Christ
written lectures for online course
at Trinity International University
Biblical Interpretation
written lectures for online course
at Trinity International University
1.  Two cultures, methods, typologies
1.  Course content
2.  Near literary context,  word studies
2. Comparison of 4 Gospels' beginnings;
Mark's Gospel;  Why the Incarnation?
4.  Was Jesus the Messiah? His childhood
and adulthood;  Luke's Gospel
3.  OT hope for a Davidic Messiah;
Matthew's Gospel
3.  Literal/literary, universalizing principle
4.  Genres of the New Testament
5. "Son of Man"; Conflict and Condemnation;
John's Gospel
6. The Resurrection:  to Infinity and Beyond
5.  Bridge to the Older Testament
go to :
Inspector Clouseau:
"Does your dog bite?"
One of the great challenges of an adjunct professor,  especially with online courses,
is pitting your mind against the razor sharp  intellect  of a younger student
One reads answers (to assignment questions) that are   . . .   challenging,   eye-opening,   new,  & creative
Sometimes I wish they all knew the First Law of
Critical Thinking :

"Always check and confirm your assumptions"

(As illustrated by Peter Sellers below . . .)
The thing about going to college
after you've been out of school for awhile
is that  ' you don't really
need  to be in school,'
because your mind is already filled
with so much experience and knowledge . . . .
Despite all the obstacles, many do graduate
Apostle Paul's Epistles
excerpts from notes for lectures
at Trinity International University
1.  Galatians,  1 & 2 Thessalonians
2.  1 & 2 Corinthians
3.  Romans   &   Philippians
4. Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon
5.  1 & 2 Timothy,  Titus
Map of Paul's journeys with sites
from which each letter written
Religions of Asia
powerpoints & short lectures
at University of Phoenix
Introduction to Religion Studies
Classic Hinduism  
The Buddha: a lapsed Hindu
Buddhism    .ppt
Backgrounds to Chinese Religious Thought
Hinduism Today
.ppt presentation by student team
The Tao & Confucius
Tao, Confucius,  & Shinto
Confucius say,  " . . .  "
General Epistles of the New Testament
Background of the later NT period
Summary of epistles' contents
Notes on   How to Write    
An Exegesis Paper
Syllabus for Trinity course on
Later New Testament Epistles
Early chapters of Genesis . . . .
"REALLY?!   You're that smart?"

Click to hear the answer
6.  An exercise in noticing and using
previous context to interpret a given text
7. Published article showing necessity of also
taking into account post-passage context
6.  Historical background
(Instructor's notes for class)
David and His Relationships with Others

12 one hour discussion formats
Week 1 David & His Dad
Wk 2 First Job;  First Boss
Wk 3 Things Get Worse
            at Work
Wk 4 Saul & Jonathan
Their Different Characters
Wk 5 Jonathon & David    
Wk 6 Outlaws & Anarchists
Wks 7 & 8  Women in David's Life
Wk 9  Sons & Daughters
Wk 10  Sons Who Would Be King
Wk 11  Solomon: A Son to Carry On
Wk 12  Good Friends & Bad Friends
Lombard Bible
The Early Churches'  Use of Books
we call "The New Testament"