Scripture II: Witness to Christ of the First Communities
Welcome to your fourth course in Lay Mission Project, and your second course in Scripture. Building upon what has come before, the purpose of this course is to trace the development of the early Christian witness as it transitions from oral to written form. Beginning with the accounts of Luke, given in both the Gospel and the Book of Acts, and then turning to the tradition of epistle-writing, we will investigate the ways in which the Good News was adapted to new contexts, cultures, and languages.
To lead us through this course, we are privileged to have with us Sherri Brown, professor of New Testament Studies at Creighton University in Omaha, NE, Scripture scholar and author.
To accompany the online component of the course, you will need a copy of the following:
- The Bible
- Francis J. Moloney, SDB: Reading the New Testament in the Church: A Primer for Pastors, Religious Educators, and Believers.
- Sherri Brown: Faith, Christ, and Paul’s Theology of Salvation History (download below)
In order to accommodate your calendar, lessons are made available earlier than needed.
Here is a list of the lessons covered at each discussion:
Discussion 1: Lesson 1
Discussion 2: Lessons 2 and 3
Discussion 3: Lessons 4 and 5
Discussion 4: Lesson 6