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Upcoming Courses

Music and Singing
in Online Prayer Services

The Apostle Paul instructs the church to “address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart" (Ephesians 5:19). In this workshop, we will explore ways to incorporate music and singing into online prayer services. We will review best practices in proctoring worship videos, spotlighting solo musicians, conducting group singing, and leading liturgical readings.

Music and Singing

Workshop

Monday, May 6, 2024

11:00am-12:00pm New York City time

Instructor: Jonathan J. Armstrong

Sacred Pathways

In his wisdom, God created imbedded humanity with unique temperaments and personalities. As a result, the Christian Church cannot advocate a one-size-fits-all spirituality. In this course students will have the opportunity to read and discuss Gary Thomas’s book, Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul’s Path to God, a work that discusses nine temperaments and how they can help Christians better understand personally approaching God.

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6-Week Book Study

Wednesdays, October 16-November 20, 2024

8:00-9:00am New York City time

Facilitator: Matthew Dereck

Introduction to Prayer

Learning to pray is the proper starting point for the study of theology. This course is designed to give class participants a basic introduction to the practice and theology of prayer in the Christian tradition. Course sessions will explore the theological framework of prayer and study the prayers of the Bible as a pattern for our own prayers. Following this class, students will be able to evaluate the dynamics of their personal prayer lives and be prepared to lead corporate prayer services.

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6-Week Lecture Series

Wednesdays, January 8-February 12, 2025

8:00-9:00am New York City time

Instructor: Matthew Dereck

Saint Boniface:
Apostle to the Germans

Saint Boniface (ca. 675-754), born in Southern England as "Winfrid," became the most significant early missionary to the people of Germany. He is sometimes credited with creating the vision for the "Holy Roman Empire" of the medieval period and the notion of a "Christian Europe." In this Benefit Lecture, we will explore the sites and artifacts of his missionary work and reflect on the question of his enduring legacy.

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Benefit Lecture

Thursday, May 9, 2024

2:00-3:00pm New York City time

Instructor: Jonathan J. Armstrong

Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
His Life and Theology

Dietrich Bonhoeffer stands as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century, and yet his life and theology are still something of an enigma. Hanged at the age of only 39 on April 9, 1945, for his part in a conspiracy to assassinate Adolph Hitler, Bonhoeffer is remembered for his versatile and brilliant contributions to our understanding of the unity of the church, the significance of grace in a secular age, and the practice of Christian community.

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6-Week Lecture Series

Thursdays, September 12-October 17, 2024

2:00-3:00pm New York City time

Instructor: Jonathan J. Armstrong

The Land of the Bible

Those who have had the privilege of traveling to Israel read the Bible with fresh eyes when they return. In this lecture series, we will explore the geography of the biblical lands, including the migrations of the patriarchs, the preaching tours of Jesus, and the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul.

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6-Week Lecture Series

Wednesdays, May 7-June 11, 2025

2:00-3:00pm New York City time

Instructor: Jonathan J. Armstrong

The History of the Book
in the Biblical Era

The Bible is a collection of books. To most, this won’t be a surprise But how did the Bible come to be a collection of "books," and what do we know about books and book culture in the Biblical world? In this lecture, Brian Donnelly-Lewis will talk about the technology of writing in the years of the Bible, the tools of the trade and the contexts in which books were held and used. Tracing the transformation of book culture, we can see the deep impact that writing and reading had on the Bible until this day.

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Benefit Lecture

Saturday, June 21, 2024

11:00am-12:00pm New York City time

Instructor: Brian Donnelly-Lewis

The Learning Cycle

This workshop on curriculum design is adapted from "The Learning Cycle" by Muriel and Duane Elmer (Intervarsity Press, 2020). In this presentation, we will learn how to structure curriculum so that those we teach remember, value, and are changed by the lessons we give.

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Workshop

Monday, November 11, 2024

2:00-3:00pm New York City time

Instructor: Jonathan J. Armstrong

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