Spring Schedule

SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE

And now, the final AMEN. Let's do this. The last week. Finish strong! Same pattern as we've been doing. 

Link to Monday lecture (from Mon., April 20th): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Tuesday, April 21st, by 11:59pm): RP26 On FoxTALE

Link to Friday panel (from Friday, April 24th): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Saturday, April 25th, by 11:59pm): RP27 On FoxTALE

Monday: AMEN (lecture)

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Wednesday: AMEN (readings)

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Friday: AMEN (panel)

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THE FINAL EXAM

Our final exam will come in two parts—the first part, which is mandatory, worth 20 points, and then an optional 30-point add on. Thus, we are honoring our Syllabus by making the exam worth 50 points at maximum, but for those who choose not to do the optional part, you can do the 20-point first part and be done. All of the details are on FoxTALE, right at the top of the page!

FINAL EXAM: Tuesday–Thursday

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Week 1: SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE (January 13, 15, 17)

We now reach a strange turn in the story: Jesus suffers. What does this mean for Christians? How are Christians supposed to think about suffering—specifially in a Christian way? 

New for this Spring: Please watch the video here by Dr. Doak and Dr. Payne!

New Book: Everyone needs to purchase the following book, which we'll be reading in full and discussing in section (you need to have your own copy, in hard copy, and with you in person in section every week): N. T. Wright, Simply Jesus (publisher's website; click here to watch a brief interview with the author to get you excited for reading this book!)

Last fall's schedule tab: the Fall version of the Schedule has not been deleted—rather, it is linked here for your reference (see also under the Resources tab)

Monday: SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE (lecture)

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Wednesday: SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE (section)

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Friday: SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE (panel)

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Week 2: WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED, AND WAS BURIED; HE DESCENDED TO THE DEAD (January 22, 24)

We continue our discussion of suffering and death. Jesus not only suffers—he actually, literally dies. Why does Jesus have to die? Why does the Creed feature this language of descent to the dead?  

This week is different from our normal pattern:
(1) No class on Monday, for MLK Day
(2) Lecture in Bauman on Wednesday; no section meeting this week. 
(3) Panel in Bauman as usual on Friday. All readings due by Friday, 11:00am.  

Everyone needs to purchase the following book, which we'll be reading in full and discussing in section starting next week Wednesday (you need to have your own copy, in hard copy, and with you in person in section every week): N. T. Wright, Simply Jesus (publisher's website; click here to watch a brief interview with the author to get you excited for reading this book! And here is a link to a PDF of the first three chapters.)

Monday: WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED, AND WAS BURIED; HE DESCENDED TO THE DEAD (no class)

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Wednesday: WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED, AND WAS BURIED; HE DESCENDED TO THE DEAD (lecture)

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Friday: WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED, AND WAS BURIED; HE DESCENDED TO THE DEAD (panel)

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Week 3: ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN (January 27, 29, 31)

Here is a central Christian proclaimation: He is risen! Would Jews in Jesus' time have expected anyone to rise from the dead? Do we have actual evidence that Jesus did rise from the dead, aside from early Christians proclaiming it?

Monday: ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN (lecture)

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Wednesday: ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN (section)

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Friday: ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN (panel)

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Week 4: ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN (February 3, 5, 7)

These creedal words are so important that we're going at it another week!

Monday: ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN (lecture)

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Wednesday: ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN (section)

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Friday: ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN (debate)

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Week 5: HE WILL COME TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (February 10, 12, 14)

This week we're talking about judgment: Jesus has gone into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father, but he's not done with the world. What images of God's judgment do we see in the Bible? And what role does reptentance play?

NOTE: This week, we'll meet in Bauman Auditorium on Wednesday, not Friday; there is no class on Friday, for a special university holiday, and there will be no section meeting this week. Be prepared, however, for your section leaders to reach out to you to connect over coffee or some other way during the coming weeks! Readings for this week will be due on Wednesday by 11:00am.

Monday: HE WILL COME TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (lecture)

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Wednesday: HE WILL COME TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (debate)

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Friday: HE WILL COME TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (no class)

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Week 6: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (February 17, 19, 21)

We're back to where the Creed began, with the words "I believe." Though we've occassionally mentioned the third member of the Trinity, the "Holy Spirit," it's now time to be much more systematic and explicit. Who is the Holy Spirit? Do we need a Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spririt do?

NOTE: This week, we'll meet in Bauman Auditorium on Wednesday, not Friday; there is no class on Friday, because Bauman is not available to us, and there will be no section meeting this week. Be prepared, however, for your section leaders to reach out to you to connect over coffee or some other way during the coming weeks! Readings for this week will be due on Wednesday by 11:00am.

Monday: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (lecture)

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Wednesday: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (debate)

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Friday: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (no class)

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Week 7: THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH (February 24, 26, 28)

What do Christians mean when they affirm, in the Creed, that they believe in the "holy catholic church"? Do they mean Catholics as a particular denomination? Or something else? And what is "the Church," anyway? Is it really "holy"? In addition, this week will kick off the first in a series of lectures that will give us an overview of the history of the Christian Church, from the time right after Jesus all the way up to the year 2020!

NOTE: This week, we'll meet in Bauman Auditorium on Wednesday, not Friday; there is no class on Friday, because Bauman is not available to us, and there will be no section meeting this week. Be prepared, however, for your section leaders to reach out to you to connect over coffee or some other way during the coming weeks! Readings for this week will be due on Wednesday by 11:00am.

Monday: THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH (lecture)

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Wednesday: THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH (panel)

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Friday: THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH (no class)

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Week 8: THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH (March 2, 4, 6)

We're doing another week on the phrase "holy catholic church"! It's such a good phrase. And we continue our series of lectures that will give us an overview of the history of the Christian Church, from the time right after Jesus all the way up to the year 2020!

OUR MID-TERM EXAM IS THIS WEDNESDAY (BAUMAN AUDITORIUM!). Please bring something to write with and something to write on, as needed. See the THEO STUDY GUIDE for all notes and details. 

NOTE: This week, we'll meet in Bauman Auditorium on Wednesday, not Friday; there is no class on Friday, because Bauman is not available to us, and there will be no section meeting this week. Readings for this week will be due on Friday, end of day (and note that the exam only covers Weeks 1–7, not this week). 
--> This is the last week of the semester that we're doing this Monday-Wednesday thing in Bauman, however. Next week, we return to section on Wednesdays and the panel/debate on Fridays!

Monday: THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH (lecture)

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Wednesday: THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH (*exam*)

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Friday: THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH (no class)

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Week 9: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS (March 9, 11, 13)

***THEO 102 HAS NOW GONE COMPLETELY ONLINE! We'll update this main section here each week, as well as the pop-up boxes below for Monday and Friday, with links to the video and FoxTALE "Reaction Paper" (quiz) links. 

Link to Friday debate on the Reformation (from Fri., March 13th):
ON APPLE PODCASTS
ON SPOTIFY
On YouTube as video (still uploading as of 2:15pm on Friday; may take some time)

Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Sat., March 14th, by 11:59pm):
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FOXTALE PAGE REACTION PAPER QUIZ (you'll have to sign in to FoxTALE)

What is the "communion of saints"? We continue our "church history bootcamp" on into the modern period this week! The so-called Protestant Reformation, started in the early 1500s, changed world history and the way Christians view their faith in profound ways. Why did people like Martin Luther protest the Catholic Church? 

Monday: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS (lecture)

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Wednesday: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS (section)

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Friday: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS (debate)

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Week 10: COMMUNION OF SAINTS (March 16, 18, 20)

***THEO 102 HAS NOW GONE COMPLETELY ONLINE! We'll update this main section here each week, as well as the pop-up boxes below for Monday and Friday, with links to the video and FoxTALE "Reaction Paper" (quiz) links. 

Link to Monday lecture (from Mon., March 16th): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Tuesday, March 17th, by 11:59pm): On FoxTALE

Link to Friday debate (from Friday, March 20th): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Saturday, March 21st, by 11:59pm): On FoxTALE

We're sticking with "the communion of the saints," to continue understanding what happened to the Church throughout history. This week, we're taking it all the way up to the year 2020!

Monday: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS (lecture)

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Wednesday: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS (no section)

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Friday: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS (debate)

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Week 11: SPRING BREAK (March 23, 25, 27)

This week is (the actual) Spring Break. No class, and no readings. We're going to finish strong, still fully online, for our last four weeks after the break—see you Monday, March 30th!

Monday: SPRING BREAK (no class)

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Wednesday: SPRING BREAK (no class)

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Friday: SPRING BREAK (no class)

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Week 12: FORGIVENESS OF SINS (March 30, April 1, 3)

The concept of forgiveness is one of Christianity's biggest and most influential ideas. And it's not just an "concept," but a way of life.

THEO 102 IS NOW COMPLETELY ONLINE! We'll update this main section here each week, as well as the pop-up boxes below for Monday and Friday, with links to the video and FoxTALE "Reaction Paper" (quiz) links. Pay special attention to the Reaction Paper (RP) due dates. 

Link to Monday lecture (from Mon., March 30th): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Tuesday, March 31st, by 11:59pm): RP20 On FoxTALE

Link to Friday panel (from Friday, April 3rd): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Saturday, April 4th, by 11:59pm): RP21 On FoxTALE

Monday: FORGIVENESS OF SINS (lecture)

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Wednesday: FORGIVENESS OF SINS (readings)

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Friday: FORGIVENESS OF SINS (panel)

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Week 13: RESURRECTION OF THE BODY (April 6, 8, 10)

Christians do not believe that God created the material world merely to destroy it. Nor do we believe that our bodies are being left behind, either! But what can this mean—for Christians to affirm, in the words of the Creed: "I believe...in the resurrection of the body"?

Link to Monday lecture (from Mon., April 6th): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Tuesday, April 7th, by 11:59pm): RP22 On FoxTALE

Link to Friday debate (from Friday, April 10th): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Saturday, April 11th, by 11:59pm): RP23 On FoxTALE

Monday: RESURRECTION OF THE BODY (lecture)

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Wednesday: RESURRECTION OF THE BODY (readings)

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Friday: RESURRECTION OF THE BODY (panel)

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Week 14: THE LIFE EVERLASTING (April 13, 15, 17)

We continue discussing themes of resurrection and the body, and contemplate what it might mean to have everlasting life!

Link to Monday lecture (from Mon., April 13th): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Tuesday, April 14th, by 11:59pm): RP24 On FoxTALE

Link to Friday debate (from Friday, April 17th): On Apple, Spotify, and YouTube video
Link to the "Reaction Paper" (quiz) on FoxTALE (due Saturday, April 18th, by 11:59pm): RP25 On FoxTALE

Monday: THE LIFE EVERLASTING (lecture)

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Wednesday: THE LIFE EVERLASTING (reading)

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Friday: THE LIFE EVERLASTING (debate)

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