Spring Online Course Registration
April 26, 2020 to May 4, 2020
"Sharing Suffering and Comfort with the Ancient Church”
Instructor: Dr. Bob Lay
6 Zoom Sessions: Tuesdays 7 - 8 PM (Starting on 5/5)
Think of our current season of pandemic as a season of shared suffering with the church universal. The world inhabited by our ancient Christian forebears was one of persecution and pandemic. Two plagues in particular struck the ancient Church. The Antonine Plague, named for the reigning Roman Emperor, raged for 15 years (from AD 165-180) and killed millions. And the Plague of Cyprian, named for the Church father who described it, lasted more than 20 years (AD 250 to 271) and killed untold numbers. These disasters befell a Church already burdened by persecution. How was the Church’s faith sustained in the face of such tribulation? This course examines the faith of the ancient Church in its historical context, in six sessions. Register for the course below.
Bob Lay’s Bio
Known as “Dr. Bob” to his students, Robert (Bob) Lay loves the Lord and enjoys good coffee and theology. During his fifteen-year tenure as Professor in the Dept. of Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, and Philosophy at Taylor University in Indiana (1995-2010), he developed a passion for the legacy and writings of the church fathers. In 2009 he published Readings in Historical Theology with Kregel Press, and this past year The Ancient Witnesses, A Journey to Discover Our Sacred Roots with TUMI Press. He has earned degrees in Biblical Studies, Education, and Theology. Dr. Bob now leads The Urban Ministry Institute of Los Angeles, which equips men and women for ministry among the urban poor. He has been a member of NewStory from the very beginning.
"How to Study God’s Word"
Instructor: Pastor Stephen Han
5 Zoom Sessions: Tuesdays 8 - 9 PM (Starting on 5/5)
This is absolutely crucial to your Christian walk. Whether you are a new believer or a veteran ministry leader, if you want to grow deeper in your Christian faith, you must know and apply God’s Word. This course will offer a hands-on approach that shows how to get into Scripture — how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it — so that your life can be shaped by God’s Word. Throughout the course, you will practice newly acquired Bible study skills to make the Bible come alive in a personal way that every insight you gain will be yours for life. In addition to weekly zoom sessions, you will get to watch video sessions taught by Dr. Howard Hendricks (one of the best profs on this subject) to make this learning experience unforgettable. Take advantage of this “Stay at Home” season by diving into God’s Word together. Register below.