Two-thirds of the Bible is made up of the Old Testament. Understanding the lenses by which one reads Biblical literature is important to understanding the deeper meaning of this collection of books.
Youth Minister will:
• Articulate their own understanding of on-going authority of the Old Testament for Christian faith and practice.
• Critique interpretive issues related to history, geography and ethical questions.
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Brian D. Russell (Ph.D) serves as Professor of Biblical Studies and Dean of the School of Urban Ministries at Asbury Seminary. His most recent book (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade 2015) interprets the Bible as a guide for the mission of the Church. Brian has worked with the Youth Ministry Institute for over a decade and is passionate about inspiring and coaching others to become compelling and confident communicators of the Bible’s good news for the world.
Dr. Russell received his Ph.D. from Union Presbyterian School of Christian Education in 2002, a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1994 and Bachelor of Arts for the University of Akron in 1991. He teaches the Old Testament and New Testament Core Theology courses for the Youth Ministry Institute.
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