All classes 9:30 a.m. in the Assembly Room unless otherwise noted
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Lenten Practices in the Early Church
9:15 a.m., Assembly Room
Today churches follow different Lenten practices, but in antiquity historians find even more diversity. How did the Christian liturgical cycles come to include a forty-day period of Lent? What was the purpose of Lent? What does Lent have to do with Holy Week and Pascha?
Mary K. Farag earned her Ph.D. in Ancient Christianity at Yale University and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Early Christian Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. She has published articles on late antique liturgical and monastic practices of Egypt.
March 10 – April 17
9:30 a.m., Assembly Room
Join us for study and discussion of texts from the Gospel of Luke in which Jesus responds to questions from his followers and those he meets as he makes his way to Jerusalem. We’ll explore how Jesus teaches, challenges, and comforts in his answers. While the small groups will be studying the same passages, the adult education class will allow for a deeper dive into the historical, social, and theological context of these passages in the Gospel of Luke.
Shane Berg, Vice President of Communication and External Relations at Princeton Theological Seminary, earned his M.Div. degree from there and his PhD in New Testament and Ancient Christianity from Yale University. In his teaching and research, Dr. Berg strives to read the New Testament faithfully and well by paying special attention to its context in ancient Jewish thought and culture.
Click the passage for the week to read it on BibleGateway.
“Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”
“Who is my neighbor?”
“Do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself?”
“Lord, will only a few be saved?”
“When is the kingdom of God coming?”
“What must I do to inherit eternal life?”