Faith Working Through Love

Discover how Biblical wisdom can help you find meaning in your work
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (643 ratings)
9,855 students
Faith Working Through Love
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (644 ratings)
9,857 students
Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of how one's everyday work life intersects faith in King Jesus.
Students will find out how the various cultures surrounding the Christians would have viewed them and how important work was viewed in the ancient world.
Students will understand the various problems that arise when a new 'family', called the 'people of God', begin to live in the light of a Gospel of grace and love.

Requirements

  • A recent translation of the Bible
  • A curious mind
Description

We are all engaged in some kind of work, whether it comes with a paycheck or not. Regardless of the kind of work you do, from bussing tables, to taking care of your home and family, to managing a business, chances are you want to find meaning in your endeavors.

In this intriguing online course, Professor N.T. Wright examines a series of Biblical texts that discuss how Christians should consider the work they do. As you’re guided through Old and New Testament teachings, you’ll discover concrete actions you can take to live out the fullness of being in the image of God, and become an agent for positive change in a broken society.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in creating a more meaningful life through Biblical wisdom
  • Clergy looking for resources or inspiration to enhance their sermons and other work in the church, as well as their personal ongoing spiritual journey
  • Fans of N.T. Wright interested in Professor Wright’s insights on bringing more spirituality to their work life
Curriculum
2 sections • 19 lectures • 1h 7m total length
  • Welcome to N.T. Wright Online
  • Introduction with Prof. N.T. Wright
  • Titus 3:1-11 KNT
  • Reading of Titus 3:1-11 by Prof. N.T. Wright
  • Session One: The Transformative Power of the Gospel for Faithful Living
  • Comprehension Assessment: Session One
  • Practice Exercises #1: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
  • Philippians 1:27-30; 2:14-18; 3:20-4:1; 4:4-9 KNT
  • Reading of Philippians KNT by Prof. N.T. Wright
  • Session Two: Modeling Faithfulness in the World
  • Comprehension Assessment: Session Two
  • Practice Exercises #2: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
  • Romans 12 KNT
  • Reading of Romans 12 by Prof. N.T. Wright
  • Session Three: The Transfomative Power of Worship for Faithful Living
  • Comprehension Assessment: Session Three
  • Practice Exercises #3: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 KNT
  • Reading of 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 by Prof. N.T. Wright
  • Session Four: Modeling Faithfulness in the Church
  • Comprehension Assessment: Session Four
  • Practice Exercises #4: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
  • Bonus Lecture

Instructors
Professor
N.T. Wright
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 19,033 Reviews
  • 95,970 Students
  • 32 Courses

N.T Wright received his BA, MA and PHD from Oxford University. He taught New Testament at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities 1978-1993. He was Dean of Lichfield, then Canon of Westminster, then Bishop of Durham (Church of England), 1994-2010. Since 2010 Prof. Wright has been Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has published over 75 books and hundreds of articles. Prof. Wright recently received the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy for services to New Testament scholarship. He enjoys writing, lecturing, mentoring students and an occasional round of golf. He delights in spending time with his family in the midst of a busy schedule of writing and traveling.

David P. Seemuth
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 19,033 Reviews
  • 95,970 Students
  • 32 Courses

David Seemuth has a Ph.D. from Marquette University in the field of Religious Studies with an emphasis on New Testament Theology. He has taught at the graduate level for over 25 years at numerous universities and seminaries. He also has 16 years of on-line teaching experience. His passion is to see that people not only understand the Scripture, but also apply them to daily life.

Teaching Assistant
Jennifer Loop
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 18,963 Reviews
  • 95,376 Students
  • 30 Courses

Jennifer Loop is currently a doctoral student at Durham University. She is the Content Developer for the Wisconsin Center for Christian Study, and plays a critical role in the online education, both organizational and theological, by guiding the online student experience. Jennifer enjoys engaging with a ‘virtual community’ of diverse students and learners to explore how theology, faith and practice intersect.