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- examine through this academic course by N.T. Wright, professor at St. Andrews University, Scotland, how the 1st Century concept of 'good news' has relevance today
- delineate how the idea of 'God' may mean something different in the modern era in contrast to how the how the word 'God' would have been understood by the New Testament writers.
- describe why the common theme existing is present day Christianity is that the goal is to 'go to heaven'.
- understand the type of king Jesus was in contrast to 1st Century expectations and describe false pictures of what 'the gospel is' as part of a larger problem.
- discern how important the whole concept of 'good news' is by studying N.T. Wright's book, 'Simply Good News'
- Students should acquire the textbook 'Simply Good News' by N.T. Wright (HarperOne, 2015). ISBN: 0062334344.
There is a lot going on in the news these days and it seems to travels quickly! 'News’ is about something that has happened—something as a result of which the world is going to be different. News is also about how other things are going to happen for which we have to get ready.
We invite you to enroll in this short course based on Prof. N.T. Wright's book, Simply Good News. You will instantly get into the heart of the idea of what makes something 'good news'. You will also be brought into the world of the 1st Century writers of the New Testament in order to make more sense of what 'good news' means in our world today. You may wish to acquire Prof. Wright's book, Simply Good News, in whatever format that works for you. This course will be a great introduction to Prof. Wright's book that will allow you to live in a place where 'good news' makes a difference.
- Simply Good News is an introductory course based on the teachings of Prof. N.T. Wright and his book bearing the same title. The student will be guided through the idea of what 'good news' meant to the 1st Century person living in the Roman Empire. The course will also guide the student to understand how that 'good news' is to be understood by readers of the New Testament in the 21st Century.