Date posted: Mar 16, 2018
featuring video with Fr. Michael Himes
The Christian story—the metanarrative of salvation history—is shaped by biblical figures that continue to inspire us, guide our faith, and ground our hope and our lives as believers. Inspired by the Jesse Tree, this course unpacks the Advent theme of hope as lived out by our forebears in faith. Using Scripture, videos with Fr. Michael Himes, and essays by the late Fr. Raymond Brown and Dr. Colleen Griffith, we look at some of the people in Matthew’s genealogy and others—people of hope who readied the way for Jesus and for us. With these stories in view, participants are invited to reflect on what it means to embrace and live out Christian hope today.
Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.
Getting Started Week: A Cloud of Witnesses
Week 1: Deep Remembering with the Gospel of Matthew
Week 2: Living into Hope with Friends of God and Prophets
All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed:
All materials are available on the course site. Links to an online Bible are provided, but participants may also wish to have their own Bible available in hardcopy.
A participant can expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Content Scholars: The late Rev. Raymond Brown, S.S. (text), Dr. Colleen M. Griffith (text), and Rev. Michael J. Himes (video)