Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Community Church of the Pelhams.
Rev. Dr. Asayo Okumura Thomas from the Community Church of the Pelhams will teach a exciting class on the BeADisciple.com learning platform: “A New New Testament.” The course will start September 13 and run for two weeks. Most of the course is self-guided, but there is a robust thought sharing and response by participants on the platform, and an occasional live online discussion time.
Her course introduces you to the ancient texts written as early as the Gospel of Matthew and the letter to the Ephesians, which are both included in the New Testament canon. But many many ancient writings did not get selected for the New Testament. Why might we want to study these unfamiliar writings? As the author of A NEW NEW TESTAMENT, Hal Taussig writes, “The first reason we want to study a new New Testament about the traditional New Testament is to know what is outside it, we must know what is outside it, and the second reason is that concerning the traditional New Testament is to know what is inside it, we must know what is outside it.”
Reading these ancient texts will provide you a joyful richness of experience!
Rev. Dr. Asayo Thomas is the Assistant Minister for Spiritual Development at the Community Church. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from New York Theological Seminary.
Go to the BeADisciple.com website and look for IFD330 – “Exploring a new New Testament: Sept 13 – 27, 2021” to register.