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FPU offers Psalms Course in 2021
January 12, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
You are invited to a virtual study of the book of Psalms with Lynn Jost, Professor of Old Testament at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, in Spring 2021.
“We and our communities are facing times of nearly unprecedented uncertainty,” Jost says. “I have found this to be taxing for my own spiritual life, for energy to do my work well, and for connecting at a deep level with people from my faith community. I believe the book of Psalms is uniquely suited for addressing and empowering ministry in times like this. I hope you will join me and Tim Sullivan and other learners in the study of the Psalms. Credit is available. Auditing is welcome.”
This course is a study of the book of Psalms with attention to literary analysis, the use of the Psalter as a text of study and inspiration for the church and a guide to personal and corporate prayer.
The course will pursue three major agendas:
- As a graduate course in biblical studies, this course will address literary issues and critical questions. Students will engage scholarly work to explore the psalms as classical scriptural literature.
- As a practical course for pastors and teachers, the course will give opportunity to develop skills in preaching and teaching the scriptures to congregational gatherings.
- As a seminary course for believers in need of a growing relationship with God, the course invites participants to use the psalms for personal and corporate prayer.
The course will meet via Zoom on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST (1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. CST) beginning Jan. 12, 2021, through May 4, 2021. It is available for 1, 2 or 3 units of credit or as an audit. Click here to view the course syllabus.
The audit fee is $110 per unit and will be waived for all MB pastoral staff. Those interested in auditing the course should fill out this application form and submit to Jost via email.
Send an email to Lynn Jost for more information.