In this introductory podcast preparatory to teach the New Testament in Sunday School, I:
- Review the Sunday School lessons and approach
- Explain the format of Engaging Gospel Doctrine this year
- Provide recommendations for devotional New Testament reading
- Provide recommended resources (also linked below)
- Explain what you can do as listeners to help the podcast
- Provide a long but hopefully entertaining explanation of how we got the New Testament
- Conclude with some thoughts on faith and New Testament scholarship
You can access my Lesson Notes here (or PDF)
Here is a link to my A Brief History of the Bible
The New Testament and Other Christian Writings: A Reader
Bible Apps: You Version, Logos, Olive Tree
Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament
Search, Ponder, and Pray: A Guide to the Gospels by Julie Smith
The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ
Kevin Barney’s Introduction to the NT post
Barney’s post on the Intertestamental Period
Thanks to James Estrada for postproduction and to Marshall McDonald for the new bumper music.
Hi Jared, I am interested in some reference material that will provide feminist interpretations of the NT. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.
I don’t see a link to your A Brief History of the Bible. Would love to have that. Thanks for all you’re doing.
jared, I’m reading the intro in vol 1 of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The authors argue that the gospels, mark and John in particular, could be eyewitness accounts. Is there scholarly consensus on this point, or do these LDS authors need to presuppose that for some reason? Also, they include several deferential caveats , such as saying that we’ll never know how Hebrews was written unless we find the autograph or the president of the church receives a new revelation. Is that rhetorical move typical of LDS scholarship, or only that published by Deseret?