Sunday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 20 Sunday, March 25

EXPLORING EARLY CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON JESUS’ SUFFERING

Presented by Dr. Matthew D. Taylor

LECTURE 4 POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY, MARCH 25th, 6:30-8:00 pm.  SEE BELOW:

Dr. Taylor will take a comparative approach, putting the different New Testament reflections on the passion in conversation with each other, with a mind to how these reflections are situated within the first-century Judaism that was the New Testament context and highlighting what makes each distinct.

  • Lecture 1:  Sunday, March 18 – The Original Gospel:  Mark’s Interpretation of Jesus’ Suffering (Mark 11-16)
    • 9:45-10:45 a.m.
  • Lecture 2:  Sunday, March 18 – The Synoptic Problem:  How Matthew and Luke Build on Mark’s View of Jesus’ Suffering (Matthew 21-28, Luke 19-24)
    • 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • The evening lecture will be proceeded by light refreshment & fellowship 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Lecture 3:  Monday, March 19 – The Outlying Gospel:  John’s Unique Approach to Jesus’ Passion (John 12-21)
    • 7:30-9:00 p.m.
    • The evening lecture will be proceeded by light refreshment & fellowship 7:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Lecture 4:  POSTPONED due to weather conditions.  New Date:  Sunday, March 25, evening – The Fifth Gospel?  The Book of Hebrews and an Old Testament Vision of Jesus’ Suffering (Hebrews 1-13)
    • 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • The evening lecture will be proceeded by light refreshment & fellowship 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Our Speaker:

Matthew D. Taylor is a Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University and George Washington University. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies from Georgetown in 2017 with a specialization in Christian and Muslim approaches to scripture in the modern world. He also holds a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. A native of Southern California, Matthew spent seven years as a college minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, mentoring college students and leading intensive Bible studies. He lives in Alexandria with his wife and two-year-old daughter.

All lectures will be held in Fellowship Hall