Tentative Schedule and Assignments:

Please note: for the biblical assignments listed below, students are required to utilize library resources (commentaries and scholarly articles) as part of their class preparation.

Date Day Topics Assignments
8/29 1 Introductions To the course, to each other
8/31 2 What does God hate? Introductory essay.  Compose an essay in which you describe what you imagine it is that God hates. On what do you base your consideration?
9/3 3 Torah Genesis 1-4. Click here for the assignment.
9/5 4   Genesis 4-9. Click here for the assignment.
9/7 5   Exodus 19:1-20:21 - The Ten Words
9/10 6   Exodus 20:22-23:19  - The Covenant Code
9/12 7   Exodus 31-34 - Israel's Disobedience
9/14 8   Leviticus - Sexual behaviour (ch. 18)
9/17 9 Pause for coming attractions.... A student led investigation into Psalm 63. See the attached.
9/19

 

10 Image result for pirate Leviticus - Neighbourliness (ch.19)


ALSO, today is the international festival "Talk Like a Pirate Day." Aye matees, ye heerd me right.  Look it up on the world  wide riggin' if you don believe it.

 

9/21 11   Leviticus - Serious Crimes? (ch. 20)
9/24 12   Leviticus - Sabbatical and Jubilee years (ch. 25)
9/26 13   Leviticus - Blessings and Curses (ch 26)
9/28 14 Nevi'im
(Former)
I Kings 1-11. How and why did Solomon fail?
10/1 15 Nevi'im
(Latter)
Walter Brueggemann, PROPHETIC IMAGINATION, pp. ix-19
10/3 16   Walter Brueggemann, PROPHETIC IMAGINATION, pp. 21-37
10/5 17   Walter Brueggemann, PROPHETIC IMAGINATION, pp. 39-58
10/8 18   Walter Brueggemann, PROPHETIC IMAGINATION, pp. 59-79
10/10 19   Walter Brueggemann, PROPHETIC IMAGINATION, pp. 81-113
10/12 20   Walter Brueggemann, PROPHETIC IMAGINATION, pp. 59-79
10/15   OUTFLY MAKEUP DAY Nobody knows when OUTFLY will happen. When it does, however, the schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
10/17 21   Walter Brueggemann, PROPHETIC IMAGINATION, pp. 81-113
10/19
Homecoming Weekend
22   Hosea 1-6, 8.
10/22 23   Amos1-9.  Read the book carefully, discovering  why the prophet (and God) promises destruction to the northern kingdom of Israel.
10/24-26   Fall Break! Yea! You will be quite lonely if you come to class.
10/29 24   Isaiah 1-5, 40, 60-62. Using commentaries and scholarly articles from the ATLA database discover why, specifically, the prophet (and God) has trouble with his people's behavior.
10/31 25   Jeremiah 1-8, 22, 30-31. Using commentaries and scholarly articles from the ATLA database discover why, specifically, the prophet (and God) has trouble with his people's behavior.
11/2 26 Kethuvi'im Jonah, Ruth, Ezra 7, 9-10.  Write a short essay in which you describe who is on the inside/God favored and who is on the outside in these texts and why.
11/5 27 Troubling Psalms Zenger, A God of Vengeance?, pp. vii-23
11/7 28   Zenger, A God of Vengeance?, pp. 25-38
11/9 29   Zenger, A God of Vengeance?, pp. 38-61
11/12 30   Zenger, A God of Vengeance?, pp. 63-95
11/14 31 What about Jesus? Luke 1-7, 11-15. What does the author of Luke indicate are things which God (or God in Christ) hates? Prepare a report to bring to class.
11/16 32   NO READING ASSIGNMENT. Instead, review  your work and notes from 9/3-9/19 and 10/10-11/14. Prepare a chart catagorizing the things God hates, including specific biblical passages. Bring your chart to class along with a copy of at least one current news article describing an event or circumstance that, in your view,  evokes the hatred of God.
11/19 to 11/23   Thanksgiving Break.
Eat some turkey! 

 

 

11/26 33   Student Term Presentation (X 2)
11/28 34   Student Term Presentation (X 2)
11/30 35   Student Term Presentation (X 2)
12/3 36   Student Term Presentation (X 2)
12/5 37   Student Term Presentation (X 2)
12/7 38   Student Term Presentation (X 2)
12/11   Final Hour(s) Student Term Presentation (1). In-class writing assignment