These are various educational materials I have created as part of adult education classes. Feel free to use these materials to better your own knowledge of Christianity and distribute them if you see fit. Please be courteous to cite sources and practice responsible information sharing.
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“…and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”John 8:32
Inquirer’s Class 2021
The materials linked in the folder below are the notes for the Confirmation/Inquirer’s class for Christ Episcopal Church in Blacksburg, VA.
Survey of Church History
The materials in the folder linked below were created as part of a class surveying Church History. The Class was structured by using Mark A. Noll’s Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity (3rd edition) as the primary guiding text, while adding my own commentary and contextualization when putting together the outlines for each topic. I also often used Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years as a secondary reference source when putting together the commentary/outlines.
Theology Primer Series
The following materials I prepared for an adult Sunday School class that is regularly done in the hour between the two Sunday Eucharist services. It was initially meant to be five sessions, though because of sickness of the regular leader I was asked to add a sixth session, which I chose Sin to be the topic of. The series was meant to give an overview of the basic theological tenants of Christianity, and specifically (such as the case of the Sacraments) the Episcopal expression of Christianity. My primary sources for these lectures were The Book of Common Prayer 1979, New Revised Standard Version Translation of the Bible, Alister McGrath’s Christian Theology 4th ed., Heresies and How to Avoid Them, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, among other particular writings.
Note: Only a few of the lectures were recorded, and we had some technical problems with recordings as well.