Continuing Education


September 18 - November 6, 2017

This course is a theological introduction to the four Gospels with a goal of outfitting students for preaching, teaching, and making disciples in their local communities. While not ignoring historical issues, it will focus primarily on reading the Gospels as a theological story by emphasizing two themes: First, Jesus Christ is presented literarily as the fulfillment of the Jewish scriptures. Second, Jesus mentored his followers, equipping them to proclaim the good news and to form communities of disciples.

Instructor: The Rev. Reed Carlson

Reed Carlson is a doctoral candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. A Fulbright scholar and Episcopal Church Foundation fellow, Reed has taught biblical studies courses at Harvard Divinity School, Luther Seminary, North Central University, and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Before doctoral work, he was the Campus Minister at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Saint Paul and he currently serves as the teaching priest at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge. His research concerns spirit phenomena in biblical literature and in Second Temple Judaism.