NOTE: Changes to Syllabus
- Students will NOT submit revised outline/introduction
- Do the math! 22 students are to give presentations in 2 class periods. 11
students/class period. 75 minutes/class - ~9 minutes= 66 minutes/class for
presentations. 66 minutes / 11 students = 6 minutes maximum for each
presentation. Plan your work accordingly. If you have an ambitious project
in mind, consider simply reporting what you would do if you had more time
and this were a full credit course!
- Students will NOT submit a peer review for grading; instead, every student
will give in-class responses to their peers' presentations
- To compensate for reduced assignment requirements, evaluation will now be:
WebQuest-5; Website Review-5; Commentary Review-10; Outline/Intro-5;
Interpretive Project-45 (= Discussion Leading-10; Paper-25;
Presentation-10); Class Participation-30.
Thanks for a class that was a blessing to me!
Wednesday, December 14: Presentations
- LaurenC, PaulS, BenB, RoseyM, GeorgeB, BrianB, MattP,
LucyF, MirkaF, JWittmus
Wednesday, December 7: Presentations
- JoelR, AndyS, DavidS, JWirtley, BillN, MarkB, MarcellusN, EmmyI, GretchenJ,
MattM, CindyK, JennE, JeanneB, BrianS,
Wednesday, November 30
- Website reviews due - PLEASE BE PREPARED
to describe your site to the class
Wednesday, November 23
Wednesday, November 16
Wednesday, November 9
Wednesday, November 2
Wednesday, October 26: NO CLASS - Luther Colloquim
Wednesday, October 19
Wednesday, October 12
- Translation notes for 2.12-18: DOC
Wednesday, October 5
Wednesday, September 28 - NO CLASS (Senior
Wednesday, September 21
- Translation notes for 1.12-30:
DOC / PDF (I'm running
behind. This is the best I can do for now...)
- Presentation guidelines: 'Pre-meeting' with MGVH; class format; What do
you think the class should know? What might the class know that can help you?
Wednesday, September 14
- Read Philippians (in English) > Initial Outline and Introduction due
- Work on Philippians 1.11: Text and commentaries (Be sure to read
introductory sections to the commentaries)
- Translation notes for 1.1-11: DOC / PDF
- Report on the results of your Philippi/Philippians WebQuest on the
Discussion Board at the course Forum.
Wednesday, September 7
First class meeting: Wednesday, September 7,
10:10-11:25, Valentine 310
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT buy books before the
first class. You are only going to need two commentaries, not the bunches of
books the bookstore sheet might lead you to believe!
One text/resource you will need if you know any Greek: The
NET Bible Online or NET
Bible FREE download or Purchase
NET Bible Greek/English Diglot edition (As far as I know, you cannot get
this Bible any cheaper than our LTSG bookstore.) - Note that this is one of the
required texts for this class. (If you don't know Greek, talk with me.) Check it
out and familiarize yourself with its principles
and layout. (You may need to download the necessary Greek font at
shareware version is free for use in viewing and printing [but not composing].)
Sometime before the second class meeting...
Spend 30 minutes surfing the web starting at Google
Search philippi or Google
Search philippians. Go wherever your interests lead you. Report the results
of your surfing by noting (in a few sentences or bullets and no more than a
- questions raised,
- observations on your surfing (this can include both issues regarding
Philippians as well as your experience of doing this surfing exercise),
- what information on Philippi or Philippians you found most interesting,
- sites where you spent the most time,
- issues regarding Philippians that you hope our class will discuss.
Record the results of your WebQuest at the course
on the appropriate Discussion Board. (You should have received FishersNet info
to access the Forum by now.) If you are unfamiliar with the Google Scholar site, poke around philippians - Google Scholar
for a bit as well.
BTW, brownie points to those who find the other letters to the Philippians
written in the second century.