Thursday, 20 November 2008

Preferred NT Course for 2010 TEE

For the entire month of October 2008, I ran a poll in the seminary's Theological Education by Extension Forum for our TEE students. The purpose of the poll is to solicit opinions on "What New Testament Course would you like me to teach for TEE in 2010."

I listed 5 courses in the poll and asked the students to select one that would most likely appeal to them as an indication of interest. This would help me design and prepare for a course that would meet the interest of the students.

The 5 courses are:
1) Romans
2) Ephesians
3) The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament
4) New Testament Theology
5) Mission in the New Testament.

And the results are in now, and the surprising verdict is as follows.

The most popular course is The Use of the OT in the NT, generating the highest interest at 34%, while NT Theology takes second place with 26%. The remaining courses attracted an equal interest of 13% respectively. I do not anticipate this results, as I would imagine that Romans would probably the most popular course. But it seems that this poll suggests otherwise. Perhaps the rise in the interest in the use of the OT in the NT is also in response to the proliferation of publications on the subject matter in recent years. So looks like I would take some time to prepare for this course, and I might rope in my colleague, the Rabbi, to co-teach this course too! Rabbi, are you game?

5 comments:

anthony said...

is it a question of game for the reb? or a question of necessity?

i think it is important to present all sides to the topic, so the reb and myhomilia colleague can be 'like iron sharpen iron'! only matter is whether the 'gajah sama gajah berjuang, pelanduk mati ditengah'.

sp lim said...

If you and Reb were to team up, I'm sure it'll be a major blockbuster.

chils said...

Agree it would be a major blockbuster. We will be the pelanduks and I will audit!!!!

Kar Yong said...

So the Rabbi has spoken, and may all the earth listen!

So this is something to look forward to in 2010!

In the NT, we believe in resurrection - even the pelanduk may mati....we can look forward to the eschaton... :-)

Kar Yong said...

Hi SP and Chils,

You mean it will be a blockbuster - ala James Bond and the Jason Bourne Trilogy? Wow...

If it is going to be a major blockbuster, that would mean increased in ticket pricing (read: increased tuition fees - well that may not sound nice, let's call it a surcharge), and all free list will be suspended (read: no auditing) ... hahahahah