The Subversive Message of Acts
a six-week Easter zoom course
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
7pm - 9pm EST
April 7 -May 12, 2024
A woman of Pompeii
How did those who lived through
the heartbreak of Jesus' death
make sense of his resurrection?
What kind of community
did Jesus' resurrection shape?
Did it challenge
the imperial powers of the day?
How do we live
through our greatest sorrow
and into our greatest hope?
Pay what you can.
Suggested amounts: $150 (full fee)
$ 100(reduced fee)
$ 50 (discounted fee)
It is also possible to have your course fees covered by our scholarship fund.
Sundays, 7pm EST
April 7, 14, 21, 28,
May 5, 12
*each session will be recorded for those who cannot attend the class
This course is for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the book of Acts and how the character of the early communities that followed Jesus speaks to our current times . All are welcome, regardless of denominational or religious affiliation.
Course Format and Requirements
Each class will run on zoom for two hours with a 5 minute break half-way through. Although the bulk of the class will consist of Sylvia teaching, participants will also be able to post questions and points for discussion in the chat which Sylvia will monitor and answer. Powerpoint will be used periodically to show biblical texts and illustrations.
Each class will be recorded. Students who miss a class can request a link to watch the recording. Registrants can also follow the entire course through the recordings. The recordings will not be posted in any other context.
There are no assignments and no required reading for this course, although suggestions for further reading will be made as the course progresses.