On the Jesus Train:
an Eastertide zoom course
Dr. Brian Walsh
with special guest Bruce Cockburn
Part bible study, part listening party, for four weeks we will ride the Jesus train, listening for deep biblical resonances in the music of Bruce Cockburn.
Bruce Cockburn will be joining us for the last class.
Brian J. Walsh, author of
Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination
Pay what you can.
Suggested amounts: $125 (full)
$ 40 (discounted)
It is also possible to have your course fees covered by our scholarship fund.
7pm - 9pm EST
May 1, 8, 15, 2022*
*recordings will be available for those unable to attend all sessions.
All are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation. No prior knowledge of Bruce Cockburn or the Bible necessary.
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 Brian teaching and playing music, participants will also be able to post questions and points for discussion in the chat which Brian will monitor and answer. The last class will feature an interview with Bruce, who will be present via zoom. Powerpoint will be used periodically to show lyrics, 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.