2030 Stadium Dr
Bozeman, MT 59715
Of all the books in Scripture, the first four books of the New Testament go to great lengths to describe the last week of Jesus’s life. In these narratives, some of the most important tenets of the Christian faith are communicated. In addition to the direct “teachings” of Jesus, there are the signs and symbols communicated in the acts of Jesus, his disciples, the Romans and the Jewish people. This course will examine and compare these passion narratives in order to more fully understand this dynamic event, and how it beats at the heart of the Christian life.
Dr. Jay Smith (Ph.D., Trinity College, University of Bristol) is president and Bridger professor of theology and ethics. He has taught at Howard Payne University, Baylor University, and the United States Naval Academy. A published author, he and Stanley Grenz co-created The Pocket Dictionary of Ethics (IVP, 2003) and Created for Community Revised Edition (Baker Academic, 2015). A conversation with Jay reveals his passions for literature and adventure. He loves to hike, compose music, and write about Jesus. Jay roots for the Baylor Bears and Howard Payne Yellowjackets.