Topic outline

  • Lesson Plan - 8/14/17

    1. Introduction of students in class
    2. Introduce students to class
      a. Who I am
         - Family, Pastor, Christian for 45 years, etc.

      b. My theology
         * Scripture as Word and authority
         * Anabaptist orientation
         * Pietistic orientation
      c. Classroom management
         * Behavior expectations
         * Class participation expectations and grading
         * Syllabus
         * Homework quizzes randomly happen
         * Use of Ppts and sharing or not sharing

  • Lesson Plan 8/15/17


    1. Get student input on aspects of Church History they know
       * Church Fathers?  Constantine? Reformation?
    2. Begin look at the first 40 years of the church as seen in Acts.
       a. Pentecost
       b. Initial persecution

       c. Show video Clip - Inuit coming of Holy Spirit

    3. Table groups - read the passage and list at least 3 things that preceded the Pentecost event that may have made it more likely to happen

    4. Write 2-3 sentence response:  Exit pass...  Either

    a. A time when I felt the Holy Spirit in my life

    b. List 2-3 questions this passage raises for you


    • Lesson Plan - 8/16/17

      1. Consider the Jerusalem Council and its impact on the growth of the church
         a. Have the students read Acts 15
         b. In table groups brainstorm on the following:
            * What might be the positive effects of this

      decision on the growth of Christianity
            * What might be the negative impacts of this decision on the Jewish base of Christianity?
            * How might this decision be relevant for the modern church?

            * How might you alter these three things in order to make them relevant for a modern church plant?

      3. Share results as a class
      4. Talk about the "New Eden" experiment

            a. Synthesis of the 3 restrictions

            b. What about the other things in the 10 commandments?

      5. Critique the New Eden experiment in 2-3 sentences.  Affirmations?  Cautions?










      • 8/28/2017

        Begin to look at Constantine

          1. Look at tests from Friday

          2. Review what the church has been through so far 

               (Students write 2-3 sentences summing up the first 250 years)

         3. What do you think of when you hear of Constantine?

        4. Begin to watch video https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_003&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_003&hspart=iry&p=BBC+Video+%2B+Constantine+the+great#id=12&vid=4f9d4eab0a4aa491b6039bc17cfad129&action=click

        • 8/29/2017

          Continue with the video concerning Constantine

          Answer the following questions:

          1. Was Constantine impressed with Christianity, or only using Christians for political purposes?

          2.  Name 3 times Constantine seems to have violated the Christian faith.

          3. Name 3 times Constantine seems to have embraced the Christian faith.

          4. Overall, do you think Constantine was Christian or pagan?





          • 8/30/2017

            1. Form 2 teams for debate

            2. Using the rubric for a guide - one team takes the position that Constantine was a Christian and was good for the church

            The other team takes the position that Constantine was not a Christian and harmed the church.

            Debate Format  - A = Constantine was good for church

                                    B = Constantine was not good for church

            A – 3 min opening

            B – 3 min opening

            A – 3 Min rebuttal

            B – 3 Min rebuttal

            A – Questions for B and answers – 5 minutes

            B – Questions for A and answers – 5 minutes

            A – 2 minute closing summary

            B – 2 minute closing summary

            Worth 40 points - 10 points each category (quality and organization of material)


            Due Thursday

            • 8/31/2017

              1. Final touches completed for debate

              2. Debate the topic at hand

              3. Process the event. Exit pass with questions and comments.

              • 9/1/2017

                Go over the ppt of Constantine

                   1. Defeat of Maxentius

                         a. Greatly outnumbered

                         b. Battle of Milvian Bridge

                   2. Licinius defeats Maximinus II Daia  

                         a. Constantine and Licinius form a pact

                         b. Edict of Milan

                   3. Constantine defeats Licinius at the battle of Chrysopolis

                   4. Licinius and his son executed upon rumor they were plotting a revolt with the Goths

                • 9/5/2017

                  1. Look at the Council of Nicaea

                       a. Who was invited

                       b. Who oversaw

                  2. What does the Creed of Nicaea say?

                  3. Myths about the Council of Nicaea

                  • 9/6/2017

                    Review for the test on Constantine and the Council of Nicaea 

                    • 9/7/2017

                      1. Take test on Constantine

                      2. Begin unit on the Dark Ages

                          a. Why might it be considered Dark (Table Groups)

                          b. Why might it be considered Bright?

                      • 9/8- 13/2017

                        Four days off for Hurricane Irma


                        • 9/14/2017

                          1. Finish look at Dark Ages Video

                             a. Who were the major players?

                             b. What were the 3 main pivotal points of the dark ages?


                          • 9/18/2017

                            1. Write 3 reasons the Dark ages were dark

                            2. Write 3 reasons the Dark ages were not as dark as they are made out to be

                            3. Continue with ppt on Dark Ages

                            4. Exit pass:  give 2-3 symptoms and or effects of the boubonic plague 

                            • 9/19/2017

                              1. Symptoms and spread of the bubonic plague 


                              2. Write 3 facts about the bubonic plague
                              3. Continue with 
                                 ppt on important people of the Dark Ages
                                
                              4. Exit pass - name and write a sentence about 3 major figures of the Dark Ages

                              • 9/20/2017

                                Finish input on the Dark Ages

                                • 9/21/2017

                                  Review for tomorrow's test on the Dark Ages

                                  • 9/22/2017

                                    Test on the Dark Ages

                                    Begin unit on the Reformation - Early lights of the Reformation

                                        a. John Wycliffe

                                        b. John Huss

                                      

                                    • 9/25/2017

                                      Begin the unit on Luther and the Reformation

                                         1. Luther's "call" to the ministry

                                         2. The Wittenburg Door

                                          3. The Diet of Worms

                                       Use the video "Luther to highlight his life and work

                                      • 9/26/2017

                                        Continue with the life and theology of Luther, referring to the video "Luther" as made by the Lutheran Church

                                        1. What were the main issues that caused conflict"

                                        2. What was Luther's overall state of mind?

                                        3. How did these things effect the theological and political stances he took?

                                        • 9/27/2017

                                          Continue with the life and theology of Luther, referring to the video "Luther" as made by the Lutheran Church

                                          1. What were the main issues that caused conflict"

                                          2. What was Luther's overall state of mind?

                                          3. How did these things effect the theological and political stances he took?

                                          4. How did Titzel, Pope Leo X, Luther, Andreas Karlstadt, Charles V, and Prince Frederick effect the issues of the conflict?


                                          • 9/28/2017

                                            1. Finish the Video on Luther from the Lutheran's perspective

                                            2. Divide the class into groups which support the main players in the Lutheran reformation.  Each should defend their actions in a 3-5 minute presentation.

                                            3. The remainder of this period and all of Friday will be used to prepare - presentations worth 50 formative points

                                            • 9/30/2017

                                              Finish presentation preparation for Monday classes as described yesterday.

                                              • 10/2/2017

                                                Complete presentations to be presented tomorrow.  

                                                Order:

                                                Luther

                                                Counter to Luther

                                                Pope Leo X

                                                Counter to Pope Leo X

                                                Charles V

                                                Counter to Charles V

                                                Prince Frederick the Wise

                                                Titzel 


                                                • 10/3/2017

                                                  1.Give presentations and rebuttals to the main characters of the Lutheran reformation in the order assigned.

                                                  2. After presentations, discuss with students:

                                                      a. Which of the main characters seemed to have the most convincing evidence to make the case that he was working in God's will?

                                                      b. Which of the main characters seemed to have the weakest case?

                                                      c. Why do you think each of these is true?


                                                  • 10/4/2017

                                                    Review for test on Luther to be taken on Friday due to service project on Thursday

                                                    • 10/5/2017

                                                      Service Project

                                                      • 10/6/2017

                                                        1. Take test on Martin Luther

                                                        2. Begin input on John Calvin

                                                             1. Where was he from

                                                             2. Background and time period

                                                             3. People influenced by Calvin

                                                                 a. Zwingli

                                                                 b. Early Anabaptists

                                                            

                                                        • 10/9/2017

                                                          1. Take test

                                                          2. Give intro to Calvin

                                                              a. who, where, what, when

                                                              b. Various groups that trace their theology to Calvin

                                                          • 10/10/2017

                                                            Go through the theology of Calvin (Tulip)

                                                            Total Depravity (also known as Total Inability and Original Sin)
                                                            Unconditional Election
                                                            Limited Atonement (also known as Particular Atonement)
                                                            Irresistible Grace
                                                            Perseverance of the Saints (also known as Once Saved Always Saved)

                                                            Other Calvin theologies

                                                            1. Place of the state

                                                            2. Place of use of violence

                                                            3. Baptism and Communion


                                                            • 10/11/2017

                                                              Other Calvin theologies

                                                              1. Place of the state

                                                              2. Place of use of violence

                                                              3. Baptism and Communion


                                                              • 10/12/2017

                                                                Day missed due to Testing

                                                                • 10/13/2017

                                                                  Finish input on Calvin

                                                                  • 10/23/2017

                                                                    1. Research the theology of John Calvin and compare it to the theology of Luther

                                                                         a. How does God's grace differ?

                                                                         b. How does the idea of righteousness differ?

                                                                         c. How does communion differ?

                                                                     2. Looking at these differences, imagine you are a reformer in the 16th century.  Make your own theology on the above points justifying each with scripture.

                                                                    3. This will be the summative assignment for Calvinism.

                                                                    • 10/24/2017

                                                                      Continue:

                                                                      1. Research the theology of John Calvin and compare it to the theology of Luther

                                                                           a. How does God's grace differ?

                                                                           b. How does the idea of righteousness differ?

                                                                           c. How does communion differ?

                                                                       2. Looking at these differences, imagine you are a reformer in the 16th century.  Make your own theology on the above points justifying each with scripture.

                                                                      3. This will be the summative assignment for Calvinism.


                                                                      • 10/25/2017

                                                                        1. Present your reformation religion to the class in under 5 minutes.

                                                                        2. Have a class discussion/feedback on what was helpful about each person's faith expression. 

                                                                           

                                                                        • 10/26/2017

                                                                          1. Begin Unit on the Anabaptist movement

                                                                          2. Look into the theology and major  players of the Anabaptist movement

                                                                            Grebel, Manz, Blaurock, Simons, Belthasar Hubmaier  

                                                                          3. Schlitheim Confession


                                                                          • 10/27/2017

                                                                            1. Continue with the above from yesterday's input

                                                                            2. Have an open class forum on Anabaptist theology

                                                                               a. Points of agreement

                                                                               b. Points of disagreement

                                                                             3. Tie up loose ends on discussion



                                                                            • October 30,2017

                                                                              *NOTE:  Did not get to the Spanish Inquisition - finished Anabaptism first 

                                                                              1. Begin Unit on the Spanish Inquisition

                                                                              2. Show video from BBC concerning the major players and how the inquisition played out.


                                                                              • 10/31/2017

                                                                                Continue on the Spanish Inquisition with Ppt showing:

                                                                                   1. Who, where, when, how, and why of inquisition

                                                                                   2. Allow time for discussion on this practice as a part of Church History.



                                                                                • 11/6/2017

                                                                                  1. Begin Unit on the Spanish Inquisition

                                                                                  2. Show video from BBC concerning the major players and how the inquisition played out.

                                                                                  3. Write 3 things learned about the Inquisition that you had not heard before.



                                                                                  • 11/7/2017

                                                                                    Continue on the Spanish Inquisition with Ppt showing:

                                                                                       1. Who, where, when, how, and why of inquisition

                                                                                       2. Allow time for discussion on this practice as a part of Church History.

                                                                                       3. Investigate in table groups what the Catholic Church's modern position on torture and inquisition techniques might be

                                                                                      4. Share results as a class



                                                                                    • 11/8/2017

                                                                                      Continue on the Spanish Inquisition with Ppt showing:

                                                                                         1. Who, where, when, how, and why of inquisition

                                                                                         2. Allow time for discussion on this practice as a part of Church History.

                                                                                         3. Investigate in table groups what the Catholic Church's modern position on torture and inquisition techniques might be

                                                                                        4. Share results as a class


                                                                                      • 11/9/2017

                                                                                        1. Begin sub-unit on the Conquistadors

                                                                                            a. Show portions of BBC video on Pizarro 

                                                                                            b. Evaluate the conquistadors in light of the inquisition - What similar thought streams seem to follow in both of these expressions.

                                                                                        2. Begin PPt on major campaigns in the Western Hemesphere

                                                                                        • 11/10/2017

                                                                                          1. Continue with input on the Conquistadors.

                                                                                              a. Answer:  Why were the Native populations so easily subjected

                                                                                              b. Answer: What did the conquistadors have to do with the Christian faith

                                                                                              c. Talk back to the church of the time period - evaluate with scripture

                                                                                          2. If there is remaining time, begin to prep students for a test on Tuesday 

                                                                                          • 11/13/2017

                                                                                            Review for the test on Conquistadors and Inquisition

                                                                                            • 11/14/2017

                                                                                              1. Take the test on Conquistadors and Inquisition

                                                                                              2, Begin a look at the formation of the Church of England

                                                                                                   a. The break away from the Catholic Church under Henry VIII

                                                                                                   b. The Puritan movement of the 17th Century

                                                                                                   c. The return to Catholicism under Mary I, Return to Catholicism under Elizabeth I

                                                                                              • 11/15/2017

                                                                                                1. Look at the Pilgrim migration to New England

                                                                                                   a. Why did they land there

                                                                                                   b. How was the interface with the native population

                                                                                                   c. The real Thanksgiving

                                                                                                 2. Begin to differentiate between the Pilgrims and the Puritans who came later

                                                                                                • 11/16/2017

                                                                                                  Look at the Salem Witch Trial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt7_5Rjz8Rc&index=35&list=PL6aq1PBlrtR71ad5-Ru0IGJIeN8VWiL_O

                                                                                                  Secrets of the Dead

                                                                                                  • 11/27/2017

                                                                                                    1. Continue in presentation on Pilgrims and Puritans

                                                                                                         a. Puritans and education:

                                                                                                             -  Everyone should be able to read the Bible.

                                                                                                             - Parents were required by law to teach their children to read.

                                                                                                             - Schools were required for towns with more than 50 families.

                                                                                                              - Schools were open all year with no summer vacation.

                                                                                                       b. Puritan's effect on Education - Harvard

                                                                                                            - Learning was important to the Puritans.

                                                                                                            - They founded the first college in the English colonies.
                                                                                                            - In 1636 they built Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                    • 11/28/2017

                                                                                                      Continue with the Pilgrims and Puritans

                                                                                                      1. Look at differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans

                                                                                                      Pilgrims

                                                                                                      Puritans

                                                                                                      "Separatists" from the Church of England"Reformers" or "Purifiers" (dissenting but non-separating)
                                                                                                      Saw no hope of reforming the national church from withinSaw the hope or possibility of reforming the national church from within
                                                                                                      Left England, first for Holland, then to AmericaLeft England straight to America
                                                                                                      Received no help from the Church of EnglandReceived some help from the Church of England
                                                                                                      Landed at Cape Cod and founded the Plymouth Plantation in 1620Landed near present-day Boston and founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630
                                                                                                      William Bradford -- well-known governor and historian/writerJohn Winthrop -- well-known governor and historian/writer
                                                                                                      "Troublemaker" -- Thomas Morton"Troublemakers" -- Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      2. Begin to look at the Quakers and their impact on Christianity in the American tradition


                                                                                                      • 11/29/2017

                                                                                                        1. Quaker Beliefs

                                                                                                            All people are equal and basically good.
                                                                                                            Violence is always wrong.
                                                                                                            Quakers refuse to carry guns or fight.
                                                                                                            Solving problems should always be done peacefully.

                                                                                                        2. System of Government
                                                                                                            - William Penn wrote the Frame of Government similar to the Mayflower Compact.
                                                                                                            - It allowed freedom of speech, freedom of worship, and trial by jury.
                                                                                                            - A council of men was appointed to make laws for the colony.

                                                                                                        3. Mennonites and Quakers in Pennsylvania
                                                                                                             - Carried out a successful experiment from  1681 ~ 1750
                                                                                                             - No wars, peaceful relations with Native Americans
                                                                                                                  * Kept fairly agreed upon purchase of land from Philadelphia - Susquehanna River
                                                                                                                  * Friendly relations as seen by Hans Herr and Saucon Mennonite Church
                                                                                                             - Disintegrated with arrival of the Scotch Irish

                                                                                                        • 11/30/2017

                                                                                                          Review for test on Puritans, Pilgrims, Mennonites

                                                                                                          • 12/1/2017

                                                                                                            1. Take test on Pilgrims, Puritans, Quakers

                                                                                                            2. Begin unit on 1st Great Awakening.

                                                                                                            • 12/4/2017

                                                                                                              1. Look at the main players and effects of the 1st 2nd Great Awakening.

                                                                                                                  a. Edwards

                                                                                                                  b. Whitefield

                                                                                                                  c. Wesley

                                                                                                               2. Begin to look at the 2nd Great Awakening

                                                                                                                  a. Note the social aspects of this movement

                                                                                                                  b. Go through the major leaders


                                                                                                              • 12/5/2017

                                                                                                                1. Finish with the 1st Great Awakening

                                                                                                                   a. Impact of the Awakening

                                                                                                                   b. Churches that grew during this time period

                                                                                                                   c. Look at the differences between Edwards and Whitefield

                                                                                                                2. Begin the second great awakening - who, where, what, when, how and why

                                                                                                                • 12/6/2017

                                                                                                                  Continue with the 2nd Great Awakening 

                                                                                                                     1. What significant Social changes came as a result?

                                                                                                                     2. How is the impact of that movement still being felt today?

                                                                                                                  • 12/7/2017

                                                                                                                    Finish the 2nd Great Awakening

                                                                                                                    • 12/8/2017

                                                                                                                      1. Look at the rise of black denominations during the 2nd Great awakening

                                                                                                                      2. Consider the period from 1870 - 1900: Lull in the 2nd great awakening from 1840 - 1870? 

                                                                                                                           * Make a case for and against this as a distinct movement

                                                                                                                           * Talk about findings

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                      • 12/11/2017

                                                                                                                        Review for a Tuesday test on the 1st and 2nd great Awakenings

                                                                                                                        • 12/12/2017

                                                                                                                           Consider the Jesus Movement of the 1960's and 70's.

                                                                                                                               a. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmUvnN3mtuc

                                                                                                                               b. What about this movement seemed to be consistent with Scripture?  Inconsistent?

                                                                                                                               c. Look at the life of Lonnie Frisbee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Ujlhwt9d8

                                                                                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv3O8SseOio 


                                                                                                                          • 12/13, 14/2017

                                                                                                                            1. Consider the influence of Billy Graham

                                                                                                                            2. Consider the influence of MLK

                                                                                                                            3. Modern Worship movement

                                                                                                                            • 12/14/2017

                                                                                                                              Look at the aberrations to the church in modern history

                                                                                                                              1. Children of God - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sjlqhN2fPY

                                                                                                                              2. Branch Davidians - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbwhkkGOCQQ

                                                                                                                              3. Jonestown Cult - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3yzkhJVXE4

                                                                                                                              Note the things these cults have in common.