Teaching

I teach courses for New Testament and Biblical Greek and also TA for a variety of Biblical Studies and Theology courses. 

For a PDF version of my CV, please select the download link below:

Christensen-CV-web.pdf 

Adjunct Instructor

LG510: Greek Tools for Biblical Interpretation

Fuller Theological Seminary | Online

Quarters Taught: Summer 2023, Winter 2024

This course provides an introduction to and practice in the use of exegetical Greek for ministry. It emphasizes an inductive approach to working with the Greek New Testament and important linguistic matters that influence understanding New Testament texts. The course stresses the use of standard tools for Greek study (including software) instead of extensive memorization of forms and vocabulary in order to focus on the practical use of the Greek New Testament.


Past Syllabi:

LG510 Christensen Summer 2023.pdf
LG510 Christensen Winter 2024.pdf 

LG512(A): New Testament Greek (Part A)

Fuller Theological Seminary | Online

Quarters Taught: Fall 2024

Beginning Greek A introduces students to basic building blocks of New Testament Greek, including nouns and cases, prepositions, adjectives, pronouns, indicative verbs, and an introductory vocabulary.  


Syllabus:

LG512A-Christensen-2024Fall.pdf 

LG512(B): New Testament Greek (Part B)

Fuller Theological Seminary | Online

Quarters Taught: Winter 2025

Greek B builds on the foundation laid in Greek A, introducing students to more advanced aspects of the language, including participles, nonindicative moods, and conditional sentences, as well as exegetical techniques.    


Syllabus:

LG512B-Christensen-2025Winter.pdf 

Teaching Assistant

BI503: Biblical Interpretation in Context

Fuller Theological Seminary | Online

Quarters Taught: Winter 2022

This course introduces students to a diverse range of interpretive perspectives and approaches to the Bible. Students will consider the contextual factors at work in the interpretive process and how those factors operate to provide new insights for biblical and theological reflection. They will interpret a variety of biblical texts in both testaments, with an awareness of how contextual variables shape and inform their own reading, and reflect on the interrelationship of the biblical text’s three worlds in the service of responsible interpretation of the text.

NE517: Gospel of Matthew (English Text)

Fuller Theological Seminary | Online

Quarters Taught: Spring 2022

This course is a detailed and sequential study of the Gospel according to Matthew, which seeks to acquaint students with the larger movement of the narrative as well as the intricacies of select passages, develop their skill in reading the Gospel, and deepen their understanding of Jesus and Christian discipleship.

NE527: Gospel of Mark (Greek Text)

Fuller Theological Seminary | Online

Quarters Taught: Winter 2022

This course is a study of the Gospel of Mark and its distinctive witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Each week, we will give our attention to the theological vision and literary shape of selected texts from the Gospel. We will consider the Gospel’s theological and literary aspects and its rootedness in a particular historical and cultural context; we will also consider how the Gospel has been read and interpreted throughout its long history in the church, and its implications for Christian faith today. As we go, we will draw in relevant scholarship to guide our reading and conversation. Together we will give attention to the implications of Mark’s Gospel for Christian life and ministry as the text presses us to consider, among other issues, the kingdom of God, the nature of the Christian gospel, the theological significance of the crucifixion, discipleship, and how Mark envisions the Christian community. 

NE527: 1 Peter (Greek Text)

Fuller Theological Seminary | Face-to-Face + Online Live

Quarters Taught: Spring 2022

This course is a study of the letter of 1 Peter with special attention given to literary, socio-historical, theological understandings of the epistle and exegetical approaches that attempt more inclusive interpretations of the epistle. Together we will reflect on the implications of 1 Peter for Christian life and ministry and gain skills for how to teach and preach this text.

NE527: Letters of John (Greek Text)

Fuller Theological Seminary | Online

Quarters Taught: Spring 2024

This course is a study of the Letters of 1–3 John with special attention given to literary, socio-historical, and theological understandings of the epistles and exegetical approaches that attempt more inclusive interpretations of the epistle. Together we will reflect on the implications of the Letters of John for Christian life and ministry and gain skills for how to teach and preach these texts.

NT500: New Testament Introduction

Fuller Theological Seminary | Online

Quarters Taught: Winter 2023, Spring 2024

New Testament Introduction orients students to the literature of the New Testament in its various literary, historical, and theological contexts and to New Testament interpretation in service of Christian practice.