July 30 - August 4
Gospel of Matthew: Israel's Messiah, His Mission and His Significance
Early in the church’s history, Matthew’s Gospel became the place to turn to encounter Jesus’ teaching and His mission. A focus on a close reading of the book of Matthew will explain why that was so. Along the way we will watch for the theology that emerges from this Gospel and for its importance for people who follow Jesus today.
PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College, University of London, 1999
MA, New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1999
BA, History, University of Waterloo, 1984
BRE, Theology, Briercrest College, 1982
Wes Olmstead has served on the faculty at Briercrest College and Seminary since 1989. Prior to that, he worked as a youth pastor in Drayton Valley, AB. His PhD research culminated in the publication of a monograph on the parables of the Two Sons, the Vineyard Tenants, and the Wedding Feast (Matthew 21:28 - 22:14). From 2000-2004, he served as the academic dean in the College and, from 2005-2014, as vice-president academic. He teaches across the New Testament, but his first love is Gospels studies. Wes is married to Faith and they are the proud parents of two adult children, Bryndon and Brooke.
- Monday-Friday (July 30-Aug 3) - 6:30-9:30pm
- Saturday (Aug 4) - 9:00am-2:00pm
- before July 8 - $125.00
- after July 8 - $150.00
- Registration deadline: July 22