The Psalms have nourished theological reflection, prayer and worship in the Hebrew and Christian traditions for millennia. Diverse in their language and focus, the Psalms express a myriad of experiences that have spoken to, and sometimes for, those who are seeking to engage and understand God. This course takes a closer look at the Psalms, what they are and what they have to teach us about joy, sorry, hope, doubt and seeking God’s own heart. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.
Though originally schooled in Computer and Information Science, completing a Bachelor of Science degree in 1998, Joe Tedesco turned to theological studies soon after, completing bachelor and masters level degrees in theology from UNDA and Murdoch University. These studies focused on various areas of theology including theological anthropology and biblical theology. While studying, Joe was involved in various ministry programs that allowed him to exercise his passion in faith formation aimed primarily at youth and young adults – presenting various talks and seminars at conferences and in parish settings. More recently, Joe has been involved in teaching introductory level theology at the University of Notre Dame to students of various ages and backgrounds, something he has now been involved in for 10 years. Currently he is also working on a thesis focusing on ‘Wisdom Literature’ and its relationship to moral theology. Along with his wife of 16 years and two young children, his life remains very vibrant and full.