The Gospel of Matthew is known as the ‘teachers Gospel’ because it heavily features Jesus’s teaching ministry and, thus, has much to teach us about how we find God. This course seeks to explore particular features of the Matthew’s Gospel such as, the importance of community, the value found in balancing tradition and progress, and, most importantly, that God is present among us. Join us as we explore key scenes depicted in the ‘First Gospel’ that touch on these and other themes.
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.