Sophomore Theology Students Explore Identity and Temptation (By Adrienne Prochaska, Theology Instructor)

Students in Sophomore Theology are entering into the narrative of the Gospels by looking at the key events in Jesus’ life and discussing the relevance of those events in their own lives. Recently, students read about Jesus’ baptism and temptation in the wilderness. Students learned about how Jesus receives His identity from the Father, and how He is defined by the Father’s love for Him. Each class then had a student-led roundtable on the topics of identity and temptation, exploring the relationship between a sense of their own identity and their ability to live as disciples of Christ. This discussion enabled students to see the necessity of being rooted and grounded in the love of the Father so that they might follow Jesus more closely and receive the abundant life that He promises.