Educator

 

 

Lionel Alford Jr., Teacher

 

His parents named him Lionel

Heís lionlike as you can tell.

Unrolls for us the mystery.

Of authentic history.

 

Reads fragments of antiquity

And tests for historicity.

One thingís for sure, he ainít no geek.

Even though he knoweth his Greek.

 

Seeks primary, secondary,

Snubs those known as tertiary.

Reads the gospels and the Coptics,

Notes the dates of these and Gnostics.

 

His subject, the New Testament,

Theology not his intent.

Documents, bibliography,

Historical validity.

 

We now may view this subject with much more respect.

Indeed our minds may be a bit more circumspect.

Heís an author, pilot, engineer, and teacher too.

Is there anything that this young man cannot do?

 

Poem by Ralph Walker

Feb 15, 2008

Cartoon by Rick Brandorff

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Future                                                                                                                         Classes on Video

 

Mark: Greek Gospel Part 4

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  September  to November 2014

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

   

TBD: Watch this site for information

 

 

 

Current                                                                                                                         Classes on Video

   
 

Mark: Greek Gospel Part 3

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  March  to May 2014

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

   
 

Mark: Greek Gospel Part 2

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  December 2013  to February 2014

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

   
 

Mark: Greek Gospel Part 1

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  September  to November 2013

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

   
 

TBD: Watch this site for information

 

 

 

Past                                                                                                     Classes on Video

   
 

Romans: Paul's Letter Part 1

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  September  to November 2012

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

   
 

Romans: Paul's Letter Part 2

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  December 2012  to February 2013

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

   
 

Romans: Paul's Letter Part 3

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  March  to May 2013

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

   
 

Psalms: Ancient Hebrew Poetry part 2

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  March  to May 2012

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

   

How to Know Truth part 2

Where: East Wichita Life Ventures

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  Spring 2012

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

 

Psalms: Ancient Hebrew Poetry part 1

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  Dec 2011 to Feb 2012

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

   

How to Know Truth part 1

Where: East Wichita Life Ventures

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  January 10 to February 2012

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

 

Colossians: The Primacy of Christ

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  Sept to Nov 2011

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

What:   Google Site with all Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

             Video of Class #1 - Colossians, Introduction to Ancient Cultures and Literature

             Video of Class #2 - Colossians, Historical Veractiy

             Video of Class #3 - Colossians, Historical Prelude World

             Video of Class #4 - Colossians, Historical Prelude Levant

             Video of Class #5 - Colossians, Musterion

             Video of Class #6 - Colossians, Musterion

             Video of Class #7 - Colossians, Musterion

             Video of Class #8 - Colossians, Musterion

             Video of Class #9 - Colossians, Musterion

             Video of Class #10 - Colossians

             Video of Class #11 - Colossians, Conclusions

   

History of the Acts of the Apostles

Where: East Wichita Life Ventures

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  11 September 2011 to 30 October 2011

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:  Session #1 - Introduction to Ancient Cultures and Literature

            Session #2 - Historical Veracity of the Acts

            Session #3 - Logos and Tellos of the Acts

            Session #4 - Holy Spirit

            Session #5 - Gentiles

            Session #6 - Saul

            Session #7 - Journeys

            Session #8 - Early Church

 

            Google Site with all Class Videos

            YouTube Site with all my videos

            Video of Class #1 - Acts, Introduction to Ancient Cultures and Literature

            Video of Class #2 - Acts, Historical Veracity

            Video of Class #3 - Logos to Telos of the Acts

            Video of Class #4 - Acts, Hagios Pneuma

            Video of Class #5 - Acts, Saul

            Class #6 and #7 were taught together, there is no video--sorry, next time

            Video of Class #8 - The Early Church, Didache

   
 

Modern Issues: A Moral Compass for Any Time

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  June to Sept 2011

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

             Google Site with all Value Seminar Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos (including The Value Seminar Class)

 

             Video of Class #1 - The Tools to Know Truth

             Video of Class #2 - The Tools to Know Truth - Logic and Constructs

             Video of Class #3 - Life Issues

             Video of Class #4 - Life Issues Examples and Application

             Video of Class #5 - Sexual Issues

             Video of Class #6 - Private Property

             Video of Class #7 - Private Property Application

             Video of Class #8 - Private Property Application

             Video of Class #9 - Social Issues

             Video of Class #10 - Family Issues

   
 

The Gospels as Greek Literature

Where: East Wichita Life Ventures

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  Spring Semester 2011

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Google Site with all Gospel Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos (including Gospel class)

 

             Video of Lecture 2 Historical Prelude

             Video of Lecture 3 Historical Veracity

             Video of Lecture 4 Greek Literature

             Video of Lecture 5 Telos of Matthew

             Video of Lecture 6 Telos of Mark and Luke

             Video of Lecture 7 Telos of John and Tellic Comparison

 

 

 

The Gospel of Matthew part 2

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  March to May (Lent to Easter) 2011

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

What:   Google Site with all Matthew Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos (including Matthew class)

 

             Video of Lecture 1 Introduction, Veracity, Musterion

             Video of Lecture 2 Musterion, 2nd Narrative 8 to 9

             Video of Lecture 3 Musterion, 2nd Discourse 10

             Video of Lecture 4 Musterion, 3rd Narrative 11-12

             Video of Lecture 5 Musterion, 3rd Discourse 13

             Video of Lecture 6 Musterion, 5th Discourse 23-25

             Video of Lecture 7 Musterion, 5th Discourse 23-25

             Video of Lecture 8 Final Narrative

             Video of Lecture 9 Final Narrative and Conclusions

   
 

Writing a Novel Using Scenes

Where: WordFest

             McPherson, KS

When:  WordFest 2011

             9 April 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. 2011

What:   Google Site with all my Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos

             Video of Writing a Novel Using Scenes

   
 

The Apocrypha - An Historical View

Where: East Wichita Life Ventures

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  Winter Semester 2011

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Apocrypha Introduction

             Session #2 - Apocrypha Esdras

             Session #3 - Apocrypha Tobit

             Google Site with all Apocrypha Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos (including Apocrypha class)

             Video of Lecture 4 and 5 Judith, Esther, Daniel, Wisdom, Baruch

             Session #4 - Apocrypha Judith and Esther

             Session #5 - Apocrypha Wisdom and Daniel

             Video of Lecture 6 Maccabees

             Session #6 - Apocrypha Maccabees

             Video of Lecture 7 Other Stuff and Conclusions

             Session #7 - Apocrypha Other Stuff and Conclusions

 

 

 

The Gospel of Matthew part 1

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  December 2010 to February (Advent to Christmas) 2011

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

What:   Google Site with all Matthew Class Videos

             YouTube Site with all my videos (including Matthew class)

             Video of Lecture 7 Narrative Chapter 3-4

             Video of Lecture 8 First Discourse Sermon on the Mount part 1 Chapter 5-7

             Video of Lecture 9 First Discourse Sermon on the Mount part 2 Chapter 5-7

             Video of Lecture 10 First Discourse Sermon on the Mount part 3 Chapter 5-7

             Video of Lecture 11 First Discourse Sermon on the Mount part 4 Chapter 5-7

             Video of Lecture 12 First Discourse Sermon on the Mount part 5 Chapter 5-7

   
 

The Gospels as Greek Literature

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  September to November 2010

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

   
 

The Book of Ruth - An Historical View

Where: East Wichita Shepherd's Center

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  Fall Semester 2010

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Ruth: Introduction and Historical Setting

             Session #2 - Ruth: Historical Veracity and Documents

             Session #3 - Ruth: Naomi and Marriage

             Session #4 - Ruth: Naomi and her Daughters-in-Law

             Session #5 - Ruth: Fields of Boaz

             Session #6 - Ruth: The Threshing Floor

             Session #7 - Ruth: Redeemed

   
 

The Apocrypha

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  June to September 2010

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

   
 

Ruth - The Kinsman Redeemer

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  March to May 2010

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

   
 

Ephesians - Unveiling the Musterion

Where: East Wichita Shepherd's Center

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  Spring Semester 2010

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Ephesians Introduction

             Session #2 - Ephesians Veracity

             Session #3 - Ephesians Musterion

             Session #4 - Ephesians Literature

             Session #5 - Ephesians Logos to Tellos

             Session #6 - Ephesians the Musterion

             Session #7 - Ephesians the Mystery of Christ

             Session #8 - Ephesians Conclusions

   

What Will the World Look Like?: Predicting the Future of Technology

Where: East Wichita Shepherd's Center

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  Winter Semester 2010

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Technology Introduction

             Session #2 - Technology Transportation

             Session #3 - Technology Computers

             Session #4 - Technology Medicine

             Session #5 - Technology Energy

             Session #6 - Technology Exploration

             Session #7 - Technology Military

             Session #8 - Technology Summary and Conclusions

   
 

Ephesians - Jews and Gentiles as One

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  December 2009 to February 2010

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

 

Malachi - Transition to the Messiah

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  September to December 2009

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

   

History of the Gospels

Where: West Wichita Shepherd's Center

             745 N. Westlink

             Wichita, KS  67212

             316 721-2208

When:  Fall Semester 2009

             Thursdays TBD

What:   Session #1 - History of the Gospels - Introduction and History

             Session #2 - History of the Gospels - Veracity and Literature

             Session #3 - History of the Gospels - Telos of Matthew

             Session #4 - History of the Gospels - Telos of Mark

             Session #5 - History of the Gospels - Telos of Luke

             Session #6 - History of the Gospels - Telos of John

   

Ancient Greece: Through the Eyes of Socrates

Where: East Wichita Shepherd's Center

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  Fall Semester 2009

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Ancient Greece - Introduction

             Session #2 - Ancient Greece - Time and Place

             Session #3 - Ancient Greece - Paganism and Musterion

             Session #4 - Ancient Greece - Greek Life

             Session #5&6 - Ancient Greece - Socrates

             Session #7 - Ancient Greece - Socrates' Death

             Session #8 - Ancient Greece - Conclusion

   
 

2 Thessalonians - The Infant Church (part 2)

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  June to September 2009

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

History of the Gospels

Where: East Wichita Shepherd's Center

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  24 March to 12 May 2009

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - History of the Gospels - Introduction

             Session #2 - History of the Gospels - Historical Prelude

             Session #3 - History of the Gospels - Historical Veracity

             Session #4 - History of the Gospels - Literature

             Session #5 - History of the Gospels - Telos of Matthew

             Session #6 - History of the Gospels - Telos of Mark

             Session #7 - History of the Gospels - Telos of Luke

             Session #8 - History of the Gospels - Telos of John

   
 

1 Thessalonians - The Infant Church (part I)

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  March to May 2009

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

   
 

Aegypt - Ancient World through the Eyes of the Egyptians

Where: West Wichita Shepherd's Center

             745 N. Westlink

             Wichita, KS  67212

             316 721-2208

When:  5 March to 9 April 2009

             Thursdays 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Aegypt - Novel, Characters, History, Politics - WSC

             Session #2 - Aegypt - Paganism and the Egyptian Pantheon - WSC

             Session #3 - Aegypt - Egyptian Life - WSC

             Session #4 - Aegypt - Hieroglyphics - WSC

             Session #5 - Aegypt - Tombs and Constructions - WSC

             Session #6 - Aegypt - Conclusion - WSC

   
 

Aegypt - Ancient World through the Eyes of the Egyptians

Where: East Wichita Shepherd's Center

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  9 September to 28 October 2009

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Aegypt - Novel, Characters, History, Politics

             Session #2 - Aegypt - Tunisia and Egypt in 1926

             Session #3 - Aegypt - Paganism and the Egyptian Pantheon

             Session #4 - Aegypt - Egyptian Life

             Session #5 - Aegypt - Hieroglyphics

             Session #6 - Aegypt - Tombs and Temples

             Session #7 - Aegypt - French Foreign Legion

             Session #8 - Aegypt - Conclusion

   
 

Judges - An Old Testament Transition

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  September to December 2009

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

   
 

2 Corinthians - The Emerging Church (part II)

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  June to August 2008

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

   
 

Modern Issues: A Moral Compass for an Election Year

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  March to May 2008

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

   

Centurion: The World of the Legion in Palestine during the First Century

Where: East Wichita Shepherd's Center

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  25 March to 13 May 2008

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Abenadar

             Session #2 - Levant (Palestine) 6 bce to 35 ce

             Session #3 - The Legions

             Session #4 - Training a Legionnaire

             Session #5 - Making of a Centurion

             Session #6 - Jewish Life and Love

             Session #7 - Crucifixion and Resurrection

Centurion: The World of the Legion in Palestine during the First Century

Where: West Wichita Shepherd's Center

             745 N. Westlink

             Wichita, KS  67212

             316 721-2208

When:  6 March to 10 April 2008

             Thursdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Abenadar

             Session #2 - Levant (Palestine) 6 bce to 35 ce

             Session #3 - The Legions et al

             Session #4 - Hebrew Life and Love

             Session #5 - Crucifixion and Conclusion

   

Historical Veracity of the New Testament

Where: East Wichita Shepherd's Center

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  January 8 to March 2008

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:   Session #1 - Introduction

             Session #2 - Historical Tests

             Session #3 - Canon

             Session #4 - Archko and Apocryphal

             Session #5 - Heretical Gospels and Apocryphal Works

             Session #6 - Non-Christian Works

             Session #7 - Apostolic Fathers

             Session #8 - Religious Works and Conclusion

 

1 Corinthians - The Emerging Church (part I)

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  2 December 2007 to February 2008

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

 

Kings of Judah and Israel

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  2 September 2007 to 25 November 2007

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

History of the Acts of the Apostles

Where: East Wichita Shepherd's Center

             4407 East Douglas

             Wichita, KS  67218

             316 682-0504

When:  September 11 to October 30 2007

             Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

What:  Session #1 - Introduction to Ancient Cultures and Literature

            Session #2 - Historical Veracity of the Acts

            Session #3 - Logos and Tellos of the Acts

            Session #4 - Holy Spirit

            Session #5 - Gentiles

            Session #6 - Saul

            Session #7 - Journeys

            Session #8 - Early Church

History of the Acts of the Apostles (Part II)

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  June to August 31 2007

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

History of the Acts of the Apostles (Part I)

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  March to May 2007

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

History of the Gospels

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  December 2006 to February 2007

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

History of the Torah

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  September to November 2006

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

 

New Testament Exploring God's Word

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  June to August 2006

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

 

Old Testament Exploring God's Word

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

              600 North Greenwich

              Wichita, KS  67206

              316 684-5201

When:  March to May 2006

             Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 am

 

Adjunct Faculty

What:  Flight Test, Modifications, Program Management

Where: Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)

              Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

 

Air Force Instructor Pilot

What:  T-39 Aircraft

Where:  418th Flight Test Squagron

               Edwards AFB, CA

What:  T-39 Aircraft

Where:  4953rd Flight Test Squadron

               Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

What:  C-130 Aircraft, AWADS, Special Missions, CATS

Where:  412th Tactical Airlift Wing

               Pope AFB, NC

What:  C-130 Aircraft, AWADS, Special Missions, CATS

Where:  39th Tactical Airlift Squadron

               Pope AFB, NC

What:  C-21 Aircraft

Where:  Det 1, 1401st Military Airlift Squadron

               Offutt AFB, NE

 

 

 

 

My Life Strategy

 

The following article outlines my strategy for organizing my life.

   

The Life Organizer

 

 

 

  L.D. Alford is the author of over 41 technical papers published in international journals on flight test, military policy, flight safety, space, and cyberwar.  Technical Writing
   
  L.D. Alford has been a professional aviator for over 30 years.  Aviation Writing
   

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