The Bible tells the story of God’s interaction with God’s people over the entire sweep of time. For some, this is the story of a loving God continually seeking God’s wayward children. For others, it is the story of a strict God, enforcing the Law and creating a community that separates itself from the world around it. Which it is? Or is it both? Join us during Lent for the chance to find out.
We’ll explore the Bible in a five-session series that will be held on Sunday mornings (beginning Feb. 18) from 9:15-10 a.m. and repeated on Thursday mornings (beginning Feb. 22) from 9-10 a.m. We will begin with an introductory look at the Bible — how it came to be, what kind of literature it includes, how it is structured. Then we will survey both testaments, before we delve into the central question of our study — how are we to read scripture today. We will conclude with a look at some of the ‘hard texts’ of scripture, those dealing with race, anti-Semitism, women, and homosexuality.
These sessions are designed for those who have some knowledge of scripture and those who have none. Please feel free to come to as many sessions as you can. Bring your Bible, if you have one. Hope to see you there.