LET’S STUDY THE BIBLE with The Revs. John and Rebecca Shillingburg
Sundays North Room / Zoom, 9:00 – 10:15 AM
Meeting ID: 893 8670 5888 Passcode: 327128
We are studying the foundational stories of the Old Testament, the big stories in the order they occurred. The Exile … and the Exodus … is that one event with two names … or two? And if they are different, which came first? Was Daniel in the lion’s den because Joseph put him there? If you’ve ever had questions like these, join us! No prior experience needed; just bring your Bible.
We are now in the stories about David, Israel’s ideal king. Except for an ideal king, David was pretty ruthless at times and a not-very-good parent. What’s with that?
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY with The Rev. Rebecca Shillingburg
North Room / Zoom, 11:00 AM
Meeting ID: 875 1423 3398 Passcode: 973365
Reading the Bible Again for the First Time
One of the vital challenges facing Christians today is how to read the Bible faithfully without abandoning our sense of truth and history. Reading the Bible Again for the First Time provides a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet contemporary understanding of the scriptures.
Many mistakenly believe there are no choices other than fundamentalism or simply rejecting the Bible as something that can bring meaning to our lives. Answering this modern dilemma, Marcus Borg reveals how it is possible to reconcile the Bible with both a scientific and critical way of thinking and our deepest spiritual needs, leading to a contemporary yet grounded experience of the sacred texts.
LET’S STUDY THE BIBLE – WEDNESDAY EVENING EDITION with The Rev. John Shillingburg
North Room / Zoom, 7:00 – 8:15 PM
Meeting ID: 892 1764 4500 Passcode: 848933
Like the Sunday morning class, this new evening class offers an opportunity to read and discuss the scriptures, looking at them in their original context, considering when and by whom they were written, and how they have been interpreted through the centuries. All you need is a Bible; no prior knowledge is necessary.
We are currently studying the Prologue in Genesis (chapters 1-11), the origin stories of the Hebrew Scriptures—creation, Adam and Eve in Garden, Noah and the flood, and the Tower of Babel.