It's Time to Get Back to the Bible!
Back to the Bible is well into it's third year! It's for all our members and friends who are 16 years or older. Let me tell you all about it . . .
The time: Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.
The place: upstairs at the CE Building (coffee and tea will be served)
What it's all about: the Bible! Here is your chance to learn about the Bible inside and out. What I mean is that we'll be looking not only what's on the pages but also about how the 66 books that we now call the Bible came to be. We'll be following a three-track approach every week: first, what's the story or history behind the day's lesson; second, what did the biblical writers intend; and third, how does the lesson speak to us today?
All versions of the Bible are welcome, but I will be teaching from the New Revised Standard Version (our pew Bible). We will not be reading the Bible cover to cover, but will be touching on all the most influential passages for our faith today.
Finally, we all bring our own histories and interpretations to understanding how God speaks to us through scripture. There will be lots of discussion in our class. I will be teaching from the perspective that the Bible has been written and edited and bound together by human beings inspired by the Holy Spirit. I believe that is okay to ask challenging questions of the scriptures and of ourselves as we journey in our faith. I will bring some answers to those questions, but I am much more interested in helping you discover answers for yourself- or maybe how to live with the questions!
So, please join me Sundays at 9:15am in the CE Building. As the class grows, I hope that we can offer nursery care. If you have a young child who would need supervision during the 9:15-10:15am hour, please let me know. The church's phone is 485-3725. My cell is 618 314-2298. Or drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.