Rediscovering the Bible  -  Adult Education Class
Sundays 9am-10am
September - November
Led by Pastor Meghan

Session 13: Encountering Mystery

  • The process of discernment, part 2
  • What to do when you still disagree

Session 12: Discerning the Spirit

  • The role of the Spirit
  • Characteristics of an authoritative church
  • The early church's process of discernment

Session 11: Reading Apocalypses

  • Features of apocalyptic literature
  • Approaches to the book of Revelation
  • Dealing with violence in the book of Revelation

Session 10: Reading the Epistles

  • The relationship between Acts and the epistles
  • Reconstructing historical context
  • Controversies in the New Testament church

Session 9: Reading the Gospels & Acts

  • What makes each Gospel distinct
  • Literary context in the Gospels
  • How to read parables 

Session 8: Reading the Prophets

  • The job of the biblical prophets
  • What to make of troubling prophetic metaphors
  • Prophecy as a spiritual gift today

Session 7: Reading Psalms and Wisdom Literature

  • How to read biblical poetry
  • Exploring Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs

SESSION 6: Reading the "Texts of Terror"
October 8, 2017

  • Dealing with Old Testament violence
  • The relationship between testaments
  • Reading in light of Jesus 

Session 5: Reading Old Testament Law
October 1, 2017

  • Purposes of different kinds of laws
  • How Jesus understood the law
  • The Christian relationship with the Old Testament law

Session 4: Reading Biblical Narratives
September 24, 2017

  • New Testament historical overview
  • Why so much of the Bible is story
  • Tips for reading biblical narrative

Session 3: Overview of Biblical History
September 17, 2017

  • Dealing with texts that seem in tension with each other
  • Broad view of biblical history

Session 2: Introduction to interpretation
September 10, 2017

  • Differences between translations
  • Why interpretation is necessary
  • Literary and historical context

September 3, 2017

  • Why we read the Bible
  • The meaning of inspiration
  • How the biblical canon was formed