There’s more than one way to study a Bible story!
The Lenten course “The More-Than-Complete Bible Study” dives deep into one particular New Testament passage and considers it in every dimension imaginable.
All four gospels tell the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with only a few loaves of bread and a few fish. “The More-Than-Complete Bible Study” looks at the way the story is told, how it fits into the larger narrative of Jesus’ life and how it differs both among the gospels and in various translations. The story is examined through art, music, video and film, as well as through the lenses of different theologies – conservative, liberal, liberation, progressive and process, among others. The 1st-century circumstances of the author and original listeners is considered, as well as how the story speaks to modern society and to this church in particular.
Each of the seven 90-minute sessions of “The More-Than-Complete Bible Study” is self-contained so that participants can attend according to their scheduling ability and not fall behind because of missing a session. Course material can be made available for those who want to “catch up,” but it won’t be necessary.
“The More-Than-Complete Bible Study” will be held on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cottage, beginning Feb. 17. No registration is required; just show up!