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The Live Project, in partnership with Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church (Seattle), invites you into this 8-week course to come and curiously explore the Bible. To discover, hear, and be blessed directly. Sunday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 pm. Individuals and congregational groups welcome! Cost is $50 / person. (12 contact hours)

Register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/3554744

Course Description:

Do I REALLY want to read the Bible? Making friends with the Bible.

  • Ancient. Confusing. 
  • Some parts so offensive. 
  • I’m not a Bible scholar!  I don’t want to be one. 
  • So much WORK!

But what if I knew how to let it speak into my life, into our community? 

  • If I could be confident reading it for myself?
  • What if I picked it up found out I was surprised? 
  • Intrigued?
  • Touched? 

Does any of this resonate for you? Then come! Learn how to curiously explore the Bible. Whether you’re a seasoned reader, or just beginning, discover how scripture can open up who God is for you, and open your eyes to where God is moving in today’s changing, challenging world.   

How do I read the Bible? doesn’t aim to give you a huge amount of information ABOUT the Bible. It wants to help you read the Bible confidently for yourself, and with others. It will take the Bible off the shelf, take it out of the classroom, and put it in YOUR hands, your life…and by God’s living grace for you.  

Schedule of Topics/Readings 

  • Week 1 (April 18): Made in God’s image: created to care for the world (Genesis 1-3) 
  • Week 2 (April 25): Called into the unknown to be a blessing (Abraham and the Forbearers, Genesis 12-50 
  • Week 3 (May 2): Being the people of the God who is “I AM” (Exodus 1-20) 
  • Week 4 (May 9): A people established and addressed: struggling with “chosenness” and God’s challenge to be faithful (the Kings and Prophets) 
  • Week 5 (May 16): Jesus comes to initiate the Reign of God (Gospel of Matthew) 
  • Week 6 (May 23): Jesus shows us who God is (Gospel of John) 
  • Week 7 (June 6): The work of Jesus frees and unites those who were divided (Book of Acts and Letters of Paul) 
  • Week 8 (June 13): God’s triumph over evil and death to renew the creation and reign (Book of Revelation) 

Our Presenter, Dr. Judy Stack, has worked as a faith formation, and outreach specialist in Episcopal and Lutheran congregations, with an emphasis on how the Bible creates space for conversations that are cross-cultural and cross-experiential, and lead to deepened faith and discipleship. Her approach is imaginative, inviting and engaging. She holds a PhD in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary and has taught Bible at the undergraduate and masters levels for over a decade. She loves dancing, classic movies, and is an avid fan of art museums.