Bible Study with Pastor Jim

There are three opportunities to join the Rev. Jim Sprouse in the Library each week for a journey through scripture. The class is currently finishing Reading the Bible as Literature. The next topic, Religion and Violence will begin the week of Nov. 17. See the preview video here.

Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Mondays at 10 a.m.

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.


Jumpstarting the Bible:

Big conversations & burning Questions

Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Oct. 13 - Nov. 17

Room 302

Led by Eileen Gilmer

Every week in church we hear scripture read. Sometimes it’s a Psalm, sometimes it’s from one of the gospels, or it might be a letter from Paul. There are Bibles in the pews in case anyone wants to read the Word, but most folks choose to listen to it read. (That’s actually very Biblical; for centuries most people relied on God’s Word to be read to them.)

How well do you really know the Bible? Do you view the God of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) differently than you do the God of the New Testament? What about things like context and translations?

I’ve wanted to do a Bible study for a while that is aimed at people who have questions and might not feel comfortable signing up for a traditional class. Here are some of the areas we’ll cover and the speakers:

                       Canon | Mining for the Word – Eric Elnes

                       History | Parchment to Pixel – Phyllis Tickle

                       Testaments | One Story, Two Parts – Rachel Held Evans

                       Gospels | Unexpected Good News – Nadia Bolz-Weber

                       Genre | Rhythm of the Text – Jose Morales

                        Interpretation | Scripture Reads Us – Will Willimon

                       Grace | Love is the Bottom Line – Jay Bakker

If you are all in, come join us for a no-judgment, all-questions-welcomed Bible study. We’ll watch a short DVD then talk through the topic of that week.

Let me know if you have any questions. I’m at 703-356-3312 or