5 January 2014 Worship and Religious Education Classes

Please join us at 10:30 AM on Sunday (5 January 2014) for “The Elephant and the Pope” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.  The All Souls Choir will be singing.

Religious Education Classes for Children, Youth and Adults will happen at 9:00 AM.

Focusing on our Third Source, the children and youth begin their pillar on World Religions this Sunday.

UnderstandingTheBibleAt 9:00 AM, we continue our new adult class — Understanding the Bible: A Guide for Skeptics, Seekers and Religious Liberals.

This is a companion curriculum to the book by the same name by John Buehrens.  We’ve been having a good bit of fun examining our own relationship to the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, engaging the text and claiming or reclaiming what is there for us.

The reading for this Sunday is the Book of Exodus (Bible text available here).

The Biblical readings for Scholarly editions of the Bible we recommend include the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) , the New International Version (NIV), the New English Bible (NEB), or (while we are studying the Hebrew Bible) the JPS translation of the Tanakh.

If you are contemplating buying a new one, we can offer a few more suggestions in class.  Avoid paraphrase editions such as The Living Bible.  We will also have several Bibles available here for your use.

Please Note:  We currently do not have any copies of of the Buehrens book, but we are planning on ordering more copies for interested persons ($12.00 per copy).  If you wish to order your own copy, please use this link and the church will get a percentage of the sale.

You may also buy the Kindle edition for $9.60 at the Amazon site.  The Nook edition for $9.99 can be found on the Barnes and Noble site.

Note — You can still get a lot from the class just by reading the Biblical text and coming to class, but you will have a richer experience if you read the Buehrens book as well.


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