Starting March 3rd
A Different Way to Read the Bible
based on the Rob Bell book, What is the Bible?
Resources on the website include:
1. Week-by-Week Schedule - below.
2. Downloadable Syllabus, Study Guide, Meditations, & Journal for A Different Way to Read the Bible 7-week class.
3. Video - Orientation & Week 1 Overview
4. Online Forum to Share Learnings - To join & leave your thoughts, click on "Christian Education" on the menu bar above, then select "Forum" & view the topic "A Different Way to Read the Bible" (or click here).
View the video "Orientation & Week 1 Video" on the right; then, download & print the study guide by clicking on the link below.
Click to download study guide A Different Way to Read the Bible: Syllabus, Study Guide, & Meditations. Warning: It's 40 pages; if that's too long for your printer, copies will be available during the class.
To view videos specific to each week's session, scroll past the week-by-week schedule below & click on embedded videos and study guides provided.
First 7-week session - For a detailed week-by-week syllabus (4 pages), click here.
1 Why You’re Probably Reading the Bible Wrong
2 A New Kind of Tribe; A New Kind of God
3 A Different Way to Read the Bible. (View video below for Week 3)
4 Dualistic vs. Non-Dualistic Thinking: A 4-Step Process to More Fulfilling Relationships.
View video in Week 4 below.
5 Forgiveness: Jonah, the Assyrians, and the Fish
Worry - It’s Over-rated: About Pearls & Pigs
6 Summation: What’s the 3 Best & 3 Worst Questions to Ask When Reading the Bible
7 Applied Learning Using Rob Bell's Reading the Bible Process: Jesus, the Pharisees,
& the Adulterer
Second 7-week session
1 Did Jesus Have to Die? (Ch.32)
Why Are There Two Genealogies of Jesus in the New Testament? (Ch.29)
2 In What Context Can We Understand Sin? (Ch.35)
3 Is the Bible True? Is It Inspired? How Do We Deal with Contradictions in the Bible?
4 Is the Wrath of God Arbitrary (Trick Question) (Ch.34)
Why Did People Just Fall Over Dead in the New Testament? (Ch.31)
5 Predestination: What or What-Not? (Ch.33)
6 The Word “Word” Appears 1400 Times in the Bible. Why? (Ch.36)
Why is Leviticus in the Bible? (Ch.30)
7 Dealer's Choice: Participants Select a Favorite Scripture to Share with Others
Week 3: A Different Way To Read the Bible.
View video below & download A Different Way to Read the Bible: A 3-Step Process Workbook (2 pages)- click here.
Week 4: Dualistic vs. Non-Dualistic Thinking: A 4-Step Process to More Fulfilling Relationships (1 page)- click here.
Week 5: Forgiveness - Jonah, the Assyrians, & the Fish