Saturday, April 16, 2011

Skeptics and Believers

Course bookletSaturday Bible Study is an obscure and under-appreciated activity at St. Paul’s. A lay led group has been meeting early Saturday morning for many years for religious study. The format has always included breakfast—usually a continental breakfast—and discussion. At one time or another, the group has studied Bible passages, ancient Christian writings, and contemporary books on the Bible and on archeology in the Holy Land.

For quite some time, Saturday Bible Study has featured lectures on the Bible and church history on DVDs from The Teaching Company. The lectures are 30 minutes long and are given by noted scholars. Each lecture is followed by a discussion of its content and, often, other issues of common concern.

I want to invite parishioners to come to Saturday Bible Study beginning Saturday, April 30, when we will begin a 36-lecture course titled “Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition” taught by Professor Tyler Roberts of Grinnell College. A description of the course can be found on the Web site of The Teaching Company here.

If you intend to join the group on April 30, please contact me and let me know, so that we can have enough food. You can also ask any questions you might have about the group or the course. Click here to contact me.

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