MONTHLY SCRIPTURE STUDY takes place the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Council Room of the Parish Centr.
The study is led by Ricky Shinall, parishioner who received a PhD in New Testament at Vanderbilt University.Each month he will offer a presentation on a different aspect of scripture and will lead discussion and conversation about this topic. All adults are invited and welcome to attend.
Wednesday, May 3, The Gospel of John
The Gospel of John: The Gospel of John gives us a picture of Jesus very different from what we see in the other three gospels. John also gives a lot more commentary on the significance of Jesus' life and death, and John has had outsized influence on Christian theology. In this session we will explore what is distinctive about this most theological of all the gospels
Wednesday April 5, The Gospel of Luke
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, THE GOSPEL OF MARK:
We will continue our study of the gospels by looking at Mark. Mark wrote the shortest, and possibly earliest, of the four gospels. We'll study the picture of Jesus that this gospel paints.
January 4, 2017 - The Gospel of Matthew
This year, the gospel readings for mass will come from Matthew. In this
session, we will discuss what makes the Gospel of Matthew distinctive. We
will look at how Matthew creates his portrait of Jesus and how Matthew
communicates the importance of Jesus' life, teaching, death, and
resurrection. We will also look at the choices Matthew made in what to
emphasize and what to omit compared with the other three gospels
December 7 - The Christmas Stories As we approach the Christmas season, we’ll soon see shepherds and wisemen gathered around the stable in nativity scenes in church and elsewhere, but what scene does the Bible paint for Jesus’ birth? In this session we will look at what the gospels do and don’t say about Jesus’ birth and what message the gospel writers were trying to communicate to us by describing the events surrounding the first Christmas.
Here are the general topics for January - April 2017. More details will be provided closer to the date of the presentation.
September 7 - How Catholics View the Bible
October 5 - "Who Needs the OldTestament? Christianity and the Old Testament"
Throughout history, Christians have too often forgotten or ignored the value that the Old Testament has in the life of the Church. This class will help us understand what the Old Testament has to say to us as Christians. It is in the Old Testament that we come to know the God of grace and justice who created the world and works for its salvation. We will come to see how the story of Israel is the story of Jesus and the Church.
November 2 The Letters of Paul: Almost every week in mass, we hear a reading from one of Paul's letters, but we don't often think about what these letters mean. Are we hearing timeless truths or just reading somebody else's mail? In this session we will discuss these letters, how they came about and how they came to make up so much of the New Testament.
JOURNEY THROUGH SCRIPTURE - 2017
A new version of Journey through Scripture will begin on
Mon., Jan. 23rd, at 10 am in the Community Room. The class
will meet for one hour every week—everyone is welcome.
Carolyn Goddard will provide information on the historical
setting of each book in the New Testament as we read and reflect
on the various books individually. You do not need to
attend every class...please dropin whenever you can.
We have two Women's Scripture Study Groups. One group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Parish Center. Contact Kristin Weisel at email@example.com for more information. The other group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Cursillo Room of the parish center. Contact Kristen Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Young Adult Scripture Study takes place on Sunday evenings after the 6:00 p.m. mass. Contact Caroline Bernadi email@example.com or Sarah Hinton firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.