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Women in the Bible

Duration: 12 week

Free

Women in the Bible

Reading about the women in the Bible reveals a great deal more than simply the stories of a few individuals. Through the women’s trials and triumphs, the text offers various…

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Easter and Passover

Duration: 4 week

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Easter and Passover

The spring holidays of Passover and Easter have been intertwined since the earliest periods of Christianity. Each represents the defining event of Judaism and Christianity, respectively: the Exodus from Egypt…

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Genesis

Duration: 8 week

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Genesis

From the magisterial six-day creation through Adam and Eve, the flood, the sacrifice of Isaac, and the Joseph story, Genesis contains many of the most well-known and beloved passages in…

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Exodus

Duration: 8 week

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Exodus

Exodus is the second book of the Pentateuch, and it continues the narrative of how the nation of Israel came to be. The book picks up in Egypt at Joseph’s…

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The Books of Samuel

Duration: 8 week

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The Books of Samuel

The story of the Hebrew people moves from the time of nomadic tribes governed by judges who emerged in the time of crisis to the era of Israelite monarchy. It…

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Psalms

Duration: 8 week

Free

Psalms

This eight-session study explores the great collection of Hebrew poetry. The Psalms expresses the widest range of human emotions: from anguish to joy, from need to thanksgiving. There is truly…

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Wisdom Literature

Duration: 8 week

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Wisdom Literature

The biblical books generally categorized as wisdom literature include Proverbs, Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth) and Job. These books are the closest to philosophy that the Hebrew Bible offers: they explore the question…

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First Isaiah

Duration: 8 week

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First Isaiah

Powerful advocate for social justice, advisor to kings – Isaiah of Jerusalem embodied the notion of “speaking truth to power.” His words are timeless, but they were spoken in a…

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Second Isaiah

Duration: 8 week

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Second Isaiah

Among the most beautiful biblical poetry, and most uplifting prophecy, belongs to the prophet known as Second Isaiah. The prophet who called on Israel to “Prepare a way for the…

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Daniel

Duration: 8 week

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Daniel

The book of Daniel tells the story of a Jew who rises to prominence in a foreign court. It is not a smooth road: he struggles to stay true to…

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The Gospel of Matthew

Duration: 8 week

Free

The Gospel of Matthew

Matthew has some of the most familiar stories of Jesus’ life, making it a great study for beginners. It is also beautifully nuanced which should appeal to those who have…

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The Gospel of Mark

Duration: 8 week

Free

The Gospel of Mark

This study will delve into Mark’s storytelling. The Markan Gospel depicts a Jesus of both good news and urgent challenge. The clever author of this book masterfully weaves together episodes…

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The Gospel of Luke

Duration: 8 week

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The Gospel of Luke

The Gospel of Luke is undoubtedly a masterfully woven narrative filled with skillful characterizations and beautiful poetic verse. Contained within its chapters are some of the most theologically significant parables…

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The Gospel of John

Duration: 8 week

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The Gospel of John

The Gospel According to John has long been a favorite of Christian readers of scripture. The Gospel's presentation of the life of Jesus is distinctive, the theological perspective is remarkable,…

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Acts of the Apostles

Duration: 8 week

Free

Acts of the Apostles

Written by the same author as the Gospel of Luke, the Acts of the Apostles is a continuation of the story of Jesus' followers.  Luke, traditionally identified as a physician…

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Romans

Duration: 8 week

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Romans

Paul's letter to the Romans has been enormously influential in the development of Christian faith, Christian theological reflection, and Christian practice.  This course seeks to examine why Paul wrote to…

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1 Corinthians

Duration: 8 week

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1 Corinthians

Paul's often-quoted pastoral letter addresses many issues related to living in Christian community.  Problems facing the Corinthian congregation of the first century are remarkably applicable to life in Christian community…

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2 Corinthians

Duration: 8 week

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2 Corinthians

This is a rich letter full of powerful imagery; however, it seems to be a collection of fragments, lacking a theme of a theological argument or addressing a particular issue. …

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Galatians and Philippians

Duration: 8 week

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Galatians and Philippians

Galatians addresses a time when the early Christian movement was struggling with its identity and mission. Paul is angry and direct in his “advice”. His passionate effort to solve the…

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1 and 2 Thessalonians

Duration: 8 week

Free

1 and 2 Thessalonians

These letters are shorter than some Pauline writings and sometimes do not receive the attention that Romans and Corinthians get.  However, the first letter to the Thessalonians is likely the…

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Hebrews

Duration: 8 week

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Hebrews

Historically, Hebrews is thought of as a letter from Paul and is grouped with his other letters in the New Testament.  However, this assumption has been questioned from as early…

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Revelation

Duration: 8 week

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Revelation

The Book of Revelation has often been quoted out of context, not necessarily conveying the meaning intended by the early Christian author.  Apocalyptic literature like Revelation is challenging to understand. …

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Reformation History

Duration: 8 week

Free

Reformation History

It seems like everyone has heard of the Reformation, but have you ever wondered how this 16th century movement affected the church and the texts we read? What were the…

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Formation of the Biblical Canon

Duration: 2 week

Free

Formation of the Biblical Canon

Who decided which writings would be in the Bible? When were these decisions made? Is Jewish scripture included in the Bible? What was the original language used to record the…

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Reading the Bible

Duration: 2 week

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Reading the Bible

“The Bible is very widely revered because of its status as the Word of God, but it is also a remarkable work of literature, that is, on the whole, exceptionally…

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