Duration: 4 weekFree dmitriy Incarnation: Fleshing Out the Bible’s Christmas Stories A four-week, online Advent study examining how the Gospels approach the nativity story. Details Duration: 12 weekFree dmitriy 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 (sometimes contradictory) pictures of gender, family life, and relationships. Our modern understanding of gender may not translate directly onto the… Details Duration: 4 weekFree dmitriy 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 and the resurrection of Jesus. This course discusses the biblical origins of the two holidays; how Easter grew out of… Details Duration: 8 weekFree will 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 the whole Bible. These are texts that have grounded beliefs and shaped faith communities for over two millennia. Where do… Details Duration: 8 weekFree dmitriy 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 death, then carries us through the story of the Israelites’ oppression in and removal from Egypt. Over the course of… Details Duration: 8 weekFree dmitriy 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 is in the books of Samuel that we read the stories of Samuel, Saul, and, of course, the main character… Details Duration: 8 weekFree dmitriy 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 a psalm “for every occasion”: from hymns to prayers to songs to celebrations to laments. Unlike almost every other part… Details Duration: 8 weekFree dmitriy 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 of how much of the world we can know, and how we can know it; how to live a good… Details Duration: 8 weekFree dmitriy 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 particular time and place, for the purpose of bringing about change in the world Isaiah saw around him, a world… Details Duration: 8 weekFree will 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 Lord,” who proclaimed “Comfort, comfort, O my people,” and who gave us the lasting image of the suffering servant, is… Details Duration: 8 weekFree dmitriy 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 his faith; he must interpret the king’s dreams, accurately; he must resist the temptation to adopt the culture and practice… Details Duration: 8 weekFree dmitriy 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 spent some time reading and thinking about the scriptures of the New Testament. Details 1 2 3 > Your account is now active! Username: Password: Your account is now activated. Login or go back to Home.