Below are our upcoming events. Check them out and be sure to register to attend.
INCARNATION — Fleshing Out the Bible’s Christmas Stories;
An online Yale Bible Study with the Rev. Dr. Allen Hilton
Zoom | November 30th – December 21st | 8 pm EST | 4 Sessions
Join the Rev. Dr. Allen Hilton four a free, online 4-week study this Advent exploring how the Gospels approach the nativity story:
- November 30 — According to Matthew: Joseph’s Dilemma, Magi’s Gifts, and Herod’s Inhumanity
- December 7 — According to Luke: Small Child in a Big World
- December 14 — According to John: Word Made Flesh
- December 21 — Love Came Down — The YBS Christmas Episode
The four sessions will occur on November 30, December 7, December 14, and December 21.
The Rev. Dr. Allen Hilton is the Executive Director of House United, a non-profit organization he founded in 2016. His book, “A House United: How the Church Can Save the World”, moves from the facts and causes of American political polarization to the possibility that faith communities can help solve it.
The Rev. Dr. Hilton is a former Yale Divinity School faculty member, where he taught the New Testament in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He later took the call to become a pastor for The Congregational Church of New Canaan, CT, Plymouth Church in Seattle, WA, and Wayzata Community Church in MN. For more information go to our website.
The Book of Genesis: An Online Bible Study with Dr. Joel S. Baden
Zoom | January 18th – March 8th | 8 pm EST | 8 Sessions
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. Join Dr. Joel Baden in exploring the most popular Yale Bible Study. We’ll examine where these stories come from, how they relate to similar traditions from Israel’s neighboring cultures, and how they have grown over time until reaching the version we have them now. How have our modern interpretations obscured what the texts might have originally meant? This study will provide new perspectives for appreciating some of the Bible’s most famous stories.
The eight sessions will occur on January 18, January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, and March 8. After attending all eight sessions, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Prof. Joel Baden, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity School, is a specialist in the Pentateuch, Biblical Hebrew, and disability theory in biblical studies. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books on individual pentateuchal texts, critical methodology, and Biblical Hebrew. Future projects include commentaries on Deuteronomy and Exodus. He holds degrees in Judaic Studies (BA, Yale), Semitic Languages (MA, University of Chicago), and Hebrew Bible (PhD, Harvard).
Prof. Baden is also the Director of the Center for Continuing Education at Yale Divinity School. The foundational programs of the Center are YMI, Yale Bible Study and Yale Summer Study. For more information go to our website.