This is a repeating eventmarch 1, 2018 6:00 pm
SHARON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OFFERS COMMUNITY SUPPER WITH BIBLE STUDY Dr. Bob Keay to lead a study on the basics of the Bible Contact: Pastor Bob Keay, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-364-5002 Sharon Congregational Church, located
SHARON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OFFERS COMMUNITY SUPPER WITH BIBLE STUDY
Dr. Bob Keay to lead a study on the basics of the Bible
Contact: Pastor Bob Keay, email@example.com, 860-364-5002
Sharon Congregational Church, located at 25 Main Street in Sharon, invites the community to a light supper and an informative and enjoyable study on the basics of the Bible every Thursday night from 6:00 to 7:30pm beginning February 22. Childcare will be provided.
Topics will include the origins of the Bible in the ancient Middle East, the transmission and translation of the Bible around the world, and the continuing importance of the Bible in the modern world. Questions considered will include: What is the Bible? Why were some books included and others not? Why do some Bibles have different books than other Bibles? What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and are they related to the Bible? Why wasn’t the Gospel of Judas or Mary Magdalene included in the Bible? How can a book written 2000 years ago in a very different culture be relevant to Americans in the 21st century? Can we be sure of its accuracy and reliability after 2000 years of copying and translating? Can anyone really make sense of the book of Revelation? The goal of the study is to enable anyone to read the Bible with greater appreciation and understanding of what it is and how it continues to speak to its readers today.
Everyone is welcome to the supper and study. No prior knowledge of the Bible or Christianity is required. RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary. To RSVP, call 860-364-5002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bible Study will be led by Pastor Bob Keay. Pastor Keay grew up in Plymouth, MA, attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA, and received a PhD in New Testament from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. While much of Pastor Keay’s career has been spent teaching theology, he has also served churches in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Northern Ireland. He is the author of multiple scholarly essays and reviews in biblical and theological journals.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm