Reading the Bible as if our lives depended on it!

March 1, 2022 - April 5, 2022
Tuesdays; March 1 – April 5, 2022; 9:30–10:30 AM (central time)

with Mary Schertz; Professor Emerita of New Testament at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, happily living and worshipping in Elkhart, Indiana.

In so many ways, western culture, with its consumptive habits and elevation of self-reliance as a virtue, is what has separated us from reading biblical texts as if our lives depended on it. This course asks the question of how we might practice habits of reading the Bible that help us find anew real nurture and challenge within these ancient, sacred texts. We will explore confessional Bible reading, reading as if our lives depended on it, understanding God’s love for us as it we read, growing with the companionship of the people, ideas, emotions, and words embedded in the biblical texts, and other ways of reading the text as well as letting the text “read” us.