Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Reading the Bible In Episcopal Churches + Oct 20th discussion

Living Pulpit online has just published an article on this topic. And here's a related event for further discussion:

ALL WELCOME to join a conversation on Biblical Studies in the Congregation with Deirdre Good, Professor, New Testament, General Theological Seminary, New York City

Saturday, October 20, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
At the Church of St. Martin-In-The-Fields,
St. Martin’s Lane and Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, 19118
Phone: 215-247-7466

Schedule: 9.30a.m. coffee, tea, refreshments and introductions;
10.00a.m. presentations and resources in the parish hall

Topics:
What IS biblical literacy? Do answers differ from what is understood to be literalism? Inerrancy? What does that mean?
Working with our clergy and seminary professors, how do we help to close the gap between pulpit and pew?
Congregations across the country are beginning to address these questions in varying ways. What is working?

Reading the bible all the way through on our own? Yes.
Reading the Bible together in small groups? Yes.
· Let’s pool our experiences. What is working in our congregations? How and why?

Do let us know your thoughts, and please tell us that you will be attending by simply replying to good@gts.edu

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