Wednesday Night Bible Study

Here are previous announcements regarding The Wednesday Night Bible Study, stay tuned to this page as we announce new offerings:

Starting in September 2018, ChurchNext will be offering three live online Wednesday Night Bible Study classes once a week for six weeks. On Wednesday nights, students from all over the world can meet and study online together, led by experts in different fields of biblical study and church history.

This fall, students can choose to take one of the following three Bible study classes:

The Bible and Evangelism with Marcus Halley
Meets Wednesday evenings from 8-9 p.m. EST from Sept. 12-Oct. 17.

m halleyWhat does the Bible say about evangelism? What does the process involve? How can we pursue evangelism respectfully and effectively in our pluralistic society? In this class, the Rev. Marcus Halley, Rector of Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis and an author whose work has appeared on Grow Christians, The Logos Project, Lent Madness, Forward Day-by-Day, and Thirty Seconds or Less, explores issues related to evangelism and scripture. The class helps participants discern how to live out our call to spread the good news in the 21st century.

Heretics in Good Company with Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe
Meets Wednesday evenings from 8-9 p.m. EST from Sept. 12-Oct. 17.

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Was Jesus really God? Is there a difference between the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament? Does everyone go to heaven? In this class, the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement, and the Rev. Melody Shobe, co-author of Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practicesand several other books, will explore questions that are fundamental to Christianity and how the church has answered these questions. Why have some people been considered heretics for the ways in which they have answered these questions? Why does it matter? Explore these questions with Scott and Melody.

The Bible and Racial Justice with Kelly Brown Douglas
Meets four times, from 8-9 p.m. on Sept. 13, Sept. 18, Oct. 10, and Nov. 14

kb douglasThis class explores the racialized history of biblical interpretation in the United States. It  then goes into a scripture-based evaluation of what the 21st-century church in the U.S. must do to build racial reconciliation. What would such a reconciliation look like? How might Christians achieve it? Participants will explore these questions and others with The Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, professor, and author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.

These classes are ideal for people who are interested in studying these topics with experts, for people who want to use technology to make individual Bible study easier to manage, and for congregations would like to study this material together in groups.

You can take these classes with groups from your church or on your own. Classes run for six weeks starting in September.  They are free to subscribing ChurchNext congregations, dioceses, and to individuals who purchase a $9/month ChurchNext subscription.You will be able to take these classes by computer from anywhere in the world using the Zoom online meeting platform. Students may access class materials and interact online using a ChurchNext online classroom.

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