Beginning Sunday, January 14 our adult education class will study Rob Bell’s What Is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything. Bell uses an insightful, inquisitive approach to explain why the Bible is so revered and what makes it inspiring and essential to our lives. The author delves into passages to expose the humanity behind the Scriptures. “You cannot get to the holy without going through the human”, he advises. When considering a passage, we shouldn’t ask “Why did God say . . .?” rather, “What’s the story that’s unfolding here and why did people find it important to tell it?” By exploring the message in context of time and place, Bell goes beyond the question of “is it true?” to reveal the Bible’s authentic transformative power.

Please join us for lively discussions on Sundays before the worship service at 9:00 AM in the Parlor.