2020 Series: Strange Scriptures

Grappling with the Old Testament in the 21st Century

                                      

 

Week 4 (April

(a) No Looking Back - Sodom & Gomorrah

 

(b) No Laughing Matter - The sacrifice of Isaac

Week 5 (May)

(a) Snakes and Ladders - Jacob at Bethel

(b) No Holds Barred - Jacob wrestles an angel

Week 6 (June)

(a) Word on the Street - The doctrine of inspiration and its implications

(b) The Day the Sun Stood Still - Miracles in the Exodus and Conquest

Week 7 (July)

(a) Fit for a King! - Israelite Lingship and God's choice of Saul

(b) Meaningless, Meaningless - Understanding Ecclesiastes

Week 8 (September)

(a) Look Away Now - Moses meeting God

(b) Prophet at a Loss - Elijah and the still small voice

Week 9 (October)

(a) Big Fish - Jonah and the whale

(b) Behind You! - The story of Job

 

Week 10 (November)

 

(a) Is God a Monster? - God and Genocide in the OT

 

(b) Director of Lightening Bolts - The OT theology of causation and providence

                                                                          

The OT in overview -
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The making of the OT -
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Week 1 (January)

 

(a) A Book Full of Stories - The OT in overview                       

                                           

(b) The Story of the Story - the making of the OT         

The creation stories -
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The fall -
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Week 2 (February)

 

(a) Would You Adam and Eve it - The creation stories

 

(b) Forbidden Fruit - The Fall

The Flood -
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The Tower of Babel -
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Week 3 (March) 

    

(a) Who Built the Ark - The Flood

 

(b) Je ne Comprends pas! - The tower of Babel