In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest
conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational
questions such as-
- How and when was the Bible written?
- Who decided which
books made it into the scriptures and why?
- How literally must we read
- And, Is the Bible ever wrong?
- From there, Hamilton considers the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike, including:
- Were Adam and Eve real people?
is God so violent in the Old Testament?
- Why would Paul command women to
"keep silent in the church"?
- Is Jesus the only way to salvation?
does God view homosexual people?
- Is the Book of Revelation a guide to
the End Times?
- In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.
Click here to hear about the book- Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton
September 15th- Read Chapters 22-26
- God's Violence in the Old Testament
- Suffering, Divine Providence, and the Bible
- Can We Trust the Gospel accounts of Jesus
- Can We Trust the Gospel Accounts of Jesus
- "No One Comes to the Father Except Through Me"?
September 8th- Read Chapters 19-21 Making Sense of the Bible's Challenging Passages
- Science, the bible, and the Creation Stories
- Were Adam and Eve Real People?
- Were There Dinosaurs on the Ark?
- Formulate your own brief doctrine of Scripture (optional exercise we discussed last week), Click here to read what Presbyterians believe about the Bible.
September 1st- Review Chapters 14-18 Is the Bible Inspired?
August 25th- read Chapters 14-18 Is the Bible Inspired? Review Chapters 8-13
August 18th- read Chapters 8-13 New Testment
August 9th class please read Chapter 1-7. Introduction & Old Testament overview (Don't panic, the chapters are short!)