This self-study course follows closely the method the Vicar uses to develop a sermon. It was offered as a mid-week adult Christian education class at Holy Trinity during Epiphany 2018 and 2019.
Feedback from the 2018 class:
Over crackers and cheese, participants read the Vicar’s study guides and wrestled over questions of spiritual authority, including: ‘Does the Bible have authority for you?’ Yet with its archaic language, the Bible often requires us as authorities to seek the guidance of other authorities.
Enter Vicar Jake, who developed his own way of gleaning Biblical themes… If you want to deepen your own understanding of Christ through the Bible, click on the headings below to begin your journey.
– Ann V.
Worth every minute. A wonderful exercise in learning to read the Bible both academically and spiritually. So glad I took the time out of my week for this valuable study.
– Alanna B., Vestry member
In this course you will learn (updated 2019 notes):
Week 1: The Main Idea
How to make your own “translation” of a passage (even if you don’t know a word of Greek or Hebrew).
Week 2: The Biblical Theme
How to uncover the theme of each biblical text you read.
Week 3: Finding Christ
How to find Christ on every page of the Bible.
Last updated January 31, 2019