St. Philip's Brown Bag Bible Study
Starting up again Thursday, Oct. 2!
Meets every Thursday at Noon.
Bring your lunch and any translation of the bible you enjoy reading. Study Bibles (with footnotes and introductory material) especially helpful. We gather, read out loud, and discuss. The rector shares background information, and we all share insights.
Jump in anytime!
More from Rev. Vicki Burgess
Bring a study Bible, and if you don't have one, get one. It will say "Study" in its title somewhere, and it is tremendously helpful because it’ll have footnotes that explain language, political and social history of the times, and direct us to other passages in the Bible that are related or referenced. We each take a turn reading out loud, and it is also interesting when there are at least two or three different translations of the Bible at the table! We will note where there is a difference of word choice or sentence order between different translations. And it is always the case that what is happening in the time of, say, Matthew, in the political world or in the social culture or in the Temple leadership has a direct connection to our political times or our cultural struggles or our observations of religious institutions and the life of faith.
That’s where Bible study matters to you and to me in our lives right now, and that’s the lively discussion that’s been happening on Thursdays at noon for years. Would you like to join it? It is an easy group to enter – more perspectives on the world are welcome to make the conversation stew richer.
-Rev. Vicki Burgess