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Sunday Evenings - Bible Teaching Stream 

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In these evenings, we aim to mix in-depth teaching of the Bible with the accessibility of being able to question the Bible teacher and make comments. The sessions have a two part structure with a speaker teaching on a whole book of the Bible via Facebook, followed by a discussion which you can either watch on Facebook or participate in via Zoom. 

The evening starts at 6.30pm with the teaching, which is typically 30 to 45 minutes.  We then open up to comments and questions from those who are on Zoom or Facebook, finishing usually between 7.40pm and 8pm.

For the Zoom link and more details click on the latest session (the top one) via the menu on the right.
Here you will also find the videos and audio from previous Bible Stream sessions, along with any other additional resources. 
We apologise that the July 2021 session suffered from technical issues, so that the video and audio were too poor to follow. We have therefore re-scheduled Bernie and Raymond for 8th August.

Next session...   Sun 8th August 2021 | 6.30pm 

                             The Book of Isaiah with Bernie Pinner
When we continue in August, we hope to be back to close to a "normal" session with everything happening in church, but we will still continue to stream live on Facebook.  As we know more, this page will be updated.

We want to let the Bible speak for itself, and not use Bible stream to make a personal point or promote a hobby horse. Indeed it is important that we point out where the Bible challenges any tradition, and to be ready to allow it to slaughter our sacred cows.
Tom Wright has described this approach in this way:

" pay the fullest possible attention to scripture in both its details and its broad sweep, and to allow the biblical writers to set the agenda rather than forcing on them a scheme of thought that does not do them justice. This task is made harder still by the traditions of thought, prayer, spirituality, and ethics in various parts of the church. Here again my aim is always to allow scripture to enter into dialogue with traditions, including those traditions that think of themselves as biblical, and to critique them when they are less than fully in accordance with scripture.”
Paragraph 1, Chapter 5, Surprised by Scripture, N.T. Wright, ISBN 978-0-06-223054-6

Graham Wilkins, 12/05/2020