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Sunday Evenings - Bible Teaching Stream 

Open Bible


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 session will have a two part structure with a speaker presenting a talk on a subject via Facebook, followed by a discussion which you can either watch on Facebook or participate in via Zoom. 

   6.30pm  |  Talk  |  Facebook
~ 7.10pm  |  Q&A Discussion  |  Facebook and Zoom


For the Zoom link 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. 
 

Next session...   Sun 13th Dec | 6.30pm 

                           Jesus in the Old Testament with a visiting online speaker


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:

"My intention is, as always, to 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