We invite you to join us for our online Bible Study every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. No preparation needed.
We will use Zoom. Zoom allows you to share in the discussion through video and/or audio OR join through your phone. You do not need an account to use Zoom, but you do need to download the application here. If you have questions and the studies or need help with the ZOOM platform, please contact Keli Shipley Cooper.
Epiphany Bible Study
Beginning Wednesday, January 13th, we will host a five-week series on the Apostle Paul and women in the Pauline network of churches. This is in preparation for and a follow-up to celebrating St. Paul’s Sunday on January 24th. We will specifically focus on five different texts found in the Rev. Dr. Frances Taylor Gench’s (see bio below) book Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture. Rev. Dr. Gench will teach for the first two weeks followed by our clergy teaching the final three weeks of the series. No preparation is needed; however, we do encourage the purchase of Gench’s book. If you have any questions, please contact Keli Shipley Cooper.
Meeting ID: 998 4265 7810 | Passcode: 568589
January 13th | Facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Frances Taylor Gench
Chapter 1: Beyond Textual Harassment: Engaging Tyrannical Texts (1 Timothy 2:8-15)
January 20th | Facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Frances Taylor Gench
Chapter 2: Wives, Be Subject? Articulating Biblical Authority (Ephesians 5:21-33)
January 27th | Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Charlie Dupree
Chapter 3: Women and Worship Wars (I) (1 Corinthians 11:2-16)
February 3rd | Facilitated by the Rev. Gwynn Crichton
Chapter 4: Women and Worship Wars (II) (1 Corinthians 14:33b-36)
February 10th | Facilitated by the Rev. Rainey Dankel
Chapter 6: Women in Ministry (Romans 16:1-16)
Frances Taylor Gench is Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to joining the Union faculty in 1999, she taught for 13 years at Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary (Pennsylvania). Frances is a graduate of Davidson College and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now Union Presbyterian Seminary; M.Div., Ph.D.). We will be studying her most recent book, Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015). She resides in Bellevue with her husband, Roger J. Gench, who serves as Theologian in Residence at Second Presbyterian Church and who has partnered with St. Paul’s for “Faith on Tap.”