What Is the Bible and Why Should We Care?
You’ve heard it said, and likely have uttered it yourself, “the Bible is authoritative for my life.” But what does that really mean? This course will address basic questions about the Bible that we rarely talk about: How and why did the Bible get put together? What is the Word of God? What is scripture, anyway? And why should we read it? In a time when Christianity itself is under scrutiny, having a renewed understanding of the function of the Bible in our lives is critical for conversations about faith and how to live out our beliefs.
Join us for this two-part Bible Study led by Dr. Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary. This offering is a partnership between St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA., and will be held online, through Zoom on Wednesday, April 21st from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 28th from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
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Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, where she has taught since 2007. Lewis is the author of A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon; Embody: Five Steps to Leading With Integrity; SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD); and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Lewis was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to be a part of the Values and Voices Campaign 2016 (valuesandvoices.com) and again in 2021. Her current projects include John and Method, and Belonging: Five Keys To Abundant Life.
Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D., New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She is the Program Director for the Festival of Homiletics, an annual conference that features the best preachers in America today, a contributing writer for Working Preacher, and co-host of the site’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. Lewis leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. Visit karolinelewis.com to sign up for her blog, podcast, and to connect with her about resources for preaching, leadership, and being a woman in ministry.