Exploring the Torah


Bible Study will pause during Lent to allow participants to attend the Lent Series on Wednesdays and will resume in the Easter season.

The Hebrew Scriptures (also known as the “Old Testament”) can sometimes seem too confusing, too boring, or simply not relevant to many Christians today. However, the Hebrew Scriptures are packed with wisdom that is not only relevant to today, but also illuminates the teaching and ministry of Jesus in surprising ways.

Have you ever tried to read the whole Bible and gotten bogged down in the laws, geneologies, instructions for the tabernacle, or strange poetry? Most of us have! This Bible Study will use resources from scholars to help us to study the text together, in community.

Each week, participants are invited to listen to a podcast from the Bible Project and read a few chapters of the Bible. We will read parts of the chapters during our gathering and have discussion about what we’ve learned. Even if you don’t have time to listen to the podcast or read the text ahead of time, you are invited to participate in the study and discussion.

We will gather on Zoom from 8-9PM on Wednesdays. Join us any time!

Podcast and Bible Chapter List:

Genesis Scroll

January 3: Episode 1 – Genesis 1-2 (Spirit)

January 10: Episode 2 – Genesis 3-11 (Spirit)

January 17: Episode 3 – Genesis 12-20 (Trees)

January 24: Episode 4 – Genesis 21-25 (Trees)

January 31: Episode 5 – Genesis 26-30 (Blessing and Curse)

February 7: Episode 6 – Genesis 31-37 (Blessing and Curse)

February 14: Episode 7 – Genesis 38-42 (Exile)

February 21: Episode 8 – Genesis 43-50 (Exile)

February 28: Episode 9 – Question and Response on the book of Genesis