April 11 – May 16, 7:15 pm The Old Testament is one the most fascinating and yet also misunderstood parts of the church’s heritage. We may be somewhat familiar with particular stories, but we lack a clear portrait of the Old Testament as a whole. This series will show us how to hear the Old Testament as a theological story. We will look at six thematic “layers” that together describe how the Old Testament developed and what it has meant to the hearers who have read, interpreted, and lived its texts throughout history. Thes series will be taught by the Rev. Reed Carlson, associate priest at Saint Peter’s and doctoral candidate in Hebrew Bible at Harvard University. Reed’s teaching style employs attractive media, lively interaction, and ample time for discussing your tough questions about some of the hardest texts in the Bible. Each session of the six week series will focus on one layer:
—April 11: Creation
—April 18: Election
—April 25: Torah
—May 2: Exile
—May 9: Wisdom
—May 16: Empire