We will gather electronically to delve into the early church writings, or the Epistles, which are the oldest books in our New Testament. We will prepare by reading the text (each Epistle), learn about its context, history, key words, important theological concepts and significance in our current thinking, and then explore how it may have shaped our worship practices or how it fits into our life today. Our sessions will last one hour, with about 30 minutes of that in receiving information about the text, and the balance of the time spent in reflection and conversation. We will begin and end with prayer. All are welcome. No previous experience in studying the scriptures is necessary — nor is any previous knowledge of these books. We’re all learning together!
This coming week we will explore Paul’s letter to the people in Philemon.