Wednesdays, Jan.9-Feb. 27 at 10:00a and 6:00p |
Course text: "Inspired" by Rachel Held Evans |
Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay, and then follows with in-depth explorations of their unique setting and purpose, drawing upon current biblical scholarship. Undaunted by the Bible's most difficult passages, she discovers that the Bible is not a static work. But is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world, and always invites us to consider how our own stories intersect with the stories contained in the Bible.
The textbook for the course is available through the front office for $12.50. Students may order the Kindle version on their own for $10.00. To register for the class and to reserve a copy of the textbook, please email or leave a voicemail (360.574.7081) for Sally Dost, Administrative Assistant.
About the Author
Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about faith, doubt, and life, especially as they relate to her upbringing as a conservative Christian raised in the Bible Belt. Funny, at times irreverent, and in a writing style easily accessible to the layperson, Evans says of a journey with the Bible, "If you are curious, you will never leave the text without learning something new. If you're persistent, you just might leave inspired."
To register for the class and secure your textbook, click here to email Sally Dost, Administrative Assistant.
Reading Schedule of Inspired by Rachel Held Evans
Jan.9: xi-pg.28, Introduction, The Temple, and Origin Stories
Jan.16: pgs.29-79, The Well, Deliverance Stories, The Walls, and War Stories
Jan.30: pgs.81-111, The Debate and Wisdom Stories
Feb.6: pgs.113-140, The Beast and Resistance Stories
Feb.13: pgs.141-189, The Water, Gospel Stories, The Sea, and Fish Stories
Feb. 27: pgs.191-221, The Letter, Church Stories, and Epilogue