Theologian Trevor Dennis leads a new and exciting autumn course, taking place on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. Tuesday 24 September War poems for our times - the searing, disturbing beauty of Lamentations and Psalm 137. Tuesday 8 October An exquisite story of famine, migration, immigration, renewal, empowerment, and above all love - Ruth the Moabite. Tuesday 15 October Is there sexism in the Bible? Undoubtedly. Is there antisemitism in the Bible? Let's find out. Tuesday 22 October The last laugh - Rachel and Laban's household gods (a wonderful example of women's humour); the case of the midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, and a joke hidden in the Hebrew; the hilarious tale of Jonah, with a very serious and challenging question at the end.
A chance to see famous biblical passages in a new light, to uncover treasures you never knew were there, to address through its pages some of the burning issues of our own day, to face awkward questions about the Bible, and, finally, to enjoy it.
Donations will be invited (a suggested minimum of £5 for each session). Monies collected on 24 September and 15 October will be given to St Mary’s Centre, those collected on 8 and 22 October will be given to Christian Aid. There will be an opportunity to Gift Aid your donations.
Each session will stand alone, so if you can’t make the whole course, don’t worry. However much you know about the Bible, or think you don’t know, you will be most welcome.