News Flash! Bible Study is cancelled until further notice, due to the coronavirus.
Wednesdays at Redeemer from 1-2:30 P.M. All are welcome! We are currently reading the whole book of Psalms (all 150!) and learning about the different kinds of Psalms (for example: the songs of praise and thanksgiving that we chant together on Sundays during our worship services and also the songs of lament spoken out of a place of individual an/or corporate distress). The psalms are poems and prayers; it has often been said that the language of the Psalms teaches Christians how to pray, how to talk to God, and reading through the Psalms as a spiritual discipline can strengthen one’s prayer life and relationship with God.
We are reading Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, where author, professor, and Biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the Gospels texts surrounding the final days before the crucifixion; meeting the six Sundays in Lent (March 1 – April 5) from 11:45 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. in the sanctuary.
Every Sunday we will watch a 10 – 12 minute video that accompanies the six book chapters (the six sessions include: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem’; The Temple Incident; The Anointing of Jesus and the Role of Women; Jesus’ Teachings in the Temple; the Last Supper Traditions; and, Gethsemane.)
Tuesday nights at 7 PM from April 21 – June 2 (7 meetings), meeting in the fellowship hall. Reading: Disability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church, by Bethany McKinney Fox.
In late September through early November Dr. Harry Maier, Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology, UBC, gave a series of lectures titled “The Book of Revelation and You!” These fascinating lectures were held after the Sunday church service.
Then, in January and early February, Dr. Maier furthered our Christian Education with a stimulating series of lectures on the book of Matthew.
Dr. Harry O. Maier received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University.
He has served two parishes of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada in Victoria and Delta, British Columbia. From 1991-93, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Vancouver School of Theology and the University of British Columbia. He has been a full-time member of VST’s faculty since 1994.
Vancouver School of Theology Events Page
The Vancouver School of Theology is a college within the University of British Columbia whose theological and social perspectives align with those of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Members from Redeemer often attend lectures given at the VST, and professors and lecturers from VST have been welcomed guests at Redeemer.
The Vancouver School of Theology has a web page listing upcoming lectures and events, and we encourage all to visit it, by way of finding paths toward a better understanding of religious matters.