Why is the Bible such a difficult book to read? And how should we approach some of the challenges that it poses? This first session looks at the journey we go on when interpreting Scripture, and the tools that can help us navigate from the original context to applying it in our world.
For many, the book of Revelation is one of the most puzzling sections of the Bible. Confusing symbols, mysterious imagery, and sometimes unpleasant descriptions make it daunting to read and difficult to understand. In this series of seminars we look at some of the key themes and tricky passages, learning how to interpret and learn from this important book.
The book of Hebrews is a brilliant letter, which shows how Jesus is the fulfilment of everything the Old Testament pointed to. It’s full of rich themes and amazing insights, but it is also notoriously complex! In these four seminars Liam gives an introduction to the book of Hebrews, helping us to understand many of the major themes and challenging sections.
The gospels are a rich collection of texts, documenting the life, work, death and resurrection of Jesus. But reading, understanding and applying them can pose a number of challenges. This series of seminars, run throughout 2015, looks in depth at the gospels and aims to give us tools to unpack and apply them.