In Scripture Circles, you will find a way of studying the Scriptures that is
practical and pastoral, scholarly and mystical, personal and communal.
Something unique will happen when you are part of a study session that would not happen if you were not there.
I have studied under a gifted rabbi, who gathers groups internationally to explore the Scriptures. These gatherings have shown me a new and beautiful way of gathering around the Scriptures that I am now sharing with others. I believe this form of study can transform your life and faith because of the way it has transformed mine.
Winter-Spring 2017 Gatherings
Click on the link for this sign-up genius to explore dates and register for one of my fall Scripture Circles.
What to Expect
Gatherings begin by going around the circle and sharing things with which we have been wrestling or pondering. Based on what is shared, I put forward choices of Scripture passages that might fit those questions, and the group votes. Once we dig in, I guide us through language roots and threads that run from one text to another. Then, I ask questions. Questions that invite us to wrestle with human experience and our interaction with the Divine. Questions we see if we look at the text and have the courage to ask them of each other and of ourselves. Questions like, "What is it like to be so afraid of the unknown in front of you that slavery feels like a better option?" (Which is the question we see as the Israelites enter the wilderness experience in Exodus 16.)
Scripture Circles Schedule and Details
Studies vary in location. Some will be at my house in Richfield, MN. Others may be at other houses or a local restaurant. The address and location will be confirmed the week before the gathering. Space is limited to 12 people per study, so please sign up promptly if you are interested. You can sign up alone, with a friend, or even on behalf of a group. I also enjoy teaching groups that already exist, such as small groups and leadership teams. Please email me if you are interested in discussing that option.
In general, gatherings happen on a regular schedule. (Dates will be confirmed before the beginning of each month.)
- Third or fourth Thursday* morning of the month, 9:00-12:00 pm with lunch afterwards until 12:30 or 1:00. (suggested $30 per person)
- Fourth Monday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm with snacks and drinks. (suggested $20 per person)
All gatherings are based on a sliding scale of paying what you can or are able to pay, through cash, check, or credit on the day of the study. First time participants, you are invited to join any gathering for half price.