Understanding and Interpreting Scripture
Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. The underlying debate isn’t about a specific social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. The world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also one of the most confusing. In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton, one of the country’s leading pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate, and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike. Therefore, his advice and guidance in this class will be an invaluable resource.
Questions That Confuse Us
Did God really command Moses to put gay people to death? Did Jesus really teach that everyone who is not a Christian will be assigned to hell? Why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church?” Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often-misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.
Author Adam Hamilton
Adam Hamilton is Senior Pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton’s congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013 and was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Wednesday Night Class 7:00 PM
“Making Sense of the Bible” by Rev. Adam Hamilton is an encouraging group study to help people read the Bible intelligently and with spiritual insight. It is perfect for people new to reading the Bible, have been studying the Bible for years, and for people who have never studied the Bible because they are not sure how to. Please join us on Wednesday for this six-week class starting January 3 at 7:00 PM in Room 8/9. Please read chapters 1-7, Making Sense of the Old Testament, for the first class.