Zoom Bible Study for Progressives

Many people are looking for a safe place to gather with others to share in the quest for a relevant faith in the 21st century. We are either Christians or seekers who find our received faith wanting and look to the Bible and each other for fresh insights. We start with two fundamental givens; the results of critical biblical research must be respected (but not always approved), and the Bible’s worldview(s) need to be reconstructed for our time (they do not naturally explain who we are or our world). We meet on Zoom.  ALL are welcome.

Our next Bible Study is Tuesday, February 8th on Zoom at 4 P.M. Pacific Standard Time. Join our mailing list and you will get advance notification and instructions on how to join.

TOPIC: Did Jesus intentionally start a new religion and break from Judaism?  This is, of course, a common view today. Eventually, the followers of Jesus morphed into what is today called Christianity. However, there is a clear academic consensus that Jesus, his followers including the apostle Paul, remained Jews their entire lives. We will look at how this consensus came to be, what Judaism was like in the late Second Temple period and the time of the New Testament, and maybe even have time to consider the reasons that necessitated the separation of Jews and followers of Jesus. Finally, we will consider the implications of Jesus as a reformer of Judaism and not a creator of a new religion. Should we, therefore, be Jews today? Oops! 


I will be leading this Bible study and hope to have you with us on this journey.
—Pass this page on to friends who might be interested—They can enroll here as well.

Steve Kindle, President
Faith on the Edge and Pastor2Pew

Become a part of our Zoom Bible Study
We want this to be a safe place for inquiry and discussion. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. You will receive a reminder email a day or two before the class with the link and suggestions to prepare. I look forrward to being with you.
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