Thursday Night Bible Study is back! (Ok, so it’s not exactly “back,” because last year it was Wednesday Night Bible Study, but let’s not get caught up in technicalities. ) This Epiphany, anyone who is interested in learning more about the Gospel of John can take Introducing John, a 6-week free, live online course on Thursday nights with Vicki Garvey, long-time Canon for Lifelong Christian Formation in the Diocese of Chicago, and a respected author, public speaker, and biblical scholar.
Staring this Thursday, January 23, participants will meet once a week for six weeks on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. E.S.T. in a zoom online classroom to discuss important ideas in John’s Gospel with Vicki Garvey. Themes that Vicki will cover include (but are not limited to):
- John’s portrayal of “the Jews” and, despite that enmity in this gospel, the many revisited themes from the Hebrew Bible.
- The surprising place of women in John’s Gospel.
- The Johannine community and radical commitment.
- Concern for the various strata of communities, covering those contemporary with Jesus through the Johannine circle of Jesus’ followers — those who “believe but do not see,” including 21st-century followers.
Class meetings will include both lectures from Vicki on John and online discussion opportunities.
This class is ideal for people participating in the Good Book Club this year and anyone who would like to learn more about John’s unique and fascinating Gospel.