Pilgrimage: The Bible part one

Below you will find the video content for our class on Monday January 11 at 7:30pm. If you can, try and watch both videos before we meet.

Welcome to the first session on Scripture.


In the first regular session, We will take a look at the Bible, including discussing modern scholarship on the origins of the various documents in the text. This class picks apart all of the various parts of the Bible and asks, “what does it mean to talk about inspiration and Scripture?”

You can also simply listen to the session on our podcast:

Dr. Ellen Davis, of Duke University, talks about Scripture.

The Common English Bible (Women's Study Edition)

Folks often ask what kind of Bible they should buy (there are a lot of options). This new edition of the Common English Bible is the most recent translation authorized for use in worship by The Episcopal Church. The Women's Bible edition has really helpful commentary addressing issues of justice, particularly around gender.

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The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart by Peter Gomes

The Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes was the minister of Harvard's Memorial Church, and by many accounts one of the greatest preachers in the English language. His account of the Bible weaves history, the personal story of an African American family, and interpretation together with wisdom.

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Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans was an Episcopalian former Evangelical writer who gained a huge following online and at conferences. She died tragically in 2019. This was her last (and arguably best) work, on how she fell in love with Scripture again.

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Opening the Bible by Roger Ferlo

Roger Ferlo leads his readers through the practical difficulties of reading the Bible, offering advice that is true to the way Anglicans and Episcopalians have read Scripture from the earliest days of our church up to the modern era.

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Podcast: Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr on Scripture

This episode of the Podcast from the Center for Action and Contemplation pairs the hosts, two former Evangelicals with Richard Rohr, a Catholic Franciscan Priest and leading contemplative teacher to ask: "What do we do with Scripture and Tradition?"

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