Both those 'inside' and 'outside' the church are prone to understand (and misunderstand) the Bible in a variety of ways. Because the Bible is such a central text in history and across many cultures, people who identify with any faith tradition, or none, can benefit from deepening their knowledge about what various faith traditions understand and claim the Bible to be.
St. Paul's has invited Dr. Michael Lodahl, Professor of Theology and World Religions at Pt. Loma Nazarene University, to sit down for a 5-week interview series to explore "What the Bible Is (And Isn't)." An academic seminar series, community participants, who identify with any faith tradition, or none, are welcome to attend.
Each evening will include two 20-25 minute interviews exploring questions like, "How did the earliest Christians understand the Bible?", "What do the words of scripture claim about themselves?", "What did Martin Luther mean by 'sola scriptura'?", etc.
These interviews will be in the sanctuary Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm: September 19, October 3, October 10, October 17, & October 24. Register below to attend in-person.
(The interviews will also be recorded and released on our podcast.)
We are a congregation whose hearts, minds, and doors are open to every generation in all stages of their spiritual life. Our mission is to love God, love others, and grow God's kingdom, as we journey together in Christ-centered worship, fellowship, and service!