Foundations For Ministry: Understanding the Bible (Calgary)
Event TimeFriday: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Address12345 40 St SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6
Course Title: Reading Our Bible with Heart and Mind (Hermeneutics)
The Bible is the Word of God for those with heart and mind. But what do we believe about our Christian Scriptures? How did God send the Bible to us? How does God use the Bible in our lives today? So, how do we read Scriptures in a meaningful way today? Answering these question is the task at hand as we explore what Scripture says about itself, how the Bible communicates, the principles by which Christians understand and apply the Bible to their lives, and how translation reflects meaning and application. This is hermeneutics, the study of the principles of interpretation. But in this class every principle comes with at least one illustration from the Old or New Testament. Lecture, pictures, illustrations, reflection and discussion are all part of our hours together. The ultimate aim is that Scripture may be living and transforming, and ever equipping us to be God’s people in this world.
Instructor: Rod Remin
Rod Remin did graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, the University of Cincinnati, and Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Teaching the ancient languages and literatures of the Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds of the Bible so as to help us understand the Old and New Testaments has been Rod’s focus in life. He’s taught both biblical languages along with numerous other subjects at Ambrose Seminary (Canadian Theological Seminary) since 1980. Rod and his wife Lorraine (a Registered Nurse at Foothills Hospital) grew up in Vancouver, lived twenty-five years in Regina and now reside fourteen kilometers west of Crossfield, AB. Their two daughters with husbands and three grandsons still live in Regina.
Audit: $50 (Please call the WCD Office to inquire about this).
*Any individuals taking this for license or WCD requirements must take the course for Credit.
Registration deadline: March 22, 2019.