Friday, April 27, 2012


If you go to the Friday morning Bible study, I'll miss today: woke up with a stomach bug. Carry on and pray for me.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Luke study for 4/27/12

1.) review the previous chapters
2.)Read through chapter 12 (I know I know, we did that last week!)
3.) how would you characterize Jesus' teachings on prayer?
4.) what does the parable of the rich fool mean?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Luke study guide for 4/20/12

1.) Read through Luke 12
2.) What does Luke 10:16 mean for disciples? Compare with 8:19-21 and 6:46ff.
3.) Compare and contrast the two "sendings," in chapters 9 and 10.
4.)Who is your neighbor?
5.) Let's spend the entire time looking at Luke 10:30-37
a.) first look at the context in which this parable falls in the book, what book-ends it?
b.) looking back which parables has Jesus already told in the gospel of Luke?
c.) what are the actions of the parable, retell it in your own words with plenty of detail, but only the detail that is given in the text.
d.)When we give parables a title we are interpreting them, is there another title you can think of for this parable?

Friday, April 13, 2012

this week's theology notes

Theology: Faith Seeking Understanding

Reverend Joshua D. Bowron

“We Believe in the Holy Spirit…” Sacramentality Part Deux

1 Cor. 11:23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

THE sacraments: Baptism and Eucharist, but mostly Eucharist.

1.) The three main entrances into Eucharistic reception and their meaning.
a. Baptism
b. Confirmation, or First Communion
c. “Open Communion”

2.) My bias = Baptism, though I am softening to the others, especially first communion, and besides, just because I understand the other positions, does not mean that I agree, in fact I really disagree.

3.) How we got here
a. A theological history of each practice.
i. What follows will be a messy representation of 2000+ years of Christian practice.

Next week: meet in the nave with the Confirmation class to discuss sacramentality and worship with things seen, felt, tasted, smelled, and heard.

Recommended: : a lively set of arguments over the “open table.”

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Luke study guide for 4/13/12

1.) Review where we have been, skimming the chapters
2.) Read through Luke 10.
3.) Interpret Luke 8:18
4.) Compare Luke 8:19-21 with Luke 6:46ff ("ff" means, "and the verses following until the end of the chapter.")