Adult Studies

Book Group


What in the world are we to make of scripture? This is the question that Rachel Held Evans invites us to consider in Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. Raised in an evangelical family, Rachel Held Evans has a long, complicated relationship with scripture. With a refreshing mixture of levity and reverence, her story of finding the Bible with fresh eyes affords an interesting perspective from someone who has spent significant time in a broad variety of Christian contexts.

We will begin discussion the week of Monday, April 20th focusing on the Introduction and chapter 1 (chapters 1 and 2 in the audiobook). This will be a largely informal discussion; come to one or come to them all! Pastoral Resident Bob will be offering discussion at two different times, and folks are invited to Zoom into whichever works each week:

  • Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Wednesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00pm

(Check your email for the Zoom links.)

The book can be purchased online, and is available on Kindle, and in a (highly recommended) audiobook read by the author. Feel free to email with any questions!

Future Study

Past Study

“Sermon Shaping” – a weekly conversation on the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday

Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, Amy-Jill Levine

The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James Cone

Traces of the Trade with James DeWolf Perry

Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change, Jim Antal

Laudato Si’:  On Care for our Common Home, Pope Francis