The BTTB group was finally back together at the table discussing important things about the Bible. We spent time mainly discussing two points: 1) the challenges we face in studying the Bible and 2) what it might look for people to truly follow Jesus in our world today.
The church has recently entered the season of Epiphany, which simply means "appearing." In it, the church will spend a good amount of time reading the Gospels, reminding ourselves of who Jesus is, what Jesus did and what Jesus said. In this episode, I consider Jesus's appearing on the scene at the beginning of the Gospel accounts. But, even more, I try and relate some of what was going on in Jesus's day to what is going on in our own current setting.
We've started a podcast related to our occasional gatherings called "Brewing Through the Bible." We're working through challenging passages of Scripture and started where it all began - "In the beginning..." - with Genesis 1.
[Note: Apologies for some background noise. We were at a table in a public place, so we picked up a live cellist playing music and other various sounds.]