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Getting to know your bible

Two or three series of studies of specific books of the Bible are offered each year. Each series consists of four or five sessions: for an in-person group in Synod Hall on consecutive Mondays, and on-line on consecutive Wednesdays. Both run from 5.30 for one hour.

 

We attempt to understand each book both as an example of human-to-human communication and as a means through which God communicates to us today. In exploring the first theme, we seek to bring the book to life by answering questions such as: who wrote it; when; to whom; and why? These answers help to make the writing more relevant and intelligible to us, and thus more meaningful as the Word of God.

 

Format:

The sessions are less like lectures than round-table discussions: the emphasis in both groups is on participants’ contributions. Everyone is encouraged to raise questions, express doubts, and share insights.

 

Notes:

Notes, with questions for reflection, are provided after each session, for follow-up reading and preparation for the following week’s get-together.

Join us:

All in-person and on-line sessions are open to anyone interested.

If you would like to participate please email:

Rev Dr Mark Garner
markwjgarner@gmail.com

2024 Series

Series 1

“On this rock I will build my church”
—the epistles of Peter

Commencing July 2024

Series 2

“The by-word for patience”
—the book of Job

Commencing October 2024

Series 1

“On this rock I will build my church”
—the epistles of Peter

In person learning

Synod Hall
Cathedral Church of Christ the King
49 Lydiard Street South
Ballarat, Victoria

5:30 to 6:30pm

Session 1:

Monday

15 July 2024

Join us:

To confirm attendance please email:

Rev Dr Mark Garner
markwjgarner@gmail.com

Session 2:

Monday

22 July 2024

Session 3:

Monday

29 July 2024

Session 4:

Monday

5 August 2024

On-line via Zoom

 

5:30 to 6:30pm

Session 1:

Wednesday

17 July 2024

Join us:

To confirm attendance please email:

Rev Dr Mark Garner
markwjgarner@gmail.com

Session 3:

Wednesday

31 July 2024

Session 2:

Wednesday

24 July 2024

Session 4:

Wednesday

7 August 2024

Series 2

“The by-word for patience”
—the book of Job

In person learning

Synod Hall
Cathedral Church of Christ the King
49 Lydiard Street South
Ballarat, Victoria

5:30 to 6:30pm

Session 1:

Monday

14 October 2024

Join us:

To confirm attendance please email:

Rev Dr Mark Garner
markwjgarner@gmail.com

Session 2:

Monday

21 October 2024

Session 3:

Monday

28 October 2024

Session 4:

Monday

4 November 2024

On-line via Zoom

 

5:30 to 6:30pm

Session 1:

Wednesday

16 October 2024

Join us

To confirm attendance please email:

Rev Dr Mark Garner
markwjgarner@gmail.com

Session 3:

Wednesday

30 October 2024

Session 2:

Wednesday

23 October 2024

Session 4:

Wednesday

6 November 2024

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