We all need help to understand the different narratives, genres and contexts of each book of the Bible. I therefore want to offer talks this Autumn, which will hopefully give a useful framework for how to handle the Bible. I want to offer a personal perspective, outlining the approaches I find most helpful and the things I find most fascinating.

The first session was in the form of a Supper Talk: 'Seeing the Bible as a Library' on 17 September; the second a Talk on 8 October entitled: 'Understanding the Old Testament'. You can view the notes and listen to the talks here.

The next two sessions will be 8pm talks at St Mary's Parish Hall on:

  • 15 October: Understanding the New Testament
  • 22 October: Not a book for bashing – using the Bible wisely

All are welcome and no booking is necessary.