"All About the Bible"

On April 27, Pastor David began teaching a class on the Bible. It is for two kinds of people: Those who don’t know much about the Bible. And, those who have studied the Bible and know much of what is in it, but not about it. For example: Why these 66 books and not others? How do we know that we are reading what Isaiah and Mark and Paul actually wrote? And above all, why should I trust what the Bible says?


If the Bible is opaque to you, and you hardly know where to begin, come to this class! If you are a Bible scholar, but you are interested in how archaeology affects our understanding of the Bible, come to this class! There is no book or outside assignments, except a short handout before the last class. Each week will feature brief videos, teaching by Pastor David, and the opportunity to ask lots of questions. 


When: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., starting April 27 (no class May 4)

Where: Lower Langill

How Long: 6 weeks

Class Schedule & Topics


APRIL 27

Many Books – One Story: What Is the Bible?

Learn about the arrangement of the Bible, the kinds of writing you will find there, and how 66 books written over more than 1,000 years tell a single story.

May 4

No class.

may 11

Meeting Jesus in Scripture

Learn how we encounter Jesus in scripture and how our trust in Jesus grounds our trust in the Bible. 

may 18

Canon and Manuscripts: Why These Books? How Do We Know They Are Authentic?

Learn why we have these 66 books and not others. Learn how the many ancient manuscripts give us certainty about what the original authors wrote


May 25

 Archaeology: What Does It Tell Us about the Bible?

Learn about important archaeological finds that affect our understanding of the Bible.

june 1

Inspiration: What Does It Mean that the Bible Is Inspired?

The Bible claims to be inspired by God. Christians believe it is. Learn why and the difference it makes. 

JUNE 8

Inerrancy: What Is It and Why Is It Important? 

Inerrancy goes further than inspiration. It means the Bible contains no errors. Can this claim hold up? We will examine the definitive 1978 Chicago Statement on Inerrancy.