Multiple Meanings: Why the Bible Means Different Things to Different People

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Date(s) - 10/27/2020
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Multiple Meanings: Why the Bible Means Different Things to Different People
Fourteenth Fred B. Craddock Seminar on the Gospels
Tuesday evenings, October 13, 20 and 27, 2020 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Having taught in Africa, Russia, Estonia, Latin America, and the United States, professor Mark Allan Powell will share with us the different ways that well-known Bible stories are understood in those countries and will reflect on what this tells us about how we understand the Bible. You will learn some new things about familiar stories — and we will reflect together on how and why the Bible as “a living Word” is able to speak differently to people in different contexts. We will be touching upon matters that demand rigorous intellectual engagement, but we will do so with a popular focus. Why has the Good Samaritan parable been popular in country music? Was the prodigal son an undocumented immigrant? Who decided that the biblical magi should be called the “three wise men”? Who made them “kings”—and why? Dr. Powell will relate story after story of novel biblical interpretations that are intended to be intriguing and memorable—but, ultimately, to raise important unresolved issues for continued use of these texts as scripture.

Mark Allan Powell is Retired Professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary and an internationally known biblical scholar. He is editor of the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary and author of more than 30 books on the Bible and religion, including the widely used textbook, Introducing the New Testament. He has also written in the areas of spiritual formation (Loving Jesus), stewardship (Giving To God), and homiletics (What Do They Hear?: Bridging the Gap between Pulpit and Pew). Powell’s DVDs How Lutherans Understand the Bible have received widespread use throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and were excerpted for inclusion in the Lutheran Study Bible.

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How do I register?
1. Online- registration opens August 10
2. Call (817) 257-7589

How much is the registration fee?
Individual seminars and courses are $15.00. Or choose a money-saving option of a series subscription for all ten offerings for $100.00. Both registration options include the “live” session(s) as well as “on demand” access afterwards.

What about scholarships?
In keeping with the history of the School and the mission of Brite Divinity School, we want to make the seminars available to all. If you would like to apply for financial aid, please contact our office and arrangements will be made to ensure your participation.

Where are classes held?
All classes will be held online using Zoom. In addition, the ones in April and May will be held in Fort Worth at Brite Divinity School, Bass Conference Center, 2925 Princeton St. and broadcast through Zoom for those not able to attend in person.

How do I access the classes on Zoom?
Access information will be sent via email approximately a week prior to the session. There are three ways to participate in the class: 1. Click on the link in the email and your browser will take you to the meeting; 2. Using the Zoom app, join the meeting using the Meeting ID number and password ; and 3. Call in using one of the Zoom access phone numbers and enter the Meeting ID and Password.

How do I access the “on demand” recordings?
Recordings can be accessed through a secure website and will play like a regular video. The link and password will be sent to you after the seminar.

What computer equipment will I need to participate?
Zoom can be accessed from any device: Phone, Mobile Phone, Tablet, Mac or PC with a camera and/or microphone. Most desktop computers that are not an “all-in-one” do not have a camera or microphone but almost all laptops do. However, even without a camera or microphone, one can call in with their phone (but will not have access to the video). Most devices do not need special software to participate in a Zoom meeting however Chrome is the best browser for Zoom and can be downloaded from https://www.google.com/chrome/ We also recommend an internet speed of 10 Mbps or higher. If you have any questions please call us at 817-257-7589.

What if I have never used Zoom?
The Office of Lay and Continuing Education will be available to assist you in learning to use the tools. There will be a practice session using Zoom before the first event in September.

How early should I “arrive” to the session?
Ideally you should click on the link at least 5 minutes but no more than ten minutes before the scheduled time. This ensures any technical issues are resolved and you have adequate time to set up.

What is basic [N]etiquette for a Zoom session?
Once you sign on, please be sure to mute your microphone so any background noise is not picked up and added into the call. This ensures the quality of the session and recording for others. If you are going to use the video function, please try to be in a minimally distracting background or staying in a quiet room.

How do I ask the speaker questions?
Please do not un-mute your microphone to ask the speaker a question in the middle of a lecture. Depending on the presenter, questions and comments can be submitted via the chat function within Zoom or you can be called upon by the moderator. This ensures the highest quality recording possible.

What if I have other questions?

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