Contextual Bible study

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2010 Peacemaking Seminar
Presbyterian Peacemaking Program
Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, NM
August 25—28, 2010 (depart August 29)

Register now for the seminar.

Each morning the seminar community will gather for prayers and plenary sessions that focus on building skills in the art of telling peacemaking stories.

On Thursday, August 26, the skill will be Contextual Bible Study. Contextual Bible Study emerges out of the work of Gerald West, Musa Dube and others in southern Africa. It has also been used successfully in Scotland. Its intention is to help a community move from the study of a text to a plan of action that derives from that study, as the community determines how the biblical text becomes God’s word for it in its particular context. This is done through group study which requires the engagement of everyone’s voice, with the help of a facilitator who has done academic work around the text. Contextual Bible Study grounds our work and witness in the testimony of the people of God that has come to us as the Bible.

Aymer for blog Leaders for the Contextual Bible Study will be Margaret Aymer Oget, associate professor of New Testament, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA and Emily McGinley, director, Common Ground Project, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. Mcginley for blog

If you are unable to attend the seminar, your gift to the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program will help others participate.

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