The Artistry of the Bible

Welcome to The Artistry of the Bible! 

 

The Bible is filled with quirky characters, and a lot of strange things happen. As part of our God’s Creative Story project, we are exploring this inspiring, sometimes baffling, and often controversial book. In our time together we are discovering its amazing artistry, and we are learning about what’s in it, where it comes from, and the ways it influences our culture and our personal lives.

 

On this page we will provide you with updates on our adventures, and we will share resources you can use for additional info about topics we are discussing and for prayer.

 

We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 in the Studio Classroom. Please join us!

Our adventure began when we encountered God speaking to Job in chapter 31 of the Book of Job:

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:
‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Gird up your loins like a man,
   I will question you, and you shall declare to me.’

We wondered whether this “whirlwind” might be more like a tornado. What we found was some remarkable imagery in the way God spoke directly to Job about the Creation and the wonders of nature. Read the full passage here: Job 38:1-38.

One comment on “The Artistry of the Bible

  1. Nov. 15, 2019
    Hey friends,

    It sounds like you had a great time last week. I hear you even had an alarming moment. Thank you, Alice, for your leadership and your expertise!

    We’ve come to Mount Sinai, and in the giving of the Covenant, the Israelites have become a nation, a people with a specific identity.

    This Sunday we will take a deep breath — in effect pressing Pause while going “at the speed of Rick” (thank you for that too, Alice!). We’ll identify some of the Big Ideas we’ve come across and take a look at how they might play out as the saga continues. If we’re lucky, we might get to the Promised Land!

    So keep on reading! The good stuff in Exodus can be found in Chapters 24 and 32-34. (If you’re curious about how to dress a priest, how to decorate the temple and offer sacrifices, there’s gold in the other chapters for you.)

    The Book of Numbers recounts the tribulations of Israel’s wanderings in the wilderness. Read chapters 11-27 and the summary in chapter 33.

    Deuteronomy is Moses’ farewell address to the people he has labored so hard to serve. He reviews the covenant God has made with them, and urges them to continue trusting in God. Check out chapters 1, 5 and 6. Read especially Moses’ charge to the people in chapter 30.

    See you Sunday,
    Rick

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