Rev Elizabeth Raine and Rev Dr John Squires lead our weekly bible study meetings that take place online every Thursday at 10:00am or 7:00pm.
Our recent bible studies have covered topics such as exploring how biblical texts relate to social justice issues and sustainability, discussing the lesser known women in the bible and how biblical women have typically been portrayed in Christian culture, and using Midrash as a method to gain greater insight into biblical texts.
The studies are designed to give the participants a greater knowledge of the texts, gain a more profound understanding using various principles of biblical interpretation, and explore how biblical messages can be applied to our everyday lives. The participants learn a range of skills allowing them to read, interpret, and understand the events and stories contained in the writings in a more comprehensive way. If you would like to join our bible study groups please contact us.
Our new bible study is titled “Where shall Wisdom be found?” Exploring the Wisdom Literature of the Hebrew Scriptures. Led by Rev. Elizabeth Raine the study takes place on Thursdays from10am to 11:30am in person at the Tuggeranong Uniting Church, and from 7pm to 8:30pm online by ZOOM. The weekly study topics are:
19 Aug – Solomon: wise man, king, temple builder (1 Kings 2—8)
26 Aug – Song of Solomon: my beloved is mine, and I am his
2 Sept – Proverbs: Wisdom cries aloud in the streets
9 Sept – Ecclesiastes: I have acquired great wisdom
16 Sept – Proverbs 31: in praise of a woman of valour
23 Sept – Esther: a queen in the Persian exile
30 Sept – school holidays—no meeting
7 Oct – The book of Job, week 1
14 Oct – The book of Job, week 2
21 Oct – The book of Job, week 3
28 Oct – The story of Ruth, week 1 (chapters 1–2)
4 Nov – The story of Ruth, week 2 (chapters 3–4)
11 Nov – Wisdom of Solomon, Ben Sirach, and wisdom in New Testament texts.
You can view recordings of our previous bible studies on the Old and New Testament below: