Annually, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary offers the community a fall Bible teaching series through the Thursday Evening Bible Class. These biblical lectures are delivered by faculty of the seminary and typically run from 8-10 weeks. More than a hundred individuals from the community attend each series, representing a variety of Christian denominations and associations.
Jesus' words are rooted within the ancient world of the first eye-witnesses and hearers of the Gospel. Once a modern reader recognizes this foreignness and grasps the historical, cultural and geographical backdrop, then the words of Jesus are understood more clearly and our reading of Scripture is enriched.
Each week a different gospel text will be studied within its ancient context through interaction with maps, archaeological finds and extra-biblical literature as we seek to understand Jesus' words in the world of the first century and responsibly move to live them out today.
- Topic: The Words & World of Jesus
- Dates: Sept. 14 - Nov. 2, 2017 (Thursday evenings only)
- Time: 7 - 8 .m.
- Facilitator: Jennifer Greer, Adjunct Professor of Bible
- Location: Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
About the Speaker
Jennifer Greer, adjunct professor of Bible at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, co-teaches sections of our Biblical Hermeneutics course and is the co-leader, along with her husband Jonathan, for GRTS' annual Israel trip. She earned an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Jennifer is particularly passionate about the Gospels and the life of Jesus. She has a unique gift for connecting the biblical text and its historical context in a way that is engaging, refreshing and convicting.