THEOPRAXIS: How To Read The Bible Well
Dates & Times
Oct 29, 20197:00pm - 8:30pm
Nov 5, 20197:00pm - 8:30pm
Nov 12, 20197:00pm - 8:30pm
JOIN US TUESDAY OCTOBER 29 and NOVEMBER 5 and 12, 7-8:30PM
METHODS: HOW TO READ THE BIBLE WELL
Reading the Bible can seem overwhelming. Some parts of the Bible are simple and easy to apply. Others are complex. Still others may seem irrelevant to modern life. In Methods, you’ll discover an approach to reading the Bible that helps you better know your heavenly Father and apply his life-giving truths. Best of all, you’ll get to share in this discovery with others.
Sessions: Observation • Interpretation/Application
WHAT IS THEOPRAXIS?
Theopraxis is designed to equip you in your personal life as well as in your spheres of influence. The word “Theopraxis” combines two Greek words: theos (God) and praxis (practice). It’s not about theology for theology’s sake, but how we live and lead based on what we know about God. The ultimate aim of good theology isn’t acquiring knowledge. It’s becoming more like Jesus, which means loving God and other people more fully. As the apostle Paul puts it, “knowledge puffs up while love builds up” (1 Corinthians 8:1b).
WHAT HAPPENS AT THEOPRAXIS?
Theopraxis isn’t just content. It’s content and conversation. A teacher presents helpful theology and then allows time for you to absorb that content through interaction with others. That’s because the goal isn’t for you to know. It’s for you to apply what you know in your life and leadership. When you’re able to discuss what you’re learning, wrestle with tensions, and ask questions, you end up owning that information. When you own information, you’re more likely to apply it. And when you apply it, you grow and change.
Cost: $5 - will cover printed materials and light refreshments.