Bible Study with Rev. Barbara Crafton

Bible Study is a come-as-you-are, no-experience-necessary voyage through The Great Book.

A gifted teacher, Rev. Barbara Crafton uses her extensive scholarship to offer a fresh, thought-provoking look at the Scriptures, bringing people and stories of the Bible to life. Questions are encouraged.

Sunday morning classes are streamed live online at 10:00am, ET. We invite online students to ask your questions! Please use the Send a Question button located on the live streaming page or email us at Hopefully this will be a way for you to more fully participate in every aspect of Rev. Crafton's extraordinary Bible Study.

Classes are repeated most Sundays at 12:45pm, ET. Old episodes are available in our Webcast Archive or on Vimeo.

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Sundays at 10:00am

Meets in the Labyrinth Room.

Creation Stories in Scripture
You know about the one in Genesis. But here are some that may be new to you!

September 10 - Genesis 1:2-2:3 In the beginning, God created...
September 17 - Genesis 2:4-3:24 The Lord God planted a garden in Eden...
September 24 - Psalms 8, 136 and 148 When I consider the heavens...
October 1 - Job 38-41 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?...
October 8 - John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word...

The Harvest Is Plentiful
The leaves are turning and the nights are downright chilly. For the agrarian people of biblical times, that meant a season of intense work for everyone: the harvest must be brought in!

October 15 - Psalm 126 Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed...
October 22 - Leviticus 23:29-43 Sukkot, the Jewish Feast of Booths
October 29 - more information coming
November 5 - The Book of Ruth A Very Eventful Harvest
November 12 - Leviticus 25 The Year of Jubilee
November 19 - Matthew 13:24-30 and Mark 4:26-29 Two Harvest Parables of Jesus
November 26 - We Gather Together: The Biblical Basis of our Favorite Thanksgiving Hymns

Advent: Watching for the Christ with George Frederick Handel
Every word of our most beloved choral composition is taken straight from the King James Bible. Let’s listen and learn.

December 3 - Isaiah 7 Behold, a virgin shall conceive
December 10 - John 1:29 Behold the Lamb of God
December 17 - Job and Paul I know that my Redeemer liveth
December 24 - more information coming
December 31 - more information coming

Tuesday Evening Bible Study

This weekly class draws a committed group of people who want to go deeper into bringing the Bible to life. Come when you can. Meets most Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm in the Labyrinth Room.

September 12 - Back to School: Teaching and Learning in the Bible

September 19 - The Jewish High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah

September 26 - The Jewish High Holy Days: Yom Kippur

October 3 - The Known World: How Ancient People Viewed the Universe

October 10 - The Known World: Galileo and Columbus and Genesis

October 17 - A Monkey's Uncle: The Scopes Trial

October 24 - The Seasons in the Psalms

October 31 - Things that Go Bump in the Night: Ghosts in the Bible

November 7 - Election Day: Choosing a Leader in Ancient Israel

November 14 - The Peaceable Kingdom: Isaiah's Vision of Harmony

November 21 - Thanksgiving in Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11

November 28 - Native Americans: A Different View of Thanksgiving

December 5 - Annunciation: How Artists have seen Mary's News

December 12 - The Heavenly Host: How Artists have seen the Angels

December 19 - Nativity: How Artists have seen the Birth of Christ

December 26 - more information coming

Further change is possible. Stay tuned.