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 MarbleVision@MarbleChurch.org. Hopefully this will be a way for you to more fully participate in every aspect of Rev. Crafton's extraordinary Bible Study.
Sundays at 10:00am
Meets in the Labyrinth Room.
January 7 - The Gospel of Mark: The Baptism of Christ
January 14 - Mark 1-4: Immediately, Miracles!
January 21 - Mark 6-8: The Death of the Baptist, and More Miracles
January 28 - Mark 9-11: The Plot Thickens
February 4 - Mark 12-16: An Abrupt and Puzzling Ending
February 11 - Ashes to Ashes: Love Stronger Than Death
February 18 - The Love of God is Energy
February 25 - The Two Baskets
March 4 - The Puzzle of Judas Iscariot
March 11 - Give Us Barabbas! – Pontius Pilate Prepares for Passover
March 18 - The Passover Meal in Holy Week – A Division of Opinion
March 25 - Via Dolorosa – The Way of Sorrow
April 1 - Easter Day - Please note that there will be no class
April 8 - Resurrection or Resuscitation? Lazarus and Jesus
April 15 - Resurrection or Resuscitation? Thomas and Jesus
April 22 - Resurrection or Resuscitation? Mary Magdalene and Jesus
April 29 - Please note that there will be no class
May 6 - “Family Values” in the Hebrew Scriptures
May 13 - Who Is My Mother? Jesus and Mary
May 20 - An Old-Fashioned Wedding – Marriage in the Hebrew Scriptures
May 27 - Marriage vs Virginity in the Christian Scriptures: Who Will Win?
June 3 - Shape Up, Everybody! A Look at the Letter to the Ephesians
June 10 - The One From Whom Every Fatherhood is Named
June 17 - Please note that there will be no class
Bread & Bible
After a brief hiatus, the Tuesday Bible Study Lunch reappears under a different name. Anybody and everybody is welcome to join Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton and talk about many things, including – but not limited to – the scripture passage that formed the basis for the past Sunday’s sermon. Bring your own lunch and join us every week in the Marble Loft (274 5th Ave) at 12:00pm.
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.
January 2 - The Holy Name of Jesus
January 9 - The Wise Men
January 16 - The Slaughter of the Innocents
January 23 - The Flight Into Egypt
January 30 - Jesus Sasses His Mother
February 6 - The Wedding at Cana/Transfiguration
February 13 - Fat Tuesday
February 20 - The Temptation in the Wilderness
February 27 - Lead Us Not Into Temptation
March 6 - The Rich Young Man
March 13 - Get Thee Behind Me, Satan!
March 20 - The Entry Into Jerusalem
March 27 - Gethsemane
April 3 - Why Seek Ye the Living Among the Dead?
April 10 - Noli me tangere: Mary Magdalene and Jesus
April 17 - The Road to Emmaus
April 24 - Simon son of John, Do You Love Me?
May 1 - To be determined
May 8 - The Ascension
May 15 - The Feast of Pentecost
May 22 - Filled with the Holy Spirit – How Can You Tell?
May 29 - Filled With the Holy Spirit – By Their Fruits You Will Know Them
June 5 - Ordinary Time: A Long Green Season
Further change is possible. Stay tuned.
Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton also heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm publishes her Almost-Daily eMo, an online meditation read by tens of thousands worldwide. These are brief meditations "intended to be something to help you start your day with thoughtfulness -- sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes both." To sign up and receive the Almost-Daily eMo please click this link.