Adult Spirituality Retreat
Biblical scholars often come up with very different ideas regarding well-known passages, insisting that people have missed the point of the story for centuries. Sometimes this can be very troubling; other times, it may actually be refreshing. There are times when a story that always bothered us may turn out to be more meaningful than we imagined —but, then scholars have also acquired a reputation for sometimes ruining people’s favorite Bible stories. At this retreat, we will take five well-known passages from the Gospels and do some old-fashioned Bible study, exploring the passages and paying careful attention to some of the details. But we will do this with a “twist” —in each case, Dr. Powell will explain why some interpreters think the traditional understanding is wrong and why they propose a different reading.
Mark Allan Powell is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary and an internationally known biblical scholar. He is editor of the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary and author of more than 30 books and DVDs on the Bible and religion, including the widely used textbook, Introducing the New Testament (Baker Academic). He has also written in the areas of spiritual formation (Loving Jesus), stewardship (Giving To God), and homiletics (What Do They Hear?: Bridging the Gap between Pulpit and Pew).
Retreat begins with dinner on Sunday and ends with lunch on Tuesday, plus lots of time for relaxation, worship, hiking, and great conversations.
Cost: $205/person; $95/day For CEU credits, contact NRIT at 406-453-1461
April 15-17, 2018
Registration Available February 1