A contextual reading of the Bible: VYLTP online course

WHEN Starting 22 June 2021 (for 8 weeks); Tuesdays from 7:00–9:00 PM
FOR WHOMThose between 18–35 years old
WHEREOnline
PRESENTER The Warehouse (Rev Rene August, Thandi Gamedze and Craig Stewart)

Description

The story of Christianity in South Africa is a complex one, intertwined with a painful history of colonialism whose legacy continues to have significant impact today. However, examples abound both locally and globally, showing how the Bible has been used not only for oppression but also for liberation. In order for us to follow in the liberative footsteps of Jesus, we need to do the work of disentangling the Bible from colonial narratives, which is the work of decolonization.

In this 8-week course you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of how the Bible has been used as a text of both oppression and liberation
  • Explore how we read the Bible and what happens when we read from a variety of perspectives
  • Participate with others in reading the Bible contextually, and grapple with varying perspectives of critical biblical texts
  • Deepen your understanding of how the Bible can help you to bear witness to Christ in ways that lead to redemption and liberation in the world today

Apply here

Any questions? Please contact Rev Edwin Arrison at edwin@volmoedyouth.org.za or
Rev Wilma Jakobsen at wilma@volmoedyouth.org.za.