A contextual reading of the Bible: 2022 VYLTP online course

WHENSix week block: weeks of 8, 15, 22, 29 March; and 5, 12 April 2022.
Then take a break for two weeks over Easter and Freedom Day, to reconvene for the last two sessions on 3 and 10 May 2022.
FOR WHOMThose between 18–35 years old
PRESENTERS The Warehouse (Thandi Gamedze, Caroline Powell and other members of the Warehouse team)


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 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.