SUMMER BIBLE INSTITUTE
The Summer Bible Institute is an annual opportunity to come together to study and reflect on the Scriptures. Two program tracks are offered:
Old Testament (Evenings)
Reading the Old Testament Through the Lens of Suffering
Suffering is a common denominator in nearly every book in the Old Testament. Beginning with the loss of the Garden in Genesis, the Old Testament stories, histories, and writings all have a common thread of suffering. That makes sense, of course, since these are the stories of God’s people, and all people will
suffer at some point in their lives. This week will consider the role that suffering plays in the salvation history story. Does suffering have a role in our lives,
Kathy McGovern is a long-time Scripture teacher in the Denver area, taught in the Denver Catholic Biblical School for 17 years and writes a weekly Scripture column. She has Masters degrees from Notre Dame (Liturgical Studies and St. Thomas Seminary (Sacred Scripture). Because of several serious health problems in her own life, she likes to meditate on suffering in Scripture because they all had it so much worse than she does.
New Testament (Mornings)
A Journey Through the Gospel of Matthew Matthew utilizes the Old Testament in his presentation of Christ more than any other Gospel. He continues the major themes of the prophets (repentance, faithfulness and judgment) and presents the early Church with the challenge of being faithful to God’s commandments and what they can expect if they accept baptism. Our study of Matthew will present both a theological vision of Christ and how that vision forms our life of faith and action if we accept the challenge of following him as disciples in the 21st century.
Father Timothy Lowe is a retired priest from the Orthodox Church in America. He was previously rector at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem (University of Notre Dame); Adjunct Professor of Old Testament at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, CT; and is currently president of the Orthodox Center for the
Advancement of Biblical Studies. He grew up in Lincoln, NE, but his early travel to the Middle East led to an encounter with Eastern Orthodox Christianity and