We will shortly be starting a study series which should be challenging and thought-provoking, as one might anticipate from its title, “How Jesus became God.”
It is based on a video lecture series by biblical scholar and theologian, Dr. Bart D. Ehrman, who is the author or editor of 27 books, including four best-sellers on the New York Times list.
In 24 half-hour video lectures, Ehrman delves deeply into the process by which the divinity of Jesus was first conceived by his followers, demonstrating how this conception was refined over time to become the core of the Christian theology that has so significantly shaped our civilization.
The intent is that we meet each week, watch a single 30-minute lecture and then explore what’s been covered and discuss our response to it.
Since there are 24 lectures, the study series may end up extending over a 25-week period, with the last week being an overall recap and wrap-up session.
(or…if participants don’t dig it, it may well crash and burn far earlier! Time will tell!)
We have two groups set up, and a number of participants already registered. If you’d like to join one of the groups before we start, please get in touch.
GROUP A: Saturday 10.30am-12.00pm
Proposed start date: Saturday 11th March
Proposed end date: Saturday 26th August
GROUP B: Thursday 7.00-8.30pm
Proposed start date: Thursday 16th March