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CrossPaths

Crossways Bible study group

Welcome to CrossPaths!

If you were registered for the Spring 2019 session there is no need to register again.

Register for CrossPaths

Begins September 24, 2019
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm 
Cost: $25

THEY ARE US
Class Syllabus
Pastor Dave will be leading our discussion of the book They Are Us beginning January 15. This book addresses the American story of immigration and how the scriptures command us to “Remember, you were once the stranger, the alien, and the endangered.” It begins with Biblical references to migrating people and some of the reasons they left their homes - famine, political oppression, and the search for better lives. It goes on to tell the story of Lutheran immigration and how our ancestors encountered both hostility and hospitality in the New World.

They Are Us is available for purchase at the Welcome Desk, or on Amazon. For more information, contact Chris Anderson.

January 15 – Biblical Background and Lutherans Emigrating to the USA
Read pages 1-38 prior to the first session

January 22 – USA History of Immigration and Current System
Read pages 39-69 prior to this session

January 29 – Four Spiritual Values
Read pages 70-94 prior to this session

February 5 – What Next?
Read pages 95-138 prior to this session

IDENTITY

We are CHURCH
We are LUTHERAN
We are CHURCH TOGETHER
We are CHURCH FOR THE SAKE OF THE WORLD

The intent of this Bible study is to encourage exploration and discussion of ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s four emphases. We will do this by delving more deeply into Bible texts related to each emphasis using the four lenses of the Book of Faith methods of Bible study: Devotional, Historical, Literary and Theological. The four lenses are intended to honor and learn the context in  which they were written. and to connect with our own contemporary contexts.

Bishop's Bible Study pdf

Podcasts (from past CrossPaths sessions)