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8:00-9:00pm ET (all sessions)


Theology Lab PRESENTS: Scripture & Tradition

As a supplement to Theology Lab: God & Money, Theology Lab Presents is a separate series with a new topic.

How do we keep our spiritual formation fresh? One way is by regularly exercising our theological imaginations! Our first offering of this series looks at a diverse set of engagements with “Scripture & Tradition.”

In conversational interviews with experts in their field, we’ll explore a proposal on understanding the complexities of the Bible and how it came together as tools that help create (and not hinder!) a more vibrant faith and relation to God. We’ll also consider approaches that allow us to see the value of our own experiences and communal traditions when reading the Bible.

Come join us for a set of conversations on learning a more nuanced, wholistic understanding of what it means to read the Bible well.

Schedule and Speakers

For the 2023-2024 series, we are delighted to welcome an esteemed group of theologians, pastors, and practitioners as guest speakers:

  • November 28, 2023: Karen Keen | Video | Podcast
  • January 16, 2024: Tim Mackie | Video | Podcast
  • April 2, 2024: Dennis Edwards, Jr.
  • May 23, 2024: Pete Enns
  • June 4, 2024: Janette Ok

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Through a form of learning that values humility and curiosity, we strive to become informed followers of Jesus, to encourage solidarity amongst one another and with the marginalized, and to reflect together on next-steps for discipleship.

  • While each session differs, we usually begin by hearing from a speaker (e.g. an author, a guest speaker, or a testimony from a group participant) for about 15 minutes in the form of a casual interview. This is often followed up with a Question-and-Answer session between the speaker and group participants (you can submit questions and keep a conversation going in the chat). During the last part of the session we use Zoom breakout groups to discuss reflections on that session’s topic (in your breakout groups, you’re encouraged to draw from the pre-distributed reading or video, or comment on what the speaker shared, etc.). These groups are smaller, around 4-6 people, and discussion questions are provided.

  • No! Theology Lab discussions are free, sponsored by Highrock Online.

  • No. All we ask is that you do the reading of 20-30 pages (or watch the assigned video) beforehand, and come with a spirit of curiosity.

  • No. However, there is a general progression in the sessions so attending as many as you can is encouraged. If you can’t make a session you’re invited to share some of your personal reflections on the reading/video for a specific session with your breakout group (i.e., an email with a few sentences or bullet points).

  • Yes! Videos of the 2022-2023 Theology Lab series on “American Evangelicalism” can be found in this YouTube playlist.

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