Bible Study: The Gospel of St. John
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." -- John 1:1
The glorious Apostle and friend of the Lord, St. John, thus begins his wonderful gospel with these words. Join us for a joyful and deep look at this remarkable book of the Bible with Fr. David Morrison. The class approaches the Scriptures from an ancient Christian perspective, reading verse by verse out loud. We spend time looking at the background, the Scriptures as a whole, maps (Fr. David loves maps!), the life of the early Church...we are constantly stepping back for a broad look, then digging in to what Jesus is communicating and illuminating through St. John's gospel.
Homework is minimal to none in this class. We start every class with an open Bible/notes quiz to help us remember the content we are learning. Class participation is the big thing that matters--through chat box answers and feedback, and reading and sharing out loud when appropriate.
Fr. David enjoys these classes greatly, and is very open to fun. He also values and treasures the depth of life application that the Scriptures gives to us, and wants young people to truly anchor themselves on God, who reveals His love and His ways, and so much about us, through the wonderful books of the Bible.
"Fr. David is such a delightful teacher! His thoughtfulness sparks students' natural curiosity about spiritual things at the same time that his humor keeps them engaged. My daughter has learned a whole new way to interact with the Holy Scriptures."
- Leila B., Virginia