Explore the Bible

St. Stephen’s United Church is inviting the community to explore the Bible and its influence on our thought and actions in society.

The Pastor’s Point column by Phil Spencer (‘Glorious Disruption,’ The NEWS, Dec. 3) is an appropriate challenge confronting many of us. As conscious beings, we know our attitudes and behaviours are influenced by reason, experience and tradition.

For Christians, we know that God reaches us through our ability to reason and experience life.

St. Stephen’s United Church is inviting the community to explore the Bible and its influence on our thought and actions in society. Starting Jan. 12, a weekly group will meet for 10 weeks to a study called ‘Believe’ developed by Randy Frazee. All are welcome regardless of your season of faith. Please call the church to register.

Did you know that the Bible is made up of the Old Testament and the New Testament? The Old Testament was first written about 1500 B.C. in Hebrew and Aramaic. The New Testament was written in Hebrew and Greek. Today the Bible has been translated into more than 2,000 languages after first appearing in English about 1388.

No doubt an old book with much to say.

Chris LemphersQualicum Beach