You are invited to participate in a Class on the Old Testament
Pastor Phillip Grebe CLP
Phil is the Pastor of Education at First Presbyterian Church, Hayward, where he has been a youth and adult education teacher for 40 years. As a retired High school math teacher of 38 years, Phil has a passion for giving students logical and critical thinking skills. In teaching in the church, his goal is to lead people to living out the gospel in the places where we live.
When: Thursday and Friday, August 12 and 13 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 14 – 9:00 to 11:30 am; 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Where: Zoom Class – Register on the links below:
Cost: $100 for credit for Commissioned Ruling Elder Candidates
$40 to audit and open to all
Class Description: How is the Old Testament relevant to your faith today and in our larger society? Is the OT a unified story that leads to Jesus? This class is intended to be a high-level introduction to the Old Testament, exploring these questions and more. We will look at the basic structure (comparing differences between the Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic canons), the types of literature that make up the books, talk about the language, history, and theology. We will also talk about the uses that the church has historically made of the books as well as how churches generally use the Old Testament today.
Required Reading: Anderson Jeff. The Old Testament: It’s Story and History. Read Luke 24:13-35 and Hebrews 11
Questions, please contact CRE/CLP Coordinator , 510-828-5596
For a full course description, please download the following PDF.