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BWB Training Workshop in Charlotte, NC, October 9

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Are you looking for excellence in Bible Study? Have you heard of BibleWorkbench and want to know more? Are you leading a BibleWorkbench group and want to sharpen your skills? Do you want to explore your own story through God’s stories?

Join us and experience the biblical stories at the deepest level using open-ended questions, art, literature and film to bring the ancient texts to life. Prepare to be transformed.

COST: $40.00 includes lunch

LEADERS: Reverend D. Andrew Kille, PhD – Editor of BibleWorkbench BibleWorkbench Contributors and Associate Editors

Saturday October 9, 2010, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC

To register or for questions contact: Melissa@educationalcenter.org
or online at educationalcenter.org ~ Phone: 800.624.4644 ~ 704.375.1161
Sponsored by The Educational Center ~1801 East 5th Street ~ Charlotte, NC

We want your feedback!

We’ve been posting to this blog for a while, and would like to know whether you find it helpful. We’ve been posting the Sunday texts and material from “Reading Between the Lines” in Bible Workbench, and occasionally have been able to add a link or two to visual our audio-visual materials that might be of use to people using the Bible Workbench material.

How helpful is this to you in leading a group or working through the Sundays on your own? What other kinds of resources would be valuable to you in doing the work? Let us know!

Bible Workbench: Q & A

Bible Workbench was featured recently in an article by Henry Ruddle, the “San Jose Liberal Religion and Spirituality” Examiner at Examiner.com.  Ruddle asked Editor D. Andrew Kille several thought provoking questions about the purposes, design, and experience of BWB:

Ruddle: How does the Bible Workbench approach differ from traditional Bible study?

Kille: Our approach is based on discovering the story in a Bible text and working on bringing it to life using open questions to open up the text, invite participants to make connections to the world around them, and to explore their own inner lives and faith. There is no teacher or expert telling the group what the text says; we meet as a circle of equals. Unlike other methods, we do not try to come up with what the text “means,” try to distill some doctrinal teaching from the text, study the details of the historical background of the text, or even seek consensus among the members of the group. As much as possible, we seek to honor and value each person’s contribution, recognizing that everyone is an expert concerning their own experience.

To read the full interview, take a look at  “Bible Workbench: A tool for keeping an open mind and taking a deep look at Scripture,” on Examiner.com.