Missio Dei Community

RE:discovering Scripture

What is the Bible & what are we supposed to do with it?


Whether you’ve been familiar to the Bible for your whole life or you are new to encountering scripture, come learn a little about the sacred text and what we are supposed to do with it.
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Missio Dei Community and United Presbyterian Church are hosting New Testement scholar and Seminary Prof. Daniel Kirk to challenge some of our preconceived notions about the Bible and present some ways to experience scripture without learning Greek and Hebrew or having an advanced degree on the subject.


In the morning we will be in Watsonville where he will bring some teaching on how to approach a passage, followed by lunch, and then a workshop time of practicing what we’ve just learned.  Lunch and childcare will both be provided.

Happy Hour Symposium.

See definitions 1 & 4.

See definitions 1 & 4.

In the afternoon you are invited to join us for Happy Hour at burger in Aptos. Grab a pint and this will be a semi/informal time for Q&A with Daniel around topics of scripture, how we read it, and anything else you want to bring to the table. The venue has a large outdoor patio we have reserved.
The morning will provide some good foundation for the Q&A, but anyone is welcome to attend both parts of this event, or either part on it’s own.



About J.R. Daniel Kirk…

JR-Daniel-Kirk-383x208Daniel Kirk is associate professer of New Testament Shool of Theology and Fuller Seminary and lives in San Francisco, CA.  He has a BA from the University of North Carolina, MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Duke University. Kirk joined Fuller in 2008, having previously taught at Biblical Seminary and Duke Divinity School, as well as several undergraduate institutions.

A member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Kirk’s primary academic interests revolve around reading Jesus and Paul in their Jewish and Roman contexts as a first step toward understanding the canonical narrative of Scripture and enriching the theology of the church. His publications include articles in Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Zeitschrift für Neues Testament. He is the author of Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God andJesus Have I Loved, But Paul? A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity. His next research project delves into the human Christology of the Synoptic Gospels.

Learn more about Daniel Kirk at www.jrdkirk.com.



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