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April 30 Gathering: The Story of Noah

Bible Stories for Grown-Ups Chapter 1

For many of us, the story of Noah’s Ark (Gen. 6:5-9:17) may be one of the first Bible stories we ever encountered. Even for those who didn’t grow up in church, the tale is deeply embedded in our cultural memories.

But is the story of Noah, his family, and a catastrophic flood really the best way to introduce children to the Bible? And has the church’s use of that story with children impacted the way lots of adults still read the Bible today?

This week at New Wineskins we’ll dig in to the first chapter of Bible Stories for Grown-Ups and talk about how we’ve traditionally understood the story of Noah, what the original storytellers might have intended to convey through it, and how a deeper understanding of the cultural context of those ancient peoples might re-shape our view of that narrative in our current circumstances.

Join us this Sunday, April 30, in the New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub powered by Zoom as we begin our journey through Bible Stories for Grown-Ups!

6:00pm ET: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm ET: Presentation & conversation begin

Click here to view this week’s video

Join us every week for a new discussion!

  • Sunday, April 23: Introduction
  • Sunday, April 30: Chapter 1 – Noah’s Ark
  • Sunday, May 7: Chapter 2 – The Binding of Isaac
  • Sunday, May 14: Chapter 3 – Jonah
  • Sunday, May 21: Chapter 4 – The Parable of the Talents
  • Sunday, May 28: Chapter 5 – Zacchaeus
  • Sunday, June 4: Chapter 6 – Healing the Blind Man
  • Sunday, June 11: Postscript – Where do we go from here?

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