Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery

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There are challenging passages in the Bible that raise difficult questions for interpretation. For instance, in the Bible, the sky is hard (Genesis 1; Job 37) and the sun moves (Joshua 10). The Bible also contains language about slaves as property (Exodus 21), and there are commands for slaves to obey their masters, even when they are cruel (Ephesians 6; Colossians 3; 1 Peter 2).

Most now acknowledge that the sky is not hard, the sun does not move, and slavery is not morally permissible. So how do we interpret these things in the Bible? Was the Bible wrong about them? Did some misinterpret them? What do we believe about God’s inspiration of the Bible in light of such things? Have we carefully considered these questions and their implications?

Let’s talk about these issues October 16 through November 20 at 6:00 P.M.

Rev. Joseph F. Scrivner, Ph.D.
Pastor, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church (Tuscaloosa)
Dean of Chapel, Stillman College


A light supper is available for $7 at 5:30 p.m. Please call the church office to reserve your spot for supper. (205) 322-5469

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Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery

  • First Presbyterian Church - Birmingham (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are challenging passages in the Bible that raise difficult questions for interpretation. For instance, in the Bible, the sky is hard (Genesis 1; Job 37) and the sun moves (Joshua 10). The Bible also contains language about slaves as property (Exodus 21), and there are commands for slaves to obey their masters, even when they are cruel (Ephesians 6; Colossians 3; 1 Peter 2).

Most now acknowledge that the sky is not hard, the sun does not move, and slavery is not morally permissible. So how do we interpret these things in the Bible? Was the Bible wrong about them? Did some misinterpret them? What do we believe about God’s inspiration of the Bible in light of such things? Have we carefully considered these questions and their implications?

Let’s talk about these issues October 16 through November 20 at 6:00 P.M.

Rev. Joseph F. Scrivner, Ph.D.
Pastor, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church (Tuscaloosa)
Dean of Chapel, Stillman College


A light supper is available for $7 at 5:30 p.m. Please call the church office to reserve your spot for supper. (205) 322-5469

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 Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery

  • First Presbyterian Church - Birmingham (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are challenging passages in the Bible that raise difficult questions for interpretation. For instance, in the Bible, the sky is hard (Genesis 1; Job 37) and the sun moves (Joshua 10). The Bible also contains language about slaves as property (Exodus 21), and there are commands for slaves to obey their masters, even when they are cruel (Ephesians 6; Colossians 3; 1 Peter 2).

Most now acknowledge that the sky is not hard, the sun does not move, and slavery is not morally permissible. So how do we interpret these things in the Bible? Was the Bible wrong about them? Did some misinterpret them? What do we believe about God’s inspiration of the Bible in light of such things? Have we carefully considered these questions and their implications?

Let’s talk about these issues October 16 through November 20 at 6:00 P.M.

Rev. Joseph F. Scrivner, Ph.D.
Pastor, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church (Tuscaloosa)
Dean of Chapel, Stillman College


A light supper is available for $7 at 5:30 p.m. Please call the church office to reserve your spot for supper. (205) 322-5469

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Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery

  • First Presbyterian Church - Birmingham (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are challenging passages in the Bible that raise difficult questions for interpretation. For instance, in the Bible, the sky is hard (Genesis 1; Job 37) and the sun moves (Joshua 10). The Bible also contains language about slaves as property (Exodus 21), and there are commands for slaves to obey their masters, even when they are cruel (Ephesians 6; Colossians 3; 1 Peter 2).

Most now acknowledge that the sky is not hard, the sun does not move, and slavery is not morally permissible. So how do we interpret these things in the Bible? Was the Bible wrong about them? Did some misinterpret them? What do we believe about God’s inspiration of the Bible in light of such things? Have we carefully considered these questions and their implications?

Let’s talk about these issues October 16 through November 20 at 6:00 P.M.

Rev. Joseph F. Scrivner, Ph.D.
Pastor, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church (Tuscaloosa)
Dean of Chapel, Stillman College


A light supper is available for $7 at 5:30 p.m. Please call the church office to reserve your spot for supper. (205) 322-5469

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Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery
Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

Focus@First: Scripture, Science, & Slavery

  • First Presbyterian Church - Birmingham (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are challenging passages in the Bible that raise difficult questions for interpretation. For instance, in the Bible, the sky is hard (Genesis 1; Job 37) and the sun moves (Joshua 10). The Bible also contains language about slaves as property (Exodus 21), and there are commands for slaves to obey their masters, even when they are cruel (Ephesians 6; Colossians 3; 1 Peter 2).

Most now acknowledge that the sky is not hard, the sun does not move, and slavery is not morally permissible. So how do we interpret these things in the Bible? Was the Bible wrong about them? Did some misinterpret them? What do we believe about God’s inspiration of the Bible in light of such things? Have we carefully considered these questions and their implications?

Let’s talk about these issues October 16 through November 20 at 6:00 P.M.

Rev. Joseph F. Scrivner, Ph.D.
Pastor, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church (Tuscaloosa)
Dean of Chapel, Stillman College


A light supper is available for $7 at 5:30 p.m. Please call the church office to reserve your spot for supper. (205) 322-5469

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Focus@First: Scripture, Science, and Slavery
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Focus@First: Scripture, Science, and Slavery

There are challenging passages in the Bible that raise difficult questions for interpretation. For instance, in the Bible, the sky is hard (Genesis 1; Job 37) and the sun moves (Joshua 10). The Bible also contains language about slaves as property (Exodus 21), and there are commands for slaves to obey their masters, even when they are cruel (Ephesians 6; Colossians 3; 1 Peter 2).

Most now acknowledge that the sky is not hard, the sun does not move, and slavery is not morally permissible. So how do we interpret these things in the Bible? Was the Bible wrong about them? Did some misinterpret them? What do we believe about God’s inspiration of the Bible in light of such things? Have we carefully considered these questions and their implications?

Let’s talk about these issues October 16 through November 20 at 6:00 P.M.

Rev. Joseph F. Scrivner, Ph.D.
Pastor, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church (Tuscaloosa)
Dean of Chapel, Stillman College


A light supper is available for $7 at 5:30 p.m. Please call the church office to reserve your spot for supper. (205) 322-5469

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Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Presby BYG Youth @ FPC

We will also gather with the PresbyBYG group on Sunday nights from 5-7pm. PresbyBYG is a larger group that is comprised of the youth from the following congregations

  • Edgewood Presbyterian

  • First Presbyterian Church Birmingham 

  • Oakmont Chapel Presbyterian

  • Shades Valley Presbyterian

  • Southminster Presbyterian

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Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Presby BYG Youth @ FPC

We will also gather with the PresbyBYG group on Sunday nights from 5-7pm. PresbyBYG is a larger group that is comprised of the youth from the following congregations

  • Edgewood Presbyterian

  • First Presbyterian Church Birmingham 

  • Oakmont Chapel Presbyterian

  • Shades Valley Presbyterian

  • Southminster Presbyterian

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Sep
29
9:45 AM09:45

Sunday School

Children aged 3 years to 5th grade:
Room 205. Multi-age with upper elementary students as helpers. Telling stories from the bible and learning about faith.

Youth 6th grade to 12th grade:
Room 201. Sunday School provides an opportunity for our young people to explore different topics about God, the Bible and faith.

Adults:
Connections Class: Small Conference Room behind the Choir Room. The Connections Class reflects on current events in light of our faith.

Library Class: Library (on the first floor). The Library Class reads and discusses a new book several times a year. 

Vanguard Class: Board Room (first floor next to Matthews Hall). The Vanguard class examines where the world is headed, and what awaits it.

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Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Presby BYG Youth @ FPC

We will also gather with the PresbyBYG group on Sunday nights from 5-7pm. PresbyBYG is a larger group that is comprised of the youth from the following congregations

  • Edgewood Presbyterian

  • First Presbyterian Church Birmingham 

  • Oakmont Chapel Presbyterian

  • Shades Valley Presbyterian

  • Southminster Presbyterian

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Sep
22
9:45 AM09:45

Sunday School

Children aged 3 years to 5th grade:
Room 205. Multi-age with upper elementary students as helpers. Telling stories from the bible and learning about faith.

Youth 6th grade to 12th grade:
Room 201. Sunday School provides an opportunity for our young people to explore different topics about God, the Bible and faith.

Adults:
Connections Class: Small Conference Room behind the Choir Room. The Connections Class reflects on current events in light of our faith.

Library Class: Library (on the first floor). The Library Class reads and discusses a new book several times a year. 

Vanguard Class: Board Room (first floor next to Matthews Hall). The Vanguard class examines where the world is headed, and what awaits it.

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Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Presby BYG Youth @ FPC

We will also gather with the PresbyBYG group on Sunday nights from 5-7pm. PresbyBYG is a larger group that is comprised of the youth from the following congregations

  • Edgewood Presbyterian

  • First Presbyterian Church Birmingham 

  • Oakmont Chapel Presbyterian

  • Shades Valley Presbyterian

  • Southminster Presbyterian

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