Learning at PBCC

Why do we learn? Spiritual learning is formative: its goal is not academic knowledge but spiritual formation. We pursue learning so we can know the Lord and become more like Christ, for “everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). Learning is intergenerational, receiving from the previous generation and passing on to the next one. Learning is communal, engaged in dialog together around the Scriptures.

Forum: Religion & Violence
The command to devote Jericho and its inhabitants to the Lord for destruction raises troubling questions about religion and violence. Jews, Christians and Muslims have all used the violent texts of their Scriptures to justify violent acts. How should we read these violent texts? Is such violence ever justified? Can the sword be combined with the cross? Is there an inconsistency between God in the Old Testament and God in the New Testament? Did God inflict violence on his own Son? These are some of the questions that were addressed in a talk by Bernard Bell, followed by Q&A. Sunday, March 18, 7:00-900 pm in the Auditorium.

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Teaching Topics for 2018:

2018 JanExodus
2018 Feb - AprJoshua
2018 May - JunActs
2018 Jul - SepParables
2018 Sep - DecSermon on the Mount
2018 DecAdvent