Beginning November 9, Life U participants will have the chance to discuss meaning and understanding of the Bible through a special class with Pastor Karl Jacobson.
Jacobson will teach a Life U discussion group via zoom for 3 weekes, beginning November 9 at 7PM: IS EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT THE BIBLE WRONG?! A lightning-quick overview of the Old and New Testaments through the lens of common misconceptions, assumptions, and outright blunders. For many people the Bible is just a little bit scary; it’s big, it’s long, and it’s serious business. Even for many of us raised on the Bible there are ways we think about the Bible that aren’t terribly helpful, things we think we know about the Bible that are quite right. the reality is that as familiar as the Bible may be to us, most of us don’t know the Bible nearly as well as we think we do. The three sessions of “Everything You Know About the Bible Is Wrong” will help us enter into reading the Bible and making sense of it for our daily living. Pastor Karl Jacobson, Pastor Sarah Breckenridge and Pastor Mike Carlson. Mondays at 7pm (Nov. 9, 16, 23)
The Rev. Dr. Karl Jacobson (M.Div., Luther Seminary; Th.D., Providence) serves as Senior Pastor at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Minneapolis, Minn. Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor of Religion at Augsburg College. He is contributing author to Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms (Augsburg Fortress, second edition 2017) and Crazy Book: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Biblical Terms (Augsburg Fortress, second edition 2019), Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader’s Guide for Discovery and Engagement (Baker Academic, March 2013), commentary on the Book of Numbers in the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: Old Testament and Apocrypha (Fortress, 2014), as well as commentary on selected psalms in The Lectionary Commentary: The Psalm and Hymn Responses for Worship and Preaching, (Eerdmans, 2009), and study notes for Obadiah and Joel in the Lutheran Study Bible, and blogs about the Bible and popular culture at https://bibpopcult.wordpress.com/.