Surprised by Jesus Again: Reading the Bible with the Communion of Saints, with Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

Date(s) - March 13, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Mark's College

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Surprised by Jesus Again: Reading the Bible with the Communion of the Saints

Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee | Butler Chair in Homiletics & Biblical Interpretation, Vancouver School of Theology

Friday, March 13th, 7pm

Room 300, St. Mark’s College

A bold, historical, robust approach to reading Scripture and encountering Jesus anew.

No one expects to be surprised. Yet biblical interpretation can do exactly that. Christians expect to see Jesus as they read the Bible, but when and how Jesus actually speaks through Scripture can still surprise us!

Drawing on the early church’s theological giants—Origen, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and more from the historical cloud of witnesses—author Jason Byassee models how we can recover ancient Christians’ multiple ways of reading the Bible to our benefit.

Jason Byassee is the inaugural holder of the Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Hermeneutics at Vancouver School of Theology. His primary vocation is to reinvigorate today’s church with the best of ancient and contemporary wisdom for creatively faithful living.

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