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The Upper House Fellows Program offers undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison a unique community for intellectual and spiritual formation—a place to grow in theological understanding, connect Christian faith to academic study and vocation, and prepare for lives of leadership and service.
The Bible comprises many books, penned by many authors. These books are written in a variety of genres, address a range of issues, and tell stories from different places and times. However, below the surface of this glorious diversity lies a single story. This story is about the main character, God, and his tireless efforts to establish his reign on earth in order to restore the world from rebellion, corruption, and death. Learning to read the Bible so that we can see this story is critical to our formation as followers of Jesus Christ. Understanding this grand narrative reveals to us God’s character, his mission for the world, and our role in this mission. In our sessions, we will explore in detail this great story and learn how it all fits together. Fellows will read selections from the Bible as well as the work of contemporary scholars.
2 Monday evenings/month (6:00-8:00 PM) — includes dinner (provided by Upper House) and conversation
1 hour (approximately) of reading/week
1 all day retreat in Fall (Saturday, September 18)
1 day retreat in Spring (date tba)
June 1, 2021
About Charles Yu
Charles is Lead Teaching Pastor at Blackhawk Church in Madison. He works toward building and equipping Christian communities of many ethnicities, cultures, and languages to do life together, love each other, and learn from each other. Charles holds a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.Div. from Regent College, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitics from UW-Madison. He co-authored An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach (Zondervan, 2007).