Upper House Fellows Summer Bible Study—Sermon on the Mount
May 15 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
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The collected teachings of Jesus in Matthew 5-7—the Sermon on the Mount—may be the most radical spiritual and ethical instructions ever given. Including familiar passages like the Beatitudes (5:3-12), the Lord’s Prayer (6:9-13), and quite a few “quotable quotes,” the Sermon on the Mount brings forward the challenges and promises of persisting in the life of faith.
The Upper House Fellows Program invites all students (grad and undergrad) to participate in this study, the purpose of which is threefold: to engage the passage as a whole unit of thought; to read and learn together; and to consider the ways in which our lives are, or are not, aligned with the values of God’s kingdom.
[Print by Sadao Watanabe, Sermon on the Mount, 1968]
HOW TO REGISTER?
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Format and Approach
This study will be conducted in the “manuscript style”—meaning the text will be laid out double-spaced on 8.5 x 11 pages, without any chapter or verse numbers or paragraph breaks. Each participant will receive a set of colored pens to mark up the text as they study. We will apply an inductive approach, cycling through stages of observation, interpretation, and application. Approximately half our time will be spent in observation, as we read the text with care, collect our questions, and share observations.
We will gather at Upper House on Mondays, 4:30-6:00 PM, for seven weeks—
Week 1 – May 15
Week 2 – May 22
Week 3 – June 5
Week 4 – June 12
Week 5 – June 19
Week 6 – July 10
Week 7 – July 17
Cameron Anderson, Associate Director of Upper House and Fellows Program Instructor
Cam Anderson loves to study the Bible with students, especially using the manuscript study method. He led several such studies during his 30 years in campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He is the co-editor (with Walter Hansen) of God in the Modern Wing: Viewing Art Through the Eyes of Faith, and author of The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts—both part of IVP Academic’s prestigious Studies in Theology and the Arts series.