So here I am, start the course this evening, am sort of excited, but worried I wont like it – my preference would have been the MA in Biblical Studies at Manchester Uni, but cant afford either the time or the money. This course is different from the MA, it will (hopefully) help me apply what I read in Bible to my daily life and faith, as well as helping me understand God better.
My personal choice of Bible Translation is Life Recovery NLT, but am liking the look of the NRSV Study Bible we will be using on the course, lots of interesting notes in it. Grabbed on the first page when it suggested that Genesis wasnt given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai, but was compiled from various authors after Moses death. As you will realise if you know me, or soon learn if you dont know me, I am definitely not a literal Christian who blindly accepts everything in the Bible as literally true. God gave me (and everyone else) the ability to question. I have friends with whom I enjoy serious discussion about Bible passages, and I am hoping for more of that from this course.
I intend to blog once or twice a week, but time will tell. I also intend to work out how to include links to other peoples blogs which I follow, if you know of any good ones, please let me know.