Project Description

Reading Scripture in Public – Find out why hearing the Bible read aloud is a life-giving practice

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About the Course

The New Testament began as letters and other documents written by people such as the Apostles. Those documents would circulate around to the many churches scattered around the Roman Empire. In fact, in the earliest days of the Christian church, most people experienced the Word by listening to Scripture rather than reading it themselves. 

Learning from the Bible with others as it is read out loud remains important for those interested in connecting with God and each other. In this short but essential course, Prof. N.T. Wright explains why experiencing the Bible read aloud is a formative activity everyone should experience.

Who should take this course:

  • Anyone interested in creating a more meaningful life through Biblical wisdom
  • Clergy looking for resources or inspiration to enhance their sermons and other work in the church, as well as their personal ongoing spiritual journey
  • Fans of N.T. Wright interested in Professor Wright’s perspective on maximizing the impact the Bible has in our communities

What knowledge and tools are required

  • A recent translation of the Bible
  • A curious mind

What’s included:

  • Inspiration and practical tips for understanding the Bible’s relevance in our communities
  • Online lectures by N.T. Wright
  • Interactive quizzes 
  • Discussions with others on the same path
  • Communication with Prof. David Seemuth, Your Co-Instructor

Registered 501c3 non-profit organization
Courses developed for N.T. Wright Online are made possible by the generous donations of people who support the Wisconsin Center for Christian Study, Inc., a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Tuition paid enables us to provide scholarships for those in need and allows us to fund new courses and translations of existing courses, and we are able to offer courses at significant discounts.