Love Goes all the Way Down:
Discovering the Old Testament God
a fall zoom course by
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
Navajo Girl With Sheep, photo by P.T. Reilly
When you think of God,
do you think of judgement?
Do you struggle with stories
that seem to reinforce
racism, patriarchy, homophobia,
legalism, violence, and genocide?
Do you wonder how the God of the Hebrew Bible fits in
with Jesus' message
of grace and forgiveness?
What if these tensions
are rooted in a tragic misreading
of the story of the Creator God?
In this course we will explore how
love, commitment, and compassion
are found in
the very heart of God
throughout the Biblical story,
and throughout the history of creation.
Pay what you can.
Suggested amounts: $150 (full fee)
$100 (reduced fee)
$ 50 (discounted fee)
It is also possible to have your course fees covered by our scholarship fund.
7:00 - 9:00 pm EST
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022
*recordings will be available for those unable to attend all sessions.
This course is for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the Bible and the nature of God. All are welcome, regardless of denominational or religious affiliation. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary.
Course Format and Requirements
Each class will run on zoom for two hours with a 5 minute break half-way through. Although the bulk of the class will consist of Sylvia teaching, participants will also be able to post questions and points for discussion in the chat which Sylvia will monitor and answer. Powerpoint will be used periodically to show biblical texts and illustrations.
Each class will be recorded. Students who miss a class can request a link to watch the recording. Registrants can also follow the entire course through the recordings. The recordings will not be posted in any other context.
There are no assignments and no required reading for this course, although suggestions for further reading will be made as the course progresses.