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Wine, Women, and Song:
Reading the Gospel of Luke

an Epiphany zoom course by

Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat

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The songs imagine a radical new world.

The table always has unexpected guests and more space.

The women risk all to follow Jesus to the grave
and beyond.

Could this new community of welcome and generosity  be bringing God's healing to the world?

Mary and Martha, Mafa Jesus

Pay what you can.

Suggested amounts:  $150 (full)                 
                                        $100 (reduced)
                                         $ 50 (discounted)

It is also possible to have your course fees covered by our scholarship fund.


2:30pm - 4:30pm EST


Jan 11, 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 15, 2022*

via Zoom

*recordings will be available for those unable to attend all sessions.

In denominations that follow the Revised Common Lectionary, Luke is the gospel that will be emphasized in 2022. This course will be fruitful for those who will be preaching from Luke this year, whether ordained or lay leaders.


That said, this course  is for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the Bible. 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 about biblical passages, 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.

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