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Please join us on Saturday March 23rd 2019 in Salisbury Methodist Church for Bible Month training.

Please bring your own lunch -- refreshments will be provided.

Bible Month is an opportunity for churches and circuits to spend 30 days focused on a single biblical book. In 2019, Bible Month will focus on the epistle to the Colossians.

Bible Month involves two key elements:

  1. Preachers preparing and preaching a series of sermons on Colossians over the four Sundays of June.
  2. Small group leaders running a 'Bible Month' group that focuses on Colossians, but which also helps those attending engage the Bible in fresh and innovative ways.

By focusing on a single biblical book, the aim of a Bible Month is to help all in church engage more deeply with Scripture. Bible Month has proved to be a model which could be effective in raising biblical literacy, and the majority of those who have taken part in the past were keen to hold another Bible Month in the future!

The training days sits alongside the Bible Month Magazine and the resources available on the Methodist website, or through Methodist Publishing.

You can find out more about Bible Month here: http://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/the-bible/bible-month/

James Dunn, also known as Jimmy Dunn, will lead this training day.

Jimmy is a British New Testament scholar who was for many years the Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham, now Emeritus Lightfoot Professor. He has a PhD and DD from the University of Cambridge. For 2002, Dunn was the President of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, an international body for New Testament study. In 2006 he became a Fellow of the British Academy.

In 2005 a festschrift was published dedicated to Dunn, comprising articles by 27 New Testament scholars, examining early Christian communities and their beliefs about the Holy Spirit in Christianity. In 2009 another festschrift was dedicated to Dunn for his 70th birthday, consisting of two forewords by N. T. Wright and Richard B. Hays and 17 articles all written by his former students who went on to have successful careers in either academic and ministerial fields around the world.

Dunn is especially associated with the New Perspective on Paul, along with N. T. Wright and E. P. Sanders. Dunn has taken up Sanders' project of redefining Palestinian Judaism in order to correct the Christian view of Judaism as a religion of works-righteousness. One of the most important differences to Sanders is that Dunn perceives a fundamental coherence and consistency to Paul's thought. He furthermore criticizes Sanders' understanding of the term justification, arguing that Sanders' understanding suffers from an "individualizing exegesis".

He is a minister of the Church of Scotland and a Methodist local preacher and has worked broadly within the Protestant tradition.


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