Our biblical studies days are designed to help you to deepen your engagement with God’s word – encouraging you in your faith, life, and ministry.
Emphases vary according to the demands of each topic we cover, but we always aim to provide a healthy mix of hermeneutics, exegesis and biblical theology – paying close attention to historical, social, linguistic, literary, theological, and inter-textual questions, and giving you the tools you need to put lessons to work in practical ministry.
Study days include exegesis from the original languages, but knowledge of Hebrew and Greek is not required for beneficial participation. The days are intended for pastors with a good level of theological understanding, but they are open to all who are interested in sharpening their theological tools for ministry.
Our Tutor in Biblical Studies, Dr Neil Martin, teaches our biblical studies days at London Seminary. He also teaches groups of pastors around the country.
Biblical Studies study days cost £40 (including lunch when events are held at London Seminary). If you are in full-time ministry and would like to attend a study day but cost is an obstacle, please contact us about a bursary.
Please note that you must book your study day by the Tuesday of the week before it is due to occur. Bookings made after the booking deadline cost £45, and you may not receive lunch or a hard copy of any handouts.
Biblical studies days usually begin at 9:30 with coffee and finish at 16:00, although timings may vary depending on the location.
CURRENT BIBLICAL STUDIES DAY
The Rhythm of Salvation History: Making Christological Connections with Confidence
Confused by Chronicles? Daunted by Deuteronomy? Aware of the responsibility to preach Christ from the Old Testament but fearful of making illegitimate or speculative links? Our goal this summer is to help and support you as a Bible teacher – renewing your love for scripture and helping you renew the love of others with God’s help.
Between the expulsion from Eden in Genesis and the tearing of the temple curtain in the gospels, the Bible recapitulates the fall and anticipates God’s coming salvation time-after-time, within individual narratives (think Ruth, Jonah) and also on the metanarratival scale (think Exodus–Judges, 1 Sam–Exile). Understanding this rhythm, and the function of individual texts within it, is a simple but vital step every pastor can take towards a confident exegesis of Christological connections in the Old Testament. Why does Judges make a vital contribution to our understanding of the gospel? Why (and how) should you preach Jesus from Ahab? Discover the answers to these questions and much more at our new Biblical Studies study day on Tuesday 7th July. You can book here.