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e-Newsletter - Volume 3, Number 65
Get 10 Days of Free Access To Rick Lowery's Audio Lecture Series on the Lectionary 
by Bill Anderton

We are three weeks into Rick Lowery's year-long lecture series on Year A of the Common Lectionary. Today, we already have the first three audio lectures posted and the fourth will be added soon.

So you you can evaluate this series and determine if you want to subscribe to the whole series, we will provide FREE access for the next 10 days.

No strings attached! Register for the "free look" and get full access to the Virtual Classroom for this series for 10 days; come and go in the classroom as often as you wish during the free period. Hear all of the past lectures PLUS any new lectures posted in your free-access period. Post in the Class Forum or comment on threads posted by others.

If you wish to continue, simply purchase the subscription to the series when you are ready.

To get your free access, click here to register free for the course. No credit card will be required to register, the price of this free offer is truly $0.00.

Please note that this free offer will expire on December 21, 2013.

About the Audio Lecture Series 

Dr. Rick Lowery, renowned Bible scholar and popular Bible teacher -- especially in the disciplines of First Testament Studies -- will begin to deliver regular lectures in his role as a Christian College of George Faculty ,starting with Lectionary "Year A". His teaching began just before Advent, 2013, and will continue for twelve months. Through a series of Audio Lectures, Rick will guide listeners through examination of the First Testament lections and will not only help us to understand the context and nuances of centuries-old history, prophecy, wisdom, and literature, but will also bring to life -- in his own inimitable way -- the meanings of the Scriptures for living, learning and loving as Christians and as Proclaimers of the Gospel in the twenty-first century.

Students will want to pay special attention to the texts, which are noted in all popular Lectionary guides, and to the contemporary events in our world today as they listen to and learn with Rick. While there will be lectures for the specific texts for Advent, as we move through the liturgical year the lectures will become periodic -- announced to those who have enrolled and on the public pages of the Online Learning Platform -- and will address several lections at one time. This teaching method will afford the students an overview, a kind of broad-brush sweep of the context and content of a "season" of Scripture.

In online forums, participants will then share their observations of the texts and the teaching with each other -- even uploading their own exegesis, reflections and homiletic material. With this format, we will surely experience a community of continuing education about the Lectionary, the First Testament, and the various tasks and creative encounters with the text which contribute to meaningful preaching.

For those who desire to attribute this learning experience to their porfolios for ministerial competency, you may surely draw attention to the two competecy areas of Biblical Knowledge and Proclamation of the Word. If you seek specific guidance in this task, contact your Commission on Ministry or Dr. Bob Harris, President of Christian College of Georgia (770-815-9078).

Students will be engaged in new ways with new insights as they come around the "radio-styled" lectures with Rick and hear his depth of understanding and explanation of the texts.

Preachers will find stimulation for study, hearing a living commentary on the First Testament while reflecting on their own familiarity with the Gospel lections from Matthew (and John as we move into Easter).

Adult learners will find that Rick's teaching reinforces their own commitment to life-long learning and encourages them to draw closer to the written Word of God.

And the Church, particularly when study groups join together to listen to Rick and share with one another their own understandings and questions, will find new places of renewed vision and vitality.


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