Bible Study

Borders and Belonging

Fridays during Hilary Term
Location: Old Library / Hybrid with Zoom link
12.45pm - 1.30pm

This term, we will be studying the Book of Ruth. This ancient story tells of an outsider, a migrant facing uncertainty in a strange land, a vulnerable woman in a foreign culture. Yet Ruth draws out generosity and justice and is herself the gift that will shape a new future for the people she chose as her own. This is a book which provokes and challenges us to respond more creatively to pressing current issues about borders and belonging. Our reading of the text will be guided by the recent commentary, Borders & Belonging, The Book of Ruth: A Story for our Times by Padraig O’Tuama and Glenn Jordan. Everyone is welcome to join us for these weekly Bible studies.

Friday 20 January    The First Act of the Book of Ruth: Ruth 1

Friday 27 January    Addressing Stereotypes

Friday 3 February    The Second Act of the Book of Ruth: Ruth 2

Friday 10 February  Counter-Narratives

Friday 17 February  The Third Act of the Book of Ruth: Ruth 3

Friday 24 February  Compassion and the Law

Friday 3 March        The Fourth Act of the Book of Ruth: Ruth 4

Friday 10 March       On the Gift of Kindness