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Trinity Cathedral Portland

Journeys

Journeys returns to Trinity! Journeys is a three-year systematic overview of Hebrew Scripture, Christian Testament and the early Christian movement as participants explore the journeys – physical and spiritual – our ancestors in faith have embarked upon over thousands of years.

Journeys
Journeys

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Trinity Cathedral Portland

About the Event

Journeys returns to Trinity! Journeys is a three-year systematic overview of Hebrew Scripture, Christian Testament and the early Christian movement as participants explore the journeys – physical and spiritual – our ancestors in faith have embarked upon over thousands of years. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own journeys of faith as we seek connection with God and one another through study, ritual, spiritual practice and theological reflection. Participants meet weekly in seminar groups and gather in plenary sessions with Dean Nathan LeRud and Rabbi Michael Cahana six times a year. Cost is $60/year, scholarships are available.  

The Journey begins with our first plenary session on Saturday, October 7, 10a-1p in Kempton Hall. Small groups will then meet weekly with in-person and Zoom options available.  Please be sure to indicate your first and second choice for small groups when you register!

Register here: https://onrealm.org/TrinityEpiscopalpdx/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NDYzNDUwM2UtMjk5MC00MjMyLTgyMDEtYjA3YTAxODUxM2Yz 

For questions, contact Charissa & Liz: charissa@trinity-episcopal.org, liz@trinity-episcopal.org.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  

How is Journeys different from EfM? Both EfM and Journeys are based in the methodology of facilitated small group study based in a shared curriculum of readings. EfM, overseen by University of the South School of Thelogy in Sewanee, TN is a four-year curriculum that introduces participants to scripture, theology and Christian history. It was developed by Episcopalians for use in Christian contexts. Journeys is a three-year curriculum that focuses more deeply on the Scriptural tradition – both Hebrew and Christian – and is designed to bring Christian and Jewish perspectives and approaches to scripture, tradition and spiritual practice into conversation with each other.  

Does the course include reading the entire Bible? Most of the Bible! The first year of Journeys covers the first five books of Moses, traditionally called the Torah, through the exile into Babylon. The second year covers the return to Jerusalem through the first century and the beginnings of the Jesus movement, while the third year focuses on early Christianity in the Jewish diaspora, the Gospels, and the letters (Epistles) of the New Testament.  

Is Journeys focused primarily on scripture or scripture interpretation, or are tradition and practice also studied? The course is designed to be a thorough and in-depth introduction to Scripture and scriptural interpretation, although along the way participants are introduced to various methods of theological reflection as well as spiritual practices in community – this is sacred reading, not an academic seminar on ancient texts. While we are grounded in contemporary scholarship and the historical-critical method, we ultimately interested in what these texts mean for contemporary faith communities.  

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