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All are welcome to take this course.

This is a required course for CMCs in Block 4.

Class dates are: February 17, March 16, & April 20, 2024, with an introductory Zoom call on January 11 @ 7 PM

Biblical Interpretation for Preaching: Genesis
Spring 2024
Saturdays February 17, March 16, April 20, 10am-4pm
In-person sessions at Northgate FMC in Batavia

Instructor: Chris Landon
Phone: 585-343-4011

Required Texts:

  • Galambush, Julie. Reading Genesis: A Literary and Theological Commentary. Reading the Old Testament. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2018.
  • Walton, John H. The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015.
  • Other reading material will be distributed by the instructor via email.
  • Students will also need a gender-inclusive translation of the Bible, such as: NRSV (1989), NCV (1991), NLT (1996), TNIV (2005), CEB (2011), NIV (2011).
  • Recommended Texts:
    • Gorman, Michael J. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers, Third Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2020.
    • Oden, Thomas. Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry. New York: Harper Collins, 1983.