The Bible Challenge
We've launched the Bible Challenge again, some starting Monday, January 6 for the "tidiest" calendar year/weekly reading schedule journey... But you are welcome to start at any time! Regular emails are posted in the sidebar, and you can email Mtr. Paige or go here to sign up for this and other emails from St. Peter's!
St. Peter's invites you to The Bible Challenge, an opportunity to read through the entirety of the Bible over the course of one year.
At the start of 2012, about 30 parishioners joined Mother Paige in The Bible Challenge. Every week or so, depending on what is being read by this "Jan 1 group," Mother Paige sends out an email with relevant resources, thoughts, and any questions that the group has emailed to her (and the answers, if she knows them!). Links to these emails are below, along with the other resources.
In 2013 even more people joined, increasing our numbers to 55... the emails from 2013 are in the sidebar... and now, 2014!
Materials and information will be available at the back of the church, and are also available for download here by following the links below.
If you would like to be part of the email group around The Bible Challenge, please let Mtr. Paige know of your interest at 858 755 1616 x 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that she may add you to the email list.
May God bless you in this journey through scripture, and 2014!
The Center for Biblical Studies for all sorts of information on The Bible Challenge
How to get started in The Bible Challenge including suggestions on translations, prayer and methods.
The One Year Read (an easy to use schedule for reading the Bible in 365 days)
Emails to the Bible Challenge from 2012--good for a refresher for repeat-readers, or as support for new Bible Challenge readers!
Week 1: The Bible Challenge Begins
Week 1 1/2: Matthew and Divorce
Week 2: Rascals, Ruffians, and... Redactors? Or, "What's with all those lists?"
Week 3: Plagues, Meditations and Passions
Week 4: Commandments, Curses and Colbert
Week 5: That Aaron...
Week 5b: Aaronic or Ironic Priesthood? and Leviticus...
Week 6 and 7: What's up with the Disciples? What's up with God? and more on translations...
Week 8: Numbers, Census, Logistics and Sing this with me, this is 40...
Week 8b: That's not how the story goes! Right?
Week 9: What do you have to do to wander 40 years in the wilderness? and Luke!
Week 9b: Numbers of Sons and Daughters, who baptized Jesus, and just where was that sermon preached?
Week 10: Enter the Deuteronomist
Week 11: Previously in the Pentateuch...and the ticket to Gehenna
Week 11b: The Cost of Discipleship and the Prodigal God
Week 12: Deuteronomy: Contextual Puzzles and the heart of Deuteronomistic Theology
Week 13: Deuteronomy...Making Sense of the God of the Old Testament [sic]
Week 13b: Welcome to John
Week 13c: The Psalms... not always so lovely...
Week 14: Joshua, Judges, the Jebusites and More...
Week 14b: Judges, adieu! and Ruth... the Moabitess!
Week 16: The Davidic Covenant in Samuel and Psalms, and welcome to Acts
Week 17: The Davidic Covenant...and downfall, and St. Stephen summarizes Salvation History, and is stoned...
Week 20: OT 721 and the Deuteronomistic History Reprise
Week 20b: From OT 721 to OT 587: the Destruction and Exile, plus introducing the Chronicler and Romans
Week 22: The Chronicler's Selective Memory, Psalms of Ascent, and Romans: Heaping Hot Coals!
Week 23: Those Troublesome Corinthians
Week 24: Paul's Lens: In View of this Impending Crisis
Week 25: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Playing Well with Others
Week 27: The Writings and Wisdom Literature
Week 30: More Wisdom Literature, and we encounter Ephesians...or do we?
Week 31: Oh, Joy! Philippians!
Week 32: Colossians, Ecclesiastes and chasing after the wind... and on to the Song of Songs
Week 33: the Prophets, Isaiah
Week 34: the Pastoral Epistles, Timothy and more Isaiah
Week 34b: Deutero Isaiah, the Lyricist
Weeks 34 and 35: The Suffering Servant, Trito-Isaiah, Philemon and Hebrews
Week 36: Jeremiah
Week 37: More Jeremiah and James
Week 38: Savoring? Jeremiah, Lamentations, and the Petrine Epistles
Week 39: Ezekiel by the River Chebar, and Johanine Epistles
Week 40: The Revelation of John
Week 43: Daniel, Revelation, and more Apocalyptic
Week 44: The Minor Prophets and returning to Matthew
Week 46: Jonah: or, how to avoid becoming spit-up on the beach
Week 50: More Prophets and a lunch Potluck!
Week 51: Still More Prophets and Potluck Recap!