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This course seeks to introduce methods of analyzing Scripture in order to uncover meanings in the text. Participants will begin to reflect on how the theological meanings they find in Scripture can lead to the proclamation of a gracious God and the good news of Jesus Christ. Learners will find it difficult to take this course without previously studying The Story of the Old Testament and the Story of the New Testament first.

Course Developers

John Gram
John Gram graduated from Luther-Northwestern Seminary in 1984 and took his first call as pastor at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church in Willmar, Minnesota. In 1987 John was called to Hills of Peace Lutheran Church, Kamloops, British Columbia, followed by Mount Zion in Smithers, and finally to Redeemer in Vancouver where he served for 17 years until his retirement in 2016. The Lutheran Theological Seminary granted John the degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) at the May convocation in 2016. John is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and has been a contributor to the International Greek New Testament Project since 1999. He has been a sessional lecturer at the Lutheran Theological Seminary since 2013. In 2014 John earned a Diploma in Greek Paleography from Oxford University.

Course Hours

4 Hours