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Wednesday Bible Study

09/22/2021 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

This Wednesday:

September 22: Series on the Prophets – Part III: Join us as Dr. Howell and Duke Divinity School Professor Ellen Davis discuss the prophet Micah, why the Old Testament matters, how we hear justice and hope, and more! Watch live on Facebook live or Livestream. Also available on YouTube.

In case you missed it:

September 15: Series on the Prophets – Part II: Join Dr. Howell and Rev. Donna Claycomb Sokol from Mt. Vernon UMC in Washington, DC as they discuss Hosea. Watch here or on YouTube.

September 8: Series on the Prophets – Part I: Join Dr. Howell and Rev. Sarah Howell-Miller, senior pastor of Green Street UMC in Winston-Salem, as they kick off a new series on the Prophets with a discussion about Elijah. Watch here or on YouTube.

September 1: Series on Methodism – Part III: Join Dr. Howell and Bishop Ken Carter as they discuss what’s about to happen with Methodism in this third part of a three-part series on Methodism. Watch here or on YouTube.

August 25: Series on Methodism – Part II: Join Dr. Howell and Professor Beth Felker Jones as they discuss the character and habits of Methodism in this second part of a three-part series on Methodism. Watch here or on YouTube.

August 18: Series on Methodism – Part I: Join Dr. Howell for a conversation with Dr. Ryan Danker about the birth and DNA of Methodism in the first of a three-part series on Methodism. Watch here or on YouTube.

August 11: Join Dr. Howell for a conversation on The Lord’s Prayer with Professor Amy-Jill Levine. Watch here or on YouTube.

August 4: Join Dr. Howell for a conversation on The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-11) with Professor Rebekah Eklund. Watch here or on YouTube.

June 23: Join Dr. Howell as as he gives us his bird’s eye view of the Psalms as a whole, dipping in here and there to see some of his favorite moments. Watch live on here.

June 16: Join Dr. Howell as he speaks about women and Psalms and converses with Amy Jo Alspaugh, Lauren Smith, Leslie Lowery, and Mary Helen Higgs. Watch here.

June 9: Join Dr. Howell as he continues our series on the Psalms. He will be in conversation with Psalms scholar and Catholic nun Dianne Bergant. Watch here.

June 2: Join Dr. Howell as he converses with former MPUMC pastors Rev. Shane Page and Rev. Jill Auman on particular Psalms that speak to them and to us. Watch here.

May 26: Join Dr. Howell as he converses with Dr. Uiyeon Kim, Rev. Taylor Pryde Barefoot, Rev. Nathan Arledge, and Rev. Nancy Watson on particular Psalms that speak to them and to us. Watch here.

May 19: Join Dr. Howell as he visits Temple Israel to learn from Rabbi Michael Wolk and Cantor Shira Lissek on the Psalms in Jewish worship, singing, and prayer. Watch here.

May 12: Join Dr. Howell as he continues our series on the Psalms. Watch here.

May 5: Join Dr. Howell as he talks about the Psalms with Bishop Tom Stockton, his father-in-law and our former senior pastor, and Rev. Sarah Howell-Miller, his daughter and current senior pastor of Green Street UMC in Winston-Salem. He’ll also share thoughts on the Psalms from Dr. Charles H. Stevens, Sarah’s great-grandfather who was pastor at Salem Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Watch here.

April 28: Join Dr. Howell as he talks with Pastor of Congregational Care Bill Roth, Music Ministry’s Brian Childers, Children’s Ministries’ Betsy Scott, and Youth Ministries’ Sarah Simmons about the Psalms that speak to them. Watch it here.

April 21: Dr. Howell welcomed former Duke classmate and Davidson basketball player Clint McCann, a professor at Eden Seminary who is regarded as American’s top Psalms scholar. Dr. McCann, who was ordained Presbyterian, shared with us Why Psalms Matter, taking a particularly close look at the unusual, but hugely important, Psalm 82. Watch here.

April 14:  Join Dr. Howell as he introduces a new series on the Psalms. Watch here.

April 7: Yom Hashoah, which falls on April 7 this year, is a day set aside for Jews to remember the Holocaust.  Rabbi Michael Wolk joined Dr. Howell to talk about the Holocaust and why its remembrance matters. Watch here.

March 31: Dr. Howell walked us through Holy Week. Watch here.

March 24: Lament: Hopeful (or Hope-filled) Prayer in the Meantime: Rev. Nancy Watson led us in a conversation on lament. She was joined by Rev. Jackie Slaughter, a United Methodist elder from the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Watch here..

March 17: Dr. Howell and by Dr. Anathea Portier-Young of Duke University discuss “For Such a Time as This,” focusing on Old Testament characters Esther and Daniel. Watch here.

March 10: This week was a special edition on Favorite Devotional Books, featuring several of our wisest lay people and some of our former clergy: Ron Robinson, Barbara Barden, Melanie Dobson, George Ragsdale, and Joe Hamby. Watch here.

March 3: Dr. Howell and our Youth and Discipleship staff discussed what we’re learning and why reading Mark matters. Watch here.

February 24: Dr. Howell discussed Mark: the Big Picture with special guest theologian Wendy Farley. Watch here.

February 10: Dr. Howell was joined by Katharine Sherrill in a conversation on Jesus and Anxiety. Watch here.

February 3: We were pleased to welcome back Amy-Jill Levine. She joined Dr. Howell for a conversation on Jesus’ Short Stories.  Watch here.

January 27: Dr. Howell led us in a conversation on Jesus and Mary Magdalene with Juan Solana. Learn more about our guest here. Watch here.

January 13: Dr. Howell walked us through the early moments in Mark’s story of Jesus, and then was joined by special guests Hillel Kessler, James’s guide for his groups in the Holy Land, and Dr. Lisa Deam, an expert in medieval maps, to find Jesus on the map of Israel, our lives, and where we’re going. Watch here.

January 6:  Dr. Howell hosted a discussion with theologian and New Testament Scholar Kavin Rowe on the existence of Christianity, and how in and of itself, is surprising. Watch here.

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