Saturday, July 29 9 AM - 12 PM
Who really wrote The Bible? Is it the “greatest story ever told?” How has The Bible influenced modern literature and politics? How do we get the most out of scripture in the age of smartphones and social media?
Explore the past, present and future of this sacred text as we review Old and New Testament stories, discuss the spectrum of Christian movements from Gnosticism to Catholicism, study various translations and interpretations of scripture, examine the controversial life of Jesus, and rediscover The Bible in a whole new light.
This class is BYOB (bring your own Bible). $35 in advance.
Must register in advance. Get your ticket HERE
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Joran Slane Oppelt is an international speaker, author, musician, interfaith minister, life coach and marketing professional (Creative Loafing, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Royal Innovation Design Group).
He is an award-winning producer and singer/songwriter and the author of Sentences and The Mountain and The Snow. Joran is also co-author of Transform Your Life: Expert Advice, Practical Tools and Personal Stories and Integral Church: An Interfaith Handbook of Ceremonies and Rituals. His writing has been featured in Creative Loafing, The Interfaith Observer, and on ProgressiveChristianity.org.
He is the owner and founder of the Metta Center of St. Petersburg and Integral Church -- an interfaith and interspiritual organization in Tampa Bay, FL committed to “community service, religious literacy and transformative practice.” Joran is an ordained minister and holds a certificate in Religious Literacy from Harvard Online. He serves as President of Interfaith Tampa Bay, chaplain emeritus at Unity Spiritual Campus in St. Petersburg, and an Ambassador of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.
He has shared the stage with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ken Wilber, Jane Goodall, Michael Beckwith, Matthew Fox, Lynne McTaggart, Dr. Stan Grof, Howard Rheingold, Nate Silver, Gary Vaynerchuck as well as Blues Traveler, Blind Melon, Men at Work, The Fixx, John Doe (X) and more at events like South by Southwest in Austin, TX; Building the New World Conference in Radford, VA; Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City; Embrace Festival in Portland, OR and Integral European Conference in Siófok, Hungary.
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