For Lent 2012, The Word Among Us will sponsor a free online Bible study. The topic of our Lenten Bible study will be prayer. There will be six sessions, one for each week of Lent. Kevin Perrotta, an award-winning Catholic writer and editor, will be leading the online discussion.
Each session will have a five-minute video, and there will be a question or topic for discussion for each day of the week. All materials (videos, questions, and online discussion) will be available for free on our Facebook page. You can also find all videos on this channel vimeo.com/channels/lentbiblestudy
Join us this Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday, Feburary 22, as we journey together as an online community of Scripture readers.
More Information about our Bible Study.
1. Do I have to join Facebook to participate?
No. You will be able to view all videos and questions without having to join Facebook. However, if you would like to make a comment and join the discussion you will need to sign in with a Facebook account. It’s free to join Facebook.
2. Is it too late to join in?
Sessions will be available to you at any time. It is okay if you miss a session. They will be available online, and you can view it when it is convenient for you or skip one.
3. What is the topic?
The study will look at prayer. We will focus on two Scripture passages, one from the Old Testament (1 Kings 19:1-18) and one from the New Testament (Romans 8:10-27).
4. How many sessions?
There will be one session each week for Lent—six sessions in all.
5. What is the format?
Each session will have a short, five-minute video. In addition, there will be a question for discussion or reflection for each day of the week. All materials (videos and questions) will be available for free on Facebook (facebook.com/lentbiblestudy).
6. Is there a place where I can find all videos?
In addition to Facebook, you can view all the videos here
7. How long is each session?
The video will last about five minutes, and there will be questions each day of the week for further reflection along with discussion on Facebook.
8. What is the cost?
The Bible study is absolutely free. Everything you need to participate will be on our Facebook page.
9. Who is leading the study?
Kevin Perrotta, an award-winning Catholic author and editor. Kevin has a masters degree in theology from the St. Paul School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is an adjunct instructor in Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Kevin and his wife, Louise, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
10. Who is sponsoring the Bible Study?
The Word Among Us.
11. Are there additional resources available?
There is nothing additional that is required to participate in the Bible study. All materials are made available for free.
If you would like to explore in more depth the topic of prayer, Kevin Perrotta’s new Bible study, Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving, is available as an additional resource or for more reflection. In this Bible study, Kevin selects six readings from Scripture—one Old Testament and one New Testament text for each spiritual discipline. Each passage confronts us with some of the most important aspects of these practices, showing us why we undertake them and how they can transform us so that we become more like the persons that God has created us to be. The Bible study can be purchased online at our bookstore at http://bookstore.wau.org. It is available in print or ebook format.