Misquoting Jesus?

An Adult Discussion You Do Not Want to Miss!
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Don’t you sometimes wonder how some of our know-it-all contemporaries can quote the Holy Scriptures so fast to prove a point, while your own education and upbringing leaves you a bit more pensive and sometimes even mute in these discussions?

If this is the case, then the book discussions on Sunday, September 9th, and Sunday, September 16th, are just for you. They will both take place right after church and they will introduce you to the most interesting question of how it happened that we Christians acquired the Word of God in the form of a book.

In two guided readings of Bart Ehrman’s book, Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (Plus)we will trace back our Bible’s story of origin and discuss some of Ehrman’s observations, like the following:

  • The number of the variant readings of the New Testament is greater than the number of words in the New Testament.
  • The New Testament, deemed by many as the verbally inspired Word of God, was not complete in its current form until the 4th century.

Each session will take place in the Randolph Room. Reading material will be provided during the first session. There is no preparation necessary to attend. Hope to see you there!

About Rev. Dr. Hartmut Kramer-Mills

Hartmut Kramer-Mills, a native of Jena, Germany, began his theological education at Heidelberg University. After the Middle Exam in 1986 he received a scholarship from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches for McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He graduated from McCormick with a Master of Divinity in 1988. He graduated from Marburg University in Germany with the Ecclesiastical Exam in 1990, and received a Dr. theol. from Greifswald University, Germany, in 1997. From 1990 to 1991 he was vicar at St. Wenzel in Naumburg, Germany. He was ordained minister of word and sacrament in 1993 through the Protestant Church of the Church Province of Saxony. From 1993 to 1998 he served as assistant pastor in Stoessen, Goerschen, and Rathewitz, Germany. At the same time he was lecturer for Church History at Erfurt College in Germany. From 1999 to 2000 he served the Spotswood Reformed Church in New Jersey as interim pastor. Since 2000 he and his wife serve the First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as co-pastors.
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