Genesis I

Where It All Began

The Hebrew Scriptures come to life as we dive into the timelines and interconnectedness of stories so familiar. We explore historical, political, and geographical context, starting with the Patriarchs, followed by the Exodus and the establishment of Israel. We'll examine what role Judges played, why a Monarchy arose, and why a completely new office needed to arise: the prophets. We then look at a reverse Exodus, called the exile. Through it all is this remarkable thread of God's enduring love and covenant with His people.

We explore the beginning story of God’s creation and the community called to bear witness—Israel. Covering chapters 1 – 25, we’ll begin by examining content, authorship, and the creation and flood stories. We then dive deeply into Abraham and his heir, Isaac, one of the patriarchs Jesus referred to so often. We will learn how these ancient stories were written in part to address the challenges Israel was facing. We will look not only at the historical, political and religious context, but also how the themes of promise and faithfulness weave into our lives today.

  • Saturday, 26 September 2020,  at 9:00 AM

Time zone: Easter Time


If you wish to prepare for this talk...

As a bonus we would like to share this 17 minute overview of the entire Old Testament with you. 


This 30,000 foot view of the Old Testament helps fill in the holes and give you the background of one people's discovery of God's nature and nearness.


You will find the overview on the confirmation page as soon as you register for this event. 

      Madelon grew up in Tulsa OK, graduated from Principia College with a BA in Biblical studies, and later from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with a Masters of Theological Studies with a focus on Biblical Studies.  She served as Cultural Historian for Princess Cruises for their trips to the Mediterranean and Middle East. 


      Madelon had an extensive business career, working in the newspaper industry, including for The Christian Science Monitor.  She eventually had a leadership consulting firm in Los Angeles for 20 years, working with Fortune 100 companies.   


      In 2012 Madelon started BibleRoads, a Biblical education company for spiritual seekers, providing Bible talks, CD’s, workbooks and video and online courses for individual or group study. She lives in Newport Beach CA with her husband, George Birdsong, C.S., and their cocker spaniel, Parker.

      Madelon Maupin

      Founder, BibleRoads

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