Deepening Roots©

deepening roots

Deepening Roots© offers participants an opportunity to sink their roots more deeply into the tradition—to explore the depths of the Judeo-Christian heritage, grow a clearer sense of God, and  begin to think theologically about life and the world around. Deepening Roots©is based on recent trends in biblical studies that parallel literary studies, encouraging reading scripture as story, and considering texts in terms of the canon—when this book was collected, what was considered important to this community and why?

Deepening Roots© meets monthly, eight times in the year, for three and a half hours, plus a two day retreat. Group size is limited to ten. Deepening Roots© sessions include background input and facilitated discussion.

The Rev. Mary Ellen Ashcroft will offer the Deepening Roots course for 2017-2018.  In it we read scripture as narrative and canon–processing questions of how we read and how the Bible can be our book.  Deepening Roots aims for all participants to become astute Bible readers and informed theologians, who can think and speak meaningfully about God.

Wednesday evenings, Trinity, Excelsior.  Sept. 27,Oct. 25Nov. 15Dec. 13Jan. 24Feb. 21March 21April 25May 23 (Times 5-8, but details to be determined by the group.)

Thursday mornings, St. Stephen’s, Edina.Sept. 28,Oct. 26Nov. 16Dec. 14Jan. 25Feb. 22March 22April 26May 24. (9-12 AM)

Thursday evenings, St. Matthew’s, St. Anthony Park.  Sept. 28,Oct. 26Nov. 16Dec. 14Jan. 25Feb. 22March 22April 26May 24. (Times 6:00-9:00, but detials to be determined by the group.)

Cost: $200 per person includes 8 sessions Sept.-May.

To register, please contact Mary Ellen Ashcroft,