CULTIVATE YOUR FAITH

Faith Active In Love, Love Beyond Law: The Book Of Ruth

Next Date:

Aug 17 6:30 PM

Schedule:

OKC Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

RM 225

Leader(s):

Stacey Douglas


Faith Active In Love, Love Beyond Law: The Book Of Ruth

Group Details


The compelling drama of Ruth has few Hollywood equals when it comes to tension and trust, love and loyalty. This class looks at the historical and biblical contexts of the book of Ruth, explores the message and lessons of the book, and shows how biblical narratives work. We learn that the biblical writer is adept not only at telling a great story, but also in showing us something of ourselves through its characters and their choices and actions. Come, explore the drama of Ruth and see how God is present in the midst of life’s realities. Chick-fil-a box dinners are available for $6 per person. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Crossings OKC Atrium; debit/credit cards accepted.



LEADER BIO: Stacey L. Douglas is a former writer and editor at Museum of the Bible. He was an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Visiting Instructor in the English and Bible departments at Trinity College (TIU, Deerfield, IL). Stacey served on the editorial board of the Trinity Journal (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), and taught many courses on the Bible, biblical interpretation, theology, and church history. He has been a Director of Christian Education and a consultant to local churches for adult education and curriculum development. He co-founded and presented seminars at The Christian & the Arts conferences for Christian artists in upstate New York.


Stacey worked as a college store professional for over 20 years and as a consultant to both stores and companies in that industry. He was the Executive Director of the Used Textbook Association, and served on the board of trustees with the National Association of College Stores. He worked with various college store associations on their educational meetings and often spoke at them.


He has a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) and completed coursework for a M.A. in Old Testament studies and Semitic languages. He also has a B.A. in Psychology (California StateUniversity-Fresno). Stacey loves learning, reading, music, singing, hiking, and vacationing in the mountains and other beautiful places. He and his wife, Janet, live in Oklahoma City, with their dogs Pike and Punkin (Golden Retriever littermates).


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