Beacon Hill Friends House offered a series of 9 monthly online Bible sessions led by North American Bible leaders from a variety of backgrounds from October 2020 through June 2021 in cooperation with Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center. Beacon Hill also offered three bilingual sessions, Caminando con la biblia, with guest Bible leaders from Latin America beginning in January 2022 in cooperation with Friends World Committee for Consultation – Section of the Americas.

Bible Reflection vs. Bible Study. These sessions utilize an approach that is intended to help participants hear God’s voice in the here and now in response to listening together to a particular Bible passage – and then to share what is rising in them with others who are taking part. The emphasis is on “heart-listening” in response to the Bible passage, rather than head knowledge about the passage.

Video Recordings of these sessions are wonderful resources both for personal Bible study and reflection. They can also be used in a group study/reflection on a particular Bible session. You can access these videos in the “Walking with the Bible” playlist on Beacon Hill’s YouTube channel.

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Watch here for resources (coming in spring 2022) prepared by Peter Blood-Patterson, the host of this series, on ways you can use these videos in your own personal Bible reflection or plan a session for your Friends meeting or church.

Materials in Spanish on the Caminando con la biblia series are posted in Biblioteca QREC, the Spanish language section of the QREC Resource Library.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #474 Walking with the Bible describes this approach to Bible reflection and includes an account of the way it was used by the first three Bible leaders in this series.  Information at: https://pendlehill.org/product/walking-with-the-bible/ 

Author: Peter Blood-Patterson

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Publisher: Beacon Hill Friends

Age Group: Adults

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TopicsAdult Education, Bible Study, Spiritual Journeys

An Introduction

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is an international, cross-branch, grassroots network of Friends sharing a stewardship for lifelong Quaker faith formation through religious education. We formed in April 2014 and now serve more than 300 Friends in our network. We actively engage and support each other across languages and continents. We gather for regional and annual conferences and offer monthly Conversation Circles via an online conferencing platform. 

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