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The Bible and Beyond

The Bible and Beyond presents explorations of historical and spiritual questions about Jesus, women, salvation, healing, the meaning of life, and where Christianity came from.

You can read articles and blog posts, listen to our podcasts, participate in our monthly discussions, take one of our online courses, or arrange for a presentation on any of several topics. If you want to learn even more, check out the Bible and Beyond Resources page, with links to more information from other sources.

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The Bible and Beyond Courses

Early Christian Texts creates online courses for those who want to find out more about the ancient texts. Learn about the remarkable spiritual gems these texts contain, gems that illuminate the Bible and strengthen its meaning in everyday life.

Online courses are available through the Udemy learning platform and the People’s Catholic Seminary. Early Christian Texts offers live online hybrid courses throughout the year, which combine online lectures with several interactive Zoom discussion sessions.

Learn more about the Bible and Beyond Courses.

Once a month, at 8:00–9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday nights (generally the fourth of the month), Early Christian Texts hosts a presentation and discussion of one of the early Christian texts.  Dr. Hal Taussig, who leads the sessions, shares a well-framed overview of the particular text, and gives time for all participants to ask questions or share their own insights about the meanings and potential for these texts.

Bible and Beyond Presentations

Introductory and In-Depth Online or In-Person Presentations by Shirley Paulson, PhD

The Bible and Beyond Presentation series offers courses and workshops designed for use by churches, conferences, and organizations. Providing a unique opportunity for participants to experience introductory or in-depth classes on various aspects of early Christian texts, the presentations can be offered in-person or online. The combination of Shirley Paulson’s experience with healing, scholarship, and research in Practical Theology evokes ever-new questions and conversations based on ancient texts. Shirley has nearly two decades of experience presenting lectures, classes, and workshops on early texts.

Learn more about the variety of presentations offered.
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Bible and Beyond Resources for Our Deeper Diggers

We’ve compiled lists of links to more information on ancient Christian texts and the early Jesus people.

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