On October 10, 2010 (2:00 PM Eastern/ GMT-5), Rev. Dr. Joel Heck of Concordia University, Austin will give a one hour presentation on the Book of Genesis, followed by a question and answer session. While the host congregation will be Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church in North Ridgeville, OH, Dr. Heck will give his presentation from Austin via streaming Internet video. We will, in turn, broadcast this presentation live via our website, shepherdoftheridge.org . Anyone anywhere in the world with a broadband internet connection can watch live. We will also allow viewers to comment and ask questions via our chat boxes. The presentation will be recorded for those unable to watch live.
Local congregations can host a "Genesis Day" if they have access to a large enough screen, displaying the live stream on their screen. If churches need help with setup for this event, we would be happy to help (http://shepherdoftheridge.org/contact). (And if you're planning to host such an event, we'd be thrilled to hear about it!)
Following the event, we will begin an ongoing indepth study of Genesis. The discussion will take place on multiple levels and locations. We will meet live to discuss it in person on Sunday evenings at 7 PM (Eastern) at Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church. The conversation will be streamed live, so anyone unable to be present can watch and join in the discussion via chat, Twitter, or Facebook. Those unable to watch live can either watch the recorded class or listen online via podcast or just read the questions online and discuss the questions in the comments section. We will also have forums to discuss tangential topics like the age of the earth, archaeology, and more.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend or participate in any way, regardless of beliefs, background, or location. We encourage church members to use this opportunity to invite their unchurched friends, family, and colleagues.
Get more information and sign up at http://shepherdoftheridge.org/bible_study/genesis for updates.