Adult Education

Bringing Biblical Studies from the seminary to the pew.

For those seeking an authentic engagement with scripture and a deeper relationship with God.

I am available to teach biblical studies to adult learners. If you are interested in having me come to your church or community to lead an exciting, fun, interactive, and multi-media learning experience, please contact me at sdb44@icloud.com.

Some of the more popular courses offered are:

  • Introduction to Biblical studies, Old and New Testaments
  • Who is Jesus in the New Testament?
  • Pauline Thought and Modern Life

A custom course can also be created for you on a specific book in the Bible, or on key biblical themes.

What to expect

In these Bible studies, we will engage questions, and, with God’s grace, we will   come into a new level of authenticity in our spiritual experience. Challenging and dynamic, this is a Bible study with fresh new edges and exciting possibilities.

These classes are very interactive, with regular use of movie clips, music, art, and poetry to help understand some of the issues involved in interpreting biblical texts. Students become involved through extensive conversation. Sometimes, it is a mock debate, or acting out a scene from the Gospel of John, or from a parable. In all of this engaging with contemporary scholarship in service of a better understanding of biblical texts.

About Dr. Steve Black

Steve received two master’s degrees in theology from the Vancouver school of theology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies from St. Michael’s College in Toronto. He recently finished a three-year stint teaching at Codrington College in Barbados. Codrington College has the distinction of being the oldest seminary in the western hemisphere. Currently he lives in the Vancouver area with his wife, two daughters, and a dog and a cat. He is an Anglican with a profound commitment to ecumenism and inter-faith.

Please contact Steve for an opportunity to talk about what would work best for you and your congregation.

Email: sdb44@icloud.com


I will be teaching at Ladner United Church January 20, 27, February 3, 17, 24, March 3, 17, 24. Come and join us if you are able!


Endorsements:

“Dr. Steve Black is an enthusiastic student of the Bible and an accomplished scholar. I have been part of his presentations on scripture and am amazed by his capacity to engage and energize all with his perceptions, questions and explorations.  If you’re looking for someone to help clergy or lay groups engage with the scriptures, Steve’s your guy!”

-The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver

“Steve is a dynamic presenter who has a heart for good education in the church. He will get you thinking and laughing at the same time, all in the service of the Gospel.”

-Patricia Dutcher-Walls, Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible, The Vancouver School of Theology