Summer 2011 Scriptural Reasoning Training Session
University of Virginia, June 25-28, 2011

This year's study topic is "Fire" as a trope and term in the TaNaKH (Hebrew Bible), the New Testament, and the Qur'an.

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Teaching and Learning
A Training Session in Scriptural Reasoning
Huron University College, June 27-30, 2010

Primary study passages

Deuteronomy 6:1-9
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Sura 56:57-74

Schedule of Events for Participants

Sunday, June 27

3:30-5:30 Registration at Huron University College Information Desk (see map); Pick up housing keys (for Southwest Residence and Brough Halls)

6:00-8:00 Welcome dinner with Introductions to participants and program (Huron Dining Hall)

8:00-9:15 Study Session #1 in designated small groups: short reading exercise

9:15-9:45 Brief teachers' meeting (Brough Hall)

Monday, June 28

9:00-9:30 Continental Breakfast (V210 - Morden Theology Centre)

9:30-11:00 Small Group Study #2: first text selection

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break (V210 - Morden Theology Centre)

11:30-1:00 Small Group Study #3: add second text selection

1:00-2:30 Lunch (Huron Dining Hall)

2:30-3:30 Small Group Study #4: add third text selection

3:30-3:45 Coffee Break (V210 - Morden Theology Centre)

3:45-5:30 Plenary Session (V210 - Morden Theology Centre)

3:45-4:15 What did we study? The plain and interpreted sense in our first 3 study sessions

4:15-5:00 How did we study? The practice of SR

5:00-5:30 The next phase of study: looking ahead to Study Session #5

6:00-8:00 Dinner (Huron Dining Hall); After and during dinner: music by participants

8:00-8:30 Teachers' meeting (Brough Hall)

Tuesday, June 29

9:00-9:30 Continental Breakfast (V210 - Morden Theology Centre)

9:30-11:00 Small Group Study #5: Two "hot" verses from each text

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break (V210 - Morden Theology Centre)

11:30-1:00 Plenary Session (V210 - Morden Theology Centre); Divide into two plenary groups: Beginner and Advanced; Facilitating SR: Textualities: how to select texts and plan textual study (Beginner); Facilitating SR: Human relations: how to maintain fellowship the SR way (Advanced)

1:00-3:15 Field trip and Lunch

3:15 Return to Huron University College

3:45-5:15 Small group Study #6 (Classroom wing or outdoors); New groups will be formed, with new facilitators (some second-year participants to act as co-facilitators); Texts pre-selected from a second sets of readings and announced at 1 pm

5:45 Depart for home of Ken and Mary Lou Anderson for dinner (487 Huntingdon Drive)

6:30-8:30 Group Dinner, with string quartet (courtesy of Ken and Mary Lou!); Music to follow

9:00 Brief teachers' meeting (Brough Hall)

Wednesday, June 30

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast (V210 - Morden Theology Centre)

9:00-10:30 Small Group Session #7: Same groups as Group #6, with new facilitators

10:30-12:00 Closing Plenary Session and Graduation (V210 - Morden Theology Centre) Main topic: 1000 Cities. Introduction to our regional and city plans, with open discussion and questions, followed by closing exercises

12:00 Adjournment