Animate: Bible

This series, one of three in the video-based Animate series, explores questions about the Bible that Christians and non-Christians ask about it. How did all those different kinds of writings from different times and places come together to make up Christianity’s holy book? How did its contents get transmitted throughout the ages? What’s all that Old Testament stuff about for followers of Jesus? Why are there four different books narrating the life of Jesus? How can we love a book that’s sometimes been used to hurt and accuse people? And how do words from centuries ago connect to those of us who live in a world that’s far different from the world of the original hearers of the Bible? These questions and more will deepen your understanding of the Bible, regardless of your level of experience with the it.  7 weeks, Tuesday evenings, beginning Jan. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m., led by Mark Lucke, Wednesday evenings, beginning Jan. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., led by Larry Naeyaert, Thursday mornings, beginning Jan. 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m., led by Mark Lucke. Cost: $17.