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Our Courses in the Community program offers in-depth learning opportunities situated at the intersection of the church and the academy. Each course is designed to connect traditional topics in theological education to complex pastoral, ethical, and social issues relevant to local communities and the broader public. For questions or more information, email email@example.com
Enroll for our upcoming course:
The Bible and Poverty
Course will be offered online via Zoom on
Sundays, 9:45-10:45am on April 18, 25; May 2, 9, and 16
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 16 at 5:00pm
Taught by Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio, this course explores biblical views on and responses to material poverty. We will examine the nature and dimensions of economic inequality in the biblical world and how that reality is addressed by various parts of Scripture, from the Law and Prophets to the Gospels and Acts. Emphasis will be placed on how churches can use biblical frameworks to develop more just, effective, and transformative approaches to poverty in their own communities. This course is offered in partnership with Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio joined the Candler faculty in 2018, and he currently serves as Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Director of The Candler Foundry. He previously taught at Columbia Theological Seminary and served as the John H. Stembler Scholar in Residence at the First Presbyterian Church (USA) of Atlanta. His research and teaching interests include ancient Near Eastern iconography, Israelite religion, biblical metaphors, the Pentateuch, and various topics in Old Testament theology. He enjoys teaching in local congregations and has a passion for helping to bring theological education to broader and more diverse public audiences.