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To join in the bible study send an email to biblestudy@triumc.org
with the subject "Subscribe" (no quotes).  No other information is necessary.
Within the hour you will get a welcome message with instructions.

Chart Titles of the New Testament Materials

Study our Old
Christian Code
Words

Trinity.
Bible Study:
Hebrews

Trinity.
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Mark

Trinity.
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John
Trinity
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Matthew
Trinity
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Luke
Trinity
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Acts
Trinity
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Romans
Trinity
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1 Corinthians
Trinity
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2 Corinthians
Trinity
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Galatians
Trinity
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Ephesians
Trinity
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Philippians
Trinity
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Colossians
Trinity
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1 Thessalonians
Trinity
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2 Thessalonians
Trinity
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1 Timothy
Trinity
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2 Timothy
Trinity
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Titus
Trinity
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Philemon
Trinity
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Hebrews
Trinity
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James
Trinity
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1 Peter
Trinity
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2 Peter
Trinity
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1 John
Trinity
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2 & 3 John
Trinity
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Jude
   

A Rational for the Trinity Bible Study  | Reflections on Leonard Sweet's "Post-Modern Analysis"

Leadership --
    The moderator Dr. William Salmon is a retired UMC pastor after serving 40 years in the active ministry: Eighteen years in the churches of the Kansas West Conference; Eleven years on the administrative staff at Kansas Wesleyan University; The remaining eleven years with the Institute of Cultural Affairs and the Ecumenical Institute. With ICA/E.I., he was assigned to numerous places around the world where he invented the methods used in this Bible Study.
    The Class--
    Besides online participation, several members of the class meet on Tuesday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Salina IHOP for breakfast. The class members receive the biblical topic by e-mail through Trinity's list service, or on Trinity's website. A lively discussion is held each week, and the class welcomes both men and women new comers. If you are in the area, please join us for a face-to-face meeting.
    An Interactive On-Line experience--
    What is true for those in the class can also be true for those who study on-line. Since the material is interactive with Pastor Bill, as well as those on the list service, opportunities for dialogue are rich and rewarding.
    The Theology or Philosophy applied--
    The methods used for the Bible Study are refreshing and unique. For too long Christian faith made objects of their traditional language or code words. This objectification results in ideas about God, Christ, Holy Spirit, etc. Since we all have different ideas ("Head Trip Analysis") the results can be argued. However, when our old Christian code words are turned into statements of experience ("Gut Trip Analysis"), the meaning takes on startling significance. Everyone can affirm another's experience.
    "Gut Trip Analysis" is employed in this Bible Study.
    Details of this approach are available above in the PDF document, "Old Christian Code Words: "Head Trip Analysis" vs. "Gut Trip Analysis."
    The Anticipated Outcome--
    Each week the class reviews the assigned scripture and correlates it to a chart of the current book of the bible. The chart provides a reflective organization of the scriptures. In this context, the purpose of the various scriptures is clearly revealed.
    At the conclusion of each week's study, the participants experience a deeper appreciation for the scriptures. The result is that each participant renews and applies their faith based on these ancient biblical archetypes.
Start Anytime—
Currently we are studying John and you are welcome to start with us now. If you would like to see previous study guides and comments, they are all available above in PDF format for downloading. Also available is the book, "Old Christian Code Words." All materials and study guides are free as is participation in the Online Bible Study. The only cost would be breakfast at IHOP. if you so choose to stop by.