By Pastor Mac

Definitely "the road less travelled," while I have been an exegetical student, fascinated with biblical texts for over 45 years (I learned Greek starting at 19). I only recently enrolled in and completed two successive Masters Degree programs at the Berkeley School of Theology (a Master in Christian Leadership in 2018 which was upgraded to a Masters in Divinity in 2020).

Far from a mere technician with the texts, I find ala Brueggemann, that they "linger long and explode often" in the study of them.

In 2016 I started to lose my eyesight to AMD (Adult Macular Degeneration) which has simply altered and modified my study and teaching approach. I now do "Exploration Groups" which are far more dynamic for a small group of people, but are no less grounded in solid scholarship and a love for God's Word.

Jesus is our most accuratee lense in understanding God. "If you have sen Me you have seen the Father' Jesus says- so it is a joy to study what Jesus said and what He did in time and spce for it not only reveal Who He is today as the Risen Lord of Life; but also the vert nature and character of God.

Thus, in our search for life's answers, what better pace than in the "School of Jesus" where we draw from all four Gospels in sets of teachings and narratives?

Pastor Mac
Christopher MacDonald
Online Community Pastor

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