The Bible & Spirituality

Rediscovering Life in the Scriptures


Course Introduction

We can all get a little bogged down in our reading of Scripture, or find that techniques we have been taught have become somewhat dry, or simply that we long to encounter God in fresh ways through Scripture.

This course will seek to help us rediscover joy in reading God’s word. We will do this by examining how several spiritual traditions have approached the Bible. We will try out those approaches and evaluate them with our critical faculties engaged to understand whether and how they can help us in our reading of Scripture. It will include exercises in Franciscan, Ignatian, Benedictine, Liberationist, and Charismatic-Evangelical readings of the Bible.

What this course will do:

  • Having examined different traditions’ approaches to the Bible, we will consider how they might enrich our own spirituality.
  • We will look at these approaches in the context of the cultural and spiritual environments in which they developed, so that we better understand them.
  • We will use some of the approaches that other traditions use ourselves to see how they work, and whether they can help us in our own reading of the Bible.

What you will learn:

  • You will learn about how a number of other traditions understand and approach Scripture.
  • You will learn some ways of reading the Bible that are new to you, and will think about them constructively and critically.

What else you need to know:

  • This is not intended to be a course in Benedictine/Franciscan/Ignatian etc. exegesis or a hermeneutics course, although it will touch on both. It is designed primarily to get us to think more carefully about our own use of, and approach to, the Bible, and to help us refresh our approach to it. The course is not intended to be a comprehensive overview of interpretive approaches.

Who This Course Is For

This course will appeal most to people who have been reading the Bible themselves for some time rather than newer Christians seeking to understand how to read the Bible. It will appeal particularly to people who have read or thought about Christian history, and who would like to pause and think about the spirituality of some of the groups they encountered in that study.

Course Details

Course duration:5 sessions
Course dates:Wednesdays 26 April – 24 May 2023
Time:19:30-21:00 BST
Location:Online, Zoom
Cost:£74.50, including resources and access to interactive participant-only website

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available for this course:

  • Book for two people get 10% off each – £67.05 each
  • Book for three people get 20% off – £59.60 each
  • Book for four people get 30% off – £52.15 each
  • Book for five people get 40% off £44.70 each

Please note: if booking in a group, each participant should complete the booking form separately.

Bursaries are also available for this course – please get in touch to discuss (

Expired Special Offers

Early-bird special offer. Book between 30 March – 12 April 2023 to receive 50% off this course.

Terms & Conditions: Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Discount is available on the full individual course fee of £74.50. Course fees must be paid in full before midnight on 12 Apr 2023 to qualify. Discounts are non-transferrable, not for resale, not redeemable for cash and valid only for the products set out above. KST reserves the right to withdraw, amend or cancel a discount offer at any time. 

About the Tutor

Greg Whittick

A former IT consultant, Greg holds a post-graduate Diploma in Christian Studies at Regent College, Vancouver and a post-graduate Diploma in Applied Theology from Moorlands College. He recently retired as Pastor of Community Church Tadley and is also a trained Civil and Commercial Mediator. His interests include Biblical Theology, Apologetics, Biblical languages, and the interface of theology and culture. An ‘all-rounder’ within the KST team, Greg lectures on the Bible, Reformation and post-Reformation history, and the Theology and Christian Spirituality Track.

Payment References

When making an online payment for this course, please use the following code with the attendee’s surname: SC22BAS-surname

Terms and Conditions

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