Methodists slate Bible expert's talks
An internationally known Bible scholar will explore ways the Gospel writers used Hebrew scriptures, next weekend at the annual Britt Lecture Series.
"Israel's Scriptures Through the Eyes of the Gospel Writers" will be the theme of three talks by Richard B. Hays, chairman of the Biblical Division at Duke Divinity School in North Carolina.
The series will open at 7 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Each lecture will be followed by a one-hour discussion session. The talks are free and open to the public. Call 522-9560 to arrange child care or sign language interpretation.
The topics are:
» Friday, 7 p.m. "Can the Gospel Teach Us How to Read the Old Testament?"
» Next Saturday, 7 p.m. "Turning the World Upside Down: Israel's Scripture in Luke -- Acts."
» Feb. 17, 7 p.m. The "Temple of His Body: Reading the Scripture with John."
» Feb. 18. Hays will lead a morning seminar. Call for information.
Hays is the author of several books, including "The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross and New Creations."
The lecture series was endowed by the late Dr. Clarence Britt and wife Caroline of Tulsa, Okla., and is a ministry of the Hawaii District of the United Methodist Church.
Healer intends to help beat grief
A Valentine's Day workshop will target people who have lost a loved one and people who counsel and console them.
The workshop, "Grief on Valentine's Day: Personal and Global Healing," will feature Kauila Clark, a native Hawaiian cultural practitioner, who speaks on traditional healing arts.
The program from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by St. Francis Hospice and supported by Hawaii Donor Family Council and the mortuary.