At the A/U Ranches’ Adult Bible Study program, we discover the Bible’s relevance for today’s society and how its teachings can guide individuals and churches alike. Our days are a mix of Bible study and lively discussion, along with times of rest and relaxation. Delicious meals and new friendships await all. We’d love to have you join us! Space fills up quickly, so reserve your place today.

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2022 Topic: The Apocalypse, the Book of Revelation, An Unveiling

From the instructor, Helen Mathis:
Almost 2000 years ago John the prophet wrote down his vision of world transformation and delivered it to seven churches in today’s Turkey. The rich and complex book of Revelation has always triggered our imagination and provided profound insights, even as we struggle with its darker side. This interactive, text-based journey through the book of Revelation will introduce you to its overall structure, central images, depictions in art and zero in on key passages.

About the Instructor

Helen Mathis

After living in Swaziland with her family for nine years, Helen earned her Masters in Biblical Studies in 1998 from the Pacific School of Religion, one of nine seminaries of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Helen then spent four years as Director of the Foundation for Biblical Research in New Hampshire providing workshops for the public conducted by leading Bible scholars, and professional development opportunities for clergy and lay leaders.

She has taught the Bible around the country for 18 years, as well three years teaching the Bible and Christian history at Principia College. She wrote for and edited a Bible study curriculum series for the nonprofit, Bible Study Seminars. These past six years she and two colleagues have compiled, annotated and published the book An Annotated Bibliography of Academic and Other Literature on Christian Science—the contents of which are now available online at csbibliography.​org.​

See Helen in Action

Watch a sample of Helen’s work, a talk she gave on “The Corinthian Church.”