Bible Study

We meet weekly throughout the school year to study the Bible together – digging deep into God’s word and talking about the ways it connects with academic life, and how faith and science intersect in ways that bring glory to God.

During the year we meet at the Campus Edge house on Monday nights at 7:00pm with a group of graduate and professional students from a range of different Christian and religious backgrounds.

Campus Edge also provides discipleship and mentoring opportunities to encourage people in their faith & academic life. If you are interested, please contact us.

What to expect at a study

In order to make it slightly less intimidating to visit a study for the first time, the following gives an overview of what you can expect if you show up at a study (online).

We start gathering shortly after 7 p.m. While we wait for everyone to show up, we have some small talk to get to know each other and check in with each other. After 10-15 minutes, we start the study. Studies begin with an opening question, which provides an opportunity for everyone to start thinking about the topic and to share a bit more about themselves. Then we usually read a text of the Bible. We start first by bringing up what we notice in the text and then we look at more specific questions for the text. The person leading (usually the pastor) provides some background information and thoughts from a commentary or two. To close the study we focus on how the text provides hope and applies to our lives, especially in the context of academia. The study finishes by 8:30, and the pastor generally closes it with a short prayer. Whoever would like to sticks around for a bit to chat. See this link for an example of a recent study on Job or an example of the questions we’d ask in analyzing a text (Mark 5).

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to speak and share their opinions. We ask only that people attending be open to Christianity, be gracious to each other, and to be willing to have their thoughts/opinions questioned. We are especially mindful to challenge each other about how our answers might be (negatively) heard by someone who isn’t entirely sure about faith or has heard too many simplistic answers about Christianity.

Hopefully this gives you a sense of what to expect: if you’re still anxious about attending, feel free to contact us about meeting with someone before attending.