伯克利肥羊之家周报 09/12/2017

Weekly Bilingual Meeting Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017

The first book of the Bible tells us that the beginning of everything–the universe, earth and living creatures, especially humans, was a very good thing. We can learn much about the God who created all that exists as we read these ancient texts. We can also learn about our value as human beings made in the image of the One True God, what went wrong, and how God began a process of redeeming what was lost.

How does one read the various literary forms used in the Bible, an ancient document which includes narrative, poetry and instruction? How does modern science relate to the first descriptions of the beginnings of the universe and our world? All this will be covered in a series of weekly presentations and small and large group Bible discussions led by Paul Volk, former philosophy teacher and one of the current leaders of FAT Sheep Family.

The level of confidence in the reliability of the oldest parts of the Bible, known as the Old Testament, is surprisingly strong. This unique book takes a radically different perspective than other world views that were prevalent throughout the ancient world. Join us as we begin exploring the text of Genesis over the next couple months.


Mosaic at 1221 Marin Ave. Albany (0.6 miles, 10-15 minutes’ walk from UC Village)


  • 5:45 pm to 8:45 pm
  • 5:45 Dinner
  • 6:40 Introductions, Announcements, etc.
  • 6:40-8:40 Children’s Program — We have a Bible teacher for the children during the first hour and then guided play time.
  • 6:50-8:40 Whole Group Lecture Discussions by Paul Volk, followed by small group discussions focusing on the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament of the Bible
  • 8:45 End of program — Rides back home provided for EVERYONE.

Please contact Joe Cell: 510-828-6135 . For the Tuesday night meeting, We have two pick-up locations:

  • Law School: on Bancroft Way (just down the hill from the International House), 5:15 p.m.
  • From your home: For having a ride from home, please let us know your address and cell number. All who need a ride, please confirm with Joe before 3:00 on Tues.

English Corners

This week’s on campus English Corners will meet, either inside at the Law School cafe area or outdoors upstairs, if the weather is fine, from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. They will be hosted by Justin and Lai Chan with Joe on Tuesday, by the Volk’s with Joe on Wednesday and by Joe with the Volk’s on Friday. There will also be a Talk Time with Kevin at the Junket restaurant in El Cerrito Plaza on Saturday from 2:00-4:00.