Jacob Oliver FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/12/2020 Jubilation Day Church 479-966-9404 email@example.com Unconventional Bible Study Comes to Bentonville: Free Public Seminar on Interpreting the Scriptures Will Commence This Spring Bentonville, Ark: Members of the public are invited to enroll in “The Bible Seminar,” a free adult education course on the Bible commencing this Spring. This reading and discussion group will be held Wednesday evenings at 6:00 P.M., beginning April 1st, in the Haney Conference Room at the Bentonville Public Library. Designed to appeal to believers and nonbelievers alike, “The Bible Seminar” approaches the Bible as a work of literature, and is unconventional in its approach to the text by traditional church standards. Stressing the concept of biblical nonliteralism, the course takes the metaphorical content of the Bible to be among its most important literary devices, and participants will explore how its narratives evoke timeless themes of universal human concern while learning to apply its lessons to 21st Century life. The Seminar will run in 10-week segments, with weekly readings organized around a particular theme as it appears in the Scriptures. All members of the public are invited to enroll. Business and civic leaders, in particular, are encouraged to enroll, as the Seminar seeks to build upon learned wisdom for the betterment of society. Nevertheless, the Seminar actively seeks participants from all walks of life, as its mission maintains that this conversation should include the greatest diversity of voices as possible. Any member of the public interested in enrolling may do so at bit.ly/nwabibleseminar. Space is limited. DISCLAIMER: Use of the Bentonville Public Library meeting facilities does not constitute endorsement of the beliefs, viewpoints, policies or affiliations of the user by the Bentonville Public Library. About Jubilation Day Church: Jubilation Day Church is a domestic nonprofit institution incorporated under the laws of the State of Arkansas for educational and religious purposes. Its pastor is Jacob Oliver, a native Arkansan and Ph.D. candidate in English Literature and Language at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he specializes in literature, philosophy, and theological studies.