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Lectio Divina: Learning to Pray the Scriptures

About This Lecture Series

Lectio Divina (“sacred reading”) is the ancient practice of reading the Scriptures in a meditative fashion as a guide for prayer. Developed by Benedictine monastic communities in the Middle Ages, Lectio Divina continues to be a rich resource for prayer across many Christian traditions. This course will survey the biblical foundations for Lectio Divina as well as techniques for the practice of this method of prayer. Following this course, students will be prepared to implement Lectio Divina in times of personal prayer and in corporate prayer services.


This course meets for 6 consecutive weeks on Fridays from 8:00-9:00am (UTC -05:00; New York City time).

January 26, 2024
February 2, 2024
February 9, 2024
February 16, 2024
February 23, 2024
March 1, 2024

Matthew Dereck
Course Instructor
In addition to working as Director of Courses, Matthew also serves as Program Coordinator at Camp Shamineau in Motley, MN. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute - Spokane in 2018 with a degree in Biblical Studies and from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2021 with a degree in Theology.
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