Every week we meet to study the bible. We try to look behind the text to what went into the making of it. We look into the text to the forms of writing. And we look in front of the text, asking to whom it was written to then, and how we might hear it today. And most importantly we are studying to understand God's spirit in the text; to stand under the text, because we desire to take the bible seriously, even if we don't take it literally.