Watershed Formation Studies is written by a community of Jesus followers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our community has been together since 1992, meeting weekly in what we call " a school of formation" to consider and apply the insights of literature, contemporary culture and Scripture. Through weekly teaching, fellowship and worship meetings, we seek to deepen our understanding of the Christian tradition and encourage our faith. This blog was created as a way to share the conversation on how Scripture forms our lives. On our website, Watershed Online, some of the seeds that started as a weekly discussion have taken root as articles, book responses or movie reviews.
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.