101 - ISRAEL


The Bible is not only the best Story that's ever been written, it's also the truest! Every story within the Bible is like a pearl...what's more beautiful than a single pearl is a string of pearls.

The Israel Series introduces us to the Middle Eastern lens of Scripture, as we journey through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, stringing together the pearls of this timeless, transformational Story!

This 12-part audio series, which Kristi teaches as a 3-credit course at Williamson College, includes a Welcome Letter, Course Syllabus, Recommended Resources, Discovery Notes, access to the PowerPoint slides, and over 17 hours of teaching.

***To take 101 - Israel as part of a local small group, through a Zoom/online cohort, with a church, or in any other communal format, each participant needs to purchase the series. Thank you!

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Your Instructor

Kristi McLelland
Kristi McLelland

Kristi McLelland is a professor at Williamson College and serves as a biblical culturalist. She has a Masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and has dedicated her life to teaching people how to study the Bible.

After studying in Israel and Egypt in 2007 and discovering that God is better than she ever knew, Kristi has been teaching the Bible through a Middle Eastern lens, in its historical, geographical, cultural, and linguistic context. Kristi encourages believers to be postured to receive what God is saying, which is best done through communally experiencing Scripture. Kristi teaches about the goodness of God, experienced through table fellowship, practicing hospitality and collaborative wisdom.

During her years as a professor at Williamson College and Director of Christian Education and Women’s Ministry at local churches, Kristi has taught and shepherded thousands. Since 2008 she has led biblical studies trips to Israel and studied and trained under Dr. Jim Martin, Rabbi Ken Alpren and world-renowned Israeli archaeologist Dr. Gabi Barkay.

Kristi’s trips to Israel, Turkey, Greece and Italy, along with her Middle Eastern Lens classes, help Westerners study and appreciate the Bible as it was written by Middle Easterners in a Middle Eastern context. This lens offers a deeper look into what the biblical characters meant in what they did, said and wrote. This enhanced understanding of the biblical framework positions us to better open our eyes, ears and hearts to the Living God who is constantly pursuing us.

Kristi is available to assist churches, colleges, organizations and other groups in discovering the Bible through a Middle Eastern Lens.

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