Get away to RCP…
Plan now to join us for yet another fabulous summer of family camps at RCP! Our Family Camp weeks are JAM PACKED with fun…SO much fun that you will go home exhausted yet refreshed! With great teaching for adults and kids, lively youth programs and a huge array of recreation options and special events, the week is truly a summer highlight and one to remember!
Keynote Speaker, Rene Schlaepfer
Morning Bible Teacher, Dr. Sandra Richter
Sandy Richter is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton IL. Her singular goal as a teacher is to make the real people, real places, and real faith of the great story of Redemption come alive for her students. Well respected as an academic, Sandy has a unique ability to make the technical and challenging aspects of Old Testament study accessible (and completely engaging!) to the layperson. As a result, she teaches in an array of venues—from the college, seminary, and doctoral classroom to conferences and retreats for the laity. Her books include The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament a series of lay curriculum with Seedbed Publishers and numerous technical journal articles and book chapters. Her expertise is the languages and cultures of the ancient Near East, which has resulted in many years of directing an Israel Studies program in Israel. She is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University. She has taught for Asbury Theological Seminary, Wesley Biblical Seminary, and now Wheaton College. She also frequently writes and speaks on the interface between environmentalism and biblical theology. Sandy is married to Steven Tsoukalas, also an academic with an expertise in Comparative Theology, and has two perfect daughters, Noël and Elise.
Sandy’s topic this week:
A Journey through the Book of Psalms: Saint Athanasius of Alexandra (c. 296-373 AD) is famed to have stated that the Book of Psalms holds a unique place in our journey of faith. For whereas most of Scripture speaks to us, the Psalms speak for us. When our hearts are broken, our hope gone, when our worlds are crumbling at our feet, this book takes up our cause and prays for us: “How long, oh Lord?” When our opponents have entrapped us, the slanderer will not be silenced, it contends on our behalf. And when our hearts are overflowing? These words give voice to our joy. This week we will study what the Book of Psalms is, how it was used in Israel’s worship, and why it still speaks to and through us today. “Out of the depths” we cry out, and out of the heavens He answers. Join us!