Sessions with Exodus is a thirteen-session study unit designed to explore the second book of the Bible and the beginnings of the story of Moses and the people of Israel.
William Shiell invites believers on a journey with the Israelites from bondage into the wilderness to worship with God's presence. This study uses the questions that God's children ask throughout Exodus to spark discussion with households and study groups about the life of faith in the wilderness. As churches and faithful followers of God engage a changing world, Sessions with Exodus provides timely application to reimagine ministry as God's pilgrim community.
Each session is followed by a thought-provoking page of questions that allow for a deeper experience of the scriptural passages. These resource pages can be used by seminar leaders during preparation and group discussion, as well as in individual Bible study.
William D. Shiell is the eleventh President of Northern Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Pastoral Theology and Preaching. A native of Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Shiell holds degrees from Samford University (B.A.) and Baylor University (M. Div., Ph.D.). Dr. Shiell and his wife Kelly met while in college at Samford. They have two sons, Parker and Drake. Prior to coming to Northern, Dr. Shiell served as a pastor of Baptist churches in Texas (McGregor and San Angelo); Tennessee (Knoxville); and Florida (Tallahassee).Dr. Shiell has published several books, primarily in New Testament. His pioneering work on the book of Acts combines the best of New Testament rhetoric. ancient Greek and Roman art, and oral interpretation for the church. His research interests are in the areas of the oral interpretation of scripture and the interaction of audiences with the speaker. He continues to research and write in the area of Performance Criticism as a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. His new book on Acts is a volume in a sermon-based commentary series called Preaching the Word. Bill's love of scripture can be seen whenever he preaches. He is widely known for his public readings of scripture from memory and has performed the Gospel of Mark in its entirety from memory.