Bible Study Resources

Campus Pastor David Vásquez focuses his research on migration as a central image in sacred text.  Following a year-long sabbatical funded in part by a grant from the Louisville Institute, David has been publishing a number of resources that draw on the experience of people on the move to take a fresh look at the wisdom of biblical stories in our time.  David is a regular speaker and preacher at regional and national events, addressing themes of migration and faith, youth and young adult development, biblical fluency, Lutheran higher education, etc. 

Accompaniment: A Bible Study on Mission.  Published on-line in partnership with ELCA Global Missions, this five session bible study explores the values of accompaniment as a way to "walk with" those among and with whom we are called to serve in mission locally and around the world.  FREE

Ruth, Books of Faith.  Co-authored with Diane Jacobs in partnership with Augsburg Fortress and the ELCA Book of Faith Initiative, this bible study draws on tradition, history, commentaries, and lived experience of recent immigrants to bring to life the story of Ruth.  Learner and Leaders books available through Augsburg Fortress.

1 and 2 Samuel, Books of Faith.  Published in partnership with Augsburg Fortress and the ELCA Book of Faith Initiative, this bible study draws on tradition, history, commentaries, and lived experience of recent immigrants and youth and young adults to engage the stories of leadership, identity and formation in biblical Israel.  Learner and Leaders books available through Augsburg Fortress.

Out of the Waters: Resisting the Power of Fear.  Published in partnership with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, this six session bible study takes a close look at the beginning of the story of Exodus, and reads it as a mirror to our current conversations about migration and globalization.  Available for a donation to LIRS.