Mr. Van Kirk used EES funding to develop a four-week typology curriculum for use in parish adult education: Reading Stories, Reading Christ: The Bible, Typology, and History. The program offers a cohesive treatment of scripture, doctrine and church history and includes video segments and a comprehensive study guide. He has taught and revised the curriculum at two parishes. The curriculum offers an engaging and intellectual approach to parish adult education, raising difficult questions and drawing participants into a deeper exploration of scripture and faith formation. His work was awarded the Morgan Directors’ Award in 2009.