How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian
Almost everyone who has spent any time in Bible study has confronted the difficult question of how we reconcile those parts of the Bible which seem to portray a vengeful and judgmental God with our Christian belief that God is love. Our Men’s Morning Study group will be looking at this issue as it is presented by one of the greatest biblical scholars of our time. In his new book, “How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian,” John Dominic Crossan explores this question and offers guidance for the faithful conflicted over which version of the Lord to worship. Crossan reconciles these contrasting views, revealing how different writers of the books of the Bible not only possessed different visions of God but also different purposes for writing. He challenges Christians to fully participate in this dialogue, thereby shaping their faith by reading deeply, reflectively, and in community with others who share their uncertainty. Only then, he advises, will Christians be able to read and understand the Bible without losing their faith. We meet on Monday mornings at 6:00 a.m. We are done by 7:00 a.m.
Women’s Evening Bible Study – In “The Faith of a Mockingbird,” based on Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” pastor and author Matt Rawle uses Lee’s beloved characters to explore Christian faith, theology, and ethics. The Women’s Evening Bible Study will start the year exploring this book, beginning on Wednesday evening, September 27, at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Copies of the book are available on Amazon or Kindle. If interested, please contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Faith of a Mockingbird Promotional Video – …www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHJkAkHGnYA
The Daytime Women’s Bible Group meets on Monday mornings at 9:30 am. Group activities include traditional Bible Study, faith-based book club selections, service projects and fellowship outings (breakfast/lunch). Please contact Betsy Aulisio (398-8048, or email@example.com) if you are interested. Looking forward to welcoming you!