Starts at 7:00 pm
Location: Freeman Room & Zoom
Our own Tim Stafford, well-known Christian writer and editor of The Justice Bible will offer a six-week class on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM beginning May 12. This will be our first “hybrid” experience offered via Zoom and in person with limited capacity in the Freeman Room following protocols set by Session for in-person gatherings.
Here is how Tim describes this upcoming course:
There’s a fundamental puzzle in the Bible, and also in our experience of 21st century life. According to Scripture, God has > chosen to use human beings as his instruments to set the world right – to spread his good news that brings justice and wholeness everywhere. And yet, as the Bible and history teach us, God’s chosen people are more often the problem than the solution. And, we don’t see justice and wholeness everywhere – to say the least. What is God doing?
In this class we will examine this puzzle first by looking at the biblical documents. We’ll study what the Bible tells us about God’s justice through law and gospel, while also considering God’s chosen people in both Old and New Testaments to see the part they played. Then we’ll skip forward to American slavery and racism, talk about God’s justice in that context, and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly in the American Christian response. (Those familiar with The Color of Compromise will know some of this story.)
Finally, we’ll try to make sense of God’s purposes in the world, consider his promises to set it right, and ask what we can hope for.
Check out our other 2021 events