Connections Café to Study “Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally”

By Marcus J. Borg

February 24 – May 5

Second Hall

 Many Christians are unwilling to abandon the modern world of science and critical thinking in order to believe, and are searching for an enlightened, modern way to understand their faith and the Bible. Leading biblical expert Marcus Borg offers a bold new understanding of scripture that respects both tradition and reality. Covering all the essential texts of the Old and New Testaments, Borg demonstrates how such stories as Adam and Eve, the Sacrifice of Isaac, the Gospel miracles and even the Resurrection are not historical reports as much as vital teaching stories about our relationship with God and Jesus. Moving away from the narrow literalism that drives so many away from the profound richness of the Bible, this groundbreaking book blends the best of biblical scholarship with a profound concern for authentic Christian faith and how it can be lived today.

Join us as we study scripture, listen to other voices, and nurture our own faith.

March 3              Reading Lenses: The Bible and God (Exodus 3:1-6)
March 10             Reading Lenses: History and Metaphor (Mark 8:22-29)
March 17             Reading the Creation Stories Again (Genesis 1:1-2:3)
March 24             Reading the Pentateuch Again (Hebrews 11:8-16)

March 31             No Sunday School- EASTER

April 7              Reading the Prophets Again (Jeremiah 1:4-10)
April 14             Reading Israel’s Wisdom Again (Psalm 139)
April 21             Reading the Gospels Again (Gospel Birth Narratives)
April 28             Reading Paul Again (Romans 8:12-25)

May 5                Reading Revelation Again (Micah 6:1-8)

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