This class, led by Karen Akin, will study The Church Transforming by Michael Jenkins, President and Professor of Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Called to Be Human, Invitation to Psalms and Letters to New Pastors. In The Church Transforming, Jinkins probes the present state and future of the Reformed faith. Addressing increasing division over scriptural authority, ordination and marriage of gay and lesbian people, and other social issues, Jinkins looks at some of the hallmarks of the Reformed faith and discusses how these can be viewed anew. Topics covered include scriptural interpretation, the place of Christ, living in community, the life of the mind, unity versus schism, and spirituality and mystery. He concludes by showing how the Reformed faith is not a castle to be defended but a living treasure of great gifts. The book is available for purchase in the church office. The Bible Study group meets from 9:30 until 11:00 am in Second Hall. Our meeting dates will be September 16, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18. All are welcome to come.
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