Inspired: What the Bible Can Teach Us and What It Can’t
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Peel House Parlor
Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and March 3
Led by Vicar Michaela Eskew
Using one of the books chosen for this year’s Lenten devotional writings, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans, we will be exploring the entire bible in three weeks! We will explore the questions that are often raised on the validity of the scriptures, what we do with them in the modern age when they were written for a different time, place, and people, and how these ancient scriptures are still just as alive and wise today as they were when they were first penned in Hebrew and Greek. Come explore the Bible with us this Lent; all questions welcome!
February 18 – What is the Bible? What’s in the Bible? An Interactive Exploration
February 25 – The Old Testament
March 3 – The New Testament
No Cure for Being Human by Kate Bowler
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Fireside Room; Peel House Parlor
March 10, 17, and 24
Led by Pastor Carrie Baylis
Kate Bowler is a historian at Duke Divinity School though that is probably not what she is best known for. At age 35, with a loving husband and a toddler she was diagnosed with cancer and the initial outlook wasn’t great. She had long believed that life was full of choices, but this time it wasn’t. So in a culture that often espouses “live your best life now” she had to come to terms with the choices we don’t get to make. She explores what it’s like to live with a diagnosis and hold onto our faith when the world is telling us that anything is possible. Life can be both beautiful and terrible, hope and despair walk hand in hand and through it all there is no cure for being human.
Spring 2024 - Where have all the Christians gone?: A comparative book study of Generations by Jean Twenge and The Great De-Churching by Jim Davis and Michael Graham, led by Joanne Larson