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June 11 Gathering: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Bible Stories for Grown-Ups Postscript

For the past six weeks we’ve been reading Josh Scott’s Bible Stories for Grown-Ups together as a community. We’ve learned how a deeply contextual reading of the stories many of us learned as children helps us view ourselves and others more compassionately as we understand the societal, cultural, political, and economic realities of the people who first lived, told, heard, and later read those stories.

So what do we do with it?

This week at New Wineskins we’ll discuss the postscript of Bible Stories for Grown-Ups, “Where Do We Go From Here?” and ask ourselves that very question: Where do we, as a faith community, go with these new interpretive lenses the book presents for us? Some key issues to consider might include:

  • How do we define what the Bible actually is — and isn’t?
  • How do we view the “authority” of scripture?
  • How do we counter unhelpful cultural narratives built around more legalistic interpretations?

Join us this Sunday, June 11, in the New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub powered by Zoom as we talk about what we’ve learned from our book study and where we go from here.

6:00pm ET: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm ET: Presentation & conversation begin

Author Josh Scott coming to New Wineskins June 25!

Bible Stories for Grown-Ups author Josh Scott will join us LIVE during our June 25 gathering to answer your questions and dig even deeper into the interpretive lenses that inform the book. Mark your calendar now and be sure to join us as we welcome Josh back to New Wineskins!

What’s coming up:

  • Sunday, June 18: Applying contextual lenses to other Bible stories (pick your favorites!)
  • Sunday, June 25: Josh Scott visits New Wineskins!
  • Sunday, July 2: Topic TBA
  • Sunday, July 9: Topic TBA
  • Sunday, July 16: Quarterly Community Sabbath — No Gathering

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