Last year we explored an Education for Ministry (EfM) Interlude Book: The Dream of God By Verna J. Dozier
Join us this year for another exploratory book journey into:
Reading the Bible from the Margins By Miguel A. De La Torre
Or, in other words, how to read the Bible from perspectives that are often ignored; for example, from the perspective of the victims of discrimination. The author shows how “standard” readings of the Bible, and interpretation by the dominant culture, are not always acceptable to people on the “margins” of that dominant culture.
A comment by Cain Hope Felder, author, Troubling Biblical Waters: “This innovative resource is filled with considerable multicultural capital that can help many better understand the sad persistence of many ‘great divides’ in a nation that is so ready to proclaim to the world, ‘United We Stand!’”
We will explore together this timely and challenging book over 4 Wednesday evenings this summer: July 12, 19, 26, and August 2. Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to discuss and share thoughts about the important messages provided by this author. Participants may gather personally in Room 11 of the Church or may participate remotely via ZOOM.
An excerpt from the author’s Introduction: “All football players are damned! According to the Scriptures, anyone who plays football is cursed by God and will spend eternity in hell. The Bible is very clear about this. According to Deuteronomy: ‘The pig, because its hoof is divided and it does not chew its cud, is unclean. You shall not eat its flesh, nor touch its dead skin’ (14:8). So anyone who touches a ‘pigskin,’ another name for a football, is cursed. . . . Yet my understanding of Deuteronomy 14:8, regardless of how legitimate and logical it may be to me, is still rejected by the majority of Christians. Why?”
Got your attention? If you would like to join us in this journey, please email Pam Matthes at [email protected] by June 28, 2023. [The first 5 to sign up will receive their books for FREE!]