HOT TEXTS IN A COOL CHURCH: THE CONTROVERSIAL BEGINNING OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS


A talking serpent, a rapid-fire creation, inappropriate angels, Ham acting in a non-kosher manner, the first murder, and a missing rib. Genesis wakes us up. The first book in the Bible not only contains many puzzling passages, but it also has been used to justify slavery, discourage the use of epidurals, and shape how we understand the world. How can we grow in new ways by reading these old texts? Bring a friend and join us this summer as we enter a different time, so that we can see more clearly who we are called to be today.

 

June 11   “Off to a Big Bang:  Creation in the Beginning” (Gen. 1:1-5, 1:20-2:3)

June 18 “Made in the Image of God” (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:4-7, 18-25)

June 25 “A Forbidden Apple, a  Talking Serpent, and a Fall”  (Genesis 3:1-19)

July 2    “When Sin Lurks at the Door:  Cain and Murder” (Genesis 4:1-15)

July 9    “The Flood and the End of All Flesh” (Genesis 6:1-13)  

July 16  “When Ham Goes Bad:  Noah After the Flood” (Genesis 9:20-28)

July 23  “’Let us Make for Ourselves a Name’:  Beyond Pride” (Genesis 11:1-9)

 


 

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave