Taking Back the Scriptures
Thursdays July 14, 21 & 28; 6:30-8:30pm
in-person course with Loren Griffin
> Do you feel like the Bible is the tool of institutionalize religion?
> Do you feel the scriptures promote division and exclusivity?
> Have you had scripture used against you as a tool of control?
> Do wonder how the idea of a God of love and the Bible are connected or even if they are connected?
Perhaps this conversation can be the beginning of a restoration for you.
It is my hope that in this brief overview and talk, a conversation begins -- that together we can restore hope and an openness to scripture and discover the wisdom and encouragement it was meant to give us. We might also dispel some of the teachings that have proven to be alienating.
Like so many, when I first began my relationship with the scriptures, it was in the context of Christian community. However, it didn’t take long before I noticed a misalignment between what I was personally reading and understanding and “The Teachings” being presented. After years trying to fit in, I continued to find myself at seeming odds with doctrine and “rules of belonging.” Yet as I continued to study the scripture, I was finding life-giving encouragement, hope and an inclusive Creator -- not the exclusive capricious deity being presented in so much of the “Christian” doctrine.
I have been encouraged to share these things I have learned – knowing that many others have experienced something similar. Perhaps in distancing yourself from an institution that was not serving your growth, you also lost a beautiful resource for love and hope. Perhaps this conversation can be the beginning of a restoration for you.
Please allow me to welcome you to "Taking Back Scripture" a series of conversations to welcome all.