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SEEKING WISDOM

We Make the Road By Walking

A Bible Study for Those Seeking to Deepen Their Relationship with God

Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Fireside Room

Led by Dr. Ginny Smith

               On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Seeking Wisdom will continue its spiritual journey using Brian D. McLaren’s book entitled We Make the Road By Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation.  This will be our last gathering until September 9. 2017.

               This month we’re on to chapter 23, “JESUS AND THE MULTITUDES.”  The Scripture readings for this chapter are taken from Ezekiel 34:1-31 in the Hebrew Scriptures and Luke 5:17-32; 18:15-19:9.

               Here is a teaser from this chapter:

               “Most human societies are divided between the elites and the masses. The elites are the 1 or 3 or 5 percent at the top that have and hoard the most money, weapons, power, influence, and opportunities. They make the rules and usually rig the game to protect their interests. They forge alliances across sectors – in government, business, religion, media, the arts, science, and the military. As a result, they have loyal allies across all sectors of society, and they reward those allies to keep them loyal. . . .   These dynamics were at work in Jesus’ day, and he was well aware of them. . . .  In addressing the social realities of his day, Jesus constantly turned the normal dominance pyramid on its head, confusing even disciples.”

               In looking to the future, we will start up again in the Fall on September 9, when the topic will be “Jesus and Hell,” and October 14, when the topic will be “Jesus, Violence, and Power.” I can’t imagine anyone wanting to miss either of these topics.