If the Bible isn't a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired ? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her and it will change you too.
Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible's most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture's mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world.
The Fall Quarter (September–November 2021) focuses on acts of worship and praise that celebrate both God’s divine attributes and God’s actions on behalf of the whole created order. The lessons of the Fall quarter draw on several examples of biblical people who celebrate God, psalms that give thanks for God’s benevolent actions, and visions of praise for God’s work in establishing an eternal realm of justice and righteousness. The first unit, “God’s People Offer Praise,” has four lessons looking at Moses and Miriam’s songs of praise for God’s mighty acts, at King David dancing before the ark, at “blind” Bartimaeus glorifying God for healing, and at early believers responding to the Pentecost event by entering into a life of praise for God’s redemption through Jesus. Unit II, “Called to Praise God,” contains five lessons exploring psalms that call God’s people to celebrate what God has done. “Visions of Praise,” the third unit, presents four lessons that share John’s visions of celebration for God’s ultimate victory in establishing a realm of justice and peace.
Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice is an online journal and community that examines, expresses, and encourages commitments to social justice as inspired by the prophetic gospel of Jesus Christ. As both a journal and a forum for conversation, action and community building. Unbound seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming platform, no matter one’s gender, sexuality, race, religion, age, ability or creed. We seek to experience and express different perspectives that further the Kin-dom of God and move us toward the arc of justice.
Starting December 2, 2021.
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