Faith and Formation (which meets online on Wednesday evenings) has been viewing presentations by religious leaders, scholars and philosophers of various faiths and denominations to expand our personal and communal theological understandings. At the end of every week, we ask the important question: “What about this presentation was compatible or incompatible with Community of Christ theology?” Unfortunately, I cannot share with you the amazing discussions we had after watching the videos. But maybe you could also glean important lessons from these videos.
The videos we viewed in September 2020:
September 16: Lesley Hazleton “On Reading the Koran” & Alaa Murabit “What My Religion Really Says about Women“
September 23: Jonathan Merritt “The Death and Resurrection of Sacred Speech“
September 30: Brent Strawn “The Greatest Story Never Told: Re-Thinking the Bible as Poetry“
Join us Wednesdays* at 7pm (PT).
*The first Wednesday of the month is prayer service.
The videos we viewed in August 2020:
August 12: Balpreet Kaur “The Power of Kindness“
August 19: Kwame Appiah “Is Religion Good or Bad“
August 26: Alain de Botton “Atheism 2.0“
The videos we viewed in July 2020:
July 15: Diana Butler Bass “Jesus the Ingrate: The Subversive Power of Gratitude“
July 22: Rob Bell “An Introduction to Joy“
July 29: Hillary McBride “Body or Spirit: Why We are Both and Why That Matters“
The videos we started with:
Peter Enns “Reimagining an Ancient God“
Amy-Jill Levine “Life After Death: Jesus, Judaism and Justice“
Lauren Winner “Magnolia Trees and Cardigan Sweaters: Unexpected Metaphors for God“
Shane Claiborne “Resurrecting Church“
Tony Campolo “Birthday Party“