In his book, “Evolution of the Word,” Marcus Borg has offered us a version of the New Testament printed in chronological order by when it was actually written. I have revised our reading schedule and included a link to it. It will be a different way to read the New Testament. I hope it will offer us new insights and help us better understand the development of the earliest Christian communities and theologies.
After our recent experience reading the Hebrew Bible, I have decided to re-arrange the order in which we read the New Testament. The order in which the books are printed in our Bibles is not based on when they were actually written. That got rather confusing as we made our way through the Hebrew Bible. So I thought we might try something a little different. There is broad scholarly consensus about when (approximately) various books of the New Testament were written. In his book, “Evolution of the Word,” Marcus Borg has offered us a version of the New Testament printed in chronological order. I have revised our reading schedule and here is a link to it. It will be a different way to read the New Testament. I hope it will offer us new insights and help us better understand the development of the earliest Christian communities and theologies.
This is a great time to consider joining us for our weekly Wednesday evening Bible Study at 6 pm MST on Zoom. My sister, Anna-Lisa Hunter, is a pastor in Wisconsin, and we join with her church for a joint Bible study together. It has been a rich space for spiritual reflection and growth. Join us any week, even if you haven’t been able to do the reading.
Each week we offer 20 free tickets to join us for in-person worship in our Sanctuary (does not include the volunteers helping each week). We ask people to wear masks, socially distance (yes, that means no hugging, unfortunately), and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. You can reserve tickets for everyone in your household at one time.
There are protocols we must follow to protect against spreading COVID-19, and we need help with volunteers to make in-person worship a reality. If we do not have enough volunteers, we will not be open for in-person worship on a given Sunday. We will make the determination by the Sunday before if we have enough volunteers.
For those who are not ready to return to in-person activities yet, we understand. We will continue to offer live-streaming of all worship services as we currently do. As we ease into this process, we will offer more capacity as we feel comfortable doing so.
If you wish to volunteer to help make in-person worship possible, please email our Office Administrator, Lindsay Gant, for more information.
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