Beginning April 8th
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Jacqueline Bussie knows that too many Christians live according to unspoken “laws” that govern the Christian life: #1: Never get angry at God; #2: Never doubt; #3: Never question; #4: Never tell your real story; #5: Always speak in clichés about evil and suffering; and #6: Always believe hope comes easy for those who truly love God.
Living according to these rules is killing real Christian life; Outlaw Christian proposes a rebellious, life-giving, authentic alternative. Through captivating stories and with disarming honesty, Bussie gives concrete, practical strategies to help readers cultivate hope, seek joy, practice accompaniment, compost their pain, and rediscover the spiritual practice of lament. Tackling difficult questions without political divisiveness, Bussie speaks to both progressive and conservative Christians in ways that unite rather than divide. And in doing so, she provides a new way to handle the most difficult and troubling questions of life in a broken world that God will never abandon.
Meeting ID: 831 7683 0086
Join Pastor Lawrence Lee for a Lectionary Study based on your reactions and questions. No preparation needed.
In this study participants will read and discuss the lectionary readings for a month in advance (e.g. on January 11 we will be looking at the readings for February 14) with the focus being on the uncomfortable or unknown edges of the readings to help guide the preaching on these passages.
Clergy present in the discussion will focus on listening rather than answering questions or steering the conversation, but will help facilitate understanding historical and cultural context if needed. Each passage will be taken separately, read, discussed, and the clergy present will respond reflectively, asking clarifying questions of the participants, using this time to start guiding their sermon preparation.