Faith & Formation

Faith & Formation is an ongoing opportunity to gather in community and deepen our discipleship through discussion on a variety of topics. Whether we’re doing a book study on scripture or watching a video about modern theology, we continue to engage and ask questions about what God, us, love, and more.

 

2024 Schedule

January 10 – Prayer Worship

January 17 – Discussion: Every Body has a Place
We’ll discuss the video “Every-Body has a Place: A Practical Theology of Hospitality, Community and Belonging,” a presentation by John Swinton in 2015 for the Institute on Theology and Disability. Link: https://youtu.be/-94jEbFGS3k?si=OpsJvr05WEbHBhYA

January 24 – Discussion: The Mystery of God
New Testament scholar, N.T. Wright, appears on the podcast “Everything Happens with Kate Bowler” to discuss Romans 8:28, the Pauline version of “Everything happens for a reason,” as well as the importance of lament, uncertainty, and how to use scripture healthily in the face of pain. Link to Podcast: https://katebowler.com/podcasts/the-mystery-of-god/ Link to Transcript: https://katebowler.com/podcasts/the-mystery-of-god/#transcript

January 31 – Discussion: God Breathed
In episode 6 of the Data Over Dogma Podcast, Dr. Dan McClellan and Dan Beecher discuss the voices within Scripture. You can watch this on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zou11pMRag.

February 7 – Prayer Worship

February 14 – Break for Ash Wednesday

February 21 – Book Study
Before class: Read Chapter 1 from “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine.

February 28 – Book Study
Before class: Read Chapter 2 from “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine.

March 6 – Book Study
Before class: Read Chapter 3 from “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine.

March 13 – Book Study
Before class: Read Chapter 4 from “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine.

March 20 – Book Study
Before class: Read Chapter 5 from “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine.

March 27 – Book Study
Before class: Read Chapter 6 from “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine.

 

Resources to Borrow

Do you want to host a book study in your congregation? Contact Ashley Whitham to borrow the Leader’s Guide and/or DVD for the following books: