Sometimes reading the bible can be like cuddling up with a warm blanket on a cold night. Other times reading the bible can be like finding safe refuge during a storm. Occasionally reading the bible can even be like hearing a fiery speech that sends us charging into the world to “resist evil and injustice in whatever forms they present themselves.”
But once in a while — maybe even more often than we like to admit — reading the bible results in more visceral reactions: Huh? Eww! What does that even mean?!
The bible is an ancient document. That means even as it inspires us, some of what we read in it sounds weird, gross, or just plain wrong. We acutely experience that in our sermon series, “Jesus Said What?!”
Anniversaries can be an excellent opportunity to celebrate successes & obstacles overcome or a time to assess where we are & where we want to be or a time to mourn our losses. Perhaps the national anniversary we celebrate this Sunday is no different?