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Adult Forum (Westbrook Building): Reading the Verbs

Adult Forum
Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Anna Carter Florence, Ph.D., Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, and guest preacher in Duke Chapel
Sunday morning Christian education

Looking for ways to breathe new life into your reading and interpretation of Scripture? In this workshop, Anna Carter Florence offers a fresh way to read Scripture in community - by entering it, encountering it, and coming back with something deep and true. What if we imagined ourselves as a repertory church, reading and rehearsing these biblical texts together, over time? What if Scripture was a text that needed to be practiced as well as studied? What if we learned to rehearse it until we find the script in the Scripture - our script? And what if people who fundamentally disagreed with one another could gather around Scripture in this way, and enjoy doing it? Maybe we could stop fighting about what the text means, and start listening to it, and one another - with real appreciation! Maybe we could find something true before we have to decide what's right.

Join us to discover some new strategies for reading Scripture that are easy to grasp and easy to adapt to any setting. We'll learn to "read the verbs" in a biblical text as we walk through it, together. Based on her new book:
Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God's Word in Community, this workshop will be a lively and energizing deep-dive into Scripture.