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What Would Jesus Do? A Day with John Bell
Saturday, April 14; 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Scripture and story about holding differences faithfully with John Bell
“Seeking the common good is not simply a matter of finding the most pleasurable way of meeting, but rather discussing together and imagining together responses to the challenges with which God and the gospel confront us. ~ John Bell
There are things in this world that concern us, and that would probably concern Jesus. What would he do, and what might we, when sides form and extreme voices tug from both sides? Join John Bell for a lively day of seeking gospel guidance for responding faithfully to today’s issues.
What do Jesus’ interactions with foreigners tell us about hospitality?
There are 65.6 million displaced people on our planet; Many will never be able to return to their homes.
Jesus was masterful at reconciling people; how does this call us to live?
Hate crimes are rising by double digits in many U.S. metropolitan areas; hate crimes against Muslims are growing by 60%.
There is movement in scripture around violence. What does this tell us about the tendency toward violence and how it is transformed?
The U.S. averages more than one mass shooting (defined as a shooting in which there are 4+ victims) per day.
Most major historic denominations in the Western world are experiencing a decline in membership numbers.
Would Jesus see this as inevitable or a wake-up call?
Come to better name and frame ways of responding to today’s challenging issues with a superb guide. John is a bright, engaging scholar and storyteller who points out the power of scripture for life today.
The program fee is $75 when received by March 23; $85 thereafter, and includes lunch.
Please register by April 1. Payment in full is due prior to arrival.
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