Tuesday Night Book Study - "Unvbelievable" by John Shelby Spong

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First Church UCC

1407 North 2nd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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NEW DATES: ONE REGISTRATION NEEDED: OCTOBER 15TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 12TH, 2019

Join us for our Tuesday Fall series as we dig deep into this interesting and complicated text. Please Register Ahead of Time so we can have a book available for you! (Cost of book $16 – if you cannot afford the cost, please let Pastor James at pastor@phoenixucc.org know!)

Bible scholar and Episcopal bishop John Shelby Spong contends that there is mounting pressure among Christians for a radically new kind of Christianity—a faith deeply connected to the human experience instead of outdated dogma. To keep Christianity vital, he urges modern Christians to update their faith in light of these advances in our knowledge, and to challenge the rigid and problematic Church teachings that emerged with the Reformation. There is a disconnect, he argues, between the language of traditional worship and the language of the twenty-first century. Bridging this divide requires us to rethink and reformulate our basic understanding of God.

Spong writes that he has come to believe in an “original Jesus experience” — that Jesus’ mission on Earth was “the breaking down of all the boundaries and barriers by which we human beings separate ourselves from one another... the overcoming of all our fears and divisions.”

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Phoenix, AZ 85004

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