The Faith and Reason Sabbath School meets Sabbath, January 27, 10:00 am. Socializing starts at 9:30. This Sabbath Reinder Bruinsma will share a presentation called “A Psalm for God’s People in Exile Today”.
Drawing from Psalm 137, Bruinsma offers those who feel exiled from the church they love (or are angry at), a painful but hopeful call to “retrieve their harps from the poplars and once again sing their songs of Zion, even when they currently are at a distance from the church.”. He acknowledges that those of us who have stayed also long for change and frequently feel exiled in place. I was deeply moved by his recent essay in Spectrum along these same lines and the minute I finished reading it, asked (begged actually) him to present to us. Reinder Bruinsma is a retired church administrator, active as a theologian and author who is a pastor prophet to many of us.
Homework! Read Psalm 137
Sabbath School Zoom Link: https://adra.zoom.us/j/826609270?pwd=eENoK05MWUdaVVN0aWDZUYzVThEQT09
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February 17 James Hayworth and Shandelle Henson, Andrews University