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What you may have missed:
Last week we dove into the subject of hermeneutics, or examining how people interpret the bible. We focused a lot on translation, and how all translation involves interpretation. In other words, you may already be reading the bible through a particular theological lens right when you pick it up. We then examined some of the cultural and historical aspects of the bible, and examined the bible as literature. By studying hermeneutics, even briefly, we hope to in some small way understand how the bible is interpreted, and better develop our ability to properly engage with it. Make sure to add your thoughts in the comments below.
This week we are meeting on Zoom to examine, “The Rise of Fundamentalism in America.” We want to know how and why this rigid religious perspective came about, and what affect it has had on our lives today. If you would like to join, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to having you there.
This week will also be the first of monthly think pieces by the director of Wesley. Each will involve a particular religious, cultural, philosophical, or political topic and will be posted on its own thread. This week the subject will be examining the Hermeneutics Surrounding Sin and Same-Sex Relationships.
Prayers and Concerns
We take the well being of those in our community seriously. If you have a need or prayer request, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We also continue to wish for the best of all of our students during this difficult time.