Adult Equipping are our classes to equip our minds, hearts and lives around theology, the gospel and living as followers of Jesus in today’s world.
Here are our current classes:
Is God a Moral Monster?
Time: 10:45 am
Location: Church Office (Bottom of the Hill)
Teacher: Craig Friske
Have you read portions of the Bible that have shocked you? If not, I invite you to pick up the Old Testament and give it a read. We live in a very different world than the people of the Old Testament and a lot of what we read can shock us:
- laws around slavery that seem to promote the practice
- long lists of prohibited foods
- God promoting military conquest
- followers of God being commanded to sacrifice his son
- God often commands worship and comes across as arrogant and egomaniacal.
How do you reconcile these things that seems confusing to us? Well, you can ignore them, dig in and try to understand them or use them as a barrier to faith.
Atheists have had a lot of fun with these passages of scripture and love bringing them up to unsuspecting Christians who may be unaware of their existence, let along equipped to explain them. It could be that you’ve come across these and have had questions but haven’t felt safe to ask or explore them. Or maybe you just haven’t read enough of the Bible to be confronted with the shocking stuff.
Let’s take this next quarter in our Adult Equipping to take some steps forward in our biblical literacy and seek to understand the culture of the time period the Bible was written and see how God’s majesty, justice and grace shine through the pages of scripture, especially as you contrast it with the cultures surrounding the people of Israel.
Craig Friske will be teaching a class based on the book “Is God a Moral Monster?” by Paul Copan. This class will explore some of those shocking passages and will seek to help us to understand God in the Old Testament. Join us in the green portable at 10:45 on Jan 14 through the winter quarter. We’ll have some copies of the book available for $10 if you’d like to dig deeper and explore these topics and passages further.