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Summer Book Club

This year we have selected newer books (2017, 2018, & 2019) to explore. The subjects range from our changing church culture to a new take on the Old Testament, and finally sexual politics and the church. We hope you will join us. The discussions will be lively and the company is great!  For more information, contact Jill Peters.

Canoeing The Mountains 

Book_Canoeing the Mountains.jpgTuesday, June 18 • 6:30-8:00pm
Genadendal Classroom, Bahnson Center
Price: $10 per night or $25 for all three
Facilitator: Dr. Jill Peters, Crossroads Lay Leadership program

Canoeing The Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory by Tod Bolsinger. This very popular 2018 book is changing how churches approach some of their most difficult issues. Fascinating read based on lessons from the Lewis and Clark expedition. What do you do when you have always proceeded in the same way, when you have always moved forward by canoeing and suddenly the rivers melt into huge mountains?

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The Old Testament Is Dying 

Book_The Old Testament Is Dying.jpgTuesday, July 23 • 6:30-8:00pm
Genadendal Classroom, Bahnson Center
Price: $10 per night or $25 for all three
Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Steve Simmons

The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment by Brent Strawn, 2017.  Dr. Simmons will also dive into the brand new The Hebrew Bible by Robert Alter, 2018. This last work alone is 3 volumes. We don't expect that you will be able to read all it but Steve will lead us through the discussion. The Alter work is getting much attention and this will introduce you to an exciting new translation.

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Shameless 

Book_Shamless.jpgTuesday, August 20 • 6:30-8:00pm
Genadendal Classroom, Bahnson Center
Price: $10 per night or $25 for all three
Facilitator: Rev. Teresa A. Hughes-Martin & Mark Wonsidler, Crossroads participants 

Shameless: A Sexual Revolution by Nadia Bolz-Weber, 2019.  Her latest work is even more controversial than her previous books. Bolz-Weber challenges the purity systems created in the church which have, in her opinion, created generations of pain and guilt. We will explore this book's points from both a female and an LBGTQ perspective.

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